• The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 17

    Key Points From This Week US-Sino Trade Deal Signed The Phase one trade deal (which was originally announced in October 2019) was finally signed this week. US & Chinese leaders signed the deal in Washington on Wednesday, which broadly encompasses China committing to $200 billion of US purchases over the next two years in exchange […]

  • Chart of the Day CHFJPY

    Chart of the Day CHFJPY Potential correction CHFJPY The SNB remains uncomfortable with CHF appreciation and continues to remind the market it will need to be careful about any attempts at trying to force an appreciation in the currency. But the SNB will also need to be careful right now, as its strategy to weaken […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 17, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 17, 2020  Main Market Themes China’s economy stabilised in Q4, according to GDP figures released overnight. YOY growth was steady at 6.0%, following deceleration in the prior two quarters. Full‑year growth for 2019 was 6.1%, within the government’s target range of 6.0-6.5%. The December figures for Chinese industrial production, retail sales […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 21

    WTI Under Pressure The CFTC COT positioning report showed that net length in US WTI positions rose by 12,415 contracts to 567,272 contracts in the week ending January 7th. The rise in WTI upside exposure came amidst a backdrop of heightened tensions between the US and Iran which many feared would boil over into a […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 16, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 16, 2020  Main Market Themes Market edged up slightly overnight supported by trade optimism as the United States and China finally signed the so-called Phase One trade deal that involves a Chinese pledge to purchase at least an additional $200b US farm goods and other goods and services over two years. […]

  • US & UK Inflation Weaker Than Expected

    US Inflation Rises Over 2019, Weaker Over December The US was treated to a rather mixed inflation report yesterday. The CPI figures for December came in with headline inflation rising 0.2% month on month. This reading was in line with expectations though marked a decline from the prior month’s 0.3% reading. Meanwhile, the core inflation […]

  • Chart of the Day USD Index

    Chart of the Day USD Index Bearish USD Index – Global risk sentiment consolidated on Tuesday ahead of the signing of the phase one trade deal today. US markets were at first riding high due to positive Q4 earning results from major banks on the back of FICC trading performance. The party was disrupted halfway, […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 15, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 15, 2020  Main Market Themes Asian market is lower this morning as markets try to assess the impact of the US-China trade deal. President Trump called it “a big beautiful monster”. Meanwhile, Germany, France and the UK signalled action against Iran for breach of the 2015 nuclear accord.  US markets broadly […]

  • The IndeX Files 14-01-2020

    Attention Turning Back Towards US-Sino Trade Deal Global benchmark equities indices have seen a pause in their recent upward trajectory though are consolidating near highs, suggesting a continuation higher is coming. The most notable themes for asset markets currently are those of reduced geopolitical risks linked to US-Iran tensions as well as the favourable backdrop […]

  • Chart of The Day US500

    Chart of the Day US500 Correction coming in US500 (S&P500) – The US’ decision to lift the currency manipulator label from China ahead of the signing of a Phase 1 trade deal may be taken by the market as risk-supportive. Meanwhile, the monitoring list comprised of Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 14, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 14, 2020  Main Market Themes There was better December trade data from China, with exports rising and imports up overnight. That provided support for risk sentiment, although Asian market has been mixed overall. Traders cheered a Bloomberg report, which was later confirmed by the official release from the Treasury Department’s semi-annual […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 13-01-2020

    Gold With tensions between the US and Iran having dissipated over recent sessions, the new week has commenced with a firmly risk-on tone, seeing reduced safe-haven demand for gold.  The market is now focusing on the US-Sino trade deal which is due to be signed on Thursday in Washington. Following the signing of the deal, […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 13-01-2020

    In our Investment Bank Outlook each week, we bring you a selection of perspectives from leading investment banks to outline the key issues and directional views for the week ahead. These excerpts, taken from research notes, will cover issues such as key market themes, economic releases, as well as any major trends and levels to […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 13, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 13, 2020  Main Market Themes Markets are trading higher at the start of the new week with the Asian market up this morning. This comes ahead of the expected signing of a ‘phase one’ trade deal between the US and China, but also reflects some relief that events surrounding Iran have […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 13-01-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 07-01-20, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Disclaimer: The material provided is for information purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views, information, or opinions expressed in the text […]