Morning Update – 21/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 21, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St just about managed to finish on a positive note in a quiet session as we wait for the FOMC statement tonight and possible rate hike. The S&P finishing up just 0.15%. The NASDAQ recovered slightly to finish in the green but concerns over Facebook remain and the company is in the… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 20/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 20, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.6 percent higher with most sectors and all major bourses trading in positive territory. The German DAX rallied the most, closing up 0.8 percent. Financial services was the top performing sector on earnings, finishing Tuesday’s trade up 1.4 percent. Partners Group rose 3.5 percent after announcing higher profits for 2017 and a gross client… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 20/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 20, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks were weaker on Tuesday, as investors stayed cautious following the overnight pullback on Wall Street and ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent, or 106.37 points, tracking declines seen stateside, but paring some of the more than 200-point losses seen earlier. Most sectors recorded declines, although trading… View Article

Morning Update – 20/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 20, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a bad day, led by tech stocks on the back of the Facebook issue. The S&P closed off the lows but down 1.4% still and the NASDAQ closed down 1.84% having been down well over 2% at one point. Rather surprisingly, after a nervous session yesterday, the Nikkei held up… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed down just over 1 percent Monday, with major bourses and all sectors bar travel and leisure in negative territory. Britain’s FTSE 100 was the worst performing index, tanking 1.7 percent amid a flurry of downbeat company reports. The German DAX performed similarly, closing 1.4 percent lower. Travel and leisure was the only sector to finish… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks were mixed on Monday, with Japan’s benchmark index trading below the flat line as the yen firmed. Investors also turned their attention to the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting later in the week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 recorded steeper losses as morning trade wore on, with the index declining 0.95 percent. Major… View Article

Morning Update – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St finished the week on a slightly firmer note with the S&P up just 0.17% in a quiet session but we have seen on-going weakness in the Nikkei as PM Abe remains embroiled in a political storm of doctoring of documents. The Nikkei closed down 0.9% and the JPY rallied with USDJPY… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 16/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 16, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares rose on Friday, led by NEX Group as it jumped after a takeover offer, but stocks ended the week with a slight loss as worries about a trade war and geopolitical tensions kept investors on edge. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed up 0.24 percent at 377.79 points and lost 0.1 percent… View Article