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
Q2 Seasonals

March was a roller-coaster month for the markets. Sentiment and themes flipped repeatedly, especially with flows dominating the final days of the month as the end of quarter loomed. The British pound was the top performer of the month, while the Swiss franc and Australian dollar lagged. In the quarter, the Japanese yen led the way, while the ...

2018-05-09 Ashraf Laidi Read more
S&P500 - Short term rally faces headwind

As we previously explored the differences between trading stocks and forex, let's now look into the difference between Stocks and Stock CFDs. Many MT4 forex brokers offer trading in stocks. In some cases these are also marketed as stock trading. However, on closer observation, the stocks that you see on your trading platform are actually quite d...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
Stocks Threatened

In last week’s piece, I asked if rising bond yields could threaten gold prices. Today’s question asks whether the rise in bond yields will endanger equity indices. As I write this, US equity indices are finally posting declines of more than 5-7% from their peaks, something not seen since autumn 2015 when equity markets feared uncertainty ahead o...

2018-03-20 Ashraf Laidi Read more
Nikkei225_Equities_0802

After two weeks of a choppy trading in most of the global equities, due to the global geopolitical tensions, some of these indices tried to recover losses. However and so far, they are still far away from recovering. This is even though the geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea has eased significantly ahead of the Jackson Hole me...

2017-08-28 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Euro Dollar_Technical outlook

Despite the recent remarks by many of the Federal Reserve members last week, the US Dollar failed once again to sustain any gains across the board. This is also despite the fact that the Federal Reserve is planning to sell some of its assets later this year. Most of the members including the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen are still looking ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Indices_equities_ftse100_2106

Despite the fact that global equities have been declining a little bit since the announcement of Barclays scandal with Qatar, global equities are still near their record levels. At the same time, the bull market seems to be getting stronger and stronger day by day, with no signs of a correction anytime soon, and that raises some red flags and b...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Manchester_Indices_2305

After the sad events that occurred overnight in the UK – Manchester, we have noticed some negative impact on the markets, including Asian equities, European equities, and currencies. However, such impact was short-lived and most of the markets have recovered its initial declines, supported by economic releases. Asian Equities Declines Desp...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Trump_Scandal_1805

It was definitely the most interesting day in the market since the US President Donald J. Trump was elected. Volatility increased significantly, fears index soared, stocks tumbled, USD tanked, while safe haven assets rallied. What’s The Catalyst? A few days ago, NY Times published an article which could be considered as the most significant...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Indices_equities_FTSE100_1005

Despite the fact that the political conditions in the US are worsened, while the earnings seasons so far seems to be positive, the US equities continued to gain more grounds, posting fresh all-time highs during yesterday’s session. The S&P500 spiked all the way to 2403, while DowJones Industrial Average is few points away from its 21169 all...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more