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Morning commentary: Capital Spreads

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Bulls ready to go on the offensive?

Posted on: 15 January 2014

European equities are set to open higher after staging a remarkable turn around in sentiment yesterday. What looked like the start of a sizable sell off didn’t last long as the weak opening was quickly pared back.

Rally stalls, are we about to see big falls?

Posted on: 14 January 2014

European equities are set to open lower tracking an overnight sell off in the US and Asia.

New Year still looking for direction

Posted on: 13 January 2014

European equities are set to open marginally higher but the mood remains resolutely cautious. Despite the weak jobs data on Friday, European equities managed to eek out gains.

Day of the doves?

Posted on: 9 January 2014

Another flat start today as traders continue to wait and see what headwinds the central banks will drop on the markets. With the Fed out of the way overnight and not too much to price in this morning, traders will be hunkering down ahead of today’s BoE and ECB meetings.

Let the data deluge begin!!

Posted on: 8 January 2014

A flat start today for the European markets as traders prep themselves for a barrage of sentiment deciding releases. Whilst markets ticked up a little yesterday, the rally still feels as though it’s on slightly soft foundations so traders will be looking for confirmation that the central banks have got the global economy on firmer footing.

Markets still waiting for cues

Posted on: 7 January 2014

European equities are set to start with modest gains on the open but don’t read to much into it as markets are still to find there tune for 2014.

Tapering not too surprising but the rally is!!

Posted on: 19 December 2013

European equities have opened significantly stronger following last night’s FOMC meeting decision to begin tapering. Bernanke once again wrong foots consensus and markets had a mad scramble to make sense of it all.

Bernanke’s final curtain on QE?

Posted on: 18 December 2013

European equities are set to edge up slightly on the open. Although some pundits will put this down to traders betting that there will be no tapering, it’s probably no more than some shorts squaring their books ahead of the FOMC.

Turbulent markets giving traders FOMC sickness

Posted on: 17 December 2013

Depending on whom you ask, yesterday’s short squeeze or aggressive bargain hunting certainly took markets by surprise but both bulls and bears still remain reluctant to state they’re on the victorious side.

Traders kowtowing to the bearded gentleman (Bernanke not Santa)

Posted on: 16 December 2013

This is it; Bernanke’s last FOMC meeting with him at the helm will be the dominate theme of the week. There’s a huge amount of data to digest this week but ultimately the taper on/off scenario will be the trigger for any big moves.

Major indieces set to record weekly close lower

Posted on: 13 December 2013

A flat start is expected for European equities as traders continue to fret about next week. The major indices look set to record another weekly close lower and the bulls are really starting to sweat.

Look out below, here comes the taper!!

Posted on: 12 December 2013

European equities are set to open significantly lower as concerns over the taper get stronger.

Could taper tremors lead to an earthquake?

Posted on: 11 December 2013

European equities are set to start flat as the caution gripping markets intensifies. Speculation and rumour about the Fed tapering next week seem to be building so bulls are taking the opportunity to move into cash.

Markets passing time till FOMC

Posted on: 10 December 2013

European equities are set to open flat as traders twiddle their thumbs until next week. As the end of the year draws closer there’s little urgency for anyone to do anything at the moment.

European equities set to start firm

Posted on: 9 December 2013

European equities are set to start firm as the euphoria over the goldilocks non farm figure and some decent export data from China over the weekend props up the bulls.