• The Pound is affected by the political risks

    GDP data is showing that the British economy is currently far from positive, but surprisingly the Pound remains fairly stable ahead of parliamentary elections. The FED’s meeting showed a growth slowdown in the first quarter, but it does not make the market cautious.

  • Anxiety on the Oil market might underpin the expectations

    Markets are less likely to believe in Trump after the continued prolonging of the economic growth specifics. Oil investors were pricing in positive outcomes of the upcoming OPEC meeting in Vienna on May 25, where producers will decide whether to prolong output cuts or not.

  • Are there good signals for the world economy?

    Chaos in the markets does not have time to gain momentum and instead, AUD is strengthening and the GBP sees slight relief.

  • The US Dollar did not meet the expectations

    Seems that the Dollars outlook is rather gloomy. Rest of the market is taking gains on this news and oil is ready for a takeoff, as the cuts agreement is likely to be extended.

  • NZD/USD fell to the lowest level of the year

    The RBNZ leaves the rate unchanged, as in Australia, finding a balance in the interest rates is a big headache for the RBA, as the real estate market boom spurs prices growth.

  • Is it the calm before the storm?

    The VIX volatility index fell below the 10-point mark, the first time since 1993. The British Pound and the Euro edged up against the Dollar, with the degree of buoyancy.

  • Are the bulls taking the market?

    Germany’s trade surplus in March added optimism to the euro zone economy recovery. The volume of exports and imports also exceeded expectations, indirectly indicating the consumption growth.

  • Is Macron’s victory a new era of ascent for the Euro?

    The elimination of the political risks and favourable outcomes for the financial markets will likely allow the European assets, including the Euro, to go on the offensive. Growth in the UK retail sales slowed to 0.5% in April, as the latest data in the Chinese economy showed that the country’s trade balance surplus increased.

  • Is France on a clear presidential path now?

    Macron won the final debates ahead of the second election round, making the precious metals and Yen accelerated declines. The USD rate hike possibility rose immensely for July.

  • USD/JPY and GOLD are at a crossroads!

    The USD/JPY pair reached to the fresh multi-week tops, so we are to wait for the Japanese candlestick signals. Gold, on the other hand, pulled back from a strong downtrend, but the future does not seem linear. Take a look!

  • Will the FED be able to wake up the market?

    Traders expect that the FED will leave borrowing rate unchanged, but they might add clarity to the short-term outlook for the monetary policy.

  • What do we learn from the PMI?

    The companies increased output due to the weak Pound, as Brexit looms over the country. Making the Bank of England reconsider the possibility of raising rates at the next meeting.

  • Can NAFTA washout crash the oil market?

    In the beginning of the week there were reports that Trump´s administration was going to unilaterally break the NAFTA agreement, but things have gotten a lot more complicated since then. Changes in the trade agreement, or its possible termination, could potentially affect the Oil market.

  • The market “tug-of-war” is at hand

    The Bank of Japan insists on an all-round support for the economy, as the Dollar is growing after the statements of the FED officials.

  • The outsider on the Forex market

    The Dollar continues to decline under the pressure of weak statistics, as the Pound is stabilising after a 2% growth. Among the major calls of uncertainty remain the France elections and tensions on the Korean peninsula.