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Live Stock Market Updates 30/06 – EU Extends US Travel Ban

2 weeks ago

As it happens:

European Markets Close

Here are the prices for the major European indexes at the close…

DAX  +0.57%  12,301

FTSE 100  -0.89%  6,170

EURO STOXX 50  +0.03%  3,232

And for good measure, here are the major US markets…

Nasdaq  +1.19%  9,991

Dow Jones  -0.01%  25,593

S&P 500  +0.75%  3,075

Oh and Tesla is up 7.12%…

Have a good evening all! I’ll be back tomorrow morning throughout the European session.


Gold has had a pop higher after a day and a half of sideways movement.

It’s now trading at $1783 after breaking the $1776 level. A 0.63% rise.


Ideanomics $IDEX

Ideanomics shares are climbing again…

Up 18% so far, trading at $2.47 a share.

US Markets

Let’s take a look at the US markets after the open…

Dow Jones Industrial Average  -0.27%  25,527

S&P 500  +0.08% 3,055

Nasdaq  +0.43%  9,946

No major moves so far…

I wonder if the EU travel restrictions being lifted will improve risk sentiment a little more

EU Extends US Travel Ban

The EU has extended its travel ban for US residents…Trump won’t be happy!

They have also lifted the travel restrictions on  Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, South Korea and Thailand. Even China, on the condition of reciprocity.

Blink Charging $BLNK

$BLNK stock is up 54% premarket after closing yesterday 32.78% higher.

Here is some information on the reasons why…

BLNK Stock up 54% Premarket


Something that we missed earlier in the day…oops…

According to reports Uber have moved to acquire food delivery service Postmates.

EU Markets Update

Here are our EU markets lunchtime update…

FTSE 100  -0.40%  6,201

DAX  +0.36%  12,276

EURO STOXX 50  +0.13%  3,236

In FX markets the US dollar is gaining ground against the majority of other major pairs. The EURUSD is currently trading at 1.1211.

Gold has been moving sideways since futures markets opened on Sunday evening and is currently priced at $1769.

While WTI and Brent crude are both slightly lower on the day.



Apple $AAPL

Some Apple news here…

According to DigiTimes, Apple suppliers are bracing for weak  5G iPhone shipments in 2020. Apple is said to be dropping its component ordering by at best 50% of its original estimates for 2020.


Redrow Issues Profit Warning

Housebuilder Redrow has issued a profit warning and announced plans to scale back its housebuilding in London.

It has said it will focus on regional business.

The company’s shares are down 4.07% so far today.

Wirecard Up 108%

Wirecard has found some strength the last few days, it’s up another 108% today after closing yesterday 154% higher…


European Markets Open

Let’s take a look at how the major European markets have opened up…

FTSE 100 -0.45%  6,198

DAX -0.01%  12,230

EURO STOXX 50 -0.03%  3,231

A little flat so far…


Morning Preview

Good morning traders…

Risk seems to be firmly on this morning, despite the USD strength…

  • The ASX and Nikkei both rose overnight in the Asia session +1.72% and +1.75% respectively after the strong close yesterday on Wall Street.
  • Chinese manufacturing PMI and non-manufacturing PMI beat estimates
  • China passed the Hong Kong security law
  • In the US, Arizona’s governor ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, cinemas, and water parks to close for 30 days
  • In Victoria, Australia they have seen an outbreak in coronavirus cases.
  • In the calendar today we have already had UK GDP Growth rates released with the QoQ Final Q1 -2.2% (vs prev 0.0%). UK GDP growth rate YoY Final Q1  -1.7% (vs prev 1.1%)
  • We also have EU inflation rate data released at 10 am, and a raft of central bank speakers from 11 am onwards, so make sure to watch out for comments.

I will be back shortly for our EU stock markets update…