Canada Jobs Bounce Back, Global Markets Remain Choppy

The choppy, back and forth trading across asset classes, which has been the main theme of the week so far, has continued overnight and into this morning. US index futures are up 1.0% to 1.3%, clawing back yesterday’s US index

Gold Tests $2,000/oz, Oil nears $125/bbl as Ukraine War Continues

With the Ukraine war still raging and limited ceasefires struggling to hold over the weekend, capital continues to flow into commodities and defensive havens as the new trading week begins. Brent crude traded $125.00/bbl this morning, while WTI crude oil

Strong Nonfarm Payrolls Help Indices To Cut Overnight Losses

Weighed down by continued strife in Ukraine, including fighting around a large nuclear plant, overseas stock markets have been retreating again overnight and into this morning with the Dax and FTSE both plunging 3.1%, while the Nikkei and the Hang

Crude Oil Soars, Stocks Slide as March Arrives and Ukraine War Continues

March has come in like a lion with world markets in turmoil once again. With sanctions against Russia rolling out and its troops reportedly advancing on Ukraine’s capital Kiev, capital continues to rush into defensive havens. US bond prices are

Ruble Wrecked, Stocks Smashed as a Busy Week for Market News Begins

The war in Ukraine continued through the weekend with reports of more fighting and more sanctions offset by the possibility of initial peace talks. The situation remains volatile as has action across global markets. Dow futures have been trading down

Ukraine War and Bank Earnings In Focus

As fighting in the Ukraine continues, markets have remained volatile, staging large intraday and overnight swings. Yesterday was a particularly volatile day going risk-off (stocks down, gold up) then sharply reversing course late in the day (stocks up, gold down).

Gold, Oil and USD Soar, Stocks Plunge as Russia Attacks Ukraine

Overnight Russia expanded its military operations in Ukraine to include missile and infantry attacks in several parts of the country. This news sent equity markets, which had already been trending downward in recent days in fear that tensions could boil

Ukraine Tensions, Earnings Reports and RBNZ Rate Hike

After a day of several notable trading swings/reversals in equity markets that finished with US indices down 1.0% to 1.4%, US index futures are bouncing back a bit this morning with gains of 0.7% to 1.1%. There weren’t any major

Oil Rallies, Stocks Swing in Both Directions as Ukraine Tensions Escalate

Tensions between Russian and Ukraine continued to escalate over the weekend with Russia recognizing some breakaway parts of Ukraine as independent countries and sending in “peacekeepers”. The initial market reaction last night when US futures reopened was a plunge off

Ukraine and Iran Situations Continue to Influence Trading

With a long weekend approaching in the US and Canada, trading has been choppy across world markets. US index future have stabilized and bounced back slightly with morning gains of 0.2%-0.3% coming off of yesterday’s US index losses of 1.8%-2.8%.