• China Closes Uyghur ‘Training Centres’ While Farmers ‘Sponge Off’ the US Government

    Today I’d like to share with two things you that have come to my attention, which may affect the odds of the trade deal and Trump’s Re-Election

  • Examining The Conservtaive Party Manifesto

    Beyond Brexit Tabloid media in the UK has predominantly painted the UK general elections as being almost entirely about the outcome of Brexit. While it is certainly true that the outcome of the election will play a big part in deciding how, or even, if, Brexit is delivered – it is important for investors to […]

  • The IndeX Files 10-12-2019

    Risk Factors Building Up Global equities benchmarks have seen a loss of upside momentum over recent trading. With the year winding down, the risk factors affecting equities (Brexit, US-Sino trade war, central bank monetary policy) remain at large. The UK elections this week should offer some clarity on how Brexit is likely to be handled […]

  • What You Need to Know About the November NFP Besides Headline Figures.

    GM workers are back at their workplaces.

  • Precious Metals Monday 09-12-2019

    Gold The congestion in gold prices over recent weeks reflects the lack of clarity on the main factors impacting the gold market. US-Sino trade relations, as well as the outlook for the US Dollar continue to be the key themes to note for metals traders though investors have struggled to establish a strong bias in […]

  • Potential UK Elections Outcomes Examined

    With the UK general elections on December 12th fast approaching, investors are battling to get a grip of how the various potential outcomes might impact the UK economy and as a result, the path of the British Pound. General elections always present the risk of volatility and given the importance of these elections to the […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 09-12-2019

    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 09-12-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 09-12-19, 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

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook(AUD), GDP (QoQ) (Q3)(GBP), Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Oct)(GBP), German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Dec)(EUR).

  • US PMI: More Disappointment as Business Activity Fades

    The number of downside surprises in the US economic data continues to increase, what cannot be said about European economic data.

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 12

    Key Points From This Week Mixed US Data The first set of headline US data disappointed this week with both the ISM Manufacturing & Non-Manufacturing readings coming in short of market forecasts. The manufacturing reading was particularly worrying, showing that the US factory sector remain in contractionary territory for a fourth consecutive month over November. […]

  • Soybeans and Pork: The Trade War Intricacies you Need to Know

    China said on Friday that it will abolish part of import tariffs on US soybeans and pork.

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 16

    Trade Deal Expectations Impacting Oil The CFTC COT report showed that investors increased their net long positions in WTI crude last week by a further 40,961 contracts. The total net-long position now stands at 470,936 contracts. The key premise for the build in upside exposure in WTI has been the rising expectations of a US-Sino […]

  • Japan is Likely to Start Borrowing Again. What to Expect from the Yen?

    Federal Reserve’s endeavours revived risk appetite in late summer – early September and the negative-yield bond market lost its scary size.

  • Dovish Risks into BOC Meeting

    BOC To Remain on Hold? The Bank of Canada meets today for its December monetary policy review and while the bank is forecast to keep rates on hold, there is still a risk that the BCO will ease further. At its last meeting, the BOC clearly signalled that, despite the decision to maintain policy at […]