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Great British Pound Currency
Just as US markets marked the end of a 9 day winning streak, markets in Asia started the day in a similar vein before rolling over further after North Korea upped the ante on recent threats by saying it would consider testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. It followed...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
As expected the US Federal Reserve fired the starting gun on its plans to reduce the size of its balance sheet, with plans to begin the process next month, though with an initial $10bn roll off, it is likely to take a very long time, so much so you could...
Great British Pound Currency US Dollar
The pound has managed to hold onto most of the gains of the last few days in the wake of last week’s surprise Bank of England about face on the prospects for a UK rate rise, though governor Mark Carney did try his best to paint a rather bleak picture for...
US Stocks
European stock markets had another decent day yesterday making new six week highs, while the FTSE100 got a welcome respite after the pound slipped back from its recent new post Brexit peaks against the US dollar. US stock markets also continued where they left off on Friday posting new record...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
The health of the global economy appears to be starting to give mixed signals if last week’s price action is anything to go by, with crude oil prices rising sharply in anticipation of a rise in global demand with Brent prices hitting a five month high. Copper prices on the...
Mark Carney
Yesterday proved to be another mixed day for global equity markets with the Dow closing at another record high, while the rest of the major US benchmarks closed lower. Today’s market open looks set to be a fairly quiet affair despite North Korea firing off yet another missile in a test that...
Bank Of England
It seems such a long time ago now when record highs for US markets were almost a daily occurrence but after a break of a few weeks normal service was resumed yesterday as the three main major US benchmarks posted record highs for the second day in succession, helped...
Lloyd's of London
US markets continued their hurricane Irma relief rally yesterday with more record highs for the S&P500 as well as a record close for it as well as the Dow Jones. The positive momentum was also helped by comments from US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that the US administration was still...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks
After spending a week obsessing about the damage a direct hit from hurricane Irma could do to Florida, coming so soon after hurricane Harvey, US markets roared back yesterday with the S&P500 having its best day since April and closing at a record high, as last week’s worst case...
Stocks Trader
Last week proved to a week of divergences with European and US markets struggling for direction, with the DAX outperforming, despite a euro that managed to hit its highest levels in almost three years against the US dollar. It is becoming apparent that while investors aren’t showing too many...
Chinese Yuan
It was another mixed day for global equity markets yesterday, with European markets having a good session, while US markets struggled. The euro had a fairly decent day and for once European stocks found themselves finding some decent support at the end of a positive week for both, a rare convergence at...
Mario Draghi
On an action packed day for financial markets yesterday the Bank of Canada raised interest rates for the second meeting in succession, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, Stanley Fischer unexpectedly handed in his resignation, and it was reported that President Trump would support a proposal by the Democrats...
Donald Trump
European equity markets are in the red again as the ongoing political uncertainty in relation to North Korea keeps traders on edge. Investors aren’t running scared, but they are a touch on the nervous side, and while the situation keeps rumbling on, dealers could be reluctant to start a fresh round of buying. Shares in Barratt...
DAX
Flare-ups on the Korean peninsula are fast becoming a weekly occurrence and while financial markets remain nervous about the potential for the next dangerous conflagration, each escalation on the part of North Korea seems to elicit a milder market reaction than the previous one. Equity markets did slide back yesterday,...
London Stock Exchange FTSE
Stocks in Europe are offside this morning as tensions surrounding North Korea have flared up again, after the country carried out another nuclear test. South Korea believes their northern neighbour is getting ready to launch more missiles. Every now and again Pyongyang deliberately provokes its neighbours, but this time, the...
US Dollar Currency
Despite managing to post a second successive day of gains European stocks still finished lower for the third month in succession, having been unable to reverse all of the heavy losses seen at the beginning of the week. For now the downtrend that has been in place since the middle...
US Dollar Currency Yen
While European markets managed to post a modest recoveryyesterday the rebound was still a pretty mediocre one when set against the declines of the previous day, as some cautious buyers returned to the market, as tensions around North Korea subsided temporarily. US investors remained more exuberant, with the S&P500 closing higher...
DAX
Having seen stock markets in Asia and Europe drop sharply and the traditional haven trades rally in the aftermath of North Korea’s provocative missile launch over Japan earlier this week, it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see US markets follow suit. Despite the escalation in tension and the universal...
Stocks Trader
Markets in Asia were spooked overnight after North Korea launched a missile over Japan. Tensions have been running high for a number of weeks now in relation to North Korea, and this move has sent traders running for cover. The situation surrounding North Korea has become more serious now, and we...
Wall Street Stocks
Stocks in Europe are lower today as the sell-off in the US last night spilled over to this part of the world. The terror attack in Barcelona gave traders an additional reason to get out of equities. The combination of political uncertainty in the US and security concerns in Europe...
Federal Reserve
The ability of US markets to shrug off the political theatre playing out in the latest chapter in the Trump presidency continues to surprise, however it is becoming clear that the US President is almost becoming a parody of himself, disbanding his business advisory councils in a fit of...
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...

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