September 2017

  • September 26th, 2017
    Market Headlines 26/9/2017

    US US. stocks fell, with the S&P declining 0.2%, as selling in large-cap technology shares intensified. US Treasuries advanced with gold after North Korea ratcheted up tensions with America. Haven assets advanced after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho described President Donald Trump’s recent comments as tantamount to a declaration of war.   Europe In Europe, equities […]

  • September 25th, 2017
    Market Headlines 25/9/2017

    US The S&P 500 closed marginally higher on Friday, with Telecoms and Energy leading gainers, despite North Korea’s threat of testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. US bond yields were slightly firmer for the session, as the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond fell to 2.25% (prices rose) after posting a strong rebound […]

  • September 20th, 2017
    Market Headlines 20/09/2017

    US The S&P 500 Index edged higher for a third day, rising 0.1%. Moves in the dollar and US Treasury yields were also muted after Donald Trump gave a speech to the United Nations and as the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting. Market attention will turn to the Fed decision today, with a focus on details […]

  • September 19th, 2017
    Market Headlines 19/9/2017

    US US. stocks advanced to fresh records, with the S&P 500 edging up a further 0.1%, while the dollar halted a two-day drop and Treasury yields rose as investors remained optimistic about the economy. Markets maintained a risk-on stance after last week’s gains, with investors turning attention to this week’s Federal Reserve meeting. While the central […]

  • September 18th, 2017
    Market Headlines 18/9/2017

    US US stocks advanced on Friday, rising 0.2%, leading to a total weekly gain of 1.6%, the biggest weekly advance since January. Up 12% since January, the S&P 500 is on course for its best annual gain in four years. Among the index sectors, technology shares rebounded and banks climbed with Treasury yields. The US […]

  • September 14th, 2017
    Market Headlines 14/9/2017

    US US. stocks edged slightly higher yesterday, rising 0.1%, as investors await the release of the latest readings on inflation for clues on the Federal Reserve’s next policy move. In political news, renewed hope for a U.S. tax overhaul also helped the dollar, as the trade weighted currency increased for a third day. Trump administration officials and congressional […]

  • September 13th, 2017
    Market Headlines 13/9/2017

    US US. stocks extended their climb yesterday, rising 0.3%, in a broad-based advance as volatility ebbed. In currency news, there was a pause in the dollar’s two-day climb as traders await economic data for clues on the pace of U.S. interest-rate increases. Tomorrow’s US inflation data release will be crucially important for the market surrounding Fed […]

  • September 12th, 2017
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  • September 12th, 2017
    Market Headlines 12/9/2017

    US The S&P 500 Index rose the most since April, gaining 1.1%, closing at a record high. The move came after hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea refrained from an expected missile test. The yield on the US ten year rose to 2.14%, its biggest one day jump since January. Yields have come under pressure […]

  • September 8th, 2017
    Market Headlines 8/9/2017

    US The S&P 500 closed flat yesterday. Within sectors, Healthcare was the standout performer, gaining 1.1%, while Banks (-1.8%) and Insurers (-1.9%) were hit respectively by lower bond yields and concerns of damage from Hurricane Irma. 10-year US treasury yields moved to a new YTD low during the day yesterday, settling 6bps lower at 2.04%. […]