European Close Market Briefing – 26/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 27, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares rose on Monday, with gains across bourses and industry sectors, as the focus gradually shifts from the earnings season to monetary policy and politics with Italy’s election on Sunday. The pan-European STOXX benchmark index closed up 0.6 percent at 383.34 points. Italy’s benchmark index was one of the worst country performers, up 0.2… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 26/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 26, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets shares  rose on Monday, tracking gains seen on Wall Street as U.S. bond yields receded from recent four-year highs.  Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 244.11 points, or 1.12 percent, after recording gains of more than 300 points earlier in the day. Technology stocks, financials and automakers traded higher on the day. Among index heavyweights, SoftBank Group jumped 1.57 percent… View Article

Morning Update – 26/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 26, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had another solid finish to the week with a late rally pushing the S&P up 1.6% in a very strong session. This has seen gains across Asia with the Nikkei up 1.2% and HK and Shanghai posting 1% gains also. The new Fed Chair Powell will speak before the House Financial… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 23/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 23, 2018 In European Equity Markets indices closed slightly higher on Friday afternoon as investors reacted to earnings and waited for a report from the Federal Reserve. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.23 percent to the upside with major bourses and sectors moving in different directions. Retail was the biggest loser Friday afternoon, with Zara-owner Inditex struggling at the bottom of the… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 23/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 23, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks closed higher on Friday. Gains in the region were led by South Korea’s Kospi, which bounced back to rise more than 1.5 percent after slipping in the last session. The Nikkei 225 edged up 0.72 percent, or 156.34 points, to close at 21,892.78. Oil-related stocks were higher as oil prices mostly held onto overnight gains. Inpex… View Article

Morning Update – 23/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 23, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St bounced again right from the off but on little news except a weak USD but the rally faded into the close. The S&P closed up marginally after a strong start and the Dow was up 0.66%.. In Asia we saw the Nikkei close up 0.7% and China and HK were up small….. View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 22/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 22, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks closed just below the flat line Thursday, as heightened expectations of faster interest rate hikes in the U.S. hampered risk appetite globally. The U.K. FTSE 100 was the worst performing major index, closing lower by 0.4 percent. This was an improvement on trade earlier in the afternoon, when it was over 1 percent lower…. View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 22/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 22, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets trading was mixed on Thursday, after a lower finish in U.S. stocks following the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes. Australia’s ASX 200 opened higher but retraced gains to trade down 0.21 percent. The heavily weighted financial subindex traded down 0.16 percent, while the energy sector was down 1.19 percent and materials gained 0.21 percent. Japan’s Nikkei… View Article

Morning Update – 22/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 22, 2018 Morning all.. Another disappointing session on Wall St after the FOMC minutes suggesting the Fed is still rather hawkish. The S&P closed down 0.55% in a choppy session and while the USD fell after the minutes were released, US yields surged which finally weighed heavily on stocks and took the USD back up. This saw… View Article