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Friday preview: UK services data in focus on quiet day

Friday preview: UK services data in focus on quiet day

Thu, 02 July 2015

Friday is set to be an extremely quiet day on the markets due to the closure of US stock exchanges and a thin economic data calendar, along with a dearth of scheduled company results. The Markit/CIPS ... [more]

Thursday preview: US non-farm payrolls to steal the show

Thursday preview: US non-farm payrolls to steal the show

Wed, 01 July 2015

Along with the usual tug-and-way battle between Greece and its creditors that is likely to continue on Thursday, the all-important US employment report will still probably grab a few headlines. The no... [more]

Wednesday preview: Manufacturing PMIs, ADP report in focus

Wednesday preview: Manufacturing PMIs, ADP report in focus

Tue, 30 June 2015

As the Greek debt crisis continues to dominate headlines, a barrage of global economic data will likely keep investors busy on Wednesday, including some closely-watched manufacturing indicators. Purch... [more]

Tuesday preview: Data to steal spotlight as Greek news takes back seat

Tuesday preview: Data to steal spotlight as Greek news takes back seat

Mon, 29 June 2015

As financial markets worldwide await a weekend referendum in Greece on a bailout proposal by creditors, the debt saga could take a back seat on Tuesday as a lack of developments turns the spotlight on... [more]

Friday preview: Quiet calendar keeps the focus on Greece

Friday preview: Quiet calendar keeps the focus on Greece

Thu, 25 June 2015

Greece will be in the spotlight yet again on Friday as another light day of data and corporate results keeps the focus on debt negotiations in Brussels. Both Athens and its international creditors on ... [more]

Thursday preview: Investors await US data, Greek summit

Wed, 24 June 2015

While everyone will be keeping one eye on Greece on Thursday, data from the US released during the session will likely garner some attention. The latest numbers on filings for unemployment benefits an... [more]

Wednesday preview: Greek news flow to dominate another trading session

Tue, 23 June 2015

Wednesday is set to be another quiet day in terms of corporate results, so news flow on Greece is likely to continue dominating sentiment on financial markets worldwide. Optimism surrounding a short-t... [more]

Tuesday preview: US data on durable goods orders and new home sales in focus

Mon, 22 June 2015

With company results thin on the ground on Tuesday, the attention will be on economic data including durable goods orders and new home sales in the US. Analysts expect US durable goods orders fell 0.7... [more]

Friday preview: Investors await results of Eurogroup meeting on Greece

Thu, 18 June 2015

Friday is set to be very quiet day for UK financial markets in terms of economic data and corporate results, so sentiment is likely to be driven by any news flow coming the Eurogroup meeting on Greece... [more]

Thursday preview: US inflation data and jobless claims on tap

Wed, 17 June 2015

Data from the States is likely to steal the limelight on Thursday on another relatively quiet day in terms of company results, as investors continue to speculate about what the latest figures mean for... [more]

Wednesday preview: Investors await FOMC policy meeting

Tue, 16 June 2015

The two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting comes to an end on Wednesday evening and will likely to steal the spotlight with investors looking out for possible hints about the first rate hike. A... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK CPI data to show prices bounced back in May

Mon, 15 June 2015

Tuesday is set to be a relatively quiet session in terms of company results, though things are set to pick up on the economic data calendar with British inflation figures likely to steal the focus. Co... [more]

Friday preview: UK, European and US data in focus in absence of earnings

Thu, 11 June 2015

UK construction output, Eurozone industrial production and US consumer confidence reports will on Friday take centre stage in the absence of any major company results. First up, UK construction output... [more]

Wednesday preview: Mansion House speech, Sainsbury's interims

Tue, 09 June 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected on Wednesday to use the annual Mansion House speech to outline plans for a review of the bank levy to prevent major lenders from moving their headquarters abroad.... [more]

Tuesday preview: Chinese inflation, UK trade, Eurozone GDP

Mon, 08 June 2015

Chinese inflation, UK trade and Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) reports will be in focus on Tuesday. Analysts expect China's consumer price index to rise 1.3% year-on-year in May, easing back fr... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payroll in focus as Greece's day of reckoning looms

Thu, 04 June 2015

The latest US non-farm payrolls figures will dominate Friday's economic calendar, as investors Stateside look for clues over the timing of the first rates hike by the Federal Reserve. Economists estim... [more]

Thursday preview: Johnson Matthey full-year results, BoE policy decision

Wed, 03 June 2015

Johnson Matthey, the UK speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company, is expected to report a modest improvement in full-year pre-tax profit on Thursday. UBS analysts predict a 2.5% incre... [more]

Wednesday preview: All eyes on Draghi as ECB announces policy decision

Tue, 02 June 2015

With no surprises expected from the European Central Bank (ECB) on Wednesday, the market is likely to zone in on President Mario Draghi's press conference. Analysts predict the ECB will keep all its k... [more]

Tuesday preview: Eurozone expected to move back into inflation in May

Mon, 01 June 2015

The Eurozone moved away from 'no-flation' to inflation in May, a preliminary estimate on the consumer price index (CPI) is expected to show on Tuesday. Analysts predict a 0.2% year-on-year rise in the... [more]

Friday preview: Second estimate of US GDP to show economy contracted in Q1

Thu, 28 May 2015

The US economy may have contracted in the first quarter, according to forecasts ahead of Friday's second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP). Analysts predict the Bureau of Economic Analysis to r... [more]

Thursday preview: Second estimate of Q1 UK GDP expected to be revised higher

Wed, 27 May 2015

A second estimate of UK gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter expected to be revised slightly higher on Thursday. Analysts predict the Office for National Statistics report to show GDP ros... [more]

Wednesday preview: Queen's Speech in focus

Tue, 26 May 2015

Wednesday will be a light day both in terms of economic data and company results, although the Queen's speech will be watched for any surprises - a not uncommon occurrence. In her role as Head of Stat... [more]

Friday preview: US expected to fall further into deflation in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

The US may have moved further into deflation in April compared to a year ago, according to forecasts ahead of data on Friday. The consumer price index is expected to drop 0.2% year-on-year in April, c... [more]

Thursday preview: Royal Mail to report flat annual revenue as letter volumes drag

Wed, 20 May 2015

Royal Mail's full-year figures on Thursday are set to be weak as the letter delivery business drags on sales. The UK's postal service is forecast to report flat revenue of £9.4bn, as an increase in pa... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE publishes meeting minutes amid interest rate speculation

Tue, 19 May 2015

The Bank of England publishes the minutes of its last policy meeting on Wednesday, with the focus likely to be on any further hints of the timing of an interest rate increase. On May 11, the central b... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesla Motors Inc 280.02 4.04 22:10
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 131.26 4.02 22:04
eBay Inc. 61.85 2.36 21:57
Western Digital Corp. 80.87 1.80 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 137.64 1.58 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Liberty Global plc Series A 50.70 -6.92 22:10
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 60.53 -2.56 22:10
Cerner Corp. 68.48 -1.33 22:04
Amgen Inc. 153.26 -1.12 21:53
Charter Communications Inc. 171.80 -1.03 22:01