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Market Commentary featuring EU, UK, and US equity, bond, interest rate, forex, and commodities markets. Daily and weekly reports and opinions.

Italy and Spain Are The Best Investments

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 16/01/2013 - 12:17
bullfighter

Daily Market Commentary for January 16: What a wonderful start we had this year with all main equity markets rising. The S&P 500 is up 3.2%, the FTSE is rising 3.7%, but none has been as good as the MIB or the IBEX. Confidence in Italy and Spain has been restored and investors are optimistic about the future.

Sweet Dream May Turn Into a Nightmare

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 15/01/2013 - 11:14
nightmare

Daily Market Commentary for January 15: This year has been great for equities so far as pointed by S&P 500 and FTSE 100 which are up 3.2% and 3.8% respectively, but sentiment may be changing as the US debt ceiling debate starts.

Europe In Rally Mode

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 14/01/2013 - 11:41
recession over

Daily Market Commentary for January 14: Optimism is spreading around and equities continue the massive uptrend started at the beginning of 2013, especially in Europe. The FTSE is now up 3.8% even though economic data is not supporting the rise.

Euro Advances the Most Since October 2011

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:53
Mario Draghi

Daily Market Commentary for January 11: Mario Draghi’s attempt to shift focus from the financial crisis to the real economy sent the Euro higher 1.62%, a rise not seen since October 2011 as measured by our CTS Euro index. Analysts are changing their views on future monetary policy and dropping their bets on a Euro breakup.

European Markets Rises While US Retreats

Published by City Sentinel on Wed, 09/01/2013 - 11:41
fiscal cliff

Daily Market Commentary for January 9: The new year just started has been impressive for equities so far. The Italian market is up 4.2%, the Spanish market follows just behind rising 3.5% and FTSE is also in the list and topping the S&P, the Dow, and even the tech index Nasdaq, by climbing 2.5%. Investors are bullish but there are differences between Europe and the US.

Payrolls Show a Mild Recovery

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:02
bullish

Daily Market Commentary for January 7: US Non-farm payrolls rose 155,000 in December in line with expectations. The number was welcomed and investors added another day of gains to the already impressive 2013 start. Can it last?

Fiscal Cliff Averted For Now

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 03/01/2013 - 12:36
fiscal cliff

Daily Market Commentary for January 3: Investors' sentiment turned bullish with the start of the new year as Obama signed into law a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff. The S&P 500 is up 2.5% in its first session of the year and the FTSE closely follows with a rise of 2.2%.

A Fruitful Thanksgiving

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 10:32
Thanksgiving

Daily Market Commentary for November 26: What a week it was! After several days of losses with the Dow taking a dive into the 12,500 level, recovery has already started and the the blue chip index has returned to near 13,000. The small break for Thanksgiving was very fruitful!

Greece Again

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 13/11/2012 - 13:12
Greece

Daily Market Commentary for November 13: Investors are concerned with Greece as many issues remain unsolved and the troika is delaying funds to the country. Equities started negative in Europe and are pointing to a lower opening in the U.S.

The Sell Off Continues

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:35
bull bear fight

Daily Market Commentary for November 9: The sell off in equities continues as investors weight their concerns about the US fiscal cliff. Gold was up.

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