• Top market movers for the week ahead

    Monday, June 26, 2017 – German Ifo Business Climate Index (Jun), Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (May)(USD). Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – CB Consumer Confidence (Jun) (USD). Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Pending Home Sales (MoM) (May)(USD), Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Retail Sales (YoY) (May)(JPY), HIA New Home Sales (MoM) (May)(AUD), GDP (QoQ) (Q1) (USD). Friday, June 30, 2017 – Manufacturing […]

  • Trump denies obstruction of justice in FBI probe

    The president of the United States Donald Trump denied obstructing justice in the investigation of Moscow’s meddling in the US presidential election in 2016. The wave of speculation was triggered by a tweet, according to which the president “had no idea” about the existence of conversation “tapes” with the former FBI chief James Comey, while […]

  • Where is the Euro heading?

    Markets are keeping an eye on the European currency, as there is the potential for global growth. Currently, strong economic data is putting a lot of pressure on the ECB. Where will the Euro lead the growing divergence of the ECB policy and inflation expectations?

  • 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.

  • Ruble stays resilient to new Russian sanctions

    US senators on Wednesday approved new penalties against Russia alleging its government in meddling into US presidential elections. Russian currency advanced despite the news on new possible sanctions.’

  • 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.

  • Aussie soars on upbeat GDP data

    The GDP of Australia rose 0.3% in the first quarter, in line with the forecasts. The country took the lead from the Netherlands for the longest period of continuous economic growth.

  • 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.

  • The Arabian Peninsula is hit by the geopolitical crisis

    Unexpectedly increased geopolitical tensions has again become the main focus of investor attention. Four countries in the Middle East region – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed diplomatic ties and also ceased air and sea traffic with Qatar.

  • 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

  • Overview of the next weeks market events

    Be ready for the changes on the market next week. Take a look at our overview of the economic events that will happen in the upcoming week.