European Close Market Briefing – 19/01/2018 – by A Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares rose to highs not seen since 2008 as growing confidence in corporate earnings and in the strength of the global economy continued to fuel a bull market, which shrugged off fears of a possible U.S. government shutdown. The euro zone’s STOXX benchmark index closed up 0.73 percent at 402.95 points, its highest… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 19/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Friday with financial stocks leading the gains after U.S. yields rose, while GMO Internet jumped after an activist fund called on the company to change its governance structure. The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 23,808.06. For the week, it gained 0.7 percent. Automakers and financials were mostly… View Article

Morning Update – 19/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had one of those rare days where stocks closed lower with the S&P down 0.16% after a solid start. This is due to the on-going issue over the debt ceiling and the possibility of a government shutdown. In Asia, stocks fared slightly better with the Nikkei up 0.2% as the USDJPY… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 18/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 18, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed almost 0.2 percent higher, with most sectors and major indexes in positive territory. Technology stocks were among the gainers Thursday, up 1.4 percent amid corporate earnings news. Dutch chip equipment maker ASML was upgraded by analysts on Thursday after the firm published stronger-than-anticipated fourth-quarter results. Its shares were more than 3 percent higher. Geberit jumped… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 18/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 18, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, pulling back from a new 26-year high as investors turned cautious, while real estate stocks and financial firms under-performed. The Nikkei fell 0.4 percent to 23,763.37, after hitting 24,084.42 in early trade, the highest since November 1991. Mitsubishi Estate declined 1.6 percent and Sumitomo Realty &… View Article

Morning Update – 18/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 18, 2018 Morning all.. Another very strong session for US stocks with the S&P closing up an impressive 0.95% and the Dow up 1.25%. The rally helped by Apple who unveiled that as part of its capital investment plan over the next 5 years (which aims to spend $30 billion and create 20,000 jobs in the US),… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 17/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 17, 2018 In European Equity Markets indexes ended under slight pressure on Wednesday as positive trade on Wall Street failed to lift sentiment, as corporate news dominated discussion. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.1 percent by the close, off its session lows. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.39 percent, while Germany’s DAX declined 0.47 percent. Media was one of the worst-performing industries, slipping 0.6 percent, dragged… View Article