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Q3 Outlook: What to expect from the coming quarter?

Stocks and treasuries plunged in the first half of 2022 as inflation and recession fears rose. What can we expect in Q3? Here we look at the main themes set to drive the markets and how they could influence the different areas of the market.

Stocks: Weakness persists amid central bank tightening

Against a backdrop of fast interest rate hikes, this is far from being an ideal environment for stock markets.

Index in Focus: S&P 500

Worse than expected economic data, continued high inflation, lower retail earnings, and a hawkish Fed are all reasons to expect that the S&P 500 Index may head lower.

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Stocks: Oversold bounce likely to fade

The lack of any fundamental news means today's bounce is questionable

Ahead of the Fed: S&P 500 Index

The result of today’s FOMC meeting has potential for volatility in the S&P 500 index.

Index in Focus: S&P 500

The S&P 500 has been extremely volatile over the last few weeks, primarily due to rising interest rates and the Russian/Ukraine war.

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March 14, 2022 08:41 PM

Index in focus: FTSE 100 at post-pandemic highs

The FTSE100 closed yesterday at its highest level since the pandemic began - where will the widely-followed index go next?

ASX200 through a fresh 2022 lens

My first day back in the office today since Christmas Eve, which brings with it the benefits of a recharged battery and a fresh lens to view markets.

Diamonds at NASDAQ 100 highs

Nervousness ahead of the Fed and profit taking heading into year-end appear to be taking a toll on stock indices.

December 14, 2021 06:02 PM

Major indices stacked up their 3rd straight bullish year – Can they make it a 4th in 2022?

Heading into 2022, major indices face several crosswinds that could threaten their recent winning streak...

Index in Focus: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Could the run up into earnings have been just a plain old “Buy the rumor, sell the fact”?

How to trade Equity Indices using Foreign Exchange

When looking at the equity indices vs foreign exchange pairs, traders often point to the inverse correlation between the SPX 500 and the DXY

ASX200 loses steam after promising start ahead of RBA minutes

The Australian economic data calendar is light on this week. The most notable feature is the release of the RBA meeting minutes for the October board meeting at 11.30 am tomorrow Sydney time.

October 18, 2021 05:50 AM

Q4 2021 US stock indices outlook - S&P500

The volatility that impacted U.S. stock indices in September has spilled into October. This article zooms out from the short-term noise to focus on the key risks, drivers, and considerations for the key U.S. benchmark stock index, the S&P500, into year-end.

FTSE futures: what are they and how can I trade them?

FTSE futures are a popular way of speculating on the collective price of a group of stocks – usually the FTSE 100. Discover everything you need to know about FTSE futures, including how to trade FTSE 100 futures and when FTSE futures trading hours are.

Trump trade takes a turn for the worst as UK labour market surprises

The big theme this morning is the growing Russia/ Classified information/ FBI scandal that is engulfing President Trump and seems to be growing, octopus like, as we progress through this week. This is beginning to look a lot like Nixon’s Watergate scandal, in the sense that the Trump administration is fighting new fires everyday. The big question now is will one fire put an end to his Presidency altogether?

French election: Correlations start to rise as investors get nervous

At City Index we have been taking a look at correlations this week, specifically how the S&P 500 has experienced a break down in its […]

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