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There isn’t just one financial market. There are many and they can be differentiated by product emission level (primary, secondary market, etc.), by product type (capital market, stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, etc.) and also by geographical distribution (EU stocks, US bonds, emerging countries, etc.). In the financial market buying and selling huge amounts of available financial products is permitted to provide capital amounts and thus generate income. The financial market, as a resource and savings optimiser, is therefore an essential part of the economy in any advanced country.


US stock markets in the negative: is the retreat beginning?

Posted on 21.06.2024

On yesterday's stock exchange day, 20 June, two of the largest US stock indices, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, closed with losses: -0.3% and -0.8% respectively. Is this a temporary drop, or is it the beginning of a bearish cycle? Nvidia's stock market decline On Thursday, Nvidia's stock lost 3.54% on the markets. As can be read in an article in the Wall Street Journal by Hannah Miao, this sharp drop in the semiconductor company's share price may have in its own way put pressu ...

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Focus China: from Warren Buffett's moves on the property market to the hunger for offshore investment

Posted on 18.06.2024

Updates from China: from Warren Buffett's small move in his portfolio to investors' needs to the current situation in the real estate market. Buffett and BYD holdings Warren Buffett slightly reduced his portfolio's (Berkshire Hathaway's) exposure to the automobile company BYD: the stake dropped from 7 per cent to 6.9 per cent, i.e. a divestment of just under USD 40 million. BYD has become a leader in the field of electric car production: suffice it to say, as Yun Li writes on & ...

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French and European elections shake up markets, but only perhaps in the short term

Posted on 17.06.2024

The outcome of the European elections found much space in the newspapers, especially in relation to what happened in some large countries. But what are the consequences for the markets? European elections and voting in France Perhaps the most important event that followed the European elections concerned France, where French President Emmanuel Macron (who has already stated that he will remain in office until the natural end of his term in 2027) called new elections. The reason was the elector ...

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What's Hot: What’s driving NASDAQ 100 to record highs and beyond?

Posted on 14.06.2024

On 12th June, the NASDAQ 100 Index hit a new all-time high going past 19,500. This represents a year-to-date gain of 16% for the tech-heavy index. It is, however, noteworthy that despite such a strong ascent, valuations are still below previous highs of 2021. Price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), albeit elevated compared to historic averages, has been largely steady this year highlighting how earnings have delivered on expectations built into market prices.

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What awaits investors in the second half of the year?

Posted on 14.06.2024

Invesco's '2024 Midyear Investment Outlook' (also reported in IFA Magazine) is an opportunity to take a closer look at the market movers of the past months and potential ones in the coming months. Duties, AI and industrial policies The first part of 2024 was broadly in continuity with 2023. In contrast, Kristina Hooper, Chief Global Market Strategist at Invesco, believes that the second part of 2024 could present some discontinuities. On the one hand, there are the announced intere ...

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US stock markets still on top despite rate cut postponement

Posted on 14.06.2024

Jerome Powell's Federal Reserve (Fed) postponed its interest rate cut again. Nevertheless, two of the largest US stock market indices, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, reached new records. New records for S&P 500 and Nasdaq Despite the Fed continuing with its restrictive monetary policy, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq continue to rise (the Dow Jones, however, lags behind). In the 'Wall Street Journal', Ryan Dezember identifies at least two driving factors: a) the trading trend i ...

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AI in the iPhone makes Apple the most capitalised company again, but Microsoft can still surprise

Posted on 13.06.2024

Apple back above 3 trillion in stock market value: but the race for artificial intelligence among US tech biggies continues unabated. Apple returns as the world's most capitalised company Apple has announced that it will integrate the iPhone 15 pro and 16, as well as Macs and iPads starting with the M series, with an artificial intelligence system. The announcement resulted in a return of confidence in the markets towards the company led by Tim Cook: the growth in the value of its shares h ...

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Fed leaves rates unchanged and hints at only one cut: outlook for markets

Posted on 13.06.2024

In the latest Federal Reserve meeting, US monetary policy is unchanged: what are the prospects for cuts and what have been, broadly speaking, the reactions of the markets? Fed postpones rate cut again The US inflation data were slightly better than expected: the price increase from April to May was 3.3% against expectations of 3.4%. However, progress in bringing inflation to the 2% level is still deemed too modest by the Federal Reserve (Fed). This is why the US central bank decided not to cut ...

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Apple's AI strategy not entirely convincing the markets

Posted on 11.06.2024

Some news came from Apple, which also addressed the issue of artificial intelligence during the Worldwide Developers Conference. AI and ChatGPT in the next version of the operating system During the last Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple also presented its artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. Looking at the stock on the market, one could say that the markets do not seem to have approved of Apple's strategy: the stock lost around 1.9 per cent of its value on Monday. This strategy con ...

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