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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 >>

Wait and see

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:58 pm | CMC Markets

The stock market looks likely to open on a relatively steady, wait and see note this morning after a surprisingly robust profit taking session yesterday. Two of traders’ major concerns appear left open to question by international markets last night. More >>

Wary of the unexpected

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 12:51 pm | CMC Markets

All the standard indicators point to the ASX 200 holding its opening gains. However, yesterday afternoon’s limp performance may have traders alert to the possibility that profit takers are developing itchy trigger fingers. More >>

Yen vs the NZD: What Volatility Means for the Markets

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:45 pm | CMC Markets

2017 has proven to be a rather turbulent year in regards to the currency markets and it seems as this final financial quarter shows no sign of slowing down. Many analysts are now focusing upon the rather tenuous relationship between the Japanese ... More >>

Diminishing political returns

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:46 pm | CMC Markets

Investors are likely to shrug off political developments over the weekend in what looks like a modestly positive start to the trading week. Shares and commodities steadied on Friday night and currency markets are calm in this morning’s early ... More >>

CMC Markets National University Trading Challenge returns

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:24 pm | CMC Markets

Registrations for the CMC Markets National University Trading Challenge are officially open, with the competition already underway for the month of September. More >>

CMC Markets celebrates 11 years with Scholarship programme

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

For 11 years, CMC Markets, a leading online trading platform, has donated $300,000 to deserving and gifted Kiwi kids as part of the Variety Gold Heart Scholarship programme. This year, they are continuing their ongoing support for the programme by sponsoring ... More >>

Are stock markets worried about US politics?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

The next few days should reveal whether equity markets are going to carry any risk premium for the uncertainty about the US politics that was worrying traders last week. The relief rally in the US S&P 500 has seen it recover to within 0.5% of ... More >>

Chaos at the White House sparks market meltdown

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:56 am | CMC Markets

After largely ignoring the shenanigans in Washington for months, markets panicked overnight. The rolling series of scandals and the now real possibility of impeachment put in doubt all the potential benefits of the new administration’s policies. The ... More >>

Vive le market!

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:40 am | CMC Markets

A combination of strong data, recovering commodity prices and a win for centrist European politics should see Asia Pacific share markets regain ground today. Chinese trade data and Australian building approvals may influence trading, but the apparent ... More >>



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