Canada Employment and Levi’s Earnings In Focus

Stock markets around the world remain stuck in neutral this morning, unable to build on yesterday’s US gains of 0.2% to 1.0% and another record close for the S&P 500. US index futures are hovering around flat between a 0.2%

Stocks Climb Through A Quiet Confession Season

Investors continue to respond positively to a very quiet confession season, the time between the end of the calendar quarter and the start of earnings season when companies who have disappointing news often put out profit warnings. The only corporate

Service Sector, Fed Minutes and Energy Inventories In Focus

Yesterday’s listless US market action has continued into this morning with Dow, S&P and NASDAQ futures all flat and still hovering near recent record highs. Overseas markets have been mixed with London and Sydney climbing 0.6%-0.7%, while Frankfurt and Tokyo

Oil Bounces Back as Indices Consolidate Recent Gains

Stock markets around the world have been mixed again overnight as investors digest Monday’s 1.1%-1.6% surges by US indices and new all-time highs for the Dow and the S&P 500. This morning finds US index futures flat to down 0.1%.

US Stocks Climb, Oil Falls with Employment and OPEC+ In Focus

Coming back from the Easter holiday weekend, US stock markets have picked up where they left off Thursday and are continuing to climb. Building on Thursday’s all-time record high close (and the first close above 4,000) for the S&P 500,

April Arrives with Strong Manufacturing PMI Reports

The first day of April and the last trading day of the week finds stock markets around the world shrugging off their recent malaise and starting to climb again. US index futures are all in the green this morning, led

Economic News, Earnings and Biden Speech In The Spotlight

The last trading day for March, the first quarter and the fiscal year end for many companies in the investment industry finds markets around the world flat as investors digest a number of current and upcoming announcements ahead of the

US Treasury Yield Rally Impacts Stocks, Currencies and Commodities

A significant divergence has opened up overnight between assets priced in US Dollars and assets priced in other currencies. Stock markets overseas have rallied overnight, led by gains of 0.8% for the Hang Seng and of 0.6% for the Dax.

Choppy Markets Consider Liquidation and Infrastructure Developments

World markets are very mixed this morning as investors digest the implications of several significant developments over the weekend. First off, press reports indicate that the selective selling which hammered some stocks late Friday including twin 25%+ plunges for US

Stocks Climb Amid News on Dividends and Shortages

For the most part, stock markets around the world have been on the rebound overnight. Dow Futures are up 0.5%, while overseas, the Nikkei and Hang Seng are both up 1.5%, while the Dax and FTSE are both up 0.7%.