• August 21st, 2018
    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 await clues from a meeting of central bankers later this week. The S&P 500 Index edged higher for a third day, rising 0.2%, led by companies in the consumer-discretionary sector. The 10-year Treasury yield declined […]

  • August 8th, 2018
    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 rhetoric between the world’s two largest economies and optimism growth can continue. Tesla Inc. gained after Elon Musk proposed taking the company private. The news dominated an otherwise quiet afternoon session on Wall Street, with […]

  • July 31st, 2018
    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 0.6% lower, with Technology stocks declining 1.8%. Trade concerns also were in the spotlight following reports that several countries – Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea –  will meet next week to […]

  • July 26th, 2018
    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 Juncker aimed at averting a trade war. The two sides agreed to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and lower industrial tariffs on both sides. The US 10-Year Treasury yield fell to 2.96% […]

  • July 25th, 2018
    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 spurred interest in higher-risk assets across Asia. The dollar slipped and 10-year Treasuries gained. The S&P 500 Index rose for the second straight day, gaining 0.5%, as positive earnings news overcame traders’ anxieties about simmering […]

  • July 23rd, 2018
    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 that he’s unhappy with the Federal Reserve tightening after the administration has worked so hard to grow the economy. The US dollar weakened the most since March, after President Donald Trump’s latest verbal salvos fanned investor concern […]

  • July 20th, 2018
    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 Trump. The S&P 500 settled 0.4% lower. In a televised interview, President Trump said he was not happy that the Fed was raising rates – “I’m not happy about it…but at the same time I’m […]

  • July 18th, 2018
    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 traded lower in the session following a disappointing earnings report from Netflix. Netflix shares dropped 15% at one point before rebounding throughout the day to settle 5% lower. Amazon shares touched a fresh all-time high. […]

  • May 21st, 2018
    Market Headlines – 21/5/2018

      US stocks closed marginally lower on Friday as ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China weighed on sentiment. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% as losses in Financials and Energy offset gains elsewhere. Semiconductor stocks were among the primary underperformers as weak guidance from Applied Materials, a maker of equipment used to produce chips, […]

  • May 8th, 2018
    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 this year. Tech shares were the best performers in the U.S., lifting the S&P 500 Index. Oil gained, rising 1.7%, following speculation the U.S. may pull out of a nuclear accord with Iran, escalating tensions in the […]