• European Markets Soar As ECB Ramps Up Easing

    Fresh Liquidity Injection European asset markets have been given a fresh boost this week, with the ECB announcing that it will increase the size of its bond-purchase program by 600 billion EUR. The bank’s recently launched Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP) will now run at 1.35 trillion EUR in total. The program, which will run […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 37

    Key Points from This Week US Civil Unrest Intensifies Black Lives Matter protests, which sprung up in the wake of the killing of unarmed, black-American George Floyd last week, have raged for 10 nights now. Sprawling across more than 141 cities the protests have been met with a highly aggressive response from the police force […]

  • BOC: Out With The Old In With The New

    Tiff Takes Over Tiff Macklem took the reigns as the new governor of the Bank of Canada this week and given current global and domestic conditions, he is unlikely to be envied much by any of his peers. The two-year US/China trade war and now the COVID-19 crisis, have left the global economy in a […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 41

    Mixed EIA Report WTI prices were seen extending their recent rally this week as global investor appetite continued to improve despite the ongoing unrest in the US. Oil prices have seen steady buying over recent weeks as global stay-at-home measures have continued to be reduced. With many economies making firm tracks towards full reopening, the […]

  • AUDUSD Rallying On RBA & GDP

    RBA Cites Optimism The Australian Dollar has benefitted in recent weeks from the broad pickup in risk sentiment which has seen equities and commodities markets rallying. The easing of lockdown measures around the globe has turned investor focus towards the recovery which is now beginning and risk assets are being bolstered, helping support high yielding […]

  • Trump Threatens Military Lockdown As Riots Continue

    From Bad To Worse Conditions in the US have dramatically deteriorated this year and we are now starting to see significant selling pressure emerging in the Dollar. The US economy which had already been weakened by the two-year trade war waged by the president against China  has been heavily damaged by the COVID-19 outbreak which […]

  • The IndeX Files 02-06-2020

    Equities As Dollar Falls Amidst US Tensions Global equities benchmarks continue to gain ground this week despite emerging risk factors which have taken the shine off the post-lockdown recovery now underway. The backdrop of US/China tensions, which rose to the forefront last week ,has now seen a shift in focus amidst the ongoing unrest in […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 01-06-2020

    Gold The gold market has seen fresh demand across recent sessions as investor attention shifts away from the post-lockdown recovery and onto emerging risk factors. Last week, relations between the US and China deteriorated further in the face of China’s newly approved National Security Law for Hong Kong. The law, which mark the first time […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 01-06-2020

    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 01-06-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 01-06-20, 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 […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 36

    Key Points From This Week COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes Increase Following on from reports that US biotech company Moderna had noted positive results with one of their candidate vaccines, markets received further good news this week. US biotech firm Novavax reported that they have begun human testing on one of their candidate vaccines, further increasing hopes […]

  • Protests Erupt As China Approves Controversial Hong Kong Security Law

    China Approves Hong Kong Law The prospect of US action against China is looming large today following China’s approval of its proposed National Security Law in Hong Kong. The legislation was approved during China’s National People’s Congress with a vote of 2878-1. The new law, which represents the first time that Chinese law has been […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 40

    Rising Risk Factors Blunt Recovery Optimism The crude oil market has retreated lower again this week following initial strength. Firmer risk sentiment at the start of the week, in response to optimistic reports of the work underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, had helped lift oil prices which have been higher over recent weeks as […]

  • BOC’s Poloz Fuels Negative Rates Speculation

    Poloz: BOC Ready To Do More Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank Of Canada, has fuelled expectations that the BOC could soon move into negative rates during comments made yesterday. Poloz, speaking ahead of handing the reigns over to incoming BOC governor Tiff Macklem on June 3rd, sought to reassure investors, saying that the bank’s […]

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes Increasing

    Just one month on from countries across the globe suffering COVID-19 deaths in the high hundreds and still facing weeks of lockdowns, the landscape has shifted dramatically. Around the world now, countries are coming out of lockdown and beginning to return to some sense of normality. With infection rates and death tolls dropping steadily across […]