World Themes This Week 🌍

by 13 May, 2019

World Themes This Week

Rise and Shine Invstrs. we’ve got a big week ahead of us filled with volatile trade talks, Iranian sanctions, Chinese data and new highs for Bitcoin. Who’s ready to kill it out there?

In trade war news, the US has given China one month to make a deal as China seems unwilling to compromise on any of its interests. With the conflict escalating it seems unlikely that a trade deal will be reached any time soon. China has yet to retaliate for Friday’s tariff imposition, and investors are concerned that further escalation will begin to have dramatic effects on global growth.

President Trump has also stepped up the pressure on Iran, moving to shut down all of its oil exports, pushing Tehran to issue a number of threats. Cutting off the Iranian supply line could affect the global oil supply and prices, but also increase the possibility of a military response from Iran and its proxy groups in Iraq and Syria.

All eyes will be on China this Wednesday as it releases its industrial production and retail sales numbers. Investors will be on the lookout for any weakness that may justify the rollout of more stimulus to offset pressures from the trade war.

On the crypto front, Bitcoin gained over $1,000 this weekend alone, skyrocketing to over $7,000 to reach a new 9-month high. Some analysts have suggested that the surge was driven by investors seeking safe haven from plummeting equity prices, thanks to the US-China trade war.

A riveting week ahead to say the least…Game on!

Company Results This Week 

Monday – E.on, Bridgestone, Victrex, Unum Therapeutics, Rosneft, Telecom Argentina, Legg Mason, Banco De Chile

Tuesday – Ebara, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Allianz, Merck Kgaa, Vodafone, Ralph Lauren, National Bank of Greece, Pirelli, Agilent Technologies

Wednesday – Alibaba, Borussia Dortmund, Mizuho, Tencent, Brewin Dolphin, Tui, Windstream, Unisoft, Sonae, Cisco Systems, Farfetch

Thursday –  Baidu, Investec, Thomas Cook, Santa Fe Group, Walmart, Applied Materials, Nvidia

Friday – Bajaj Auto, Coal India, EasyJet, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Sage Group, Deere & Co.

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