Here Comes The Fireworks From The ECB

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 07/09/2012 - 11:31
ECB fireworks

Daily Market Commentary for September 7: The ECB finally announced a bond-buying program and led equities higher. Investors seem happy for now but many questions remain unanswered.

Let the Central Bank Games Begin

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 06/09/2012 - 11:55
Draghi

Daily Market Commentary for September 6: All ears are aggressively tuned to Draghi’s frequency. At 13.30 UK time, the ECB will hold a press conference that may be one of the most important in the bank’s history as investors expect important announcements coming from it.

US Economy Growing at 1.7%

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 30/08/2012 - 10:49
ben bernanke

Daily Market Commentary for August 30: The US economy is growing at a better pace than first thought. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported a growth of 1.7% for the second quarter, while the advance estimate reported one month ago showed 1.5%.

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.

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