S&P 500

The S&P 500 is one of the most widely followed indices by investors across the world. The Standard and Poor’s 500 index, published since 1957, represents the prices of 500 large cap stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. These stocks belong to companies that play a key role in the development of the US economy a...

2018-04-16 Orbex Read more
Most Popular Trades of 2017

Now we are well and truly into 2018, Orbex would like to have a quick recap of the Most Popular Trades of 2017. The World Bank had projected a growth rate of 2.7% for the global economy at the start of 2017, while expressing concerns about political instability in the developed economies. Developments in the US economy, which is the world’...

2018-01-18 Orbex Read more
2017 Market Events Roundup

The year 2017 was a very eventful one, and a year when geopolitical uncertainties drove market trends globally. The year saw a massive surge in the US stock markets, ahead of the proposed tax cuts, a slump in the value of the British pound due to the Brexit drama, and surprising growth for the European and Asian markets. South Africa went and ca...

2018-01-17 Orbex Read more
Standard and Poor's- Cyprus

The first long-awaited upgrade of the Cyprus economy by the rating agencies for this Fall has finally arrived with the recent upgrade from S&P by one notch (from BB- to BB). Now we are only two notches away from the investment-grade (IG) market, which is a far cry from the ratings that we had back in 2013 during the banking crisis (CCC+), fi...

2016-09-21 George Theocharides Read more