• “Phase One” Trade Deal Puts EU Economic Rebound at Risk

    The European Union will file a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the “Phase One” trade agreement between the United States and China in the event that consequences of the deal will negatively affect European companies, EU representative in China Nicolas Chapuis told reporters in Beijing on Friday.

  • What to Expect from the Euro after the Release of EU CPI Today?

    December US retail sales report released on Thursday showed that the shopping season paid off and there were no signs of consumer spending weakness at the end of last year.

  • Little Surprise in China’s “forced imports” Plan

    So, the “Phase One” trade agreement was signed on Wednesday and markets got some concrete figures to digest.

  • Trade Truce or Temporary Ceasefire?

    As the date of signing the US-Sino agreement loomed, the situation grew slowly with new details which can’t be characterized as positive for the markets.

  • The Trade Deal is Likely to Breathe new Life into Stock-picking

    According to an informed source from the Trump administration, China has pledged to boost US imports of manufactured goods by $80 billion and energy by more than $50 billion over two years.

  • Understanding December NFP: The puzzle of low unemployment

    The December Non-Farm Payrolls report, released last Friday, looks majorly disappointing at first glance.

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Monday, January 13, 2020 – GDP (YoY)(GBP), Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Nov)(GBP), Monthly GDP 3M/3M Change(GBP).

  • Non-Farm Payrolls: Big Miss in December, but is this due to Shortage of Workers?

    The US economy added less than expected number of new jobs in December the Department of Labour said on Friday. It’s clear now that despite of December seasonal boost in hiring, it appears that the labour market started to show first noticeable cracks. 

  • What to Expect from Today’s NFP: A Data Overview

    Key points to note before you trade the December NFP.

  • “Symbolic” Iran Missile Strikes. Was It the Case?

    Iran’s “Act of severe retaliation” was surprisingly humane – missile attacks were carried out in such an amazing way that not a single American soldier was injured.

  • Gold to $2000? Should we Jump in the Leaving Train?

    First of all, an important update on the US-Iran conflict.

  • The Assassination Of An Iranian General

    Tensions soared in the Middle East after the elimination of a top Iranian military commander left stock market buyers profoundly spooked.

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Monday, January 6, 2020 – Composite PMI (Dec)(GBP), Services PMI (Dec)(GBP).

  • OPEC Doubles Down on Production Cuts, Paving way for a Faster Market Rebalance

    New, extended quotas for output cuts comparing to old ones from October 2018 will come into force on January 1 under the agreements of the OPEC + countries.

  • Baltic Dry Index Tumbled 10% – What’s Wrong with sea Freight Traffic?

    While gold and other defensive assets are responding to short-term disturbances in the news background, whether it is the killing of a senior Iranian general in Iraq or North Korean leader preparing to unveil new weapon, it’s important to keep focus on the medium term as well, so let’s consider one of the most important freight traffic gauges – the Baltic Dry Index.