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Market Talk- February 7th, 2018

By admin / February 7, 2018

The mood was a little down this afternoon, that Asian equity markets could not produce more enthusiasm than we saw today. With all core markets opening on a positive note, following the late US rally, it was less than encouraging that they could maintain that theme. Shanghai was the first market to turn down after […]


Market Talk- February 6th, 2018

By admin / February 6, 2018

The Nikkei closes 4.75% lower, the Hang Seng is down 5.1%, ASX and Shanghai both around 3.3% and the VIX trading with a 50 handle! Anyone short vol. (and the rumour is there are a few) will be panic buying and chasing the market. Gold at best only added $10 from yesterdays close but we […]


Market Talk- February 5th, 2018

By admin / February 5, 2018

A busy day all round today from the Nikkei down another 2.5%, DOW futures 350 lower ahead of its open, rates rising, Jerome Powell taking office, Draghi to speak, Germany political uncertainty, BITCOIN losing another 8% now at 7,500 and the Bank of England to meet later in the week. Asia’s weakness is much of […]


Market Talk – February 2nd, 2018

By admin / February 2, 2018

  It was expected to be a crazy fun-filled week and today has confirmed wild status! The Nikkei ended the session down 1% and saw the currency lose 1%. Guess they didn’t really have a direction provider having seen Wall Street whipsaw 200 points in either direction. The nerves are definitely being felt now, which […]


Market Talk – February 1, 2018

By admin / February 1, 2018

You could probably say that Asia is being ked less and less by US markets as they increase in volatility. It’s not unusual the past few days to see 400 point swings in the DOW! So, what do you follow – the last thirty minutes of trading? The Nikkei opened better and just went from […]


Market Talk – January 31st, 2018

By admin / January 31, 2018

The sell-off continued in some of the Asian markets, with the Nikkei, in particular, losing an additional -0.85% today. Commodities heavily influenced values today, after we saw manufacturing and miners weigh on sentiment. Although the index has fallen 4.55 this month, it remains narrowly positive for the year. The weakness cam in the final hours of trading, after […]


Market Talk- January 30th, 2018

By admin / January 30, 2018

As you would expect, given how the last minutes in the US trading influences Asia – we opened lower. The Nikkei did attempt a small recovery just after the opening, but this was not to last and in-fact the selling pressure increased as the day wore-on. Interesting that although the Nikkei finished 1.45% weaker, the […]


Market Talk- January 29th, 2018

By admin / January 29, 2018

Most core Asian markets turned negative but only towards the end of the trading session. The Nikkei appeared happy playing in positive territory but tended to drift as we approached the close of the day. There was talk of different reports hindering sentiment but it was the unknown and the speed of the decline that […]


Market Talk- January 26th, 2018

By admin / January 26, 2018

Following President Trump’s correction of Steve Mnuchin’s currency comments the currency markets experienced wild swings just ahead of the Asian trading session. The ASX opened weaker, hitting the days lows in early trading and then spent the rest of the day trying to make-up lost ground. Nikkei and Hang Seng opened better but on the […]

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