Markets Update Friday 23/08/2019 – Waiting for Powell again

Waiting for Powell again Today’s agenda includes a speech by Fed chief Jerome Powell. Investors are hoping that this will provide some indication of the Fed’s interest rate policy. Expectations for the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole are high. The potential for disappointment is correspondingly high. If US bonds with shorter maturities offer higher yields than those with longer …

Markets Update Thursday 22/08/2019 – No clear signals from the Fed

Frankfurt – 22/08/2019 No clear signals from the Fed Despite almost daily demands by US President Donald Trump for a drastic cut in the key interest rate, the central bank has shown itself unaffected. The decision-making body agreed that the central bank needed “flexibility” in determining the level of the key interest rate, according to the minutes of the interest …

Markets Update Wednesday 21/08/2019 – Spotlight on the Fed once again

Frankfurt – 21/08/2019 Spotlight on the Fed once again Wednesday will be dominated by the Fed once again. The Fed will be releasing the minutes of its most recent interest rate meeting this evening. The German Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) is warning the dpa (German Press Agency) that the transcript may contain indications of the Fed’s future monetary policy. However, it …

Markets Update Tuesday 20/08/2019 – Markets remain stable for now

Frankfurt – 20/08/2019 Markets remain stable for now The hope of relaxation in the trade dispute with China continued to drive Wall Street on Monday. Last week, the panic that had prevailed on the U.S. stock exchange in the meantime had already subsided by the end of the week. Economic worries had previously caused investors to flee stocks in a …

Markets Update Monday 19/08/2019 – Positive start into the week

Frankfurt – 19/08/2019 Positive start into the week In anticipation of further injections of money from the central banks and new economic stimulus packages, investors dared to leave cover at the end of the week. The Dow Jones Standard Index in New York on Friday was 1.1 per cent higher at 25,851 points. The broader S&P-500 gained 1.4 per cent …

Markets Update Friday 16/08/2019 – Short breather for the stock markets

Frankfurt – 16/08/2019 Short breather for the stock markets The recent statements by US President Trump are a small glimmer of hope in a seemingly never-ending trade conflict. At least, they are very well received on the stock markets. Low yields on the bond markets, fears of recession and new turns of events in the trade dispute between the USA …

Markets Update Thursday 15/08/2019 – The Markets are getting nervous

London – 15/08/2019 The Markets are getting nervous The intensification of the trade conflict between the USA and China is draining the nerves of many investors.  Investors on the US stock markets pulled the ripcord on Wednesday after a day of recovery. Short hopes in the trade war with China immediately gave way to fear of the economy. Above all, …

Markets Update Wednesday 14/08/2019 – Trump moves the markets again

London – 14/08/2019 Trump moves the markets again On Wednesday, investors around the world continued to breathe deeply on the stock markets given the shift in US punitive tariffs to Chinese imports.  The postponement of US punitive tariffs on certain Chinese imports boosted stock markets worldwide. Gifts such as iPhones, sneakers or even some items of clothing are excluded from …

Markets Update Tuesday 13/08/2019 – Fear of recession is creeping in

Frankfurt – 13/08/2019 Fear of recession is creeping in  Investors on Wall Street had to cope with a new setback on Monday. With Hong Kong’s wave of protests escalating, investors preferred to go to safe havens. At a time when volatility on the international financial markets is picking up again, and concerns about a global crash are spreading, investors are …

Markets Update Monday 12/08/2019 – Uber and Lyft in reverse gear

Frankfurt – 12/08/2019 The stock markets in the Far East are trading on Monday with different signs. At the beginning of the week, the stock markets in the Far East are showing signs of recovery following last week’s discounts. Nevertheless, market participants remain cautious. In particular, the uncertainties in the China-USA trade dispute continue to keep traders on their toes. …