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The Trump bump comes to an end

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 00:49 EST April 17, 2017
It has been easy to remain bullish on the Standard and Poor's 500 index as the chart showed 2 moving averages first being resistance before the US election and then turning into support after the event.

Trump strikes Syria, stocks plummet

News by Newsroom on 21:31 EST April 06, 2017
The US has, reportedly, launched a missile against a base in Syria this Thursday evening.

FED sees stocks too highly priced - minutes highlights

News by Newsroom on 14:04 EST April 05, 2017
the last FED meeting minutes released on Wednesday revealed FED members somehow concern with current valuation of US companies in the stock exchanges.

Non-Farm Employment payroll sky rockets

News by Newsroom on 08:31 EST March 10, 2017
The latest NFP report shows 235,000 new jobs created in the last month versus expectations of less than 200,000 and the previous gain of 227,000.

Oil prices continue their way down

News by Simon Kazinsky on 07:17 EST March 09, 2017
WTI crude oil trades now below $50 and around 9% lower than last week.

Dow Jones Composite Index about to hit a multi decade fibonacci ratio

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 20:35 EST February 28, 2017
The relentless ascent of the Dow Jones Composite index may pause or reverse soon if we take into account its monthly chart.

Retail trader positioning at historic extreme against SPX500

News by Simon Kazinsky on 06:50 EST February 13, 2017
According to DailyFX, a portal that tracks retail traders positioning, the ratio between long and short traders for the SPX500 CFD stands now at 9 to 91% having reached earlier today a reading of 8 to 92% during the Asian session.

Non-Farm Employment payroll sky rockets

News by Newsroom on 08:34 EST February 03, 2017
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 227,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

Stocks lower after FED confident statement

News by Newsroom on 03:01 EST February 02, 2017
Fed keeps rates same as expected, appears hawish on inflation, pointing to rosier sentiment.

Worst trading day of the year as Chicago PMI tumbles, Dow drops 150 points and industrial 1% lower

News by Allie Longford on 16:42 EST January 31, 2017
U.S. equities fell on the last trading day of the month, as investors continued to evaluate the latest policies from the White House and companies post quarterly results.

U.S. economy slowed in 4th quarter

News by Newsroom on 11:15 EST January 27, 2017
Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.9% annualised from October to December, the Commerce Department said on Friday.

Barclays downgrades Apple

News by Newsroom on 10:11 EST January 24, 2017
British commercial bank Barclays downgraded its rating for Apple on Tuesday morning.

Say hello to inflation

News by Allie Longford on 09:07 EST January 18, 2017
Trump is not yet president of the US and his planned protectionist policies and fiscal stimulus, which undoubtedly will lead to higher prices, are not yet to be blamed, but inflation is already among us.

U.S. retail sales disappoint at end of the year

News by Newsroom on 09:06 EST January 13, 2017
Retail sales rose 0.6% last month, the government said Friday.

US jobless claims better than expected

News by Newsroom on 08:32 EST January 12, 2017
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Non-Farm Employment payroll dissapoints

News by Allie Longford on 08:30 EST January 06, 2017
U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages points to inflation down the line.

Fed minutes highlights

News by Allie Longford on 14:07 EST January 04, 2017
FED officials saw the dollar holding down inflation in the last FOMC minutes released on Wednesday.

January is not a good month for stocks

News by Allie Longford on 02:23 EST January 02, 2017
Following the abrupt end of the year for stocks where the Dow Jones gave up topping the 20,000 mark before the last bell and the Standard and Poors 500 shed 50 points in a couple of days it is worth noticing that the first month of the year is not consistent with the one way -upward- street narrative.

Stocks smashing complacency

News by Newsroom on 10:28 EST December 30, 2016
Stocks heading lower in the last trading day of the year after a fairly stable Christmas period.

Poll - Will the Dow Jones miss the 20,000 mark

News by Newsroom on 10:45 EST December 28, 2016
With stocks lower on Wednesday the Dow Jones Industrial Average drifts away from the magic 20,000. But is this just a short delay until the inevitable happens or will the markets surprise and miss it?

This facebook comment will come back to haunt Trump

News by Allie Longford on 18:46 EST December 27, 2016
With stock indices at all time record highs, raw materials being the big winners at the end of 2016 with price increases north of 20% in many cases, something that will feed through to the price of end products next year and the dollar strength making US shares extremely expensive when purchased with foreign currency the likelihood of a correction in the US Stock market next year keeps growing.

Weak US retail sales

News by Allie Longford on 08:58 EST December 14, 2016
Sales at U.S. retailers barely rose in November, but the weakness stemmed mostly from the biggest drop in sales at auto dealers in eight months.

US unemployment rate hits 4.6%

News by Allie Longford on 08:35 EST December 02, 2016
Unemployment in the US hit a low of 4.6% last month, way lower than the 4.9% expected.

Trump, stocks and the dollar, the impossible equation

News by Allie Longford on 04:46 EST November 24, 2016
It's now two weeks after the election of Trump as the next leader of the free world and nothing that was anticipated as the likely scenario in the, then, unlikely event of him winning has materialised in terms of stock markets and the dollar.

Post Trump shock: Dow Jones hits new highs but bonds slide

News by Allie Longford on 11:47 EST November 10, 2016
U.S. stocks rose on Thursday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a record, as investors continued to digest Donald Trump's unexpected win in the presidential election.

Non-Farm Employment Change, the final nail in the coffin

News by Newsroom on 08:39 EST November 04, 2016
After a horrendous week for stocks Non Farm Payrolls dissapoints on Friday.

FED telegraphs December rate hike

News by Allie Longford on 03:10 EST November 03, 2016
The FOMC says the "case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen" in its latest statement released on Wednesday.

And so it begins, Dow loses support, gold spikes, dollar dumped

News by Allie Longford on 14:02 EST November 01, 2016
Just days after a new all time record in mega M&As the stock market starts tanking.

US construction spending falls in September

News by Allie Longford on 10:27 EST November 01, 2016
The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that construction spending slipped 0.4 percent after an upwardly revised 0.5 percent drop in August.

Chicago PMI lowest in 5 months adds to Clinton jitters

News by Allie Longford on 10:40 EST Octuber 31, 2016
The previous week ended on a soft note for stocks since, once again, Hillary Clinton's scandals re-emerged just in time for a pre Halloween surprise.