Market Review – August 17, 2017

Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged down 0.12%%, or 24.03 points, to close at 19,729.28. Gains in most tech stocks offset by losses in auto, trading houses and retail names. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index went up 0.86% to finish at 27,409.07. European stocks closed higher, as geopolitical tensions in the … Continued

Market Review – August 16, 2017

Equities in Asia were mixed on Tuesday, with the Japanese market benefiting from Wall Street’s strong lead and subsiding risk aversion. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.11%, or 216.21 points, to close at 19,753.31 as the US dollar strengthened against the Yen, after the index finished lower by close to 1% in the previous session. In … Continued

Market Review – August 11, 2017

Markets in Japan and Hong Kong remained jittery in Thursday trade, although the escalation in tensions surrounding North Korea appeared to wane slightly. Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended down 0.05%, or 8.97 points, at 19,729.74. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 1.13%, or 313.09 points, to end at 27,444.00. Demand for safe-haven assets moderated after gaining … Continued

Market Review – August 10, 2017

Asian indexes from Japan and Hong Kong closed lower on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions re-entered the spotlight and China consumer inflation missed expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.29%, or 257.3 points, to close at 19,738.71 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 0.35% to finish at 27,757.09. Geopolitical tensions ramped up after President Donald Trump … Continued

Market Review – August 9, 2017

Asian indexes closed mixed Tuesday as investors digested the release of China July trade data during the session. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.30%, or 59.88 points, to close at 19,996.01, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index reversed earlier losses to climb 0.59% to finish at 27,854.91. With the Tuesday session light on data, investors focused … Continued

Market Review – August 8, 2017

Asia markets from Japan and Hong Kong closed higher on Monday, with investors’ risk sentiment likely improving from Friday’s better-than-expected US employment number with the US economy adding 209,000 jobs last month which was more than expected. The Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 103.56 points, or 0.52%, to 20,055.89, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose … Continued

Market Review – August 7, 2017

Asian indexes closed lower on Thursday after the Dow closed above the 22,000 level and as the dollar staged a slight recovery. Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged down 0.25%, or 50.78 points, to close at 20,029.26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index declined 0.28% to finish at 27,531.01. The Dow Jones rose 0.24% to close at a … Continued

Market Review – August 4, 2017

Asian indexes closed lower on Thursday after the Dow closed above the 22,000 level and as the dollar staged a slight recovery. Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged down 0.25%, or 50.78 points, to close at 20,029.26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index declined 0.28% to finish at 27,531.01. The Dow Jones rose 0.24% to close at a … Continued