• PBOC is set to Ease Access to Credit to Contain Economic Decline

    The Chinese central bank will increase economic support to cushion the blow from the outbreak of coronavirus, but activity is expected to recover only after the virus can be controlled, Central Bank Deputy Chairman Pan Gongsheng said on Friday.

  • Preview of January NFP: Slowing Services Sector and Boeing Could Slow Job Creation

    Sustained job growth, record low unemployment, and stable wage growth are a perfect recipe for the Fed’s stable interest rates but the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak has shifted risks toward monetary easing.

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 20

    Key Points From This Week US Data Improves The US Dollar enjoyed a better week as a spate of stronger-than-expected data helped lift the greenback. The ISM manufacturing reading for January showed a firm rebound in the factory sector which improved to 50.9, moving back into expansionary territory for the first time in six months. […]

  • Tickmill’s Investing Diva, USDCAD Daily Outlook 07-02-20

    Catch Tickmill’s Investing Diva daily outlook to get all the latest updates on global markets.

  • Market Cheers Trump’s Impeachment Acquittal

    Trump Retains Presidency The historic impeachment trial against Donald Trump, only the third of its kind to be brought against a US president, concluded yesterday with the president being acquitted on both articles. Such an outcome, while disappointing for some, is not a shock given that the Senate is controlled by Trump’s Republican party, meaning […]

  • January NFP: ADP Hiring Surprise Finds Little Support in ISM Data

    World stock markets extended recovery on Thursday, buoyed by a positive Wall Street performance on Wednesday and positive economic updates in the US.

  • 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 […]

  • Tickmill’s Investing Diva, EURUSD Daily Outlook 06-02-20

    Catch Tickmill’s Investing Diva daily outlook to get all the latest updates on global markets.

  • Can the Virus Outbreak be Finally Tamed?

    As a follow-up to my previous article about a possible time lag between China lockdowns and their reflection in the confirmed cases, I include the table that may serve as evidence to it. With very naive (for any epidemiologist) calculations, it convinces that the virus outbreak could be finally brought under control.

  • Trump Mocks Iowa Caucus Chaos

      US Politics Heating Up The outbreak of corona-virus has taken centre stage over the last week in term of news-flow and driving price action. With the spread of the virus continuing to grow more severe, developments in the US political space have understandably taken a backseat. However, there is simmering risk within the US […]

  • Expert Claims or Mass Hysteria? – Choose Yours

    The outbreak of coronavirus China has laid a solid foundation for the expectations of a softer interest rate path in the US.

  • The IndeX Files 04-02-2020

    Equities Attempting To Recover Benchmark global equities are doing the best to recover this week despite the ongoing risk from the corona-virus outbreak. Last week, equities indices saw heavy losses as rising uncertainty dampened investor sentiment. This week, the spread of the virus has worsened with China confirming that over 20,000 cases have now been […]

  • A Note About The Wuhan Quarantine: Why it’s still early to make conclusions?

    Chinese stock markets crashed on Monday, with authorities restricting short sales due to extreme selling bias and possible overreaction.

  • Precious Metals Monday 03-02-2020

    Gold The gold market has seen steady demand in recent trading as rising global uncertainty linked to the corona-virus outbreak continues to drive flight-to-safety among investors. Last week, the virus was confirmed to have spread to both the US and the UK with the number of deaths attributed to the virus almost reaching the 200 […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 03-02-2020

    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 […]