MARKET INSIGHTS

Week Ahead | Biweekly outlook: December 24th to January 4th| A slow market, with most events after New Year’s day  | 21/12/2018

As the seasons holidays draw near, we could expect the market slowing down as a number of markets will be closing and most releases concentrating after New Year’s day. Hence we grab the...

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Daily Commentary | USD weakens on weak interest rate outlook | 21/12/2018

The USD weakened against a number of its counterparts yesterday, as a subdued outlook on US interest rates and the economy weighed on the greenback. The Fed’s outlook accelerated the slide of the...

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Daily Commentary | FOMC hikes rates and the greenback gets some support | 20/12/2018

The FOMC hiked rates as was widely expected yesterday, raising interest rates by 25 basis points from 2.25% to 2.50%. Analysts point out that the markets were surprised by the Fed’s commitment to...

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Daily Commentary | FOMC Interest Rate Decision | 19/12/2018

The FOMC is expected to hike rates today (19:00 GMT) by 25 bp elevating its interest rate to the level of 2.50%, and currently FFF currently imply a probability for such a scenario of 71.9%....

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Daily Commentary | USD weakens on possible cautious outlook from the Fed | 18/12/2018

The USD weakened yesterday ahead of the FOMC’s interest rate decision on Wednesday, as it may be expecting a more cautious tone for the US economic outlook by the Fed. The Fed is expected to hike...

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Week Ahead | December 17th to 21st | Brexit, FOMC interest rate decision as well as BoJ and BoE in focus.  | 17/12/2018

The fundamentals of this week could include further developments regarding Brexit and the US Sino trade relationships, however the markets could have their attention turned to the financial...

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Daily Commentary | USD strengthens on risk sentiment | 17/12/2018

The USD strengthened on Friday riding a wave of uncertainty, as weaker than expected data from China and the Eurozone were released. Also the possibility of a US government shutdown seems to have...

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Daily Commentary | ECB remains on hold and EUR weakens | 14/12/2018

As was widely expected, ECB remained on hold at 0.0% yesterday and during the announcement of the decision there was little volatility for EUR. The accompanying statement, had few changes with...

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Daily Commentary | Theresa May survives Confidence vote | 13/12/2018

Cable rallied yesterday as the Tory party held a confidence vote for Theresa May’s leadership, yet she survived. The confidence vote was held in a secret ballot and Theresa May won the support of...

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Daily Commentary | Pound remains under pressure as Brexit uncertainty continues | 12/12/2018

Cable dropped even lower yesterday, as Brexit fundamentals continued to keep the pound under pressure, despite a positive employment report for the UK. Reports that a leadership contest within the...

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