26th Feb 2021. 7.47am
Morning Report – Friday 26th February
FTSE to open at 6,575 (-76 pts)
The relationship between the stock market and the bond market is far from black and white.
Under normal market conditions, falling bond prices (rising bond yields) is a bullish sign for equities as it indicates that investors are seeking risk. However, this week’s rout in the US bond market has ricocheted into equities…
The 10yr yield on US government bonds jumped nearly 10% yesterday as bond traders factor in the flood of incoming stimulus from the Fed and US congress. The sharp rise in bond yields has started to spook equity markets and the S&P 500 closed down 2.5% during yesterday’s session.
This bearish sentiment has followed through overnight and the Hang Seng is down more than 3%.
|S&P 500||-2.5%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||-3.26%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Gold||-0.61%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||-0.63||Bearish for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+9.3%||Bearish for UK stocks|
The FTSE has had a frustrating week with Wednesday’s gains being completely erased on Thursday and the market is now trading back at key support.
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|(07:00) Import Price Index (GER)|
|(13:30) Personal Consumption Expenditures (US)|
|(13:30) Personal Income (US)|
|(13:30) Personal Spending (US)|
|(14:45) Chicago PMI (US)|
|(15:00) U. of Michigan Confidence (US)|
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This research is prepared for general information only and should not be construed as any form of investment advice.