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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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