The Morning Call

Start your day with the Morning Call for the latest overnight key economic and market information straight from NAB’s team of expert market economists and strategists.

Oil talk and jobless surge

Massive moves on hopes of an oil truce and worse than anticipated jobless claims in the US – 10 million claims in two weeks, says NAB’s David de Garis.

US and Europe – two sides of the same coin

It’s a day of mixed emotions, says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, with equities heading in opposite directions on each side of the Atlantic. COVID19 news is mixed too – there are glimmers of hope but the timescale may be longer than many had hoped.

See you on the other side

The response to Scott Morrison’s job retention stimulus, plus the influence of month-end on a rally in equities. NAB’s Ray Attrill makes sense of today’s market moves.

Hibernation, but for how long?

There were further big falls in equities on Friday despite President Trump signing his $2 trillion stimulus package. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says there is growing concerns about how long economies will be shut down for.

US equities rise on stimulus, despite massive US unemployment surge

An unprecedented spike in US jobless claims, yet equities rise sharply too. NAB’s Gavin Friend explains all hopes are now on the stimulus and hopes a recession will be short and sharp. But where’s the evidence?

Flying blind, destination unknown

With markets unsure where to head next, NAB’s Gavin Friend examines the COVID19 response in Europe, UK and the US, and the problems they are having.

A brief respite on hopes of US stimulus deal

Shares are on the rise on the hope of a US stimulus deal. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says the slowing death rate in Italy will also be providing some encouragement.

Unlimited QE in a world of radical uncertainty

The Fed launches QE infinity, but Congress fails to pass a stimulus deal. NAB’s Ray Attrill examines the market reaction on a morning that the WHO warns that the virus spread is accelerating.

Lockdowns adding to market turmoil

More countries and regions are in lockdown. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says this is likely to add to the turmoil in global markets.

What’s driving today’s sea of green?

Renewed optimism, profit taking, liquidity or government stimulus. NAB’s David de Garis on what’s driving today’s sea of green.

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