Opinion – Monday 14 October 2019

Signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks sent Equity Markets to the biggest gain in a week and had Wall Street handicappers making odds on a bigger rally to come. The S&P 500 Index climbed to within 1.8% of a record after President Donald Trump said the two...

Opinion – Friday 11 October 2019

Stocks gained and Treasury yields jumped as investors kept a careful eye on the latest trade developments amid high-level meetings between American and Chinese officials. The pound surged on talk of a Brexit deal. Banks and automakers led the S&P 500 Index...

Opinion – Thursday 10 October 2019

U.S. Equity Markets advanced on optimism that the U.S. and China will make progress in trade talks this week despite some conflicting signals on the outlook. Treasury yields climbed. The S&P 500 Index ended the day up almost 1% in a rally fuelled by speculation...

Opinion – Wednesday 9 October 2019

U.S. Equity Markets tumbled on concern tensions with China are escalating just days before high-level talks between officials from the world’s biggest economies. Chipmakers led the S&P 500 Index to a 1.6% loss and Chinese companies that trade in New York sank to...

Opinion – Tuesday 8 October 2019

U.S. equities declined as investors tried to gauge the outlook for a trade deal between China and the Trump administration. Treasuries slipped and the US Dollar gained. The S&P 500 Index ended the day about half a percentage point lower after bouncing between...

Opinion – Monday 7 October 2019

U.S. Equity Markets gained along with Treasuries after solid hiring data quelled recession fears without crushing the odds of future Federal Reserve easing. The US Dollar declined. The S&P 500 rose the most in seven weeks — though still suffered its third...