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Share Prices Mostly Down Following Easter Holiday

April 23, 2019

Trading volumes picked up as European market trading resumed following holiday. In geopolitical news today, President Trump said any countries importing oil from Iran would be subject to U.S. sanctions. And the Chinese Politboro released a statement upbeat about growth in the early going of 2019 and suggesting lessening monetary stimulus ahead. These developments respectively […] More

Stocks and Commodities Show Better Tone

May 20, 2016

Share prices in Europe have thus far recovered today by 2.3% in Greece, 1.3% in the U.K., 1.1% in France and Italy, 1.0% in Switzerland, and 0.9% in both Germany and Spain. Most markets in the Pacific Rim closed higher, too, such as Japan (0.5%), Australia (0.5%), Singapore (0.9%), China (0.7%), Hong Kong (0.7%), and […] More

Doubting the Recent Strength of Equities

November 19, 2013

Share prices have dropped back 0.9% in Spain, 0.7% in Italy, 1.0% in France, 0.5% in Britain and 0.4% in Germany.  Equities also lost 1.2% in the Philippines, 0.7% in China, 0.6% in New Zealand and Australia, and 0.3% in Japan and Singapore. The U.S. dollar advanced 0.5% against the Australian dollar.  Minutes from the […] More