Stocks Slide into Month-End As Investors Digest News, Votes and Speeches

US index futures are in moderate retreat this morning, with the three main contracts down 0.2%-0.4%. In Europe today, the FTSE is down 0.1% and the Dax is down 0.4%. Commodities are under pressure with WTI Crude Oil down 2.75%

Mixed Markets Digest Flash PMI Reports and await Bank Earnings

An indecisive start to the week which saw the Dow Industrials lose 0.4% and the NASDAQ gain 0.5% on Monday has continued overnight and into this morning. The three main US index futures contracts are down 0.25%. Meanwhile, over in

<a><strong>Earnings and Flash PMI Reports</strong></a><strong> In Focus</strong>

Equity and commodity trading is mixed this morning as investors digest a number of earnings and economic reports which have been released overnight. Several companies have beaten street expectations including Procter & Gamble ($1.37 vs street $1.32), Schlumberger ($0.63 vs

<strong>Steady Markets Digest Positive PMI and Await Quarter-End</strong>

Today is the last trading day of the week, the month, the quarter, and for many companies in the investment industry, the fiscal year and so far, it seems as though investors have hit the pause button and are looking

<strong>Stocks Rebound Amid Positive PMI and Mixed Earnings Reports</strong>

Stock markets around the world have kicked off March with rallies, led by a 4.2% surge for the Hang Seng, along with a 1.0% gain for Shanghai, advances which were sparked by stronger than expected PMI reports out of China.

<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