Currency futures are likely to be influenced by recent downward pressure on the euro, which has continued to struggle at four-year lows in recent days. The euro got off to a difficult start this week as the market reacted negatively to news that Spain had experienced a credit downgrade, following on the heels of previous… Read more.
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.
Investors looking for a traditional safe harbor in light of ongoing jitters in the stock market may want to take a closer look at gold futures. Gold has enjoyed a price run-up over much of the last decade, but investors are still attracted to the precious metal because it is seen as a traditional safe… 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.