Opinions, Page 4

  • 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.

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  • US Dollar needs strong Payrolls

    Why Dollar Needs Strong Payrolls

    The United States labor market again showed its strength, adding 304K jobs in January, almost twice more than the expected 165K.

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  • Federal Reserve Building

    The Fed May Be not Enough

    The American dollar came under pressure because of the willingness of the Fed to be patient in assessing the situation.

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  • british_and_eu_flags

    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.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve

    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 and

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  • New Zealand Dollars

    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.

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  • Brexit

    Brexit Vote Preview

    On Tuesday, there will be an important vote in the British Parliament, which runs the risk of becoming the loudest government defeat in modern history.

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  • Bulls Bear

    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.

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  • Draghiecb EUR

    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.

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  • GreenRed chart

    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 does

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  • 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.

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  • Trump - Xi

    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 in

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  • Trader disappoint

    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 the

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  • Trader shock

    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 yours

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  • Fed Chair Powell

    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 their

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  • Crude Oil

    With Saudi Arabia Preparing to Slash Shipments to U.S. Refiners, Crude May Be One Big Inventory Draw Away from Sparking Rally

    Saudi Arabia’s plan is pretty clear. Their strategy is to cut exports to the United States in order to prevent a build in U.S. crude oil supply. Since they plan to make their move starting in January, this is likely to have a more immediate effect on prices then predictions

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  • Australian Dollar

    OECD Warns of Hard Landing in Australian Housing Market, Others See RBA Rate Cut in Late 2019

    The Australian Dollar is likely to remain under pressure throughout 2019. The on-going trade dispute is likely to continue to weaken exports which should force the RBA to keep policy unchanged because lower rates are helping to keep the economy afloat as it rides out the storm. However, an escalation

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  • What's the Current Status of Weed Stocks?

    What’s the Current Status of Weed Stocks?

    During the last year, weed stocks were flying high on the hope that this legalization will inspire other countries around the world to follow suit. What’s next for the cannabis industry?

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  • Apple Store New York

    Is Apple About to Fall From Investor’s Grace?

    Apple has for quite some time been a good investment for the big picture but the same as any other big company, Apple faces new challenges.

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  • US Dollar

    U.S. Dollar – Three Factors Signaling Major Top

    The combination of the tame inflation report, comments from Fed Chair Powell on cooling global demand and the dovish comments from Fed Vice Chair Clarida stating the Fed is getting closer to neutral, are all signs the Fed may slow its pace of rate hikes and this should be bearish

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