European Open Preview – Trump’s trade remarks sap risk appetite; EZ PMIs, UK CPI and Fed minutes on the horizon

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 7:55 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar index is 0.1% higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of the minutes from the May Fed meeting, building on the modest gains it posted yesterday. Meanwhile, the Japanese yen rebounded yesterday and is on the front foot today, advancing 0.5% against the dollar and 0.6% versus the euro, as some “pessimistic” comments from US President Trump on trade dispelled expectations that the recent negotiations had borne fruit. STOCKS: [..]


Stock Market News (US Open) – World equities trade higher as investors await Jackson Hole key speeches

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm GMT

All major bourses traded higher during European trading hours with the three main US indices also advancing, in a light-volume market. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.54%, while the blue chip STOXX 50 gained 0.61%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.16%, the S&P rose 0.18% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.27% after the market opened. Investors will be analyzing events at Jackson Hole, most notably keen to get updates from Mario Draghi and Janet Yellen, both due to speak [..]

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