Morning Update – 11/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 11, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a solid session with the S&P closing up 1.67%, the Dow up 1.8% and NASDAQ up 2.07% as fears over a full-blown trade war subsided after Xi’s statesman-like speech yesterday. But some fears over what plans Trump has for Syria seem to be weighing on Asian stocks overnight with the… View Article

Morning Update – 10/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 10, 2018 Morning all.. Another wild ride in equity markets as the US tech sector drove stocks higher only to be thwarted by heightened geoplitical tensions and some FBI investigation into a Trump lawyer. Political risk also took another turn in the White House overnight, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S…. View Article

Morning Update – 09/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 9, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a very nervous and weak session Friday after Trump suggested more tariffs for China and many were concerned what we may walk into this morning. The S&P closed down 2.2% on Trade concerns and weak NFP data earlier in the day. But Trump officials were keen to get out on… View Article

Morning Update – 06/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 6, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a decent session with the S&P closing up a further 0.7% after a steep rally the day before but overnight, Trump suggested that he is pushing for a further $100bln of tariffs for China. This sent the S&P futures spiralling lower and are down 27 points. The Nikkei was more… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 05/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 5, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks closed sharply higher Thursday as trade tensions eased. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 2.4 percent higher with every sector rising. Basic resources and technology stocks were the top-performing sectors, each up over 3 percent. Looking across the European benchmark, Ubisoft topped the gains, up by 10.77 percent. The success of its latest video game “Far Cry 5” led… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 05/04/2018 – by Arrjun Lakhanpal

April 5, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks gained on Thursday, following Wall Street’s rebound. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1.67 percent and the Topix gained 1.2 percent, amid broad-based gains. Meanwhile, the Kospi tacked on 1.35 percent, driven by gains in the tech sector as heavyweight Samsung Electronics jumped 2.94 percent. Shipbuilders also traded higher, while automakers slipped. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 edged higher by 0.61 percent, with… View Article