• The Crude Chronicles – Episode 13

    WTI Longs Build On Trade Deal Optimism The CFTC reported that over the last week, net long positions in WTI Crude futures were higher by 22,512 contracts, moving back up to a total long position of 138,389 contracts. This most recent build in US crude exposure reflects optimism towards the ongoing US-Sino trade negotiations which […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 14, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 14, 2019  Main Market Themes US stocks ended on a mixed note again overnight as fresh uncertainty on US-China trade deal kept traders on the sidelines following recent headlines that suggest trade talks might have been hindered over issues such as tariffs rollback and agricultural purchases.  Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified […]

  • NZD Higher As RBNZ Defies Market Expectations

    RBNZ Bucks The Trend At a time when global central banks are increasingly guiding markets and signalling forthcoming moves, the RBNZ is increasingly become a difficult bank to anticipate. In August, the RBNZ caught traders off-guard when, against expectations of a near-certain 25 basis point rate cut, they lowered rates by a huge 50 basis […]

  • Chart of the Day – NZDUSD

    Chart of the Day – NZDUSD NZD: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) held its official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.00%. In its accompanying press release, the RBNZ said that “Economic developments since the August Statement do not warrant a change to the already stimulatory monetary setting at this time”. This is the […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 13, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 13, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook, President Trump‘s remarks at the Economic Club of New York kept US stock indices near their record highs. Focus was on his comment that a phase one US-China trade deal is “close” even though he stopped short of providing further details. In fact, […]

  • The IndeX Files 12-11-2019

    Will US-Sino Trade Deal Be Signed This Week? Global benchmark equities remain near recent high levels this week, though are sitting below the record highs seen over the last week as investors struggle with opposing themes. The US outlook has shifted away from expectations that the Fed will ease further this year. Ahead of the […]

  • Chart of the Day – USDJPY

    Chart of the Day US domestic politics will stay on the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump as the House of Representatives will televise publicly the Congressional hearings on President Trump’s impeachment inquiry this week. US diplomats William Taylor and George Kent will testify before the House of Representative Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, whilst […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 12, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 12, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook: US bond markets were shut on Monday for Veterans Day but US equity markets were open. The Dow notched a fresh record closing high, though the rest of the benchmark markets closed lower amid lingering US-China trade worries, as protests in Hong Kong […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 11-11-2019

    Gold The outlook for precious metals is evolving in light of the changing expectations for the path of the US dollar. Although the Federal Reserve pressed ahead with a further rate cut at its most recent meeting, Chairman Powell explained that the central bank would now be sitting on its hands while it assesses the […]

  • Chart of the Week Bullish EURUSD

    Chart of the Week Bullish EURUSD Bullish EURUSD: EUR: Eurozone industrial production is out on Wednesday. On Thursday, national account data for 3Q19 will be updated with the second estimate of the 3Q real GDP growth set to confirm the flash 0.2% q/q growth. On Friday, alongside the trade balance data for September, Eurostat will […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook – 11-11-2019

    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 […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 11, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 11, 2019  Main Market Themes Optimism on the pending US-China trade deal faded on Friday after President Trump said that he hasn’t yet agreed to remove tariffs on imported Chinese goods as part of the first phase of a US-China trade deal. He said “I haven’t agreed to anything…China would like […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 11-11-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 11-11-19, 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 Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 8

    Key Points This Week US-Sino Trade Deal on Track Expectations that the US – Sino “phase one” trade deal (verbally agreed October 10th) will be signed over November has kept equities indices in demand. US benchmarks have traded to new record highs this week as the prospect of an end to the 17-month tariff war […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 8, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 8, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook: US stocks rose overnight, buoyed by optimism that the US and China seem inching closer to ink a partial trade deal as Beijing announced that it had agreed with the US to remove tariffs in phases. Reuters also cited an anonymous US official […]