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

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

January 17, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average lost ground on Wednesday as mining, oil and shipping stocks lost ground, while Bitcoin-related stocks fell after the cryptocurrency’s value slid on worries about tighter regulations. The Nikkei fell 0.5 percent to 23,823.95. The mining, oil and shipping sectors under-performed, losing their recent strength. Inpex Corp slipped 2.2 percent, Showa… View Article

Morning Update – 17/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 17, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St closed down for a change after a very strong start with the S&P finishing down 0.35% after fears over the debt ceiling resurfaced but later in the day there was talk of a deal. The Nikkei closed lower, finishing down 0.35% even though USDJPY had a mid session bounce. FX markets… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 16/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 16, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks gave up early gains by Tuesday’s close, as a downturn in commodities weighed on sentiment, despite positive trading from markets overseas. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended trade slightly higher, up 0.13 percent, off its session highs. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 fell 0.17 percent, while the Germany’s DAX rose 0.35 percent. Rio Tinto slipped 3 percent after HSBC downgraded its stock recommendation to a… View Article