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.

Equity highs, then PMIs

Higher equities, less interest in bonds, yet there’s still the COVID risk. NAB’s Gavin Friend dives into the choppy waters we’re seeing right now.

FOMC minutes fail to map out direction

NAB’s David de Garis says the markets were disappointed that the FOMC minutes didn’t hint at any magic policy bullet that some had hoped for.

Aussie flies higher, US equities higher still

With a falling US dollar, the Aussie climbs higher than the NZ dollar – NAB’s Ray Attrill says the Aussie NZ cross has hit a two year high. Meanwhile, US equities continue to rise, despite everything!

Longer lockdowns, no trade talks, Democrats swing into action

US China trade talks off the table. No big surprise, says NABs Rodrigo Catril on today’s Morning Call. The virus continues to dominate market concerns.

Jobs, stimulus and bond yields

Yields are moving higher for bonds in the US and Europe. NAB’s Gavin Friend looks at why bonds are being sold off and whether it will last. Is it a sign of optimism that economic conditions will improve?

US equities head for highs as UK economy crumbles and Aussie wages slow

One fifth sliced off the UK economy, whilst US equities reach new highs. NAB’s Ray Attrill on a tale of two nations.

Russian roulette

The belief in markets, says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, is that the recovery is broadening and has got legs. Hence, a bit of a risk-on mood today. A possible vaccine from Russia helped too.

No kick from JOLTs

NAB’s David de Garis explains why President Trump needs to reach an agreement with the Democrats this week, Plus the NAB Business Survey and weekly Aussie payrolls data today.

Get set for Tik Tok Tit-for-Tat

Will there be tit for tax over Trump’s Tik Tok order? NAB’s Tapas Strickland says the President won’t want to endanger the Phase One US China trade deal so close to the election.

Trump says he’ll go it alone on stimulus

Jobs continue to be guiding force for COVID recoveries. NAB’s Tapas Strickland looks at numbers for the US, UK and Australia.

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