Opinion – Friday 13 December 2019

Boris Johnson won an emphatic election victory that redraws the political map of Britain and gives the Prime Minister the mandate he needs to pull the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The result spectacularly vindicated Johnson’s gamble on a snap election to...

Opinion – Thursday 12 December 2019

U.S. Equity Markets rose alongside Treasuries, while the US Dollar fell after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and its chairman signalled it would keep policy “somewhat accommodative.” The S&P 500 halted a two-day slide as investors viewed the...

Opinion – Wednesday 11 December 2019

U.S. Equities fell for a second day as investors pulled back ahead of the Federal Reserve rate decision, U.K. election and Sunday’s tariff deadline. Treasuries slipped. The S&P 500 Index fluctuated for most of the day before ending lower. Trade took centre stage,...

Opinion – Tuesday 10 December 2019

U.S. Equity Markets fell in thin trading as investors turned cautious ahead of a week full of potential catalysts, from central bank meetings to a looming tariff deadline. Treasury 10-year notes held modest gains. The S&P 500 ended at session lows in volumes...

Opinion – Monday 9 December 2019

Equity Markets rallied around the globe and Treasuries fell as better-than-expected data bolstered confidence in the world’s largest economy. The S&P 500 Index extended its advance into a third day after reports showed payrolls jumped 266,000 — the most...

Opinion – Friday 6 December 2019

U.S. Equity Markets advanced as investors speculated the Trump administration won’t move forward with a tariff hike on Chinese goods scheduled for Dec. 15. US Treasuries and the Dollar fell. The S&P 500 Index continued to rebound from a sell-off sparked by a...