Opinion – Friday 28 June 2019

Stocks halted four days of declines as trade optimism reigned ahead of U.S.-China talks at the Group of 20 conference this weekend in Japan. Treasuries advanced. The S&P 500 headed for its best month since January, rebounding from a rout in May to leave it higher...

Opinion – Thursday 27 June 2019

Most U.S. stocks fell as trade concerns countered strength in the tech sector. Treasuries declined with Gold after investors eased back bets on a deep cut to interest rates next month. The S&P 500 dropped for a fourth-straight day, with three stocks retreating...

Opinion – Wednesday 26 June 2019

U.S. Equity Markets fell the most in more than three weeks as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned the downside risks to the economy have increased and Trump administration officials signalled a trade deal at the Group of 20 meeting is unlikely. Treasuries...

Opinion – Tuesday 25 June 2019

U.S. Equity Markets edged away from records as investors weighed expectations for easier monetary policy against concerns about a slowing global economy. Treasuries gained, while the US Dollar dropped. The S&P 500 fell for a second session, stalling below last...

Opinion – Monday 24 June 2019

U.S. Equities closed lower after touching record highs as an escalation of tensions with Iran cooled last week’s rally in risk assets sparked by dovish central banks. Oil surged. The S&P 500 fell for the first time last week even after hitting a fresh intra-day...

Opinion – Friday 21 June 2019

U.S. Equity Markets rose to a new record high, while sovereign bonds extended gains and the US Dollar slumped after central banks around the world continued a shift toward easier monetary policy. Oil surged amid rising tensions with Iran. The S&P 500 opened at an...

Opinion – Thursday 20 June 2019

U.S. Equities rallied for a third day and yields on shorter-maturity Treasuries tumbled after the Federal Reserve struck a dovish tone in its latest policy statement. The US Dollar weakened against almost all its major peers. The benchmark S&P 500 pushed within...

Opinion – Wednesday 19 June 2019

U.S. Equities approached all-time highs on optimism that President Donald Trump will de-escalate his trade war with China, adding to gains sparked by the ECB’s signal it is ready to cut interest rates if warranted. Treasuries and oil rallied. The S&P 500 trimmed...

Opinion – Tuesday 18 June 2019

U.S. Equities gained, led by FANG shares, while European stocks pared losses following a mixed session in Asia as a big week for central-bank policy gets underway. Crude oil slumped for the first time in three days. Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet...

Opinion – Monday 17 June 2019

Asian stocks were mixed at the start of a big week for central-bank policy. Treasuries edged lower. Japanese and Australian shares saw modest losses, while equities in Hong Kong climbed after the government suspended a controversial extradition bill. S&P 500...

Opinion – Friday 14 June 2019

U.S. Equities halted a two-day slide while Treasuries rose as investors assessed the likelihood for interest-rate cuts. Oil rallied on escalating Middle East tensions. The S&P 500 Index reached a five-week high as a surprise increase in U.S. jobless...

Opinion – Thursday 13 June 2019

U.S. tech shares slumped as concern about trade tensions blunted optimism that slower-than forecast inflation would allow the Federal Reserve to cut Interest Rates. Oil plunged to a four-month low. Chipmakers were among the worst performers as the S&P 500 Index...

Opinion – Wednesday 12 June 2019

U.S. stocks ended their longest winning streak in two months as investors weighed the outlook for trade talks and interest rate policy. Treasuries were steady along with the US Dollar. The S&P 500 Index closed slightly lower as a drop in industrial companies...

Opinion – Tuesday 11 June 2019

Global stocks climbed after President Donald Trump suspended plans for tariffs on Mexico. Sovereign bonds fell, along with Gold and the Japanese Yen, as demand for havens ebbed. The S&P 500 Index rose for a fifth straight session, led by chipmakers, retailers and...