• 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 […]

  • The IndeX Files 27-08-19

    Trump V China Its been an interesting start to the week for equities. Despite the quiet summer trading conditions, developments at the G7 meetings over the weekend, concluding yesterday, have yielded important outcomes. On Friday, markets were shunted lower as China announced that it will proceed with tariffs of as much as 10% on $75 […]

  • The IndeX Files 20-08-19

    Trade Optimism & Recession Reassurances Its been a solid start to the week for indices as markets continue to recover from losses suffered midway through last week. The driver behind the reversal in sentiment this week has renewed optimism around US-China trade negotiations as well as rising expectations of further central bank easing. Last week, […]

  • The IndeX Files 13-08-19

    Trade Wars & Brexit It’s been a very volatile period for the equities markets recently. Last week we saw heavy losses across the board as the market responded to news of rising tensions between the US and China. Following the US’s announcement of a fresh set of trade tariff to be applied to China, China […]

  • The IndeX Files 06-08-19

    We’re back again with the next episode of the The IndeX Files 06-08-19! Trade War Concerns Explode It’s been a volatile time for the equities market over recent sessions. The market was rocked late last week by President Trump’s announcement of fresh tariffs on Chinese goods. US and Chinese delegates had been meeting in Shanghai to […]

  • 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. […]

  • Distrust in Merkel is growing

    Investors have threatened to cut their positions on European equities, as the Euro has fallen to an eight-day low against the Pound. This all is fueled by the increasing political crisis in Germany.

  • The possible resignation of Theresa May’s will allow investors to breathe

    Investors in the European markets demonstrate defensive behaviors, as the German DAX and the British FTSE are trading in a negative territory.

  • Overview of the next weeks market events

    Be ready for the changes on the market next week. Take a look at our overview of the economic events that will happen in the upcoming week.

  • Is Macron’s victory a new era of ascent for the Euro?

    The elimination of the political risks and favourable outcomes for the financial markets will likely allow the European assets, including the Euro, to go on the offensive. Growth in the UK retail sales slowed to 0.5% in April, as the latest data in the Chinese economy showed that the country’s trade balance surplus increased.

  • Will the FED be able to wake up the market?

    Traders expect that the FED will leave borrowing rate unchanged, but they might add clarity to the short-term outlook for the monetary policy.

  • Is it the end of the US stock rally?

    Trump’s battle with Congress could signal a potential stop to the rally, as investors are ready for the next selloff. The US currency has pulled back to the pre-election levels.

  • Mixed signals ahead of ECB meeting

    Mixed signals in the Eurozone economy fuel the debate whether the current pickup in inflation and the decrease the unemployment is sufficient proof for the upcoming ECB stance.

  • Will the EU and UK concur?

    By this point, it is almost certain that there will be a FED rate hike in March. Traders Are waiting for weak figures, but that is probably in vain, as all the recent data has shown otherwise. The EUR is slowly navigating towards peaks, as GPB can barely keep up.

  • Will OPEC do more cuts to balance supply?

    Trump again masterfully dodged to give a clear overview of taxation, government spending and financial regulations for the financial markets, although some investors noticed hints on the infrastructure spending.