European Open Market Briefing – 01/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 1, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, rebounding from a six-day losing streak and pushing most sectors into positive territory, as a weaker yen and corporate earnings helped drive the benchmark index higher. The Nikkei gained 1.4 percent to 23,410.33, after declining for sixth straight sessions. Fujifilm Holdings jumped more than 13 percent after… View Article

Morning Update – 01/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 1, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St rallied again but was off the highs. The Dow helped by big beats in earnings forecasts for Boeing and others..The S&P closed up marginally but the Dow was up 0.3%. Stocks limped home after the FOMC came across hawkish. That took the USD higher and the rise in USDJPY helped take… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 31/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 1, 2018 In European Equity Markets indexes closed lower Wednesday on as investors digested corporate earnings and awaited the next policy decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.17 percent lower with business sectors pointing in different directions. While the French and German bourses ended Wednesday’s trade close to the flat line, the U.K. FTSE fell in afternoon trade to close 0.72… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 31/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 31, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indexes reversed early losses to edge higher on Wednesday, shrugging off the declines seen on Wall Street overnight. The Nikkei 225 reversed early losses to climb 0.29 percent as losses in automakers were offset by gains seen in manufacturing and technology names. Among index heavyweights, Fanuc Manufacturing rose 0.96, Toyota slipped 0.77 percent and Fast… View Article

Morning Update – 31/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 31, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a wobble last night in front of the State of the Union address from Trump with the S&P closing down 1.09% and the Dow down 1.37%. Asia stocks reacted to this as well with Nikkei down another 0.83% as USDJPY failed to hold above 109.00 again. HK and China were… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 30/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 30, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares fell back on Tuesday as global markets took a risk-averse turn, with cyclical sectors including mining and financials suffering the sharpest losses. Europe’s STOXX 600 ended down 0.9 percent, suffering its biggest one-day loss since early November. Basic resources stocks fell 1.6 percent, the biggest sectoral fallers as metals prices declined, dented by… View Article