• Can we expect a Rebound in Manufacturing PMIs in 2020? Global car sales Say “No”

    Global automakers continue to struggle due to sluggish consumer demand in all major markets. Years of low interest rates, credit stimulus and relatively high level of average employment worldwide were insufficient to boost incomes and revive the idea of owning a car which is increasingly narrowed down to the mere need of transportation which certainly has more pragmatic solutions.  

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 11

    Key Points From This Week US-Sino Trade Deal Expectations Rise Again Investors had their expectations for a US-Sino trade deal bolstered once again this week as further comments from President Trump added encouragement. Trump noted that the US and China were in the “final throes” of a deal. The market now expects that the phase-one […]

  • Day 510 of the trade war: Trump Signs Hong Kong Bill

    Trump made a tough call to finally arm himself with bipartisan opposition towards China, by signing a controversial bill on Hong Kong on Wednesday.

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 15

    Trade Deal Optimism Offsets Bearish EIA Release The latest CFTC COT report showed that over prior week, net-crude positions grew by 5,378 contracts to a total of 429,975 contracts on the week. The rise in WTI positioning continues to reflect ongoing expectations that a US-Sino trade deal is forthcoming. Over recent weeks, the market has […]

  • Trump Wasn’t Lying When he said that “China needs the deal more than me”

    It seems that Trump wasn’t lying when he said that “China needs the deal more than me.”

  • UK Elections Update: Conservative Party Losing Ground

    Polls Show Gap Is Narrowing With just fifteen days to go until the UK general elections the intensity of the campaign is accelerating, as is the media coverage around it. One of the major points of focus is the wide range of polls around the elections. In recent years, there has been a great deal […]

  • The IndeX Files 26-11-2019

    Trade Deal Speculation Driving Markets Benchmark global equities indices remain well supported this week, though better strength is being noted in UK and European asset markets so far. Risk sentiment has been much firmer over recent weeks though we do seem to be in a low volatility period currently. The dominating theme continues to be […]

  • BoJ Urged to Review Monetary Policy – What are the implications for the Yen?

    The Bank of Japan has lost sight of its duty as a central bank. The IMF urged the Japanese Central Bank to pay close attention to the weak spots of its policy, specifically the stability of the banking sector, with a greater emphasis on the purchase of short-dated bonds as part of the yield curve control program.

  • Precious Metals Monday 25-11-2019

    Gold The trajectory of gold prices has shifted to the downside over recent weeks as both a better outlook to US-Sino trade relations and a pause in Fed tightening has seen reduced flight-to-safety and a higher outlook for the Dollar. On the US-Sino trade relations front, the market is still anticipating a deal, in line […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 25-11-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 25-11-19, 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 […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 25-11-2019

    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 […]

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Monday, November 25, 2019 – German Ifo Business Climate Index (Nov)(EUR).

  • Germany Taps Fiscal Spending Reserve, Avoids Recession in 3Q

    Strong exports, government spending and household consumption helped the German economy dodge a recession in the third quarter, indicated details of the report released on Friday. GDP growth amounted to 0.1% and were in line with consensus.

  • Recap of the Week: Where are we Heading for in the Trade war Labyrinth?

    Greenback trades slightly lower ahead of the weekend as the remarks of China leader that he hopes to reach the interim agreement with US soon supported risk appetite. Xi balanced his hopes with a warning that in case of further escalation China won’t hesitate to fight back.

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 10

    Key Points from This Week FOMC Meeting Minutes The minutes of the October FOMC meeting were interesting given that the tone of discussions was more dovish than the market was expecting. Policymakers noted that risks to the US economy remain elevated and while most supported the decision to keep rates on hold now, the potential […]