The US Dollar Moves Lower And Lower In 2017

The US Dollar Moves Lower And Lower In 2017

Last week saw a significant spike in volatility across most markets. While traders welcomed the opportunity, those with US Dollar exposure have been eagerly watching one of the years largest moves unfold. The US Dollar Index has taken a beating in 2017. The charging bull of November and December is a distant memory, and the […]

Risk Off Hits The Market On Comey And Trump Memo

Risk Off Hits The Market On Comey And Trump Memo

US equity futures are down and safe haven assets have popped on the news that President Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI probe into Russian ties. Risk-off sentiment has appeared in Asian equities, and both Gold and the Yen have seen flows. The moves aren’t massive at this stage, and we won’t know the market […]

Draghi And The Euro: Will The Bull Be Unleashed In 2017?

Draghi And The Euro: Will The Bull Be Unleashed In 2017?

To say that the outlook for the Euro was “extremely bearish” at the beginning of 2017 would be an understatement. Numerous research notes had it heading to parity with the USD, based on both economic weakness and systemic political risk. Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius stated the the Euro could reach parity, driven by divergent […]

Does Crisis Investing Work? A Look At United Airlines One Month On.

Q: Does crisis investing work? Turn the clock back one month, do you remember what the biggest story of the week was? The United Airlines Incident. Wall to wall coverage on CNBC, including expert analysis from airlines analysts, PR and crisis management professionals and lawyers. If you’re anything like me, your social feeds were ablaze with […]

Oil Falls, OPEC Reacts. Where To From Here for Oil?

Oil Falls, OPEC Reacts. Where To From Here for Oil?

Oil made headlines this week as price tumbled back down to levels last seen in November 2016, pre-OPEC production cut. With the US increasing production and  inventory numbers stubbornly strong traders & investors must ask: can OPEC still set the price of oil?  A complex web of supply and demand. For the uninitiated, oil is a complex […]

How Concerned Should You Be About The French Election?

Believe the polls, or believe the market?

The second round of the French election is scheduled for this Sunday, 7 May 2017. If you’re politically inclined, speculating on the likely winner and potential fallout provides some excellent conversation material. For those with investments exposed to Euro’s or the Eurozone, the question turns from entertaining to directly relevant to your bottom line. How worried should you be about a […]

IndyRef2 Causes Market Uncertainty

Scottish Independence Debate May Hinder Business Again The SNP has once again locked horns with the UK’s central government. They want a second referendum to decide if Scotland should leave the UK, and join the EU. Despite some serious push back from Theresa May, a wave of support for the argument has gathered momentum. Less than 3 […]

Caterpillar Shares Drop After Relocation Announcement

Caterpillar Shares Drop After Relocation Announcement

Caterpillar Shares Drop After Relocation Announcement Shares of mining and diesel engine equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. slumped in early trading on Tuesday. The decrease in the share price came following an announcement that the company would be moving its world headquarters from Peoria, Illinois, where the company and its predecessor have been based since 1910, […]

Xi Jinping Reaffirms Commitment to Globalization in Recent Speech

Xi Jinping Reaffirms Commitment to Globalization in Recent Speech

Xi Jinping Reaffirms Commitment to Globalization in Recent Speech Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared in Davos, Switzerland this week to offer up an address before the World Economic Forum. During his speech, the Chinese leader, in stark contrast to US President-elect Donald Trump, presented a vision of an economically globalized world in which goods and […]

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