Markets Spectator

ECB plans asset purchase program

by AAP
Central bank will start buying asset-backed securities in November to help free up credit.

Wall St mixed amid earnings, data

US markets diverge as investors digest key corporate results and a stronger-than-expected reading on the US economy.

Greek stocks fall on bank stress test worries

by AFP
Banking index plunges 7.3 per cent, broader market loses 3.6 per cent as capitalisation fears weigh.

Gold falls on Fed hawkishness

Spot gold slips in European trade as FOMC confirms end to asset purchases.

Asian stocks end mixed after Fed comments

by AFP
Tokyo, Shanghai close higher; Hong Kong and Seoul lose ground.

European stocks end stronger

by AFP
London FTSE gains 0.15 per cent; French CAC, German DAX also firm.

HK stocks end 0.49% lower

by AFP
Hang Seng slips from previous two days' gains.

Aust dollar lower in late trade

Unit slightly weaker on the back of FMOC comments.

Aust bond prices edge lower after FOMC minutes

by AAP
Upbeat comments on US labour market weigh on safe-haven assets.

Tokyo stocks end 0.67% stronger

by AFP
Nikkei climbs after US Fed decides on end to its bond-buying program.

Aust stocks close 0.5% stronger

Local market buoyed by booming financial sector, benign Wall St reaction to US Federal Reserve.

Aust stocks stronger at noon

Local market builds on early gains despite Wall St falls and declining local terms of trade.

Is the G20 on track?

The former advisor to Obama Whitehouse says the rhetoric is strong but the realities are much more challenging ahead of G20 meeting in Brisbane.

Aust stocks open higher

Local market rallies in early trade, shrugging off weak Wall Street leads after Fed meeting.

A bullish Fed changes everything

The Fed has finally acknowledged that the US economy is out of danger. Its latest statement is a game changer.

Scoreboard: Quitting QE

Wall Street wobbled after the Fed decision was announced, while European markets edged higher. The US dollar rose strongly against other major currencies.

Last bet in a bold monetary gamble

Quantitative easing may be over, but monetary policy in the US remains exceptionally loose. A rate hike ahead of market expectations is not unlikely.

Traders getting key stock info early

Reports some traders may be seeing US regulatory filings before they are published to market.

Aust stocks set to open flat

by AAP
Local market tipped for steady start despite weakness on Wall Street overnight.

Wall Street ends lower on Fed

Investors move away from stocks after US central bank offers more hawkish talk.