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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.

Positive Data Is Negatively Seen

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 15/08/2012 - 12:03
confused

Daily Market Commentary for August 15: European markets edged higher with FTSE rising 0.56% and the Dax 0.94%, but markets are up and down without a direction.

Markets Going Nowhere

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 14/08/2012 - 11:11
road to nowhere

Daily Market Commentary for August 14: We have a boring situation here. Markets are moving in circles since the start of August. Until there are some news from central banks, it seem investors don’t want to risk much, if interested at all.

Equities Rise but Slowly

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 13/08/2012 - 11:01
eurobond

Daily Market Commentary for August 13: Equities ended last week in a good run, closing positive for the five-day period but the steam is not the same as it used to be.

Rally Losing Steam

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 10/08/2012 - 10:48
steam

Daily Market Commentary for August 10: After a few days of uptrend, markets start losing steam after the Chinese point to some cooling. Over the last two days, data coming from China has not been the best and investors are worried.

China Confirms Slowdown

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 09/08/2012 - 10:45
Chinese flag

Daily Market Commentary for August 9: Data coming from China during the night confirms the country is landing, we just don’t know how hard that landing is. Factory output slowed to a multi-year low while inflation seems to be easing.

Is This the Start of US Banking Protectionism?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:36
US protectionism

Daily Market Commentary for August 8: London isn’t happy with the recent crack down on UK Banks. Standard Chartered was impulsively accused by a New York banking regulator of conducting money laundering activities and has seen its name added to the growing list of British chased banks. The news came as a bomb for the bank, for shareholders, and for the UK government.

The Quietness of August

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 07/08/2012 - 11:03
sunney beach

Daily Market Commentary for August 7: Equities edged higher again benefitting from rumours the ECB may soon buy some troubled assets in Europe to help solve the financial crisis. Gold is now around 1,615 helped by the news and a weaker US Dollar.

Markets Recovered From Losses

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Mon, 06/08/2012 - 13:23
bulls and matador

Daily Market Commentary for August 6: After a black day for equities, markets recovered very well last Friday. A positive payrolls report helped the bullish case.

Not So Super Mario

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 03/08/2012 - 10:49
mario draghi

Daily Market Commentary for August 3: Everyone was sitting in front of TV at 13.30 UK time yesterday preparing to watch the ECB press conference, anxiously expecting the announcement of a massive bond-buying program. In the end, Mario Draghi disappointed in the worst way.

In FED We Trust

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 11:27
blind trust

Daily Market Commentary for August 2: Yesterday the FED disappointed investors by not implementing the anxiously awaited QE3. Will it be announced at the next meeting in September?

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