Jan 18, 2018
The record hunt on Wall Street and in Tokyo continued, while European stock market indices were held back in part by the strength of the euro. The Nikkei, the leading Japanese index, has reached its highest level since November 1991.
Jan 17, 2018
After the recent record levels, the majority of stock markets is dominated by profit-taking. In view of a scarcely pending economic agenda, the focus this week will be on the current corporate earnings season.
Jan 16, 2018
In view of the holiday in the United States, trading on European stock exchanges was quiet yesterday, while most Asian bourses continued their friendly tone after the best start to a year since 2006. However, Europe's indices are increasingly affected by the strength of the euro, as the single currency reached a three-year high against the US dollar at the beginning of the week, weakening the competitive position of European companies on the world market.
Jan 15, 2018
The record hunt on Wall Street continued at the start of the corporate reporting season last Friday. The first quarterly results of major US bank JPMorgan supported market sentiment, and slightly lower than expected US retail trade sales did to affect the good mood. Today, US markets remain closed due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.
Jan 12, 2018
In this report, we offer our house view on the economy and selected public markets for the year. Despite a generally very bullish outlook, we believe investors should remain prudent, and focus on quality investments and anti-cyclical opportunities - even if it means relinquishing some short-term performance.