Economic News

    US Futures
    6 hours ago

    New Record Levels Possible on Wall Street, US Futures Point to a Slightly Positive Open

    Wall Street may be ready for new record highs today. The Dow Jones Industrials is expected to resume its upwards pace upon opening. Tax reform and quarterly earnings continue to be a focus for investors. Average Earnings Index numbers from the U.K today showed an increase. Dow Jones Industrials to Set New Mark, Indexes Being … Continue reading New Record Levels Possible on Wall Street, US Futures Point to a Slightly Positive Open

    european stocke
    8 hours ago

    European Stocks Soar as the Dollar Gains Traction and Earnings Show Robust Gains

    European stock markets are mostly posting gains, as the dollar pushes higher and U.S. stock futures strengthen after a largely positive session in Asia overnight. IBM reported better than expected earnings, which is buoying the Dow Industrials. Commodities remained in focus as WTI is trading above USD 52 per barrel, after falling to a session … Continue reading European Stocks Soar as the Dollar Gains Traction and Earnings Show Robust Gains

    Equity Markets
    8 hours ago

    Market Snapshot – Equity Markets Rampant as the EUR and GBP Soften

    Dow Set to Break through 23,000 for a 2nd Consecutive Day The Dow was unable to hold on to 23,000 levels on Tuesday, while the Dow Mini is currently up 54 points as the markets look to take another run at a plus 23,000 close. European equities are in buoyant mood at the time of … Continue reading Market Snapshot – Equity Markets Rampant as the EUR and GBP Soften

    global stocks rise
    11 hours ago

    Global Stocks Rise, Dow Jones Reaching New Record Levels

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sparked the Pound lower yesterday. ECB President Mario Draghi will be speaking today. The China National Congress began this morning. President Trump continues to talk tax reform. Trump Offers Christmas Gift, Dow Jones Industrials Near 23,000 Tax reform remained a focal point via the White House on Tuesday, as … Continue reading Global Stocks Rise, Dow Jones Reaching New Record Levels

    Daily Economic Calendar
    23 hours ago

    Daily Economic Calendar, October 18, 2017

    Wednesday brings the latest UK Labour data; let’s take a closer look at the economic calendar. But first, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will be delivering the opening remarks at the ECB conference in Frankfurt. President Draghi is scheduled to speak at 8:10 AM and, as always, it’s worth keeping a close eye on … Continue reading Daily Economic Calendar, October 18, 2017

    The pound
    yesterday

    Market Snapshot – Pound Has Its Day Out

    Pound Moves Lower The focus of the day was the pound as the market looked forward to the CPI inflation data and also the speech from Carney during the London session. The pound had been trading in a choppy manner over the last few days in anticipation of the loads of data that are scheduled … Continue reading Market Snapshot – Pound Has Its Day Out

    daily market forecast
    yesterday

    Softer than Anticipated German Zew Weighs on European Shares

    European stock markets moved sideways on Tuesday. The DAX and FTSE 100 are posting slight gains, while IBEX and MIB are underperforming, as Spain’s Catalonia problem escalates with arrests among leading independence proponents and Madrid reportedly preparing to take over direct control if a second deadline on Thursday is not met. Slightly weaker than expected … Continue reading Softer than Anticipated German Zew Weighs on European Shares

    oil
    yesterday

    Iraqi Tensions Impact Oil Prices, UK Inflation at Highest Since 2012

    On Monday, Iraqi forces moved to take control of the city of Kirkuk that had been under control of a Kurdish faction since 2014 and had recently voted for independence in a referendum with Baghdad objections. Kirkuk is home to over 10% of Iraq’s oil reserves and the “takeover” brought concerns to the markets regarding … Continue reading Iraqi Tensions Impact Oil Prices, UK Inflation at Highest Since 2012

    Eurozone
    yesterday

    Drama in Europe Overshadows Euro, Gold in Focus

    Political Drama Grips the Euro The big news yesterday was Catalonia or, more accurately, Catalan President Charles Puigdemont’s response to Madrid’s independence deadline. Puigdemont’s inability to officially state whether his administration had declared independence from Spain saw the euro start the trading week under pressure, as the political drama prompted investors to shun the currency. … Continue reading Drama in Europe Overshadows Euro, Gold in Focus

    Mark Carney
    yesterday

    Mark Carney Takes his Turn in the Spotlight, Asian Shares Gain

    Bank of England Governor Mark will speak today before the British Treasury. President Trump met with Senate leader Mitch McConnell yesterday to discuss tax reform. The National Congress of China begins tomorrow. Carney and Inflation Data Combine Today, Pound Volatility a Certainty Not only is Bank of Governor Mark Carney speaking later this morning, but … Continue reading Mark Carney Takes his Turn in the Spotlight, Asian Shares Gain

    U.S. Equity Markets
    2 days ago

    Advances in Technology Stocks Boost Major U.S. Indexes

    The three major U.S. stock indexes rose to record highs on Monday as investors continued to buy in anticipation of a strong earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was supported by a strong performance by JPMorgan Chase which rose 2 percent. The S&P 500 Index was led higher by strong advances in telecommunications and … Continue reading Advances in Technology Stocks Boost Major U.S. Indexes

    Daily Economic Calendar
    2 days ago

    Daily Economic Calendar, October 17, 2017

    Let’s see which news releases could move the currency markets on Tuesday, the 17th of October. This is the Economic Calendar. Several news releases regarding the UK economy are up first at 8:30, including the closely watched September CPI. The annual inflation has stood above the Bank of England’s target rate for seven months straight, … Continue reading Daily Economic Calendar, October 17, 2017

    traders
    2 days ago

    Inflation Talk Spurring Investors into Action

    Janet Yellen’s comments regarding inflation will spark the broad markets today. The Empire State Manufacturing Index will be released today, tomorrow Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will be speaking. Yellen Remarks Will Spark Investors, Wall Street Set for Positive Opening The Empire State Manufacturing Index will be released today, but it is Janet Yellen’s … Continue reading Inflation Talk Spurring Investors into Action

    Catalonia
    2 days ago

    Catalonia Will Not Back Down which is Weighing on Spanish Stocks

    European stock markets are mostly slightly higher. The DAX is leading the way and is once again trying to clear the 13000 mark amid a weaker EUR and rising commodity prices. The FTSE 100 is still managing a small gain, but the Spanish IBEX is underperforming as the conflict between Catalonia and the central government … Continue reading Catalonia Will Not Back Down which is Weighing on Spanish Stocks

    Risk Ahead
    2 days ago

    Central Banks and Geo-Political Concerns Rise

    Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke last night in Washington about inflation. Today the Empire State Manufacturing Index numbers will be published. BoE Governor Mark Carney will speak tomorrow. China inflation data was higher than expected today. Yellen Speech Offered Insights, U.S. Dollar Range Trading Early Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke at a banking conference … Continue reading Central Banks and Geo-Political Concerns Rise

    Daily Economic Calendar
    3 days ago

    Daily Economic Calendar, October 16, 2017

    It’s an early start at 4:30 AM when Revised Japanese Industrial Production stats for August are released. According to the preliminary report, production jumped by 2.1% month on month. Euro Zone trade balance report for August follows at 9 AM. Surplus narrowed down sharply in July from June’s level of 21.7 billion in the green. … Continue reading Daily Economic Calendar, October 16, 2017

    Gold
    4 days ago

    Gold Rallies after Muted U.S. Inflation Data Drives Treasury Yields Lower

    The U.S. Dollar recovered against a basket of currencies late in the session on Friday after a weaker than expected consumer inflation report drove prices lower. The muted inflation numbers drove down U.S. Treasury yields which made the U.S. Dollar a less-attractive investment. It also added to concerns about the Fed’s ability to raise interest … Continue reading Gold Rallies after Muted U.S. Inflation Data Drives Treasury Yields Lower

    Forex Trading Signals - October 13, 2017
    5 days ago

    Market Snapshot – Nikkei Moves to Highs, Market Awaits US Data

    Nikkei Hits Highs The Japanese stock markets moved on to new highs as the earnings data are expected to trickle in one by one and the markets expect the earnings from the major companies to be good. This rally can be considered to be part of the global rally in the stock markets with the … Continue reading Market Snapshot – Nikkei Moves to Highs, Market Awaits US Data

    E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average
    5 days ago

    The Nikkei Rumbles to Fresh Highs Driven by Earnings Optimism

    European stock markets are narrowly mixed after a largely positive session in Asia, where Japanese bourses outperformed and the Nikkei closed with a 0.96% gain helped by technology stocks and future earnings optimism. Elsewhere gains were less impressive and Eurozone markets also moved sideways. The DAX is hovering around the 13000 mark after manage to … Continue reading The Nikkei Rumbles to Fresh Highs Driven by Earnings Optimism

    US Dollar
    6 days ago

    U.S. Dollar Rebounds after Rise in U.S. Producer Inflation

    The U.S. Dollar rebounded on Thursday after being pressured most of the week. The catalyst behind the rally was a report showing a rise in U.S. producer inflation. This news somewhat offset the weakness caused on Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting minutes that showed policymakers were concerned about the impact of … Continue reading U.S. Dollar Rebounds after Rise in U.S. Producer Inflation

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