14 September 2020: Week Ahead | NZ King Salmon Update Global markets were mixed on Friday (S&P 500 Index +0.05%) although US technology stocks continued to slide in a volatile session which ended with US markets little changed. The Nasdaq 100 tech index fell for the fifth time in seven days to cap its worst week since March and is down -11% from its Sept 2 record. In other news, the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc have restarted a UK trial of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine following an independent review of the safety data. As we discussed on Friday, Vaccine newsflow as we head into the 4th quarter of the year remains key. With massive amounts of resources invested towards finding a vaccine there seem to be about 7 in late stage trials. Markets will likely react positively and negatively as vaccine news is released. At the same time there are still plenty of short term risk events that could unsettle markets over the coming months, including the US election, th...