Market Pulse

Weekly Market Wrap: Citigroup Surprise Index Collapse

Citigroup Surprise Index Collapse After its less-than-impressive start to the year, the S&P500 has recovered nicely and is once again trading at all-time highs. The recovery has largely occurred amid fading concerns over emerging market currency volatility. But just how convincing has this recovery actually been? Ideally, sharemarket gains should coincide with improving economic data


Weekly Market Wrap: ‘Tis The Earnings Season

The Australian earnings season is now well and truly underway, with a number of companies having reported either their half-year 2014 (1H14) or full-year 2013 (FY13) results. In today’s editorial we will take a quick look at the reporting season, and assess whether it has been a success in the eyes of the market. Raw


Weekly Market Wrap: Growth at a Standstill

The latest Australian jobs figures didn’t exactly paint a rosy picture of the employment market. By now it has become obvious the economy simply isn’t creating any new jobs, and the lack of opportunity is discouraging people from remaining in the work force. In today’s editorial we will assess the January jobs figures and recent


Morning Market Update: The Rally Continues

The good times on Wall Street rolled on overnight, this time with US stocks soaring on the back of Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony. In her first major speech as the Federal Reserve chairwoman, Yellen pledged to continue stimulus tapering and leave interest rates at record lows. Investors were relieved that Yellen is staying the course


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