Credence Independent Advisors Asian stocks show improvement, upbeat US corporate earnings

The volumes kept low, however with the Japanese markets on holiday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan increased by 0.24%, showing small gains for most markets across Asia.

The results which are due for this week include the reporting of a number of US companies; including Apple Inc, Mc Donald’s Corp, Coca-Cola Co and Caterpillar Inc.

The data from Thomson Reuters showed that of 82 companies in the S&P 500 that had reported earnings through Friday morning, 68% beat Wall Street’s expectations, roughly in line with the 67% rate for the past four quarters and above the 63% rate since 1994. The last week ended with the Dow Jones up by 0.9%, S&P 500 up by 0.5% and the Nasdaq up by 0.4%.

The US treasuries and German debt have remained well underpinned amid geopolitical concerns. However, on Monday US 10 year yields were steady at 2.48%. Whereas, the German bunds were yielding at just 1.16%, having neared all-time lows.

The downing of the Malaysian passenger plan on Thursday has sparked speculations about rising tensions between the west and Russia. Later today the UN Security Council is due to vote on a resolution aimed at condemning the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane. John Kerry (US Secretary of State) on Sunday put forward what he said was overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of the passenger plane.

On the other hand, the Gaza-Israeli conflict has intensified and the military offensive so far has killed hundreds of Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers. John Kerry will be travelling today to meet with Egyptian officials and discuss the crisis.

The major currencies have started becoming steady now. The dollar index is steady at 80.513 and has retreated from a one-month peak seen last Friday, when the euro bounced off a five-month trough of $1.3491.

According to traders, buying interest below $1.3500 helped squeeze the euro up to $1.3530. The common currency should see solid support at $1.3460/80, an area that had provided a floor on several occasions in the past 10 months or so.

The Euro was at 137.09 yen after a five-month through of 136.71 and the greenback was at 101.30.

Gold which was swinging between $1,292 and $1,339 in the last week was now idling at $1,310.95 an ounce.

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Credence Independent Advisors Economic Review for the Last Week

September 8, 2014 – They decreased their deposit rate to -0.20% and interest rate to 0.05% and declared two new programs through which they will buy asset backed securities and bonds. The news announced the dropping of the euro to 1.29 US dollars.

The purchasing managers’ index was also changed downwards. The total Markit PMI output went down to 52.5, which is lower than the expected 52.8 and the 53.8 that was July’s concluding output. In July Eurozone’s retail sales decreased by 0.4%, after witnessing an increase of 0.3% in June. The decline in July was more than expected.

In the United Kingdom, the Bank of England managed to keep up its asset purchase ceiling at £375 billion. It also managed to regulate its bank rate at 0.5%, which has been maintained since early 2009.

The finance minister of Germany, Wolfgang Schauble stated that they might miss their growth target of 1.8%, let alone exceed it, as he had expected two months earlier.

The economic status of US remained healthy, and the latest news pointed to a steady recovery. In August alone, employers made an addition of 142,000 jobs, which lowered the unemployment rate to 6.1%.

For the FOMC meeting that will take place in the mid-September, the Fed issued their Beige Book. The spending rate of consumers and residential real estate happenings are positive, but reserved. Almost all of the districts have reported a lacking of skilled labor, and the price pressures stay low.

The pending home sales in July also increased more than expected. The trade gap in the US was also shortened by 0.6% in July to US$ 40.5 billion because of the increase in imports and exports. The official increasing rates were 0.7% for imports and 0.9% for exports.

The Brent price decreased lower than $100 last week, due to which energy stocks struggled.

The decrease in Chinese demand for iron-ore led to prices falling under $85/ton which is a record decrease in 5 years.

The Fed will set a rate during a period of full employment and steady inflation of 2%, this is defined as the neutral Fed rate. This Fed rate, even though it is just an estimate, still has a lot of significance, since it will act as a determinant for long-term bond yields.

Credence Independent Advisors was born from compelling opportunity in the financial services world. In the ever changing dynamic world of financial services it is important for us to tailor advice and solutions to individual needs. Clients need solutions that make them money and preserve their capital and advisors need happy clients with increasing wealth under management. By harnessing the skills of top quality experienced professionals and cutting edge technology, we are able to bring what was previously only available for multi-million dollar clients to a wider reaching client range and we have done this independently.

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