In a few hours time we will see the United Kingdom head to the polls to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union. This long-awaited event has dominated the financial news for the last several weeks and drawn opinion from all over the world.
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates at near-zero on Wednesday once again. Rates have remained at record zero levels for the last seven years. This was the official line from the Federal Reserve press office:
As I predicted on Monday, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold yesterday and this saw the US dollar drop against most of its major trading partners. The central bank cited low inflation and uncertainty abroad as the main reason to keep rates on hold and this has pushed market expectations for the first […]
Stock markets finished higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up just over 100 points and the benchmark indexes climbing around 2% in what was a shortened week thanks to the public holiday. This was one of the best weekly performances since March.
Well after four days of solid gains, stock markets finished in the red again yesterday as the price of crude oil collapsed, dropping 2.4%. I have to admit I didn’t see oil falling as much as it has done. I’ve always been somewhat of a perma-bull when it comes to energy and the dwindling global […]
I just published an article on Seeking Alpha about one of the stocks in my portfolio; Alliance Resource Partners $ARLP. ARLP is an Eastern MLP coal company that has been able to raise it’s distribution every quarter since 2007. This coal stock has had an impressive rise since the financial crisis, gaining over 300%. However […]
US stock markets fell yesterday indicating a new stock market warning with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping -0.25% while the Nasdaq sank -0.28% and the S&P 500 fell -0.11%. The fall comes after four days of rallies took global markets to a record value of $63.8 trillion and saw the S&P 500 hit another […]
It looks like it will be another busy week for traders this week, with plenty of economic releases and central bank announcements. Traders will be watching the Bank of Japan this week as well as inflation data out of the UK and central bank minutes from the BOE, RBA and Fed. Traders will also be […]
US stock markets moved up nicely yesterday for the second day in a row, after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin downplayed the extent of military action in Ukraine and US housing data boosted stock market optimism. Putin said “we don’t want to split Ukraine up, we don’t need that,’’ and later, “Don’t believe those who […]