Markets Down, Time For a Break

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:13
take a break

Equity markets ended a three-day winning streak yesterday. The FTSE ended the day 0.40% lower and the Dow just 0.15% shy of Monday session. FTSE is now valued at 5,762.71 and the Dow at 12,018.63. Volumes were a bit lower than average, meaning the positive air in equity markets may still be around.

Third Day of Gains

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 22/03/2011 - 17:30
ftse up today

Three consecutive positive sessions are certainly good news after all the bad news that threw the markets violently down over a couple of days. Yesterday, FTSE was up 1.19% and marked a 3-day winning streak.

Capital Spreads Review

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 22/03/2011 - 16:52
capital spreads

Capital Spreads is a division of London Capital Group, a company listed in the London Stock exchange. Created in 2003 and based in London, Capital Spreads is now one of the biggest financial spread betting companies. We reviewed the company operations to help you understand what it can offer you.

Markets Up Again

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Sat, 19/03/2011 - 11:29

Finally we are seeing some serious recovery on equity markets. Last Friday, we assisted at gains in both UK and US markets. FTSE 100 closed at 5,718, gaining 0.39% and the Dow closed at 11,858 increasing 0.71%. With this positive session, equities are on a two-day winning streak, although far from levels seen earlier this year.

And Finally a Rally

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 18/03/2011 - 11:44
green signal

After many sessions accumulating losses, equity markets were finally able to post a gain. The FTSE 100 ended 1.75% higher yesterday, and is now at 5,696. The Dow 30 followed the same steps and ended 1.39% higher, closing at 11,774. That was a well deserved deep breath, after many sessions of losses.The FTSE 100 have lost value in six straight sessions, and with last session gains is now down 2.55% in the last five.

Where Are We Going?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 17/03/2011 - 10:42
going nowhere

Yesterday was another black day for equity markets. FTSE closed at 5,598.23, losing 1.70% in a highly volatile session. The Dow was not able to recover from Tuesday’s losses and started a downhill race from the opening bell till the close. Further losses still occurred in the futures market. The Dow ended the day at 11,613.3, less 2.04% - a 242.12 points change from Tuesday session.

Is It Really the End of Things?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:58
end of things

Every time something wrong happens we hear very strong words and visualise extreme scenarios, with everyone reacting as if it was the end of the things.

Major Losses on Japan Dragged Europe and US

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:13
tokyo stock exchange

Nikkei 225 have lost more than 10% on Tuesday session and dragged down markets across globe. FTSE ended the day losing almost 80 points to 5,695.28 and hit 5589 for moments, losing more than 3% at that point. Fears on a nuclear meltdown in Japan played an important role yesterday, leading investors to panic and to a massive sell off.

Another Day of Losses for Equity Markets

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 15/03/2011 - 10:30
stock exchange activity

Yesterday was another day of losses for equity markets. The FTSE ended the day at 5775.24, losing 0.92%. The Dow also ended lower, losing 0.43%, and S%P 500 lost 0.60%. With yesterday's session, FTSE has now lost 4 in a row, losing more than 3.3% in the last 5 sessions.

Earthquake in Japan has Minor Impact in UK and US

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 16:24
earthquake japan

The World woke up on Friday with the terrible news of a major earthquake in Japan. The destruction was massive and it is estimated that it will take very long to fully recover the affected areas in Japan. It is too soon to have estimates of the total victims and damage.