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The Monster in NETFLIX

17 October 2019 Brian Cooper


Netflix shares climbed 10% higher on Wednesday after the company revealed it surpassed analyst expectations in the most recent quarter.


The company generated $5.42 billion in revenue, translating to $1.47 earnings per share, compared to the expected $5.25 billion and $1.05 EPS. Alongside financials, Netflix revealed it failed to meet subscriber growth expectations, adding only 6.7 million versus the 6.8 million that Wall Street analysts were looking for.

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Can Boris Johnson get a Brexit deal through the finish line?

16 October 2019 Brian Cooper

At first glance, a middle ground of UK and the EU is trying to land on in negotiations. Both sides moving closer towards a Brexit deal sounds good but the key giveaway is that it is a deal that is conditional on DUP support.


Boris Johnson has but two choices at the end of the day:

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Chinese exports to fall by 3%

14 October 2019 Brian Cooper

China's import and export data for September came in worse than expected amid the country's ongoing trade friction with the U.S., Reuters reported on Monday, citing the Chinese customs.


In U.S. dollar terms, China's exports fell 3.2% in September from a year ago, while imports dropped 8.5% during the same period, according to Reuters. The country's total trade balance in September was $39.65 billion, Reuters said.


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Focus on Powell's speech

09 October 2019 Brian Cooper

The Fed Chair Jerome Powell's comments on Tuesday suggested that interest rate cut in October was not a done deal, though did little to influence firming market expectations of a third interest rate cut this year at the upcoming FOMC meeting on October 29-30.

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All eyes on Trade Talks

08 October 2019 Brian Cooper

Asian stocks are better bid with investors mulling the upcoming US-China trade talks.

after a week-long holiday the Shanghai Composite index is currently up 0.88%, having opened on a flat note. The futures on the S&P 500 are also reporting a 0.40% gain.

China has made clear that it wants to reach a partial trade deal and set out a timetable for the harder issues to be worked out next year.

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Odds are strongly on a no-deal Brexit for Euro

07 October 2019 Brian Cooper

Investors will favour euro over the pound in migration to the havens.


EURGBP is looking promising on a 'no deal traction as a base case as the end of month deadline looms'. EU not sure whether to make Johnson's last proposal workable and set to decide by the end of the week.


EURGBP to rally back above the post referendum, flash crash high of 0.9415 on a no-deal Brexit scenario.


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PepsiCo, Earnings on Watch

04 October 2019 Brian Cooper

PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) is slated to report earnings with many expecting its snack business to continue to underpin performance.

The company recently has spruced up the snack business by adding healthier options.

In its second-quarter report, the beverage and snack maker said it expects its fiscal 2019 organic revenue to grow by 4% and adjusted earnings per share, assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates, to decline by 1%.

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U.S. Dollar looking promising today

02 October 2019 Brian Cooper

The U.S. dollar index inched up 0.1% even after a weak reading on American manufacturing added to concern about economic growth.

The report from the Institute for Supply Management showed the ISM's manufacturing PMI fell to 47.8, its lowest level in 10 years. The weak data sent U.S. stocks lower overnight while Asian equities also traded lower in morning trade today.

The USD/CNY pair was unchanged at 7.1477. Celebrations marking 70 years of Communist rule in China.

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The US Dollar soars on trade deal optimism

26 September 2019 Brian Cooper

US President Donald Trump said that the country is getting "closer and closer" to a trade deal with China, adding that there is a "good chance" one could happen.


The US Dollar outperformed against its major counterparts, as the British Pound declined on the latest Brexit developments. While the UK Parliament is back in session, odds of a snap election have been on the rise after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prorogation was cut short.

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New Zealand Dollar Rises After RBNZ Keeps Rates Unchanged

25 September 2019 Brian Cooper

New Zealand dollar rose against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday in Asia after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates unchanged but said there is scope if it sees the need for it to boost economic growth.

The NZD/USD pair gained 0.2% to 0.6331 following the news. The AUD/USD pair was down 0.2% to 0.6788 by 11:41 PM ET (03:41 GMT).

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