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    1. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      A fresh session low for the S&P 500...

      1,823.06 -54.64 (-2.91%) - at pixel. DJIA off by a similar margin. What to say? Let’s fall back on charts… That’s the yield...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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