Opinion – Friday 12 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets tumbled the most in 12 weeks as the torrid surge in Equities came to a screeching halt amid economic jitters. Treasuries surged with the US Dollar. The S&P 500 sank almost 6%, approaching the 7% threshold that would trigger an...

Opinion – Thursday 11 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets whipsawed, the US Dollar fell and Treasuries rallied as investors assessed the Federal Reserve’s views on the economy. In a very volatile session, the S&P 500 closed lower as Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pandemic could inflict...

Opinion – Wednesday 10 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets dropped on concern the blistering rally in risk assets overshot economic prospects. Treasuries climbed. The S&P 500 halted a surge that drove the gauge higher for 2020, led by energy and industrial companies. Small-cap shares underperformed...

Opinion – Tuesday 9 June 2020

The torrid rally in U.S. Equities pushed the S&P 500 into the green for the year as easing lockdowns bolstered economic optimism. The US  Dollar fell. A jump to a 15-week high on Monday extended the benchmark’s surge from its March low to almost 45%. Energy...

Opinion – Monday 8 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets jumped and Treasuries fell after a jobs report that far surpassed analysts’ forecasts bolstered expectations for the economy to rebound quickly from Coronavirus lockdowns. The S&P 500 Index rose 2.6% and posted a third weekly advance, leaving...

Opinion – Friday 5 June 2020

Equity Markets closed lower in the U.S. and Europe as concern the recent rally had gone too far overshadowed new stimulus measures and encouraging economic data. The S&P 500 Index fell less than half a percentage point, still its biggest drop in two weeks,...

Opinion – Thursday 4 June 2020

Global Equity Markets extended their rally into an eighth straight day as investors clung to optimism for a quick economic recovery from the pandemic. The Nasdaq 100 briefly surpassed its February closing record. Banks led the S&P 500 Index toward a three-month...

Opinion – Wednesday 3 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets rose alongside Equities in Europe and Asia amid new bouts of stimulus and positive economic signals as Coronavirus lockdowns ease. The US Dollar slumped for a fourth consecutive day. Two shares rose on the S&P 500 Index for every one that...

Opinion – Tuesday 2 June 2020

U.S. Equity Markets rose as investors focused on signs of economic recovery amid further tension with China, lackluster virus drug-test results and spreading protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police. The US Dollar slumped. The...

Opinion – Friday 29 May 2020

U.S. Equity Markets erased gains and ended lower after President Donald Trump said he would hold a press conference today to discuss China, potentially stoking tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The S&P 500 lost an advance of more than 1% on...

Opinion – Thursday 28 May 2020

U.S. Equity Markets advanced for a third day on rising optimism the pandemic’s damage to the economy has peaked. Treasuries rose and Oil slipped. The S&P 500 climbed to an 11-week high, holding above 3,000 points and its average price for the past 200 days,...

Opinion – Wednesday 27 May 2020

U.S. Equity Markets rose, but closed sharply off their highs after Bloomberg News reported that the Trump administration is considering sanctions on Chinese officials, threatening to escalate tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The S&P 500 ended...

Opinion – Tuesday 26 May 2020

U.S. and European Equity Futures rose with Asian stocks Tuesday despite escalating geopolitical risks, with Japan leading gains as the world’s third-largest economy reopened. Treasuries dipped in early European trading after the three-day U.S. weekend, while the US...

Opinion – Monday 25 May 2020

U.S. Equity Markets rallied into the close of trading after whipsawing investors during a volatile week that featured optimism over the reopening of the economy and a renewal of trade tensions. The US Dollar strengthened and Oil snapped a six-day winning streak. The...