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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.

Yahoo Starts To Deliver

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 23/10/2012 - 10:59
yahoo

Daily Market Commentary for October 23: New CEO Marissa Mayer starts to deliver! Yahoo has beaten all earnings forecasts and presented decent results. It seems the internet company is finally on trails again.

Dow Registers Triple Digit Loss

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 10:38
bear market

Daily Market Commentary for October 22: Friday was a tough day for investors as equities went sell off mode. The Dow registered a triple digit, 200-point loss. The FTSE lost just 20 points and is holding tight this morning.

Google Drags Markets Down

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 19/10/2012 - 12:12
google

Daily Market Commentary for October 19: A leak in Google’s results led markets down in a day investors were optimistic after the release of positive economic data.

Optimism Rising

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 18/10/2012 - 11:19
market optimism

Daily Market Commentary for October 18: The US economy continues to improve according to the latest economic reports. Housing starts and permits showed a significant improvement in September raising optimism across the pond that is quickly spreading around the world.

Consumer Sentiment At 5-Year High

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 15/10/2012 - 11:16
confident consumer

Daily Market Commentary for October 15: Investors continue to be concerned about global growth prospects and Eurozone developments. US economic data has been positive but it seems that is not enough to lead investors to buy equities. Consumer sentiment is now at a 5-year high, as reported last Friday.

Unemployment Claims Best Since 2008

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:03
now hiring

Daily Market Commentary for October 12: US initial jobless claims are at a level last seen in February 2008. After several weeks without much change and staying in the upper 300,000, now jobless claims are at 339,000. Is the job market recovering?

Is Sentiment Changing to Negative?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 11/10/2012 - 11:02
Facebook stock bubble

Daily Market Commentary for October 11: Equity markets were hit down again by concerned investors. The IMF, the S&P ratings agency, the earnings season, all play an important role against the Federal Reserve efforts, undermining QE3 aim.

Global Cooling

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:51
imf loan

Daily Market Commentary for October 10: Things got really ugly after the IMF downgraded global growth. The Dow showed a loss of 0.8% not seen since August 30. While global warming continues to increase the average temperature, global cooling dims the average growth.

IMF Downgrades Global Growth

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 09/10/2012 - 10:48
imf

Daily Market Commentary for October 9: Equities are looking for direction as QE3 boost them higher but news coming to the market are negative. IMF downgraded global growth yesterday and is weighing negatively on today’s European markets.

Barack Obama Statistically Helped

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:16
Obama happy

Daily Market Commentary for October 8: Non-farm payrolls report issued last Friday was positively interpreted by investors but came with some caveats. Markets edged higher but couldn't keep the gains as investors preferred to avoid being exposed to risk during the weekend.

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