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

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

February 27, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks advanced on Tuesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 285.75 points, or 1.29 percent, extending a 1.19 percent gain seen in the last trading session. The technology, financials and manufacturing sectors traded in positive territory. Among index heavyweights, SoftBank Group advanced 0.76 percent, Fanuc Manufacturing gained 2.15 percent and Fast Retailing added 1.32 percent. Automakers also… View Article

Morning Update – 27/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 27, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St continues its relentless march higher with the S&P closing up an impressive 1.2% again and the NASDAQ has now pared all losses in February, closing up 1.15%. Stocks were higher on the Nikkei as well, closing up over 1% but HK and China were a tad softer at the time of… View Article