European Open Market Briefing – 05/04/2018 – by Arrjun Lakhanpal

April 5, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks gained on Thursday, following Wall Street’s rebound. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1.67 percent and the Topix gained 1.2 percent, amid broad-based gains. Meanwhile, the Kospi tacked on 1.35 percent, driven by gains in the tech sector as heavyweight Samsung Electronics jumped 2.94 percent. Shipbuilders also traded higher, while automakers slipped. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 edged higher by 0.61 percent, with… View Article

Morning Update – 05/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 5, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had an impressive rally and aggressively rejected the lows with an impressive bounce across the board with S&P closing up 1.16% and the Dow closing up 230 points having been down about 500 points before the open. The rally sparked buying in Japan with the Nikkei up 1.58% but HK and… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 04/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 4, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks closed lower Wednesday, amid elevated concerns of a tit-for-tat trade war between the world’s biggest economies. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.47 percent lower, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Looking at individual stocks, WPP was closed 2 percent lower after the advertising giant said it was investigating CEO Martin Sorrell over “an allegation of personal… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 04/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 4, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks traded mixed on Wednesday trade as the overnight bounce on Wall Street stalled.  Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.1 percent and the broader Topix edged down by 0.13 percent. Automakers traded higher while bank stocks came under pressure. Elsewhere, South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index shed 0.31 percent, weighed down by declines in the technology sector as… View Article

Morning Update – 04/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 4, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St managed to finish in the green after a late rally with the S&P closing up 1.25% and the Dow up 1.6%. But US futures are lower this morning after the Trump tariffs were announced. Techs got a boost as a Bloomberg report that suggested the White House isn’t actively looking to… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 03/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 3, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks closed lower Tuesday amid continued fears of a potential trade war and regulation for the technology sector. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed almost half a percent lower with almost every sector in negative territory. Technology stocks were among the worst performers. Furthermore, Apple is reportedly looking at making its own chips for Mac computers which hit the stocks of European… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 03/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 3, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets shares slipped on Tuesday, with Japan leading losses in the region as investors digested the sell-off seen stateside amid a decline in tech stocks and trade-related worries. Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 0.79 percent amid broad-based losses, but was off its session lows. Tech shares traded lower, with semiconductor-related plays under-performing the broader market. Tokyo Electron and Advantest… View Article