Monday 16th November 2020
Last week was a volatile one, but markets enthusiasm stemming from the hope of a vaccine led the charge, with some shifting of focus on equity markets. That said, infection numbers continue to rise, particularly in the US, where the President has flatly stated there will be no lockdowns so long as he’s in charge. NAB’s Ray Attrill says the push-pull effect of vaccine news versus COVID data will drive the markets again this week, with the added diversion of Brexit. There’s an EU Summit this week and Boris Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings left No. 10 on Friday, which some are reading as a sign that the UK will take a more conciliatory approach and a deal could be forthcoming. Perhaps.