Markets Talk


Again we see how the market is moving around on US-China news flow that is hard to lock down. China’s threats to stop rare [...]

29 May

Bitcoin is on the up again. The biggest crypto asset has rallied above $8,000, reaching its highest since last summer after more [...]

15 May

Oil prices have surged by around 30% this year, but the rally off the Christmas lows has paused for breath. Despite the unrest [...]

13 May

International expansion is not as easy as it looks – just ask the boards of Purplebricks and Domino’s. [...]

7 May

Underwhelming or canny? Uber may have learned something from Lyft after it announced it will chase a lower market valuation than [...]

1 May

Facebook will report fiscal first quarter earnings after the market closes on Wednesday. Consensus EPS forecasts indicate $1.63, [...]

24 April

IPO season continues this week, but should you dip your toes in the water with the latest offerings on Wall Street? Zoom and [...]

17 April

The European Central Bank meets on Wednesday this week, not the usual Thursday. Don’t expect any fireworks from this outing [...]

9 April

Doubts and unanswered questions aplenty following last night’s glitzy event, but make no mistake this was another big step [...]

26 March

If Brexit were a Netflix original series it would be considered one of the greatest dramas ever produced. The enormous cast of [...]

21 March

In a process where the phrase ‘dumpster fire’ is already probably more accurate than anything normally used to describe political [...]

19 March

US hiring stalled in February, according to the latest non-farm payrolls report. The economy added just 20,000 jobs last month, [...]

8 March

Fear of missing out – FOMO - in financial markets is a powerful emotion. It can propel a bull market to record highs as investors [...]

8 March

Mike Ashley is consistent in the way he always manages to surprise us. On Thursday night in a post-market RNS the Sports Direct [...]

8 March

Just as it seemed Theresa May was on track to appease the hard-line Brexiters in her party, it’s now the Remainers causing [...]

1 March