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Morning commentary: Capital Spreads

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Bulls able to shrug everything off

Posted on: 11 March 2014

Despite the bears lining up negative cues yesterday, we only saw modest pullbacks and today we look to be easily recouping that ground on the open as bullish momentum remains resilient.

Negative cues stacking up but still no sell-off

Posted on: 10 March 2014

European equities are set to open flat as traders tread cautiously. Negative cues seem to be stacking up, China, Ukraine and a good Non Farms pointing to no slow down in tapering are not a conducive environment for bulls.

Non Farms a non event!

Posted on: 7 March 2014

European equities are set to open little changed as traders pass the time till Non Farm Payrolls.

Central banks centre of attention

Posted on: 6 March 2014

European equities have edged higher on the open tracking overnight gains in Asia but upside potential is expected to be limited ahead of central bank meetings.

Calm restored but testing times still ahead

Posted on: 5 March 2014

European equities are set to ease slightly on the open as traders pause to catch their breath. After two days of extreme geopolitical turmoil, which saw traders dump risk assets only to have to scramble to buy those same assets back the next day, we are roughly where we were at Friday’s close

Markets can handle sabre rattling

Posted on: 4 March 2014

European equities are set to creep up on the open as traders take a peek from behind cover.

Russian bear arrives in Europe

Posted on: 3 March 2014

European equities are set to open sharply lower as the weekends headlines sends traders heading for their bunkers.

Markets waiting for a catalyst

Posted on: 27 February 2014

Yet more losses are expected for the start of trade in Europe as sentiment remains firmly cautious. Yellen’s testimony this afternoon may be partly to blame but she is not expected to rock the boat, maybe of more concern are the 150K Russian troops lacing up their boots near the Crimea.

Markets at an inflection point

Posted on: 26 February 2014

European equities are set to open mixed as directional conviction evaporates. Flat finishes in the US and mixed markets in Asia highlights the trepidation that traders are feeling at current lofty levels.

Rally reaches critical point

Posted on: 25 February 2014

European equities are set to start the day with a modest pull back as traders turn cautious over recent gains.

Traders waiting on data

Posted on: 24 February 2014

European equities are set to start soft following weak leads from the US and Asia.

Bulls take back the reins

Posted on: 21 February 2014

Despite hesitation and mixed closes in Europe yesterday, a bullish close in the US fed through into sentiment in Asia and we are expecting a positive handover on the open.

Bears back with a vengeance

Posted on: 20 February 2014

European equities are set to slump on the open following negative overnight cues. Some surprise hawkishness from the FOMC minutes has perked up speculation that interest rates in the US could be heading higher sooner than expected as two members saw the economy strong enough to warrant such a move.

Caution ahead of central bank minutes

Posted on: 19 February 2014

European equities are set to ease slightly on the open as traders lighten their positions and book profits ahead of central bank meeting minutes.

Traders waiting on data

Posted on: 18 February 2014

Despite the FTSE’s stellar outperformance yesterday, European equities are once again set to open flat on a lack of cues. With the US out of action yesterday it falls to Asia to provide the sentiment for this mornings open.