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Morning commentary: Capital Spreads

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Calm before the storm?

Posted on: 9 April 2014

European equities have opened marginally up as traders continue to tread cautiously. Yesterday’s minor losses belie the apprehension that seems to have descended on markets at the moment.

Pain in the Ukraine again

Posted on: 8 April 2014

European equities have started down as traders tread cautiously. Whilst the mini ‘tech wreck’ in the US has weighed on global markets, European sensibilities hadn’t allowed valuations to reach such unfathomable levels so it’s fair to assume that traders don’t see why there should be a wider sell off over US stock specific over optimism.

Bulls on the back foot

Posted on: 7 April 2014

European equities are set to slump on the open following the US sell off into the close on Friday.

Bulls brewing up a rally

Posted on: 4 April 2014

European equities are set to creep higher as traders expect a solid Non Farm Payrolls figure...

Will he or won’t he?

Posted on: 3 April 2014

European equities are set to open flat as traders bed down ahead of a busy day of economic releases. The main events will be the ECB meeting and press conference but before that we will get the UK services PMI.

Bulls in the driving seat

Posted on: 2 April 2014

European equities are set to start with a spring in their step as traders speculate that bullish signals are on the horizon.

Markets drift higher

Posted on: 1 April 2014

European equities are set to recoup yesterday’s losses as they drift higher in range bound trade.

Market volatility ahoy

Posted on: 31 March 2014

European equities are set to open higher tracking overnight gains in Asia. Despite the positive adjustment on the open though, traders will be hesitant to take markets much higher ahead of a packed calendar of heavy hitting, market moving data this week.

Lack of cues, lack of moves

Posted on: 28 March 2014

European equities are set to open flat on a lack of cues. The major European markets look like they may just scrape out a positive week but the mood seems far from bullish.

Traders commit regicide of King Digital

Posted on: 27 March 2014

Despite gains yesterday, European equities are set to open lower dragged down by overnight losses in the US. Concerns that the tech sector has pumped itself up into a bubble again were highlighted by the disastrous debut of King Digital.

Spring bounce for the bulls

Posted on: 26 March 2014

European equities are set to start with a spring in their step once again as the bulls look to have regained their mojo.

Markets drift higher, bulls still in short supply

Posted on: 25 March 2014

European equities are set to start the day with gains as they adjust to overnight moves.

US negativity outweighs Asian optimism

Posted on: 24 March 2014

A weaker HSBC China Manufacturing PMI figure doesn’t seem to have knocked Asian markets as weakness was largely expected and now speculation that there could be some form of easing from the PBoC has in fact lent support to buyers.

Traders waiting for the next catalyst

Posted on: 21 March 2014

Flat starts are expected for Europe on a lack of cues. Despite overnight gains in the US and Asia, European markets need a little more evidence to rally when faced with current headwinds.

Yellen slip of the tongue slaps markets

Posted on: 20 March 2014

European equities have opened lower on a knee jerk reaction to comments made by Janet Yellen. Overnight at the FOMC press conference, after a very dovish statement, when pressed about rate hikes, Yellen spluttered out a date of possibly 6 months after the end of tapering.