Marcus Today Pre-Market Podcast – Monday 20th March
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**** UBS is paying 3bn Swiss francs ($4.5 billion) for Credit Suisse in an all-share deal that includes extensive government guarantees and liquidity provisions. The price is less than half the 7.4 billion francs Credit Suisse was worth at the close of trading on Friday. Regulator Finma said about 16bn francs of Credit Suisse bonds will become worthless to ensure private investors help bear some of the costs.
Dow Jones down 385 (-1.19%). Trading down all day friday, reaching 518 at worst. S&P 500 down 1.1%. NASDAQ down 0.74%. S&P 500 up 1.41%, and NASDAQ up 4.39% for the week, while the Dow posted weekly losses down 0.25%. US treasury yields continued to slide, 2-year yield down 28.4bps. 10-year yield down 14.9bps. Oil prices fell to 15-month lows, and data showed consumer sentiment fell for the first time in four months. SPI Futures down 98 (-1.19%). European markets record worst week in five months, Stoxx 50 -1.3%, FTSE -1%, CAC -1.4%, and DAX -1.3%.
- Global equities fall, gold rallies as banking worries linger.
- European shares record worst week in five months on bank crisis jitters.
- Dysfunction in 'wildly illiquid' bond markets unnerves investors.
- US consumer sentiment deteriorates in March, inflation expectations retreat.
- Fed to stay the course with 25 bps rate hike on March 22.
- Meta launches subscription service in US.
- First Republic shares tank as $30bn support fails to soothe banking nerves.
- SVB Financial seeks bankruptcy protection as banking turmoil persists.
- Copper rises but still faces weekly loss after banking shocks.
- China to look at measures to curb 'unreasonable' iron ore prices.
- Oil prices settle down, post big weekly losses on bank fears.
- War crimes court seeks Putin arrest over deportation of Ukraine's children.
- Pressure mounts on Macron after violent unrest over pensions.
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