• The effect of the US elections on financial markets

    Market analysts have mixed views on the economic plans of Clinton and Trump. Election campaigns of both candidates in the 2016 US presidential race herald a lot of fundamental changes and social reforms that are highly anticipated by many Americans.

  • What is Next for Forex after ESMA’s New Measures? Tickmill UK CEO Explains

    The new regulatory measures announced by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding the provision of Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and binary options to retail clients sent shock waves throughout the Forex industry.

  • Brexit from a Geopolitical Perspective – Our CEO’s view

    Article 50 has been triggered. The UK has two years to sort the mess out and ensure it maintains a financial advantage to make leaving the EU worthwhile. But how did we find ourselves in this position and are there more serious risks afoot?

  • Daily Market Outlook, December 3, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, December 3, 2019  Main Market Themes US stocks plunged overnight on weaker than expected ISM manufacturing data and continuous trade uncertainties. The key manufacturing gauge recorded its sub-50 reading four months in a row, a contraction in factory activities that weighs on growth outlook while construction spending fell for two straight months.  […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 18

    Trade Deal & Brexit Optimism Supporting WTI The CFTC COT report showed that net long positions in crude increased by 67,504 contracts last. The total position in WTI crude now stands at 495,539 contracts. This latest increase in upside exposure in WTI crude reflects the optimism and relief among investors in the wake of OPEC+ […]

  • Chart of the Day – GBPCHF

    Chart of the Day – GBPCHF Bearish GBPCHF: GBP: Brexit remains on the forefront, following a series of votes on Tuesday that were critical in the Brexit proceedings. GBP had swung wildly on Tuesday, initially ticking modestly higher after the first of two votes, where UK PM Boris Johnson received parliamentary majority – passing 329 […]

  • Trade of the Day Adding To EURUSD Longs

    Trade of the Day Adding To EURUSD Longs BUY EURUSD 1.0945  STOP 1.0880 TARGET 1.11  (Risk 0.50%, trade valid until 5PM EST) EUR: The Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI printed at 45.7 in September, the lowest since October 2012, as new orders and output slipped further. In particular, the German manufacturing PMI also retreated to 41.7, the […]

  • Chart of the Day Bearish USDJPY

    Chart of the Day Bearish USDJPY Bearish USDJPY – USD: Dismal US ISM manufacturing PMI raised questions on outlook: The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 48.1 in November (Oct: 48.3) to mark its fourth consecutive sub-50 reading that signaled an ongoing contraction in the American manufacturing sector, raising a renewed worries over US growth outlook […]

  • Chart of the Day Bearish USD

    Chart of the Day Bearish USD Bearish USD: The Federal Reserve cut the Fed Funds Rate target range by 25 bps from 1.75- 2% to 1.5-1.75% as widely expected, marking its third reduction in its benchmark rate this year. There was little change in the FOMC statement, but the Fed removed its language of “to […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 7

    Key Points From This Week The New Zealand Dollar has been the standout performer among the G10 currency pack this week. Encouraging signs that the US and China will sign a trade deal this month is seeing the kiwi back in demand. The Canadian Dollar has been the weakest performer over the week, however. While […]

  • The IndeX Files 14-01-2020

    Attention Turning Back Towards US-Sino Trade Deal Global benchmark equities indices have seen a pause in their recent upward trajectory though are consolidating near highs, suggesting a continuation higher is coming. The most notable themes for asset markets currently are those of reduced geopolitical risks linked to US-Iran tensions as well as the favourable backdrop […]

  • Chart of the Day GBPUSD

    Chart of the Day GBPUSD GBPUSD: BOE left bank rate steady, still cautious ahead of Jan 2020 Brexit headline: The Bank of England MPC voted 7-2 (unchanged) to keep bank rate steady at 0.75% as widely expected and reiterated its hawkish stance. Among key points being of the latest statement include that BOE expects growth […]

  • Top Market Themes 2020

    Rather frustratingly, it seems that many of the big themes set to dominate 2020 will really be an extension of the stories that took centre stage over 2019. US-Sino Trade Negotiations. With an initial trade deal in place, focus will now shift on to the second round of negotiations. The first trade deal is due […]

  • Investment Bank Outlook 08-05-19

    In our second installment of the Investment Bank Outlook 08-05-19 we’re going to 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 […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 20

    WTI Caught Between US-Iran Tensions & US-China Trade Deal The CFTC COT position report showed that last week, investors increased their upside positions in WTI by a further 4,780 contracts, taking the total position to 554,857 contracts. The recent increase in WTI positioning reflects the better expectations around US-Sino trade relations. Trump announced that the […]