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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.
Eurozone stocks are driving higher as the dip in the euro has boosted equity benchmarks.EuropeThe euro has sold off after the latest update from the European Central Bank (ECB), and the slide has helped the DAX and CAC 40, while the FTSE 100 is being dragged higher by...
While markets in Europe slipped back yesterday in the wake of rising concern about rising yields they still remain well off the lows of the week. US markets finally managed to find a bid after five days of losses, with the S&P500 finding support...
Lloyds Banking Group has had a good start to this year after the company posted a 6% rise in underlying pre-tax profit of £2 billion for the first quarter, which was slightly below the £2.08 billion analysts were expecting.The statutory profit-before-tax jumped by 23%...
EuropeIt’s been a day of two halves for European equity markets today with the German DAX making a two month high, at around the same time the euro made a two month low, before retreating on the back of a rebound in the single currency in...
European markets have had a fairly decent start this week, helped by an easing of trade tensions as well as a weaker pound, which helped propel the FTSE 100 to a two-month high, and above its 200-day MA, while the DAX is rubbing up against similar...
Europe:It’s been a fairly lacklustre start to the week for markets in Europe today, though the weak pound has helped the FTSE100 and FTSE250 push up to their highest levels since early February. An easing of geopolitical tension has also helped on the margins,...
The recovery in European markets continued last week – the fourth successive weekly gain – and while the FTSE 100 closed on its highs, there were some signs that markets in Europe were starting to look a little tired, with the DAX and Eurostoxx 50 unable...
The FTSE 100 has been given a slight boost by the dip in the pound.Sterling lost ground after a slightly dovish update from the head of the Bank of England last night. The prospect of a rate hike in the UK next month has now...
Despite background noise that continues to reverberate with concerns about trade, markets in Europe look set to close higher for the fourth week in succession, despite a mixed session yesterday, helped at the start of the week by relief that last weekend’s cruise missile...
Stocks are mixed today as there has been to change to the global outlook.EuropeThere is has been little in the way of macroeconomic news to jolt the markets one way or another, and for now volatility is sliding.Debenhams revealed an 85% drop in pre-tax profits,...
European equity markets posted another positive session yesterday, with the FTSE 100 leading the way, helped mainly by a surge in basic resource stocks, as metal prices soared on the back of concerns that other producers could be added to the US sanctions list of Russian...
Stocks in Europe are higher this morning as the global mood starts to improve.There was a strong finish in New York last night and Asia overnight as traders focus more on corporate and economic data. While the Syrian conflict and uncertainty surrounding global trade...
Strong US markets appear to be helping shore up European stocks as a series of earnings beats pushed the S&P500 and Dow to their highest levels since the 22nd March, as well as above their 50 day moving averages.This was driven largely by a strong...
Associated British Foods saw first-half adjusted operating profit fall by 1% to £648 million, which was a slight miss on the previous guidance of £652 million.Revenue for the period increased by 2% to £7.422 billion.It was the same old story, with growth from Primark...
Stocks are sliding as we approach the end of the trading day.EuropeThere was a sense of caution in the morning session, but nerves have now set in for most traders. The global political situation continues to look bleak, and traders are taking cash out...
Equity markets are broadly unchanged this morning as traders are slightly on edge after the western airstrikes in Syria over the weekend.The geopolitical situation is still taking centre stage, and investors remain tetchy. Even though the mood hasn’t soured, with no end in sight...
Stocks are mixed this morning with traders cautious about being overly long going into the weekend.President Trump’s rhetoric in relation to Syria has dialled down and this has removed some of the fear in the market, but as the situation is yet to be...
This morning’s news that British Airways owner IAG has taken a 4.61% stake in Norwegian Air has sent the share price of Norwegian back to levels last seen at the beginning of last year.Inevitably it has given rise to speculation that IAG might make...
Traders are tetchy over tensions surrounding the US, Russia and Syria, with the possibility of the US launching missiles in Syria causing concern.EuropeEquity markets are off the lows of the session, but sentiment is from bullish.Tesco shares are in demand after the company announced annual profits...
While European markets managed to eke out small gains yesterday, the early buying momentum soon gave way to rising nervousness about further geopolitical concerns after the US imposed wide ranging financial sanctions on a range of Russian assets in response to claims of Russian...
Stock markets are cautiously optimistic this morning as President Trump is confident a deal will be struck between the US and China in relation to trade.The weakness in global equities lately has largely been driven by the fear of a possible trade war, and...
It was choppy trading last night again.At the official close on Wall Street last night, the major indices finished higher, but in after-hours trading President Trump threatened additional tariffs on China, and that sent the US index futures lower. Mr Trump warned that the US may...
The US markets had a roller-coaster ride yesterday, and after being well offside, all the major indices managed to finish higher on the day.The Dow Jones was down over 500 points at one stage, but managed to close up over 200 points, which sums up how much...
US stocks rallied last night as investors' risk appetite increased.The tech sector bounced back after a report stated President Trump won’t be taking any action against Amazon. The online retailer came under attack from the US president as he stated it was ‘scamming’ the...
President Trump gave with one hand and is now taking away with the other.At the beginning of the year, US stock markets reached fresh record highs on the back of Trump’s tax initiative, but now his trade war and attacks on Amazon are sending...
While European markets did manage to have a good day yesterday, on the back of a strong performance from US markets on Monday, the nature of the rebound was always likely to be contingent on US markets being able to hang on to those...
While concern over a possible trade war between the US and China abated yesterday, prompting a strong rebound in US markets, the turnaround wasn’t reflected in European markets which after a positive open, finished the day sharply lower yesterday, with both the DAX and FTSE100 closing...
European equity markets look set to start the new week in the same manner that they finished last week, firmly on the back foot.US markets underwent another disappointing session closing at their lowest levels this year, with the S&P500 and Dow both closing very...
It looks set to be another disappointing week for global equity markets as the tensions that were prevalent at the start of the week have showed no signs of abating.On the trade front there have been new developments, and they haven’t been positive with the rhetoric...
Last night the Federal Reserve raised US interest rates, for the fourth time in the last 12 months, pushing the Fed funds rate up 25 basis points from 1.5% to 1.75%. This was a widely-anticipated move, with investors much more interested in the Fed’s...