• The Investment Bank Outlook – 21-10-2019

    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 Week, Bearish USDCHF

    Chart of the Week Bearish USDCHF Chart if the Week, USD: US leading index declined for a second month: index The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.1% MOM in September (Aug: -0.2% revised) to 111.9 due to weaknesses in the manufacturing sector and the interest spread that were only partially […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, October 21, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, October 21, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily market outlook: The next few days will be crucial as far as Brexit is concerned. Saturday’s special parliamentary session in the House of Commons offered little detail on when, or even if, the UK will finally leave the EU. UK PM Boris Johnson has now […]

  • Weekly Market Outlook 21-10-19

    In this Weekly Market Outlook 21-10-19, 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 […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 5

    Key points This week As with last week, the standout performer over the week has been the British Pound which has seen strong gains on increased optimism over a potential Brexit deal. The Japanese Yen has been the weakest currency of the G10 bloc this week as better risk appetite has seen a lack of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Traders Nervous Ahead of Parliament Brexit Vote

    EU Backs PM’s Deal Three years and two Prime Ministers after the UK electorate narrowly voted in favour of leaving the European Union, the UK government is now on the verge of finally agreeing a Brexit deal. The Brexit deal offered to the EU by Boris Johnson this week was officially approved by EU leaders […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, October 18, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, October 18, 2019  Main Market Themes Daily Market Outlook: stocks rebounded overnight on upbeat corporate earnings, positive US-China trade news and EU’s approval of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal which overshadowed weaker US economic data. Key indexes gained by 0.1% to 0.4%, as China maintained that it would increase its purchase of US […]

  • Pound Jumps on UK-EU Brexit Deal

    Taking to Twitter this morning, in a move which echoes that of Trump, the UK PM wrote “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 9

    Trade Deal Delay Bearish for WTI Benchmark WTI prices have been broadly lower over the week as concerns for the global economy have once again weighed on the outlook for oil demand. The week commenced with a note of uncertainty over US-Sino trade relations. Late last week, On the back of two days of meetings […]

  • Trade of the Day

    Trade of the Day NZD: The NZD got a boost from NZ CPI yesterday, but subsequent comments from RBNZ Deputy Governor Bascand, that OCR cuts were a “reasonable prospect”, has seen the NZD underperform over the past 24 hours. There was little change in RBNZ OCR expectations yesterday, with a November rate cut fully priced […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, October 17, 2019 

    Daily Market Outlook, October 17, 2019  Main Market Themes US stocks finished lower overnight as poor retail sales data and renewed concerns over US-China relations overshadowed upbeat corporate earnings. Major indexes slipped around 0.1-0.3% after official data reported that retail sales contracted tor the first time in seven months.  The House of Representatives passed a […]

  • Trade of the Week & Trade of the Day Tally

    Trade of the Week & Trade of the Day Tally As we have completed the first month of our Trade of the Week & Trade of the Day calls, for the sake of consistency and transparency, we want to take a check on how the trades have performed. As it isn’t possible to give real […]

  • 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 […]

  • US Keeping Pressure on China To Sign “Phase One” Deal

    Deal Agreed But Not Yet Signed It has been a difficult few weeks for traders recently as markets have reacted neurotically to the seemingly constant stream of contradictory headlines around Brexit and US -Sino trade negotiations. At the end of last week, global equities indices were rallying on news that the US had agreed an […]