Equity Markets

One Year After The Election; Where Does The Trump Rally Rank?

“Although no one at the time would have believed it, the 12 months since Election Day have been among the least volatile ever for equity markets; not to mention the solid 21% gain the S&P 500 Index racked up along the way that has the bulls smiling.”

Bank Stocks, Dollar Slide Hit By Fresh Tax Reform Doubts

U.S. equity futures are little changed as European and Asian shares retreated, led by sliding bank stocks and a drop in the dollar as doubts over republican tax cuts and ongoing bond curve flattening hurt sentiment and prompted fresh questions over the viability of the US expansion.

Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan's Nikkei topped 22,750 - a level last seen in 1992 - while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with the EURUSD sumping below 1.16,

Behold "The Great Complacency"

"The political attempt in preventing yet another credit crisis – in which borrowers default on their payment obligations and the economy and financial markets nosedive – paves the way towards an increasingly inflationary environment..."

Traders On Hold As "Super Thursday" Looms

Yesterday's brief dip in ES has been promptly bought with US equity futures fractionally lower, Asian shares inching higher on Thursday and Europe unchanged ahead of today's Super Thursday, where we get the Republican tax bill revealed shortly before noon, the BoE's rate hike announcement, and Trump appointing Jay Powell as the next Fed chair, as well as as earnings from companies including Apple and Starbucks.

It's Official: October Was The Calmest Stock Market Month... Ever

As traders commemorated the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, amid the rising uncertainty of US tax reform, European sedition, MidEast tensions, ongoing Asian sabre-rattling, and global monetary policy hawkishness, US equity markets experienced the quietest month in their history.