• The Crude Chronicles – Episode 32

    Oil Demand Cratering The WTI markets has seen another round of selling this week as the global situation continues to draw concern for the demand outlook. The rebound in risk assets over the prior week has stalled this week as news of a soaring US death toll, and expectations of an extension to the lockdown […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 31

    Oil Slide Pauses For Now Following weeks of heavy selling, WTI prices have seen some minor demand this week allowing prices to recover somewhat. The uptick in prices has been linked to the rally seen across risk markets this week as investors begin to digest the massive wave of central bank easing which has been […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 25

    Key Points From This Week Bank of England Cuts Rates The BOE became the latest central bank in the G10 space to lower its rates this week. Echoing the Fed, the BOE announced a surprise rate cut of 0.5% midweek in response to the ballooning COVID-19 situation. With the UK very shortly to go into […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 27

    Oil Sinking As Risk Appetite Evaporates The CFTC COT report reflected an increase in upside positions in WTI last week of 14,995 contracts. This latest increase in long positioning takes the total bullish position to 411,764 contracts. The increase in upside exposure came despite the growing mood of risk aversion in the markets in response […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 24

    Corona-Virus Optimism Helps WTI Recover The main catalyst behind the movement in oil markets this week has been the developing situation with respect to the corona-virus outbreak in China. The spread of the virus, which has now killed around 565 people and infected over 28,000, has seen a sharp rise in investor uncertainty which leaned […]

  • Top Market Themes 2020

    Rather frustratingly, it seems that many of the big themes set to dominate 2020 will really be an extension of the stories that took centre stage over 2019. US-Sino Trade Negotiations. With an initial trade deal in place, focus will now shift on to the second round of negotiations. The first trade deal is due […]

  • Running Through The Top Market Themes Of 2019

    US-Sino Trade War The year began positively between the US and China. Following a truce agreed at the G20 summit in November 2018, both sides were engaged in trade talks aimed at delivering a trade deal ahead of the March 29th deadline given by president Trump. Over Q1 risk assets traded positively as media reporting […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 14

    Trade Talk Concerns Leaning On Oil Prices Benchmark WTI prices have been lower this week as emerging concern for the prospect of a US-Sino trade deal has stunted demand. Crude prices had been supported recently amidst expectations that the “phase one” trade deal agreed between the US and China was to be signed. However, with […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 3

    Key points from this week The Japanese Yen was the standout performer of the week, rising firmly against USD as heightened concerns over the health of the global economy drove steady safe-haven inflows over the week. The worst performing currency of the G10 space this week was the Swiss Franc which fell amidst a slew […]

  • Is the new head of FED being reckless?

    The new head of the FED, Jeremy Powell, has a lot bolder approach compared to his predecessor Janet Yellen, who was known for her extreme action in the economic policy.

  • Oil market shows positive results

    Oil market shows signs of growth due to lowered OPEC productions, however, shale extraction in the United States can change the market direction.

  • Will the US oil market find a consensus?

    In the current state, we can see that some of the US companies, in particular infrastructure-related, may grow in price after the publication of Trump’s infrastructure spending.

  • Have bears crashed the oil price?

    Investors were well aware of the shale producers plans to increase production, but yesterday’s statistics took everyone by surprise.

  • Medium-term oil optimism will turn low spirits in long-term

    Oil prices fluctuated near the opening on Friday after the surge, which was caused by an unexpected drop in gasoline stocks in the US last week. Price gains on Thursday marked the Oil markets best performance in more than a week.

  • Will the US inflation surprise the FED?

    The minutes of the ECB meeting will probably show a cautious position of the bank regarding the forecast of stimulating the economy