It was amazing how much resilience was shown by the U.S. markets after the power cut debacle on Thursday. These markets seem hell-bent on holding their line and investors and analysts alike seem confident that the U.S. economy is coming back on to the bit with a vengeance.
Though interest rates are expected to continue their rise in an orderly manner, the U.S. economy continues to look robust. So perhaps the piles of cash that are waiting in the wings will be put to good use as we head toward Thanksgiving and the New Year.
I think people are being more selective about tech stocks. Last week was a cracking week in the banking sector - and [Germany's] Deutsche Bank had the yellow [leader's] jersey. And I think it's important that people see the telecom sector, which has dropped like a stone ... people will be looking for something there.
NYSE is looking for acquisitions. London seems totally obvious, totally sensible and I expect them to come galloping over the hill to conclude something at around the 950p to 10 pound level in the months to come.