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  • US job growth boosts market, US Dollar

    One of the chief takeaways of last month’s FOMC policy announcement was the importance of job growth on US monetary policy. As a chief indicator of a healthy and growing economy, employment figures are being monitored closely by market participants looking to determine the status of US recovery. On Friday US job figures took centre

  • Stocks move higher after strong employment report

    Stocks in the US gained traction as accommodative policy statement from the ECB and the BoE gave investors’ confidence in the wake of the US employment report.  Stronger than expected data early in the week helped stock traders gain momentum driving up the prices of stocks into the non-farm payroll report. Prior to the opening

  • Stocks move higher in holiday shortened session

    Stocks in the US moved higher despite news that the Portuguese finance minister resigned pushing the EU back into political uncertain and watching yields soar more than 100 basis points to 7.40%.  Stocks in Europe declined on the news with the Portuguese index declining more than 6% and the CAC and the DAX experiencing significant

  • Fed Officials Appear to Have Calmed the US Markets

    Stocks in the US started off on a positive note after the Nikkei rallied nearly 2%, retracing some of the large declines seen from the middle of May to the tail end of June.  Mid-day stock began to trade on the defensive and closed lower with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 barely changed. Fed officials

  • Strong ISM Gives Stocks a Boost
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    Strong ISM Gives Stocks a Boost

    July 2, 2013, 06:24 GMT

    Stocks in the US started the third quarter on a positive note as investors sentiment turned positive at the end of the second quarter.  It seems that investors overreacted to comments about tapering from Chairman Ben Bernanke, which has been clarified by other members of the FOMC post the last Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.

  • US stocks on the release of the Chicago PMI

    Stocks in the US got off to a soft note, moving lower on the open prior to the release of the Chicago PMI report and the Consumer Confidence report. With information over the past week reporting that both reports are sold early to specific paying customers investors were keen to watch the results on the

  • Stocks climb after solid US data

    Stock prices in the US started off on a solid note on the heels of Wednesday’s rally which saw the major indexes recoup some of the prior two weeks slide. Sentiment continues to remain negative with many market pundits believing that the tapering of bond purchases by the Federal Reserve is akin to tightening interest

  • Stocks rise despite soft GDP data

    Stock markets around the globe received a lift on Wednesday on the heels of central bank comments in China, the US and European which gave investors’ confidence that liquidly would be provided despite the seasonal drain on the interbank market. On Tuesday the US markets received a boost and on Wednesday the Chinese stock markets

  • Stocks rally on strong US data
    Stock market » Stocks rally on strong US data
    Finances - June 26, 2013, 09:17 GMT

    US stock markets were able to start on a positive note on the back of statements from two different central banks that attempted to calm the volatility in the capital markets. Prior to the opening bell, US officials released housing and manufacturing data that helped lift stocks. Commodity prices were able to rebound as the

  • Stocks gyrate as interest rates shake markets

    Three factors continue to weigh on US equities as prices continue to retrace the rally of the first 5-months of 2013. The combination of fear over the potential unwind of low rates in the US has allowed the term tapering to enter into the vernacular of stock investors. Investors have seen a similar unwind of