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Morning Brew July 27 2021

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Meta falls 20% and pulls social media with it, ECB and BOE up today

Good Morning,

It will be an interesting day. After the close Meta announced disappointing results in terms of users as well as financially, the stock fell after market by 20% and pulled other social media companies like Twitter, Pininterst and Snapchat down as well. The sentiment also weighs on tech in general and after a fairly calm close yesterday, Indexes trade lower over night. If you would like to manage any risk ahead of the US opening, kindly remember that you can route pre-market orders in to the US Markets from 13:00. Go to the trade ticket, select the order type “Algo” and the strategy “Pre-market limit”

The Dax failed  to break above the 15725 yesterday and fell back to 15555.

Besides the US Open, the Bank of England will be in focus, the BOE starts at 13:00 CET, is expected to hike by 25 basis points and outline quantitative tightening. The GBP is currently trading near the upper end of it`s 1.32/1.38 range at 1.3550. A strong surprise would be needed to break out. 1 month Vol is priced at 6.35%.

After the Bank of England the European Central Bank  will announce rates and Mme Lagarde will hold her press conference. At 13:45 the rate will be announced, the press conference at 14:30. No hike is expected but an acknowledgement of higher inflation and a hint at rate hikes. Polls of economists see no hike in 2022 but traders price in the possibility. 1 month Vol is trading at 6.27 EURUSD is  current y 1.1295.

If you have any strong expectation, EURGBP near two year lows could be your trade.

Our Bond Girl Althea Spinozzi outlines her expectation for the ECB and the bond market reaction here:

The ECB will not abide by markets

Gold and Silver are little moved over night at 1805 and 22.50 Bitcoin loses to 36800. and

Yesterday the ADP employment data came much lower than expected, that could indicate a weak non farm payroll tomorrow even if there is no perfect correlation. rather than adding 200k jobs, 300k were lost.

International PMIs through the day could also move the market if they surprise so we are in for an interesting day.

Economic Data:

Thursday: International PMIs, EU PPI , UK rate decision, EU Rate decision, US Employment data and factory orders

Friday: Germany Industrial Orders, EU retail sales, US Nonfarm Payroll


Thursday: Roche Ford Eli Lilly Shell  ConocoPhillips , Estee Lauder Cos Inc

Friday:: Bristol-Myers Squibb,  Sano FP



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