• US-China Trade Deal: The Goal is to stop December Tariffs

    Trade deal mood continues to sour as it becomes increasingly evident how big is imbalance between the will to concede and demands what creates classic catch-22 deadlock.

  • 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 […]

  • Trump is a Hostage of his own “Tough” China Rhetoric as the Battle for Presidency Looms

    The “Phase One” interim trade agreement between the US and China, in its original version, was conceived as a limited deal that would allow the national leaders to claim victory but at the same time soothe concerns of fragile financial markets.

  • New ECB Chief To Speak on Thursday

    Lagarde Assembles ECB Members For Informal Talks Much attention is being placed on Christina Lagarde, the new head of the ECB, who is due to speak on Thursday. As yet, Lagarde has not given any insight into her views on ECB monetary policy and investors are eager to learn of her assessment and guidance. One […]

  • Huawei Delay and Expired Auto Tariff Option for Trump Provide more Grounds for Optimism

    Huawei played down the impact of the 90-day delay in US operations that they were granted by the US government, saying that this would not affect their business in any way.

  • The IndeX Files 19-11-2019

    US-Sino Trade Deal Hopes Keep Markets Supported Though momentum has weakened recently, global equities benchmarks continue to trade higher this week as optimism over a potential US-Sino trade deal is keeping sentiment positive. Negotiators from both the US and China held further talks over the weekend aimed at keeping things moving. Following the cancelling of […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 18-11-2019

    Gold Precious metals begin the week under offer as gains in benchmark equities indices have seen reduced safe haven inflows. Optimism around the prospect of a US-Sino trade deal is keeping investor risk appetite well supported at the start of the new week. Over the weekend, negotiators held further talks in lieu of signing a […]

  • Morgan Stanley Sees Global Growth Recovery in 2020. What are the Conclusions for Gold?

    Almost four months ago, in early July, Morgan Stanley (MS) analysts took a relatively “rebellious” position regarding the overall investment strategy for the end of 2019 – the beginning of 2020.

  • The Investment Bank Outlook – 18-11-2019

    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 […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 18-11-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 18-11-19, 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 […]

  • Key economic events and reports of the upcoming week

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – RBA Meeting Minutes(AUD), Building Permits (Oct)(USD).

  • OPEC expects supply glut next year, will probably extend OPEC+ pact in December

    OPEC expects lower surplus in the oil market next year and that the demand for crude oil will fall as rivals increase production, reports Reuters. Both supply and demand concerns increase chances that the cartel will stand pat on current supply constraints at the meeting in December.

  • Yield Curve Receives Positive Slope – Is this a Sign for Continued Expansion?

    The Bond’s market response to the series of recent Fed rate cuts has “bullish” signs for the US economy, said the head of FRB St. Louis James Bullard on Thursday, adding that he is ready to take a wait-and-see stance to estimate impact from the move.

  • Lebanon Revolution Exposé: From WhatsApp To PM’s Resignation

    Party Official Shot By Soldiers The protests in Lebanon took a sad turn yesterday. Following weeks of peaceful protests which saw families enjoying what many described as a festival atmosphere, the protests claimed their first victim. A local party official, Alaa Abou Fakher, a member of the Druze Progressive Socialist Party, was shot dead by soldiers […]

  • Powell: Forget About Negative Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve’s head Jeremy Powell pointed out the baselessness of Trump calls that the United States should get involved into “negative rates battle” with other developed economies, saying that the pace of expansion, unemployment and inflation do not justify such a policy.