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Markets Update, 21 March

    Wall Street Higher ahead od Fed´s Oil and Facebook bounce helps U.S. Markets  Breaking now: Fed Raises Rates, Steepens Path of Hikes as Outlook Strengthens   Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast a steeper path of hikes in… Continue reading Markets Update, 21 March

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Markets Update, 21 February

      European Stocks Lower, Bonds Gain Eurozone Growth Loses Momentum, But Remains Solid Asia Stocks end strong after Lunar Hollidays U.S. equity futures slip; emerging-market shares rebound       Hong Kong & Taiwan leading way higher on catch-up gains as Dollar extends recovery and 10y US Treasuries rally. S&P 500 Index futures… Continue reading Markets Update, 21 February

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Markets Update, 30 January

    Bond Markets Intensify Sell off as Investors turn to Stocks Investors Weary of a Stock Market vulnerable to a reversal. Dow futures drop 191 points as sell-off continues for a second day European markets lower as basic resources lead losses. Asian shares decline on softer Wall Street lead; dollar edges up US Treasury… Continue reading Markets Update, 30 January

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Daily Markets Update, 8 November

      European, stocks Decline dragged by Financials Dollar Declines The pound slipped as Brexit Negotiations round Approach   Bank shares lag in Europe and Asia, tracking declines in government bond yields and mixed corporate results. Moves in global stock markets were muted Wednesday, with investors largely focused on a handful of corporate results… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 8 November

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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, 1 August

    Strong earnings and higher commodities : Global Shares Advance. Europe tracks Asia on Earnings and promising economic data. Dow Set To Open Above 22,000  Dollar edged up slightly from 14-month lows EURUSD at $ 1.1818.   Equity markets gained on strong corporate earnings  and higher commodity prices. Asian equities traded higher across the… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 1 August

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Markets Update, 21 July

      Global Shares Flat Bond Yields Decline as Euro Strengthens Increased hawkishness from the ECB helps the Euro rally     Bonds gained and the euro headed for its strongest level against the dollar since January 2015 on bets the European Central Bank will start tapering its stimulus program. European stocks fell as… Continue reading Markets Update, 21 July