Opinion – Monday 12 September 2022

U.S. Equity Markets ended Friday’s session higher, led by the 2.17% gain in the NASDAQ 100. This move higher saw the VUX close 3.5% lower at a price of 22.79. Markets closed higher as stocks snapped a three-week losing streak. Federal Reserve Governors continue to...

Opinion – Friday 9 September 2022

Following another volatile trading session a weaker Dollar saw U.S. equity markets finished yesterday’s session higher, led by the S&P which closed with a gain of 0.66%. Markets closed higher Thursday as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated the central...

Opinion – Thursday 8 September 2022

The NASDAQ 100 broke a seven-day losing streak to lead Equity Markets higher, closing with a 2.07% gain on Wednesday. Markets closed higher as investors await next Tuesday’s August Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) numbers to get a better idea of whether...

Opinion – Wednesday 7 September 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished yesterday’s session lower following another volatile trading day. Higher Bond Yields saw the NASDAQ 100 lead the declines with a loss of 0.77%. This move lower saw the VIX close higher by 5,65%. August ISM Services Index came in at 56.9 –...

Opinion – Tuesday 6 September 2022

European Equity Markets closed lower but well off their morning lows after the announcement late Friday that Russia was cutting off all gas supplies to Europe. Another forward-looking indicator shows inflation growth is dropping. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell...

Opinion – Monday 5 September 2022

U.S. Equity Markets finished the week lower led by the NASDAQ 100 which closed with a loss of 1.44%. Markets were volatile on Friday. August Nonfarm Payrolls showed job growth slightly ahead of consensus. But an increase in the labour participation rate caused the...

Opinion – Friday 2 September 2022

Following a volatile trading session, a late rally saw U.S. Equity Markets finished yesterday’s session mixed as the Dow closed higher by 0.46% while the Small Cap Russell 2000 finished the day lower by 1.15%. Thursday’s session saw that a batch of better economic...

Opinion – Thursday 1 September 2022

U.S. Equity Markets closed lower for the fourth consecutive trading session, led by the 0.88% decline in the Dow. Surprisingly, the VIX also closed lower by 1.30% at a price of 25.87. Markets were lower Wednesday as the August ADP National Employment report showed...

Opinion – Wednesday 31 August 2022

U.S. Equity Markets closed lower for the third consecutive trading session, led by the 1.13% fall in the NASDAQ 100. Markets turned lower Tuesday as investors grew nervous following reports of Taiwan firing live rounds at a Chinese drone flying in its sovereign...

Opinion – Tuesday 30 August 2022

U.S. Equity Markets continued Friday’s sell-off, led by the NASDAQ  100s 1% loss. This move lower saw the VIX close higher by 2.5% at a price of 26.21. The VIX has now broken above its key 50 and 200 Day Moving Averages. It needs a break and close below 24 to negate...

Opinion – Monday 29 August 2022

U.S. Equity Markets got battered on Friday, led by the 4.1% fall in the NASDAQ 100. This move lower drove the VIX higher by a huge 17%, closing at a price of 25.56. Markets got slammed as investors digested Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the...

Opinion – Friday 26 August 2022

U.S. Equity Markets had a strong last hour led by the NASDAQ 100 which ended Thursday with a gain of 1.75%. This move higher saw the VIX crushed again, closing lower by 4.56% at a price of 21.78. Markets were higher as investors await Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

Opinion – Thursday 25 August 2022

Following four consecutive down days for the S&P, the market finally stabilised yesterday as the S&P led the gains, closing higher by 0.29%. This move higher saw the VIX fall over 5% at a price of 22.82. Markets closed higher Wednesday as investors await...

Opinion – Wednesday 24 August 2022

U.S. Equity Markets closed lower for the fourth consecutive trading session, led by the 0.47% fall in the Dow. Markets were lower Tuesday as investors grow anxious ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on...