European Open Market Briefing – 05/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 5, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks were lower on Monday as Chinese leaders headed into an annual parliament meeting while in Italy, exit poll projections indicated that no party is emerging with a clear majority in Sunday’s election. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.97 percent in afternoon trade, while the Topix index was down 1.08 percent. Across the… View Article

Morning Update – 05/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 5, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St closed mixed with the Dow down 0.3%  but a late rally in S&P saw it close up 0.5%. It was a nervous session that saw stocks lower for most of the session in front of a nervous weekend that saw the German SDP ratify the German coalition but a mixed result… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 02/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 3, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks finished Friday’s session sharply lower after President Donald Trump announced upcoming tariffs on steel and aluminum, raising fears of a potential trade war. The pan-European STOXX 600 extended losses throughout the session, closing down 2.06 percent. On the week, the STOXX 600 fell 3.68 percent. All sectors closed sharply lower with many finishing the session down over… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 02/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 2, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks declined on Friday, with steel producers and automaker names recording steep declines. The fall in regional markets tracked sharp losses on Wall Street following a tariff announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump. Nikkei 225 fell 479.33 points, or 2.18 percent. JFE Holdingsdeclined 2.86 percent, Nisshin Steel lost 2.34 percent and Kobe Steellost 2.68 percent. Automakers,… View Article

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