About Author: Paul McCormick

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Paul McCormick is the founder of Opening City Doors and is a Financial Market Specialist having worked for several leading Investment Banks and financial technology institutions additionally.He therefore provides a unique insight, and unusually broad perspective, into the opportunities available in London Financial Markets and related sectors and how to launch your career in the ‘City’.

Posts by Paul McCormick

  • Equities October is turning out to be the worst month for US and Global equities since the 2008 financial crisis reigniting fears that the longest bull market has come to […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Equities October is turning out to be the worst month for US and Global equities since the 2008 financial crisis reigniting fears that the longest bull market has come to […]

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  • Interest Rates US Interest Rates are set by the FOMC (Federal Open Markets Committee) which meets approximately every 6 weeks. The ‘Fed’ has an unwavering commitment to ‘normalising’ interest rates. […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Interest Rates US Interest Rates are set by the FOMC (Federal Open Markets Committee) which meets approximately every 6 weeks. The ‘Fed’ has an unwavering commitment to ‘normalising’ interest rates. […]

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  • Equities Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%. Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was up about the same amount while […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Equities Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%. Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was up about the same amount while […]

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  • Global Stock Market Review: The nine-year bull market is narrowing. Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%.Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Global Stock Market Review: The nine-year bull market is narrowing. Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%.Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average […]

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  • Equities US equities stand out from the global pack, basking in the afterglow of tax reform and a stronger domestic economy that may be enough to shield Wall Street from […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Equities US equities stand out from the global pack, basking in the afterglow of tax reform and a stronger domestic economy that may be enough to shield Wall Street from […]

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  • Fixed Income Looking at the benchmark US 10-year Treasury bond, the yield has traded in a broad range of 2.50-3.00% since the start of the year. The January/February fears of […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Fixed Income Looking at the benchmark US 10-year Treasury bond, the yield has traded in a broad range of 2.50-3.00% since the start of the year. The January/February fears of […]

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  • Fixed Income A lot of attention right now is on the shape of the US Treasury yield curve. Short rates have risen sharply this year driven in large part by […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Fixed Income A lot of attention right now is on the shape of the US Treasury yield curve. Short rates have risen sharply this year driven in large part by […]

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  • Equities We are witnessing a very different financial market environment so far in 2018 compared to the steady and strong rise in global equity markets that we saw in 2017.Volatility […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Equities We are witnessing a very different financial market environment so far in 2018 compared to the steady and strong rise in global equity markets that we saw in 2017.Volatility […]

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  • US Stocks Have Led Global Equities Lower Behind the recent market pullback were 2 imbalances: investors’ seeming disregard for rising bond yields, and stock valuations that were high by historical […]

    Graduate Market Update

    US Stocks Have Led Global Equities Lower Behind the recent market pullback were 2 imbalances: investors’ seeming disregard for rising bond yields, and stock valuations that were high by historical […]

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  • Equities  US equities had a very strong 2017 (up circa 25%) and led all global equity markets higher accordingly. This ‘bull run’ continued in the first few weeks of 2018 […]

    Graduate Market Update

    Equities  US equities had a very strong 2017 (up circa 25%) and led all global equity markets higher accordingly. This ‘bull run’ continued in the first few weeks of 2018 […]

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