FOMC Members Split on Further Rate Hikes

US markets appear to have returned to their low volatility slow march upwards as both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 closed slightly higher, up 0.12% and 0.14% respectively. The latter half of the se...

Bitcoin Surges Past $4,000

US markets closed virtually unchanged overnight as the North Korea induced volatility has subsided. The VIX index, a measure of volatility, briefly spiked above 16 but has now retreated back...

Markets Bounce As North Korea Tensions Reduce

The S&P 500 opened higher last night and held onto the gains for the rest of the session. The bounce comes as North Korean tensions have eased slightly which has caused a resumption in the risk-o...

Gold Sits at Strong Resistance Level

Despite a very small bounce on Friday, US stock markets closed lower for the week amid concerns about North Korea. Furthermore, it was revealed that president Trump intends to order an investigat...

North Korea Rhetoric Intensifies

Risk-off appetite continued overnight with gold rising 1.1% and the Dow Jones falling 0.9%. The Nasdaq 100 was one of the worst performers, closing down 2.2%. The most immediate cause for the se...

North Korea Tensions Drag Markets Lower

The Dow Jones closed down slightly overnight despite a valiant effort to get back to unchanged in the last hour of trading. The 0.17% decline appeared to be driven by concerns about increasingly ...

US Equities Close Lower

Following a sharp reversal intra-day, US equity markets closed lower on Tuesday, with the S&P500 declining 5.99 points (-0.24%) to close at 2474.92, while the Nasdaq Composite was down 13.31 poin...

CBA Shares Bounce

After a shaky start to the session the Dow Jones closed higher again for another record close. The interesting thing about the rally is that it has consisted of very few daily changes greater tha...

CBA Drags ASX Down

It is probably fair to say the ASX 200 would have rallied on Friday if it weren’t for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). CBA shares were down 3.87% following the announcement of court acti...

Australia Trade Surplus Smaller Than Expected

It was a quiet night overnight for equity markets although the FTSE 100 had a nice run to close 0.85% higher. Apple shares drifted slightly lower overnight after a 6+% jump the prior day on good ...

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