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2024 Global Oil Market: A Dynamic Outlook

Quick Look Standard Chartered forecasts a significant call on OPEC at 1.8 million barrels per day. OPEC Secretariat estimates even higher at 2.7 million barrels. On-land inventory levels have dropped to their lowest since 2016, indicating tightening market conditions. The U.S. oil data index reveals a close balance between bullish and bearish readings, signalling market …

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Stocks on April 6

Markets Wobble: Nasdaq Dips 0.2%, Tech Tumbles

Quick Look Nasdaq 100 futures dipped by 0.2%, signalling a cautious market sentiment. Significant after-hours movements: Palo Alto Networks plummets by 20%, SolarEdge Technologies falls by over 10%. Nvidia’s 4% slump raises concerns over tech sector valuations. Anticipation for the Federal Reserve’s January meeting minutes and a lineup of earnings announcements. Asian markets show mixed …

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Commodities: Gold and Oil Amidst Rate and Tension Dynamics

Quick Overview Gold’s value remains above $2,000/oz amid anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decisions. A decrease in gold ETF holdings by 1 million oz suggests waning expectations for imminent rate reductions. Crude oil prices stay steady, with a cautious eye on developments in the Middle East. Notable declines in Indian imports of crude …

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Russia

2.6% GDP Growth: Russia Defies Sanctions in 2024

Quick Look Russia’s GDP is on the way to grow by 2.6% in 2023, surpassing previous years’ forecasts. The defence and security budget in 2024 constitutes 40% of total expenditure amid rising inflation and labour shortages. Economic resilience is attributed to strategic preparation for financial sanctions and lucrative oil and gas earnings. Sanctions have led …

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Market Volatility Alert: Economic and Earnings Focus

Quick Look S&P 500 futures down 0.33%, indicating a cautious start to the trading week. Concerns over higher-than-expected wholesale prices and CPI data affecting market sentiment. Federal Reserve’s stance on interest rates eyed closely amid inflation worries. Key corporate earnings reports from Home Depot, Walmart, and Palo Alto Networks anticipated. Global markets respond to China’s …

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Oil Prices Wobble: Inflation Fears & Geopolitical Sparks

Quick Look ICE Brent and NYMEX WTI futures opened lower in Asian trading amid inflation concerns and geopolitical events. US inflation figures dampen expectations for Federal Reserve rate cuts, with significant revisions to the rate cut outlook for 2024. There are divergent views on oil demand, with the IEA forecasting a slowdown and OPEC predicting …

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China’s Markets Rise & Pivot Amid Global Strains

Quick Look CSI 300 Index sees a 0.5% rise as markets reopen post-Lunar New Year, with tourism stocks up by 1.2%. People’s Bank of China holds the policy rate at 2.5%, signalling stability amidst economic recalibrations. Global markets exhibit mixed responses, highlighting the interplay of economic policies and geopolitical tensions. Thailand’s economy contracts, fueling rate …

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The U.S. current account deficit hit 14-year high in Q1

Divergent Global Recoveries: U.S. Thrives, Others Struggle

Quick Look Japan and the UK entered technical recessions with negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. Germany’s economy also reports consecutive quarterly declines in GDP. China’s economic slowdown, particularly in its property sectors, raises concerns. The U.S. economy showcases resilience with strong credit-driven consumption despite a decline in January retail sales. The global energy …

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African cocoa laborers earn less than a dollar a day

Cocoa Prices Hit Record Highs: $8.7B Hedge Fund Bet

Quick Look Hedge funds’ $8.7 billion investment in cocoa futures sparks record price levels. London and New York cocoa prices soar to £4757 and $5888 per ton, respectively. Adverse weather, diseases in West Africa, and speculative trading drive price surges. Despite global price hikes, Ghanaian and Ivorian farmers face delayed financial gains. Other commodities and …

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Crude Oil Market 2023: Declines and Projections

2023 Crude Oil & Metal Price Trends Benchmark U.S. and Brent crude oil prices see declines, reflecting market adjustments. March delivery for gasoline, heating oil, and natural gas also experience price drops. Gold and copper prices fall, while silver prices buck the trend with an increase. The dollar weakens against the yen and euro, influencing …

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Commodity Feed: Gold Dips, Oil Rises; US Agri Trade Falls 11%

Quick Look Gold prices dip below $2000/oz amidst strong US CPI report and Fed rate cut speculations. ICE Brent crude oil sees a 0.94% hike, nearing $83/barrel, amid fluctuating crude inventories. OPEC adjusts oil demand and supply forecasts, signalling a cautious market outlook. Benchmark U.S. and Brent crude prices experience slight increases, reflecting market dynamics. …

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Stock News: Dow Up 0.11%; Lyft Jumps 16%, Airbnb Falls 4%

Quick Look Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are up by 0.11%, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also in the green. Lyft shares surge over 16% after-hours on strong Q4 earnings, while Airbnb dips more than 4% despite revenue beat. The U.S. stock market faced significant declines in the previous session, with Dow Jones …

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Oil Market Defies Tensions, Up Amid Global Crises

Quick Look Oil prices remain stable despite tensions in the Middle East from Israel’s actions in Gaza. Trinidad and Tobago face a national emergency due to a major oil spill from a capsized vessel. Year-to-date, WTI and Brent crude prices show the market’s durability against geopolitical and environmental issues. Crude oil continues to be essential …

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Weekly Market Overview: Forex, Stocks, Crypto, Commodities

What Does Shorting Crypto Mean?

Cryptocurrencies have become an integral part of the modern world. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of questions regarding various crypto-related topics. For example, ‘What does shorting crypto mean?’ Shorting cryptocurrency, often referred to as ‘short selling’ is a trading strategy that allows investors to profit from the decline in a cryptocurrency’s price.  This technique is commonly …

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