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CMC Markets is a UK-based financial derivatives dealer. The company offers online trading in spread betting, contracts for difference and foreign exchange across world markets.
While we’ve seen some European equity markets hit one month highs this week, investors are still a little wary, particularly since commodity markets have continued to look extremely weak, with copper, platinum and palladium prices hitting multi month lows.If the global economy is supposed...
We saw another decent day for European stocks yesterday with the FTSE250, German DAX and EStoxx50 all hitting one-month highs as a weaker currency and some decent trading updates helped push markets higher.With all the noise surrounding Brexit and the fallout from President Trump’s...
Yesterday’s positive finish for equity markets was largely driven by the upbeat tone from Fed chairman Jay Powell in written testimony and comments to policymakers on Capitol Hill on the Senate banking committee.His view that the Federal Reserve remained on course to keep raising...
Financial markets appeared to shrug off yesterday’s warnings from the IMF that the global growth story was in its final furlong, and that investors were being complacent about the possibility of a possible disruption, and sudden repricing of risk. The fund downgraded its forecasts...
Equity markets have recouped some of their losses today after the major sell-off yesterday.Bargain-hunters stepped into the fold this morning, but given the heightened tensions, the optimistic mood might be short-lived.Sky’s the limit for Sky shares as Comcast have upped their offer to 1,475p...
Overnight, Asian stock markets lost ground after President Trump lined up tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.The levies won’t come into effect immediately, and there will be a two month review process, and a hearing in between 20 and 23 August. The...
European markets slid lower yesterday as escalations over trade caused a decline for the second day in succession, as equity markets gave up their post ECB gains.Sentiment wasn’t exactly helped by the arrest of the CEO of VW’s Audi operation, as part of the “dieselgate” investigation...
Having seen a strong rally on Thursday on the back of the European Central Bank’s caution over future rises in interest rates, markets in Europe slipped back a little on Friday as it became apparent that a trade war between the US and China...
European markets enjoyed a strong day yesterday against a backdrop of concerns about slowing economic data, as well as concerns about further trade tensions.Asia markets look set to end the week on a cautious note after their post Fed sell off yesterday, after the...
China’s trade surplus in May was $24.92 billion, and that compared with the consensus estimate of $31.9 billion.Imports jumped by 26%, while economists were expecting an increase of 18.7%. Exports rose by 12.6%, and traders were anticipating a jump of 10%.These figures come at...
After a bit of a scratchy start equity markets finished the day higher yesterday, with the Nasdaq once again posting new record levels, as investors put aside concerns about trade and focussed instead on the outlook for interest rates, not only in the US, but also...
European markets underwent a slightly more cautious session yesterday ahead of the upcoming G7 meeting later this week, with the Italian market weighing on the rest of Europe, after new Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte pledged to push through the range of populist measures...
Stock markets in Europe are mixed as the macroeconomic outlook hasn’t changed much in the past 24 hours.Italian politics has calmed down for now, and so have investors’ nerves. The trade talks between the US and China haven’t progressed much, but more importantly, there...
After the steep sell off seen earlier this week in Europe we saw a modest stabilisation for markets in Europe yesterday as investors adopted a “wait and see” approach as to what might happen next with respect to events in Italy.While we saw some...
FirstGroup revealed an underwhelming set of full-year figures, and the management shake-up is a sign of the firm’s poor performance.Revenue, excluding South West Rail (SWR) sales, grew by 1% to £6.389 billion – in-line with analysts’ estimates. Pre-tax profits declined by 4.8% to £197...
It was a bad start to the week for markets in Europe and the US as stocks on both sides of the Atlantic fell sharply over concerns that political instability in Europe might cause financial dislocation to the banking system across the continent, as...
European markets had a disappointing session yesterday, slipping back sharply on a combination of fresh uncertainty over trade talks between the US and China, rising concern as to what sort of Italian government we might get, and disappointing economic data from France and Germany...
Shares in Marks and Spencer are higher today as the headline profit figure topped analysts’ estimates.Full-year underlying pre-tax profits fell by 5.4% to £580.9 million, while the consensus estimate was for £573 million. The retailer had one-off costs of £514.1 million, of which £321...
European markets got off to a fairly decent start to the week, helped by the de-escalation on trade between China and the US, though activity was subdued by the Whitsun bank holiday in Germany. the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 posted new record highs, while...
European markets managed to close higher for the eighth week in succession last week despite the Italian market suffering a large weekly fall on the back of concern about the prospect of a new populist coalition government between Five Star and the League.Italian borrowing...
It's seven weeks and counting as European markets look set to extend their winning streak further away from their March lows. The FTSE 100 in particular has outperformed, helped by further increases in the oil price to their highest levels since 2014, as well...
The FTSE 100 is broadly unchanged as traders await today’s update from the Bank of England (BoE).Volatility is likely to be on the low side in the run up to the announcement at midday. Oil stocks like BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been hit by...
The FTSE 100 is being helped by oil stocks in the wake of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.BP and Royal Dutch Shell are among the biggest gainers this morning, as they benefit from the underlying oil market. The US has pledged to reintroduce...
Chinese imports and exports increased by 21.5% and 12.9% respectively, well ahead of consensus estimates of 16% and 8%.The trade figures are usually significant because they give an indications of how mineral-hungry China is, and in turn can have a major impact on the...
The US dollar continued to push higher yesterday, hitting its highest levels this year before retreating ahead of today’s US non-farm payrolls report. The rise in the dollar is starting to exert downward pressure on US stock markets, while European markets, despite a negative...
European equity markets are in the red this morning in the wake of last night’s Federal Reserve meeting.The US central bank didn’t rule out three more interest rate hikes this year, but at the same time it wasn’t overly bullish in terms of its...
As expected the Federal Reserve kept monetary policy unchanged at its latest meeting, but there was never any expectation that this wouldn’t be the case. Investors were much more interested to see what policymakers thought about the outlook for inflation and the economy.Unsurprisingly there was a...
The FTSE 100 is largely unchanged and as it is May Day, volatility is likely to be low throughout the day with continental European indices shut due to the holiday.When major indices like the DAX or CAC 40 are closed, those markets that are open to be tend to have...
A big day for M&A saw markets in Europe close higher on the day at the end of a strongly positive month for European equities yesterday. The gains seen in Europe stand in marked contrast to the performance in US markets, which saw all...
Sainsbury’s shares have jumped this morning after the company stated it is planning on merging with Asda, which is owned by Walmart.The proposed deal would be worth £7.3 billion, and Sainsbury’s would pay £2.98 billion in cash, and £4.3 billion in stock for Asda – which...