The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

#markets #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The bond markets steadied, the USD fell and stocks edged ahead Wednesday as central banks from Washington to Wellington vowed to keep monetary policy loose for a long time, giving investors enough confidence to seek out riskier assets.  Fed Chairman Powell told Congress Tuesday the economy remained “a […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares finished lower Wednesday, dragged lower by gold miners on the back of weak bullion prices, while BHP outshone the broader market and hit a record high as brokerages upgraded its shares after the miner’s annual results. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.5% to 6,885.2 at the close, off a 1-yr high marked […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Cinema stocks jumped in Hong Kong Tuesday as Chinese box offices set a revenue record of $929.63-M for the week beginning 11 February, following a movie-going rush at the start of Lunar New Year holiday break. Shares of IMAX China Holding Inc soared as much as 90% in the morning session, while Alibaba Pictures […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares advanced Monday, bouncing back from last wk’s losses, as Wall Street’s record finish Friday and positive domestic corporate earnings boosted investor sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1% at 6,877.10 by 0030 GMT, its biggest intraday percentage rise since 5 February. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index slipped 1% […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares finished lower Friday ahead of Key earnings due next week. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.6% to 6,806.7 at the close of trade. The benchmark was down 0.5% on the week. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1.3% Friday. The index was down 3.6% on the week. Japan’s stock benchmark capped […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China’s A-share market will be closed from Thursday, 12 February through 17 February, and resume trading on 18 February 2021. There will be no Asia emerging market stocks and currencies report on Friday, 12 February as most markets in the region will be closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. HeffX-LTN will resume coverage […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China’s A-share market will be closed from Thursday, 12 February through 17 February, and resume trading on 18 February 2021. China stocks finished higher in the last trading session before the Lunar New Year holiday, with blue-chip stocks marking 13-yr highs + Wednesday as strong inflation data underscored a recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China’s blue-chip index finished Tuesday at the highest mark in 13 yrs, as investors were reassured by a quicker economic recovery following a containment of a resurgence of locally transmitted COVID-19 infections. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 2.19% at 5686.25, the highest closing level since 15 January 2008. The Shanghai Composite index was […]

Record Highs All Around in the US, Small Caps Leading

Record Highs All Around in the US, Small Caps Leading

#stocks #record #highs #buy $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Monday, traders and investors pushed ‘buy’ again and each of the US benchmark stock market indexes set intraday and closing record highs“– Paul Ebeling The S&P 500 advanced 0.7% for its 6th straight gainer and passing the 3900 mark for the 1st time. The NAS Comp […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares advanced Monday on rising hopes of a broader economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.6% at 6,880.7. New Zealand markets closed for a public holiday. Japanese shares rose Monday, with both Nikkei and Topix hitting 30-yr highs, as strong corporate earnings lifted investor confidence for an economic recovery from casedemic lows. […]

Mr. Biden’s $1.9-T ‘American Rescue Idea’ is Classic Washington Pork

Mr. Biden’s $1.9-T ‘American Rescue Idea’ is Classic Washington Pork

#WallStreet #stocks #record #highs #WashingtonDC #aid/relief/stimulus #pork #Biden $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Wall Street Bulls closed out a winning wk as the S&P 500 marked its 5th gainer running, and its biggest wkly extension since November 2020“– Paul Ebeling Republican lawmakers decry Mr. Biden’s $1.9-T American Rescue Plan as classic Washington Pork. Both Republican […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China stocks ended higher on the wk Friday, as investors found support from a continued economic recovery. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.2% at 5,483.41, the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.2% to 3,496.33. On the wk, CSI300 climbed 2.5%, the SSEC inched up 0.4%. Japanese shares ended more than 1% higher Friday, following Wall […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China stocks finished lower Thursday on signs of liquidity tension ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday offset continued capital inflows. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.44% to 3,501.86, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.21% to 5,473.95. The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 1.1% and the start-up board […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China shares finished lower Wednesday, as profit-taking in tech stocks outweighed gains in automakers on expectations of strong sales growth this year. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.46% to 3,517.31 and the blue-chip CSI300 index shed 0.29%. The CSI300 IT index lost 3.4%, while the STAR50 index tracking Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares rose Tuesday after the central bank expanded its bond buying program to further support an economic recovery and reiterated its pledge of a prolonged period of record low interest rates. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 1.5% higher at 6,762.6. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index slipped 0.4% to 13,044.5. Japanese stocks finished […]

Global Markets Rally, Gold and Silver Follow

Global Markets Rally, Gold and Silver Follow

#markets #rally #Gold #Silver $DIA $RUTX $SPY $QQQ $VXX $XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV Global shares rebounded from last weeks pull back and silver prices spiked Monday driving the Devil’s metal to 8-yr highs. MSCI’s benchmark for global stock markets rose 1.47% to finish at 652.35 Monday. Silver mining stocks rose and precious metals dealers saw […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China shares finished higher Monday, at the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.64% at 3,505.28. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.23% with its financial sector sub-index 1.25% higher and the Real Estate index up 0.89%. ** The healthcare sub-index jumped 2.24%. The Shenzhen index gained 1.18% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Australian shares rose more than 1% Friday, led by a recovery in banks and miners, tracking overnight Wall Street gainers The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.1% at 6,725.70 by 2350 GMT on track to rise 1.7% in January, its 4th straight monthly gainer. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was weaker by 1.09%. China stocks fell Thursday, with major indexes posting their worst decliner in more than 6 months The Shanghai Composite index ended down 1.91% to 3,505.18. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 2.73% to 5,377.14. The Shenzhen index ended down 2.93% and the start-up board ChiNext […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China stocks finished higher Wednesday, with banking and manufacturing shares leading the gainers, as upbeat industrial data suggested a sustained recovery while the manufacturing sector rapidly emerged from its COVID-19 slump. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.11% at 3,573.34, shrugging off concerns that policy makers would shift to a tighter […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China’s blue-chip stock index fell Tuesday, marking its biggest daily loss since September after touching a 13-yr high in the prior session on profit taking. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.51% to 3,569.43, and the blue-chip CSI300 index fell 2.01% Japanese shares finished lower Tuesday before earnings season profit-taking. The […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China shares ended higher Monday. Leading the rally, the CSI300 consumer staples index rose 4.7%, while the CSI300 consumer discretionary index gained 2.1%. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1% to 5,625.92, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5% at 3,624.24. Japanese shares finished higher Monday led by tech and pharma stocks The Nikkei share […]

Risk-taking Spiked Following the Last Round of Virus Relief Checks, It Will Again

Risk-taking Spiked Following the Last Round of Virus Relief Checks, It Will Again

#risk #stocks #relief #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “We have no doubt that some of the nearly $2-T in virus aid/relief/stimulus Mr. Biden is seeking from Congress will end up being spent stocks“– Paul Ebeling The data show that risk-taking spiked following the last round of China Virus aid/relief checks. Mr. Biden’s economic-recovery plan […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks China’s composite stock index finished lower Friday, while the blue-chip average finished higher, as investors locked in profits in other Asian markets after a recent rally. The blue-chip CSI300 index was +0.1% at 5,569.78, while the Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.4% to 3,606.75. On the wk the indexes rose 2.1% and 1.1%, respectively. […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#Australia#Japan #China#world#stocks Hong Kong stocks finished lower Thursday, capping a 5-day winning streak, as investors locked in profit following sharp gains. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.12% to 29,927.76. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.5% to 11,889.45. China stocks settled higher Thursday, in line with other Asian markets […]

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

#aid/relief/stimulus #Biden #financial #markets $CU $CAT $DE $OIL Investors have been ‘jolted‘ into overhauling their portfolios in anticipation of the promised Biden aid/relief/stimulus $1.9-T plan. Prices of commodities used in infrastructure projects, like copper, and shares in machinery manufacturers such as John Deere (NYSE:DE) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) have advanced. Global crude oil (OIL) prices tapped $55bbl […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #Australia #Japan #China #world #stocks Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 2.03%, China stocks finished higher Wednesday, with electric vehicle and healthcare shares leading the gainers, as the PBoC kept liquidity abundant to support economic recovery from the COVID-19. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.47% higher at 3,583.09 while […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #Australia #Japan #China #world #stocks Australian shares finished higher Tuesday, as mining and financial stocks recovered from sharp losses in the prior session. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.2% at 6,742.60 at the close of trade. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3% or 42.95 pts to finish the session at 12,881.31, Japanese shares […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #Australia #Japan #China #world #stocks Monday the US financial markets are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. China stocks ended higher Monday, as investors cheered better-than-expected GDP data pointing to a strong recovery from The China Virus chaos in the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.1% to close […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#world#stock #markets#Australia #China#Japan China shares fell Friday as consumer and liquor stocks retreated on worries over lofty valuations. The CSI300 index fell 1% to 5,418.13 by the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5% to 3,546.96. On the week, CSI300 lost 1.4% and SSEC dipped 0.6%.  Japan’s benchmark Nikkei stock average finished […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific#world#stock #markets#Australia #China#Japan China’s blue-chip index fell Thursday, moving further away from a 13-yr closing high earlier this week, as the country reported its biggest jump in COVID-19 cases in more than 10 months. At the close, the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.93%. The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.91%. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei stock average closed at […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world#stock #markets#Australia #China#Japan -China stocks were mixed Wednesday, with investors taking profits from consumer and healthcare shares after the blue-chip index hit its 13-yr highs At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.08% at 3,605.33, but the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.09%. The CSI300 index snapped week-long gainers from the start of Y […]

The Biden ‘Tax Plan’ Aimed to Undo President Trump’s Strong Economic Recovery

The Biden ‘Tax Plan’ Aimed to Undo President Trump’s Strong Economic Recovery

#tax #Biden #PresidentTrump #markets #Americans $DIA $QQQ $SPY $RUTX $VXX Experts are telling us that Joe Biden’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate will undo most of President Trump’s economy boosting efforts as it will send some American companies offshore, keep others overseas, hobble domestic companies and drive up the unemployment rate, thus damaging […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet  $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $SOX $VXX “The Bulls are still running, despite the chaos” — Paul Ebeling Last Week’s Action Stocks ran higher, and the NAS Comp and PHLX Semiconductor Sector (SOX) led the run North The financial market is ignoring any and all bad news and is focused on more stimulus in Y 2021. With some caveats, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally to Extend

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally to Extend

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #SantaClaus #Rally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $SOX $VXX “The Bulls will drive the Santa Claus Rally in to the New Year” — Paul Ebeling Last Week’s Action Again the US economic data came in strong, the benchmark indexes finished on the highs. The small-cap stocks led Wednesday, cloud software, some chips and some online […]

Capital Inflow into Emerging Markets in 2021 will be Huge

Capital Inflow into Emerging Markets in 2021 will be Huge

#EmergingMarkets #Capital #inflow #QE $BLK In this world of ultra-low interest rates, the pull of emerging markets is huge, and capital inflows have rebounded in recent months, hitting record highs in November. The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) predicts healthy gains in Y 2021 for the sector. QE (Quantitative easing), until recently a Key […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally is On

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally is On

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #SantaClausRally #Bullish #COVID #Vaccine $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The Bulls Christmas Market is a happy one” — Paul Ebeling Now: The Bulls are in celebration mode this Monday morning with the major US stock indexes trading at: DJIA +199.60 at 30399.41, NAS Comp +76.91 at 12881.65, S&P 500+24.33 at 3727.39. That is what Bull markets do when Santa Claus leads the […]

Bitcoin: BTC/USD (BTC=X) To $145,000 in 2021

Bitcoin: BTC/USD (BTC=X) To $145,000 in 2021

$BTC #Bitcoin #Crypto #Cryptocurrencies #FX #Trading #Markets BitcoinTicker: BTC=Price: $23,108.58 Bitcoin Outlook The Founder of Knightsbridge Live one of Asia’s leading financial services companies with an online FX brokerage has penned a report drawing on similarities between the 1970s gold market and bitcoin. The whole of bitcoin’s existence has been characterized by major price swings, “exactly the kind of thing […]

Investing Checklist: 4 Things to Do Before You Enter the Market

Investing Checklist: 4 Things to Do Before You Enter the Market

For a lot of people, investing in the stock market is a daunting prospect. Indeed, many may not understand the intricacies of trading and investing stocks and/or bonds. What’s more, they may not be in a good financial position to make aggressive investment choices. With that in mind, today we’ll share a helpful investment strategy […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks ended lower Thursday, weighed down by tensions between Beijing and Washington after the House of Representatives passed a bill that threatens to delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.21% to 3,442.14, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks erased earlier gains to end flat Wednesday, with gains in property stocks offset by losses in healthcare, as investors paused following a recent rally on upbeat data pointing to a continued economic recovery. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.07% at 3,449.38.  China’s blue-chip […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Emerging Asian equities rallied Tuesday on the back of upbeat Chinese data and positive vaccine news, recovering from a bout of profit-taking in the previous trading session. China’s blue-chip stocks rose Tuesday by their most in more than 7 wks, as better-than-expected manufacturing survey data underscored a continued recovery […]

Small Cap Stocks Rising on Recovery from Virus Chaos

Small Cap Stocks Rising on Recovery from Virus Chaos

#SmallCaps #stocks #recovery #COVID #vaccine #economy $RUTS #RUT “Small cap stocks outperformed in November for their best monthly performance on record, and will remain market leaders as they will benefit from the post-chaos economic recovery” — Paul Ebeling The Russell 2000 and S&P 600 indexes of small cap stocks are up more than 19% MTD, […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australia shares finished lower Friday as Treasury Wine fell on China’s plans to impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Australian wine imports. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.5% to end the session at 6,601.1 pts and close lower for the 2nd day running. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Chinese shares closed higher Friday, led by materials and machinery stocks, and posted a weekly gain as investors looked past recent bond market defaults and focused on broader economic recovery. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.44% at 3,377.73. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.31%. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks ended lower Tuesday, weighed by losses in healthcare stocks and more bond defaults hit sentiment. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2%, to 4,894.79, while the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.2% to 3,339.90 pts Japan’s Nikkei share average closed at a 29-yr high Tuesday as investors cheered news […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Hong Kong stocks ended the week higher, despite easing on the day after Trump administration decided to ban U.S. investments in firms linked to the Chinese military, ramping up pressure on Beijing after the U.S. election. The Hang Seng index ended 0.1% lower to 26,156.86 Friday, while the China […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks closed lower Wednesday, dragged down by concerns about tighter regulation over big tech companies weighed on sentiment. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.53% to 3,342.20. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.99%, with its new energy vehicle sector sub-index down 3.56%, tech sub-index […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares closed higher for a 4th session running Tuesday as progress in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine raised hopes of a Fassst recovery in the global economy and bolstered hard-hit travel, tourism and energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO ended 0.7% higher. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks closed lower Friday, but the indexes posted monthly gains on strength in consumer discretionary and banking shares. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 1.6% lower to 4,695.33, the Shanghai Composite Index shed 1.5% to 3,224.53. On the month, CSI300 was up 2.4%, while SSEC inched up 0.2%. The […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares ended 4 straight sessions of losses to close slightly higher Wednesday as gold miners gained and technology stocks rose following Afterpay’s strong earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO ended 0.1% higher at 6,057.7. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed higher at 12,264.5. Japanese shares fell Wednesday, pulled […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares closed at a near 3-wk lows Tuesday, as a rise in cases of the novel coronavirus around the world and fading hopes on a timely US stimulus deal stoked fears of a prolonged global economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO fell 1.7% to 6,051.00. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares dipped Friday, with gold stocks leading losses, as sentiment was weighed by uncertainty over a US stimulus deal and a preliminary survey showing weaker-than-expected domestic manufacturing activity in October. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.1% to 6,167.00. It lost 0.8% on the wk. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand Thai stocks dipped another 0.3% to trade around 6-month intraday lows touched in the prior session, the Thai baht weakened as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Bangkok Monday, defying a ban on demonstrations. Australian shares finished lower Tuesday, as surging coronavirus cases in Europe raised […]

In This Market ‘The 60-40’ Portfolio Does Not Work

In This Market ‘The 60-40’ Portfolio Does Not Work

#PresidentTrump #market #safehavens #risk #volatility #Fed #economy #portfolio $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $VIX “When financial assets move pari parsu, portfolio diversification becomes hard to achieve“– Paul Ebeling Since the advent of QE in Y 2008 safe-haven assets have become not much of a safe-haven. During that frame, we have seen unprecedented market moves with […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares finished lower Friday with sentiment taking a hit from a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Europe. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 0.5% lower at 6,176.80. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed 0.4% lower to 12,433.16 ahead of election results Saturday. Japan’s Nikkei share average fell Friday as new […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares posted their best wk in 6 months Friday, capping an eventful week that saw the government pledge billions to pull the economy out of recession. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed unchanged at 6,102.2 after flitting between small gains and losses throughout the session. On the wk, it added […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand New Zealand stocks posted a record closing high Thursday and Australian shares extended gains into a 4th session running, tracking Wall Street as President Trump called for some COVID-19 relief measures after calling off aid/relief/stimulus talks. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 ended 1.8% higher at 12,235.92, rising for the […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan A hardware failure shut down trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday in the worst outage ever suffered by the world’s 3rd-largest stock market, which said it aimed to reopen Friday. Australian shares closed higher Thursday, rebounding from a more than 2% drop in the prior session, boosted by […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares fell more than 2% Wednesday, with miners and financials suffering major blows, as investors tracked Wall Street futures lower. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.3% lower at 5,815.9, posting their 3rd straight session in the Red. The benchmark snapped a 5-month winning streak, and lost 1.4% during the […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares gave up early gains to close flat Tuesday. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed flat to little changed at 5,952.1, New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index slid 0.5% to 11,742.09. Japanese shares closed at a 7-month high Tuesday, tracking US stocks. The Nikkei 225 Index erased early losses and ended […]

The Fed’s Policy Statement Indicated it Will Move to Stimulate the Economy

The Fed’s Policy Statement Indicated it Will Move to Stimulate the Economy

#Fed #FOMC #policy #stimulate #economy #stockmarket $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Fed used its policy statement to begin to pivot from stabilizing financial markets to stimulating the economy, saying that it would keep its current government bond-buying at least at the current pace of $120-B per month, in part to ensure “accommodative” financial conditions in the future […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks finised higher Friday and posted a weekly rise, as investors cheered a series of solid corporate earnings, thought US trade talks kept a check on gains. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.9%, at 4,718.84, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5% at 3,380.68. On the week, CSI300 […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares finished lower Thursday as appetite for risky assets faded on fears that the country’s relationship with China could further sour following a report that the government would block a Chinese buyout offer of a local dairy firm. The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.8% to 6,120.00 at the […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Shanghai stocks finished lower Wednesday after 3 sessions running of gainers, as investors took profits while a trade talk delay with US dampened sentiment. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.24% to 3,408.13. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.5%, with its financial sector sub-index lower […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China shares closed at their highest in more than a month Monday after the central bank injected fresh funds into the country’s financial system, with securities firms rallying on hopes for a lift from capital market reforms. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 2.34% at 3,438.80 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia  Australian shares rose Friday, recording their biggest weekly gainer in 6, as the country’s central bank chief called for more fiscal stimulus to revive an economy facing its deepest recession in about a 100 yrs. Gold and tech stocks drove the S&P/ASX 200 index 0.6% higher at 6,126.2 at […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand China shares ended flat to little changed Thursday, as caution ahead of a US-China meeting this weekend to review the implementation of a bilateral trade agreement offset strength in agriculture stocks on food security concerns. Senior US and Chinese officials will review the Phase 1 trade deal during […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Chinese shares fell for a 2nd session running Wednesday. The Shanghai Composite index closed down 0.6% to 3,319.27. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.7%. The smaller Shenzhen index lost 1.3%, the start-up board ChiNext Composite index fell almost 2% and Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index dropped 2.2%​. Japanese stocks finished […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Japanese shares gained Tuesday on hopes of additional US fiscal aid/relief/stimulus to bolster the world’s largest economy, as major countries break away from the impact of the coronavirus chaos. The Nikkei 225 Index ended up 1.88% at 22,750.24. The broader Topix index rose 2.54%.  Australian shares rose to a […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares marked their highest close in nearly 3 wks Monday, driven by gains among heavyweight financials, while a dip in new coronavirus infections in Victoria and renewed hopes of financial aid in the United States boosted risk sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.76% at 6,110.2 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares closed lower Friday after the central bank downgraded its outlook for the national economy. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.6% to 6,004.8 by the end of trade. The index gained 1.3% on the week. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1% to 11,646.6 pts.  Japanese […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #Thailand Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.25%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.43%. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended higher for a 5th session running Thursday, as a rally in financial and materials stocks offset worries about rising US-China tensions that earlier […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #Thailand Thai stocks turned positive Wednesday after its central bank held interest rates as expected and predicted Q-2 output would be better than forecast, while warning it was ready to quell gains for the baht. The bank, which already has rates at a record low of 0.5%, said exports […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks ended higher Tuesday, underpinned by strong gains in banks as investors cheered Beijing’s latest move to ease pressure on the country’s financial institutions. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1% at 4,775.80, while the Shanghai Composite Index also inched up 0.1% at 3,371.69. Banks led the gainers, with […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China shares rose on upbeat factory data, tech boost At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.75% at 3,367.97. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 1.62%. The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 2.6% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 2.629%. Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks closed higher Friday despite uncertainties in C-19 coronavirus chaos, while liquidity and retail investor enthusiasm fuelled the main indexes to post the biggest monthly percentage rises since February last year. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.71% at 3,310.01. The index ended July […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #stock #markets China shares finished lower Thursday, with tech and resources shares leading the declines, as some investors booked profits following the market’s strong finish in the prior session. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.5% to 4,656.15 and the Shanghai Composite Index 0.2% to 3,286.82. Australian shares finished higher Thursday as investors cheered […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

China’s benchmark index posted the biggest gainer in a wk Wednesday as investors bought up shares after recent slumps, while the tech-focused STAR board soared on new listings. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 2.06% at 3,294.55, its best daily performance since 20 July. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 2.42% with […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific + Wall Street Recap

#AsiaPacific #stock #markets #rally #dollar #gold #WallStreet #C19coronavirus #USChina #Fed #FOMC #Congress #yen #safehaven $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD $USD #JPY Asian stock markets advance after Wall Street rally, gold extends, USD falls The price of gold rose 38.80 to 1,969.80oz Tuesday, up 2% to another record high. It is unusual for the price […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#world #stocks #markets #AsiaPacific  Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan’s stock index was firmer by 0.76%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.16%. Australian shares settled higher Monday, helped by a record rally in gold stocks and reassurances of further support from a senior central bank official to ease the economic pain caused by the […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  China stocks fell Friday to finish the week lower. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 4.4% to 4,505.59, while the Shanghai Composite Index retreated 3.9% to 3,196.77. The tech-heavy start-up board ChiNext slumped 6.1%, while the newly-launched STAR 50 index dove 7%. Australian shares closed lower Friday, led by tech stocks […]

Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

#stocks #gold #silver #dollar #C19coronavirus #China #global #growth #COMEX #VeryBullish $DIA $QQQ $SPY $RUTX $VXX $USO $USD $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV Moving the Market: Profit taking in mega-caps Thursday, Gold traded near 1,900oz, moving closer to it’s all-time high set nearly 9 yrs ago on concerns about global growth that is driving safe-haven demand. Increasing […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares finished lower Wednesday, dragged down by the healthcare sector, as a record surge in C-19 coronavirus cases in the country dented investor sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 1.3% lower to 6,075.10. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index dipped 0.1% to finish the session at 11,722.97. China stocks […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Chinese shares fell Thursday, snapping a 4-day win streak, after an abrupt US order for closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston stoked geopolitical tensions and offered exits for investors who profited from the market’s recent rally. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2% to 3,325.11 and the blue-chip CSI300 index […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares closed higher Tuesday, marking their best session since 16 June after the country’s central bank advocated for further fiscal stimulus, boosting demand for riskier assets. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 2.6% up at 6,156.30. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed 1.6% higher at 11,736.73. Japanese stocks rose […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific China stocks rose 3% Monday, led by financial firms, after regulators moved to bolster the market by lifting equity investment cap for insurers and encouraging mergers and acquisitions among brokerages and mutual fund houses. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 3.11% at 3,314.15, while the blue-chip CSI300 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday but posted their worst weekly decline in 2 months, weighed down by a sharp correction on the Mainland, where better-than-expected GDP data fuelled worries over the pace of policy easing. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 0.47% at 25,089.17. […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares ended lower Thursday, after the country’s unemployment rate hit a 22-yr high and rising C-19 coronavirus cases in some states raised a likelihood of harsher curbs, reminding investors of the impending economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.7% to 6010.90 at the close of trade. In New […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares closed higher Wednesday, mirroring overnight gains on Wall Street, with material stocks providing a major lift to the domestic benchmark. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.88% at 6,052.9 pts, in its best day since 30 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1% at 11,610.52. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was weaker by 0.92%, Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.87%.  Australian shares finished lower Tuesday as rising C-19 coronavirus cases in the country’s most populous state and US-China tensions riled investors. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 0.61% lower to 5,941.10. In New […]

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

#Gold #Silver #preciousmetals #Fed #ECB #RBA #C19Coronavirus #inflation #currencies #stocks $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Analysts and economists are calculating the destruction the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and traders in the financial markets trying to understand the ramifications of the virus’ presence. The market trends demonstrate that our prior precious metals forecasts continue […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares slipped Friday posting a weekly loss as fresh restrictions to contain a spike in C-19 coronavirus cases dampened hopes of a quick economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.61% to 5,919.2, on the week, it declined 2.3%. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index settled 0.4% […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  Australian shares finished higher Thursday as investors hoped for further stimulus measures to counter the effects of the latest C-19 coronavirus-led restrictions. The S&P/ASX 200 index was 0.6% higher at 5,955.5 pts at the end of trade. New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index registered its worst session in 3.5 […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.8%. Shares in Mainland China closed at multi-year highs Wednesday, extending their winning streak to the 7th session. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was 1.7% higher at 3,403.44, its highest […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific, China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running Chinese blue-chip shares rose for a 6th straight day to close at a more than 5 yr highs Tuesday, as retail investors rushed to join the officially sanctioned Bull market, but stocks pared gains late in […]

World Stock Markets Running Due North, China Will Stimulate

World Stock Markets Running Due North, China Will Stimulate

#WallStreet #trend #bullish #ISM #C19coronavirus #FakeNews #stocks #markets $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The S&P 500 rose 1.6% Monday in a Bullish start to the week, but it was the NAS Comp (+2.2%) and DJIA (+1.8%) that gained the advantage on the day. The NAS closed at another record high, the Russell 2000 underperformed the […]

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