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Markets Update, 20 October

    Stocks Hit New Record Highs Tech, bank stocks lift Wall Street Dollar Jumps On Senate Vote Japan on the best stock run strike ever. Euro slips as investors eye Spain. Catalonia Crisis reaching breaking point Catalan economy hit in muddling waters.   Technology and bank stocks lifted Wall Street on Friday and investor… Continue reading Markets Update, 20 October

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Daily Markets Update, 18 October

        DOW Futures above 23K. Stocks in Euro Area hit 22 week High. Spain Ibex dragged by Political Tension. Euro slips, Dollar pushes Higher.   The euro headed for its longest period  decline in a year ( 5 days down or -0.93%) as the Stoxx Europe 600 rose amid political tensions over… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 18 October

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Markets Update, 10 October

      European Stocks on edge Ahead of Catalan unfolding. U.S. Stocks on Track for Third day climb The Stoxx Europe 600 slips as declines in shares of Spanish and Italian companies offset a modest advance in U.K. stocks. Dollar halts recent advance Euro supported with an Eye on Catalan Developments.     S&P… Continue reading Markets Update, 10 October

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Markets Update, 6 October

    Dollar and Treasury yields climb after US jobs report Wall Street lower at opening bell European stocks look to eurozone periphery. jobs data points to rate hike   The number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010, reflecting major disruptions from the latest Hurricanes, Labor Department… Continue reading Markets Update, 6 October

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Daily Markets Update, 29 September

      Global Stocks ready for Quarterly Performance Closing. The dollar  poised to finish its best weekly gain of the year . Investors continue to assess Donald Trump’s tax proposal. Nikkei logs best month of the year Spain set to miss out on quarterly gains Wall Street seen steady near record highs   Global stocks… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 29 September

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Markets Update, 27 Sep

        Fed´s Janet Yellen : Rates will Raise Gradually despite Low Inflation Mystery Stocks Climb on Fed Outlook. Dollar strengthens, Gold , US Treasuries slip. Trump´s Tax Reform On The Radar   Yellen: keeping interest rates low for too long could cause inflation to grow too rapidly and inflate new financial bubbles. The… Continue reading Markets Update, 27 Sep

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Daily Markets Update, 25 Sept

      Euro  down as investors prepare for Germany coalition talks. European markets mixed German elections pose doubts ahead. Abe Announces Japan Snap Election Spain Government ramps up efforts to quash Catalonia referendum     Global stock markets struggled to find direction Monday as investors digested German election results that secured Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 25 Sept