• Johnson Pushing For Brexit Trade Deal in July

    PM Rejoins Trade Talks With the UK and Eurozone member nations now moving swiftly out of lockdown, focus has begun to shift way from the battle against the virus and onto other fundamental matters. Among these, Brexit trade talks have returned to the limelight as both sides step up their calls for a deal to […]

  • BOJ Ramps Up Purchases, Warns Of Second Wave Risks

    The Bank of Japan this week reiterated its view that the Japanese economy, the third largest globally, is on course to gradually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a bid to further support the recovery, the BOJ announced that it will be extending its corporate funding support from $700 billion (which the bank announced last […]

  • BOE Expected To Announce Further Stimulus

    The Bank of England convenes for its June monetary policy meeting this week and with the UK economy shown to be suffering greatly as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, the bank is widely expected to announce further measures. With rates sitting at record lows of 0.10%, the market is placing the greater odds on […]

  • The IndeX Files 16-06-2020

    Second Wave Fears Foil Equities Rally Global equities benchmarks have begun the week with an offered tone as growing concerns over a potential second wave of the virus in the US take focus. With mass reopening well underway across the US, many states have been reporting a steady increase in infection rates over recent weeks […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 15-06-2020

    Gold The gold market has started the week under some mild selling pressure as the US Dollar continues to recover recent losses. Equities markets have been in freefall over reports highlighting the growing risk of a second wave of the virus in the US. While the safe-haven inflow from this risk off atmosphere would typically […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 15-06-2020

    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 […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 15-06-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 15-06-20, 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 […]

  • Why Are Equities Indices Reversing?

    US Equities Concede Gains Headlines and sentiment over the last month have been increasingly positive with and more optimism being attached to the tentative recovery underway in the US. However, if the recent stock market rally felt a little too good to be true, then price action over the last couple of days will have […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 38

    Key Points from This Week Fed Delivers Warning Message At the June FOMC this week, the Fed held its monetary policy at current levels. However, the statement and comments following the meeting were decidedly dovish with Fed chairman Powell warning the markets that the economic recovery from the covid-19 crisis would not be quick or […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 42

    Stifled Action Despite Important Developments It’s been an interesting week for oil albeit a somewhat frustrating once as despite some key developments we haven’t seen much market movement. OPEC+ agreed to extend the current production cuts by a further month at a special meeting held this week. The extension was well signalled and did little […]

  • World Bank Slashes Global Growth Forecasts

    Lower Projections Cited The World Bank has released its latest set of economic growth forecasts for the year and is now projecting a deeper downturn than previously forecasted. The “June 2020 Global Economic Prospects” release comes just days after an explosive US jobs number which raised questions over the current economic projections, namely whether the […]

  • The IndeX Files 09-06-2020

    US Jobs Number Raises Recovery Hopes While global equities benchmarks remain broadly supported, upside momentum has stalled a little this week following a bumper US jobs report on Friday. The NFP for May came in at a record 2.5 million. This reading was in stark contrast to the -7.5 million figure expected and reflects a […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 08-06-2020

    Gold Gold prices are starting the week with a bid tone as price continues to recover off the 1668.91 level support tested last week. The man story for now is the dramatic rebound in the US jobs number seen on Friday. Following a record plunge of -20.5 million jobs in April, the market was expecting […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 08-06-2020

    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 […]

  • European Markets Soar As ECB Ramps Up Easing

    Fresh Liquidity Injection European asset markets have been given a fresh boost this week, with the ECB announcing that it will increase the size of its bond-purchase program by 600 billion EUR. The bank’s recently launched Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP) will now run at 1.35 trillion EUR in total. The program, which will run […]