Morning Update – 02/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 2, 2018 Morning all… Wall St didn’t like the fact that Trump wants to impose steel and aluminium tariffs and the S&P ended the session 1.33% and the Dow down 1.68%. It was a similar issue in Asia with the Nikkei falling 2.5% and HK down 1.5%. There are concerns about what a potential trade war and… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 01/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 1, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European STOXX 600 fell 1.26 percent by the close, with every sector posting sharp losses. During the course of the session, European stocks hit a two-week low, as the volatility seen during February showed signs of seeping into March. The German DAX fell 1.97 percent by the close, while France’s CAC 40 slipped 1.09 percent and the… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 01/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 1, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks traded mixed on the first trading day of the month after finishing February with losses. Declines in Japan and Australia came after sharp losses were recorded stateside in the previous session, while China markets rose. The Nikkei 225 declined 1.46 percent, or 321.94 points, on the first day of March. Automakers, technology stocks and… View Article

Morning Update – 01/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 1, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had another wobble as Powell stuck to the hawkish stance with the S&P closing down another 1.1% and the Dow was down 1.5%. The Nikkei also fell 1.56% as JPY crosses fell again. USDJPY struggling to rise again. Shares in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia fell with materials and health-care stocks… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 28/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 28, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.65 percent lower with all major bourses and most business sectors in negative territory. Media and technology were the only sectors in positive territory, and only marginally so. They were up 0.05 and 0.07 percent respectively. Basic resources fell the furthest, falling 2.26 percent at the market close. British-Mexican mining firm… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 28/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 28, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices declined on Wednesday following a congressional testimony from the Federal Reserve’s new chief. The Nikkei 225 declined 226.7 points, or 1.01 percent, paring some of its recent gains. Manufacturers, technology, automakers and financials traded in negative territory. Among large caps, Honda Motor fell 1.71 percent, SoftBank Group dropped 1.93 percent and Fast Retailing lost 1.99 percent. South… View Article

Morning Update – 28/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 28, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a bit of a wobble after Powell came across a little more hawkish than expected. The S&P closed down 1.27%. In Asia we saw losses across the board with the Nikkei down 1.44%, HK down 1.5% and Shanghai down 0.9%. The JPY rose against everything as the BoJ reduced the… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 27/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 27, 2018 In European Equity Markets M&A activity was on top of a choppy European trading session on Tuesday as Comcast made a surprise counter-bid for pay-TV group Sky. The pan-European STOXX 600 closed down 0.2 percent at 382.26 points. Shares in Sky jumped more than 20.5 percent on the back of Comcast’s $31 billion offer, which could scupper Fox’s plan… View Article