• China Warns US Over Trade Deal Impact of Hong Kong Interference

    Rising tensions in Hong Kong are not only creating tensions between the autonomous state and China, but are now threatening to impact relations between the US and China. When questioned last week on how the situation in Hong Kong might impact any potential trade deal, President Trump told reporters “I think it’s a very hard […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trump Attacks The Fed Over Monetary Policy

    While tensions between the US and China have increased dramatically over the last week, it seems that president Trump is placing his focus a little closer to home. Trump has once again been highly vocal in criticising the Fed, which he believes should be easing monetary policy at a higher rate. Trump Tweets Again Using […]

  • 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 […]

  • Does Trump succeeds in uniting the Republicans?

    Despite the experts’ sceptical forecasts, Trump seems to be able to unite the Republicans for the commission of the main legislative leap this year – tax reform.

  • Is Trump pushing the budget deficit boundaries?

    On Wednesday, Trump presented a bill in which he proposed significant tax breaks for both individuals and legal entities. The reform implies a reduction in income and corporate taxes, as well as the abolition of certain tax benefits.

  • Trump denies obstruction of justice in FBI probe

    The president of the United States Donald Trump denied obstructing justice in the investigation of Moscow’s meddling in the US presidential election in 2016. The wave of speculation was triggered by a tweet, according to which the president “had no idea” about the existence of conversation “tapes” with the former FBI chief James Comey, while […]

  • More loans, less market confidence

    Moody’s Investors Service downgrades the credit rating of the Chinese economy. According to the agency, even with the implementation of structural reforms by the Chinese authorities, pursuing the official economic targets will inevitably inflate the public debt in the medium term.

  • Anxiety on the Oil market might underpin the expectations

    Markets are less likely to believe in Trump after the continued prolonging of the economic growth specifics. Oil investors were pricing in positive outcomes of the upcoming OPEC meeting in Vienna on May 25, where producers will decide whether to prolong output cuts or not.

  • Is Trump trying to sabotage the FBI investigation?

    Either choosing cooperation or obstruction Trump will still shoot himself in the foot, as the Russian relations with the US elections cannot be swept under a rug any longer.

  • Fifty shades of Trumps’ promises

    Trump has been radically shifting his political stance and started to abandon his election promises. The reaction of the Dollar and the US stock market shows that investors are very sensitive to the president’s words.

  • Terror in the Union has Euro trembling

    Russian shares retreated on Monday, as Dollar is stable ahead of the Yellen speech. What happened at the US Payrolls? How did the US-China summit go? Find out now!