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.

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.

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