Markets Update Thursday 25/06/2020 – Volcker rules!

Frankfurt – 25/06/20 Volcker rules! After Wall Street and co. had a hard time during the Asian session and in the morning in this country and recorded further losses, the tide suddenly turned.  The markets, especially the energy and financial sectors, benefitted the most when reports came out of potential easing of financial rules (Volcker rule). Subsequently, the banking and …

The risks of the enormous money-flood

The international central banks are reacting to the consequences of the corona crisis with a flood of liquidity. However, the measures designed to boost the economy in the short term and support companies and consumers will not only have positive effects in the medium to long term. The corona pandemic has plunged the global economy into massive chaos. To mitigate …

Markets Update Wednesday 24/06/2020 – Adios!

Frankfurt – 24/06/20 Adios! The fear of a second wave of the corona pandemic had investors fully under control again on Wednesday, for the infection figures do not point to an imminent end of the crisis. Given new lockdown announcements from Germany as well as continuing high infection numbers overseas, numerous investors said goodbye to the stock market today. For …

Markets Update Tuesday 23/06/2020 – Tech, Tech, Boom!

Frankfurt – 23/06/20 Tech, Tech, Boom! The tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, stormed new record highs on Tuesday. They drove the Nasdaq 100 index to an all-time high. The good mood then also rubbed off on many other markets. But gold, the crisis currency, also reached an 8-year high today.  These developments are highly interesting, as they reflect precisely …

Markets Update Monday 22/06/2020 – Are you listening?

Frankfurt – 22/06/20 Are you listening? As the new trading week begins, investors continue to find themselves caught between hopes of a rapid economic recovery and fears of a second wave of the corona pandemic. Investors are also continuously concerned about the rising infection rates in the US states of Arizona, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. Also, the World Health …

First crypto-ETF to be launched on XETRA

The London-based ETC Group intends to offer the first exchange-traded cryptocurrency product on the German stock exchange XETRA – the exchange-traded crypto ETC has already received approval from BaFin and is expected to be listed this month. At the same time, the crypto product represents a world first. As HANetf reports, BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE), an exchange-traded cryptocurrency …

Markets Update Friday 19/06/2020 – Quadruple Witching Day

Frankfurt – 19/06/20 Quadruple Witching Day  Today, investors are closing out options contracts that are profitable due to expiration. Why is it a quadruple witching day? Because simultaneously, we get the expiration of stock-index options and stock-futures as well as single-stock options and single-stock futures. However, this time, witching day didn’t bring major price fluctuations and increased volatility. The focus …

Markets Update Thursday 18/06/2020 – Next Wirecard shock

Frankfurt – 18/06/20 Next Wirecard shock In addition to recently rising corona cases, investors are also unsettled by the higher tension between North and South Korea. On the other hand, the flood of cheap money from global central banks and numerous government programs designed to help the economy after the corona shock are trying to boost the economy further. The …

Markets Update Wednesday 17/06/2020 – Fear vs Hope

Frankfurt – 17/06/20 Fear vs Hope The global indices continue to fluctuate within a clearly defined range. It therefore currently looks as if investors are acting more cautiously after the past wave of euphoria and the subsequent sharp setback.  The most significant risk for the equity markets at the moment is a second severe wave of infection in the major …

Markets Update Tuesday 16/06/2020 – Stimulated

Frankfurt – 16/06/20 Stimulated Last week, the Fed’s gloomy economic outlook had accelerated the stock market slide. Now it is the central bank, of all people, that is stopping the series of losses on the stock markets by announcing new injections of liquidity.  As already reported in yesterday’s Markets Update, the Fed is expanding its bond purchases, and the Trump …