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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, 9 October

      Global stocks swings between green and red. Dollar drifting. Ten Years Ago:  S&P 500 Hit Its Pre-Crisis Peak. Turkish lira sinks on political tensions. Chinese stocks rise after holiday. Expect un-defused Tensions in Spain after today.     European stocks are slightly higher, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index up 0.13%. Spain’s IBEX… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 9 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, 2 October

Global Stocks Keep Climbing. Euro pressured by Tensions in Spain. Spain risk spreads keep widening. Spanish bonds, stocks under pressure. The euro slipped on Monday after police-marred-violence independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia region fueled anxiety over political risk in the euro zone. Stocks mostly started the month higher Monday even as escalating tensions around Catalonia… Continue reading Daily Markets Update, 2 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