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David Madden

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Broadly speaking, equity markets fell at the back end of last week as a rise in bond yields chipped away at sentiment. On Thursday, the United States 10-Year yield hit 1.75%, its highest level in 14...
European equity markets had a good run yesterday following the bullish session in the US on Wednesday. In the past 48 hours we heard from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, both central...
European stock markets had a dull session yesterday as traders played it safe ahead of the closely-watched Fed update. Rates were kept on hold, meeting forecasts. The update was the best of both...
There have been growing concerns that the AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN)-Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, which is why several European countries have halted distributing the vaccination. Several...
At yesterday’s European Central Bank meeting, interest rates and the pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) were left unchanged – in line with forecasts. The bank’s president,...
The muted mood in government bond yields played a role in the rally enjoyed by stocks yesterday. In the past few weeks, rising yields acted as a catalyst to declines in stocks, while on the other...
Stock markets roared yesterday as the US Senate signed off on the $1.9 trillion relief package but there was a lot of volatility in the markets. News of the enormous spending programme, which includes...
US stocks suffered large losses yesterday due to the rise in government bond yields, which was triggered by concerns that higher inflation is on the horizon. Today’s US non-farm payrolls report...
Equity markets started off the new month on the front foot yesterday as lower bond yields combined with stimulus hopes from the US boosted sentiment. Last week, stocks saw some selling pressure as...
In recent weeks global stock markets have been in rude health as traders have been banking on the Biden administration to approve the proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus scheme. In addition to that, the...