• The Investment Bank Outlook 27-01-2020

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Best Performing Currencies 2019

    British Pound 3.84% It’s been a classic comeback story for the pound this year. After spending three months in free-fall against the dollar, spiralling lower from 1.33 – 1.20 (which actually made it the wort performing currency of the year at the time) the pound has since made an impressive recovery back above the 1.30 […]

  • The Friday FX Takeaway – Episode 13

    Key Points From This Week UK Elections The Conservative party stormed the vote with a 364 seat result in parliament, taking them well above the 326 seats required for a majority. Market attention now shifts back to Brexit with Johnson planning to take the UK out of the EU by January 31st 2020 under his […]

  • The IndeX Files 29-10-2019

    Indices Rally on FOMC & US-Sino Trade Deal Global equity benchmarks have commenced the week’s trading in a decisive manner with the S&P 500 breaking out to new all-time highs in response to an improved risk outlook among global investors. On Friday, the US Treasury Secretary, alongside the US Trade Representative, met with their Chinese […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 6

    Key Points From This Week The standout winner among G10 currencies this week has been the Canadian Dollar with only itself and the Swiss Franc having risen against USD. Higher oil prices have helped boost CAD which is also supported by improved risk appetite around US-Sino trade negotiations. GBP has been the weakest performer this […]

  • 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 […]

  • Leadership of BoJ – confirmed!

    The monetary stimulus program launched by the Japanese Central Bank under the leadership of Haruhiko Kuroda in April 2013 is considered an integral part of the economic policy of the new Japanese government

  • Trump keeps rocking the boat

    The US President Donald Trump continued to rock the boat called “globalization” by signing a decree on the tariff introduction for steel and aluminium on Thursday.

  • Market overview – a challenge for the RBA, trade wars and the policy of the Bank of Japan

    Real estate is the main driver of consumer demand in Australia and the recent fears of a possible bubble in the market created pressure for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Unemployment in Japan is at an all-time low

    Unemployment in Japan in January 2018 fell to a minimum level in almost 25 years, indicating a continuing improvement in the labor market

  • Is Trump starting a trade war?

    The US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the government is going to support the steel and aluminum industries by introducing import duties.

  • IMF gave crude oil a boost

    The world economy is gaining momentum as shown by the last report of the IMF. In its latest report, the organization revised growth forecasts from 3.7% to 3.9% in 2018 and 2019.

  • Dollar short-term rebound may be around the corner

    The Japanese Yen is heading to completely bullish advance ahead of the Bank of Japan meeting on Tuesday, as it is expected then the Japanese Central Bank will most likely follow the example of its colleagues.

  • The first market overview of the year

    Let´s take a look how the year has started and what the first week brought to the market.