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Markets Update, 17 May

      Oil Keeps Climbing Asia Stocks Drift US 10y Yield 3.1% Widest against Bund since 1989 Sterling Volatility on Conflicting Custom Union reports.   Ten-year U.S. Treasury yields hit 3.1 percent on Thursday as global markets continued to adjust to an upbeat outlook for the world’s largest economy. Transatlantic Gap: Stock futures drop… Continue reading Markets Update, 17 May

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Markets Update, 23 April

        Stocks Slip as Treasury Yields Rise European shares end positive supported by financials Dollar Rallies     European shares edged up on Monday as a rise in U.S. Treasury yields helped lift bank stocks to nearly 5-week highs, more than offsetting a disappointing update from UBS (UBSG.S) and losses among bond-proxy… Continue reading Markets Update, 23 April

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Markets Update, 16 April

      US Stocks Rise U.S. Stocks Get a Boost from Strong Corporate Results Dow Tests Critical Technical Support European shares higher as Results come in. Putin Warns Of Global “Chaos” If West Hits Syria Again     U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday as companies that reported strong corporate earnings helped push major… Continue reading Markets Update, 16 April

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Markets Update, 10 April

      China Standoff Easing: Risk-On mood. Bonds are not Buying it: Risk-Off. Wall Street opens higher as tech stocks gain. Asian Stocks Rally.     With trade war fears easing after the overnight speech from Chinese president Xi, US markets have opened sharply higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently 390 points… Continue reading Markets Update, 10 April

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Markets Update, 6 April

        European Shares Fall on Renewed Trade Tensions. US Stocks Fall. US Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 17-Year Low. Trump orders review of further trade tariffs, China Responds S&P 500 halts three-day rally; gold rises with Treasuries   U.S. stocks slumped and Treasuries rose as investors assessed the latest threat to the global… Continue reading Markets Update, 6 April

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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, 13 March

      Stocks Climb before CPI tomorrow. U.S. Inflation Could Offer  Clues on Pace of Rate Hikes. Why Global Economy may be due for a Downswing     World shares inched higher on Tuesday, eking out limited gains as investors kept a wary eye on a U.S. inflation reading later in the day that… Continue reading Markets Update, 13 March