Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Hit by Capital Markets Seizing Up

Morgan Stanley reported worse than expected second quarter earnings before the bell Thursday on lower-than-expected revenue from investment banking. $MS released earnings ahead of major competitor Goldman Sachs and four of the largest U.S. lenders Wells Fargo, Citigroup and PNC. Morgan Stanley’s trading segment helped out as fixed-income revenue surged amid heightened volatility and clients repositioning their books as interest rates surged higher across the curve. Morgan Stanley NYSE: MS Reported Before Open Thursday $1.39 Missed $1.57 EPS AND $13.3 … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Hit by Capital Markets Seizing Up”

Morgan Stanley Advisory Revenue Nearly Doubled Offsetting Weakness in Underwriting

Morgan Stanley reported better than expected first quarter earnings before the bell Thursday on stronger-than-expected advisory revenue and equity income trading up 10%. $MS release follow major competitor Goldman Sachs and four of the largest U.S. lenders Wells Fargo, Citigroup and PNC reporting mixed results. Morgan Stanley’s wealth management division continues to drive of consistent results, Morgan Stanley NYSE: MS Reported Before Open Thursday $2.01 Beat $1.91 EPS AND $14.5 Billion Missed $14.56 Billion Forecast in Revenue MS Q1 2022 … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley Advisory Revenue Nearly Doubled Offsetting Weakness in Underwriting”

Extreme Commodity Prices Volatility Pressures Commodity Trading Houses Bonds

The explosion in commodity prices volatility has seen coal, oil and natural gas prices surge, the Nickel market halted for a week and grains prices hitting record highs. Unintended consequences and contagions flow through in heavily levered and multi-faceted financial markets. In the past week, the yield on Gunvor Group Ltd. bonds due in 2026 rose as high as 16.8%, Trafigura Group bonds due in 2025 rose to almost 10%. Credit default swaps on Louis Dreyfus Co. debt on Friday … Continue reading “Extreme Commodity Prices Volatility Pressures Commodity Trading Houses Bonds”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 19, 2021

Some life in the markets after Earnings beats from Procter & Gamble (PG) UnitedHealth (UNH) Bank of America (BAC) Morgan Stanley (MS) Fastenal (FAST). Oil again supported by geopolitical threatss. The markets wait for a 20 year bond market and more earnings. A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates. Enjoy live commentary from Our Trading Room at youtube as … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 19, 2021”

Morgan Stanley Revenue Increased in Wealth Management and Investment Management

Morgan Stanley reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings before the bell Wednesday on stronger-than-expected wealth management and investment banking results. $MS was the last of the big banks to post fourth-quarter results following major competitor Goldman Sachs (GS), and four of the largest U.S. lenders Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) reporting mixed results. Trading activity has been weak across the board.    Morgan Stanley NYSE: MS Reported Before Open Wednesday $2.01 Beat $1.91 EPS AND $14.5 … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley Revenue Increased in Wealth Management and Investment Management”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 12, 2021

The bounce continues in stock markets as US bonds weaken further. Oil again supported by geopolitical threats such as Kazakhstan. The markets wait for CPI after yesterday’s Fed Chair Powell inquisition. A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates, Open Interest Gamma levels on the S&P 500 and mega stocks like Apple and Tesla. … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 12, 2021”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 11, 2021

The bounce continues in stock markets as US bonds weaken further. Oil again supported by geopolitical threats such as Kazakhstan. The markets wait for Fed Chair’s Powell inquisition today. A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates, Open Interest Gamma levels on the S&P 500 and mega stocks like Apple and Tesla. Enjoy live … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 11, 2021”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 10, 2021

The meltdown continues in stock markets as US bonds weaken further with the different paths of Oil and stock markets after the FOMC minutes. Oil supported by geopolitical threats such as Kazakhstan impact A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates, Open Interest Gamma levels on the S&P 500 and mega stocks like Apple … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 10, 2021”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 7, 2021

Ahead of NFP we look at the different paths of Oil and stock markets after the FOMC minutes. Oil higher overnight as geopolitical threats such as Kazakhstan impact A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates, Open Interest Gamma levels on the S&P 500 and mega stocks like Apple and Tesla on the jobs … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 7, 2021”

Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 6, 2021

Oil and stock markets diverged after the FOMC minutes. Oil higher overnight as geopolitical threats such as Kazakhstan impact A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, Oil and Natural gas. Markets again have eyes on Rates, Open Interest Gamma levels on the S&P 500 and mega stocks like Apple and Tesla. Enjoy live commentary from Our Trading Room at youtube as the day … Continue reading “Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Jan 6, 2021”