Mixed Markets Digest Manufacturing Surveys and Await Powell Comments

Coming off of a very strong November, December is off to a mixed start for equity markets. US index futures trading finds Dow futures flat and NASDAQ futures down 0.15%. Overseas, the DAX and FTSE are up about 0.6% to

Month-End, Inflation, GDP, Canadian Bank Earnings and OPEC+ In Focus

The last day of November finds equities looking to finish a strong month off on a positive note. In the last month, the S&P 500 has gained 10.5%, the NASDAQ Composite has gained 12.8%, and the S&P/TSX Composite is up

Big Banks Rally on Positive Earnings

The Morning Minutes will not be issued on Monday July 17th, it should return on Tuesday July 18th. Continuing this week’s winning streak for major US indexes, including gains of 0.2%-1.6% yesterday, US index futures are trading flat to up

US Markets Climb as Banks Pass Stress Tests

US index futures are on the rise this morning climbing 0.2% to 0.4%. European trading is mixed this morning with the Dax up 0.1% and the FTSE down 0.2%. In commodity action Copper is down 1.2%, while WTI Crude oil

<strong>Banking Buyout, The Fed and Earnings In Focus</strong>

Coming off of a strong finish to April, which saw US indices gain 0.7%-0.8%, US index futures are flat this morning. Major European markets and some overseas markets are closed today for May Day, but Shanghai gained 1.1% and Tokyo

<a><strong>Markets Rally as Banks Bounce Back</strong></a>

Building on Friday’s US index gains of 0.3% to 0.8% US index futures are up 0.3% to 0.7% this morning. European markets are climbing as well with the Dax up 1.25% and the FTSE up 0.9%. The US 10-year treasury

<a><strong>Banking Crisis and Interest Rates Weigh On Markets</strong></a>

For investors, the current instability in the global banking sector is increasingly feeling like a game of Whack-A-Mole, just as one problem area gets shored up, another problem pokes its head up. Just as concerns over banks in the US

<strong>Stocks Rebound, Gold Retreats as Banking Fears Ease For Now</strong>

Building on yesterday’s gains of 0.4% to 1.2% for US markets Monday with the Dow leading the bounce, US index futures are up 0.6%-0.9% this morning with Dow Futures once again leading the way. European indices are also rallying with

Markets Stabilize Following Weekend Banking Support Moves

Over the weekend more steps were taken in an attempt to shore up confidence in the global banking system. UBS agreed to purchase troubled Credit Suisse for $3.2B. In addition, five central banks, the Fed, the Bank of Canada, the

Banks Still Struggle Despite Lifelines as Capital Flocks to Defensive Haven...

A volatile week for world stock markets continues this morning with equities in retreat once again. US index futures are trading flat to down 0.6%, with Dow Futures leading the way lower. Over in Europe, the Dax is down 0.25%