Opinions, Page 2

  • Central Banks: The Market’s Life Buoy

    The traditionally slow month of August has been very tough for traders so far this year.

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  • European Central Bank, EUR/USD

    Jobs Report Will Lift Uncertainty Off Fed, Move it to ECB

    In my opinion, after the jobs data is released on Friday and traders make their position adjustments, the uncertainty over the Fed’s July 31 monetary and interest rate decisions will be lifted and the uncertainty will shift to the European Central Bank. This should lead to further pressure on the

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  • Can New ECB Head Christine Lagarde Help the EUR?

    The EU surprised the market by appointing Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, to take the place of Mario Draghi when he retires as President of the ECB in November.

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  • Federal Reserve

    Why Fed May Pass on July Rate Cut

    Given Powell’s comments, it looks as if the game-changer could be Friday’s U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report. If this report comes in better than expected then combined with the resumption of trade talks and the steady PMI data, I think investors will have to seriously consider the possibility of no rate

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  • Wet streets and windows in London. UK credit impulse contracts for seven consecutive quarters

    UK Credit Impulse Contracts for Seven Consecutive Quarters

    There has been a handful of good data released in the United Kingdom in recent weeks but it would be misleading to see this as a sign that growth is on the verge of a prolonged rebound.

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  • Why ESG is a New Trend – an exclusive interview with Francis Menassa, JAR Capital

    In the last two years, investments in sustainable fixed income assets have been gathering pace.

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  • Facebook, Libra, the SEC, and the Cryptoworld

    Facebook is looking to get in on the crypto act. Will U.S Congress and other governments let FB roll out a crypto payment service to more than 2bn users?

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  • Will Chair Powell add to the List of FOMC Disappointments?

    Global recession fears will continue to peak and trough in the coming months, and I expect the USD to be highly reactive.

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  • Fed and US Dollar

    Powell Makes Recession, Inverted Yield Headlines Disappear with One Comment

    Powell took the wind out of the argument for a recession because as you should know by now, the Fed is pretty powerful. With the stock market rallying and believe it or not, the President threatening more tariffs on China, stocks are on a roll again and within striking distance

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  • Financial concept of growth on the American Stock Exchange.

    1990s vs. 2010s. Which Expansion Will be Better for Gold?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a tie! The current expansion already lasts as long as the economic boom that started in March 1991 and ended in March 2001. We invite you to read our today’s article, which compares both expansions and find out whether the current boom will be better

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  • Powell

    The Trump – Powell Tango

    As the trade war wages on, central banks begin to step in to fend off a recession. Powell’s latest comments suggest that Trump will get his way.

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  • Gold bar, bullion stack on rising price graph as financial crisis or war safe haven, financial asset, investment and wealth concept

    Better Than Buy-and-Hold Gold Investment

    Have you thought about simply buying gold and forgetting about it for the next 10-15 years? We certainly did. And it seems not bad. But is „not bad” enough?

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  • The Tower Bridge in London after sunset

    Three Reasons Frankfurt will not Overtake London as the Finance Capital after Brexit

    Brexit uncertainty has hit London’s reputation as the world’s leading global finance centre. Political instability, the possibility of a no-deal exit, and the potential loss of financial passporting rights have all combined to give firms the jitters.

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  • Cryptomania

    Stablecoins – The Landscape and the Outlook

    Stablecoins have been in expansion mode in recent years. Is this set to continue or can we expect some consolidation?

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  • Grunge Iran and USA Flag

    Don’t Forget the US-Iran Dispute, It’s not Gone Away…

    On the current risk map, the issue of increasing US-Iran tensions has been completely neglected by market participants while it could have a massive impact on the market if the situation continues to deteriorate. Many US newspapers, including the most respected ones, now speak openly about the risk of

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  • Abandoned factory

    Credit Impulse Flashes a Warning to Major Economies

    Cracks are spreading across markets’ cheery Q1 facade, and it doesn’t all come down to trade war headline risks. A key leading indicator is falling again, and Saxo Head of macro Analysis Christopher Dembik fears this might only be the beginning.

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  • Stock Market Risk Ahead

    Trade Talk Stalemate Could Turn Short-Term Sellers into Longer-Term Bears

    If the U.S.-China trade talks have indeed stalled as reported late Friday then investors are going to start pricing in a longer stalemate and this will likely mean more long liquidation and fresh short-selling.

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  • The Uber IPO

    IPO’s in 2019 – What’s the Score?

    2019 was bountiful with IPO’s hitting the market so far, 16 priced Initial Public Offerings on the New York Stock Exchange and 61 on NASDAQ so far this year.

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  • Federal reserve building, the headquater of Federal reserve bank.

    Accommodative Fed Remains Stock Market’s Best Friend

    Even with stock prices at such lofty levels, I have a positive outlook on stocks because I believe investors and the Fed learned a lesson from last year’s late sell-off. Stocks may move higher at a slower pace the rest of the year and volatility may even return to normal

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  • The first blockchain war is about to begin

    The First Blockchain War is About to Begin

    Hopes for steady Bitcoin growth towards $6000 were replaced by disappointment after market participants faced with the return of speculative pressure. On Thursday night, the BTC sharply declined by more than 8% to $4950 in just a few hours. The likelihood of this dynamic was clearly indicated by the RSI

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