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  1. April 1, 2014

    Downward pressure exerted on gold

    When this column looked at gold just two weeks ago, we noted that recent weakness at least had not seen the price break the...

  2. January 10, 2014

    Downbeat reaction to US jobs report

    US non-farm payrolls released on Friday were much weaker than expected . Here’s a round-up reaction from analysts and...

  1. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    Spain's IBEX - "The World’s Most Overvalued Benchmark"

    Interesting little exercise from Andrew Wilkinson at Miller Tabak & Co. Having seemingly generated a lot of client interest...

  2. January 15, 2013

    Stocks slip as risk rally wavers

    Tuesday 21:15 GMT. Global stocks ended the session on a cautious tone as many growth-focused benchmarks hovered just shy of...

  3. January 4, 2013

    US jobs gains calm investor nerves

    Friday 21:15 GMT. Solid US jobs figures calmed investors unsettled by hawkish talk from US Federal Reserve policy makers,...

  4. January 2, 2013

    Eurofirst 300 hits 20-month peak

    European markets were in risk-on mode on Wednesday, with investor appetite powered by news that US politicians reached an...

  5. December 19, 2012

    Greek bonds boosted by ECB eligibility

    Greek bond yields plunged to their lowest since March 2011 after the European Central Bank accepted their eligibility as...

  6. October 5, 2012

    Commodity shares lift Asian stock markets

    Asian shares advanced on Friday as commodity producers gained ground on hopes that recent stimulus efforts will feed through...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2012

    Shorts in the rally

    A couple weeks ago, FT Alphaville asked who’s “buying” the rally in US equities. We also noted that volumes are low not only...

  8. August 1, 2012

    Knight Capital leads losses in 33% fall

    US equities turned negative after the Federal Reserve signalled it would provide no further easing following its latest...

  9. June 15, 2012

    S&P 500 lifted by hopes of stimulus action

    Microsoft made strong gains on Friday as investors anticipated the company would unveil its latest operating system on...

  10. June 14, 2012

    Pro-austerity party hopes lift Greek index

    Greece’s stock market soared the most in almost a year on speculation that New Democracy, one of the major parties that...

  11. April 29, 2012

    Slowdown points to gloom for industrials

    US manufacturers may struggle to maintain earnings momentum in the current quarter as orders for industrial goods show...

  12. March 21, 2012

    US stocks edge down

    US equities fell for a second straight day as new housing data showed that existing home sales slipped in February, even as...

  13. March 15, 2012

    Equity bulls set to face some stern tests

    Global equities have managed to overcome numerous headwinds over the past three years, nearly doubling in value since the...

  14. March 15, 2012

    Financial and transport stocks bolster S&P 500

    Financial and transportation stocks pushed the S&P 500 to close above 1,400 for the first time since June 2008 on Thursday,...

  15. March 8, 2012

    Wall St rises on Greek optimism

    US equities continued to recover following losses sustained earlier in the week and shrugging off economic data on Thursday...

  16. March 5, 2012

    Stocks firm and dollar rallies on US data

    Friday 21:15 GMT. The euro has dipped as Greece moves ahead with a €206bn debt restructuring, but Wall Street stocks led...

  17. February 22, 2012

    Tech stocks fall on Dell disappointment

    Weak fourth-quarter earnings from Dell sent technology stocks lower on Wednesday. Shares in the computer maker fell 5.8 per...

  18. February 7, 2012

    US consumer borrowing rises $19.3bn

    Consumer borrowing in the US jumped for a second straight month in December, beating expectations as Americans took out more...

  19. February 3, 2012

    Positive employment data lift US stocks

    A week that started with eurozone clouds over Wall Street ended with the focus squarely back on the domestic economy, as a...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2012

    House price fall triggers Wall St reversal

    US stocks defied European trends for a second day running, falling sharply on poor US economic data, after global indices...

  21. January 27, 2012

    Wall Street retreats from bull market

    Fourth-quarter earnings season gathered momentum this week but macroeconomic news moved the market; the S&P 500 closed in...

  22. December 29, 2011

    US homebuilders surge as pending home sales rise

    Shares in homebuilders surged on Thursday as a measure of pending home sales reached its highest level in 19 months....

  23. December 20, 2011

    US data boost homebuilding stocks

    Homebuilders led a strong rally in US stocks as the S&P 500 enjoyed its best day so far in December. PulteGroup rose 10.4...

  24. October 14, 2011

    US retail sales strongest in seven months

    Economic data released on Friday showed a mixed picture of the US consumer landscape, as retail sales strengthening at their...

  25. September 29, 2011

    Wall St surges on German vote and GDP figures

    A flight to the safety of big name stocks seemed to be the only clear trend on a volatile day which saw strong divergence...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2011

    A few more analyst reactions to the FOMC statement

    We covered some of this in our Markets Live chat and would refer you to the transcript, but we’re posting some of the more...

  27. August 26, 2011

    London ends off session lows as risk-aversion eases

    The pace of losses on the FTSE 100 eased in closing trade on Friday, as traders bought back into resource stocks. The sharp...

  28. July 19, 2011

    Wall Street lifted by tech shares

    Technology stocks rose the most in a year after IBM’s strong earnings. Industry bellwether IBM topped expectations as...

  29. June 30, 2011

    Overview: Greek progress extends relief rally

    Global equities rose to the highest for a month, extending a relief rally sparked by progress in the Greek debt crisis, and...

  30. June 27, 2011

    Wall St helps global equities bounce back

    A spurt for Wall Street stocks allowed global equities to bounce back from their lowest levels in more than three months as...

  31. June 15, 2011

    Bulls take charge as data offer reassurance

    Receding fears of a “hard landing” for the Chinese economy and a better tone to data releases in the US allowed the bulls to...

  32. May 17, 2011

    Overview: Investors head for Treasuries haven

    Investors scrambled out of global stock markets for the fifth successive day while snapping up havens of US Treasuries as...

  33. May 12, 2011

    Commodities see-saw after China tightening

    A surprise tightening move by China gave renewed impetus to the broad-based commodities sell-off, draining risk appetite...

  34. March 23, 2011

    Mamut moves closer to HMV

    Following last month’s excitement about Alexander Mamut’s hiring of Credit Suisse as an adviser, the Russian oligarch is a...

  35. March 21, 2011

    Stocks rally on M&A and Japan optimism

    Stocks surged to their best global gains in nearly two months while the havens of government debt sold off as progress in...

  36. March 18, 2011

    G7 currency action calms week of volatility

    Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis gripped global markets and led to a week of volatile swings but risk appetite...

  37. March 15, 2011

    Global overview: Japan plunge sparks global falls in stocks

    A growing sense of panic over Japan’s nuclear crisis triggered a steep sell-off in the Nikkei and sent shares tumbling...

  38. March 14, 2011

    Equities tumble in wake of Japan disaster

    The world’s equity markets sank to their lowest levels for more than two months amid growing fears over the economic effects...

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