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  • Trump Campaign Rally Linked to Tulsa COVID-19 Spike

    Trump has been at the centre of further controversy this week over claims that his recent campaign rally in Tulsa “likely contributed”  to a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 there. The Tulsa City-County Health Department said that the event, held on June 20th, “more than likely” translated into the spike in cases seen over recent weeks. […]

  • USDCNH Falls As US/China Tensions Rise

    Fresh Sanctions Coming? Tensions between the US and China are at risk of boiling over once again this week as President Trump reportedly prepares to announce fresh sanctions against China. Speaking with reporters this week, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said: “We’ve got a number of executive orders. We’re looking at how we […]

  • The IndeX Files 07-07-2020

    Investors Shrugging Off Virus Concerns Global equities benchmarks started the week in a positive manner with most indices rallying on Monday. However, gains have proved short lived and sentiment has soured somewhat on Tuesday as emerging risk factors temper bullish momentum. The chief concern among investors currently is that of a potential second wave of […]

  • Trump Praises June Jobs Data, Tries To Downplay Second Wave

    June NFPs Highest on Record The latest US jobs report, released a day early yesterday ahead of the holiday weekend in America, marked yet a further, dramatic recovery in employment last month. The headline June NFPs marked a bumper growth of 4.8 million jobs last month. This increase, which is the largest monthly jobs gain […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 41

    Key Points from This Week Lockdown Measures Reintroduced in Places Fears of an emerging second wave of the COVID-19 virus have seen the return of lockdown measures in some areas around the world. The governor of California this week ordered the closure of bars and restaurants in 19 counties there while Texas has halted plans […]

  • Trump’s Approval Rating Sinks Further

    Trump Tweets Anger At China Donald Trump added to fears of fresh tensions between the US and China with an inflammatory tweet this week. Trump tweeted: “As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 29-06-2020

    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 […]

  • Trump Steps In To Clear Up Confusion Over China Trade War Comments

    Navarro Lands In Hot Water US stock markets saw plenty of volatility over the last 24 hours amidst confusion pertaining to comments made by the White house trade adviser, Pete Navarro. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Navarro appeared to suggest that the US/China trade deal was dead in the water, saying: “it’s over… “Here’s, I […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 39

    Key Points from This Week Fed Calls for More Support Fed chairman Powell called on the government to offer further support during a testimony to Congress this week. Echoing his message at the June FOMC, Powell warned that the recovery process in the US will be a very long one and noted a great deal […]

  • Fed Warnings Continue While Trump Mulls Fresh Stimulus

    Fed watchers have been treated to plenty of interesting commentary this week which has been worth paying attention to, especially considering the movements we’ve been seeing in the dollar and in equities markets. With the US economy having suffered a record crash over Q2, the outlook among Fed members has become increasingly uncertain and with […]

  • The Investment Bank Outlook 15-06-2020

    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 […]

  • The Friday Forex Takeaway – Episode 37

    Key Points from This Week US Civil Unrest Intensifies Black Lives Matter protests, which sprung up in the wake of the killing of unarmed, black-American George Floyd last week, have raged for 10 nights now. Sprawling across more than 141 cities the protests have been met with a highly aggressive response from the police force […]

  • Are Trump’s Re-election Chances Falling?

    Trade War Cost Support The current socio-political crisis unfolding across the US right now poses important questions for the upcoming US elections due towards the end of the year. Trump had already seen his approval ratings among voters falling over the last year as the negative impact of his trade war against China became clearly […]

  • Trump Threatens Military Lockdown As Riots Continue

    From Bad To Worse Conditions in the US have dramatically deteriorated this year and we are now starting to see significant selling pressure emerging in the Dollar. The US economy which had already been weakened by the two-year trade war waged by the president against China  has been heavily damaged by the COVID-19 outbreak which […]

  • The IndeX Files 02-06-2020

    Equities As Dollar Falls Amidst US Tensions Global equities benchmarks continue to gain ground this week despite emerging risk factors which have taken the shine off the post-lockdown recovery now underway. The backdrop of US/China tensions, which rose to the forefront last week ,has now seen a shift in focus amidst the ongoing unrest in […]