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FTSE on the mend

The FTSE 100 continued to recover in early trade as tensions between the US and North Korea eased. It comes after more than £27 billion was wiped off the value of blue-chip...
Asian Stocks

Asian stocks slide again as political tensions remain high

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...
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Trump and North Korea tensions weigh on stocks

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....
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE down in the dumps as G4S dives, precious metals miners shine

Britain's top share index was shaken from its summer lull on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions hit equity markets globally, sending investors into safe-havens such as gold mining stocks, while weak earnings...
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North Korea tensions spook financial markets

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...
DAX

DAX Slips on North Korea Tensions

The DAX index is down considerably in the Wednesday session. Currently, the DAX is trading at 12,787.00, down 0.86% on the day. On the release front, it is a quiet day, with...
German Economy DAX

Markets in sleep mode, VIX drops below 10

Despite the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average hitting record highs on Monday, the news barely made headlines. I think this could be explained by the scale of the moves....
China

China trade data hits equities

Asian stocks were mixed while the offshore Chinese yuan spiked after data showed July export and import growth in China had fallen well below forecasts. Export growth is at its lowest since...
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Snap crackled in March, but will it pop in August?

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,...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE 100 assisted by miners

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...
Wall Street Stocks

Is the Dow Ignoring the Coming Tightening Cycle?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently crossed the mythical 22,000 mark in open defiance of potential monetary tightening coming from the U.S. Federal Reserve. As many of you may know, there...
DAX

Earnings updates provide volatility in Europe

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Mining stocks help London equity market

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Three factors driving IAG shares before Q2 earnings

Earnings preview Shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) hit all-time highs in July on optimism that persistently low fuel costs and rising passenger demand will bolster profits. IAG shares hit some...
Wall Street Stocks

Europe to follow Asia lower

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...
German Economy DAX

Europe opens mixed on busy earnings day

Equities in Europe opened mixed on Thursday as investors saw the release of a flurry of corporate earnings. Luxembourg's ArcellorMittal reported earnings per share increased to $1.3 in the second quarter of 2017, while revenue...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE Super Thursday: AZN crushed, AAL pops

AstraZeneca slammed on drug failure, Anglo pops on dividend return. AstraZeneca shares were crushed after suffering a huge disappointment with its lung cancer drug trials. The stock skidded 16% lower in a brutal...
DAX Board

DAX Moves Higher, Fed Statement Looms

The DAX index has posted gains for a second straight day. In Wednesday’s European session, DAX is trading at 12,308.00, up 0.36% on the day. On the release front, there are...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Earnings Bonanza: FTSE 100 Super Thursday

Earnings season is in full swing in the US and Europe with $4.3 trillion in market capitalisation reporting. Of particular note there is a very busy session on Thursday which is set...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Europe to open higher ahead of German IFO

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...
Google

Alphabet earnings look ahead

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)...
DAX Board

Europe set to open higher after a poor day yesterday

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...
US Stock Market Traders

Inflation in focus as US earnings season gets under way

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...
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Stocks to open lower ahead of US jobs report

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...
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Stocks subdued post Fed minutes

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...
Gold Commodity

Gold under pressure as equities & yields rally

Equity investors entered the third quarter with an optimistic attitude. Despite the low trading volumes and shortened U.S. trading session, stocks across Europe and the U.S. posted considerable gains sending the Dow...
Asian Stock Market

Europe follows Asia higher

European equity markets are poised to open higher as stocks in Asia are marginally higher after positive economic data from China and Japan. The Caixin survey of Chinese manufacturing for June came...
Wall Street Stocks

Wall St. opens lower as tech selloff bites

Wall Street slipped at the open on Tuesday as a selloff in technology shares continued, while investors awaited clues on interest rate hikes from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's talk in...
Italy

Italian banks in focus after Veneto banks bailout

While we may have seen new record highs last week for global stocks including the DAX and S&P500 there are worrying signs that valuations continue to look a little stretched at...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Stock markets stumble as oil languishes near lows

European stock markets fell for a third straight day on Thursday, as battered oil prices hovered near seven-month lows hit overnight on worries about a supply glut and falling demand. Britain's FTSE...

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