MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | Feds cuts rates for a second consecutive meeting | 19/09/2019

The Fed’s much awaited interest rate decision was to cut rates by 25 basis points as per consensus, lowering them to a target of +1.75%-+2.00%. Despite the cut, the USD strengthened against a...

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Daily Commentary | All eyes on the Fed  | 18/09/2019

All eyes are expected to be on the Fed, which is to release its interest rate decision today at 18:00 (GMT). The bank is expected to cut rates by 25 basis points, lowering them to +2.00%, from...

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Daily Commentary | USD strengthens in the aftermath of the attack  | 17/09/2019

The USD strengthened against a number of its counterparts yesterday, in the aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia. Analysts tend to note that the authorization by President Trump to use the US...

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Daily Commentary | Oil prices jump at attack on Saudi Arabia | 16/09/2019

Oil prices jumped on Monday as there were attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday, cutting production of an equivalent of 5% globally. Media also report that return to full capacity of...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: September 16th to 20th | Central Bank rollercoaster expected  | 13/09/2019

After ECB’s interest rate decision on Thursday the markets set their sights on a number of central bank interest rate decisions next week. With the Fed being the star of the central bank interest...

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Daily Commentary | ECB cuts deposit rate and reintroduces QE program | 13/09/2019

ECB’s interest rate decision was released yesterday and as the market widely expected the bank cut the deposit rate by 10 basis points, lowering it to -0.5%. Besides the cutting of the rate, it...

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Daily Commentary | ECB Interest rate decision | 12/09/2019

Today during the late European session (11:45, GMT) ECB’s interest rate decision is due out and the bank is widely expected to cut the deposit rate by 10 basis points, as EUROIS imply that the...

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Daily Commentary | USD remains steady amidst positive climate | 11/09/2019

The USD maintained a steady course yesterday against a basket of its counterparts despite the positive market sentiment. Market focus seems to be concentrating around ECB’s interest rate decision...

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Daily Commentary | GBP rises yet uncertainty remains | 10/09/2019

GBP strengthened yesterday as risks surrounding a hard Brexit seem to be fading away yet corrected lower later on. The Queen approved the no no-deal Brexit law yesterday practically strengthening...

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Daily Commentary | EUR starts the week on the back foot | 09/09/2019

EUR was on the retreat on Friday, ahead of the ECB meeting, as markets expect policymakers to provide fresh stimulus for the area’s economy. There seem to be heightened expectations about a...

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