Nowhere to run, nowhere hide, or so it seems in recent weeks. Last week was no exception, and the havoc continued across the globe yesterday and continued into the trading in northern hemisphere markets.
Volatile market conditions contributed to very strong trading across the equity order books of the London Stock Exchange Group during September. £302.8 billion (€383.1 billion) worth of equity trading was carried out during the month, an increase of 24 per cent on September 2007, while the total number of trades increased 62 per cent to 27.1 million.
Australian financial stocks took heart from the move by US investment legend, Warren Buffet to $US5 billion ($A6 billion) in newly created commercial bank, Goldman Sachs Group and to take options to put in a further $US5 billion over the next year.