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U.S. Stocks may Rally to Fresh Highs Amid Hawkish Fed

Wall Street continued its record-setting run on Wednesday, although gains slowed compared with previous sessions, as investors dissected the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement. After an uneventful day, the benchmark S&P 500...
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Risk-on sentiment elevates global stocks

“Risk-on” was the name of the game during Monday’s trading session with World stocks marching into uncharted territories as tensions eased on the Korean peninsula. Most Asian Indexes received further support from...
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US records set to underpin Europe on the open

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Stocks gain pre-Fed, storm Maria looms

Equity traders kicked off the week on a positive note. Hang Seng index gained 1.24% and Australian ASX 200 advanced by 0.45% on Monday. The FTSE 100 opened upbeat after having lost 2.75%...
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Asian Markets More Resilient To North Korean Launch, Nikkei Up

Talking Points North Korea’s latest missile tests weighed on Asian markets at the open The rogue state launched a long-range weapon which overflew Japan, sparking heavy protest However the Nikkei and...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

How FTSE components have changed since Brexit

Monday (September 18th) sees the latest shake up of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. NMC Health and Berkeley Group Holdings will join the FTSE 100, while Provident Financial and Royal...
Asian Shares

Asian Stocks More Mixed, Nikkei Leads But Others Flag

Topics The global risk rally had another leg in Asia, but there are signs it is slowing The Nikkei had a solid third say of gains, but other indexes were essentially...
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S&P hits record high

The US economy continued another day of fighting back on the economic front as JOTLS job openings came in at 6.17M (6M exp) showcasing that the US labour market still has...
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Softened sanctions on North Korea & fading Irma concerns sends S&P 500 to record...

Investors returned from the weekend with a high appetite for risk assets, sending the S&P 500 to a new record high on Monday, with global equities edging higher across the board....
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S&P500 record close to prompt higher Europe open, ahead of UK CPI

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...
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Positive start expected as investors eye Hurricane Irma fallout

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...
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Europe in red territory after ECB’s decision

European bourses opened in the negative territory on Friday following yesterday's decision by the European Central Bank to keep its key interest rates unchanged. The DAX  fell 0.28% at 9:06 am GMT...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE 100 Technical Outlook: It’s All About 7300

Topics FTSE 100 has confluence of support growing, with the 200-day MA added Repeated tests of 7300 weaken with each attempt to break, a close below would be big Support is support...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Housebuilders: Barratt Developments, Berkeley Group, Bovis reporting this week

Redrow results: a handle on Barratt finals? Barratt Developments, Britain’s biggest housebuilder, reports full-year results on Wednesday after a series of upbeat reports from rivals. Housebuilders rallied on Tuesday on the read...
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The North Korean shakedown continues

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

US yields dive, stocks fall, VIX jumps

Equity traders have hard time clearing their thoughts as the North Korean nuclear threat occupy the global headlines. Safe haven assets remain in demand as Asia Business Daily based in Seoul...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

North Korean tensions drive stocks south

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE 100 movers: Provident Financial and Royal Mail out

Provident Financial and Royal Mail out of FTSE 100 “As might be expected after your share price craters nearly 70% in a single day, Provident Financial is being booted out of the...
DAX

Europe to open higher as US stocks shrug off Korean concerns

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...
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North Korean missile sends stocks lower

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Barcelona attack dents travel stocks as global sell-off spreads to Europe

European travel stocks fell sharply in early trading on Friday after a deadly attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona, with investors also increasingly concerned the Trump administration was fraying at the seams. As...
Wall Street Stocks

Geopolitics weighs on risk appetite

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...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

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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