Opinion – Thursday 8 December 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Wednesday lower as the S&P and NDX closed lower for a fifth consecutive session. The NDX led yesterday’s decline with a loss of 0.45%, helping the VIX to again close higher by 2.30% at a price of 22.68. Markets continued to decline,...

Opinion – Wednesday 7 December 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Tuesday lower led by the 2.01% fall in the NASDAQ 100. With all three American Indexes falling, the VIX built on Monday’s gains, closing higher by 6.84% at a price of 22.17. Markets continued the week’s decline. Headlines continue to...

Opinion – Tuesday 6 December 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Monday lower led by the 1.79% fall in the S&P 500. The across the board selling saw the VIX reverse recent weakness by closing higher by a huge 9% at a price of 20.75. Markets started the week moving lower, with the S&P 500 Index...

Opinion – Monday 5 December 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Friday mixed. Despite the mostly lower close, the VIX fell a further 4%, closing at a price of 19.09 Markets started the day at the lows. Stocks had rallied sharply on Wednesday afternoon following a speech given by Federal Reserve...

Opinion – Friday 2 December 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Thursday mixed after a volatile session that saw plenty of two-way price action. Investors were still reeling with optimism from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s dovish comments on Wednesday. With investors expecting a slowdown...

Opinion – Thursday 1 December 2022

U.S. equity markets finished Wednesday higher led by the 4.58% rally in the NASDAQ 100. This across the board rally saw the VIX fall 6%. Markets finished much higher Wednesday, with much of the momentum from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments at...

Opinion – Wednesday 30 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Tuesday lower, led by the 0.73% fall in the NDX after Treasury Yields rose. Markets finished mixed on a relatively quiet day for American Economic news. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index reading for November came in...

Opinion – Tuesday 29 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Monday lower led by the 1.54% fall in the S&P. The across the board selling, saw the VIX end the day with gain over 8%. Markets finished lower as China’s COVID-19 lockdown developments dominated headlines. Investors are worried...

Opinion – Monday 28 November 2022

U.S Equity Markets were only open for a half-day on Friday. Markets closed mixed as the Dow made a new recovery high, closing with a gain of 0.45% while the NASDAQ 100 finished the session with a loss of 0.70%. Volume as you would expect was non-existent. European...

Opinion – Friday 25 November 2022

With American Markets closed yesterday and only open for a half-day today, trading was subdued across the board. European Markets closed higher, led by the 0.70% gain in the German DAX, while the FTSE again struggled which is no surprise given the ramp higher in...

Opinion – Thursday 24 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Wednesday higher led by the 0.97% gain in the NASDAQ 100. Markets finished positive following a rather uneventful trading day before the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors were given optimistic news from the Federal Open Market...

Opinion – Wednesday 23 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Tuesday led by the 1.48% rally in the NASDAQ 100. Markets finished higher – reversing Monday’s losses as investors received a slight boost from positive retail earnings on this holiday-shortened trading week. Momentum continues to build...

Opinion – Tuesday 22 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Monday lower led by the 1.06% fall in the NASDAQ 100. Despite the lower closes, the VIX also closed lower by over 2%. Markets had a quiet start to a holiday-shortened trading week. A surge in COVID-19 cases in China quelled burgeoning...

Opinion – Monday 21 November 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished Friday higher after a quiet end to the week, led by the 0.59% gain in the Dow. Markets finished higher following a late rally, albeit it was an uneventful Friday. No major economic highlights were reported. Fedspeak was rather calm as well...