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Morning commentary: Capital Spreads

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Hawks lurking in the wings?

Posted on: 22 August 2014

European equities are set to open flat as traders turn cautious. With little in the way of economic data out today attention turns towards the Jackson Hole Symposium where traders will look for further clarity on global interest rates.

Bulls testing their luck

Posted on: 21 August 2014

European equities are set to creep higher despite the negative cues lining up.

Reading central bankers’ tea leaves

Posted on: 20 August 2014

European equities have eased back a little on the open as traders pause ahead of central bank meeting minutes. With geopolitics shrugged off it’s time to get back to trying to divine what is going on in the heads of central bankers.

Ukraine? Meh.

Posted on: 19 August 2014

European equities are set to start the session on a firm note as the bulls seem to have had enough of geopolitical jitters.

Flames of Ukraine conflict still smouldering

Posted on: 18 August 2014

European equities are set perk up on the open as tension in Ukraine continues to subside.

Putin about to turn current rally into a dead cat bounce?

Posted on: 15 August 2014

European equities are set to edge higher on the open as yesterday’s momentum keeps pumping.

German GDP slump shocks markets

Posted on: 14 August 2014

European equities have opened flat on the back of GDP data and various geopolitical risk events. Despite Mario Draghi stating that the euro zone’s recovery remained on track last week, today’s GDP data from the EU and maybe more importantly Germany, may throw that statement into disarray.

Beware of Russians bearing gifts

Posted on: 13 August 2014

European equities are set to edge higher on the open as concerns over the Russian aid convoy die down.

Russia: dropping aid or artillery?

Posted on: 12 August 2014

European equities are set to ease modestly on the open as the current geopolitical soap opera throws out another twist.

Russian bears back down

Posted on: 11 August 2014

European equities are set to rally sharply as one of the geopolitical flash points eases.

It’s all about the geopolitics

Posted on: 8 August 2014

European equities are set to slump on the open as geopolitical tensions ratchet up once again. Overnight reports that President Obama has authorised military strikes against ISIS in Iraq has sent US index futures and Asian markets plunging.

Sell-off on pause for central banks

Posted on: 7 August 2014

European equities are set to open on a dour note as the geopolitical tension surrounding Russia and the Ukraine still looks explosive.

20,000 Russian troops marching towards you is never a bullish sign

Posted on: 6 August 2014

European equities are set to open lower following overnight declines in the US and Asia. European equities managed to claw back some of their recent losses yesterday but it looks as though this dead cat bounce has reached its apex.

Markets decidedly undecided

Posted on: 5 August 2014

European equities are set to perk up on the open dragged higher by solid gains in the US. However, the positive start belies the true sentiment because the consensus seems to be all over the place at the moment.

European equities set to edge up on the open

Posted on: 4 August 2014

Geopolitical uncertainty in the world still remains high but a small amount of relief has crept into sentiment as the less than impressive US jobs data on Friday eases the chances on an immanent rate hike from the Fed.