• Top Market Themes 2020

    Rather frustratingly, it seems that many of the big themes set to dominate 2020 will really be an extension of the stories that took centre stage over 2019. US-Sino Trade Negotiations. With an initial trade deal in place, focus will now shift on to the second round of negotiations. The first trade deal is due […]

  • Running Through The Top Market Themes Of 2019

    US-Sino Trade War The year began positively between the US and China. Following a truce agreed at the G20 summit in November 2018, both sides were engaged in trade talks aimed at delivering a trade deal ahead of the March 29th deadline given by president Trump. Over Q1 risk assets traded positively as media reporting […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 14

    Trade Talk Concerns Leaning On Oil Prices Benchmark WTI prices have been lower this week as emerging concern for the prospect of a US-Sino trade deal has stunted demand. Crude prices had been supported recently amidst expectations that the “phase one” trade deal agreed between the US and China was to be signed. However, with […]

  • 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 […]

  • Is the new head of FED being reckless?

    The new head of the FED, Jeremy Powell, has a lot bolder approach compared to his predecessor Janet Yellen, who was known for her extreme action in the economic policy.

  • Oil market shows positive results

    Oil market shows signs of growth due to lowered OPEC productions, however, shale extraction in the United States can change the market direction.

  • Will the US oil market find a consensus?

    In the current state, we can see that some of the US companies, in particular infrastructure-related, may grow in price after the publication of Trump’s infrastructure spending.

  • Have bears crashed the oil price?

    Investors were well aware of the shale producers plans to increase production, but yesterday’s statistics took everyone by surprise.

  • Medium-term oil optimism will turn low spirits in long-term

    Oil prices fluctuated near the opening on Friday after the surge, which was caused by an unexpected drop in gasoline stocks in the US last week. Price gains on Thursday marked the Oil markets best performance in more than a week.

  • Will the US inflation surprise the FED?

    The minutes of the ECB meeting will probably show a cautious position of the bank regarding the forecast of stimulating the economy

  • Key economic reports and events for the upcoming week

    Take a look at what the financial markets might have in store for you next week!

  • EIA shows mixed data on US oil production

    EIA data released on Thursday showed that US producers keep pressuring OPEC, while enjoying high prices from the supply cuts.

  • Will the ECB be convinced?

    On Tuesday, Euro reached a 4-month high at 1.2081, recording a 3-percent growth since mid-December. EUR/USD is preparing to break through the Septembers peak at 1.21, which could create a psychological basis for the pair’s growth in 2018.

  • The Australian Dollar might be up for a rally

    The tightened movements of the foreign exchange market signal a temporary “calm”, as investors are already preparing for the New Year and thus are paying less attention to the current market catalysts.

  • Bulls are not happy about the tax reforms

    The House of Representatives and the Republicans have to “verify” their versions of the tax reform and the market believes that this will not cause problems. A large part of the tax reductions attributed to corporations are deferred until 2019, so investors are increasingly skeptical about the stimulating effect of the reform.