ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

Strong earnings lift US stocks

2019-01-23 21:57

Wall Street stocks have bounced, recovering from the prior session's pullback following strong earnings from IBM, Procter & Gamble and others.

Markets mixed as dealers battle uncertainty

2019-01-23 15:01

Global markets have diverged as investors grew nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks ahead of a crucial meeting next week.

Stocks turn lower as trade worries seep back

2019-01-22 14:30

Stock markets have fallen as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run higher, while a report fuelled worries about the progress of China-US trade talks.

Poor earnings season may not stop a market rally, JPMorgan says

2019-01-21 13:35

The coming earnings season is likely to be ugly, but that may not be taken badly by an equity market that’s already anticipating negative news, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Volatility hedge funds hit by market woes in all directions

2019-01-18 11:51

Some of the nimblest hedge-funds that trade volatility are hoping history doesn’t repeat after suffering their worst year in over a decade.

Tokyo stocks open higher on US-China trade rumours

2019-01-18 09:19

Tokyo stocks have opened higher, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors took heart from a report the US could lift trade tariffs on China.

JSE mildly firmer as global stocks shrug off Brexit vote

2019-01-16 18:52

On the local front there was disappointment as mining production data for November reflected a significant contraction.

British pound rallies on May's Brexit setback, stocks gain

2019-01-16 12:28

The British pound has rallied after the lower house of parliament overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, while global stocks climbed.

Stocks sink on fresh signs of China slowdown

2019-01-15 09:31

World stocks have slumped to start the week as Chinese trade data renewed fears for global growth.

US stock futures edge lower as dollar declines

2019-01-11 16:12

US stock futures slipped with European shares on Friday, while Asian equities rose at the end of a week when sentiment was mostly bolstered by a dovish tone from the Federal Reserve and hopes for a breakthrough on trade.

 

JSE closes weaker as index heavyweights remain subdued

2019-01-23 17:59

The JSE has closed weaker as blue chips weighed down on the index.

Gloomy IMF global outlook dampens the JSE

2019-01-22 19:34

The JSE has closed softer along with other major global indices as pessimism engulfed the markets after the IMF trimmed its global growth forecasts.

Rand hedges lift the JSE

2019-01-21 19:09

The JSE has managed to close firmer mainly on the back of rand hedge stocks which advanced due to a softer rand.

Emerging-market equities post longest rally in a year

2019-01-21 06:51

Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.

European stocks rebound at open

2019-01-18 10:31

European stocks have rebounded at the open, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade war, which already lifted markets overnight in Asia and on Wall Street.

Hong Kong stocks open higher on trade hopes

2019-01-18 09:06

Hong Kong stocks have risen in the opening few minutes of trade, tracking a healthy lead from Wall Street fuelled by a report the US was considering easing tariffs on Chinese goods.

Netflix, China stimulus hopes help boost Wall Street

2019-01-16 12:31

US stocks have forged higher as investors fostered hope of Chinese tax cuts and Netflix raised subscription rates, lifting the tech sector.

Tokyo stocks open lower with lack of fresh headlines

2019-01-16 08:29

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday, with the currency market stable in Asian trade after the British pound fluctuated before and after the Brexit deal vote.

Tokyo's Nikkei index closes up nearly 1%

2019-01-15 09:28

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index has jumped nearly 1% as investors welcomed a weak yen and a broader rally in Asian shares.

The statistical meaninglessness of year's first day for stocks

2019-01-02 20:08

It’s tempting to assume that as today goes, so goes the year. But history shows that using the year’s first day of stock trading as a premise for an annual view of the market is baseless.

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