European Close Market Briefing – 30/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

December 1, 2017 In European Equity Markets financials drove stocks higher on Thursday, shrugging off weakness among oil majors as investors eyed the OPEC meeting later in the day, and unease in tech as worries of a peak spread to Europe. Euro zone stocks .STOXXE and blue-chips rose 0.5 percent while Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent in its second day of… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 30/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 30, 2017 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei index edged lower on Thursday in choppy trade as tech shares fell sharply following a decline in their U.S. counterparts overnight, offsetting gains in banking shares. The Nikkei shed 0.2 percent to 22,557.58 points in mid-morning trade after flirting with positive territory earlier. The broader Topix shed 0.1 percent to 1,783.79. MSCI’s… View Article

Morning Update – 30/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 30, 2017 Morning all.. A real mixed bag in equities as tech stocks sell off whilst more traditional stocks rallied; a clear rotation taking place. The NASDAQ closed down 1.27% whilst the Dow finished 0.44% higher on Wall St and the rotation seems to be on-going in Asia with the heavy tech indices of HK, Korea and… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 23/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 23, 2017 In European Equity Markets the pan-European STOXX 600 index ended flat on Thursday, while euro zone blue chips erased early losses to trade up 0.3 percent after business surveys for the bloc cemented optimism on the economy. Centrica fell 15.5 percent after it lost 823,000 or about 6 percent of its energy customers in four months and full-year earnings… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 23/11/2017 – By Arjun Lakhanpal

November 23, 2017 In Asian Equity Markets moves were mostly minor with Japanese markets closed for a holiday and the United States off for Thanksgiving. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan eked out a fresh 10-year peak with a rise of 0.15 percent. In Greater China, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.86 percent and the Hang Seng Index edged up 0.07 percent above… View Article

Morning Update – 23/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 23, 2017 Morning all.. Wall St had a mixed session into the Thanksgiving Holiday with the S&P closing down Marginally, the Nasdaq up marginally and the Dow finishing down 0.27%. The main story though was in FX where USDJPY led the dollar lower as US yields fell and the curve continues to flatten. Despite USDJPY weakness and… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 22/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 23, 2017 In European Equity Markets stocks fell after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the DAX, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to form a new German government. The pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark closed 0.3 percent lower, with the DAX falling 1.2 percent following strong gains in the previous… View Article