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All Eyes on US Q2 Earnings Season

Focus may likely shift to US Q2 earnings season which unofficially begins with many of the big banks reporting on Tuesday, July 14.
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Keeping an Eye on Volatility

In the months ahead, occasional bouts of uncertainty and market volatility can be expected, with a potential re-emergence of COVID-19 cases, US-China relations and US elections among the top risks.
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Fed Support for Fixed Income Eases Liquidity Concerns

The US Federal Reserve’s purchases of corporate bond ETFs alleviates liquidity concerns that created sharp price declines during March-April sell-off.
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Where are Rates Headed?

The unexpected easing by the Federal Reserve was not yet needed from the perspective of the US domestic economy, but was warranted due to a high exposure to the uncertainty shock. More central bank easing is likely to be needed, when real economic data starts to weaken.
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Q4 US Earnings May See a Recovery

Citi analysts believe the S&P 500 EPS may have bottomed in Q3 2019 and profit growth could accelerate into 2020 as a strong US consumer and recovering global demand drive a pickup in industrial production.
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Phase 1 Deal Finally Signed - What Now?

The US-China Phase 1 deal represents a milestone as it grants a de-escalation of trade tensions, and reaches some commitments on intellectual property and technology issues. It should provide some reprieve to the global economy as some uncertainty is lifted.
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