• The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 4

    Key Points From This Week GBP has been the standout performer of the week among the G10 currencies as fresh Brexit-deal optimism has seen it rising firmly against USD. On the other hand, JPY has been the worst performing currency in the G10 space as Brexit hopes and optimism for a US-Sino “mini trade deal” […]

  • FOMC Minutes Point To Further Cuts

    FOMC Minutes Highlight Downside Risks USD saw heavy selling in reaction to the release of the September FOMC meeting minutes. Given that the Fed’s decision to reduce rates by a further 25 basis points saw three voting members dissenting, the risks of less-dovish minutes were elevated. However, although the Fed was split over the decision […]

  • Will The Fed Cut Rates In October?

    October Rate Cut Risks The September FOMC meeting was a disappointing meeting for USD bears. The Fed reduced its headline rate by a further 25 basis points though USD downside was offset by news that three members dissented against the cut. Additionally, the dot plot forecasts failed to show a clear path forward. As such, […]

  • The IndeX Files 08-10-2019

    Brexit & Trade Negotiations Driving Risk Sentiment Global benchmark indices have commenced the week’s trading with a mostly positive tone as attention shifts to the upcoming US – Sino trade negotiations. High-level officials from two leading global economies are due to meet in Washington on the 10th for the next round of negotiations. Over recent […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 3

    Key points from this week The Japanese Yen was the standout performer of the week, rising firmly against USD as heightened concerns over the health of the global economy drove steady safe-haven inflows over the week. The worst performing currency of the G10 space this week was the Swiss Franc which fell amidst a slew […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 30-09-2019

    Gold The price of gold has been devalued over recent sessions as we have seen an alteration to the outlook for US rates. The Fed cut its headline rate by a further 25 basis points at the recent September FOMC meeting. However, the market had been expecting the signal that further rate cuts would be […]

  • September FOMC Meeting Preview

    Expectations For The September FOMC Meeting September FOMC meeting today is expected to see the Fed reducing rates by a further 25 basis points. When the Fed last eased its headline policy rate in July, Powell noted that policymakers deemed the rate cut to be “Mid-cycle adjustment” and not the beginning of a length easing […]

  • The Crude Oil Chronicles – Episode 1

    Welcome to our first installment of the Crude Oil Chronicles – a weekly comprehensive look into global oil inventories and prices! US Crude Stores Fall Again While focus over the last few months has been on concerns regarding the demand outlook for oil, recent industry reports have started to paint a different picture. The latest […]

  • FOMC Preview – Will The Fed Announce Fresh Easing?

    Market Looking For .25% Rate Cut The main focus for traders today will be the FOMC decision, due later on in the US session. The meeting is one of the most keenly anticipated FOMC meetings in recent history as the Fed is widely expected to announce fresh easing. Indeed, in line with recent commentary and […]

  • 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.

  • FED report came as no surprise to the investors

    Dollar rally added confusion to the markets picture, where news about the supply disruptions and demand fluctuations make the price behaviour quite erratic.

  • Is the Eurozone is ahead of the US?

    The ECB’s activity on the debt market will decrease from 60 billion Euros to 30 billion in January. The possibility of a further reduction of the bond buying program might be considered.

  • No more rate hikes this year?

    The current rise in Gold prices suggests that participants are less likely to believe in a third rate hike this year. In the light of this information postponing the rise to the next year is undoubtedly a bearish signal for the Dollar.

  • Key economic events of next week

    Don´t miss out on the opportunity. Take profit even during market moving events!

  • FOMC rate hike brought changes to the market

    The FED finally raised rates, so what can we learn from that? Let´s take a look the Kiwi and the Canadian Dollar.