Futures Point to Full Week of Gains After Sharp Correction US equity markets could end the week with a full house of gains as long as indices manage to hold onto the small gains being seen in futures ahead of the open.This would also bring...
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,...
Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Thursday, with Cisco leading a more than 200 point jump in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as concerns of rising inflation eased.The Dow rose 206.95 points, or 0.83 percent, to 25,100.44. The S&P 500 gained 18.26 points,...
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...
Asian stocks pulled further away from two-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by Wall Street’s extended rebound from last week’s steep fall, but investors remained cautious ahead of U.S. inflation data later in the week. Spreadbetters expected a higher open for European equities, forecasting 0.25 percent...
U.S. stock index futures were up more than 1 percent, attempting a rebound from Wall Street’s worst week in two years, while volatility remained relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit new four-year highs.By 6:50 a.m. ET (1150 GMT), Dow e-minis 1YMc1 were up...
Stock markets in Europe are firmly higher as investors are more optimistic, and are snapping up relatively cheap equities.The fear that was prevalent in traders’ psyches last week has disappeared today. This is certainly a bullish start to the week, and if equity benchmarks...
European shares posted limited losses at the open on Friday after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street, which has now entered a correction with the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow industrials falling more than 10 percent from their Jan. 26 record highs.Europe's STOXX 600...
Asian shares sank on Friday, with Chinese equities on track for their worst day in two years, as fears of higher U.S. interest rates shredded global investor confidence.There was limited immediate market reaction to the U.S. government staggering into another shutdown after Congress missed...
The equity bears are back in town and they most certainly have their claws out. Markets had briefly recovered and were looking upbeat for the most part, however there has been a change today in that the bears have come back into the market...
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...
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) reported its first quarterly net profit and topped Wall Street targets on Thursday as video ad sales rose, while a clampdown on fake accounts brought the number of people using the social network in below expectations.Shares of the microblogging service rose...
Investors across the globe are finding it difficult time currently to decide on whether to buy the recent dips, or to remain on the sidelines until the dust settles. After gaining 1.2% on Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed 0.5% lower in the biggest reversal since...
After record losses were posted on Wall Street on Monday, US equity indices manged to finish the session higher overnight. The Dow Jones turned an initial 500 plus point loss into a 567-point gain, clawing back around half of the 1,100 points wiped out...
European markets basked in the afterglow of yesterday’s gains on Wall St. In early trade, the FTSE 100 is up around three quarters of one percent, with the DAX about half a percent in the green amid a general improvement in sentiment.But Dow futures...
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,...
Britain’s major share index sank to a 13-month low on Tuesday as a violent global sell-off in stock markets and spike in volatility shook investors.The FTSE 100 was down 1.9 percent at 7,197 points by 1000 GMT, having sunk to its lowest level since...
Benchmark European government bonds jumped on Tuesday, pushing yields lower as investors were scrambling for a shield against losses from the stock crash, but Treasuries pulled back following a brief move higher. United States debt returned to a declining path, which was intensified last...
World stock markets nosedived for a fourth day running on Tuesday, having seen $4 trillion wiped off from what just eight days ago had been record high values.Europe's main bourses started down as much as 3 percent, leaving investors with little option but to...
Markets are panicking, and investors are finding few places to hide after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,500 intraday before closing 1,175 points lower at 4.6% on Monday. The hysterical sell-off showed no signs of letting up in Asia with the...
Talking Points:It is a revenge trade, it’s time for the Bears to take their revenge. The short squeeze happened when the VIX index exploded above the 30 mark. No panic buying for safe haven-gold.We all know one thing which is, that markets usually grind...
US stock markets bounced back following the flash crash on Monday but the Dow still ended the session down 4.6%, having suffered the largest one day points loss ever. The Dow shedded more than 1,500 points at one stage, a large chunk of which occurred in...
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...
When markets are priced for perfection, a slight shift in sentiments causes much damage. This is what we saw last week after U.S. jobs report showed wage growth accelerated at its quickest pace since mid-2009. It seems the Fed will be faced with a...
Talking Points:The biggest sell-off for the equity markets in nearly two years is here. A 10% correction could take place as this was long overdue. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan and New York Fed President William Dudley to speak.Prayers have been answered by...
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...
Stronger iPhone prices and hints by Apple Inc on Thursday that it could return more than half of its $285 billion in cash to shareholders eased concerns among investors, even as the world’s biggest technology company gave a disappointing revenue outlook for the current...
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...
US markets rebounded on Wednesday boosted by better than expected earnings, recovering from a heavy two day sell off at the beginning of the week. The Dow closed 72 points higher, whilst the S&P and Nasdaq both increased 0.1%. A fitting way to end...
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...