Market Pulse

Morning Market Analysis: Soft Leads Into The Week

Global markets were generally weaker on Friday night, although the losses in the US were minimal. European stocks fell the most in a week, snapping the longest streak of gains in three months, as U.S. retail sales and consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped. In London the UK’s FTSE 100 shed 32 points (-0.5%) to settle at

Morning Market Update: Dow New Record

International markets were mainly stronger overnight on improving market sentiment. European stocks climbed for the most part, as mining shares rallied and Alcoa Inc. began the U.S. earnings season with profit that beat analysts’ estimates. London’s FTSE index added 36 points (+0.6%) to settle at 6313, whilst the German DAX shed 25 points (-0.3%) to

Morning Market Update: Bouncing Back

After weakness on Friday night, global markets collectively bounced back overnight. European stocks climbed, rebounding from the biggest three-day selloff since July, as German industrial production increased more than forecast and investors awaited the start of U.S. earnings season. In London, the UK’s FTSE 100 added 27 points (+0.4%) to settle at 6277, whilst the

Morning Market Update: Bearish Leads Into New Week

Global markets endured another selloff on Friday night, largely fuelled by weaker than expected US employment numbers. In London the FTSE slumped 94 points (-1.5%) to settle at 6250, whilst the German DAX tumbled 159 points (-2%) to close at 7659. The losses saw European stocks post their biggest weekly decline since November as reports

Trading Markets Weekly Commentary: March 27th

News has emerged today that Cyprus, the EU and the IMF have agreed to measures that will deliver a bailout of the banking system in the troubled tiny Mediterranean tax haven. Great, that’s over now, right? Phew! If only… The banking crisis in Cyprus shook financial markets last week, triggering heavy selling around the globe.

Trading Markets Weekly Commentary: February 20

Aussie shares had a difficult week last week, as a raft of disappointing earnings results drove the market lower. The ASX 200 dropped 48 points (-1.1%), to close the week at 4197. Four out of twelve sectors finished in positive territory; however the two largest sectors, materials and financials, were the hardest hit. Three of

Trading Markets Weekly Commentary: February 13

The Australian market closed in the red last week, as the Greece debt talks stalled and our major miners weakened. The ASX 200 lost six points (-0.1%) to close the week at 4245. Most sectors closed in positive territory for the week; however the largest two (materials and financials) weighed heavily on the market. The

Trading Markets Weekly Commentary: February 6

The Australian sharemarket lost ground last week as a strong Aussie dollar hurt many companies with overseas earnings. The ASX 200 edged lower 37 points (-0.9%) to close the week at 4251 – giving back some of the previous week’s gains. Sectors were more or less weaker during the week with IT, telco and consumer

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