International Markets

DAX Under Pressure, Investors Eye Fed Minutes

The DAX index has posted losses in the Wednesday session. Currently, the index is trading at 12,428.50 down 0.48% since the Tuesday close. On the release front, German and Eurozone Manufacturing PMIs slowed in January. The German PMI dipped to 60.3, shy of the estimate of 60.6 points. It was a si ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday February 20th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday February 20th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 18 points in pre-opening trade. Wal-Mart dropped $6.39 to $98.39 after reporting slightly lower than consensus fourth quarter earnings. The company also lowered guidance. Ho ...

CAC Steadies After Starting Week With Losses, PMIs Next

The CAC index is showing little movement in the Tuesday session. Currently, the index is at 5,259.80, up 0.07% since the close on Monday. On the release front, German and eurozone confidence reports for February beat the forecasts, but were weaker than the January releases. German ZEW Economic Senti ...

DAX Under Pressure Despite Strong German Releases

The DAX index has posted slight losses in the Tuesday session. Currently, the index is trading at 12,362.98, down 0.19% since the Monday close. On the release front, German and eurozone confidence reports for February beat the estimates, but slowed compared to the January releases. German ZEW Econo ...

DAX Starts Week Quietly, US Markets Closed for Holiday

The DAX index has started the week in subdued form. In the Monday session, the index is trading at 12,464.00 up 0.10% since the Friday close. On the release front, the eurozone current account surplus narrowed to EUR 29.9 billion, short of the estimate of EUR 30.5 billion. US markets are closed fo ...

Across-The-Board Gains For The Major Asset Classes Last Week

After two weeks of red ink, all the major asset classes bounced back last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products through Friday’s close (Feb. 16). The latest rally extends an extraordinary run of highly correlated moves in markets, up and down. For each of the past four weeks, the major ...

DAX Gains Ground as Dollar Under Pressure

The DAX index has posted considerable gains in the Friday session. Currently, the index is trading at 12,418.30, up 0.58% since the Wednesday close. On the release front, the sole release was the German Wholesale Price Index, which rebounded with a strong gain of 0.9%, crushing the estimate of 0.2% ...

CAC Jumps on Strong Corporate Earnings

The CAC index has posted strong gains in the Thursday session. Currently, the index is at 5,241.75 up 1.47% since the close on Wednesday. On the release front, the eurozone trade surplus widened in December, climbing to EUR 23.8 billion. This beat the forecast of EUR 22.4 billion. US markets were hi ...

DAX Climbs as Investors Ignore Spike in US Consumer Inflation

The DAX index has posted strong gains in the Thursday session. Currently, the index is trading at 12,453.00, up 0.92% since the Wednesday close. In the eurozone, trade surplus continues to grow, climbing to EUR 23.8 billion. This beat the forecast of EUR 22.4 billion. On Friday, Germany releases t ...

Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Sell-Off

Despite the recent fluctuations and concern about major corrections in global equity markets, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, says fundamentals, like corporate earnings, remain positive. CAC Climbs on Strong German, Eurozone GDP Reports Futures Higher But Market Remains Vulnerable Will ...