Opinion – Friday 23 August 2019

U.S. stocks were mixed as a slide in technology companies offset a rally in bank shares. Treasuries dropped as Federal Reserve officials cast doubt on further Interest-Rate cuts. The S&P 500 Index closed little changed, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Opinion Thursday 22 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets pared gains and Treasuries fell as Federal Reserve Minutes fell short of signalling the Central Bank was ready to cut Interest Rates sharply. The S&P 500 Index moved away from Wednesday’s highs and two-year Treasury yields surged after the...

Opinion – Wednesday 21 August 2019

Equity Markets closed lower while Treasuries climbed as investors assessed the latest news on trade talks and awaited more clues on Monetary Policy. The S&P 500 Index halted a three-day rally after U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told CNBC that Huawei...

Opinion – Tuesday 20 August 2019

Stocks climbed after the Trump administration signalled progress on trade negotiations and speculation grew that major central banks will shore up their economies. The US Dollar rallied to this year’s high. The S&P 500 Index rose for a third day, led...

Opinion – Monday 19 August 2019

U.S. stock markets rose for a second day last Friday as investors got a reprieve from trade posturing and speculation mounted that European officials will bolster stimulus if growth in the region continues to sputter. Treasuries nudged lower, lifting yields from...

Opinion – Friday 16 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day higher after getting whipsawed throughout the session as Treasury yields plummeted to levels unseen in years amid concerns about the prospect of a global recession. The S&P 500 swung more than 1% from its high to low for a...