Opinion – Wednesday 20 March 2019

The US stocks ended yesterday’s trading session mixed.  The Dow and S&P closed marginally lower after making new Year to Date highs while the NASDAQ closed 0.12% higher. The Dow fell 300 points from its 26109 high print before a late rally. After the bell Fed Ex...

Opinion – Tuesday 19 March 2019

The US stock Indices, end the session higher propelled by higher financials, energy and technology shares. Boeing (transportation) were lower with Boeing subtracting 40+ points from the Dow by itself. Nevertheless, the major Indices rebounded from negative levels...

Opinion – Friday 15 March 2019

A quiet past 24 hours, all things Sterling included even though we now have at least some idea of ‘’what happens next’’ on Brexit. Risk sentiment has been (very marginally) impaired from reports that a Trump-Xi meeting is looking unlikely before late April at the...

Opinion – Thursday 14 March 2019

The UK parliament has voted by just four votes – to support the so-called Speldman amendment which rejects a ‘’no deal’’ Brexit in clearer terms than the Prime Minister’s own motion. Yet the Prime Minister’s own motion rejecting leaving without a deal has also...

Opinion – Wednesday 13 March 2019

Brexit has continued to dominate the markets’ attention in the past 24 hours, with a new deal yesterday then the vote on that deal in the House of Commons last night. A vote on the revised further 11th hour deal nutted out between Prime Minister May and Juncker has...

Opinion – Tuesday 12 March 2019

It has been a risk on past 24 hours with US equities leading the gains within developed markets.  A better than expected January US Retail Sales print has been one supporting factor despite downward revisions to what was already a soft December number. The US Dollar...