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Market Analysis

  • Coup d’état for Turkey, Coup de vent for investors

    The direction of market confidence isn’t easy of late given the recent set of events and mixed market data emerging around the globe. One would have put the EU on a steady course to recovery a few months back, yet Brexit headwinds, market...

  • RS2 share price slides to a 4-month low

    RS2 share price slides to a 4-month low

    Negative sentiment on the local equity market persisted as the Malta Stock Exchange Share Index retreated by a further 0.37 per cent to its lowest level in over four weeks of 4,465.562 points – the sixth consecutive decline in as many trading...

  • BOV and HSBC down as MSE enters fifth consecutive negative session

    BOV and HSBC down as MSE enters fifth consecutive negative session

    The MSE Share Index finished lower for the fifth consecutive trading session today as it retreated by a further 0.34 per cent to a fresh three-week low of 4,482.186 points. Activity was spread across thirteen equities, five of which closed in...

  • MSE Share Index slips below the 4,500 mark

    MSE Share Index slips below the 4,500 mark

    The MSE Share Index finished lower for the fourth consecutive trading session today as it retreated by a further 0.50 per cent to 4,497.349 points – the lowest level this month. Trading activity improved as €0.3 million worth of shares changed...

  • MSE Share Index posts 3-day negative streak

    MSE Share Index posts 3-day negative streak

    The MSE Share Index finished lower for the third consecutive trading session today as it retreated by 0.19 per cent to 4,520.114 points. Trading activity was restricted to just six shares with four of them registering declines. On the other hand,...

  • Investors turn to risk on mode

    We ended last week on a positive note after the US posted jobs data which was far better than expected. However there are investors who cash in on their profits at the end of the week, not knowing what the weekend could bring. To most investors’...

  • FIMBank share price reaches new 7-year high

    FIMBank share price reaches new 7-year high

    The MSE Share Index extended yesterday’s decline by a further 0.08 per cent to 4,528.825 points as the declines in the share prices of BOV and MaltaPost outweighed the gains registered in FIMBank and Loqus Holdings. The highlight of the day was...

  • Trade wars

    Theresa May is set to take over as UK Prime Minister today and the pound continues to regain lost ground against a number of peers on optimism of re found political stability ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union. Uncertainty remains in...

  • Credit continues to grind tighter

    From what can be evidenced in bond markets over recent weeks, the search for yield phase in the Eurozone remains ever present, despite the glitches witnessed post Brexit referendum as the fresh wave of ECB bond purchases is set to keep yields...

  • High trading activity in RS2 shares

    High trading activity in RS2 shares

    The MSE Share Index started the week on a positive note as it edged marginally higher to 4,568.844 points on strong volumes. Indeed, the total value of equities traded today reached €1.41 million – the highest level of daily trading activity in...

  • A choppy week for equity markets

    Last week was another volatile week for equity markets. We started off with the Fed minutes showing the Fed would put its breaks of rate hikes this year and we ended it with a huge surprise in the US jobs number which made investors re-think the...

  • HSBC share price touches twelve-year low

    HSBC share price touches twelve-year low

    The MSE Share Index extended yesterday’s decline by a further 0.22 per cent to 4,568.285 points as losses across five equities outweighed the gains registered by Medserv and FIMBank. Week-on-week, the local equity index retreated by 0.23 per cent...

  • The Fed minutes and the unclear rate hike path

    The Fed minutes and the unclear rate hike path

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released its minutes for the meeting held in mid-June. The minutes highlighted that committee participants were surprised by the slowdown in job growth and the potential threat of Britain leaving the...

  • Market reaction to the Brexit vote

    Market reaction to the Brexit vote

    UK FTSE 100 The UK equity index lost 3.1 percent on the day immediately following the vote. On Monday, which represented a bottom in most equity markets, the index fell a further 2.6 percent. Up to Tuesday this week the index is 3.3 percent higher...

  • Mission impossible? - Fixing the unprecedented

    Mission impossible? - Fixing the unprecedented

    An unexpected Brexit outcome hits, though many of the repercussions being seen were clearly foreseen. The choice of the British people to leave the EU has triggered political commotion in the UK and influenced European far right parties to demand...

  • MSE Share Index finishes slightly lower

    MSE Share Index finishes slightly lower

    The MSE Share Index extended yesterday’s decline by a further 0.06 per cent to 4,573.332 points as the decline in the share price of RS2 outweighed the marginal gains of BOV and MPC. Activity was limited to merely six equities whilst total trading...

  • Brexit keeps credit markets boggled

    Brexit keeps credit markets boggled

    Saying credit markets were tumultuous over the first five months of the year would be an understatement. 2016 began with a crude awakening of six to seven weeks of pure selloff and widening, with the next three months or so of market recovery and...

  • Beyond Brexit

    Let’s face it; no one is sure what will really happen now that the UK has decided to leave the EU. With obvious colours one side is predicting a pretty gloomy future for the UK, while the opposite side is ready to embrace the opportunities that...

  • RS2 & HSBC pull the MSE Share Index lower

    RS2 & HSBC pull the MSE Share Index lower

    The MSE Share Index extended last Friday’s decline as it opened the week with a minimal drop of 0.03 per cent to 4,478.669 points. The performance of the local equity index was negatively affected by the decline in the share prices of RS2 and HSBC...

  • Trading activity surges to a 3-month high

    Trading activity surges to a 3-month high

    The MSE Share Index closed in positive territory for the third consecutive day today as it gained 0.05per cent to 4,482.213 points (its highest level in almost four weeks). Most notably, the total value of traded equities surged to a three-month...

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