China's slowdown and what it means for the UK

21/01/19 05:39 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Monday sees the release of China's GDP figures, and they'll be even more closely watched than usual.

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, blamed cautious Chinese consumers in part for his company's failure to sell as many iPhones as he hoped, sending share prices down around the globe.

Car sales in the country, mea...

Market may finally break past 8,000 this week

15/01/19 09:55 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

MANILA, Philippines — The stock market may try to break past the 8,000 barrier this week following last week’s strong performance, analysts said.

The stock market enjoyed strong days last week except at the tail end when some investors were spooked by news that shipbuilder Hanjin has gone bankrupt wi...

Asia stocks at one-month high, focus stays on U.S.-China trade talks

15/01/19 09:50 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched higher to one-month highs on Friday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the U.S. central bank can be patient on raising interest rates further.

But the rally’s momentum slowed partly as investors sought more clarity on whether the United Stat...

Volatility is back. It was just hibernating

08/01/19 10:54 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

New York (CNN Business) Volatility is back. It's a shock for stock market investors who have enjoyed predictable returns over the past decade. In seven of the past nine years, the S&P has boasted double-digit returns. In 2017, the S&P 500 returned 22%.

For buy-and-hold younger workers,...

Recent market 'jolt' will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BIS

18/12/18 11:14 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

LONDON (Reuters) - Recent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday.


The year has been a tough one, ...

Wall Street's darkest quarter since 2011 just got worse

18/12/18 11:10 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

New York (CNN Business) - Mounting global growth fears rippled across Wall Street on Friday.

The Dow dropped 497 points, or 2%, on Friday. The S&P 500 declined 1.9%, sinking to the lowest level since early April. The Nasdaq tumbled 2.3%.

Markets were dinged by a batch of negative corporate and eco...

A year-end checklist for your investments

18/12/18 10:58 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

What do I need to do before the end of the year, to be ready for tax-time and whatever next year may bring?

Even if performing a check-up on your investments isn't typically on your list of things to do before the end of the year, this is one year you don't want to skip.

Markets have been unusually vo...

Wall Street tumbles, indexes post biggest weekly losses since March

11/12/18 11:44 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Wall Street’s main indexes fell more than 2 percent on Friday in a broad sell-off led by declines in big Internet and technology shares, and posted their largest weekly percentage drops since March as concerns over U.S.-China trade tensions and interest rates convulsed Wall Street.

Along with trade, ...

Deutsche Bank headquarters raided over money laundering

04/12/18 02:18 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

The Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank have been raided by prosecutors in a money laundering investigation.

Germany's public prosecutor alleged that two staff members have helped clients launder money from criminal activities.

Police cars were seen outside the tower blocks that house the headquar...

The Worst Is Still Ahead For Investors

04/12/18 02:00 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Currently, investors hear that “only recessions cause bear markets.” That is incredibly false and perhaps intentionally deceptive.

Is economic growth the cause of stock market growth? Is a recession necessary to cause a bear market? Is this a correlation that will allow you to get out of stocks in ti...