Tag: European Stock Market 2012

In Europe: Europe shares climb in technical rally that may be short-lived

1 October 2012

“The dips…do provide an opportunity to buy equities.” Cautious optimism still the mantra.

European shares rebounded from three-week lows on Monday in a technical rally, with price dips and the unsurprising results of a Spanish bank stress test luring investors into the market, but analysts said the bounce was unsustainable. Read more…

In Europe: European shares fall as valuation concerns weigh

18 September 2012

Bottom line: “the economy is weak in Europe and not very strong in the U.S.”

European shares were ebbing further away from 14-month highs around midday on Tuesday, as doubts about the wider economy heightened valuation worries. Read more…

In Europe: European shares fall, led by Swiss market after GDP

4 September 2012

Who will provide a solution as “I don’t think that they themselves necessarily know how to fix the crisis.”

European shares fell on Tuesday as investors turned cautious in the run-up to a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the Swiss market lagging after figures showed an unexpected contraction in the country’s economy. Read more…

In Europe: European shares fall further to fresh session lows

28 August 2012

Uncertainty creeping in yet again…surprised?

European shares fell to fresh session lows on Tuesday, as persistent worries over the global economic slowdown and euro zone debt crisis weighed on sentiment. Read more…

In Europe: Europe stocks rise as Evans fuels stimulus hopes

27 August 2012

Some “doubt these measures will have a significant impact on the real economy.”

European stocks inched higher on Monday, reversing early losses as comments from a top Federal Reserve official gave some support to those hoping for a fresh round of U.S. stimulus to prop up the economy. Read more…

In Europe: European shares hit again after U.S. data

24 August 2012

Hope you enjoyed the ride while it lasted! Uncertainty seems to be the order of the day.

European shares extended losses on Friday afternoon after mixed U.S. economic data further cooled speculation among some that the U.S. Federal Reserve would launch a new stimulus programme. Read more…

In Europe: Cyclicals push European shares to 13-month highs

17 August 2012

“Many indexes faced resistance on charts.” The calm before the storm?

Europe’s top share index hit a 13-month high on Friday and was on track to record its best weekly winning streak in seven years on expectations that euro zone policymakers might resolve their differences and work closely to tackle the debt crisis. Read more…

In Europe: European shares briefly turn positive after U.S. data

16 August 2012

Paper “thin” I’d say!  Not much action in global markets expected.

European shares edged into positive territory in thin, jittery trade on Thursday after U.S. data showed some tentative signs of economic improvement but was still sufficiently soft to leave the door open for fresh stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Read more…

In Europe: European shares up as China data lifts stimulus hopes

9 August 2012

“Expectations of more coordinated central bank stimulus” gives European markets a lift.

European shares rose early on Thursday after inflation data from China left the door open for more monetary policy easing from the world’s second biggest economy, underpinning expectations that global policymakers will act to boost growth. Read more…

In Europe: European shares retreat as euro zone doubts creep back

8 August 2012

As we edge closer to the end of 2012, which mantra seems more accurate; ‘extreme caution’ or ‘cautious optimisim?’

European shares inched lower on Wednesday, falling back from more than four-month highs hit in the previous session, with some investors doubtful euro zone policymakers were really any nearer to resolving the region’s debt crisis. Read more…

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