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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.

Markets Rise on Better Than Expected Data

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 04/10/2012 - 11:05
Mario Draghi

Daily Market Commentary for October 4: US markets rose on encouraging economic data. The ADP employment report showed an improvement and investors are now waiting for a good payrolls report tomorrow.

Risk is Rising Whilst Austerity is Failing

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 03/10/2012 - 09:40
austerity meeting

Daily Market Commentary for October 3: US markets closed higher, with the exception of the Dow, on a volatile session with many ups and downs. QE Infinity is giving a boost to equities but fears about Spain and the starting earnings season don’t allow for much upside.

RBA Surprisingly Cut Interest Rate

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 02/10/2012 - 09:54
RBA pressure

Daily Market Commentary for October 2: Good news coming from manufacturing helped the indices yesterday as ISM came better than anticipated. The RBA cut its key rate to 3.25%.

Markets Digest Data

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:51
negative data

Daily Market Commentary for October 1: Investors digested economic data from Thursday and reevaluated everything. With GDP growing at 1.3% instead of 1.7% there were not many reasons for the Thursday rally to subsist. Markets edged down on economic data worries.

Investors Ignore Terrifying Data

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 28/09/2012 - 10:27
austerity in Spain

Daily Market Commentary for September 28: It is always interesting when investors and traders ignore economic data and push markets higher no matter what is behind. Yesterday was one of those days with US main indices pushing higher after a sluggish start and weak economic data.

Eurozone Woes Drive Markets Down

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 27/09/2012 - 10:45
Mariano Rajoy

Daily Market Commentary for September 27: Social unrest in Spain and Greece continues to be a major threat to Euro stability. People has been widely against austerity measures as they have been ineffective in solving problems.

Social Unrest Will Be A Problem

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 26/09/2012 - 10:30
spain bull

Daily Market Commentary for September 26: Positive consumer confidence data in the US was not enough to save a major decline in equities. Spanish unrest and Federal Reserve of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser all pressured equities down.

Just Get The Money And Be Quiet

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 25/09/2012 - 11:37
just be quiet

Daily Market Commentary for September 25: Equities edged down yesterday on renewed concerns about Spain and economic data. The FTSE retreated 0.24% to 5,838 and it is currently trading down another 7 points today.

QE3 Is Broken

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 24/09/2012 - 11:10
qe3 dose

Daily Market Commentary for September 24: Uncertainty continues to dominate the market as investors can’t decide wether they should back equities or stay on the sidelines. Investors are waiting for something coming from Spain but are concerned with economic data.

EU Recession On Sight

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 21/09/2012 - 15:01
recession

Daily Market Commentary for September 21: PMI data for Europe led markets down during yesterday’s morning but they recovered well during afternoon after the Philly Fed index decreased less than expected. Investors show some concern but don’t want to miss a possible rally.

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