Markets Update Thursday 16/01/2020 – US Markets on fire

Frankfurt – 16/01/20 US Markets on fire The partial trade agreement has been signed, but the next round of negotiations between the USA and China is urgently needed. Also, the US banks have started the reporting season – most of them with success.  Nevertheless, the markets remain in a “tread lightly” position, and the big run is yet to come …

Markets Update Wednesday 15/01/2020 – Tick that box – finally

Frankfurt – 15/01/20 Tick that box – finally Who would have thought that still possible? It is finally done! The first partial agreement between the USA and China was officially signed.   This means that there is a slight easing of tension in the trade war between the two world economies, which has already lasted two years. However, the partial deal …

Markets Update Tuesday 14/01/2020 – Deal or no-deal?

Frankfurt – 14/01/20 Deal or no-deal? Tomorrow is the day where the long-awaited phase one trade agreement between China and the USA is supposed to be signed. However, it would be not much fun if there weren’t any last-minute tensions and doubts before the signatures are finally on the papers.  A press report had a negative impact: According to Bloomberg, …

Markets Update Monday 13/01/2020 – Waiting for the deal

Frankfurt – 13/01/20 Waiting for the deal It was a relatively quiet start of the trading week with only very few market movers on the agenda. Investors kept their powder dry in anticipation of the official signing of the US-China trade deal Phase One which is scheduled for Wednesday 0:00 GMT.  US Markets at a glance Wall Street made gains …

Markets Update Friday 10/01/2020 – Tech-Rally continues

Frankfurt – 10/01/20 Tech-Rally continues New York’s Wall Street is still flying high. Especially the tech heavyweights Apple, Facebook and Google’s mother alphabet continue to drive Dow Jones and co to new record highs at the end of the week. Especially the Apple stock, which recently hit the 300 dollar mark, does not seem to be slowing down and continues …

Markets Update Thursday 09/01/2020 – All lights on Green

Frankfurt – 09/01/20 All lights on Green  There is great relief worldwide at the de-escalation of the situation in the Persian Gulf and Donald Trump’s sober analysis. As a result, investors are taking a firm grip on equities, and the markets are shooting up. Domestic markets are also moving along, albeit not as spectacularly as on Wall Street. The sentiment …

Markets Update Wednesday 08/01/20 – De-escalation

Frankfurt – 08/01/20 De-escalation An Iranian retaliatory attack on US bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning again fuelled fears of further escalation and a possible new war in the Middle East. According to statements, however, the attacks were deliberate without any causality, and the USA did not react immediately with a hard counter-attack. On the contrary, US President Donald Trump …

Markets Update Tuesday 07/01/20 – Tensions

Frankfurt – 07/01/20 Tensions The conflict between the USA and Iran continues to cause unrest and uncertainty in the markets. Following the recent price losses, however, the stock markets in Europe, above all the German leading index Dax, have returned to an upward trend. In contrast, Wall Street posted price losses.  Tensions between the USA and Iran remained firmly in …

Markets Update Monday 06/01/20 – Intensifying escalation

Frankfurt – 06/01/20 Intensifying escalation After the attack and killing of Iranian General Ghassem Soleimani in Baghdad, the Iraqi parliament voted for a withdrawal of the approximately 5,000 US soldiers stationed in the country. A few hours earlier, US President Donald Trump had again massively intensified his threats to the leadership in Iran and warned against acts of revenge for …

Markets Update Friday 03/01/2020 – Markets in fear

Frankfurt, 03/01/2020 Markets in fear  The intensifying tensions between Iran and the USA have put a heavy damper on the pronounced buying propensity on the global stock markets on Friday. The good mood of the investors was over when it became known that the USA had committed itself to an airstrike on an Iranian general of the elite unit “Revolutionary …