August 2017

  • August 30th, 2017
    Market Headlines 30/8/2017

    US US. stocks closed 0.1% higher yesterday, recovering from losses at the start of the session following North Korea’s firing of a missile over Japan. Despite no significant change in the US economic backdrop, investor concerns surrounding North Korea is translating into a weaker dollar and lower rate hike expectations. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries fell to […]

  • August 29th, 2017
    Market Headlines 29/8/2017

    US Equity markets began the week on a cautious note while the US dollar remained under pressure following the absence of monetary policy clues in Jackson Hole speeches last week. The S&P 500 finished broadly flat yesterday, with Healthcare and Technology the primary outperformers and Financials and Energy notable laggards. Oil prices fell 1.0% as […]

  • August 28th, 2017
    Market Headlines 28/8/2017

    US US stocks had a moderately positive session on Friday following the highly anticipated Jackson Hole speeches from key central bank figures. The S&P 500 gained 0.2%, with Telecoms and Energy contributing the most gains. Oil prices moved higher as observants watched the progress of Storm Harvey towards Texas. Brent Crude settled 0.7% higher and […]

  • August 23rd, 2017
    Market Headlines 23/8/2017

    US US stocks and the dollar rebounded yesterday as an absence of further negative news from the Administration in Washington DC and a lull in tensions between the US and North Korea encouraged a more risk-on mood. The S&P 500 gained 1.0%, with Technology and Materials stocks providing the most gains. Energy stocks were also […]

  • August 22nd, 2017
    Market Headlines 22/8/2017

    US US stocks began the week on a cautious note, inching 0.1% higher, as participants continue to focus on political uncertainty in Washington and simmering tensions between the US and North Korea. The dollar remained under pressure yesterday, trading 0.5% lower against the euro to $1.1808 ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium on Thursday. Oil […]

  • August 21st, 2017
    Market Headlines 21/8/2017

      US –  US stocks closed 0.2% lower Friday, erasing intra-day gains into the close as US political risk continued to dominate. Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, became the latest high-ranking official to leave the White House on Friday. –  The standout fall in stocks for the session came from the retail sector, with […]

  • August 11th, 2017
    Market Headlines 11/8/2017

    US US. stocks declined, falling 1.4%, as geopolitical tension between the U.S. and North Korea continued to sap global equity markets. In economic news, US inflation data will be released today. U.S. inflation has missed estimates for four months in a row, but July may have broken the streak. The market will be focused on […]

  • August 10th, 2017
    Market Headlines – 10/8/2017

    US US Stocks were unchanged yesterday as U.S. President Donald Trump heightened his rhetoric against North Korea to an unprecedented level. In currency news, the dollar was little changed, with the Swiss franc registering the best performance against the greenback as the increased geopolitical tension drove investors towards safe haven assets. The focus for the US remains the […]

  • August 4th, 2017
    Human Behaviour during the Investment Cycle

  • August 4th, 2017
    Market Headlines 4/8/2017

    US §  US equities suffered losses yesterday, falling 0.2%, led by weakness in energy names. §  Exploration & Production companies were the leading decliners amongst energy names following disappointment about declining volumes and also the mix between oil and natural gas. §  In bond markets today the focus will be on key jobs data released […]