Should I pay forex trading brokers in philippines snow my student loan before applying for a mortgage? Money Morals: What should I charge a friend to rent my spare room? Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG, said: ‘Bullish sentiment has been flushed out, with both European and US markets turning lower after the US open.
A slide in the FTSE 100 was always likely given the impact of a host of big names going ex-dividend, yet the bigger worry has come at the end of the session rather than the beginning. Continued fears over the pathway of trade negotiations with China are sure to be playing into investor fears, and it is certainly a worry that we are seeing such unconvincing trade in the US despite a largely encouraging earnings season. Trump will be boosted by the new of a massive narrowing of the US trade deficit, with the President likely to go reinvigorated into negotiations with the likes of China. With US exports now standing at the highest level since records began, there is no doubt that the US economic picture is improving and that is being reflected in a stronger dollar.
David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets, said: ‘European equity markets are lower today as weakened global sentiment encouraged profit-taking. Some major European indices hit their highest levels since February yesterday, and investors are now locking in some profits. Traders took their cues from Asia overnight and decided to exit the equity markets, partially driven by higher yields on government bonds. US stock markets are in the red today as traders are feeling a little less bullish after the Federal Reserve meeting last night. The US central bank failed to deliver the upbeat outlook the market was expecting, and stocks are lower as a result.