• The Ruble is losing ground

    The Oil quotas began the week with a decline. The net position of the CFTC data decreased moderately from 382.5K to 359K contracts, and the market remains uncertain. The Bank of Russia reduces the key interest rates.

  • Is Japan’s battle with recession over?

    The meeting of the Bank of Japan followed the decision of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday to raise the key rate for the second time in three months.

  • The FED announces the start of QE cuts

    FED acts in line with expectations the forecast horizon they set is basically at arm’s length. In a statement released after the two-day meeting, the regulator said that the economy is expanding at a moderate pace, the labour market continues to strengthen, and the recent inflation weakening was temporary.

  • What to expect from the FED?

    If the FED does not raise the rates because of the rapid labor market strengthening then the Dollar will continue to decline. Yet, if there will be a report which shows low employment then the Dollar will receive a catalyst for growth.

  • Will the living quality in the UK decline?

    The Pound recovered after the strongest drop in several months, despite a report pointing towards the accelerating consumer inflation. Bank of England has already warned people that the living standard will decline

  • Pessimism on the Oil market is growing

    Oil prices resumed their declines after a 5% drop on Wednesday, as the EIA reported an increase in the commercial inventories of the US. Meanwhile, the ECB keeps the rates unchanged.

  • EBC is seeing the EUR in a new light

    After Trump’s elections, the political factors seems to have outweighed the FED. If you carefully consider the investors’ reflation rate, which caused an unprecedented increase in the American assets, it seems that the Keynesian theory is taking place.

  • API reserves bring optimism to the markets

    Yesterday’s drop in the Oil price can also be regarded as a speculative manoeuvre, through which market participants are trying to find a stable ground for growth

  • 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.