EghtesadOnline: Stock markets in Iran are on fire. Free flowing liquidity from parallel markets, rise in global commodity and metal prices, bullish foreign exchange rates, good yearend reports for listed companies and a stampede of new retail investors eager to ride the upward momentum have catapulted the Tehran Stock Exchange more than 4% since the start of the current year (March 21).
EghtesadOnline: Data released by the World Federation of Exchanges place Tehran Stock Exchange at the top of the best-performing stock markets in terms of trading value among WFE members. The data covers performance of global stock markets in 2018.
EghtesadOnline: The rout in Tehran stock markets continued on Monday as risk-averse investors reacted to rumors surrounding Iran's accession to the UN Terrorism Financing Convention in early trade with the safe-haven dollar’s decline hurting sentiment and dragging down the broader market.
EghtesadOnline: Volatility once again reigned in the Iranian stock markets during the last week. Indices went sky-high with a news and nosedived at another.
EghtesadOnline: The record monthly growth in the Iranian stock market last month (July 23-Aug. 22), with a 26% increase registered in Tehran Stock Exchange alone, led to the prosperity of investment funds.
EghtesadOnline: The global elites have rediscovered their animal spirits. As the World Economic Forum drew to a close in the Swiss ski resort, the overarching mood of the executives, policy makers and investors was that their economies are in fine shape and that stock markets have every reason to extend their run.
EghtesadOnline: Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global economy have spent the same time repeatedly reassuring everyone it's just around the corner.
EghtesadOnline: The bear market in crude in many ways resembles its more severe predecessors from 2014 and 2016: oil prices plummeting, non-U.S. producers floundering to keep supply at bay and concerns swirling around the impact of energy companies on high-yield bonds.
EghtesadOnline: The second-biggest surprise of November, after the election of Donald Trump, has been the warm reception the president-elect has gotten from businesses and investors. Before Nov. 8 the consensus was that a Trump victory would tank the stock market. Instead, stocks have risen.
EghtesadOnline: The world’s wealthiest people became $35.4 billion richer Monday morning as stock markets rallied on mounting speculation that Hillary Clinton will be elected U.S. president over billionaire rival Donald Trump.