• 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?

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Chart of the Day – AUDUSD

    Chart of the Day – AUDUSD AUD: RBA minutes repeated that the Bank is assessing earlier cuts as it remains prepared to ease further. The Minutes echoed the November Statement on Monetary Policy, where the Board noted low rates meant it was approaching the limits of conventional policy, bringing closer the point at which “other […]

  • 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 […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 1, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 1, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook: US equities fell on Thursday despite better-than-expected earnings and the Fed’s third rate cut of 2019, as market participants turned their attention to US-China trade negotiations. US Treasury yields declined on Thursday as market participants loaded up on safer assets. The US Dollar […]

  • 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.  […]

  • A no deal Brexit consequences

    First of all, a no deal does not mean at all that the UK won’t leave the Euro, but in fact it means that the UK and the EU are still unable to reach an agreement regarding the divorce and this scenario would create uncertainty about what would happen next, so no doubt, this will […]

  • Chart of The Day: Bearish EURCHF

    Chart of The Day: Bearish EURCHF EUR: Flows have been more Euro supportive of late, with the single currency getting a lot of that prop from some broad based profit taking on US Dollar longs. The Euro has also been supported on ECB Guindos comments that the risk for a Euro area recession is very […]

  • Chart of the Day Bearish EURJPY

    Chart of the Day Bearish EURJPY EUR: It’s premature to be calling for EUR strength as slower EA data momentum and low inflation. Moreover, ECB QE will again generate a negative net supply dynamic in the EA bond market, forcing EA bond investors to buy foreign bonds. ECB QE is designed to keep the EUR […]

  • EU To Decide On Brexit Deal Tomorrow

    Midnight Deadline For Brexit Deal Today marks an important day for Brexit negotiations. The EU has given the UK a midnight deadline for agreeing a deal ahead of the EU summit which begins tomorrow. The plan is, if the UK and EU can agree an acceptable deal, the EU will then officially approve the deal […]