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Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
Over the past couple of days we’ve seen a decent rebound in equity markets as risky assets start to regain some of their attraction, as concerns about tensions in North Korea show signs of settling down a little. In spite of the recent rebound we still remain below the levels...
UK
After the uncertainty of the last few days the tension does appear to have come down a notch or two, helped in some part by more clarity after the US said they weren’t looking to a policy on regime change in North Korea, while China also surprisingly agreed to...
London Stock Exchange FTSE
The Nikkei 225 is trading lower today even though Japan posted strong growth numbers. In the second-quarter the country grew by 4% on an annualised basis, and traders were expecting a growth rate of 2.5%. In China, July retail sales and industrial production on a year-on-year basis rose by 10.4% and 6.4% respectively. Both reports undershot analysts’...
Asian Stocks
Stock markets in Asia overnight continued to be under pressure from the stalemate between North Korea and America. It is a public holiday in Japan today. The tension between the US and North Korea is still dominating the news and it is looming over the financial markets. The uncertainty surrounding the...
Donald Trump
Stock markets in Europe are still under pressure because of the heightened tensions surrounding North Korea. Traders are on red alert as the mention of war has sent them running for cover. In tense situation like this,equity markets are move lower exceptionally fast, and investors don’t want to be caught on...
Donald Trump
Rising tensions on the Korean peninsula are nothing new, they have been a staple for investors for several years now, but this flare-up has the potential for a policy misstep, more so because of the inexperience of the person occupying the White House, and a tendency to conduct policy...
Snap Chat
When Snap first came to market earlier this year, it was a little difficult to separate the hyperbole from the facts in terms of market enthusiasm for a company that wasn’t, and still isn’t any closer to making a profit. With a valuation of over $20bn you could be forgiven...
London Stock Exchange FTSE
European stock markets are quiet this morning, and we are seeing mixed movements across the major indices. The FTSE 100 is outperforming the eurozone benchmarks like the DAX and CAC 40, as mining companies are helping the London market. Glencore, Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are some of the biggest gainers on the FTSE 100 as...
CMC Markets
Equity markets continue to provide mixed signals in the US with the Dow closing a record close for the 7th day in a row. This outperformance is not being matched by the S&P500, nor for that matter, by the Nasdaq which has helped drive the rally in US stock markets...
Great British Pound Currency
Equity markets in Europe have been broadly edging lower in the past few months and today is no different. Overnight in Asia, we saw a slight fall in equities as the Caixin survey of Chinese services grew at a slower rate than expected, and that gave trades an excuse to sell. The...
DAX
European stock markets are a mixed bag today as little has changed on the macro-economic front, and a few corporate earnings releases are driving volatility in individual equities. European markets continue to lag behind their American counterparts, and even Asia had a positive session overnight. Rio Tinto shares are lower day despite revealing...
Euro Currency
The last three months have been quite a contrast between markets in Europe and those in the US. While US markets have continued to make new record highs on an almost weekly basis since then the performance of Europe’s key benchmark indices has been disappointing and it would appear that the...
London Stock Exchange FTSE
European equity markets are a touch higher on the day as stocks swung around from the disappointing run at the back end of last week. The FTSE 100 is outperforming its Continental counterparts as commodity related companies are performing well in early trading. Chinese manufacturing in July grew at a slower rate, and came in...
Wall Street Stocks
Stocks are in the red in Asia as Japan revealed that household spending swung from 0.7% in May to 1.5% in June, and traders were anticipating a decline of 0.1%. Unemployment fell to 2.8% in June, from 3.1% in May, and that came in below expectations of 3%.  Inflation remained...
Oil Commodity
It's another big day for trading with a number of potentially market moving developments. Commodities and resource stocks remain in the spotlight. Copper and crude oil are extending their rallies with Oil getting a boost from a huge 10.2 mmbbl drawdown in US API inventories. Oil and other energy...
London Stock Exchange FTSE
European markets had a somewhat mixed session yesterday with the FTSE100 bearing the brunt of Europe’s losses, on a number of disappointing earnings updates, as well as a stronger pound. The German DAX also slipped to a three month low, as a result of an auto sector that continues to be viewed as a...
Google
Alphabet will reveal its second-quarter earnings tonight after the close in New York, at 9pm (UK time). Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is expected to report adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $10.34 for the second-quarter.  Sales are expected to come in around $25.6 billion, up 19% year-on-year, and...
Mario Draghi
Despite all the central bank focus yesterday European and US equity markets finished the day on a rather mixed note. While the FTSE 100 closed strongly higher, due to the weak pound, European markets slipped back after the euro pushed up to its highest levels in two years against the...
Mario Draghi
While most of the focus this week has been on today’s European Central Bank rate meeting, the Bank of Japan also met earlier today, and unsurprisingly left policy unchanged, though they won’t have been happy at the recent rise in the Japanese yen against the US dollar. The bank...
DAX Board
European markets look set for a positive start this morning taking their cues from a positive Asia session despite a disappointing day yesterday, as a higher euro weighed on sentiment, while the weak pound helped underpin the UK markets with the FTSE250 closing higher after UK inflation dropped back...
Great British Pound Currency
The squeeze on real wages doesn’t appear to be getting any worse after UK CPI for June came in at 2.6%, 0.3% down from May’s 2.9%, which could mean that this could well be the high water mark as far as imported inflation is concerned given that the exchange...
Mario Draghi
While last week saw new records for US markets and a positive week for European stocks, the US dollar finally gave up all of its post-Trump gains, as investors weighed up the prospect that the Federal Reserve could well be done hiking rates for this year. An unexpectedly cautious testimony...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
Equity markets jumped sharply yesterday as the Dow hit a new record high, while the US dollar slumped after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen caught investors by surprise, by leaning back from the prospect of multiple rate hikes in the coming months. Her focus of appearing to lean more towards reducing the...
Federal Reserve
The US dollar index retraced to 95.6 area ahead of Federal Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s congressional speech tonight at Washington. Forex traders are waiting for her speech to reveal more clues on the future outlook on US’s monetary policy. Right now, the central bank is trying to strike the right balance...
Great British Pound Currency
European markets saw positive momentum from the better-than-expected US jobs report at the end of last week carry over into another positive session yesterday, as a strong performance in German trade for May showed decent increases in both imports and export data, after a lacklustre April performance. This optimism helped...
US Stock Market Traders
The last two weeks has seen a significant sea change in market sentiment particularly in the context of future central bank policy. The selloff in bond markets in particular has been testament to that change with sharp rise in yields across the board and this has also had a...
NYSE Stock Echange
Equity markets in Asia are lower even though the Bank of Japan (BoJ) embarked on its first fixed-rate bond purchase in five months. The Japanese central bank pushed government bond yields lower to keep them in line with their policy. A more hawkish stance from central banks in The West...
Federal Reserve
The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 finished broadly flat after theFederal Reserve released the minutes from the June meeting. The report showed that some members of the Fed are worried about keeping the monetary policy too loose for too long. They feel that if interest rates are kept low for...
Australian Dollar Currency
Asian equities closed mostly higher yesterday with crude oil price marching higher for an eighth consecutive session and Caixin China PMI surprisingly expanding to 50.4 in June – a positive surprise to many investors. Previously, market expected Caixin PMI to fall below the 50 watermark, given tight monetary conditions...
Oil Commodity
Asian equities closed mostly higher yesterday with crude oil price marching higher for an eighth consecutive session and Caixin China PMI surprisingly expanding to 50.4 in June – a positive surprise to many investors. Previously, market expected Caixin PMI to fall below the 50 watermark, given tight monetary conditions...

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