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MBC Financial Rebel Spirit Awards

The MBC Financial Rebel Spirit Awards were on Monday the 28th of March. Congratulations to all the finalists and the […]

MBC Financial wins more awards

MBC Financial is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Cork Pension and Investment Broker 2021 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation and have maintained our Business All-Star Accreditation for the second year in a row – 2020 and 2021.

Our team has been very busy over the last 8 weeks working with the All- Ireland Business Foundation to maintain our Business All-Star Accreditation Certificate.

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Financial Markets Update – 21/9/2018

US US equities had a positive session yesterday, closing at fresh all-time highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.8%, with Technology […]

Financial Markets – 12/9/2018

US US stocks extended their positive start to the week, rising 0.4% yesterday. Telecoms and Energy were the primary outperformers […]

Financial Markets Update – 21/8/2018

US US. stocks and Treasuries rose yesterday as traders held onto hopes for an easing of the trade war and […]

Financial Market Update – 8/8/2018

US US. stocks edged higher, rising 0.3%, pushing their winning streak to four days amid a relative cooling of protectionist […]

Financial Market Update – 31/7/2018

US US stocks began the week on a soft note as Technology shares extended recent losses. The S&P 500 settled […]

Financial Markets Update – 26/7/2018

US US. equities gained 0.9% yesterday, after it was reported Donald Trump reached an agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude […]

Financial Market Update – 25/7/2018

US US. equity benchmarks finished the day mostly higher, led by technology and health-care companies, while China’s efforts to support its economy […]

Financial Market – 23/7/2018

US US equities were down slightly on Friday while yields on Treasuries climbed the most since May as Trump reiterated […]

Financial Markets – 20/7/2018

US Stocks fell on Thursday amid a negative session for Bank shares and criticism of the Federal Reserve by President […]

Financial Market Headlines – 18/7/2018

US The S&P 500 rose 0.4% yesterday as gains in Materials and Technology stocks offset losses elsewhere. Technology stocks initially […]

Market Headlines – 21/5/2018

  US stocks closed marginally lower on Friday as ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China weighed on sentiment. […]

Market Headlines – 8/5/2018

US US. stocks edged higher following a spate of mergers and acquisitions while the dollar climbed to the strongest level […]

Market Headlines – 4/5/2018

US US equities rallied into the close, settling 0.2% lower after having been down as much as 1.6% earlier in […]

Market Headlines – 27/4/2018

US US. equities rose, gaining 1%, with technology shares rallying after strong earnings from Facebook Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. offered […]

Market Headlines – 24/4/2018

US US. stocks were little changed, with the S&P 500 ending the day virtually flat amid the slowest trading this […]

Market Headlines – 18/4/2018

US US stocks continued their strong start to the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.1%, with Technology and Consumer Discretionary […]

Market Headlines – 13/4/2018

US U.S. stocks advanced, and Treasuries retreated as President Donald Trump said he’s considering re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal he […]

Market Headlines – 11/4/2018

US US stocks closed sharply higher yesterday following a speech from Chinese President Xi that eased trade concerns. The S&P […]

Market Headlines – 9/4/2018

US The S&P 500 Index fell more than 2% and all 30 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated […]

Market Headlines – 21/3/2018

US US. stocks edged higher, led by energy-related companies, as equity markets shrugged off weakness in technology and threats of global trade […]

Market Headlines – 13/3/2018

US Stocks gave up early gains Monday as uncertainty over the prospect of tariffs undid some of the market’s recent […]

Market Headlines – 9/3/2018

US US stocks rose after President Donald Trump announced tariffs that were narrower than some traders had anticipated. The S&P […]

Market Headlines – 5/3/2018

US The S&P 500 ended the week on a positive note on Friday, closing 0.5% higher. The index had been […]

Market Headlines – 28/2/2018

US US. stocks sold off for the first time in three sessions and Treasuries slumped as investors weighed the potential […]

Market Headlines – 27/2/2018

US US. stocks rose to a nearly four-week high as continuing gains in Treasuries pushed yields further below 2.9%, alleviating […]

Market Headlines – 26/2/2018

US US equities ended the week on a positive note on Friday, gaining 1.6% for the session. Strength was broad-based, […]

Market Headlines – 16/2/2018

US The S&P 500 finished higher for a fifth consecutive session yesterday, rising 1.2%. Technology and Utilities were among the […]

Market Headlines – 15/2/2018

US US equities closed higher for a fourth consecutive session yesterday, reversing early losses to settle 1.3% stronger. Financials and […]

Market Headlines – 13/2/2018

US US. stocks gained, rising 1.4%, with financial markets showing signs of recovery after the worst week in two years […]

Market Headlines – 12/2/2018

US US. equities ended their worst week in two years on a positive note, gaining 1.2% Friday, but rate-hike fears […]

Market Headlines – 6/2/2018

US US equities had a volatile session yesterday, extending weakness from Friday’s session by closing a further 4.1% lower. While […]

Market Headlines – 30/1/2018

US The S&P 500 index declined by the most since September yesterday, falling 0.7% Yields on benchmark Treasury bonds touched […]

Market Headlines – 26/1/2018

US equities reversed early losses yesterday to settle the session marginally higher following volatile moves in currency markets. The S&P […]

Market Headlines – 23/1/2018

US US equities gained 0.8% following the conclusion of the short-lived government shutdown yesterday. Telecoms, Energy and Consumer Discretionary were […]

Market Headlines – 18/1/2018

US US. stocks rose to fresh highs as companies continued to indicate the tax overhaul will boost earnings this year. […]

Market Headlines – 12/1/2018

US US stocks resumed their upward momentum yesterday as the S&P 500 rose 0.7%, led higher by gains in Energy […]

Market Headlines – 8/1/2018

US 2018 has begun on a positive note from an equity perspective, with the S&P 500 +2.6% last week, the […]

Market Headlines – 21/12/2017

US US bonds extended weakness from the previous session, the dollar moved lower against a basket of peers, while US […]

Market Headlines – 19/12/2017

US US stocks gained 0.5% yesterday, buoyed by optimism surrounding the tax reform agenda. Gains for the index were broad […]

Market Headlines – 18/12/2017

US US. stocks gained with the dollar as investors assessed messages from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings […]

Market Headlines – 13/12/2017

US US equities traded higher, oil prices retreated from recent highs and the US dollar gained following better than expected […]

Market Headlines – 8/12/2017

US US. stocks rose as investors evaluated the outlook for a final tax bill, while the dollar advanced for a fourth […]

Market Headlines – 6/12/2017

US Most U.S. stocks fell yesterday, with tech shares fading in afternoon trading, as investors assessed the impact of proposed […]

Market Headlines – 30/11/2017

US US. equities were unchanged as investors mulled over better-than-expected GDP data and reports of a missile launch in North […]

Market Headlines – 29/11/2017

US Stocks on Wall Street rose to fresh record highs yesterday, with Financials leading indices higher following testimony by Jerome […]

Market Headlines – 28/11/2017

US US. equities ended Monday little changed as declining oil prices pulled down energy stocks at the start of a […]

Market Headlines – 27/11/2017

US A rally in oil and optimism at the mall buoyed U.S. stocks to a record on Friday, with the […]

Market Headlines – 22/11/2017

US A strong session for Technology and Healthcare companies helped push the S&P 500 to a record closing high. The […]

Market Headlines – 21/11/2017

US The S&P 500 began the week on a positive note as gains in Tech stocks offset a soft session […]

Market Headlines – 16/11/2017

US A sell-off in commodity-sensitive names weighed on markets for a second consecutive session yesterday. The S&P 500 ended 0.6% […]

Market Headlines – 15/11/2017

US The S&P 500 Index fell for the third time in four days. Energy and materials producers led losses as […]

Market Headlines – 13/11/2017

US US. stocks declined on Friday, with the S&P 500 falling 0.1%, as health-care shares were dragged lower.  Energy stocks […]

Market Headlines – 10/11/2017

US US stocks closed lower Thursday, retreating from record highs on the back of growing concerns that tax reforms could […]

Market Headlines – 8/11/2017

US US stocks inched lower from record highs yesterday as Energy stocks gave back some of the previous sessions strong […]

Market Headlines – 7/11/2017

US Strong gains in Energy stocks and M&A activity in the Tech sector helped US stocks inch to fresh record […]

Market Headlines – 6/11/2017

US US stocks gained 0.3% Friday following a mixed batch of economic data releases and high-profile earnings reports. The US […]

Market Headlines – 2/11/2017

US US. stocks advanced and the dollar rose after the Federal Reserve acknowledged economic growth is solid. The S&P 500 […]

Market Headlines – 1/11/2017

US US. stocks capped the best month since February as the S&P 500 Index finished October with a gain of […]

Market Headlines – 27/10/2017

US US. stocks edged higher amid robust earnings from Twitter to United Parcel Service, speculation about the Federal Reserve’s next […]

Market Headlines – 23/10/2017

US US. stocks posted a sixth straight weekly gain, rising 0.9% for the week, on speculation Donald Trump was closer […]

Market Headlines – 20/10/2017

US The S&P 500 pared initial losses and bucked the trend of weak equity markets by closing in positive territory […]

Market Headlines 19/10/2017

US The S&P 500 edged another 0.1% higher, Energy stocks fell and oil prices pared gains following disappointing inventory data […]

Market Headlines 17/10/2017

US The S&P 500 finished 0.2% higher, with Telecoms and Financials leading advancers. Comments from President Trump on US drug […]

Market Headlines 16/10/2017

US US stocks edged slightly higher on Friday, rising 0.1% by the close. Economic data released on Friday showed a […]

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Market Headlines 10/10/2017

US US. stocks retreated in light trading, declining 0.2%, as investors assessed the latest political developments in Washington before the […]

Market Headline 6/10/2017

US The S&P 500 notched another fresh record high yesterday, gaining 0.6% on the day, marking the eighth consecutive positive […]

Market Headlines 3/10/2017

US US equities maintained their strong recent run. The S&P 500 gained 0.4%, settling at another fresh record high. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Market Headlines 7/9/2017

US US. stocks edged higher Wednesday, rising 0.3%, as energy stocks climbed with crude oil and shares of financial companies […]

Market Headlines 6/9/2017

US US. stocks fell, declining 0.8%, ending a six-day rally, as tensions with North Korea mounted and another Atlantic hurricane threatened […]

Market Headlines 5/9/2017

US US markets were closed yesterday for the Labour Day holiday. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% overall last week after […]

Market Headlines 4/9/2017

US US Stocks gained 0.2% on Friday while Treasury yields rose leading to bond price declines. The moves followed a […]

Market Headlines – 1/9/2017

US US stocks closed higher for a fifth consecutive session yesterday, gaining 0.6%, with Healthcare the standout performer. The dollar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Market Headlines 1st August 2017

US US. equities were relatively steady yesterday, falling just 0.1%, as the focus remains on earnings. In political news, after […]

Market Headlines 31/7/2017

US US stocks and the dollar ended the week on a cautious note Friday, with Technology among the laggards for […]

Market Headlines 28/7/2017

US The S&P 500 rallied from intra-day lows to close only marginally down. Technology stocks continued to be of focus […]

Market Headlines 27/7/2017

US. stocks fluctuated, while Treasuries turned higher (yields lower) and the dollar slipped after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and […]

Market Headlines 26/7/2017

US US. stocks rose for the first time in four days, rising 0.3%, as earnings season picked up pace with […]

Market Headlines 25/7/2017

US US. stocks ended mixed with the S&P declining 0.1%, while Alphabet Inc. slipped in after-hours trading as its results disappointed. […]

Market Headlines 21/7/2017

US The S&P 500 edged lower Thursday following a weak session for the dollar following comments from Mario Draghi and […]

Market Headlines 20/7/2017

US US equity markets, led by Healthcare, Energy and Materials stocks, rose to fresh record highs yesterday, as the S&P […]

Market Headlines 19/7/2017

US The US dollar slid to a 10-month low against a basket of currencies yesterday as the failure of Republicans […]

Market Headlines 18/7/2017

US The S&P 500 closed fractionally lower yesterday, broadly holding Friday’s record highs. Basic Materials stocks were the primary outperformer […]

Market Headlines 17/7/2017

US The S&P 500 closed at a fresh record high Friday, advancing 0.5%, despite a 0.5% decline for Financials and […]

Market Headlines 14/7/2017

Market Headlines US US equities rose within touching distance of record highs amid renewed optimism that the Federal Reserve would […]

Market Headlines 12th July 2017

US Fresh concerns about the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia during last year’s presidential election helped fuel a brief bout […]

Market Headlines: 10/07/2017

US Equity markets in the US finished last week on the front foot. The S&P 500 closed 0.6% higher on […]

Market Headlines: 23/6/2017

US US stocks closed flat as the S&P500 continued to trade in a tight range this month (but up almost […]

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