• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trader’s Guide To The NFP

    Among the wide range of economic data points released each month, the NFP or Non-Farm Payrolls, stand out as one of the most important releases. Each month, millions of traders round the globe keenly await the release of this data, which attracts a huge amount of attention from both institutional and retail traders alike. However, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Is Dollar creating additional inflation risks?

    The strengthening trend of the US Dollar met resistance just above the 92.00 level, during the New York session. This happened after Tier 1 news fell short of investors’ expectations.

  • Another resignation leads to a new tariff

    It was naive to expect that Trump would limit himself to steel tariffs after Gary Cohn resigned. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State has also resigned, and the news hit the wire that Trump plans to tax the Chinese imports with 60 billion dollars.

  • Does EIA data put pressure on the Oil?

    WTI and Brent futures declined in the last Asian session and then further receded to the opening levels as traders stand pat ahead of EIA commercial reserves data.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.