Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Financial Orbit wrap 25/08/15

Five sentences or graphics which sum up the Financial Orbit output over the last 24 hours across the website, twitter account and anything else thought about...

1. Another interesting day. I started the day writing about the Chinese markets: 'Chinese market still clearly negative down over 7% at the time of writing as despite PBOC injecting CNY150 Bln (US$23bn) via its 7-Day reverse repos to help support banks, other chat that ‘Shanghai Margin Debt Declines To Lowest In Five Months’ implies money still coming out of the market via fear/margin calls. Also this report suggests China realising aggressive intervention maybe counterproductive'...

2. ...before a recovery in Europe was accentuated by a Chinese rate cut to which I observed:

So at 3,000 the bigger guns came out. What happens if it falls - god forbid - back to its level a yr ago!?


Still at least China could join the interest rate reduction party (again):


(h/t @MktOutperform)

3. Elsewhere I wrote up the Billiton numbers in my Share Prophets column noting that the c. 1000p share price was a bit of a steal over any reasonable time period: 


4. Staying in the resources space Polymetal remains my second favourite gold miner after Randgold following an appraisal of their results today: 


5. Back to volatility for the last observation.  

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have seen the largest two-day intra-day swing since the global financial crisis in 2008, with the S&P 500 gyrating between a high of 1,948.04 and a low of 1,867.08 over the two days (179.1 point move in total). The last time it moved more over a two-day period: October 2008.

It is going to be an interesting Wednesday...

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