Central Bank monetary policy in 2018 – Where to expect changes

FED – United States Given the robust economic performance of the US in 2017, analysts expect at least three interest rates to increase next year by 0.25 bps. Andy Cates, of Nomura, believes that the Fed may move to fourth if companies increase their investment after a successful US tax reform. Nick Gartside, international chief […]

Varchev Finance: Trading day in one post – 17.10.2017

Asian trade session: Asian markets were trading mixed, while commodities rose due to good prospects for the Chinese economy. Japan Benchmark, Nikkei 225 hit a new 21-year high during the Asian session, but then dropped 0.09% and threatened the 10-day sequential growth. Profit tracking at most car manufacturers was offset by losses in the financial […]

The capital rotation between sectors, a good opportunity for bulls

After eight months of tech and healthcare dominance, the record-breaking S&P 500 has assumed a fresh new face in September, being instead led higher by energy and telecom shares. Digging deeper, as the scorching-hot FANG stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — have headed toward correction territory this month, energy producers have stepped up […]

Chinese debt – the “new” problem facing global markets

While investors are busy with President Trump and all the chaos in the White House, the European elections, Brexit, and the Federal Reserve’s decision, another serious problem rises in China. Two years after China alarmed a stock market crash and a declining currency, many investors forgot about it. At present, Chinese stocks have reached their […]

Markets in the US are expected to open with positive moods

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as technology stocks attempted to come back from its latest pullback. Tech stocks, the best performers of 2017 so far, briefly fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, pressuring the broader market. Still, the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all closed well off session lows. […]

Should we expect big market growth if Theresa May won?

With the approach of Thursday’s elections, the UK100 correction is on the table. On the graph we can see how the price of the British benchmark has developed under the different government in the country. In red are depicted the Labor management periods, and the blue of the Conservatives. At the time of the management […]

ECB is preparing to change its tone on monetary policy

The European Central Bank (ECB) is prepping for its latest rate decision Thursday, but while no market watchers are expecting a change in its extraordinary monetary stimulus there could be a modification on the language for the economic risks the bank is facing. President Mario Draghi and his team at the European Central Bank are […]

Trading day in one post 30.05.2017

Asian markets were trading without major changes, mainly due to holidays in China and Hong Kong. Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.54% and Kospi 0.58%. Australian ASX declined by -0.02%. Oil futures were trading down during the Asian session, with WTI moving around $49.84 a barrel, and Brent about $52.29 a barrel. The dollar index rose during […]

Trading day in one post 22.05.2017

Asian markets are trading on a rise against the background of the US deal with Saudi Arabia and the positive sentiments prevailing during Friday’s trading session. Currently, investors remain positive about the management of Donald Trump. Japan’s Nikkei is trading at a 0.38% higher on the levels around 19 644. ASX200 has a +0.71% increase, […]

Five things to watch on the economic calendar this week

1. OPEC Meeting Oil ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producing countries will meet in Vienna on Thursday to decide whether to extend their current production agreement beyond a June 30-deadline. Most market analysts expect the oil cartel to extend output cuts for a further nine months until March 2018, […]