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Find out what is moving stock market indices such as the FTSE 100, Dow 30, S&P 500, DAX 30, and Nasdaq 100 by our experienced traders and market strategists. We cover all major indices, but also write about smaller and volatile indices such as the South African stock market index.

To better understand stock market indices, we help you to stay on top of global and domestic economic issues, central bank, and government policies. We also provide actionable information such as relevant technical analysis to understand better what where traders are placing their entry, stop loss, and take profit orders.

Bulls are Back as DAX Breaks Above 100 Day MA

Bulls are Back as DAX Breaks Above 100 Day MA

DAX index trading 0.79% higher at 12,120 as investors concerns around no-deal Brexit ease. US and China trade negotiators have agreed to restart talks in early October. Germany Factory Orders n.s.a. (year over year) came in at -5.6% below expectations of -1.1% in July as the downward spiral of German [...]
Nikkei 225 Stalls at 200 Day MA

Nikkei 225 Stalls at 200 Day MA

Asian markets trading higher helped by improved sentiment after US and China will return to trade talks. The Hang Seng trading 0.42 per cent lower at 26,412, the Singapore Straits Times index finished 0.48 per cent higher at 3,145, and the Shanghai composite ended 0,96 per cent higher at 2,985. [...]
Nasdaq Gain as Geo-Political Worries Ease

Nasdaq Gain as Geo-Political Worries Ease

Nasdaq started higher today adding 0.85% at 7,948 as geopolitical tensions ease. Macro data from China boosted investors sentiment as Caixin Services PMI rose from previous 51.6 to 52.1 in August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 0.81% higher at 26,330, while the S&P 500 trading 0.89% higher at 2,931.96. [...]
FTSE 100 at One Month High

FTSE 100 at One Month High

FTSE 100 is adding 0.71% at 7,319 to one-month highs as Brexit developments eased and despite UK Services PMI came in at 50.6 in August below expectations of 51.0. FTSE 100 getting a boost from Prudential +6.26%, Standard Chartered +3.75%, Burberry plc +3.48% and Smith +3.28%. On the other hand [...]
Hang Seng Outperforms, Nikkei 225 Higher

Hang Seng Outperforms, Nikkei 225 Higher

Asian markets trading higher helped by better China Services PMI and the rapid developments around Brexit. The Hang Seng trading 3.59 per cent higher at 26,444, the Singapore Straits Times index finished 1.13 per cent higher at 3,130 and the Shanghai composite ended 0,93 per cent higher at 2,928. Aussie [...]
Dow Jones Lower after PMI Hits Three Year Lows

Dow Jones Lower after PMI Hits Three Year Lows

Wall Street indices started sharply lower today with the Dow Jones giving up 0.83% at 26,185.49. The Nasdaq currently is trading 0.44% lower at 7,926, while the S&P 500 trading 0.69% lower at 2,906.95 as trade war tensions escalate. United States ISM Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.1 at three [...]
DAX Retreats as Risk Off Mood Returns

DAX Retreats as Risk Off Mood Returns

DAX index trading 0.49% lower at 11,895 as investors concerns turn to Brexit developments. EU Producer Price Index (month over month) came in at 0.2% meeting forecasts for July, the yearly reading for Producer Price Index came in at 0.2% in July. DAX index getting a hand by Beiersdorf +0.65%, [...]
Asian Indices Mixed, Nikkei 225 Slightly Higher

Asian Indices Mixed, Nikkei 225 Slightly Higher

Asian markets struggled for direction for one more day as traders await the restart of US – China trade negotiations. The Hang Seng trading 0.27 per cent lower at 25,552, the Singapore Straits Times index finished 0.18 per cent higher at 3,088 and the Shanghai composite ended 0,16 per cent [...]
FTSE 100 Rebound Continues

FTSE 100 Rebound Continues

FTSE 100 is adding 1.03% at 7,281 today helped by a weak pound which trading below the 1.21 mark and despite United Kingdom Markit Manufacturing PMI came in at 47.4, below forecasts of 48.4 in August. Investors focus is on latest developments in China - US trade war and the [...]