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Daily Markets Update, 19 June

    European Stocks head north after French Elections. Investors snapped up cut-price retail and tech stocks.     European stocks gained ground in morning trading Monday, following Asian markets higher ahead of a busy week. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.6% in European late morning trading. U.S. equity futures followed, with the… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 19 June

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Daily Markets View, 9 May

      Commodities bounce back and dollar advances Low market volatility : VIX lowest since Dec 2006 Europe stocks rise led by miners; crude climbs before data.   European stocks and bond yields rose on Tuesday, boosted by historically low stock market volatility, continuing relief from this weekend’s French presidential election and solid corporate… Continue reading Daily Markets View, 9 May

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Daily Markets Update, 8 May

      France´s youngest President Macron wins over LePen extreme right Bourses , Euro mixed after positive openings Oil rebounds on Saudi extended production cuts   European markets largely brushed off the results of the French presidential election on Monday as investors had already bet on a victory for centrist Emmanuel Macron, who vowed… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 8 May

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Daily Markets Update, 5 May

    Commodity prices slide  hit global stocks Oil steadies after sharp fall overnight     A fall in commodity prices dented investors’ appetite for risk and dragged down global stocks Friday ahead of U.S. economic data, and triggers rally in safe-haven bonds, gold and yen. Crude futures posted a small rebound on Friday, recovering… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 5 May

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Daily Markets Update, 4 May

    Europe Stocks advance: strong earnings in banking, energy France election contender MAcron and corporate results send stocks higher Market prices in Fed June rate hike Worries over China: metals and oil oversupplied      European stocks and S&P 500 futures climbed Thursday on upbeat corporate results and even some see signs of a… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 4 May

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Markets Update, March 28

    Global Markets tick higher and moves past Trump uncertain Policies US dollar back from lows Europe flat slightly up  South African rand and government bonds extended losses UK said to back away from “hard-no-deal Brexit”   Global stock markets inched higher Tuesday, and the dollar held firm, as markets steadied after the Dow… Continue reading Markets Update, March 28

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Daily Market Update, March 24

      Oil Down for 3rd Week, OPEC Meets in Kuwait Markets eyeing the Trump healthcare magic European shares extend weekly decline   European stocks gave up some of Thursday’s gains before a U.S. health-care vote dominating market sentiment. Oil rose for the first time this week as OPEC members prepared to meet for a… Continue reading Daily Market Update, March 24