• The IndeX Files 21-04-2020

    Equities Recovery Weakens Equities prices have taken a dip this week as the fundamental backdrop has shifted once again. Following some initial upside momentum in the wake of a wave of actions by G10 central banks the recovery has now stalled with most global indices retracing recent gains this week. In Europe, the industrial lock-downs […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 20-04-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 20-04-20, 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 […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 20-04-2020

    Gold Gold prices have come off a little over recent sessions. Following a break above the 1703.10 level last week, with price trading up to fresh 2020 highs, the market has since sold off and come back under the level. The sell-off comes despite continued rallies across equities markets which had been supporting gold previously. […]

  • China Suffers Worst Ever Quarterly GDP Reading

    -6.8% vs -6.2% Expected 6% Previous The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Chinese economy was laid bare today as the Chinese Q1 GDP figure marked the first contraction on record at -6.8%. The reading, which was worse than the -6.2% reading forecast, makes for devastating reading and raises very concerning questions over the […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 30

    Key points This Week Trump Pulls WHO Funding The controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency went up another gear this week as Trump announced that he was pulling US funding for the WHO. Following the WHO criticising Trump over his initial handling of the outbreak in the US, accusing Trump of wasting time and not taking […]

  • BOC Warns Of Sharpest Ever Downturn

    Asset Purchases Expanded The Bank of Canada yesterday followed in the footsteps of the Fed as it announced details of an increase in its biggest ever asset purchases program. The BOC details expansions to its current purchases which will now include $35 billion in provincial bonds, and $7 million in corporate grade bonds. The BOC […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 34

    Oil Hits Fresh Lows It’s been a frustrating week for oil bulls. Following the mild decline seen from last week’s highs, losses have been extended this week with price trading down to fresh 2020 lows as news of a massive over-supply has dampened trader sentiment and fuelled further speculative selling. Oil price had been higher […]

  • Will US/China Relations Survive COVID-19 Crisis?

    US/China Relations In Focus With the COVID-19 crisis commanding the attention of governments around the globe, the trade negotiations between the US and China have been put on the back-burner for now. In some respects, the emergence of a global health crisis has shone a light on how petty and unnecessary the two-year trade stand-off […]

  • Trump Cancels WHO Funding Over China Claims

    Over a Presidency which has been headlined by controversy and scandal, Trump has once again thrust himself into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Just a couple of months after his impeachment acquittal, Trump has made headlines this week firstly for a heated televised press conference in which he openly attacked and insulted members […]

  • China Trade Recovers But GDP Risks Remain

    Trade Data Improves The latest trade data out of China has given a further signal that the world’s second largest economy is starting to recover. Following the two months of shut-downs in China, restrictions have started to be lifted over recent weeks, allowing for a pick-up in economic activity. Notably, last month we saw the […]

  • The IndeX Files 14-04-2020

    Equities Recovery Continues Global equities benchmarks are extending their recovery this week with asset markets across the globe trading broadly in the green.  Much of the recovery can be attributed to the large wave of central bank easing which has swept across markets in recent weeks. The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to help […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 13-04-2020

    Gold The gold market has seen an impressive recovery rally over the last fortnight. Amidst a backdrop of ongoing, historic interventions from the Federal Reserve, gold prices have seen an acceleration in demand as US interest rate and inflation expectations fall through the floor. Along with slashing interest rates to just above zero (record low), […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 13-04-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 13-04-20, 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 […]

  • Does The COVID-19 Crisis Threaten The Euro-Zone?

    Echoes of Former Crises The Current crisis stemming from the ongoing spread of COVID-19 has once again shone a light on the tensions within the Euro-zone and the fault lines which run through the European project. Such episodes are not uncommon for the Euro-zone, even looking back beyond the most recent Brexit situation, we saw […]

  • Eurogroup Meetings Fail To Deliver Result

    Divisions Stall Progress On the back of the emergency Eurogroup meetings yesterday, which ran long into the small hours of the night, European ministers announced today that they were unable to agree a deal. The talks had been aimed at establishing a course of action to provide economic support for those Eurozone economies worst affected […]