Daily Archives: August 21, 2020

Europe

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 21 European countries have crossed a key threshold of new coronavirus infections. Latest data showed that the countries have recorded cumulative 14-day infection totals higher than 20 per 100,000 inhabitants, considered an early alarm level by many health experts.

 

Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (data as of Aug. 20th)

 

Merkel Warns #Europe Against New #Virus Lockdowns ‘At Any Cost’ – Bloomberghttps://t.co/E5R44LpOzU

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

 

Germany

#GERMANY CORONAVIRUS CASES INCREASE BY 1,586 TO 231,292: JHU – BBG pic.twitter.com/ZoA5Ok6bX4

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

 

Spain

#SPAIN REPORTS 3,349 NEW #CORONAVIRUS CASES, LESS THAN DAY AGO (v 3715 previously) – BBG
*Link: https://t.co/LXG9UPxXtP pic.twitter.com/Igml5oM4hA

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 20, 2020

 

France

#FRANCE REPORTS 4771 NEW #CORONAVIRUS CASES IN PAST 24 HOURS (v 3776 yesterday)
*Positivity Rate: 3.3% (v 3.0% yesterday).
*Santé Publique France: https://t.co/bZLT3Rguuz pic.twitter.com/eTP7SufQqS

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 20, 2020

Évolution des tests effectués et des tests positifs par classe d'âge (moyenne sur 7 jours) @EricBillyFR @Le___Doc pic.twitter.com/JVJo47ckty

— Germain Forestier (@gforestier) August 20, 2020

Mise à jour avec les données du jour (17/08) pic.twitter.com/aOtbsxFMNb

— Germain Forestier (@gforestier) August 20, 2020

 

Italy

#ITALY REPORTS 845 VIRUS CASES THURSDAY, MOST SINCE MAY 16 (v 642 yesterday)
*Link: https://t.co/KUR6CVKXRE pic.twitter.com/fP59NYbnTQ

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 20, 2020

#Italy Could Weigh Isolating #Sardinia on Virus Rise – Corriere della Sera
*Link (Italian): https://t.co/OMmaKVVsTN

https://t.co/kwBKopMEWw

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 20, 2020

 


 

Daily New Confirmed Cases (7-day moving average)


Source: Our World in Data

 

Daily New Tests (7-day moving average)

 

Positivity Rates (7-day moving average)

 

Daily New Confirmed Deaths (7-day moving average)

Americas

#Trump Threatens Tariffs for U.S. Companies That Won’t Move Jobs Back – Bloomberghttps://t.co/ctCFkqUQwm

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Commerce probes alleged dumping of Chinese trailer chassis and sub-assemblies – Reutershttps://t.co/zKEZq4zkd1

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

U.S., #China differ over plans for Phase 1 #trade deal talks – Reuters – Reutershttps://t.co/1Fr1FbSZCO

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Lighthizer offers 5 suggestions for reforming the @wto:

• Set ‘baseline’ tariffs that apply to all w/ min. exceptions
• Offer true MFN; end the FTA ‘land grab’
• No SD&T for big economies
• New rules to curb ’s ‘state capitalism’
• Turn DSB into a single stage process. pic.twitter.com/1hahwFerJE

— Bryce Baschuk (@bbaschuk) August 21, 2020

Fed Chair Powell to speak on Fed's framework review next Thursday https://t.co/iydhEZKKXY pic.twitter.com/d2yUX5LlTB

— Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) August 20, 2020

Asia

#SouthKorea August 1-20 Exports Y/Y: -7.0% v -7.0% in July (full month)
*Average Daily Exports Y/Y: -3.7%❗ v -7.0% in July (full month)
*Link (Korean): https://t.co/nhrvEiiucM pic.twitter.com/cy7b7QqSRU

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

#AUSTRALIA AUG PRELIMINARY PMI MANUFACTURING: 53.9 V 54.0 PRIOR (3rd straight expansion)
*PMI Services: 48.1 v 58.2 prior (1st contraction in 3 months)
*PMI Composite: 48.8 v 57.8 prior (1st contraction in 3 months) pic.twitter.com/UCxN3mcirx

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

#JAPAN JULY PRELIMINARY PMI MANUFACTURING: 46.6 V 42.6 PRIOR (16th straight contraction)
*PMI Services: 45.0 v 45.2 prior (7th straight contraction)
*PMI Composite: 44.9 v 44.9 prior (8th straight contraction)
*Link: https://t.co/TkJFi584A8 pic.twitter.com/U6xO6TQVyr

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Japanese inflation stays at zero even as economy reopens https://t.co/fnxhRUKfUA

— Bloomberg Economics (@economics) August 21, 2020

The minutes of the Indian central bank’s interest rate-setting panel meeting showed its members have turned more hawkish over inflation https://t.co/zsw1TdYDPb

— Bloomberg Economics (@economics) August 21, 2020

Europe

#Europe Covid-19: Daily Summary (August 21st) https://t.co/Wp2upY0i35

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Merkel Warns #Europe Against New #Virus Lockdowns ‘At Any Cost’ – Bloomberghttps://t.co/E5R44LpOzU

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Pessimism Returns to #Brexit Talks as Hopes for Deal Slip Away – Bloomberghttps://t.co/8QHd9px2tM

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

Speculation is mounting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will announce details of a major energy discovery in the Black Sea on Friday https://t.co/MxjpW8oY4D

— Bloomberg Economics (@economics) August 21, 2020

Goldman Reports Show #HedgeFunds, Mutual Funds Split on Megacaps – Bloomberg
*Link: https://t.co/mZpgbWdXfq pic.twitter.com/H8hqL9XkNM

— Christophe Barraud (@C_Barraud) August 21, 2020

THe S&P500 is now the S&P5 pic.twitter.com/v7HJyNAJ8Y

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 21, 2020

The GAP! pic.twitter.com/vrHmxzKTaO

— jeroen blokland (@jsblokland) August 21, 2020

Through the first 20 days of the month, this August is the strongest for the S&P 500 since 2000. https://t.co/gjyWzomzTE pic.twitter.com/yA9Oz2ikID

— Bespoke (@bespokeinvest) August 21, 2020

Free/low commissions, gamification of trading apps, sky-high stock prices (only now coming down with stock splits and fractional shares).

The mains reasons why small trader call volume has been at record highs for weeks.@SoberLook @KLCapital pic.twitter.com/sujd1foaPG

— SentimenTrader (@sentimentrader) August 21, 2020