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Next Global Crisis – Strengthening U.S. Dollar Index or Weakening Euro?
Judging from the way the dollar index is weighted, the best bet for another surge to the upside will be a weaker Euro, Japanese Yen and British Pound.Read More
Russia – Not the Rating it Needs but the Rating it Deserves
Yesterday I took part in a discussion program on the Russia-1 TV channel. The topic was an urgent one – Moody’s raised Russia’s sovereign rating to investment grade (Baa3). The dispute was quite interesting. I am especially ‘impressed’ with the little verbal duel with a glorious demagogue communist, one ofRead More
What Does the Growth of the US Markets Mean?
The USD demand came back at the start of trade in London: the EURUSD pair has dropped to the lowest mark of the trading spectrum since November returning to 1.1300.Read More
Weekly Outlook, Feb 11-15. Top 5 Things to Know this Week
The economic calendar for the current week remained relatively quiet with a couple of monetary policy decisions from Reserve Bank of Australia and Bank of England.Read More
EM Currencies to Invest in 2019
We have come to the second month of 2019 and it’s time to take a deep breath after the crazy run of the year, evaluate what has already happened and made some precisions on the upcoming months.Read More
Where Next for the Pound as Brexit Saga Wrangles on?
As was widely expected PM May’s deal was met with a resounding rejection in the house of commons, with the margin of the parliamentary defeat the largest ever suffered by a government.Read More
Most Fed Policymakers Favor Delaying Further Rate Hikes
With the exception of Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, who came across as a tad hawkish, Bostic, Bullard and Rosengren were all in line with the minutes of the Federal Reserve December minutes which showed policymakers were willing to pause interest rate hikes given the volatility in financial markets andRead More
New Zealand Dollar Surges on Patient Fed, Optimistic Trade Talks – Can Buyers Extend Rally?
The strong momentum into Friday’s close suggests the rally will likely continue this week especially if the U.S. Dollar resumes its downtrend and an air of optimism over the timely end of the U.S.-China trade dispute lingers.Read More
Earnings Season Once More. Can the Bulls Survive?
It’s been a particularly choppy start to the year for the U.S equity markets. The Dow fell to 2019 low 22,686.22 before bouncing back to hit 24,000 levels on Thursday. A number of drivers have dictated direction at the turn of the year.Read More
Who Will Succeed Mario Draghi?
Currently finishing a very bold mandate that started back in 2012, Mario Draghi is ready to hang up his boots as the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) on October 31 of this year.Read More
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst
This idiom could not be more applicable as we look to 2019 after global markets erased their gains for the year after almost 10 consecutive years of a bull run. As complacency spread in 2017 amid high global growth and decreased political risk, 2018 seemed much less benign. But doesRead More
The Brexit Conundrum: How the UK Holds the Forex Market Hostage
On June 23, 2016, the UK decided to leave the European Union. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.Read More
The Big Events that Shook the Financial Markets in 2018
It was quite a year for the global financial markets, with never a dull moment seeing the U.S majors hit record highs before hitting bear territory late in the year, the year culminating in the Dow seeing its worse Christmas Eve on record and its best single day gain inRead More
Are We at the End of the Economic Cycle?
2018 was a rough year for traders, as they faced extremely high market volatility and uncertainty. Worse yet, there are signs that indicate that we’re not going to get any relief next year – in fact, 2019 might be even tougher for traders. Are we at the end of theRead More
Unpredictable Predictions 2019
Everyone wants to know what to expect in the New Year. Traders are not an exclusion. This time we created something new and interesting for you. We think that it’s boring to talk about things you can expect yoursRead More
This Week’s Fed Meeting: Pressure on Powell to Sound Dovish, but Not Too Dovish
Ahead of the meeting, investors are expressing concerns about the U.S. economy and whether the Fed would hike further after December. As recent as September, the Fed came out as a little too optimistic about the economy next year. At this meeting, they may come down a little on theirRead More