WATCH: Stock picks — Prosus and Cartrack

Nesan Nair from Sasfin Securities and independent analyst Chris Gilmour talk to Business Day TV

WATCH: Stock pick — cash

Viv Govender from Rand Swiss Offshore talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

WATCH: Why soft commodities are under pressure

Rabobank’s Carlos Mera talks to Business Day TV about the decline in soft commodities

Asian shares stumble on Covid-19 and US election concerns

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside of Japan on track to end the week 1.3% lower after four straight weeks of gains

Oil inches higher despite demand fears

Oil prices on track for a second monthly fall on fears rise in Covid-19 cases will hit demand

Gold firms as dollar rebound loses steam

Spot gold inches higher, but is on track for a third straight month of declines

JSE faces lower Asian markets on Friday

A surge in Covid-19 numbers in the US and Europe has weighed on sentiment this week, while the US national election draws nearer

MARKET WRAP: JSE falls for fourth day amid Covid-19 resurgence fears

The JSE all share fell 0.79% and the top 40 0.74%, with banks faring the worst

Oil falls hard on global oversupply and a resurgent coronavirus

Renewed lockdowns in France and Germany, among other countries, threaten demand with WTI down to a seven-week low

Global markets choppy after huge selloff on Wednesday

Concerns hit commodities too, with oil taking another 1.8% spill to leave it at its lowest since June

WATCH: Stock picks — cash

Wayne McCurrie from FNB Wealth & Investments and David Shapiro from Sasfin Securities talk to Business Day TV

WATCH: Stock pick — cash

Nick Kunze from Sanlam Private Wealth talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

Rand strengthens as investors mull MTBPS and rising Covid-19 cases

Locally, markets will be watching the producer price inflation data for September due on Thursday

Gold gets a boost from US election and surging Covid-19 cases

However, a strong dollar caps gains as economic uncertainty persists

Asia’s success in taming Covid-19 softens global stock sell-off

Markets in the region have not been hammered like those in Europe and the US, where the coronavirus is surging

Oil climbs as Hurricane Zeta curbs US production

New restrictions to curb rising Covid-19 cases in the US and Europe are also keeping people off the roads

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