Opinion – Friday 20 September 2019

U.S. Equities ended the day near where they started as investors failed to find a catalyst to lift the benchmark stock index to an all-time high. The  US Dollar sank and Treasuries rose amid a slew of fresh monetary-policy decisions. The S&P 500 Index closed...

Opinion – Thursday 19 September 2019

Federal Reserve policy makers lowered their main interest rate for a second time this year and Chairman Jerome Powell said that “moderate” policy moves should be sufficient to sustain the U.S. expansion. “We took this step to help keep the U.S. economy strong in the...

Opinion – Wednesday 18 September 2019

Treasuries rallied and stocks eked out a gain a day before the Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates. Oil plunged as Saudi Arabia restarted the plant damaged in a weekend attack. Crude gave back some of Monday’s 15% surge as Saudi officials said they had...

Opinion – Tuesday 17 September 2019

U.S. Equity Markets slipped, oil surged and investors sought out assets considered to be havens in times of trouble after a strike on Saudi Arabia’s crude production heightened geopolitical risk. Losses for automakers helped drag the S&P 500 Index down the most...

Opinion – Monday 16 September 2019

U.S. stocks finished the week mixed as Treasury Yields jumped to six-week highs and the US Dollar slipped. All three major U.S. Indexes still closed higher for a third consecutive week after being whipsawed by a rotation from growth to value shares by some investors....

Opinion – Friday 13 September 2019

Equity Markets gained on speculation the U.S. and China could be moving closer to a trade deal and after Europe’s Central Bankers restarted stimulus. U.S. equity gauges advanced after Bloomberg reported that Trump administration officials have discussed offering a...

Opinion – Thursday 12 September 2019

Equity Markets rallied, with the Nasdaq Composite Index rising to the highest level since July, as the rotation from momentum to value shares that began at the start of the week slowed. Crude oil plunged after President Donald Trump indicated that sanctions on Iran...

Opinion – Wednesday 11 September 2019

U.S. Equity Markets erased losses in the final moments of trading as investors continued to gravitate to value shares. Treasury yields rose for a fifth day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed positive, while the S&P 500 was little changed and the NASDAQ...

Opinion – Tuesday 10 September 2019

U.S. Equities finished mixed as investors ditched the companies behind the latest risk-on rally, while Sovereign Bond Yields rose in Europe and America. High-flying health-care shares led declines Monday, as some on Wall Street including Goldman’s Asad Haider sounded...

Opinion – Monday 9 September 2019

U.S. stocks eked out a third straight advance, while Treasuries were mixed as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s latest comments did little to alter views on Federal Reserve policy. The US Dollar fell. The S&P 500 gained for a second week after the Fed...

Opinion – Friday 6 September 2019

U.S. Equity Markets surged and Treasuries tumbled after a raft of data bolstered confidence in the American economy and trade tensions eased. The US Dollar edged lower while precious metals were also hit hard. The S&P 500 jumped to a five-week high, led by Tech...

Opinion – Thursday 5 September 2019

Stocks advanced as a broad easing of risks across the globe gave investors a reprieve. The US Dollar fell the most since June, while Treasuries were mixed. The S&P 500 rebounded from Tuesday’s losses along with European and Asian shares as political tensions...

Opinion – Wednesday 4 September 2019

Stocks fell as trade talks between the U.S. and China struck another stumbling block, while Treasuries rose and the US Dollar declined after a gauge of American Manufacturing signalled contraction for the first time in three years. The S&P 500 dropped for the...

Opinion – Tuesday 3 September 2019

U.S. Equity Futures fell while European stocks climbed and Asian shares were mixed after the latest China-tariff hikes kicked in. The US Dollar rose alongside gold. Contracts on the three main U.S. Indexes slipped on Monday, a day after President Donald Trump’s duties...