Martin Baccardax

Baccardax, a former bond salesman who spent 8 years on the trading floor in Toronto and London, has worked in and around the global financial markets for more than 25 years, covering companies from birth in the bond markets to death in the bankruptcy courts -- and all points in between.
Following television stints with CNBC Europe in London, where he served as on-air Economics editor co-anchor of the Closing Bell program, Baccardax was named London Bureau Chief in October 2016.

Recent Articles By The Author

Stocks Edge Higher as Trump Hints at China Trade Deal; US Jobs Report in Focus

Stocks Edge Higher as Trump Hints at China Trade Deal; US Jobs Report in Focus

Global stocks edged higher Friday, lifting benchmarks around the world into solid five-day gains, as investors reacted to slow but steady progress in U.S.-China trade talks and prepped for a key reading on job creation in the world's biggest economy.

US Jobs Report Points to March Rebound as Wages Eyed for Possible Fed Response

US Jobs Report Points to March Rebound as Wages Eyed for Possible Fed Response

U.S. employers likely created around 180,000 new jobs last month, according to analysts' forecasts compiled ahead of Friday's March non-farm payroll report, but a weakening global economy and ongoing trade tensions could cap wage gains and the pace of job creation in the months ahead.

UK PM May Seeks Second Brexit Extension as Talks With Rivals Resume in London

UK PM May Seeks Second Brexit Extension as Talks With Rivals Resume in London

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally requested a second extension to Britain's Brexit deadline Friday as she continues talks with opposition party lawmakers in London in an attempt to break a months-long deadlock, and a simmering political crisis, in what could be the final act of her two-year term in office.

Samsung Forecasts Steepest Q1 Profit Slide in 4 Years as Chip, Phone Sales Stall

Samsung Forecasts Steepest Q1 Profit Slide in 4 Years as Chip, Phone Sales Stall

Samsung Electronics cautioned investors Friday that its first quarter profits would likely miss expectations, setting up the world's biggest smartphone maker for the weakest bottom line in more than two years.

Constellation Beats Q4 Earnings After Dumping Low-End Wine Portfolio for $1.7B

Constellation Beats Q4 Earnings After Dumping Low-End Wine Portfolio for $1.7B

Constellation Brands posts stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings after selling its low-end wine brand portfolio for around $1.7 billion.

Boeing Edges Higher After Officials Say Pilots Followed Procedure in MAX 8 Crash

Boeing Edges Higher After Officials Say Pilots Followed Procedure in MAX 8 Crash

Officials in Ethiopia say the 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed shortly after takeoff last month was airworthy and that pilots followed all proper procedures prior to the catastrophe that killed all 157 passengers on board.

Tesla Slides After Q1 Delivery Slump; Musk Contempt Hearing Looms in New York

Tesla Slides After Q1 Delivery Slump; Musk Contempt Hearing Looms in New York

Tesla shares trade sharply lower after the clean-energy carmarker published weaker-than-expected first quarter deliveries and investors eyed a hearing in Federal court over founder and CEO Elon Musk's contempt battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stocks Mixed as Markets Eye US-China Trade Talks; S&P Back to Near Record Highs

Stocks Mixed as Markets Eye US-China Trade Talks; S&P Back to Near Record Highs

Global stocks paused Thursday, with Asia snapping a five-day winning streak, as investors assessed reports of progress in U.S. China trade talks and worryingly weak economic data from German that continues to raise concerns of worldwide manufacturing recession.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: US Companies Should Do More to Address Social Issues

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: US Companies Should Do More to Address Social Issues

JPMorgan Jamie Dimon, an often-suggested candidate for a future Presidential candidacy, waded into the current political debate of the nature of American capitalism Thursday in his annual letter to shareholders of the country's biggest bank.

German Industrial Orders Plunge as Global Manufacturing Teeters on Recession

German Industrial Orders Plunge as Global Manufacturing Teeters on Recession

Germany reported its weakest set of factory goods orders in more than two years in February, as Europe's biggest economy continues to find itself exposed to a global manufacturing slowdown and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.