• The IndeX Files 17-09-2019

    Risks Remain Amidst Positive Backdrop The fundamental backdrop for equities remains supportive in the near term though benchmarks in the US, Europe, Asia and the UK have seen a pause in momentum so far this week. The announcement of a new range of easing measures from the ECB at its meeting this month has helped […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 17, 2019

    Main Market Themes Markets were mired in risk off mode with risk assets under selling pressure yesterday, as the weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi’s oil facilities heightened geopolitical concerns between the US and Iran. Major stock indices ended in the red in the US and Europe but mixed in the Asian markets, amid weaker than […]

  • September SNB Meeting Preview

    Expectations For September SNB Meeting Central bankers across the G10 space have moved drastically to the dovish side this year. A renewed outbreak of trade tariffs between the US and China has exacerbated the global downturn, keeping inflation subdued across the board. With the Fed, the ECB, the RBA and RBNZ each having eased further […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 16, 2019

    Main Market Themes Crude surges on attack in Saudi Arabia. Over the weekend, a drone attack on a Saudi processing facility has resulted in WTI gapping higher to 60.86 early Monday in Asia. USDJPY (and USDCAD) gapped lower below 108.00 to 107.81 on the back of risk aversion while US Treasury futures are a touch […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 13, 2019

    Main Market Themes Global financial markets was surrounded by positive vibes yesterday and overnight, first on softer stance by both China and the US on their longstanding trade spat, followed by ECB’s stimulus measures.  The ECB did not disappoint, delivering a 10bps cut in its deposit facility and revived its bond purchase programme with a […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 12, 2019

    Main Market Themes Key equity indices all ended in the green globally in a day where markets anxiously await ECB policy announcement later today, while Brexit and trade tension somewhat receded.  It was a rather quiet and listless day punctuated by President Trump’s tweet lambasting the Fed again, calling for the Fed to lower rates […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 11, 2019

    Main Market Themes Overall contained moves in global financial markets overnight amid global recession fear following weak China price data and jitters ahead of ECB policy announcement where new a new stimulus package is expected. Major global stock indices closed mainly flat while the global bond markets saw broad-based selloffs.  The 30Y German bund yields […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 10, 2019

    Main Market Themes U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that Sino-US trade negotiations have made great progress and the two sides reached a conceptual consensus on the implementation mechanism. Chinese officials plan to visit the United States in October for consultations. This is also a goodwill signal, and it is expected that the People’s Bank of […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, September 9, 2019

    Main Market Themes China’s RRR cuts. The commodity FX complex were given a boost on Friday following the wider than expected RRR cuts (50bps universal cut as well as targeted 100bps cut) by the PBOC (3rd time this year) Structurally, the RRR cuts by China on Friday may only have provided the necessary but not […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 02-09-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 02-09-19, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Please note that this material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views discussed in the above video […]