Stock index futures got off to a shaky start on Monday in the aftermath of last week’s announcement of a downgrade in Spain’s credit rating. On Friday, Fitch Ratings indicating that it had downgraded the credit rating of Spain’s Instituto de Credito Oficial from AAA to AA+. While not a dramatic cut in its own… Read more.
In a potentially significant development for investors in currency futures, China has indicated that it plans to hold on to its bond holdings from the euro zone. The euro has had a difficult couple of weeks brought on by the region’s sovereign debt crisis and concern about whether the continent’s leaders will be able to… Read more.
Currency futures may remain a shaky proposition in the coming months amid renewed doubts about the euro‘s long-term prospects. Markets had been showing signs of recovering from previous worries about the euro that carried the Dow Jones Industrial Average to below 10,000 earlier in the week. Earlier in the month, European officials also unveiled a… Read more.
For decades, 30-year Treasury bond futures have been an attractive option to investors drawn by the creditworthiness and stability of the U.S. government. However, there is growing speculation among financial experts as to whether this will always be the case, especially now that free-spending European nations are starting to see their own longstanding debts come… Read more.
People who are looking for commodity trading advice may want to consider taking a look at projected economic growth figures for various parts of the world, since this can help offer a preview of future demand for various materials. This is because as economic activity picks up, factories and other commercial enterprises will be spending… Read more.
Chinese currency futures have not been immune from growing worldwide concern about the euro zone and its financial prospects. The euro itself has been hit hard amid concern that one or more member states could end up defaulting on their substantial debts, potentially leading to a new round of financial losses for some major banks… Read more.
Commodities investors may have reason to suspect that the economic recovery will be far more difficult than hoped, especially when it comes to areas like consumer spending. One such indicator came from the Conference Board Leading Economic Index, which posted a 0.1 percent decline in April after rising 1.3 percent in March and 0.4 percent… Read more.
Oil futures appear to be losing momentum for investors this week in light of renewed concern about the economic recovery, both in the U.S. and overseas. Stock markets around the world were already jittery in light of the ongoing debt situation in the European Union, where some member states are considered candidates for a sovereign… Read more.