Stocks Start To Retreat Amid Monetary and Currency Developments

It has been a very mixed morning for trading among equity markets around the world. Asia Pacific indices rendered a split decision with the Nikkei climbing 0.6% back up above 40,000, while the Hang Seng dropped 1.25%. In Europe today, the Dax is up 0.1% while the FTSE is down 0.2%. US index futures are […]

China Rate Cut and First Retailer Earnings

Investors looking for central banks to start cutting interest rates got their wish overnight as China cut its 5-year loan rate by 0.25% to 3.95%, and several banks stepped in to shore up currency trading. While this news helped Hong Kong and Shanghai to bounce 0.4%-0.6%, the broader impact has been decidedly bearish. It appears […]