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Global stocks close mixed on growing geopolitical concerns

Global Stocks ended the week mixed on the present prevailing macros.

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Global stocks ended the week mixed, on the present prevailing macros. The MSCI’s benchmark for global equity markets rose by 0.43% to 585.73 after earlier setting a new intraday high, while stocks on Wall Street also rallied, with technology leading the way and the Dow closed to an all-time high.

At the world’s largest equity market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.54%, the S&P 500 gained 0.45% and the tech-laden Nasdaq Composite added 0.49%.

In Europe’s trading session, stocks drifted lower as investors dumped this year’s outperformers, including healthcare stocks and technology, and increased buying pressures on banking stocks after the Fed unveiled its new policy framework.

The broad pan-regional FTSEurofirst 300 index dropped by 0.50% to close at 1,429.82.

Milan Cutkovic, Market Analyst at AxiCorp in a note to themoneymetrics, gave valuable insights on the prevailing macros affecting the European financial markets. He said:

“European equities are under pressure with the German index down almost 1 percent on the day.

“Few market participants believe that we will see another full lockdown in Europe.

“Nevertheless, the rising number of coronavirus cases are a reason for concern, and investors on this side of the Atlantic do not seem to share the optimism felt on Wall Street.

“The rising Euro could prove to be another headache in the near-term. The outlook for the currency has turned positive, and a breakout above $1.20 appears to be imminent.”

In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 share index closed down by 1.4% while the yen, seen as a safe-haven currency to buy in times of uncertainty, strengthened 1.03% versus the greenback at 105.46 per dollar.

There have been speculations on Japanese prime minister’s health this week, but the resignation of Japan’s longest-serving premier shocked global investors, given that he has spearheaded efforts to revive economic growth by clamping down on deflation.

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Biggest online food delivery company makes debut at New York Stock Exchange

DoorDash has begun trading at the New York Stock Exchange, amid an era that has seen delivery firms gain significantly from skyrocketing demands.

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The biggest food-delivery company, DoorDash has just begun trading today at the New York Stock Exchange, amid an era that has seen delivery firms gain significantly from skyrocketing demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DoorDash further disclosed it priced its stock at $102 per share, raising about $3.4 billion in its initial public offer putting the company’s value at $39 billion — more than twice its last private market value.

Such price placed far higher than DoorDash’s original proposed price range of between $75 to $85 a share, as global investors showed significant history.

DoorDash leads the pack in the market share of the food delivery business in America with 49% of meal delivery sales in September compared to Uber’s 22% and GrubHub’s 20%, according to analytics firm Second Measure.

DoorDash has raised about $700 million through many financing rounds from leading investors including Y Combinator, SV Angel, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, SoftBank, Charles River Ventures, GIC, and Kleiner Perkins. As of June 2020, DoorDash’s valuation stood at about $16 billion.

In the era of COVID-19 were online services have reached a record high, DoorDash further disclosed it had stored a significant amount of gloves and bottles of hand sanitizers for its delivery drivers, and such products were offered to them with no charge

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U.S stock fates exchange level, Apple recovers $2 trillion market esteem

Apple gained 3.99% to bring its market cap back to $2 trillion after its shares closed at $117.32.

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U.S. stock prospects exchanged level all things considered of Asia’s exchanging meeting on Thursday. This is following a flood during market hours at the U.S exchanging meeting on Wednesday, with Apple getting back to its $2 trillion market capitalization.

Fates for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 0.1%. S&P 500 fates and the Nasdaq 100 fates likewise recorded comparable drops.

The tranquility seen in U.S Futures follows a wide convention for the market yesterday, with the S&P 500 picking up as high 2% for its greatest day since June.

The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.7% to haul itself out of revision region after an auction for significant tech stocks drove a sharp auction in three straight meetings.

A portion of the stocks hardest hit during the ongoing slide saw more sensational pops. Portions of Tesla, new off its most noticeably terrible day on record, rose about 11%. Tech giant Apple increased 3.99% to take its market top back to $2 trillion after its offers shut at $117.32.

Snappy truth: American Stock prospects are basically normalized agreements that worldwide dealers use in buying or selling the U.S stocks sometime not too far off. This implies the U.S stock prospects give an understanding into what worldwide speculators see before the market opens, or after it closes.

Stephen Innes, Chief Global Market Strategist at AxiCorp, in a note to our source, spoke on the macros at the world’s largest equity market.

“In a classic case of weak hands selling out to strong hands, and after retail got taken to the cleaners skimming off an enormous level of froth, US equities recovered overnight as the S&P rose 2.0% with a bounce in tech stocks helping the NASDAQ to fare better, up 2.7%.

“But since investors have not yet mustered up the courage to fill the Tuesday Nasdaq gap, it suggests the tech sector aftershocks are still reverberating and keeping the Wall of Money sidelined in one of the most interconnected market momentum shifts in some time.

“Some good news on the US labor market front as US Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for July was again ahead of expectations – with 2.5 unemployed persons per job opening. That is well below the recent 4.6 peaks in April, although still three times the pre-virus level.”

It should be noted that stock traders will be greeted with massive economic reports today, including the ECB decisions on the Interest rate.

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Nigerian Stocks on 6-day gaining streak, buyers benefit N154.4 billion WoW

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The Nigerian bourse closed the buying and selling consultation for the week cumulatively bullish. The NSE All-Share Index preferred through 0.35% to shut the week at 25,309.37. Stock marketplace capitalization stands at N13.203 trillion, and traders won N154.forty three billion WoW.

A general turnover of 1.072 billion stocks really well worth N7.384 billion in 16,684 offers changed into traded this week through traders at the ground of the Exchange, in assessment to a complete of 950.414 million stocks worth N10.123 billion that exchanged fingers final week in 16,647 offers.

The Financial Services industry (measured through extent) led the pastime chart with 586.761 million stocks worth N4.022 billion traded in 8,483 offers; therefore contributing 54.76% and 54.47% to the whole fairness turnover extent and price respectively.

The Conglomerates Industry observed with 307.744 million stocks really well worth N799.159 million in 1,010 offers. In the 1/3 vicinity changed into the Consumer Goods industry, with a turnover of 50.a hundred and seventy million stocks really well worth N968.272 million in 3,018 offers.

Trading withinside the pinnacle 3 equities, particularly Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, UACN Plc, and United Bank for Africa Plc (measured through extent), accounted for 396.337 million stocks really well worth N1.373 billion in 1,845 offers, contributing 36.99% and 18.59% to the whole fairness turnover extent and price respectively.

29 equities preferred in rate at some stage in the week, decrease than 31 equities withinside the preceding week. 36 equities depreciated in rate, better than 27 equities withinside the preceding week, even as ninety eight equities remained unchanged, decrease than a hundred and five equities recorded withinside the preceding week.

Top 10 gainers for the week

  • UNIVERSITY PRESS PLC up 31.45% to shut at N1.63
  • FTN COCOA PROCESSORS PLC up 20.00% to shut at N 0.24
  • CHAMPION BREW. PLC up 19.23% to shut at N0.93
  • NEM INSURANCE PLC up 14.97% to shut at N2.15
  • P Z CUSSONS NIGERIA PLC up 9.09% to shut at N4.20
  • UNITY BANK PLC up 7.69% to shut at N0.56
  • AXAMANSARD INSURANCE PLC up 7.60% to shut at N1.84
  • UNILEVER NIGERIA PLC up 7.53% to shut at N15.00
  • WAPIC INSURANCE PLC up 6.06% to shut at N0.35
  • FCMB GROUP PLC up 5.91% to shut at N2.15

Top 10 losers for the week

  • BETA GLASS PLC down 9.99%  to shut at N55.40
  • ARBICO PLC down 9.52% to shut at N1.14
  • C & I LEASING PLC down 9.09% to shut at N4.00
  • CONSOLIDATED HALLMARK INSURANCE PLC down 8.11% to shut at N0.34
  • CUTIX PLC down 7.89% to shut at N1.75
  • FIDSON HEALTHCARE PLC down 7.25% to shut at N3.71
  • NEIMETH INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC down 7.00% to shut at N1.86
  • GUINNESS NIG PLC down 6.91% to shut at N14.15
  • AFRICA PRUDENTIAL PLC down 6.67% to shut at N4.20
  • TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION OF NIGERIA PLC down 6.56% to shut at N0.57

Outlook

The Nigerian inventory marketplace completed the buying and selling week on an excellent note. That said, it ought to be stated that the bourse changed into all bullish all through the buying and selling week, as nearby traders extended their shopping for pressures on blue-chip shares which consist of MTN, GTBank, Zenith Bank, Unilever, and now no longer forgetting a few tier 2 banks (Unity Bank and FCMB).

The current balance withinside the forex marketplace additionally supplied the wanted marketplace self assurance in boosting marketplace liquidity relatively.

However, Themoneymetrics envisages careful shopping for of shares amid the gaining streak of Nigerian Stocks, as it’s anticipated that traders will take income in next buying and selling days ahead.

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