Morning Update – 03/04/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

April 3, 2018 Morning all… Wall St had a nasty wobble with the Dow down over 700 at one point as techs got slammed again and led stocks lower. The S&P finishing down 2.23%, the Dow down 458 and the NASDAQ down 2.75% after being down over 3% at one point. The S&P 500 Index closed below its… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 29/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 29, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks finished higher Thursday afternoon, on the last trading day of the quarter, with a rally in the autos sector helping to boost investor sentiment. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up 0.6 percent with most sectors finishing in positive territory. For the whole quarter, the benchmark still finished lower by 5 percent after steep falls earlier… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 29/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 29, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks traded mixed early on Thursday, as Japanese markets shrugged off weakness seen overnight on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.46 percent, paring some of the steeper gains seen in the morning. Pharmaceuticals declined as shares of Takeda Pharmaceutical fell 6.15 percent. The Japanese company said Wednesday that it was at “a preliminary and exploratory… View Article

Morning Update – 29/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 29, 2018 Morning all…Wall St had a crazy session of swings all through the day, finally seeing the S&P close down 0.3% and the NASDAQ recovered somewhat to end lower by 0.85% as Amazon manged to recover. That calmed nerves and a solid rally in USDJPY on hope of talks between North Korea and Japan, helped the… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 28/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 28, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks closed mixed Wednesday, with investor sentiment dampened by sharp falls in the technology sector. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.25 percent higher provisionally, with most major bourses finishing in positive territory and sectors pointing in different directions. Technology stocks were down almost 2 percent. Investors rotated out of the sector, following an uproar over the alleged misuse of… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 28/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 28, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks posted declines on Wednesday trade after U.S. stocks fell sharply on the back of declines in technology names. The Nikkei 225 fell 1.7 percent in Tokyo, paring steeper losses of more than 2 percent seen earlier. Over in Seoul, the benchmark Kospi slid 1.35 percent as technology stocks mostly followed the lead from the overnight declines in U.S…. View Article

Morning Update – 28/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 28, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had another wobble last night, led by a steep sell-off in tech stocks. The S&P closed down 1.73% but the NASDAQ was down almost 3%. Asia was a little calmer but the Nikkei still fell 1.77% with HK down 1.6%. No real follow through from US futures with S&P futures around… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 27/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 27, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally higher by 1.16 percent with every sector moving into positive territory. Technology stocks were the top performers, up around 2 percent. French food retailer Casino Guichard rose more than 4 percent. The firm is joining forces with Amazon to take its groceries to Amazon Prime Now customers. The service will start this year… View Article