Tricky would be a choice world to describe global equity throughout the second half of this year. Stock markets and economies appear to be balancing on a knife edge with the chances of a global recess...
"Sell in May" says the old stock market adage, but the bulls were in no moodfor old wives' tales last week. Markets were in rally mode after the betterthan expected US jobs report, and news of more li...
US stocks have received a slight boost as oil prices retreat and new home sales unexpectedly rose on a month on month basis. However, we shouldn't really read too much into this, as there is a margi...
Three percent may seem an inauspicious number, but it certainlycaused some headaches last week. Firstly, UK inflation is running at 3%, overthe Bank Of England target of 2% and obliging the Governor...
It was yet another tough week for global stock markets, with the Dow Jones & S&P 500 declining 3.78% on the week and the FTSE down 3.37%. With oil rallying $4, renewed trouble in the financial sect...
Global figures released by leading online fixed-odds trading platform BetOnMarkets.com indicate that the UK is one of the worst online financial betting nations in the world. In a league-table of ...
It was a sea of red again last week as stock markets across the world finished down heavily on the week. The FTSE 100 finished down 3.26%, the CAC down 4.80% and the DAX down 2.35% on the week. US ma...
Markets finished last week strongly, with many global indices finally break out the range they had been trading in since July. The Dow Jones Industrial average even managed to register two 300 point ...
The first unknown is the continuing political crisis between Russia and NATO countries. The focus has now shifted from Georgia to the proposed missile defence battery to be located in Poland. The long...
It was a good week for European equity markets with the FTSE100 finishing the week at 5636, its highest level for nearly two months. US markets didn't have such a good time of it, with the Dow Jones ...