Daily Market Analyses

24 August Daily Market Review

24 August Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview New investor optimism lost some of its shine yesterday as the stock markets retreated amid concerns over the global economic recovery and lackluster Fed comments. Data released from the Eurozone on Thursday disclosed that its P..more

22 August Daily Market Review

22 August Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Tuesday produced quite a volatile session with the stock markets surging initially only to pare all their gains, plus more, so that they eventually recorded losses. This movement was typified by the Dow Jones Index climbing by ..more

August 8 Daily Market Review

August 8 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Recent statements from global central banks, which have increased expectations for additional quantitative easing, have propelled stocks higher lately epitomized by the S&P500 climbing for five consecutive weeks and breaking ab..more

Daily Market Review August 9, 2012

Daily Market Review August 9, 2012

Global Market Commentary Markets were fairly quiet yesterday with US interest rates grinding higher by 1-3bps across the treasury curve while Canadian and moreover German interest rates were lower. The German benchmark 2-year closed today’s session yielding -5bps. Crude sold off lightly and C..more

8 August Daily Market Review

8 August Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview After enjoying a storming finish to last week, the stock markets were able to build on their gains yesterday after inspectors from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Eurozone reported that Greece was successfully instiga..more

August 6 Weekly Market Review

August 6 Weekly Market Review

Financial Market Overview After a very frustrating week during which investors had their hopes severely dashed by both the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB), the release of a very encouraging US non-farm payroll figure last Friday finally parted the clouds and let i..more

August 1 Daily Market Review

August 1 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The markets got slammed yesterday after the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, failed to back up his recent pledge ‘to do whatever it takes to save the Euro’. Following this assertive comment, which Draghi ma..more

July 31 Daily Market Review

July 31 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The stock markets hit a 3 week high on Monday before retracting by paring gains later in the day. A united front was presented by the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, a..more

July 30 Weekly Market Review

July 30 Weekly Market Review

Weekly Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Speculation about additional quantitative easing caused the stock markets to rally for the third consecutive day on Friday epitomized by the Dow Jones Index surging above its psychologically important 13,000 level and the S&P5..more

July 25 Daily Market Review

July 25 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Clouds darkening over Europe and a spate of disappointing corporate profits caused the markets to plunge yet again on Tuesday epitomized by the Dow Jones Index recording its third 100+ point drop in three consecutive days. Inve..more

July 24 Daily Market Review

July 24 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Fears that Spain could soon become the fourth Eurozone member to officially apply for a full financial bailout scared investors on Monday to the point that they propelled the markets sharply downwards as typified by the Dow Jon..more

July 20 Daily Market Review

July 20 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Encouraging profits and forecasts posted yesterday by technological corporate giants outweighed the publications of disappointing US economic indicators which helped to propel stocks higher as demonstrated by the S&P500 hitting..more

July 19 Daily Market Review

July 19 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Solid corporate earnings and stimulus optimism helped propel the stock markets higher yesterday with the Dow Jones Index rising by over 100 points, the S&P500 hitting levels not seen since early May and the NASDAQ climbing by 1..more

July 18 Daily Market Review

July 18 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview During a volatile trading session on Tuesday, global stocks pared earlier losses by securing modest gains epitomized by the Dow Jones Index gaining almost 80 pips and the NASDAQ rising by 0.45%. Investors struggled to adopt a c..more

July 17 Daily Market Review

July 17 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The markets recorded moderate losses yesterday following the release of a disappointing US Retail Sales figure for June which disclosed a third consecutive monthly decline. This result not only missed analysts’ expectations o..more

July 16 Weekly Market Review

July 16 Weekly Market Review

Weekly Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview After a difficult week, the stock markets finally received some good cheer last Friday after JPMorgan posted better-than-expected earnings and China alleviated concerns about its economic growth. Despite registering credit los..more

July 13 Daily Market Review

July 13 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The US Labor Department reported on Thursday that the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits fell during the previous week by 26,000 to a four-year low of 350,000. However, this encouraging news did little to allevi..more

July 12 Daily Market Review

July 12 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The stock markets traded a tight range yesterday until the release of the minutes from the June meeting of the US Federal Reserve. Disappointed investors then forced the markets to slump for the fifth consecutive day as epitomi..more

July 11 Daily Market Review

July 11 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The stock markets plunged yesterday as the worst fears of investors turned into reality. At closure, the S&P500 had fallen by 0.81%, the NASDAQ had slumped by 1% while the Dow Jones Index recorded a drop of 0.65%. The damage wa..more

July 9 Weekly Market Review

July 9 Weekly Market Review

Weekly market analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The Stocks Markets endured a dismal time on Friday following the release of a disappointing US labor report. The US Labor Department advised that only 80,000 new jobs had been created by American employers compared to the fore..more

July 6 Daily Market Review

July 6 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview A number of global central banks introduced stimulus measures yesterday causing the stock markets to initially sell-off before rallying later in the session. In a surprising move, the Chinese Central Bank sliced its benchmark i..more

July 5 Daily Market Review

July 5 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview With the US stock markets closed for Independence Day, global shares fell during Wednesday following the release of disappointing economic indicators from Europe and China. A Chinese index revealed that a decline in new orders ..more

July 4 Daily Market Review

July 4 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Following a spate of disappointing global economic indicators issued on Monday, the Markets were pleasantly surprised when the US Commence Department advised yesterday that new orders for manufacturing goods increased by 0.7% i..more

July 3 Daily Market Review

July 3 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The release of disappointing US economic indicators on Monday caused the stock markets to just about breakeven. The impact of this data, which demonstrated that the output of US manufacturing sector had contracted during June f..more

July 1 Weekly Market Review

July 1 Weekly Market Review

Weekly market analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview On the last trading day of a disappointing quarter, the Stock Markets rallied strongly last Friday after leaders at last week’s European Union (EU) summit agreed to provide financial aid to its region’s struggling banking ..more

June 29 Daily Market Review

June 29 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Following the news that the US Supreme court had voted in favor of President Barack Obama’s healthcare amendments yesterday, the already stressed Stocks Markets crashed even further as epitomized by the Dow Jones Index droppi..more

June 27 Daily Market Review

June 27 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Another surge in Spanish borrowing costs coupled with a release of disappointing US consumer data caused the markets to trend water on Tuesday as investors maintained their cautious approach ahead of the this week’s crucial..more

June 25 Weekly Highlights for Binary Options

June 25 Weekly Highlights for Binary Options

Weekly market analysis by OptionFair European stocks declined for a third day as George Soros warned that failure by leaders to produce drastic measures at a summit this week could spell the demise of the euro currency. U.S. stocks fell, ending a two-week winning streak by the Standard & Poor..more

June 25 Weekly Market Review

June 25 Weekly Market Review

Weekly market analysis by OptionFair Financial Market Overview The shares of major global banks appreciated in value last Friday despite the ratings agency, Moody, downgrading fifteen of the world’s premier banks late last Thursday. This action was taken to equate the risk status of thes..more

June 22 Daily Market Review

June 22 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The release of disappointing economic indicators from Europe, USA and China on Thursday revealed that manufacturing output was declining in all these main trading zones. In response, the stock markets plunged and oil dropped ..more

June 21 Daily Market Review

June 21 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview On Wednesday, the markets became increasingly more confident that the world’s central banks will need to intervene shortly in order to instigate new stimulus measures to combat the ravages caused by European debt contagion. F..more

June 20 Daily Market Review

June 20 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Equities surged yesterday on hopes that the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which concludes today, will deliver fresh stimulus measures in order to bolster the struggling US economic recovery. Investors activ..more

June 19 Daily Market Review

June 19 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Despite the Greek elections producing a pro-bailout victory, equities slumped yesterday amid markets fears that the constantly rising borrowing costs of Spain and Italy could provide more stimuli for debt contagion. Stock futur..more

June 18 Weekly Highlights for Binary Options

June 18 Weekly Highlights for Binary Options

Weekly market analysis by OptionFair Asian stocks jumped, driving the regional benchmark index toward to a one-month high; Shares paired gains after India’s central bank left interest rates unchanged. European stocks erased their advance and U.S. stock-index futures dropped as the yield on ..more

June 18 Weekly Market Analysis

June 18 Weekly Market Analysis

Financial Market Overview Investors’ optimism surged last Friday following the announcement that global central banks would respond to any market turmoil produced by the Greek election using a coordinated plan. As a consequence, equities soared during the session by even ignoring a new bout..more

June 15 Daily Market Review

June 15 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Optimism increased yesterday that the Greek elections scheduled for this coming weekend will deliver a conclusive victory for the conservative New Democracy party, which is a solid advocate of the current bailout plan. In additio..more

June 14 Daily Market Review

June 14 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Despite a background of intense global anxiety, equities moved little during most of yesterday until a significant plunge occurred late in the session amid Greek election fear. Earlier on Wednesday, US economic releases showed ..more

June 13 Daily Market Review

June 13 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Equities managed to rally yesterday as investors took the opportunity to purchase bargains in both industrial and energy sectors. Another positive development that helped alleviate market nerves occurred when the yields of Spa..more

June 12 Daily Market Review

June 12 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Hope turned to despair yesterday as investors’ initial enthusiasm for a European bailout plan to rescue Spain’s submerging banking sector slumped dramatically. After examining the details of the new rescue package, the mark..more

June 11 Weekly Market Review

June 11 Weekly Market Review

Weekly market analysis by OptionRally. Financial Market Overview A very poor US labor report was published last Friday disclosing that only an anemic 69,000 jobs had been generated during May which fell well short of the anticipated 150,000. The combined new jobs numbers for March and Apri..more

June 8 Daily Market Review

June 8 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Yesterday, the US Labor Department presented some good news when it advised that the initial claims for state unemployment benefits had fallen during the previous week by 12,000 to 377,000 hitting analysts’ expectations. This res..more

June 7 Daily Market Review

June 7 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Global equities soared yesterday with the Dow Jones Index gaining over 200 point during the session. This rally was caused as a direct result of European bureaucrats striving urgently to produce new policies to help Spain’s troub..more

June 6 Daily Market Review

June 6 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The publication of a better-than-expected US economic indicator yesterday managed, at least, to temporarily neutralize the ever-increasing anguish arising from the European debt crisis resulting in the markets merely fluctuatin..more

June 5 Daily Market Review

June 5 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Yesterday, equities continued to drop, albeit slightly, as the markets come to grip with the fresh batch of disappointing indicators released last week pointing to an increasing global economic slowdown. Investors were also anx..more

May 31 Daily Market Review

May 31 Daily Market Review

Financial Market Overview Following a rare rally on Tuesday, equities crumpled by 1% yesterday as a fresh wave of European problems made anxious investors seek the sanctuary of safe-haven assets. Analysts summarized Wednesday’s trading action by stating that the Markets were being held host..more

May 25 Daily Market Review

May 25 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Stock movement eventually crept higher late yesterday after prices had fluctuated earlier between gains and losses with investors loathed to undertake risk after the release of weak US economic indicators and the ongoing concer..more

May 24 Daily Market Review

May 24 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview European affairs once again dominated the markets yesterday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting by over 190 points at one point on Wednesday before rallying later in the session. The primary worry behind this decli..more

May 23 Daily Market Review

May 23 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview For the second consecutive day, global equities managed to rise during the early part of yesterday’s session before tumbling back into negative territory late in the afternoon. Initially, investors were buoyant on prospects t..more

May 21 Weekly Market Analysis

May 21 Weekly Market Analysis

Weekly Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview After a torrid week, the global markets suffered another bad day last Friday which resulted in their gains for this entire year being totally obliterated. This development resulted from anxious traders seeking safer-havens for..more

May 17 Daily Market Review

May 17 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview In a dramatic move made yesterday, the European Central Bank stopped its operation to supply liquidity to an undisclosed number of Greek banks. Internal reports stated that the reserves of at least four major Greek banks were s..more

May 16 Daily Market Review

May 16 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Despite the release of promising economic indicators from both Germany and the USA, Tuesday was once again dominated by further ominous developments in the Greek tragedy. After failing to form a coalition government, announceme..more

May 15 Daily Market Review

May 15 Daily Market Review

Financial Market Overview Yesterday, the Euro dropped to a four-month low as global stocks continued to tumble resulting from fresh Greek and Chinese concerns. Specifically, the ramifications of a Greek exit from the Eurozone are beginning to stress investors as such an event could cause a dr..more

May 14 Weekly Market Analysis

May 14 Weekly Market Analysis

Financial Market Overview The most inexpensive energy costs in almost six months caused the US producer prices to fall during April which caught most analysts by surprise last Friday. In addition, the Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index achieved a four year high by rising from 76.4 last..more

May 11 Daily Market Review

May 11 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview An economic data release yesterday showing that US unemployment claims had declined during last week helped to partially offset the recent anxiety caused by the very poor labor report issued last week. The Dows Jones Index resp..more

May 9 Daily Market Review

May 9 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The financial markets experienced serious losses yesterday by dropping to their lowest values since early March as investors became increasingly more worried about whether European debt contagion can be promptly resolved in a t..more

May 8 Daily Market Review

May 8 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview French and Greek election results disclosed late Sunday stunned investors after voters in both countries clearly rejected the Eurozone’s present austerity policies. This development had the effect of increasing the nervousnes..more

May 7 Weekly Market Review

May 7 Weekly Market Review

Financial Market Overview The keenly anticipated US non-farm payrolls posted last Friday produced a result that gravely disappointed the Markets. The Labor Department stated that US companies had hired only 115,000 new employees during April which was much lower than the forecasted 170,000...more

May 4 Daily Market Review

May 4 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview Concerns that the recovery in the US labor market may be stalling were partially eased yesterday after a report showed that the number of new claims for jobless benefit fell by the largest weekly amount in nearly one year. In d..more

May 3 Daily Market Review

May 3 Daily Market Review

Financial Market Overview A day after the Dow Jones index hit a four year high, U.S. stocks suffered a modest loss yesterday as the ADP unemployment report showed that the private sector hired fewer new workers in April than it had done in the previous seven months. The figures released indic..more

May 2 Daily Market Review

May 2 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Financial Market Overview The Dow Jones Index achieved its highest value since December 2007 as U.S. stocks rose dramatically yesterday. This development was a direct result of data released Tuesday morning showing that the U.S. manufacturing sector gre..more

May 1 Daily Market Review

May 1 Daily Market Review

Daily Market Analysis by OptionRally Global shares were on track to record their first monthly loss in 2012 as they inched lower during yesterday’s trading following further signs of a slowdown in the U.S. economy and that Spain had officially entered a recession. As a result, the EURUSD fe..more

April 30 Weekly Market Review

April 30 Weekly Market Review

EUR/USD The pair recovered on Friday's session from a fresh 3-day low of 1.3156 sparked earlier by Spanish credit downgrade, to peak its highest prices in more than three weeks at 1.3269, as disappointing American growth data overshadowed ongoing concerns over Eurozone's debt troubles and trigg..more

April 27 Daily Market Analysis

April 27 Daily Market Analysis

EUR/USD The pair extended gains on Thursday's session and managed to print fresh weekly highs above 1.3260, buoyed mainly by a progressively weaker US currency which lost momentum after a modest boost by Fed's outcomes that dashed hopes over a near QE resumption. Technically, holding below 1.33..more

April 26 Daily Market Analysis

April 26 Daily Market Analysis

EUR/USD The pair rose on morning trades to peak a fresh 3-week high at 1.3235 as the greenback was mostly pressured during the session ahead of the awaited FOMC meeting while Euro found some support from cross buying against the pound. However, the price retreated following a natural tone fro..more

April 24 Daily Market Analysis

April 24 Daily Market Analysis

EUR/USD The pair traded lower Monday, striking its lowest level in three sessions as lingering concern over global growth along with political uncertainty related to France's presidential elections sparked a wider market selloff for risk-correlated currencies while investors rushed toward the..more

April 19 Daily Market Analysis

April 19 Daily Market Analysis

EUR/USD The pair traded lower on Wednesday, as mounting fears over Eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis weakened sentiments toward the common currency while pushed the U.S. currency modestly higher. Concerns over Spain’s troubles rose after Bank of Spain data showed that the amount of bad loans at ..more

April 18 Daily Market Analysis

April 18 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair extended gains on Tuesday's morning trades to print a fresh weekly high at 1.3171 on a modest optimism surrounding Eurozone's debt troubles after Spanish bond auctions came better than expected along with German ZEW confidence survey. H..more

April 17 Daily Market Analysis

April 17 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair erased losses on Monday, coming off its lowest levels in nearly two month that hit earlier at 1.2993, as the release of U.S. retail sales painted a bit better risk-on market and helped shared currency to regain the positive territory for ..more

April 13 Daily Market Analysis

April 13 Daily Market Analysis

EUR/USD The pair spiked higher on Thursday to print a fresh 1-week high at 1.3211 as the common currency gathered some momentum from higher than expected French CPI and Eurozone's industrial production while the greenback weakened on negative unemployment data. Technically, The price finally ma..more

April 11 Daily Market Analysis

April 11 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair after rallied to fresh weekly highs earlier on Tuesday's session failed to sustain gains above 1.3100 barrier and retreated sharply on renewed worries over Eurozone's debt crisis with Spanish poor auctions still the main focus and propell..more

April 10 Daily Market Analysis

April 10 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair traded modestly higher Monday amid thin volumes as markets in Europe still closed due to the Easter holiday as well as there was no major economic data which kept inventors focused on Friday’s disappointing U.S. employment report. The o..more

April 6 Daily Market Analysis

April 6 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair extended lower for the 4th day in a row as renewed concerns over Eurozone's fiscal situations flare up on higher Spanish borrowing costs and downbeat German data which further weakened the shared currency sentiments while the US dollar st..more

April 5 Daily Market Analysis

April 5 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair expended the losses cycle that began after Tuesday's FOMC minutes to hit its lowest prices since mid-March on renewed euro zone concerns after Spanish bond yields jumped on Wednesday's bill auction. The dollar strength gathered more mom..more

April 4 Daily Market Analysis

April 4 Daily Market Analysis

Daily market analysis by OptionRally EUR/USD The pair sold off sharply on Tuesday's late trades to print fresh weekly lows at 1.3212 after FOMC March policy-setting meeting didn’t show any serious discussions around QE3, which in turn boosted the US dollar sentiments across the board. Earl..more

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Investors Still Waiting for Monetary Stimulus?

Investors Still Waiting for Monetary Stimulus?

The euro pulled back from a one-month high aga..more

Investors on the Sidelines Awaiting ECB Action?

Investors on the Sidelines Awaiting ECB Action?

Market sentiment still awaits any action from ..more