• Yield Curve Receives Positive Slope – Is this a Sign for Continued Expansion?

    The Bond’s market response to the series of recent Fed rate cuts has “bullish” signs for the US economy, said the head of FRB St. Louis James Bullard on Thursday, adding that he is ready to take a wait-and-see stance to estimate impact from the move.

  • Lebanon Revolution Exposé: From WhatsApp To PM’s Resignation

    Party Official Shot By Soldiers The protests in Lebanon took a sad turn yesterday. Following weeks of peaceful protests which saw families enjoying what many described as a festival atmosphere, the protests claimed their first victim. A local party official, Alaa Abou Fakher, a member of the Druze Progressive Socialist Party, was shot dead by soldiers […]

  • Powell: Forget About Negative Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve’s head Jeremy Powell pointed out the baselessness of Trump calls that the United States should get involved into “negative rates battle” with other developed economies, saying that the pace of expansion, unemployment and inflation do not justify such a policy.

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 13

    WTI Longs Build On Trade Deal Optimism The CFTC reported that over the last week, net long positions in WTI Crude futures were higher by 22,512 contracts, moving back up to a total long position of 138,389 contracts. This most recent build in US crude exposure reflects optimism towards the ongoing US-Sino trade negotiations which […]

  • NZD Higher As RBNZ Defies Market Expectations

    RBNZ Bucks The Trend At a time when global central banks are increasingly guiding markets and signalling forthcoming moves, the RBNZ is increasingly become a difficult bank to anticipate. In August, the RBNZ caught traders off-guard when, against expectations of a near-certain 25 basis point rate cut, they lowered rates by a huge 50 basis […]

  • The IndeX Files 12-11-2019

    Will US-Sino Trade Deal Be Signed This Week? Global benchmark equities remain near recent high levels this week, though are sitting below the record highs seen over the last week as investors struggle with opposing themes. The US outlook has shifted away from expectations that the Fed will ease further this year. Ahead of the […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 11-11-2019

    Gold The outlook for precious metals is evolving in light of the changing expectations for the path of the US dollar. Although the Federal Reserve pressed ahead with a further rate cut at its most recent meeting, Chairman Powell explained that the central bank would now be sitting on its hands while it assesses the […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook – 11-11-2019

    In our Investment Bank Outlook each week, we bring you a selection of perspectives from leading investment banks to outline the key issues and directional views for the week ahead. These excerpts, taken from research notes, will cover issues such as key market themes, economic releases, as well as any major trends and levels to […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 11-11-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 11-11-19, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Disclaimer: The material provided is for information purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views, information, or opinions expressed in the text […]

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Monday, November 11, 2019 – GDP (YoY) (Q3)(GBP), Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Sep)(GBP).

  • Tariff war: The interim deal will include a timetable for tariff cancellation

    The United States and China agreed to start simultaneously abolishing existing tariffs as part of the “phase one” trade agreement,  officials of both countries said on Thursday.

  • Chinese Import & Export Data Appear to Support Risk Appetite. But, Will it Last?

    The slump in Chinese foreign trade slowed in October, while making modest contributions to the growing roster of arguments about delayed global recession.

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 8

    Key Points This Week US-Sino Trade Deal on Track Expectations that the US – Sino “phase one” trade deal (verbally agreed October 10th) will be signed over November has kept equities indices in demand. US benchmarks have traded to new record highs this week as the prospect of an end to the 17-month tariff war […]

  • Bad news for the Economy – “Good” News for the DAX

    Inertial forces in German production pave the way for further contraction – output in the sector declined by more than expected in September, data showed on Thursday.

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 12

    Trade Deal Hopes VS Negative OPEC Outlook WTI prices commenced the week in demand as expectations that the US and China will formally approve the mini-trade deal agreed earlier this month helped support global investor appetite. The driving force behind the latest surge in optimism over US-Sino trade discussions was the comments made at the […]