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U.S. stocks avoid carnage

January 20, 2017 10:08 pm by

So here we are. Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. What seemed like the least probable scenario for financial markets during the most intense phase of campaigning last year—judging by their clear signals of aversion—has actually transpired.

Sterling pressure on FTSE isn’t here to stay

January 17, 2017 4:14 pm by

Sterling is once again the major denominator of almost all eye-catching UK stock market moves on Tuesday afternoon as investors take Prime Minster Theresa May’s long-anticipated speech as the cue to end the FTSE 100’s longest ever winning streak.

Week Ahead: Will the Fed deliver the goods?

December 8, 2016 4:14 pm by

A child goes to bed on Christmas Eve certain that they have been put on the ‘good’ list and Santa will come and deliver gifts to open the next morning, so too does the market believe that the they have been ‘good’ enough for Janet Yellen to deliver the much-expected rate hike on Wednesday 14th December.

European markets steady on tenterhooks

December 5, 2016 5:49 pm by

Whether or not the rebound of European markets can last depends on how well a political fix in Italy supports the country’s banks, as they remain the fulcrum of financial pain from the referendum.

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