U.S. equity markets are expected to open slightly higher on Tuesday following a flat and rather slow start to the week. A rare piece of good news for the UK this morning as the Bank of England announced that all banks passed its stress tests for the first time since the financial crisis.
In what is one of the quieter weeks on the economic data side, oil has once again taken the spotlight after WTI crude dipped briefly below $40 a barrel last week for the first time in almost four months. Oil entered into a bear market at the end of last month and even now remains just under 20% below its highs from June as oversupply continues once again resurfaced.
It’s been a truly historic night for the UK as it appears that the people have voted to leave the European Union after a number of news channels confirmed that a win for remain is all but impossible. This comes after financial markets were convinced that the result would be a comfortable win for the remain side and betting odds supported it, with implied odds close to 90% for remain on Thursday.
European equity markets are expected to open a little lower this morning following a subdued session in Asia overnight and some selling in the afternoon in the United States on Wednesday, as investors sought shelter from the wild swings that could lie ahead.