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Markets look for a cure, pharma companies postpone it – Market Overview – 13th October

Markets look for a cure, pharma companies postpone it – Market Overview – 13th October

The only negative aspect that could lead to a reversal of this positive sentiment, would come from a lack of progress in the vaccine against the epidemic, and it has happened.

As we pointed out in yesterday's analysis, the market has chosen to contribute to a scenario of optimistic risk sentiment.

After accepting a discounted Democratic victory in the American elections, the markets will probably receive a fiscal stimulus package of relevant size, ignoring the tug of war in the negotiations on Brexit, despite the enormous danger that the British economy would run in the event of a hard Brexit. Now, the lockdown in European capitals has been positively valued, considering that they anticipate a quick exit from the pandemic.

Postponing the cure

Johnson & Johnson has surprised the market by announcing a pause in its vaccine testing process because there have been side effects that they cannot identify.

Now, only this information is known, but the market will be very attentive to both this news and other similarities that may be announced. If the existence of problems in this race is confirmed and all the originally foreseen terms are delayed, the market could begin to shift risk sentiment towards risk-off.

The market reaction has been negative in both the main European and North American stock indices, although today's movement only represents a correction of yesterday's gains. In the case of Germany30, the falls have been accentuated with a bad data from the German ZEW Economic Sentiment that fell to $56.1 in the month of October from 73 the previous month.

US Dollar takes cautious steps

The US dollar has returned to its status as a safe haven currency and has strengthened in general terms – especially against the Australian dollar, which, as we know, is a currency linked to commodities and therefore more sensitive to market risk sentiment.

AUD/USD started a downward corrective movement from mid-September but has yet to confirm a change in trend. It would need to pierce the 0.7050- 0.7100 zone in the first term, for the bearish momentum to intensify. If it occurs, it would be the consequence of an increase in risk aversion in the market or of greater uncertainty about the creation of a vaccine in the short term.

Maklumat/penyelidikan ini disediakan oleh Miguel Ruiz (“tpenganalisis penyelidikan”) dan tidak mengambil kira objektif pelaburan tertentu, keadaan kewangan atau keperluan khusus individu. Penganalisis penyelidikan bertanggungjawab terhadap kandungan laporan penyelidikan ini, samada sebahagian atau keseluruhannya, memperakui bahawa pandangan mengenai syarikat dan sekuriti mereka yang dinyatakan dalam laporan ini jelas mencerminkan pandangan peribadi dan pedagang bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya ke atas risiko mereka sendiri.

Penyelidikan yang disediakan bukanlah pandangan JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd ataupun undangan untuk melabur dengan JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd. Penganalisis penyelidikan juga memperakui bahawa tiada sebahagian daripada pampasannya, adalah, atau akan, secara langsung atau tidak langsung, berkaitan dengan cadangan atau pandangan tertentu yang dinyatakan dalam laporan ini.

Sehingga tarikh laporan diterbitkan, penganalisis penyelidikan dan pasangannya dan/atau saudara-mara yang bergantung kepada penganalisis penyelidikan, tidak memegang kepentingan dalam sekuriti yang dicadangkan dalam laporan ini (“kepentingan” termasuk pemilikan langsung atau tidak langsung terhadap sekuriti).

Penganalisis penyelidikan tersebut bukanlah di bawah JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd. Anda digalakkan mendapatkan nasihat daripada penasihat kewangan bebas mengenai kesesuaian pelaburan, di bawah penglibatan berasingan, seperti yang anda anggap sesuai dengan objektif pelaburan tertentu anda, keadaan kewangan atau keperluan kewangan tertentu sebelum membuat komitmen untuk melabur.

Undang-undang Republik Afrika Selatan akan mengawal sebarang tuntutan yang berkaitan dengan atau yang timbul daripada kandungan maklumat/ penyelidikan yang disediakan.