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Big News From Big Banks In Canada




Amid reports of new COVID cases in China starting to drop off, commodities have been on the rebound this morning with WTI Crude Oil gaining 1.7%, and Copper climbing 1.0%. The Hang Seng popped 5.2% overnight as well.

Stock markets have stabilized overnight. US index futures are trading flat to up 0.2%, with NASDAQ futures leading the bounce, as investors digest Monday’s major US index losses of 1.4%-1.6%. In Europe today, the Dax is up 0.2% and the FTSE is up 0.6%.

Canadian banks have stormed into the spotlight today with two big developments. First Royal Bank announced that it has agreed to purchase HSBC’s Canadian operation for $13.5%, increasing its presence on the West Coast. Second, Bank of Nova Scotia kicked off bank earnings week on the soft side, beating the street but down from last year ($2.06 vs street $2.00 and year ago $2.10), but announced a significant jump in loan loss provisions from last year ($529M vs year ago $168M).

In economic news today, Canadian Q3 GDP was worse than expected (2.9% vs street 3.5% and Q2 3.3%). The main event in the US today is the S&P Case-Schiller House Price Index (street 10.8% vs previous 13.1%) which is due at 9:00 am EDT. Investors may also look ahead to a flurry of US economic announcements tomorrow including ADP payrolls, and Fed Chair Powell speaking.

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Colin Cieszynski, Chief Market Strategist

Colin Cieszynski, CFA, CMT
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