• UK Elections Update: Conservative Party Losing Ground

    Polls Show Gap Is Narrowing With just fifteen days to go until the UK general elections the intensity of the campaign is accelerating, as is the media coverage around it. One of the major points of focus is the wide range of polls around the elections. In recent years, there has been a great deal […]

  • Chart of the Day Bullish CHFJPY

    Chart of the Day Bullish CHFJPY CHF: The SNB remains uncomfortable with Franc appreciation and continues to remind the market it will need to be careful about any attempts at trying to force an appreciation in the currency. But the SNB will also need to be careful right now, as its strategy to weaken the […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 27, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 27, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook – Major equity indices in the US ended mildly higher but off their fresh record intraday high amid rejuvenated trade deal optimism and some positive vibes from US economic data.  President Trump said that a mini trade deal is in its “final throes”, […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 26, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 26, 2019  Main Market Themes Equity markets extended gains, buoyed by rising sense of trade optimism that helped push Wall Street main indexes to finish at record highs. Markets gained confidence from multiple reports from both the Chinese and American sources that suggest that the US and China could indeed reach […]

  • The IndeX Files 26-11-2019

    Trade Deal Speculation Driving Markets Benchmark global equities indices remain well supported this week, though better strength is being noted in UK and European asset markets so far. Risk sentiment has been much firmer over recent weeks though we do seem to be in a low volatility period currently. The dominating theme continues to be […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 25-11-2019

    Gold The trajectory of gold prices has shifted to the downside over recent weeks as both a better outlook to US-Sino trade relations and a pause in Fed tightening has seen reduced flight-to-safety and a higher outlook for the Dollar. On the US-Sino trade relations front, the market is still anticipating a deal, in line […]

  • Chart of the Week Bearish GBPAUD

    Chart of the Week Bearish GBPAUD Bearish GBPAUD – GBP: UK private sector output dropped in November: IHS Markit/CIPS released its first report on UK Flash Composite PMI on Friday. The Flash UK manufacturing PMI slipped to a two-month low of 48.3 in November (Oct: 49.6), pointing to worsening manufacturing conditions as a result of […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 25-11-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 25-11-19, our analyst looks into the trading week ahead, possible market moving data releases across the globe and the technical analysis to accompany it! Disclaimer: The material provided is for information purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The views, information, or opinions expressed in the text […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 25, 2019

    Daily Market Outlook, November 25, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook – Markets rose on Friday on positive trade headlines after President Trump said he was “very close” to a trade deal with China while President Xi made a rare comment that Beijing wanted to work out an interim phase deal with the US, […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 25-11-2019

    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 […]

  • Chart of the Day – EURUSD

    Chart of the Day – EURUSD Bearish EURUSD – EUR: Eurozone consumer confidence improved in November: The preliminary reading of the European Commission Consumer Confidence Index came in higher at -7.2 in November (Oct: -7.6) to indicate a slight improvement in Euro Area consumer sentiment. This morning’s PMI data was mixed with emerging softness in […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 10

    Key Points from This Week FOMC Meeting Minutes The minutes of the October FOMC meeting were interesting given that the tone of discussions was more dovish than the market was expecting. Policymakers noted that risks to the US economy remain elevated and while most supported the decision to keep rates on hold now, the potential […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 22, 2019

    Daily Market Outlook, November 22, 2019  Main Market Themes Markets edged slightly higher overnight amid cautious sentiment as traders digested mixed trade and political headlines. A WSJ news story reported that China chief trade negotiator had invited his American counterpart for a face-to-face talk that would happen before Thanksgiving in late November but the US […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 14

    Trade Talk Concerns Leaning On Oil Prices Benchmark WTI prices have been lower this week as emerging concern for the prospect of a US-Sino trade deal has stunted demand. Crude prices had been supported recently amidst expectations that the “phase one” trade deal agreed between the US and China was to be signed. However, with […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, November 21, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, November 21, 2019  Main Market Themes Markets slipped overnight as trade uncertainty deepened further over a Reuters news story that said a US-China phase one trade deal may not be completed this year alongside FOMC meeting minutes that offered little clue on the Fed’s next policy move.  Reuters reported that the inking […]