• Brexit: Will EU Back Down Over Irish Backstop Issue?

    Trick or Treat? With the October 31st Brexit deadline looming larger on the horizon each day, the likelihood of a no deal Brexit is starting to ratchet up. New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to “do or die” taking the UK out of the EU on the deadline date under “any circumstances”. While […]

  • Could It Be? UK Snap Election Chances On The Rise?!

    The appointment of Boris Johnson as leader of the UK conservative party and, consequently, the country, has put a fresh focus on the issue of Brexit. A great deal of support for Johnson’s campaign was premised on his staunch pro-Brexit stance. Indeed, the new PM has vowed to take the UK out of the EU […]

  • The IndeX Files

    DAX DAX bulls have had a time recently as price continues to see-saw near recent highs. The main driver of price action has been the steady decline of both German and eurozone economic indicators over recent months. The German economy, which traditionally has been the export engine of the eurozone, has slowed dramatically this year. […]

  • How long will the Euro high last?

    Capital outflows from the European stock market caused the Euro to rise against other currencies, while the Dollar declined due to the rally in bond demand and optimism in the stock market.

  • The first market overview of the year

    Let´s take a look how the year has started and what the first week brought to the market.

  • Can the strong labor market stimulate the US inflation?

    The US labor market expanded to 148,000 jobs in December, almost 40,000 below the average forecast. Unemployment remained at 4.1%, and the level of participation in the labor force was approximately 2/3 (62.7%).

  • What direction is the Pound heading?

    Britain has almost reached an agreement with the European Union and the he parties are almost ready to move to the final stage of the talks.

  • The US Dollar is on a stand-by

    The House of Representatives voted on Monday to begin negotiations with the Senate, which brought the Republicans one step closer to reform.

  • The US economy is ready for a strong NFP report

    The dollar took an offensive position on Wednesday, as investors waited for bullish comments from the FED. Meanwhile the New Zealand Dollar has been saved by a strong labor market report.

  • The UK industrial sector thrives due to the Pound’s Weakening

    UK manufacturing orders rose to the maximum in almost 30 years, with growth recorded in virtually all sectors, according to the Confederation of British Industrialists (CBI). The indicator rose this month to 16 points from 9 points in May, while analysts on average expected a decrease to 7 points. The index has climbed to the […]

  • What do we learn from the PMI?

    The companies increased output due to the weak Pound, as Brexit looms over the country. Making the Bank of England reconsider the possibility of raising rates at the next meeting.

  • Can NAFTA washout crash the oil market?

    In the beginning of the week there were reports that Trump´s administration was going to unilaterally break the NAFTA agreement, but things have gotten a lot more complicated since then. Changes in the trade agreement, or its possible termination, could potentially affect the Oil market.

  • UK Parliament may get vote on leaving the Single Market

    Theresa May’s government signalled that the UK lawmakers may get a vote on whether Britain should leave the EU’s single market after Brexit, thus avoiding a hard Brexit scenario.

  • Dollar strengthens on Fed talk, Pound dips on Brexit trigger

    The greenback retreated from multi-month lows on Wednesday, after upbeat data supported expectations for more Fed rate hikes this year, while the sterling plummeted as Britain formally triggered the Brexit process.

  • Sterling sinks as Brexit negotiations loom

    The pound plummeted on Tuesday, as the prospect of Britain triggering its exit from the European Union weighed on global markets, while demand for the dollar remained underpinned ahead of an expected FED rate hike on Wednesday.