• 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 […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, May 21, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, May 21, 2020  Risk tone in the Asian market was mixed after gains earlier in the week. That followed tweets from President Trump accusing China of a “disinformation and propaganda attack” on the US and Europe.  Data wise, both Australia and Japan reported improvements in their May services PMI to 25.5 (from […]

  • Chart of the Day XAUUSD (Gold)

    Chart of the Day XAUUSD (Gold) XAUUSD (Gold) momentum divergence to be addressed – Probable Price Path Gold firmed on Wednesday buoyed by rising demand for safe-haven investments, as the extent of damage from the coronavirus became more apparent following bleak data from major economies and optimism about a potential vaccine fizzled out. Spot gold […]

  • US Administration Accused of Risking Workers’ Lives

    Diverging Views It is fair to say that the relationship between the Fed and the US administration has not been a particularly pleasant one over the course of the current presidency. Following Powell’s appointment as Fed chairman, Trump has consistently criticised both the central bank and Powell personally for now acting to ease monetary policy […]

  • UK Data Goes From Bad To Worse

    Inflation Lowest Since 2016 UK inflation fell by almost half last month, tumbling from 1.5% in March to just 0.8% in April as the COVID-19 fallout continues to wreak havoc on the economy. The decline has taken inflation back to its lowest level since mid-2016 and highlights the heavy downside drag being caused by the […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, May 20, 2020

    Daily Market Outlook, May 20, 2020  Asian equity market mixed this morning following declines in US and European markets yesterday. US Fed Chair Powell, in testimony to Congress, called for more fiscal stimulus. White House advisor Kudlow said the administration was looking at a potential corporate tax cut but Republican Senate leaders said they were […]

  • China Fuels Trade War Fears With Australia

    China Steps Up Pressure on Australia Away from its long running trade stand-off with the US, it seems that China is now in the process of commencing a new trade dispute. Following increased calls from the Australian government for an official investigation into the origins of COVID-19, with growing scrutiny over China’s role in the […]

  • The IndeX Files 19-05-2020

    Risk Sentiment Supported Amidst Vaccine Hopes Global equities benchmarks are in the green across the board today as the week continues in a positive tone for investors. News of a potential COVID-19 vaccine has taken centre stage this week following the announcement by US Biotech firm Moderna which said that one of its candidate vaccines […]

  • Chart of the Day AUDNZD

    Chart of the Day AUDNZD AUDNZD correction developing – Probable Price Path Last week was one in which negative risk sentiment prevailed for the large part but a new week has given way to a complete reversal. The easing of lockdown restrictions continues across the world, even if looking a little too early in some […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, May 19, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, May 19, 2020  Asian equity market is up this morning after strong gains yesterday in Europe and on Wall Street. Reports of positive tests on a Covid-19 vaccine may have helped lift prices. German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron agreed to support the EUR500bn recovery fund plan but cautioned that much […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chart of The Day NZDJPY

    Chart of the Day NZDJPY NZDJPY range support – Probable Price Path Fear and greed may continue to battle for the mindshare of investors as US-China trade tensions return to the fore amid growing concerns that key nations are also racing to obtain first rights to any Covid-19 vaccine. Japan also slipped into a recession […]

  • 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 […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, May 18, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, May 18, 2020  Expectations of further policy stimulus has provided a positive backdrop for the market at the start of the week. Most major Asian indices are trading higher, while European and UK futures point to gains ahead.  Comments from Fed Chair Powell, late on Friday, suggested that the Fed was ‘not […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 18-05-20

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 18-05-20, 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 […]