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Morning commentary: Capital Spreads

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Downward sentiment remains

Posted on: 7 May 2014

European investors look set to take more money off the table when markets open on Wednesday as the state of affairs in the Ukraine begins to deteriorate more rapidly. It has been a terrible week for violence and discussions in Eastern Europe.

Equities set to open flat after May Day holiday halted trading

Posted on: 2 May 2014

European equities are set to open fairly flat after May Day holiday halted trading. While the EU may have rested yesterday, they will be straight back into the spotlight with important manufacturing data today.

Record highs

Posted on: 1 May 2014

European equities have opened marginally higher this morning as further good economic data has pushed markets higher and, more importantly, there were no surprises from the FOMC meeting yesterday evening.

Earnings Drive Markets

Posted on: 30 April 2014

Earnings really are driving the markets this week. The bulls are riding waves of good economic data, and solid earnings have consequently pushed markets back in the direction of new highs.

European equities set to open higher

Posted on: 29 April 2014

European equities look set to open higher this morning after a choppy trading session in Asia, fuelled by mixed economic figures in the US and caution over the rest of the weeks key events.

Bears on the prowl

Posted on: 25 April 2014

European equities are set to head lower on the open as recent gains look to have put in a short term top.

Markets stuck in a groove

Posted on: 24 April 2014

European equities are set to open higher as the knee jerk reaction to overnight US earnings results grabs traders attention.

Mixed cues, mixed moves

Posted on: 23 April 2014

European equities are set to open mixed as traders remain cautious. Although the US’s earning season appears to be doing a good job of keeping the bulls fuelled, looking east another sign of weakness from China’s manufacturing industry is cause for concern.

Back to business

Posted on: 22 April 2014

European equities are set to grind higher tracking a positive session overnight in the US. Although gains are expected, expect markets to be a bit groggy following the long weekend and whilst traders catch up on geo political events.

Easter and Ukraine to keep traders on the sidelines

Posted on: 17 April 2014

European equities have opened flat as caution and mixed signals rule the markets. Overnight US markets closed higher as markets took Janet Yellens dis-inflation worries as a dovish signal but after the close poor results from Google has undone the positive handover.

Relief rally or real rally?

Posted on: 16 April 2014

European equities have opened higher this morning, tracking an overnight surge in the US markets. Although yesterday’s European session was dogged by worries of the escalating situation in the Ukraine, something kicked off a buying spree in the US which is dragging everyone else along with them.

Traders dilema

Posted on: 15 April 2014

European equities are set to open flat as they’re caught between two competing poles of sentiment.

No let up in the sell off

Posted on: 14 April 2014

European equities are set to start on the back foot as last week’s negative sentiment remains firmly intact.

Market getting choppy

Posted on: 11 April 2014

European equities are set to open lower tracking overnight declines in the US. There was no news catalyst for such a sell off and the market action was orderly, steady and sustained.

Fed clarity to lift markets

Posted on: 10 April 2014

European equities are set to show modest gains on the open due to a dovish FOMC Meeting minutes overnight. The minutes confirmed that Janet Yellens “six months” comment about the first rate hike were a slip of the tongue.