• Precious Metals Monday 18-05-2020

    Gold The gold market has broken out to its highest levels since mid-2012 as the new trading week gets underway. A backdrop of stark, dovish warnings from central banks about the last downside impact of COVID-19 as well as increased uncertainty over US/China relations is creating strong safe-haven demand for gold. Last week, the chairman […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 18-05-2020

    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 […]

  • Fed’s Powell Rules Out Negative Rates During Dire Economic Warning

    Powell Warns Of Long Road To Recovery Amidst a backdrop of increased expectation that the Federal Reserve might be considering moving into negative territory on rates, Fed chairman Jerome Powell quashed this prospect yesterday. Speaking at the Peterson Institute for International Economics yesterday evening, Powell gave his latest economic outlook and addressed the Fed’s monetary […]

  • 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 Investment Bank Outlook – 11-05-2020

    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 […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 04-05-2020

    Gold The gold market has seen renewed buying this week due to the broader risk off tone seen across markets at the start of the week in response to increased tensions between the US and China. Following a series of controversial claims from the US last week, with Trump and Mike Pompeo accusing China of […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 04-05-2020

    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 […]

  • USD Sinks On Dovish FOMC & GDP Plunge

    Fed Sounds The Alarm At the April FOMC meeting held yesterday, the Fed held no punches in warning the market over the severity of the economic threat from COVID-19. As per the market’s expectations, in line with the massive, historic moves announced by the fed over the prior month, no further adjustments were made to […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 36

    Crude Long Positions Building The CFTC COT positioning report showed that large speculators and hedge-funds (non-commercials) increased their positions in WTI last week by 76,511 contracts to a total position of 587,180 contracts. This brings the net long position back up to its highest level in over 18 months despite the recent rout in oil […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 27-04-2020

    Gold Gold prices remain supported just below the 2020 high as we kick off the new week. The key market item this week will be the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. The Fed is not expected to add to its sprawling list of programs at this stage, however, its language and outlook is likely to take […]

  • 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), […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 06-04-2020

    Gold Gold prices have seen renewed buying over recent session as safe haven flow have started to re-emerge. With US data weakness keeping US rate path expectations subdued throughout the end of 2020, and with equities markets stabilising, there is room for gold to continue to appreciate here. Gold had seen heavy selling earlier in […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 06-04-2020

    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 […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 30-03-2020

    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 […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 23-03-2020

    Gold Gold prices remain under pressure this week as the sell-off in global asset prices continues. Safe-haven demand for the US Dollar is dragging gold prices lower as investors move money out of other assets and into the greenback.  In the US, Congress is finalising plans for a $425 billion emergency relief package for the […]