• What to Expect from Today’s NFP: A Data Overview

    Key points to note before you trade the December NFP.

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 16

    Key Points From This Week US – Iran Tensions Subside The week started off in bad shape with risk markets selling off as tensions between the US and Iran escalated. During speeches made during a day of mourning for slain Iranian general Soleimani, Iranian leaders vowed to take revenge on the US. Late on Tuesday […]

  • Chart of the Day AUDUSD

    Chart of the Day AUDUSD Bullish AUDUSD – AUD: Australia retail sales growth hit 2-year high; Services activities slumped into contraction in December: Retail sales beat expectations to record a sharp growth of 0.9% MOM in November (Oct: +0.1% revised), its largest increase in two years. The upturn reflects higher sales of food, household goods […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 10, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 10, 2020  Main Market Themes Market higher this morning on signs that the Middle East situation may be stabilising. In the US, the Democrat-dominated lower house of Congress passed a bill designed to limit President Trump’s ability to undertake actions against Iran without Congressional approval. However, the measure is unlikely to […]

  • Daily Commodity Currencies: 10 January, Friday

    USDCHF Technical Analysis:   NZDUSD Technical Analysis:     USDCAD Technical Analysis:     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 belong solely to the author, and not to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other […]

  • “Symbolic” Iran Missile Strikes. Was It the Case?

    Iran’s “Act of severe retaliation” was surprisingly humane – missile attacks were carried out in such an amazing way that not a single American soldier was injured.

  • 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 […]

  • Chart of the Day NZDCAD

    Chart of the Day NZDCAD Bullish NZDCAD – NZD: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is now in the enviable position of being able to sit on its hands for an extended period of time. The chances of inflation rising to the top of its target range are very low so rate increases would […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 09, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 09, 2020  Main Market Themes Market extended further gains overnight on hopes an escalation in the Middle-east tension is slim despite Iran’s attack on US forces in Iraq on Tuesday. Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that they weren’t seeking escalation or war after a missile attack on US base that […]

  • Oil Prices Drop Amid Iran Attack

    Today we review the potential future of oil and American index S&P500. We also discuss current status of gold and the cross-rate of EUR/CHF.

  • Daily Commodity Currencies: 9 January, Thursday

    USDCHF Technical Analysis: NZDUSD Technical Analysis: USDCAD Technical Analysis:   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 belong solely to the author, and not to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual or […]

  • US-Iran Tensions Erupt: Market Impact

      US Kills Top Iranian General Global investor risk appetite was shaken last week on reports that the US had killed a top Iranian general during a drone strike carried out in Baghdad on Friday. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general was confirmed to have been killed during the drone strike. Risk assets across the […]

  • Gold to $2000? Should we Jump in the Leaving Train?

    First of all, an important update on the US-Iran conflict.

  • Chart of the Day USDJPY

    Chart of the Day USDJPY Bullish USDJPY – USD: US ISM Non-manufacturing PMI beat estimate: The ISM non manufacturing index beat estimate to record a higher than expected reading of 55.0 in December (Nov: 53.9) that indicates a quicker expansion in services sector activity at year end. The gain in headline reading was led mainly […]

  • Daily Market Outlook, January 08, 2020 

    Daily Market Outlook, January 08, 2020  Main Market Themes The news of Iranian missile attacks on two US air bases in Iraq caused a sell-off in the Asian market and a rally in safe-haven assets such as government bonds. The Brent crude oil prices initially spiked sharply to almost $72bbl but later fell back after […]