• The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 37

    Key Points from This Week US Civil Unrest Intensifies Black Lives Matter protests, which sprung up in the wake of the killing of unarmed, black-American George Floyd last week, have raged for 10 nights now. Sprawling across more than 141 cities the protests have been met with a highly aggressive response from the police force […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 41

    Mixed EIA Report WTI prices were seen extending their recent rally this week as global investor appetite continued to improve despite the ongoing unrest in the US. Oil prices have seen steady buying over recent weeks as global stay-at-home measures have continued to be reduced. With many economies making firm tracks towards full reopening, the […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 40

    Rising Risk Factors Blunt Recovery Optimism The crude oil market has retreated lower again this week following initial strength. Firmer risk sentiment at the start of the week, in response to optimistic reports of the work underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, had helped lift oil prices which have been higher over recent weeks as […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 39

    Oil Demand Continues To Rise The oil market has seen a further recovery this week amidst a broad pickup in risk sentiment as global stay-at-home measures continue to ease. Parts of America have been re-opening over recent days as well as some European countries, fuelling hopes of a return to normality as more businesses begin […]

  • The Crude Chronicles -Episode 38

    Oil Recovery Rally Loses Steam The oil market has seen a week of heavily reduced volatility compared with  price movements registered over the prior weeks. In the aftermath of the heavy selling which rocked the market just three weeks ago, WTI has since recovered and traded higher, reversing some of these losses. However, the recovery […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 35

    Negative Oil Prices Crude oil prices have seen record moves this week as the capitulation in concerns for the demand outlook resulted in a downside shock with prices breaking below $0 for the first time on record. Printing lows of -$37.63 on Monday at the worst of the decline. The dramatic sell-off comes on the […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 29

    Key Points From This Week Fed Announces New Liquidity Program The Fed announced a further set or surprise measures this week in the form of a $2.3 trillion corporate loan system. The funding has been made available to the Fed via the emergency coronavirus package approved by US congress last month and will aim to […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 33

    Oil Demand Decimated by Covid-19 Disruption Following the mild recovery seen in WTI price action last week, momentum has stalled with oil prices trading roughly flat so far on the week. The main driver for oil prices remains the ongoing COVID-19 situation. While risk assets, generally speaking, have been able to reclaim some higher ground […]

  • OPEC Calls Emergency Meeting Amidst Oil Rout

    Will Saudi Arabia & Russia Finally Co-operate? Oil prices have turned higher at the end of the week following the calling of an emergency OPEC+ meeting next week. Following calls from President Trump to end the stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Russia, Saudi Arabia has announced the meetings for Monday April 6th. Taking to Twitter […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 28

    Key Points From This Week Chinese Manufacturing Recovers Following a plunge to record lows of 35.7 in February, the Chinese manufacturing sector rebounded firmly in March to post highs of 52.3 on the Caixin PMI index. The market had been forecasting a recovery to just 44.9 and was pleasantly surprised by the news. With lockdown […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 25

    Key Points From This Week Bank of England Cuts Rates The BOE became the latest central bank in the G10 space to lower its rates this week. Echoing the Fed, the BOE announced a surprise rate cut of 0.5% midweek in response to the ballooning COVID-19 situation. With the UK very shortly to go into […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 23

    Key Points From This Week US Dollar Sell-Off The Dollar has seen a sharp repricing of rate path expectations over recent days. The growing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak has seen investors ramping up their expectations of a Fed rate cut. The market is now pricing in a .25% cut by the April meeting as […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 27

    Oil Sinking As Risk Appetite Evaporates The CFTC COT report reflected an increase in upside positions in WTI last week of 14,995 contracts. This latest increase in long positioning takes the total bullish position to 411,764 contracts. The increase in upside exposure came despite the growing mood of risk aversion in the markets in response […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 26

    Crude Recovers On COVID-19 Optimism Benchmark WTI prices have risen over the week as the rebound in global investor appetite helped oil recover from earlier losses in the week. Negative headlines attached to the growing economic impact of COVID-19 were leaning on oil prices at the start of the week, seeing a broad risk-off tone […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 25

    Benchmark WTI prices have had a much stronger session this week with prices recovering to highs of mid $51 from recent lows of $49. The recovery has largely been attributed to the recovery in global investor appetite over this week. OPEC Cuts Demand Outlook Investor uncertainty has been lower over the last month due to […]