<strong>Manufacturing In Focus With PMI Reports and Earnings Rolling Out</strong>

The last day of January finds world markets sluggish which could be a combination of month-end positioning and investors sitting on their hands awaiting tomorrow’s Fed decision. US index futures have clawed back some of their overnight losses, but they

<a><strong>Investors Digest Flash PMI and Earnings Reports</strong></a>

Yesterday’s positive momentum which saw major US indices gain 0.75% to 2.0% yesterday has faded overnight and a moderate correction appears to be underway this morning with US index futures down 0.25% to 0.45%. Despite positive economic news, European markets

<strong>New Year’s Rally Arrives Overseas</strong>

Shrugging off yesterday’s soft US market action which saw major indices trade between flat and down 0.8%, overseas markets have been soaring overnight. Amid anticipation of Chinese economic reopening and some US regulatory developments for some Chinese companies, the Hang

Crude Oil Soars on OPEC+ Speculation

October has arrived with mixed action across asset classes, but the big moves so far have been in energy markets where WTI crude oil is up 4.4% and natural gas is down 2.75%. Renewed interest in oil was ignited on

September Starts Soft on China, Manufacturing, and Employment News

US stock markets were unable to hold on to their early gains yesterday and the three main indices finished the month with losses of 0.6%-0.8%. Bears have increasingly gained the upper hand overnight and into this morning. Asia Pacific trading

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June Arrives to a Bank of Canada Decision and a Deluge of Data

US index futures are up to start the new month with gains this morning of 0.1% to 0.3%. These appear moderate, however, which compared with Tuesday’s declines of 0.4% to 0.6% for US indices. Overseas trading has been mixed with

US Market Declines Extend Into May as FOMC Decision Day Approaches

US index futures have started May just as they ended April, stuck in reverse gear. US index futures are in the red, falling 0.1% to 0.5% with NASDAQ futures leading the way lower just as the NASDAQ did on Friday

Stocks Slip as Interest Rate Hike Chatter Resumes

Stock markets appear to be backsliding a bit this morning after climbing on Monday. US index futures are all down about 0.2%, while in Europe, the CAC is down 1.5% and the Dax is down 0.3% while the FTSE is

Stocks Try To Build on Positive Economic and Earnings News

Although gains of 1.9% for the S&P 500 and 3.4% for the NASDAQ were not enough to keep the US from recording its worst month since March of 2020, positive momentum has continued through overnight trading. Holiday-limited Asia Pacific trading

Mixed Markets Stagger Into Month End

Overnight and premarket action in equity markets suggests that Friday’s big afternoon turnaround in North America amounted to little more than short-covering and bargain hunting. US index futures have resumed their downward course with Dow futures down 0.5% and NASDAQ