Equities across the globe traded mostly in the red on Tuesday, after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan. Although investors have become sensitized to such actions by Kim’s regime, firing missiles over Japan is a rare occurrence and the message appears to be that North Korea is ready to escalate tensions.
The euro currency has significantly appreciated against the USD this year and the trend, to me, is showing no signs of reversing. I believe 1.22 is the next major target, which is about 3% above current exchange rates.
Concerned about the global economy? Don’t be, says Dr. Copper. Despite the recent slowdown in the U.S. economy and equity markets becoming a little wobbly, copper prices have been surging higher over the past three months following a lengthy 6-month consolidation.
IEX plans to charge “simpler, cheaper” listing fees, according to IEX head of listings Sara Furber. In October, IEX will roll out a flat fee structure for the first companies that call its Investors' Exchange their home, Furber said.