Opinion – Monday 3 February 2020

Equity Markets slumped and bonds rallied on heightened concern that the spread of the coronavirus will slam global economic growth. The S&P 500 Index erased its 2020 gain and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 600 points as traders remained on...

Opinion – Friday 31 January 2020

U.S. Equity Markets had a strong finish after the World Health Organization stepped up efforts to combat the coronavirus by declaring a global health emergency. The S&P 500 Index erased losses after WHO said travel and trade restrictions were not necessary,...

Opinion – Thursday 30 January 2020

U.S. Equity Markets struggled near record highs on speculation that a recent rally outpaced the risks to global economic growth. Bonds climbed. The S&P 500 Index wiped out an early advance after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that uncertainties about...

Wednesday 29 January 2020

U.S. stocks climbed the most since October on speculation that efforts to contain the coronavirus will prevent a major economic fallout. The S&P 500 Index rebounded from its worst sell-off in four months, with technology shares leading the charge. Some of the...

Opinion – Tuesday 28 January 2020

Equity Markets slumped and bonds rallied as concern over the impact of a deadly virus that originated in China rattled global markets. The S&P 500 Index fell the most in almost four months, the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its 2020 gain and the Nasdaq-100...

Opinion – Monday 27 January 2020

The spread of a deadly respiratory virus rattled global markets, sending U.S. stocks lower and fuelling demand for havens in Government Bonds and Gold. Oil fell for a fourth day on concern the outbreak will dent economic growth. The S&P 500 Index posted its...

Opinion – Friday 24 January 2020

U.S. Equities eked out a small advance, dodging the losses that took hold in Europe and Asia, as investors evaluated the risk that a deadly respiratory virus spreading from China could curb global growth. Treasuries climbed and oil dropped. Gains for big tech...

Opinion – Thursday 23 January 2020

U.S. Equities edged higher in volatile trading as investors considered the potential for a virus that emerged in China to eventually dent economic growth. Oil tumbled on concern the market is oversupplied. The S&P 500 Index ended the day up less than 0.1%, lifted...

Opinion – Wednesday 22 January 2020

U.S. Equities fell on reports that a deadly respiratory illness that originated in China had migrated to the U.S., spurring concern about the potential economic impact. Industrial and consumer shares were among the worst performers as the S&P 500 Index pulled...

Opinion – Tuesday 21 January 2020

The U.S. Dollar pared earlier gains on Monday after French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump agreed not to impose tariffs in their digital tax dispute until at least the end of this year. Crude oil rose following supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq. European...

Opinion – Monday 20 January 2020

U.S Equities extended last week’s relentless push to all-time highs as positive U.S. and China economic data, low interest rates and easing trade tensions propelled investor optimism. The US Dollar strengthened and Gold climbed. The benchmark S&P 500 Index, along...

Opinion – Friday 17 January 2020

The record-setting rally in U.S. equities accelerated in the wake of Wednesday’s China trade deal and signs consumer demand remains strong. Bond yields rose. All three main U.S. stock benchmarks surged to all-time highs after setting multiple records earlier this...

Opinion – Thursday 16 January 2020

U.S. stocks closed at record highs as investors assessed the details of the partial trade deal with China. Treasuries gained and the US Dollar weakened. The benchmark S&P 500 finished short of an earlier all-time intraday high after President Donald Trump...

Opinion – Wednesday 15 January 2020

U.S. Equities retreated from all-time highs after Bloomberg reported that existing tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods will likely stay in place until after the presidential election. The S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Indexes all...