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US Stocks Reach Historic Highs

Don’t buy Your Dow 23,000 Souvenir Hats Yet The Dow Jones briefly tipped over the 23,000 mark, the first time this has every happened since the founding of the index. Although the...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE movers: Dunelm up as it’s not curtains for UK retail market

Dunelm positive despite ‘challenging market’ Under promising and over-delivering is a good approach for boards and investor relations departments, but are retailers overdoing ‘post-Brexit tough market conditions’ worries? It’s become almost a...
Asian Shares

Asian shares shrug off Wall Street weakness, dollar steadies

Asian shares rose on Tuesday, shrugging off modest losses on Wall Street, while expectations of another U.S. interest rate increase this year continued to underpin the dollar. Futures suggested a more subdued...
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Q3 earnings season preview: Can results power Wall Street to fresh peaks?

Overview: A very strong economic backdrop looks set to deliver another round of positive earnings growth in the third quarter. The bar is actually quite low for Q3 earnings, which may...

Catalonia will stay in focus

The Caixin survey of the Chinese services sector fell to 50.6 in September from 52.7 in August. It was the slowest growth rate in the industry in 21 months. This poses a small problem...
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EasyJet loses altitude, mayday for the pound

Stocks in Europe slipped in early trading on Friday with traders sitting on their hands ahead of the release of key US employment stats. Cracks are appearing in Catalonia’s move to independence, but...
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CAC Lower Despite Strong French Services PMI

The CAC index has posted slight losses in the Wednesday session. Currently, the CAC is trading at 5,350.00, down 0.32% on the day. On the release front, services readings were positive....

IBEX dives with Catalonia resolve, Tesco resumes divi

Catalonia resolve sees Spanish stocks dive Stocks in Europe were mixed in early trading on Wednesday. Spanish politics is acting as a drag on the positive read-across from the record highs on Wall...
Europe

Spanish markets in focus after King Felipe criticises Catalan government

We saw another positive day for markets in yesterday with the US making more new record highs and closes, while markets in Europe also performed well, with a couple of exceptions. Unsurprisingly Spanish...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE movers: Monarch failure sees airline stocks rally, housebuilders up on Help to Buy

Airline stocks rally as Monarch fails Usually what’s bad for one airline – higher fuel costs, terror attacks, air traffic control strikes – are bad for the sector. Shares in the various...
NYSE Stock Echange

More US records, while Europe shrugs off events in Spain

US markets have started the new week and quarter in the same way they finished the previous one, posting new record highs. These gains have been led by the small cap...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Slow September still a positive for stocks, but FTSE underperforms

Aside from the FTSE100 it’s been a fairly positive month for European and US equity markets, as we come to the end of Q3, with US markets continuing their habit of...
DAX

Europe opens higher after Trump’s tax reform plan

Stock markets in Europe started the trading session on Thursday higher after United States President Donald Trump revealed a new tax reform plan on Wednesday which he referred to as ''the largest tax cut in...
Stocks NYSE

Tax reform expectations provide a boost to U.S. equities and dollar

The S&P 500 hit a new record high on Wednesday, while Treasuries continued to sell off after President Trump announced the tax plan framework, giving the dollar another boost against its...
Asian Stocks

Asian shares wilt, yen firms as Korean tensions rise

Asian shares withered on Tuesday and the yen firmed against the backdrop of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and as investors awaited fresh signals about the U.S. monetary policy outlook. Futures...
NYSE Stock Echange

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...
Stocks NYSE

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...
US Stocks

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%...
Asian Shares

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...
Stocks NYSE

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...
US Stocks

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...

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It is all about inflation

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When the Federal Reserve met on 19-20 September, it announced the start of winding down the $4.5billion...

FTSE movers: Dunelm up as it’s not curtains for UK retail market

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Dunelm positive despite ‘challenging market’ Under promising and over-delivering is a good approach for boards and investor relations...

FX volatility: The most volatile FX pairs in forex trading

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From Donald Trump’s election to a failed coup attempt in Turkey, there have been plenty of political...

Bitcoin hits all-time high, US CPI in focus

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It has certainly been another eventful trading week for financial markets, as investors tussled with rocky Brexit...

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FX volatility: The most volatile FX pairs in forex trading

Mexican Peso
From Donald Trump’s election to a failed coup attempt in Turkey, there have been plenty of political...

The Pound is running for its life

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The GBP/USD pair has fallen to three weeks’ lows. Taking into account how fast the American currency...

FOMC meeting preview: Ready for the great unwind

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The Federal Open Market Committee faces a big test this week – can it announce the start...
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