Dow hits new high despite plummeting HP and Microsoft shares

The PC is dying or so say some. Its haters might start singing “Ding dong the witch is dead.” Is that why the record is doing so well in the charts at the moment, do you think?

Those who see Microsoft as the embodiment of evil empires, might be...Read More

Markets celebrate as Japan’s QE outweighs Eurozone austerity

The Dow Jones finished yesterday with a new all-time high closing price with a reading of 14,673. During the day it hit an inter day high of 14,716.

To be frank, the rise was too small to give a specific reason. Once the Dow hits an all-time high, it...Read More

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Markets 8 April

The Nikkei 225 closed at 13,192.59 today, up 358 points on Friday's closing price and up 1189 points since April 2. The markets are still in euphoric mood over recent announcements concerning monetary loosening from Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe and central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

In Hong Kong,...Read More

Posted Apr 08, 2013

Markets 4 April

The Nikkei 225 closed at 12,634.54 today, up 2.2 per cent on the day before, and up 5 per cent from the closing price two days ago. The announcement that the Bank of Japan is to target 2 per cent inflation, and comments by Haruhiko Kuroda, governor at the Bank...Read More

Posted Apr 04, 2013

Markets 3 April

The Nikkei 225 closed at 12,362.20 today up 2.99 per cent. So called Abenomics continues to cheer markets.

The Hang Seng closed at 22,337.49 down 1.14 per cent and in China the CSI 300 closed at 2483.55, down 0.11 per cent.

In Germany the DAX finished the day at 7874.75,...Read More

Posted Apr 03, 2013

Markets look towards PMIs

The Nikkei 250 closed at 12003 this morning, down 1.8 per cent on the previous day’s trading. The index has risen 1608 so far this year, as markets invest hope in Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda, the new governor of Japan’s central bank.

In Hong Kong...Read More

Posted Apr 02, 2013

Markets still unsure after Cyprus:

The FTSE 100 closed last week at 6411.75, which was 310 points down on the century high of 6721 set on October 31 2007 and 519 points down on the all-time high of 6903, set on December 30 1999.

The FTSE 100 has lost 117 points since March 14, when...Read More

Posted Apr 02, 2013

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