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Trump's first 100 days: the honeymoon period is over

On Saturday 29th April Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office. Rather than rehash his political successes and failures, we have decided to let stock market performance do the talking. We have looked at the best and worst performers in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Trump’s inauguration on 20th January, as you can see in figure 1.

Can Trump’s tax plan lift stocks even higher?

The big news from overnight was the record high in the Nasdaq, which broke 6,000 for the first time. Tech stocks have had a stunning month with Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (Alphabet), known as the “fangs” all reaching record highs, ahead of their earnings figures due out this week. But, will president Trump’s tax plan boost them further?

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April 26, 2017 11:59 AM

Markets rally like it is November 2016

European stock markets have opened marginally higher on Tuesday after Macron-mania swept over global markets at the start of the week. We expect there to be further upside, particularly if Macron can maintain his decent lead over le Pen in the run up to the second round vote on 7th May.

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Weak payrolls, a great excuse to sell stocks …

The March US labour market report was full of surprises – Non Farm Payrolls came in at 98k, nearly 50% less than the market expected, […]

Is the Fed the straw that will break the camel’s back?

Stock markets are lower in Europe as the market digests the FOMC minutes, which, as we predicted, were worth staying late in the office for. […]

Will the UK Budget knock the stuffing out of sterling?

As the dollar roars back to life, the pound has come under pressure and is down nearly 2% versus the US dollar in the aftermath […]

US stocks: Why things don’t always have to give

There are so many reasons why the stock market, the US market in particular, looks overbought right now. The RSI – the relative strength index […]

Return of the buck

This is my second note of the day, a testament to how I early I woke to listen to a politically interesting, but economically dull, […]

Trump trumped by Fed, as speech fails to set markets alight

Donald Trump has delivered his first address to Congress, but the market reaction has been fairly small so far. Although Trump received rapturous applause from […]

Can Trump make volatility tremendous again?

The key event for this week will be Trump’s address to Congress later this evening, 2100 ET, 0200 GMT (Wednesday). This much-anticipated speech is worth […]

Fed minutes unlikely to derail risk rally, as markets wait for Trump

The US roared back into life after the long Presidents’ Day weekend, and US equity indices hit further record highs on Tuesday. This is becoming […]

Stocks hitting new highs as risk appetite spreading

US equity indices posted fresh record highs on Wednesday, and the FTSE 100 is less than 50 points away from its record 7,354 level reached […]

Is a stock market sell-off inevitable?

US stock markets reached another record high on Valentine’s Day, but where will they go next? As analysts and economists fret about potential sell-signals, the […]

Why currency wars may be on the back burner

President Trump has a lot on his plate at the moment, from finding a new security advisor to batting off claims he knew about General […]

Can Janet Yellen turn the Trump rally sour?

It was a strong start to the week for risky assets, as European stocks played catch up, the FTSE 250 in the UK reached a […]

The Trump trade is back on, but watch the Vix

Markets have continued Friday’s upbeat theme, futures are pointing to a strong open in the US, and the dollar is stronger across the board in […]

Mixed jobs report unlikely to impress Trump administration

The first US labour market report since Donald Trump took office may have delivered the goods on the headline figure, Non-Farm payrolls rose by a […]

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The clash of the currency titans: Trump and the FX market

It may seem that all is good with the world now that Apple is selling iPhones like hot cakes once again, however, in the background […]

Can the Fed steal the limelight from Trump?

The first FOMC meeting of the year will conclude today, when the Fed announces its latest policy decision and releases a statement. There will be […]

Markets get to grip with Hardliner Trump

Financial markets have been given a rude awakening at the start of a new week as investors wake up to the fact that the ‘Trump […]