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Dollar sinks, futures diverge ahead of China data

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:33 am | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) A softening US dollar helped US indices to new records on Friday night. However Asia Pacific futures markets failed to respond to the positive leads, and are flagging a negative ... More >>

A weak end to a week month

Monday, 3 June 2019, 11:41 am | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) Crude oil plummeted and European and US shares fell on Friday night as markets factored the escalation of the US trade conflict with Mexico. Bond yields continued to tumble ... More >>

CMC Markets University of Auckland Trading Challenge

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11:15 am | CMC Markets

The ninth annual CMC Markets University of Auckland Trading Challenge has come to a close, with third-year students James Lilley and Ben Julian securing first place from among a field of more than 160 teams. More >>

Data and doves

Friday, 22 March 2019, 11:49 am | CMC Markets

Stronger European and US data complemented confirmed Federal Reserve dovishness to drive assets higher in overnight trading. A modest lift in the US dollar saw most commodities retreat from recent highs. There was a distinct contrast between continental ... More >>

Storm warning

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:11 am | CMC Markets

Cautious trading is likely to continue today as dark clouds form on the market horizon. Looming deadlines on China / US trade, Brexit and US / Mexico border wall negotiations all represent market threats. Overnight trading could be politely described as mixed, ... More >>

Geopolitical concerns

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:44 pm | CMC Markets

Asia Pacific stocks are under pressure this morning after US equities closed lower overnight. Trade tensions and geopolitical factors continue to weigh on investor thinking. Gold prices edged higher and the Japanese Yen strengthened, suggesting ... More >>

Brexit, trade and data stir markets

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:06 pm | CMC Markets

A series of geopolitical headlines stirred the global financial markets overnight and boosted market volatility. The British Pound saw greater volatility after reports that the UK Prime Minister received agreement from her cabinet on a draft Brexit ... More >>

Trading Challenge puts a spotlight on young trader talent

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 11:54 am | CMC Markets

CMC Markets’ inaugural University of Canterbury (UoC) Trading Challenge has come to an end, with third-year Finance and Economics student Kyle Louis taking out the top spot ahead of more than 100 other participants. More >>

Earnings and Macro

Monday, 22 October 2018, 12:26 pm | CMC Markets

Market sentiments could face a bigger challenge this week. Major macros data around the globe is absent until Wednesday. The US 10 year bond yield is edging closer to 3.2%. Investor buying could be limited by a higher borrowing cost and less stimulative ... More >>

CMC Markets partners with University of Canterbury

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:07 pm | CMC Markets

Leading online trading platform, CMC Markets, has launched its first annual University of Canterbury (UoC) Trading Challenge, giving students the unique opportunity to gain risk-free, first-hand experience in real market trading. More >>

Expanding Investor Confidence

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 11:50 am | CMC Markets

Overnight market action suggests investor confidence is growing. The European Central Bank’s chief economist said withdrawal of accommodation was a live issue at next week’s meeting. The Euro surged and European bonds sold off. However stocks on ... More >>

Growth enthusiasm wanes

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:58 am | CMC Markets

Better than expected reads on PMIs in Europe and the US, and further support for tech stocks, weren’t enough to lift headline indices in overnight trading. Bond market rallies and a becalmed US dollar added to perceptions that enthusiasm for ... More >>

Oil spill

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:44 am | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) An ongoing slide in oil prices will likely cruel investor sentiment in Asia Pacific trading today. With both UK and US markets closed overnight share market leads come from ... More >>

Commodity sell down, dollar to drag ahead of data

Monday, 28 May 2018, 12:07 pm | CMC Markets

Slumping commodities and a stronger US dollar could mean a weak start to Asia Pacific trading ahead of holidays in the UK and US tonight. Early morning futures trading today is positive, potentially easing market pressures. Important inflation and activity ... More >>

CMC Markets and Variety mark 12 years of partnership

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:27 pm | CMC Markets

CMC Markets and Variety mark 12 years of partnership with announcement of 2018 Gold Heart Scholarship recipients More >>

Volatile times – Risk On

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12:34 pm | CMC Markets

It’s a day for market clichés. “Sell the rumour; buy the fact “and “risk on” seem equally applicable. More >>

Stock market fall is a numbers game

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 12:09 pm | CMC Markets

Some basic numbers illustrate the rationale for the sharp loss in value in US stocks. Over the 4 years 2013 to 2017, the average blended forward PE valuation for the S&P 500 index was 16.1 times earnings. The average 10-year bond yield over the same period ... More >>

US shuts down, markets yawn

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:57 am | CMC Markets

The failure of the US Congress to pass spending bills could see government operations suspended this week. However markets are paying scant attention, seeing this largely as political brinksmanship with little economic impact. Gains for shares are expected ... More >>

AUD storming the barricade

Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:43 am | CMC Markets

Despite a slightly stronger US dollar and a night of profit taking in commodities the Australian dollar is taking another crack at 80 US cents. This matches the gentle risk on mode of market trading over the last 24 hours. European shares rose and bonds ... More >>

Investors eye inflation

Monday, 15 January 2018, 12:10 pm | CMC Markets

Stronger than expected US inflation data on Friday night saw bonds sell off and gave investors the confidence to continue the New Year stock rally. Future markets indicate gains across the Asia Pacific region today. Curiously, currency markets took a different ... More >>

 

 

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