Former star manager Neil Woodford in a shock announcement on Monday said his flagship fund was suspended for trading as all withdrawals were being blocked as the underlying stocks lacked liquidity to facilitate the withdrawals..
On Friday June 7, US Payrolls rose by 75,000 much less than expected signalling a slowing economy and boosting a case for a rate cut from the US Federal Reserve. US 10 Bond Yield touched a 2-year low close to 2% as investors rushed for safe haven assets.
Equity markets rallied last week recovering from poor returns in May on the back of global central banks increasing stimulus and news that President Trump may delay tariffs against Mexico as US and Mexico resume trade talks.
Saudi Arabia expects OPEC+ will extend production cuts into the second half of the 2019. Crude oil bounced back on this news. WTI traded at $53 late Friday afternoon.
US CPI for May will be announced on Wednesday June 12, with an expectation of 1.9% YoY
UK Trade Balance will be released on Monday June 10 expected at deficit £4.7 Billion.
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