Global Markets

  • 2018's rocky first quarter provides plenty buying opportunities
  • Global markets typically have a good run in April before the “Sell in May and Go Away” period, but the spike in volatility in February and March has shaken investors. With global markets down year to date, we should see investors buy this dip and a potential run up in April that will make up for 2018's rocky first quarter. The below graph shows the S&P 500's average monthly return for the ... ››› more
  • [05 April 2018]
  • If you bought Lifecare Health two weeks ago, you'd be up 27% - Two to buy and one to sell
  • Global markets are watching developments around the French elections for direction. Once again, a far-right candidate, with radical views is the underdog and has the potential to create a shock to the status quo. Emmanuel Marcon is leading Marine Le Pen after the first round, both candidates have offered to hold referendums on remaining part of the European Union. The US earnings season k... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The JSE plummets over 1.2% following global markets sharply lower
  • Today, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange followed global markets lower. Last night, the S&P 500 in New York lost over 2%. So what's causing the markets to fall? Let's take a closer look… Stock markets are making up for the sharp fall in New York Stock markets are under severe pressure after the “sell-off in New York” yesterday, reports Fin24. There are a number of ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2014]
  • The JSE rallied strongly along with global markets as geopolitical tensions abate
  • Following three trading sessions down, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) blasted higher yesterday. And the JSE wasn't the only stock market to have a good day. Across the globe, bourses rallied. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The JSE rose over 1% The JSE closed strongly higher breaking its losing run, says Fin24. An appetite for risk “returned to global ma... ››› more
  • [23 July 2014]
  • Fancy adding some international spice to your trading? You can trade global indices
  • If you want to trade international indices, but you're not quite sure how you can do it, spread trading could be the perfect trading tool for you. You can trade indices like the FTSE 100, the Dow Jones and the Hang Seng. But what are the advantages to trading indices? Read on to find out more…. Trading indices has its plusses, the team of experts at FSP Invest in The Ultimate Spread Trader Gui... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
  • Investors hold their breath as world markets await economic data
  • Last week was a volatile one for the global markets with significant moves, both up and down. However, there was little overall direction in the market, despite interesting releases out of China, most notably the HSBC China PMI. Here's what happened and what you can expect from next week's economic data… Last week's HSBC China PMI figure came in lower than expected. This reinforced ... ››› more
  • [26 July 2013]
  • JSE soars after Fed's comments about its stimulus programme
  • The JSE opened firmly higher today following comments by the US Federal Reserve and chairman Ben Bernanke last night. It looks like America's $85 billion a month stimulus programme is set to continue for the time being. This sent the gold price rising and is great news for the JSE. Let's have a look at what's going on… The JSE “followed global markets higher” today after Ben Bernanke, chai... ››› more
  • [11 July 2013]
  • Markets up after a day of ‘good news' in the US
  • The markets crept higher today. Comments made by a US Federal Reserve (Fed) official calmed fears of cuts to its stimulus programme happening too quickly. And US economic data came out which was slightly better than expected, but this indicates the economy was still weak… Global stock markets rose today showing stability “from a dramatic sell-off as investors’ view strengthened that major ... ››› more
  • [27 June 2013]
  • Global markets claw back some of yesterday's losses
  • After a rollercoaster ride on the markets yesterday, today has seen a slight recovery. With stock markets across the world plunging after the US Federal Reserve confirmed that it would be cutting back on its stimulus programme, some stability has returned. Here's what has been going on… Traders and brokers across the globe would have been glad to see the end of yesterday after most markets exp... ››› more
  • [21 June 2013]
  • The Fed's announcement sends global markets into freefall
  • Following the much anticipated statement by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) about its stimulus programme, markets around the globe have plunged. And it's not just emerging markets feeling the pain… Stock markets in Europe fell “sharply after the US central bank signalled it could begin to scale back its economic stimulus programme later this year,” reports the BBC. And to make matters worse, ... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]
  • Global markets fall - pulling the JSE with it
  • Stock markets around the world have fallen today. And there's no respite for the JSE. Here's what's going on and why it's made the markets so skittish… The global markets are plagued with uncertainty at the moment. No one knows what’s going to happen in Japan or the States, and this is knocking on to the markets. Worse hit are emerging markets who are the victims of abandonment in time... ››› more
  • [13 June 2013]



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