• UK Supreme Court Verdict Due Early Next Week

    Three Day Hearing Concludes The UK Supreme Court concluded its three-day hearing yesterday over the legality of UK PM Boris Johnson proroguing parliament earlier this month. Following a Scottish court ruling that Johnson acted illegally, the case was submitted to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK. Following the days of hearings, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • UK PM Faces Severe Backlash Following Yellowhammer Release And Scottish Court Ruling!

    Yellowhammer Published Following the publication of the explosive “Yellowhammer Document” earlier this week, the UK Labour party is now pushing for parliament to be recalled. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told reporters that the document outlines “severe risks” should a no-deal Brexit take place and said it is now “more important than ever” that […]

  • UK Parliament Suspension: Next Steps and Market Impact

    Queen Approves Request To Suspend Parliament In a stark development of the ongoing Brexit saga in the UK, PM Johnson has had his parliamentary suspension request approved by the Queen. GBP tumbled yesterday as reports flooded in of Johnson’s request, which was later approved by the British Monarch. As such, UK parliament will now be […]

  • Can MPs Block A No Deal Brexit?

    As the October 31st Brexit deadline draws closer, Johnson’s threat to take the UK out of the EU without or with a deal is growing ever scarier. However, it seems that if Johnson wishes to proceed with a no deal Brexit, he could well have a fight on his hands. But, can MPs block a […]

  • Leaked Government Document Fuels Further Brexit Fears

    Further Brexit fears arise in light of the release of a leaked government document which says no-deal could trigger multifaceted risks for the UK.

  • Investment Bank Outlook 19-08-19

    In our fourth installment of the Investment Bank Outlook 08-19-19, we’re going to 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 […]

  • Britain’s Trump: Similarities Between Boris and Donald

    Hopefully you’ve all caught the face swap memes of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump and have found it equal parts hilarious and shocking how similar their hair is. However, the similarities between the two leaders run a little bit deeper than a case of bad hair. This might be funny if they weren’t the leaders […]

  • Brexit: Will EU Back Down Over Irish Backstop Issue?

    Trick or Treat? With the October 31st Brexit deadline looming larger on the horizon each day, the likelihood of a no deal Brexit is starting to ratchet up. New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to “do or die” taking the UK out of the EU on the deadline date under “any circumstances”. While […]

  • Could It Be? UK Snap Election Chances On The Rise?!

    The appointment of Boris Johnson as leader of the UK conservative party and, consequently, the country, has put a fresh focus on the issue of Brexit. A great deal of support for Johnson’s campaign was premised on his staunch pro-Brexit stance. Indeed, the new PM has vowed to take the UK out of the EU […]

  • The IndeX Files

    DAX DAX bulls have had a time recently as price continues to see-saw near recent highs. The main driver of price action has been the steady decline of both German and eurozone economic indicators over recent months. The German economy, which traditionally has been the export engine of the eurozone, has slowed dramatically this year. […]

  • How long will the Euro high last?

    Capital outflows from the European stock market caused the Euro to rise against other currencies, while the Dollar declined due to the rally in bond demand and optimism in the stock market.

  • 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.

  • Can the strong labor market stimulate the US inflation?

    The US labor market expanded to 148,000 jobs in December, almost 40,000 below the average forecast. Unemployment remained at 4.1%, and the level of participation in the labor force was approximately 2/3 (62.7%).