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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.

Consumer Confidence Low

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 29/08/2012 - 11:22
eurozone problems

Daily Market Commentary for August 29: Even though economic indicators point to a less brighter future than first thought, investors don't want to miss any rally and continue to back equities.

Back to Work

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 28/08/2012 - 15:32
back to work

Daily Market Commentary for August 28: Many investors and market professionals came back to work yesterday after the summer break. Unlike last year, this August was relatively calm and tranquil. Markets moved in a tight range and who was out for the whole month and just came back, just saw things are were they left them

Markets Recovered From Bullard

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 27/08/2012 - 09:06
ben bernanke

Daily Market Commentary for August 27: Investors were scared by Philadelphia FED’s President James Bullard when he said the FED won’t act under the current economic conditions but Ben Bernanke said in a letter to a top lawmaker in Capitol Hill that there is scope for further action, reviving investors’ expectations.

Bullard Scared Investors

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 24/08/2012 - 11:32
scared

Daily Market Commentary for August 24: Everything seemed fine with investors depositing all hopes on FED’s intervention, but Bullard had to come and erase all this, stating monetary easing may not be scheduled soon.

The Federal Reserve Helps Again

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 23/08/2012 - 12:05
more quantitative easing

Daily Market Commentary for August 23: Equities started the day in ugly terms and European markets closed down but the FED Minutes released at 19.00 UK time, helped on an inversion for US markets. Dovish comments from FOMC are giving some enthusiasm to investors.

Markets Continue To Yo-Yo

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 22/08/2012 - 12:12
yo-yo

Daily Market Commentary for August 22: European equities ended higher yesterday on hopes the ECB may start intervention to save the Euro but during the US session, enthusiasm faded.

Just Stay Where The Sun Kisses

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 21/08/2012 - 11:35
sunny

Daily Market Commentary for August 21: Enthusiasm is huge but not with markets, as investors prefer to stay on holidays these sunny days of August. Merkel and Draghi are giving some hopes for who is expecting the ECB to act but for now that’s just a mirage.

Markets Continue On The Rise

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 20/08/2012 - 14:14
Samaras and Merkel

Daily Market Commentary for August 20: Equities continued the uptrend last Friday with FTSE rising just 0.09% but peripheral countries as Italy and Spain recovering very well. Economic data was positive.

Enthusiasm Is Picking Up

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 17/08/2012 - 10:28
bull market

Daily Market Commentary for August 17: Investors are enthusiastic again to pick equities. European and US markets ended positive and the Dow was able to break above the 13,200 level that has been persisting since the beginning of this month. Will the euphoria last?

Markets Are Not Going Anywhere

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 15/08/2012 - 22:37
directionless

Daily Market Commentary for August 16: It was another boring day for investors and in special for spread betters that can’t find a way of making money out of this market. After five sessions, things are at the same point they were.

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