Author: Cac Futures

Much of the U.S. stock market’s meteoric rise over the past six years has been predicated on an acronym that Wall Street refers to as TINA-There Is No Alternative. The subtext is that with the U.S. moving faster than much of its counterparts around the globe, and with its central bank in extreme, unprecedented easing Read More

European shares finished lower Tuesday, amid investor caution over a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting this week and the official start of the first-quarter earnings season. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed around 0.5 percent lower, with most major bourses and sectors trading in negative territory. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris: ALU-FR) surged Read More

European equities closed mixed on Monday as investors paused for breath and digested fresh economic data from China, after stellar gains last week. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) finished slightly higher, with indexes flipping between positive and negative territory throughout the session at the start of the trading week. Mining stocks (STOXX:.SXPP) – Read More

By David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets tested record highs on Friday as hopes of more easy money from top central banks pushed Japan’s Nikkei index past 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years. The dollar added to recent gains, moving it toward parity with the euro, boosted by favorable Read More

By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) – The European Central Bank was “about right” in claiming its trillion-euro quantitative easing programme was having a positive impact before it had even begun, according to three quarters of economists polled by Reuters this week. Minutes from the Governing Council’s March meeting showed members “generally shared the assessment” that Read More

European equities closed higher on Thursday, as investors reacted to fresh economic data and auto stocks posted strong gains. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed over 1 percent higher as new figures late Wednesday showed impressive gains in auto sales for the European market. This helped major car manufacturers post gains on Thursday. Read More

When it comes to stocks, America is the big loser this year. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) is up just 1.6 percent through Thursday’s close, making it the worst among major market indexes for 2015. In Asia, India’s BSE Sensex is up 5 percent, Japan’s Nikkei (CBOE:.NKXQ) has risen 14 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Read More

By Lisa Twaronite and Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, extending the previous session’s gains, while the dollar drew support from minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showing the U.S. central bank was still on course to hike interest rates this year. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain’s FTSE 100 <.FTSE> to Read More