• QE That Only Few Wanted

    A short pause in the ECB’s QE turned out to be a difficult test for the European economy, which failed the very first stress test of the war and subsequent export contraction.

  • EUR Bid Despite Fresh Wave of ECB Easing

    ECB opts For Range of Options It was a wild day for the Euro yesterday as traders reacted to the keenly anticipated September ECB meeting. In line with broad market expectations, the central bank announced a range of easing measures including a reduction in the deposit rate, the restarting of QE, the introduction of a […]

  • GBPUSD Rallies As No-Deal Risks Fade

    Parliament Backs Article 50 Extension Over three years on from the infamous referendum which kicked things off, the Brexit roller-coaster has taken another wild turn this week as the Benn Bill became law, pushing GBPUSD higher.  Following Johnson announcing that he was proroguing parliament, those MPS opposed to a no-deal Brexit were able to take […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 13, 2019

    Main Market Themes Global financial markets was surrounded by positive vibes yesterday and overnight, first on softer stance by both China and the US on their longstanding trade spat, followed by ECB’s stimulus measures.  The ECB did not disappoint, delivering a 10bps cut in its deposit facility and revived its bond purchase programme with a […]

  • UK PM Faces Severe Backlash Following Yellowhammer Release And Scottish Court Ruling!

    Yellowhammer Published Following the publication of the explosive “Yellowhammer Document” earlier this week, the UK Labour party is now pushing for parliament to be recalled. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told reporters that the document outlines “severe risks” should a no-deal Brexit take place and said it is now “more important than ever” that […]

  • Bolton’s Dismissal is a Bad Sign for the Oil Market

    The small retreat of Chinese government that I wrote about yesterday seems to have really turned out to be that way and it was followed by more significant concessions on both sides. Trump agreed to postpone tariffs for two weeks at the request of the Chinese Deputy Prime Minister, from October 1 to October 15, and the Chinese Commerce Department said on Thursday that Chinese companies began to request purchase prices for agricultural products from the United States.

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 4

    Hello there. Welcome to another episode of the Crude Chronicles series. It’s been another volatile week for crude oil prices which have seen a sharp drop despite the latest inventories data showing a drawdown. The latest report from the Energy Information Administration for the week ending Sept 6th showed that US crude stores declined by […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 12, 2019

    Main Market Themes Key equity indices all ended in the green globally in a day where markets anxiously await ECB policy announcement later today, while Brexit and trade tension somewhat receded.  It was a rather quiet and listless day punctuated by President Trump’s tweet lambasting the Fed again, calling for the Fed to lower rates […]

  • China Exempts Some US Goods From Retaliatory Tariffs Sparking Rumors About Possible Concessions

    China’s Finance Ministry announced the exemptions of 16 US goods from retaliatory duties, which allows markets to think in a positive direction regarding the outcome of trade negotiations later this month.

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 11, 2019

    Main Market Themes Overall contained moves in global financial markets overnight amid global recession fear following weak China price data and jitters ahead of ECB policy announcement where new a new stimulus package is expected. Major global stock indices closed mainly flat while the global bond markets saw broad-based selloffs.  The 30Y German bund yields […]

  • Preview of ECB September Meeting: It is Hard to not Disappoint the Bond Market

    The September ECB meeting is likely to become the venue and time for key monetary policy decisions this year, as with the return of accommodative policy the Central Bank will have to determine the duration of new “guarantees” for soft credit conditions (forward guidance).

  • Weekly Market Outlook 09-09-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 09-09-19, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Please note that this material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views discussed in the above video […]

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Monday, September 9, 2019 – GDP (QoQ) (Q2)(JPY), GDP (QoQ)(GBP), Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jul)(GBP).

  • Helicopter Money: Benefits, Limitations and Perils

    The ECB will probably signal at the September meeting that it will turn on monetary spigots.

  • PBOC Fires with Another Rate Cut Targeting Slowdown of the Chinese Economy

    The Chinese Central bank announced on Friday that it cut RRR for commercial banks for the third time since the beginning of the year, freeing a total of 900 billion yuan ($126.35 billion) of liquidity to boost lending in order to support a slowing economy.