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Global Markets Overview – October 28, 2014

By IG Markets

US earnings season continues to deliver as expected - estimates have been low. However, 79.8% of those companies that have reported have beaten earnings per share estimates, and 60.5% have beaten revenue estimates. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 28, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, pending home sales rose by 0.3% in September after falling by 1% in August. US building permits were revised higher to a lift of 2.8% in September (previously 1. The Markit "flash" service sector PMI slipped from 58.9 to 57.3 in October - the lowestresult since April. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, RIO TINTO

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – October 27, 2014

By IG Markets

Global markets are focusing on Europe this morning as results from the ECB's stress tests were finally released. The results were relatively in line with expectations despite announcing an overall gross capital shortfall of €24.6 billion. This equates to around 0. (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, PORTUGAL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

The national flag of China flutters behind a fence of the headquarters of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing, in this July 12, 2013
Global Markets Overview – October 24, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities bounced back strongly in a move triggered by a round of PMI prints from China and the eurozone. This eased some of the global growth concerns that had escalated recently and the gains managed to extend through US trade as earnings continued to impress. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, CATERPILLAR

Dale Newman (R) and Paul Martella are dressed as zombies as they take part in a zombie crawl during Halloween in Santa Monica, California October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Global Markets Overview – October 23, 2014

By IG Markets

The US markets snapped out of a four day losing streak overnight. The futures market Asia will likely follow suit, while the ASX should snap out of a seven day rally. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (L) and European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speak before a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington October 11, 2014.
Global Markets Overview – October 22, 2013

By IG Markets

'Volatility is a natural part of markets, whereas highly accommodative monetary policy is not.' This was my statement on Monday about the effect of monetary policies on markets - it acts as a volatility depressor. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, IMF, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store
Global Markets Overview – October 21, 2013

By IG Markets

Corporate earnings optimism is certainly driving US market as we expected - Apple released its results and the initial reaction to its thumping results added 1.1% in after-hours trade. It was up 2.1% in the cash market. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLD, DOW JONES, IBM, TWITTER

European Central Bank
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 21, 2013

By Comsec

European shares fell on Monday, trimming gains made in the previous session. German software maker SAP fell 5.8% after cutting its full-year profit outlook. The news hit the tech sector with the STOXX 600 Technology sector falling 2. German sportswear firm Adidas rose 3. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, IBM, EXISTING HOME SALES

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – October 20, 2014

By IG Markets

European markets saw the largest intraday swings in over two years on Friday. The US experienced the largest weekly decline and recovery since 2011 last week. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Global Markets Overview – October 17, 2014

By IG Markets

The Fed can't stay out of the market at the moment. St Louis President Jamie Bullard has done a complete about-face by calling for the Fed to hold off on unwinding the asset purchase program at the end of the month. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK