MARKET INSIGHTS

Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: August 19th to 23rd|FOMC Meeting Minutes along with multiple PMI’s create interest  | 16/08/2019

The current global economic uncertainty all over the world could be intensified in the week ahead as the market will be paying close attention to the FOMC meeting minutes for further updates on...

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Daily Commentary | US financial data thrives | 16/08/2019

Yesterday, the US core retail sales and retail sales reports came out very positive surpassing expectations. Retail sales increased to +0.7%mom compared to previous +0.3% mom and Core Retail Sales...

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Daily Commentary | Financial markets on selloff after recession fears | 15/08/2019

Yesterday, the European and UK stock markets along with Wall Street posted losses after market participants observed data indicating to a recession. In the US and the UK, the 2 year treasuries...

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Daily Commentary | Financial Markets find relief in tariff delay announcement | 14/08/2019

Yesterday the US announced the delay of 10% tariffs on some Chinese products including cell phones and laptops until mid-December 2019. According to reports the US reached out to China this time...

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Daily Commentary | Oil demand remains weak | 13/08/2019

According to IEA, growth estimates for 2019 and 2020 have been revised downwards. Oil demand has already dropped significantly globally with minor increase by the US, India and China. Production...

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Daily Commentary | Week ahead may provide volatility as more uncertainty prevails | 12/08/2019

Compared to last week’s somewhat muted action, analysts suggest that this week could have unexpected turns and traders could move in. In the previous days, the US accused China as a currency...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: August 12th to 16th| Uncertainty and multiple releases to provide direction  | 09/08/2019

Last week uncertainty was one of the main characteristics for the financial markets and we would not be surprised to see the same pattern being maintained into next week. It should be noted that...

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Daily Commentary | Yen sticks to highs against the USD as frictions continue | 09/08/2019

JPY maintain most of the gains made in the past days as friction are being maintained in the US-Sino relationships. Economists seem to worry that the US-Sino trade war may have entered unchartered...

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Daily Commentary | Worries ease as China sets Yuan fixing at stronger than expected levels | 08/08/2019

The nerves of the market calmed a bit after the People’s Bank of China set its daily reference rate at 7.0039 Yuan per USD. Albeit the rate is higher than the previous fixing of 6.9996 USD/CNY, it...

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Daily Commentary | RBNZ cuts rates by 50 bp, Kiwi sinks | 07/08/2019

RBNZ proceeded with a 50 basis-points rate cut during the Asian session today and the NZD weakened across the board, as the bank’s decision was more dovish than market expectations. RBNZ’s Cash...

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