• The Crude Chronicles 19-09-2019

    Key WTI Headlines Over the Week The CFTC COT update for the week ending September 10th showed net long positions in WTI futures rose +44,048 contracts to 428,205 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +18,639 contracts while short positions plunged -25,409 contracts. Benchmark WTI prices commenced the week with a 20% move north as […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 19, 2019

    Main Market Themes US stocks bounced off initial lows and ended largely flat overnight while UST curve flattened after the Federal Reserve announced a 25bps cut in its Fed Funds Rate as widely expected but signaled no more reduction in the benchmark rate this year. The decision to cut is not unanimous with a 7-3 […]

  • September BOE Meeting Preview

    Expectations For The September BOE Meeting The BOE, led by Governor Mark Carney, is due to make its last rate-setting decision today ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline. Given the proximity of the deadline as well as the persistent uncertainty over the outcome, the consensus forecast is for the BOE to keep policy unchanged […]

  • September BOJ Meeting Preview

    Expectations For September BOJ Meeting Bank of Japan policymakers hold their September rate-setting meeting this week and expectations are divided regarding the likelihood of further easing. Meeting last in July, the BOJ said that should the global slowdown threaten the Japanese economy, it would act “without hesitation” to ease further. Speaking at the post-decision press […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 18, 2019

    Main Market Themes US stocks rebounded to close slightly higher overnight as the concerns over the oil market eased a little with investors now shifting focus to the Federal Reserve’s rate decision.  Major indexes struggled to post meaningful gains throughout the session The Dow Jones closed 0.1% higher while the S&P500 and NASDAQ each rose […]

  • September FOMC Meeting Preview

    Expectations For The September FOMC Meeting September FOMC meeting today is expected to see the Fed reducing rates by a further 25 basis points. When the Fed last eased its headline policy rate in July, Powell noted that policymakers deemed the rate cut to be “Mid-cycle adjustment” and not the beginning of a length easing […]

  • The IndeX Files 17-09-2019

    Risks Remain Amidst Positive Backdrop The fundamental backdrop for equities remains supportive in the near term though benchmarks in the US, Europe, Asia and the UK have seen a pause in momentum so far this week. The announcement of a new range of easing measures from the ECB at its meeting this month has helped […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 17, 2019

    Main Market Themes Markets were mired in risk off mode with risk assets under selling pressure yesterday, as the weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi’s oil facilities heightened geopolitical concerns between the US and Iran. Major stock indices ended in the red in the US and Europe but mixed in the Asian markets, amid weaker than […]

  • September SNB Meeting Preview

    Expectations For September SNB Meeting Central bankers across the G10 space have moved drastically to the dovish side this year. A renewed outbreak of trade tariffs between the US and China has exacerbated the global downturn, keeping inflation subdued across the board. With the Fed, the ECB, the RBA and RBNZ each having eased further […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 16-09-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 16-09-19, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Please note that this material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views discussed in the above video […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 16, 2019

    Main Market Themes Crude surges on attack in Saudi Arabia. Over the weekend, a drone attack on a Saudi processing facility has resulted in WTI gapping higher to 60.86 early Monday in Asia. USDJPY (and USDCAD) gapped lower below 108.00 to 107.81 on the back of risk aversion while US Treasury futures are a touch […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 13, 2019

    Main Market Themes Global financial markets was surrounded by positive vibes yesterday and overnight, first on softer stance by both China and the US on their longstanding trade spat, followed by ECB’s stimulus measures.  The ECB did not disappoint, delivering a 10bps cut in its deposit facility and revived its bond purchase programme with a […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 12, 2019

    Main Market Themes Key equity indices all ended in the green globally in a day where markets anxiously await ECB policy announcement later today, while Brexit and trade tension somewhat receded.  It was a rather quiet and listless day punctuated by President Trump’s tweet lambasting the Fed again, calling for the Fed to lower rates […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 11, 2019

    Main Market Themes Overall contained moves in global financial markets overnight amid global recession fear following weak China price data and jitters ahead of ECB policy announcement where new a new stimulus package is expected. Major global stock indices closed mainly flat while the global bond markets saw broad-based selloffs.  The 30Y German bund yields […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 10, 2019

    Main Market Themes U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that Sino-US trade negotiations have made great progress and the two sides reached a conceptual consensus on the implementation mechanism. Chinese officials plan to visit the United States in October for consultations. This is also a goodwill signal, and it is expected that the People’s Bank of […]