from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Investors’ Sense of Snow

January 25, 2016

The new week brings with it a heavy calendar of events, mostly centered around earnings and the Federal Reserve's meeting, the latter of which is likely to be the bigger market catalyst even as the Fed is inclined to maintain the status quo for now.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

The Rundown

January 21, 2016

Could we, good heavens, be in for a boring day?

Futures have barely budged, oil is relatively steady, Europe is higher, and, well, Asia is lower so you can't have everything. But after Wednesday's big selloff that turned into a late-day rally that left the markets down just 1 percent, there's a sense of a bit more optimism. (That's been extended late in the futures session after comments from ECB head Mario Draghi, but he's disappointed plenty before.)

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Is this capitulation?

January 20, 2016

Futures are down 35 points, the 10-year note has dropped through 2 percent, oil is down another 3 percent, and markets overseas were crushed overnight to the tune of 3 percent losses, and it wasn't even on a China related drop-off, but more bad sentiment related to the overall market outlook.

from Breakingviews:

Arab winter has become markets’ chief worry

January 15, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: China weighs, but Nifty could rise

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 10, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Markets across the world had one of their worst opening weeks ever on rising concerns of a global economic slowdown led by China and geopolitical concerns in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test. In India, the Nifty index ended the week at 7,601, down 4.5 percent.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Starting the New Year on a positive note

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 3, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Markets inched up about 1 percent in a dull week with the Nifty closing at 7,963. The low participation was on account of holidays for major institutions and volumes remained low.

from Expert Zone:

Markets Yearahead – Spotlight to be on India in 2016

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 27, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Top Markets Stories of 2015

December 22, 2015

It’s been an interesting year, and the volatility we saw strikes some as a harbinger, with more divergence in monetary policy and the long-anticipated beginning of a Fed tightening cycle careening into the collapse of oil, setting up for an eventful 2016. For now, though, here’s a look at the top 10 stories in the markets over the past year:

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Stocks to consolidate with limited downside

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 20, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Markets staged a spirited recovery during the week with the Nifty ending at 7,762, up 2 percent and comfortably in the support band of 7,750-7,800.  Indexes were mainly influenced by the U.S Federal Reserve’s rate decision and the government’s mid-year economic review.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

What to expect when the Fed is expecting

December 15, 2015

Barring an alien landing (and even then, they would have to be very dovishly positioned aliens), the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates on Wednesday for the first time in more than nine years.