Market Review – July 21 ,2017

Asian indexes closed higher on Thursday as investors digested news out of the Bank of Japan and awaited a decision from the European Central Bank. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.62%, or 123.73 points, to close at 20,144.59, while the Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong firmed to gain 0.26% to 26,740 after dipping below … Continued

Market Review – July 20 ,2017

Asia markets closed in the green Wednesday as the dollar nursed losses after hitting 10-month lows overnight on dimmed prospects for US health care reforms. The Nikkei 225 of Japan rose 0.1%, or 20.95 points, to close at 20,020.86, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index traded higher 0.56% to end at 26,672.16, gaining for a … Continued

Market Review – July 17 ,2017

Major Asian indices closed higher on Friday as investors digested the second day of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony ahead of earnings season. Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.09%, or 19.05 points, to close at 20,118.86, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index edged up 0.16% to hold near two-year highs at 26,389.23. European bourses mostly … Continued

Market Review – July 14 ,2017

Japan and Hong Kong markets advanced in Thursday trade as markets parsed through Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments. The Japanese Nikkei 225 closed just above the flat line, up 0.01 percent or 1.43 points, at 20,099.81, while the Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong jumped 1.16% to 26,346.17 to hold near two-year highs. In … Continued

Market Review – July 13 ,2017

Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slid 0.48%, or 97.1 points, to close at 20,098.38. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.64% to end at 26,043.64. European bourses finished on a buoyant note as investors digested the latest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in the US, while wading through corporate … Continued

Market Review – July 12 ,2017

Most Asian indexes made gains on Tuesday, with the Yen falling to its weakest levels in around four months against the US dollar. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose anew, this time by 0.57%, or 114.5 points, to end at 20,195.48. The Yen traded at 114.38 to the dollar at 2:40 pm HK/SIN — its weakest level … Continued

Market Review – July 11 ,2017

Most Asian indexes closed in positive territory on Monday after US jobs data beat forecasts and as Chinese inflation data for June were in line with expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.76%, or 151.89 points, to close at 20,080.98, and Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index edged up 0.63% to end at 25,500.06. The China … Continued

Market Review – June 30 ,2017

US equities fell on Thursday as technology’s latest drop washed out strong gains from the big banks. Shares of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Apple and Google-parent Alphabet all dropped more than 1%. Overall, the tech sector shed 1.8% to drag the broader market lower. Notably, tech has been the best-performing sector for most of 2017, rising … Continued