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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.
Stock markets in Europe finished lower yesterday as traders viewed no new as bad news, and started to cash in their long positions and book the profits from last week’s gains.It was a quiet day in terms of news, and seeing as Chinese, American...
The Nikkei 225 had a good a run overnight as a jump in imports and exports led the country to post its first trade deficit since May.Imports jumped by 7.9% and exports rose by 12.2%, and it was cited that a rise in fuel imports saw...
After two successive weeks of sizeable losses for equity markets there was always the possibility that we’d see a bit of a rebound this week, and so it has proved, though once again the extent of the rebound has been led by US markets,...
US treasuries continued to move lower yesterday after US CPI for January came in unchanged at 2.1% missing expectations of a fall to 1.9%. The unexpectedly firmer than expected reading saw US yields climb across the curve, as 2, 5, 7 and 10 year yields all rose...
Yesterday’s weakness in European equity markets had all the hallmarks of a classic risk-off event. Falling yields on US treasuries, a rising gold price as well as a strong Japanese yen and Swiss franc, which in turn saw the Nikkei 225 miss out completely on the...
The stock market recovery that began with a rebound on Wall Street on Friday afternoon, continued yesterday as European markets pulled back some of their recent losses after two weeks of heavy losses.That momentum was maintained into yesterday’s New York close as US markets...
European markets look set to start the new week firmly on the front foot, a welcome respite after two weeks of sharp falls, helped by the strong rebound in US markets on Friday that saw the Dow and S&P500 both rebound off their weekly...
It would appear that the brief respite for stocks seen in the middle of the week turned out to be the eye of the storm as once again rising bond yields prompted a further bout of selling across the board, not only in the...
European markets broke their six day losing streak yesterday posting some decent gains in the process but significantly the rebounds while decent, still weren’t able to get markets back to the levels seen at the Monday close.US markets underwent another turbulent day, opening lower initially,...
Stocks markets are calmer this morning as bargain hunters swoop in.The positive finish in the US last night has given traders in Europe the greenlight to go long this morning. In the wake of every serious sell-off there are a few moments of relief,...
Having seen such a decent month in January, it has taken six trading days for the gains in US markets this year to disappear, with the S&P500 closing over 4% lower and its worst one day decline since 2011.These declines have been a long...
Despite seeing a number of global indices hit new record highs in January, with US markets in particular defying gravity on an almost weekly basis, there was some evidence towards the end of the month that momentum was starting to fade.The FTSE100 and the...
It’s been a familiar theme for some time now and it continued yesterday as US yields continued to climb, while the US dollar itself remained under pressure drifting back towards its recent three year lows against a basket of currencies.Not even a relatively hawkish...
The FTSE 100 is marginally in positive territory and traders are cautiously optimistic.Financials, miners and consumer stocks are in demand today as it is a broad based move higher.Royal Dutch Shell stated that fourth-quarter profit on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis came in at $4.3...
Global equities retraced for a second day alongside with crude oil prices amid worries that the 10-year US treasury yield has climbed to 2.7% - the highest level observed since 2014.Rising treasury yield serves as an alarm that the risk-free rate and thus required...
An acceleration in the selloff of global bond markets appears to be starting to let some of the air out of the recent rally in global equity markets, as US markets suffered their worst one day fall this year, though sharp falls in tech...
It’s been just over six weeks since the US Federal Reserve raised its key benchmark interest rate and since then the US dollar has been on a slow decline despite the current likelihood that they will raise rates again when they meet in March,...
US markets saw more new records yesterday with the Dow outperforming the S&P500 and Nasdaq, though we still managed record closes for the former two, with the Nasdaq slipping back slightly, after the US dollar bounced back from new three year lows in the...
US markets continued to hit new records yesterday, this time led by the Nasdaq which in turn now appears to be lifting more boats with the German DAX finally making a new record high above 13,500, joining a party that has seen the FTSE100...
US markets took another leg higher yesterday in the wake of the announcement that the US government shutdown that started at the weekend wouldn’t be lasting very long, which in turn means that any potential negative effect on the US economy is likely to...
Despite the threat of a government shutdown US markets still managed to close at new record highs last week. It was also a good week for European markets hitting their best levels this year with the German DAX once again within touching distance of...
It’s been a rollercoaster week for US markets with intraday moves of 300-400 point in a day on the Dow, setting new record highs into the bargain and having seen such a strong rally on Wednesday, we gave some of that back yesterday after failing...
While European markets had a disappointing day yesterday, the late evaporation of strong early gains in US markets on Tuesday turned out to be a temporary blip, as the Dow rallied over 300 points, with most of the gains helped by an afternoon announcement...
Overnight we’ve seen the US dollar try and make a fresh move lower which appears to have been rebuffed for now.The failure to crack $90 on the US dollar index could prompt a short squeeze, which in turn could well prompt a top in...
European markets underwent a quiet and negative start to the new trading week in the absence of US markets yesterday, with most of the focus on the US dolla,r which has continued to drift lower, hitting its lowest levels in three years, after four...
European markets have got off to a quiet start despite a positive Asia session which saw the Nikkei 225 hit another 26 year high, despite a Japanese yen which is trading at its best levels since September last year.It looks set to be a...
US markets had their first uniformly negative session of the year so far yesterday, all of the main benchmarks finishing the day lower on the day, on reports that China was reviewing its policy of buying US treasuries.There were also reports out of Canada...
The FTSE 100 has reached another record higher this morning as financial and retail stocks are in demand.RBS was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to overweight from equal-weight and this has pushed up the rest of the banking sector.Sainsburys posted a record Christmas week and it now expects full-year...
The US dollar index embraced its largest single day rebound since mid-Dec after ranging at three-month low for days.Without significant changes in the macroeconomic outlook overnight, we have reason to believe that this is more like a technical rebound as short sellers start to take profit...
European equity markets had a strong start to the day but have stalled a bit since the release of the non-farm payrolls report.Europe The headline jobs figures came in below estimates, and even though the previous months figure was revised higher, it failed to boost sentiment.The FTSE 100 reached...