Opinions, Page 15

  • fear-traders

    Election Aftermath: Don’t Fear Volatility, Embrace It

    U.S. equity markets are trading off their session lows at 0752 GMT. The USD/JPY is also rebounding and December Comex Gold is retreating from its high. The markets are relatively calm. This comes as a surprise to traders because these events are taking place despite the fact that Democratic candidate

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  • America Get Ready for US Elections

    U.S Presidential Election – The Day Before

    Election ClimateWith the U.S Presidential Election overnight tonight, the chances of a Trump victory diminished somewhat in the early hours of Monday, following news hitting the wires that the Director of the FBI would not be proceeding with criminal charges, the 2nd probe appearing to have revealed little to have

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  • Republican Candidate Donald Trump

    Don’t Believe the Hype, A Trump Win Will Not Cause A Financial Market Disaster

    The current presidential polls indicate that while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton still holds a lead in most polls, her comfortable 5 point lead from a week ago, has dwindled to about 1.5 points. For several months, Wall Street priced in the view that Clinton could easily become the next president,

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  • Presidential-Election

    U.S Presidential Election 2016 Outlook – Presidential Race Tightens

    Election ClimateThe U.S Presidential Election is just a week away and, despite an increased possibility of a Donald Trump victory in the race to the White House, the markets have seemingly gone about its business relatively calm considering the possible impact on the financial markets, should the results go against

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  • US Election

    U.S. Election Still Up in the Air as FBI Opens New Clinton Investigation

    In the movie, The Godfather:  Part III, the main character, Michael Corleone once said these famous words, “Just when I thought I was out… they pull be back in.” Well, I have to say that after Friday’s shocking announcement that the FBI is probing new emails related to Democratic Presidential

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  • yellen-photo

    Yellen Comes Out as More Dovish than You Probably Thought

    Investors have been focusing primarily on the December 13-14, U.S. Federal Reserve meeting recently because most believe the central bank’s monetary policy committee will vote to raise interest rates for only the second time in ten years at this meeting. However, the November 1-2, FOMC meeting could prove to be

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  • Gold

    A sign of The Times; Bearish Outlook for Gold

     At the beginning of this week Gold futures jumped 1%, a small bounce back after suffering their biggest weekly loss in three years. Do you think this large loss was a once-off, or should investors keep an eye out for another dip in gold prices?I think we’re going to have

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  • A sculpCentral Banks Take Center Stageture showing the Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt

    China GDP, ECB Decision Could Rock the Markets

    We heard a lot from the Bank of Japan in late September. The Fed was also busy in late September according to the minutes of its meeting released last week. The U.K. has been in the news because of the announced plan to file Article 50 in late March and

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  • yellen-chart

    If You Want to Know if The Fed Will Raise Rates, Just Watch Gold and T-Notes

    We’re in the last quarter of the year, or the homestretch, if you will, in a year in which the financial markets have started to take on the appearance of a “barbell” formation on the charts of the major assets classes. This year saw increased volatility the first six months

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  • Risk taking still valid despite hype

    Risk Taking Still Valid Despite Hype

    Risk taking still valid despite hype. Friday was spent watching DB’s stock slide and entertaining “what-if” scenarios. Yet, we suspect that media continues to overhype the story in order to create a driver in an otherwise calm market. With volatility dropping to lows, we remain confident that investors should continue

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  • yellen-chart

    Questioning the Fed’s Political Independence

    The U.S. Federal Reserve can really be annoying at times. Earlier in the year it expressed caution about raising interest rates because of low inflation. Then it was worried about raising rates because of the labor market. At mid-year, it was worried about raising due to the uncertainty over Brexit.

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  • Commodities Daily Forecast

    Outlook for Commodities As OPEC Prepares to Meet in Algiers this Week

    The U.S. Federal Reserve has made a dovish decision not to raise interest rates in response to increased fears about weak economic trends. The fed had been contemplating a rate hike since the markets opened this year and the clamor for a September rate hike got usually high after the

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  • BoJ and Fed

    Markets calm after BoJ and Fed decision

    Markets calm after BoJ and Fed decision. As widely expected by financial markets, the Fed kept rates on hold at its September meeting. The recent declaration that two hikes were still possible for 2016 turn out to be wrong. All eyes are now on the December meeting. A hike for

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  • Crude Oil

    No Surprise. OPEC Rivals Won’t Agree on Production Freeze

    November Crude Oil futures broke sharply lower on Friday, but still managed to finish higher for the week. The catalyst behind the market’s 3.73% decline was a report that Saudi Arabia did not expect an agreement at talks next week among OPEC and non-OPEC crude exporters aimed at freezing production.Selling

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  • The Plunge And Pullback of The UK Currency Post Brexit

    It all started on June 24 when 52% of U.K.’s 65-million population decided to break nearly four decade old relationship with European Union and voted for a free UK. The move provided biggest attack to the European politics since fall of Berlin Wall and echoed sentiments of 2008-09 crisis. The

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  • Central banks matter

    Central Banks Policies Direct Financial Markets

    Central banks matter. This week, the BoE has also kept rates unchanged at 0.25%. The devalued pound has definitely helped the UK central bank to maintain its patient stance. Next week the Fed will announce also its rate decision and while officials have sent mixed signals due to probably communication

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  • Crude Oil

    Crude Oil Prices Have Only One Way To Go

    “Crude Oil can be seen at the last support area. Are we going to $26-28, and perform a move that will lead to $51-54 area?”http://www.fxempire.com/opinions/guest/will-crude-oil-continue-the-bullish-trend-329294This move was realized one by one, then I repeated several times that oil prices will fail to go above these levels.“Crude Oil can be seen at the last

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  • Should Presidential Candidates Be Required To Make Full Disclosures Prior To Running For Office

    As we move closer and closer to the November election date in the US the campaign for president continues to heat up. The polls are bouncing back and forth with Hillary Clinton maintaining a small lead. This week politics and the views of the candidates were sidetracked by medical issue

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  • Fed rate hike drifting away

    Fed rate hike drifting away

    Fed rate hike drifting away. Summer is now coming to a close. Alongside the fading memories of the beach, is expectations for a September Fed the hike. US data continues to disappoint, suggesting that a September rate hike is now off the table. This week the focus will be on

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  • US Dollar Traders Are Obsessed With The Fed

    Day after day, the financial headlines seem to be focused more on what and when, if and why the Feds will raise rates. The US dollar has been on a roller coaster ride on bets whether the Feds will increase rates in September or December or both or not at

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