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Britain’s economy is strong, stocks are inexpensive relative to those in the U.S., and when the Brexit drama passes, the pound sterling should rise.
’s move to increase control of the LCH clearing business may add to the prospects of a merger under new CEO David Schwimmer, AJ Bell says. Meanwhile, LSE Group’s third-quarter results showed positive momentum in its clearing and index operations, AJ Bell says. slide 6%, topping the list of FTSE 100 fallers, after the company said that comparable revenue per available room rose 1% in the third quarter, and that it is confident in the outlook for the rest of the year.
The British royal family needs impeccable timing and a strong sense of duty, but arranging for a royal baby to arrive around the March 29 date set for Brexit next year is going above and beyond. Sadly for the government, the announcement of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy—along with a minor royal wedding—hasn’t managed to distract from its troubles at the negotiating table with the European Union. Despite the crisis, the London stock market is calm, and those looking for bargains will be disappointed.
With U.K. and EU officials at an impasse over the thorny issue of the Irish customs border, there is still no clarity on what will happen post-divorce. A soft Brexit with a clear outline for future economic ties remains most investors’ base scenario, once the day arrives. The EU is now aiming for a December summit to complete an agreement, though an earlier meeting is still possible, a government official told Bloomberg News.
Europe's technology stocks were the top performers. Investors are monitoring earnings and Brexit talks. European stocks turned lower in early afternoon trading, dragged down by auto stocks. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was off by 0.
Dividend futures on the FTSE 100 have outperformed Britain’s equity benchmarks and bonds, as well as similar derivatives from major developed markets this year. Forecasts for distributions to shareholders over the coming year are at the highest since 2005, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Unlike cash equities, dividend futures have the benefit of delivery by a fixed date.
Market focus is still focused on the disappearance of a prominent journalist critical of Saudi Arabia's policies earlier this month. The disappearance has triggered international outcry against the OPEC kingpin, rattling financial markets. European stocks were mixed Tuesday, as escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and the West exacerbate geopolitical concerns and limit gains.
Telecoms outperformed, with Deutsche Telekom AG up 2.3 percent and BT Group Plc up 2.1 percent. Last week’s sell-off across the globe sank European equities as investors rotated out of equities amid rising bond yields following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike and amid the brewing U.S.-China trade conflict. The market pull-back has prompted some investors to shift toward value sectors, such as telecoms.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.1 percent during mid-afternoon deals, with the balance of sectors and major bourses in negative territory. European stocks lacked direction Monday afternoon, as concerns over Brexit progress, a potential slowdown in the Chinese economy and higher U.S. borrowing costs limited investor appetite. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.1 percent shortly after 2 p.m. London, with more sectors and major bourses in negative territory than positive.
Global markets have been shaken by two consecutive sessions of losses in the U.S. In Europe, Italy and the U.K. remain in the spotlight in terms of political news. Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks to sell its stake in a Venezuelan JV with Maurel & Prom.
The FTSE is down less than 6 percent in the same period. Prior to this month, LSE Group had been one of the FTSE’s best performers in 2018. LSE’s LCH unit is the biggest clearing house in the world for interest rate swaps, a type of derivative that helps companies hedge interest rate risk.
Equity markets have tumbled on the back of heightened fears over an expected slowdown in global economic growth and rising interest rates. President Donald Trump called the U.S. Federal Reserve “crazy” for its insistence on continually hiking rates. The European Union's Michel Barnier said a Brexit agreement was achievable as soon as next week.
Traders are keeping an eye on political goings-on in Italy, as fears linger of a standoff between Rome and Brussels over the country's 2019 budget. Brexit continues to be an area of focus for the market, as the U.K. government faces pressure to reach a divorce deal with the EU before the end of the year. European stocks moved lower on Wednesday, as investors monitored the latest political developments, including in Italy .
Energy and mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 recover some of its losses on Tuesday, in a half-hearted bounce which left the index near its lowest in a month as Brexit negotiations and Italy's budget deficit continued to sap investors' appetite for risk. Britain's top stock index ended the day where it began, up 0.1 percent after a volatile session, with investors on tenterhooks as Italy's finance minister addressed parliament. A selloff in the previous session had taken the FTSE down to its lowest intraday level since September, and weakest close since April.
Investing.com – U.S. futures were lower on Tuesday, as rising bond yields continued to put pressure on equities.The S&P 500 futures fell 12 points or 0.42% to 2,881.50 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 113 points, or 0.43%, to 26,431.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 31 points, or 0.43%, to 7,360.25.The yield on the benchmark United States 10-Year note reached a fresh seven-year high of 3.261%, while the United States 30-Year note climbed to a four-year peak of 3.44%. ...
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat during early morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Tensions are growing between Italy and the EU over Rome's 2019 budget and deficit targets. European stocks were mixed on Tuesday, amid simmering tensions between Italy and the European Union (EU) over the former's 2019 budget.
In commodities, gold futures slumped 1.34% to $1,189.50 a troy ounce while crude oil futures dipped 0.86% to $73.70 a barrel. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, rallied 0.30% to 95.60.
Investing.com - U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Monday, as rising bond yields and increasing interest rates made equities less attractive to investors.The S&P 500 futures fell 7 points or 0.25% to 2,886.75 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 87 points, or 0.33%, to 26,405.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 26 points, or 0.35%, to 7,410.0.U.S. bond markets are closed for Columbus Day but stock markets are open. Still, trading volumes were expected to be thin, with most banks and federal agencies closed for the holiday. ...
Schroders has confirmed it is in talks with Lloyds Banking Group over potential cooperation in the wealth-management sector.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down almost 1 percent during lunchtime deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Asian shares dipped broadly after China's PBOC said it would cut the amount of cash that banks are required to hold as reserves. European markets were lower Monday afternoon, as investor confidence took a knock from last week's spike in Treasury yields.
For the Dollar, economic data through the week includes September wholesale inflation numbers on Wednesday, September consumer inflation and the weekly jobless claims numbers on Thursday, with September import and export prices and prelim October consumer sentiment numbers due out on Friday. Outside the stats, FOMC member chatter and trade will be in focus, with the mid-terms also likely to begin garnering some attention. For the EUR, it’s also a relatively quiet week, with German industrial production and trade figures due out on Monday and Tuesday, finalized September Eurozone member state inflation numbers due out on Thursday and Friday and the Eurozone’s industrial production numbers due out on Friday, focus being on Germany’s industrial production and trade data in the early part of the week.
The FTSE 100 suffered its worst week in seven months after the bond market wobble spilt over into a second day as another stellar US jobs report fuelled fears of rising interest rates.
The S&P 500 was about flat, down 0.85 point, or 0.03%, to 2,900.76 as of 10:00 AM ET (14:00 GMT), while the Dow fell 7.68 points, or 0.03%, to 26,619.80 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 22.67 points, or 0.29% to 7,856.84.