Weekly Market Watch – Sabre Rattling Spooks Markets – Friday August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017

Sabre Rattling Spooks Markets

Geopolitical tensions came to the fore this week as the U.S. and North Korea ratcheted up their war rhetoric and fears grew over a nuclear-armed confrontation. Until now, the sabre rattling between the two countries had been taken in stride by global equity markets but stocks reacted to the most recent threats by falling around the world Wednesday and Thursday. Read More…

Weekly Market Watch – Solid U.S., Eurozone Growth – Friday August 4, 2017

August 8, 2017

Solid U.S., Eurozone Growth

Market watchers got a look under the hoods of the eurozone and U.S. economies over the past week with both releasing Q2 growth figures. Last Friday, the U.S. Commerce Department said GDP accelerated for the three months ending in June with the pace of growth reaching an annualized 2.6%, a rebound after a lacklustre start to the year of 1.2%. Read More…

Weekly Market Watch – Strong U.S. Earnings – Friday July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

Strong U.S. Earnings

It was an event-filled week with U.S. corporate earnings set to test the equity bull market which has propelled stocks higher for the past eight years. After a record Q1 in which earnings per share growth hit a multi-year high, market watchers should expect a slowdown but they should also expect a healthy rate of expansion. Read More…