Some relief for US investors today with the Dow powering back across the 25,000 threshold
The main earnings news this morning is Lloyds with a chunky +24% profits hike
A rash of big FTSE 100 names – HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Group and BHP Billiton – all saw big chunks taken out of their share price mid-afternoon
Rarer than gold, platinum and palladium are racing each other for price dominance
A highly mixed Asian trading session on Tuesday
Mid-afternoon there was a number of chunky FTSE 100 share price falls
The part-finish of the Asian holiday break released some strong performances earlier
The shares resurgence was more or less intact today.
The positive buying sentiment extended into Friday for the Nikkei, up +1.19%.
There was a strong open for US stocks this morning with the Dow Jones pushing +0.70% higher
Following a stronger US lead last night – the Nasdaq finished almost +1.9% up while the S&P 500 lifted +1.34% higher – Asian stocks saw more buoyancy
The news markets had wanted finally landed earlier: US headline inflation rate came in at +2.1% for January
It was a more localised investment picture from Asia overnight
There was a glum tone to US trading earlier
The cost of living is slipping – but not as fast as many would like.