Andrew Masters

Andrew Masters

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  • Australian Dollar Notes

    Commodities still the main driver of the Australian dollar

    The Australian dollar has rallied in the last 2 weeks from a low of US75c to around US76.60c against the greenback, defying analysts’ predictions that the currency would tumble if the US Federal Reserve stuck to their plan to hike rates further next year and if new tax legislation in

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  • AUD

    Australian Dollar may hit US90c

    One of the reasons the Australian dollar may have strengthened is because the Fed gave no surprises, and kept to their earlier plan to lift rates 3 more times next year. The question is still up in the air whether 3 rate rises is possible as it was shown anything

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  • Eur

    Euro to Benefit on Expected Fed Moves

    After slumping recently, the Euro has made a remarkable recovery last week against its US counterpart on the back of strong data from the Eurozone and worries over the number of rate hikes to be delivered from the US Federal Reserve over the coming year.Markit PMI numbers released on Thursday capped

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  • Pounds

    Pound May See Further Losses

    The British pound has steadied in today’s trading session after last week’s plunge following the latest rate decision from the Bank of England and the question on everybody’s mind is where to now for the British currency?Last week, Markit services PMI figures from the UK which hit the market at

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  • Australian dollar needs RBA’s help

    Australian Dollar Needs RBA’s Help

    The Australian dollar finished the previous week off strongly against its US counterpart sitting at a 2 year high US8055c, which is making the RBA sit up and take notice, and if the currency goes much higher they may have no choice but to act.In their latest interest rate decision

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  • Gold

    Is this a Fool’s Gold Rally?

    It seems now that everybody is getting in on the gold rush as the price of the precious metal powers ahead and now sits comfortably at $1,343.So the question is now, has gone run too far too quickly? Are we overestimating the situation on the Korean peninsula and is there

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  • Gold

    Gold ready to charge on Geopolitical Tensions

    The gold price received a huge boost in the last few days on the back of a terrorist attack in Spain as well as fears that US President Donald trump will be unable to push through any of his planned economic policies.A terrorist attack in Barcelona earlier today claimed the

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  • Iranian Elections to Impact Oil Prices, OPEC Meeting in Focus

    The oil price has jumped higher during the previous week and this should be the start of things to come in the following days, as the market absorb Hassan Rouhani presidential elections victory in Iran.Oil has made a strong recovery since Saudi Arabia and Russia struck a deal to extend

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  • Make or Break for the Euro

    The Euro closed higher last week against the major currencies ahead of one of the biggest political events of the year and the question is what now for the European currency?Never has there been such controversy surrounding a French presidential election and with an array of candidates with such different policies,

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  • "There is clearly some nervousness out there"

    Gold to Remain Well Supported

    The gold price is treading water today after rising sharply in the previous trading session, on the back of rising tensions between the US and Russia over the fate of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad after last week’s chemical weapons attack.At 13.34am, (GMT) gold was trading at $1,277 slightly up from

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  • Pound to jump significantly after article 50

    The British pound has fallen for the first time in 3 days today after a round of local data missed expectations, but some predict that this is just a temporary bump in the road and the currency is still drastically undervalued.The British currency was trading at $1,2448 against its US

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  • Fed Lifts Rates, US Dollar Weakens

    The US Federal Reserve, in their latest board meeting last week raised interest rates for the third time since the global financial crisis bringing the figure to 1.00 percent and in what should have been a boom for the US dollar turned out to be a bust and the question is

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  • Pound could fall another 16 percent before finding a bottom

    Pound Headed Near Parity with US dollar

    The pound has continued to fall last week, resuming a trend that started over a week ago as Brexit fears amongst other things begin to rattle investors.The British currency has now lost over 2.5 percent against its US counterpart in the past 5 trading sessions bringing it to a seven

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  • Employment Data Boosts Australian Dollar, Will the Bullish Run Continue?

    The Australian dollar has finally broken through the US77c mark on Thursday on the back of strong job figures which included a drop in the unemployment rate.The Australian Dollar was rejected at 0.77 on Friday and close the week at 0.7662. However, a second attempt to break above this level will not be

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  • Analysts are Deeply Divided over The British Pound

    The British pound is trading slightly higher today as analysts are divided on the direction of the British currency as we approach the triggering of article 50, the time when Britain begins proceedings to leave the European Union.British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised the citizens of the UK that article 50

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  • US Dollar Still under Trump’s Policy Actions

    January 20, America saw the official ceremony at which Donald Trump took office as President.Despite expectations, the implementation of programs for fiscal stimulation and the conduct of infrastructure reform remained unaffected. However, if tax reforms are introduced then investors from the rest of the world, attracted by tax breaks of

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  • Bitcoin to Join Gold as a Safe Haven?

    The gold price finished slightly lower on Friday marking its first weekly loss since the start of the year, and failing to benefit on weaker than expected data from the US.Gross domestic product figures hit the market from America on Friday at 1.9 percent, below analysts’ expectations for a figure

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  • Trump and Brexit are set to dominate financial markets in 2017

    The Impact of Trump and Brexit in 2017

    The year 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most volatile and exciting times for the financial markets in recent years and we believe that two events in particular will play the most important part on how the year unfolds.As the whole world already knows, Donald Trump has

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  • Trends in 2017

    Trends in 2017

    US Presidential InaugurationThe inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump will begin on January 19 and will continue for three days. This is reported in the media with reference to Trump’ the graph. The elected president said that on the first day in office as the

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  • Australia might lose its precious triple AAA credit rating

    The Australian Dollar Holds Steady But Remains Under Pressure

    The Australian dollar is trading steady in today’s trading, still reeling from yesterday’s Federal Government mid-year economic update which showed a budget deficit out of control.At 12.30pm (GMT) the Aussie dollar was trading at 0.7268 up 0.10% from  yesterday’s trading, rising from lowest level of 0.7240 earlier today.The local currency has now racked

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