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Friday 24 May 2013
US stocks slipped yesterday but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard’s shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus.
Thursday 23 May 2013
GROWTH sensitive sectors drove Britain’s top share index to fresh 13 year highs, receiving a boost after the top US central banker reaffirmed his commitment to continued stimulus.
Thursday 23 May 2013
US stocks fell yesterday with the S&P 500 posting its biggest decline in three weeks, after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve meeting showed some officials were open to tapering large-scale asset purchases as early as at the June meet
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The FTSE top share index closed within sight of its all-time high yesterday, lifted by mining stocks and positive corporate news from luxury retailer Burberry, among others.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, with the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials’ comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
As the global equities rally continues, there is plenty of time to capitalise on new investment opportunities
Wednesday 22 May 2013
EQUITY markets continue to go from strength to strength and, if the current uptrend remains intact, there’s an-ever increasing chance that the FTSE 100 will record a new all-time high very soon.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark equity index rose yesterday to its best closing level since late 2000, helped by rising bank stocks, and analysts said there was little holding it back from its all-time highs.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
US stocks ended slightly down yesterday, with indexes hovering near record levels as concerns about a correction cut earlier gains that had been prompted by news about a flurry of acquisitions.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Central bank stimulus is only part of the reason equity markets have continued their recent upward trend
Tuesday 21 May 2013
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed long dollar-yen, and closed short Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Tom Welsh talks with IG’s chief market strategist David Jones about the recent stock market rally, why timing is everything, and what you can expect from City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference this June
Monday 20 May 2013
HOUSEHOLDS are in line for a bonus this week, with news that inflation is slowing because of recent falls in oil and commodity prices.
Monday 20 May 2013
WITH the broad S&P 500 Index gliding once again into uncharted territory and posting four straight weeks of gains, the talk of Wall Street’s rally inevitably hitting a ceiling is starting to get old.
Friday 17 May 2013
THE UK’S top share index snapped a 10-session winning streak yesterday, with weak US data taking some shine off and with technical charts pointing to an increasing risk of a correction.
Friday 17 May 2013
STOCKS fell yesterday, with the downturn accelerating late in the day after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus this summer.
Thursday 16 May 2013
SOLID corporate earnings helped push the UK’s top share index to a fresh five and a half year closing high yesterday, led by EasyJet after a robust update.
Thursday 16 May 2013
US stocks rose on yesterday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs in a broad market rally as the recent upward momentum persisted.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The UK’s top share index scaled fresh five and a half year highs yesterday, taking heart from a handful of upbeat earnings and with a bid for Severn Trent fanning expectations of more takeovers of utilities.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
US stocks rallied to fresh highs yesterday as investors picked up large-cap companies’ shares on the expectation that central bank stimulus will help propel the rally further.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
THE Prime Minster remains unable to silence his Tory Eurosceptic critics, and the issue of whether the UK should remain in or should exit the European Union continues to rumble on.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
BRITAIN’S blue chip shares edged up to fresh five and a half year highs yesterday, reversing early losses as strength in defensive stocks helped compensate for steep losses in the banking sector.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
US stocks ended flat yesterday, pausing after hitting record highs last week, but strength in healthcare issues helped to keep declines in check. The S&P 500 healthcare sector climbed 0.7 per cent and was the day’s best performer.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
A correction may be coming but it’s a painful wait for the money men
Tuesday 14 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen and short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Tom Welsh talks with investment maverick Clem Chambers about trading with data, why investing is easy, and what to expect from his adrenaline-fuelled speech at City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference
Monday 13 May 2013
SIR Mervyn King’s final inflation report on Wednesday could set the scene for more easing under incoming Bank of England boss Mark Carney.
Monday 13 May 2013
WITH the Dow and the S&P 500 setting another string of record closing highs last week, the old Wall Street adage – “Sell in May and Go Away” – is starting to look weak.
Friday 10 May 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index edged up to fresh peaks yesterday, with the market at a five-and-a-half year high, and traders said a backdrop of central bank support would keep its upward trend intact.
Friday 10 May 2013
THE S&P 500 broke a five-day string of record closing highs yesterday, ending a fairly volatile session lower as recent momentum lost steam and Apple shares declined.
Thursday 09 May 2013
THE UK’S top share index hit a five and a half year closing high yesterday, bolstered by solid corporate earnings newsflow and robust Chinese trade data.
Thursday 09 May 2013
THE S&P 500 closed at an all-time high for a fifth day yesterday in a broad rally that keeps surprising investors with its longevity and resilience.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
A SURGE in banking shares lifted Britain’s top share index to a five-year high yesterday after Europe’s largest lender HSBC reported estimate-beating results.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
THE Dow closed above 15,000 for the first time yesterday and the S&P 500 ended at another record high, extending the market’s rally as more investors rushed to join the party and German industrial data beat expectations.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Traditional high street names are trying to fend off competition from newer contenders
Wednesday 08 May 2013
THE disconnect between stock markets and their respective economies continues to play out in earnest, as global indices have hit new multi-year (if not all-time) highs.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
EUROPEAN stocks fell in a thin market yesterday, pulling back from last week’s rally and weighed down by German utility E.ON after it traded without rights to its latest dividend.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
THE US dollar rose against the yen and euro yesterday and US stocks closed at a new record as the outlook for the US economy continued to brighten following last week’s strong jobs report.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Tom Welsh speaks with City veteran David Buik about his career in the City, his views on central bank intervention and the Eurozone, and what to expect from City A.M.’s 2013 Active Trader Conference
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Slowing GDP growth isn’t eroding unusual stock market confidence
Tuesday 07 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen, short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Friday 03 May 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 posted its highest close in a month yesterday, supported by the European Central Bank (ECB) delivering some widely expected stimulus and by reassuring earnings numbers from the energy sector.
Friday 03 May 2013
US stocks closed about 1 per cent higher yesterday, led by tech shares, after weekly jobless claims figures pointed to improving labour market conditions a day before the closely watched monthly payroll report.
Thursday 02 May 2013
THE FTSE 100 ended higher in thin trade yesterday as heavily weighted bank shares rose on hopes of monetary easing in Europe, although it pared gains after weaker-than-expected US data.
Thursday 02 May 2013
WALL street stocks fell sharply yesterday as the latest economic data continued a trend of indicators pointing to anemic growth while bellwether companies disappointed on revenue.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
THE UK’S leading share index fell yesterday after weaker-than-expected US data hit growth-sensitive stocks, managing nevertheless to score its longest run of monthly gains.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
US STOCKS rose moderately yesterday, with the S&P 500 ending at another all-time closing high on a jump in Apple and upbeat economic data.

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