Opinion – Thursday 11 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day lower, after a volatile trading session which saw the VIX closed higher by 6% at a price of 18.84. The NASDAQ 100 led the decline with a loss of 1.44%. CPI data for October was 6.2%, well above the estimate. This shows that...

Opinion – Wednesday 10 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day slightly in the red, led by the NASDAQ 100’s 0.71% decline. Coming into yesterday, the S&P 500 had closed at an all-time high for eight straight days. That was the longest streak since 1997. So some profit-taking in stocks was...

Opinion – Tuesday 9 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day higher, led by the Dow which again closed at a new all-time high after rising 0.29%. Markets rose after the House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. This sent the bill to President Joe...

Opinion – Monday 8 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rose as the economy added more jobs than expected, finishing the day higher, led by Dow closing at a new all-time high with a gain of 0.58%. Strong jobs data pushed markets higher. The Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Nonfarm Payroll data for...

Opinion – Friday 5 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rose as Jobless Claims fell to a 19-month low, led by the 1.25% surge in the NASDAQ 100, as yet again the NDX and S&P closed at new all-time highs. Employment data was the big driver of the day. Weekly Jobless Claims fell again, beating...

Opinion – Thursday 4 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets soared on the Federal Reserve’s policy decision, with all three main Indexes closing yet again at new all-time highs. Markets were on hold throughout most of the day as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. In the...

Opinion – Wednesday 3 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets added to Monday’s gains, as all three Indexes closed at new all-time highs led by the Dow which closed 0.39% higher. Markets opened flat and rose throughout the day. Earnings season remains a tailwind for markets, with strong reports from DuPont de...

Opinion – Tuesday 2 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets bounced around to start the month, trading in a narrow range ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC Meeting, as the NASDAQ 100 again led the gains, closing higher by 0.35%. Markets opened higher and held onto their gains throughout the day. In terms of economic...

Opinion – Monday 1 November 2021

U.S. Equity Markets traded in a narrow range for most of Friday’s session before surging in the last 20 minutes of trading, as both the NDX and S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs. The NDX led the gains closing 0.46% higher.  Markets opened lower on big tech...

Opinion – Friday 29 October 2021

In contrast to Wednesday, U.S. Equity Markets finished yesterday’s trading session higher, led by both the NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs, as the NDX led the rally with a gain of 1.15%. 281,000 individuals filed Jobless Claims in the week...

Opinion – Thursday 28 October 2021

After a volatile trading session, U.S. equity markets largely finished the day lower led by the Dow closing with a loss of 0.74%. The volatility was reflected in the VIX which at one stage was trading 3% lower, before reversing in the last hour, to close higher by...

Opinion – Wednesday 27 October 2021

U.S. Equity Markets gained on Tuesday, but finished the day largely mixed after a late sell-off which saw the Dow close unchanged while the S&P closed at a new all-tine high with a gain of 0.18%. Markets trended higher on strong economic data despite some...

Opinion – Tuesday 26 October 2021

U.S. Equity Markets were volatile on Friday following comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell, before turning around to post record highs to start the week, led by both the Dow and S&P 500 which closed higher by 0.18% and 0.47% respectively. Equities sold off on...

Opinion – Friday 22 October 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rallied again, led by the S&P 500 which closed at a new all-time high with a gain of 0.30%. However, after the close Futures Markets sold off following an earnings miss from Intel. Jobs data was the big headline of the day. In the week ending...