Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures

By Naeem AslamMarket OverviewApr 16, 2020 03:36AM ET
www.investing.com/analysis/markets-optimistic-about-new-lockdown-measures-200521777/
Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures
By Naeem Aslam   |  Apr 16, 2020 03:36AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 

Investors are shrugging off the pessimism and willing to focus on more positive things. Germany has drawn a plan to ease off the lockdown restrictions and traders are optimistic about this development.

Having said this, European markets aren’t trading higher with bigger margins, we are only seeing some small gains, and it is likely that as the trading resumes, these small gains may disappear because of the selling pressure on the energy sector.

The US markets were under the influence of earnings season yesterday, and that drove the markets lower. Inferior oil prices didn’t help market sentiment.  However, investors are looking beyond this, and they are hoping for a better future given the fact that major countries such as China have already hit their peak in the Coronavirus crisis. Also, there were no signs of major chaos after the lockdown restrictions eased off in countries such as Austria and Denmark.

Over in the U.K., it is expected that the lockdown will be extended today. The pressure is increasing on the government with respect to its exit strategy out of the lockdown. The reality is that the UK’s chief scientist isn’t sure if the UK has reached its Coronavirus peak, and there is still a steady rise in the death toll: 12K people have become victims of this virus.

On the other hand, Donald Trump, the US president, continues to believe that the US has seen its peak and he is expected to announce the guidelines to relax the lockdown measures today. The risk of opening the economy without any appropriate measures in place, or before the country has seen its peak, is far greater. The reason is that it increases the odds of another lockdown if the situation worsens, and the economic impact of that would be far greater as compared to the economic benefits of opening the economy now.

Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures
 

Related Articles

Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email