Corporate America Under Pressure

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 26/10/2012 - 10:20
Corporate America

Daily Market Commentary for October 26: US companies continue to concern investors as they present worse than expected 3Q earnings and review their guidance downwardly. Apple and Amazon disappointed.

UK GDP Rises 1.0 pc in 3Q

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 25/10/2012 - 11:05
London Olympics

Daily Market Commentary for October 25: The sell off in equities continued yesterday as investors are concerned about global growth and corporate earnings. Economic data in the US added to the continued improvement in the construction sector. In Europe, PMI showed how bad things are. In the UK, GDP surpassed the more optimistic expectations.

Markets In Sell Off Mode

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 24/10/2012 - 10:48
bear market

Daily Market Commentary for October 24: Markets continue in downtrend mode due to weak corporate earnings. Not even gold was able to find some support and ended the day below $1,710. The Euro also suffered from a Moody’s downgrade to several Spanish regions.

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.

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