Market Research

SwitzerlandIndexThe Swiss Series

Swiss Stocks: record high for the SMI could just be the beginning

A newfound interest in defensive growth stocks has contributed, among other things, to a soaring Swiss Market Index (SMI). The SMI is a quality stocks trade, with potential for a softer swiss franc to juice the gains assuming a full-fledged economic recovery.

CFDIndex

How do index CFDs work? | Indices 101

Index CFDs provide a quick and convenient way to trade the overall stock market. They are a popular alternative to buying individual shares. How does indices trading work and is it right for you?

IndexS&P500

What is the S&P 500?

The Standard & Poor's 500 or S&P 500 is an index that track the stocks of the 500 largest companies in the United States.

BondsIndexChina

Chinese bonds find new acceptance in all 3 world bond indices

China is starting to compete for foreign capital inflows. With high quality bonds, other nation’s debt might lose their shine. Napoleon was right: China is awakening, and the world trembles.

StocksIndexChinaAsia

5 Hong Kong stocks to know as investors rush into the Hang Seng Index

Today the Hang Seng Index jumped to 30,135 points as traders and funds begin to rush into the index. Will the HSI surpass its previous January 2018 high of 33,223?

Asset AllocationIndexTrading

Is it time to drop the barbell investing strategy in 2021?

2020 was a year in which extremes like gold and small caps did well as a investment strategy. Is it time for the middle to do better?

Technical AnalysisIndexChina

These 5 China stock indices are breaking out above multi-year peaks

The charts of major Chinese equity benchmarks are pointing to a new multi-year bull market.

StocksPoliticsIndexEurope

UK’s FTSE 100 could be an unlikely winner from an American blue sweep

The largest components of the UK blue chip index lend themselves to the ‘reflation trade’ emerging from a possible Democratic sweep of the US government.

StocksIndex

Looking for EM opportunities? Indian stocks are hitting new records

Indian benchmark indices the Nifty 50 and the Sensex are rallying to record highs as investors look through the pandemic in search of growth, notably in emerging markets.

StocksTechnical AnalysisIndex

83% of stocks are above their 200-day moving average. That's extreme

This measure of stock market breadth has hit its highest in a decade. Is that bullish or bearish for stocks?

StocksIndex

The case for Dow 40k

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 30,000 for the first time this week. We outline 7 reasons the Dow could hit 40,000 and 5 risks that stand in its way.

ETFIndex

Buy British! Schroders talks up “once in a generation opportunity”

Asset manager Schroders is creating a ‘British opportunities trust’ fund to invest in undervalued UK stocks. Time to have a second look at buying British?

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