• Precious Metals Monday 19-08-19

    Gold Gold prices have started the week on a softer footing following a solid session last week, which saw prices trading up to levels not seen since early 2013. Despite the generally higher prices, we have seen some volatility over recent days as ongoing fluctuations in the US / China trade story continue to impact […]

  • Key Factors to Watch in AUD Crosses

    We’ve had some important developments in the fundamental backdrop for AUD recently that are worth discussing. These developments are particularly evident in the price action of AUDNZD and AUDJPY. Rate Movements Driving AUDNZD So, looking at AUDNZD we’ve seen a large move higher recently in the wake of the RBNZ unexpectedly cutting rate by .5% […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 3

    Trade Wars Impacting Oil Prices It’s been another turbulent week for oil prices which have made sharp moves in both directions as the market struggles to get to grips with the dynamic environment driving short term price action. Earlier in the week, crude prices had traded sharply to the upside as the US Trade Representative […]

  • Is Germany on the Brink of Recession?

    The latest set of economic data out of Germany has compounded fears that the second largest economy in the eurozone is on the brink of a recession. On Tuesday, German ZEW Survey Current Situation and Expectations both came in below expectations at -13.5 and -44.1 respectively. These readings have been trending lower over the year […]

  • Gold Crashes on Trade Tariff Delay Announcement

    Fresh Trade Announcement We saw another period of volatility in the markets yesterday as traders reacted to news of a change in US trade policy. Following Trump’s recent announcement of a fresh set of 10% trade tariffs due to be applied to a further $300 billion of Chinese goods, starting September 1st, US Trade Representative […]

  • The Crude Oil Chronicles – Episode 2

    The latest EIA report, released yesterday, was particularly disappointing for US crude bulls. On the back of seven consecutive weeks of inventory drawdowns and following a report earlier in the week from the API, which suggested an 8th consecutive week, the EIA reported a surplus in its latest report. The Energy Information Administration report, covering […]

  • Precious Metals Mondays 08-08-19

    It’s that time of the week and we’re back with our latest installment of Precious Metals Mondays 08-08-19, a look into how the metals market has developed over the past 7 days.  Gold It’s very interesting time for gold traders at the moment, with the yellow metal breaking out to fresh highs this week. Gold […]

  • Markets Hopeful As US China Trade Talks Resume

    Traders have been given cause for fresh optimism this week, regarding a potential end to the trade war as the latest round of negotiations begin. A team of US delegates, led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, arrived in Shanghai yesterday. The group met with its Chinese counterparts, led by […]

  • Is China losing it´s credibility?

    The US rating agency S&P has improved it´s forecast for the Chinese economy, despite a drop in the credit rating in September. According to the report, the growth of the national debt will decrease over the next five years.

  • Why Trump needs trade wars?

    Investors are desperately trying to predict his next move to price in the markets. Breaking up the trade ties and threatening with high import taxes Trump hopes to gain submission of several trade partners like Canada and Mexico

  • Offshore Yuan drops to the lowest level since 2010 due to manufacturing data

    The drop is associated with weak Manufacturing PMI report.

  • Chinese PMI shows economy slowdown, Oil rallies

    Discouraging manufacturing data from China pulls down the energy market.

  • China keeps shaking the world economy, as core problems of the crisis remain unsolved

    The Chinese economy remains the main source of volatility on emerging markets.

  • Chinese Indices lose 6%, as investors get rid of their positions ahead of the G-20 summit

    Investors get rid of their positions to protect themselves from volatility.

  • PBOC will restrain active lending organizations with increased reserve requirements

    Unprecedented growth of consumer lending in China raises concerns of the country’s regulator.