European Close Market Briefing – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 In European Equity Markets major indexes ended in positive territory on Friday, as investors digested new earnings, data and a political breakthrough in Germany. The pan-European STOXX 600 finished up 0.31 percent, with the majority of Europe’s sectors gaining for the day. On the week, the STOXX 600 ended on a positive note, up 0.29 percent. Autos was Europe’s top-performing sector… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Friday as weakness in exporters weighed on the index, but strong gains in index-heavy Fast Retailing on record quarterly profit limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent lower at 23,653.82. For the week, it fell 0.3 percent. Fast Retailing Co jumped 6 percent after it posted a… View Article

Morning Update – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 Morning all..Yet another record high in US stocks with the S&P up 0.7% and the Dow closing up over 200 points. However the weakness seen in USDJPY is weighing heavily on the Nikkei which closed lower by 0.25% on the day. Asian stocks are set to end the week on diverging paths as Japanese shares… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 11/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 11, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.3 percent lower, though the U.K. FTSE and some sectors pared losses from earlier on in the afternoon’s trading. Telecoms and retail were the two worst performing sectors, closing down 1.5 and 1.4 percent respectively on corporate earnings. U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer fell over 7 percent in afternoon trade, impacted by… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 11/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 11, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen turned investor appetite. The Nikkei shed 0.3 percent to 23,710.43. Toyota Motor Corp fell 1 percent and Honda Motor Co declined 1.9 percent. Banks continued to advance, with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rising 0.6… View Article

Morning Update – 11/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 11, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St managed to recover early losses as dip buyers couldn’t resist the drop and the S&P closed marginally lower at the end of a choppy session. The Nikkei was pressured by the strength of the JPY again and closed down 0.33%. US 10yr yields came back off after the Chinese central bank… View Article