Geopolitical Risk Rises As North Korea & US Escalate Tension.

Geopolitical Risk Rises As North Korea & US Escalate Tension.

For the first time in a long time, genuine geo-political risk has caught the markets attention. North Korea and the USA are currently engaged in a high-risk game of chicken, with neither country taking a backwards step in the escalating war of words. Geo-political risk and the markets. As it’s been a while since we’ve […]

Should You Be Concerned About A Market Correction?

US markets are making all time highs and volatility continues to get crushed. Are the increased concerns about a market correction justified, and should you be worried? Seasonality is at it’s summer best (or worst, depending on your viewpoint) right now, volume is very low and ranges are tight. US indices grind out new all-time […]

Tomorrow’s NFP Could Be The Catalyst For A US Dollar Rebound.

Tomorrow’s NFP Could Be The Catalyst For A US Dollar Rebound.

The US Dollar as seen nothing but red so far in 2017, but tomorrow’s NFP numbers could provide some support to the struggling greenback. Non-Farm Payrolls is arguably the most important of all the US economic indicators. While you may debate the relevance of certain figures, there’s no doubt that both traders and the Fed […]

Four Great Podcasts For Traders & Investors.

Four Great Podcasts For Traders & Investors.

In a media landscape dominated by soundbites and optimised for advertisers, traders and investors who are looking for in depth analysis may benefit by turning their attention to podcasts. Some the best content out there at the moment is available for free, and all you have to do is plug in and listen. Here’s a […]

Never Short A Dull Market: US Equities Grind Higher

Never Short A Dull Market: US Equities Grind Higher

The slow grind up of major US indexes continued today as investors push stocks higher on strong earnings. Never Short A Dull Market. With over 80% of US companies reporting earning beats, US equity investors are seeing no reason to sell this summer. Even in the face of a balance sheet unwind from the Fed, […]

The EUR/USD Breaks 1.16 As Traders Continue Pricing In The End Of QE.

The EUR/USD Breaks 1.16 As Traders Continue Pricing In The End Of QE.

The Euro rallied as high as 1.1650 today, reaching its highest level in over a year, after the ECB left rates on hold and traders called Draghi’s bluff on QE and tapering in 2017. Despite his best attempts, Draghi’s dovish tone failed to keep a lid on the Euro, however September looks increasingly unlikely as […]

S&P500 Makes All Time Highs As Central Bankers Mix Their Messages

The “New World” of Central Bank tightening took some interesting twists and turns this week, as the BOC raised rates to get ahead of the data, and the Federal Reserve backed off their hawkish statements. In the midst of it all, the S&P500 made record highs on Friday, despite disappointing earnings and laggards in the […]

Finance, Trading and Programming: What Language Should You Learn?

This topic is slightly different to the usual content, however I’ve been asked this question a lot recently so I thought I’d take some time to address it here. What programming language should you learn for finance and trading? If you’re new to coding, Python is the best language to learn for trading and financial […]

Volatility Rears Its Head As Central Bankers Unexpectedly Turn Hawkish

Central Bankers from the UK & Canada joined their EU and US counterparts this week by taking a far more hawkish tone towards interest rates than was expected. These comments suggest that the extended period of stimulus and easy money that has seen the inflation of asset prices around the world may be coming to […]

Draghi Finally Says The Words EUR/USD Traders Have Been Waiting For

Draghi Finally Says The Words EUR/USD Traders Have Been Waiting For

On Tuesday, ECB President Mario Draghi remarked that the ECB was ready to begin looking at phasing out its stimulus measures. The Euro responded accordingly, rallying around 200 pips as traders took this as the long confirmation they have been patiently waiting for. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing though. On Wednesday morning the ECB attempted to […]

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