MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | The oil market struggles to sustain a rally | 23/07/2019

Oil producers and traders have remained in a rather inactive position in the latest days. This could be due to weakness in worldwide demand for the commodity weighing in on the market. In general...

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Daily Commentary | More action from the Strait of Hormuz | 22/07/2019

Iranian military confronted and seized a British warship on Friday as Tehran said it was violating international maritime rules. UK officials were not clear on how they intent to reply to this...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: July 22nd to 26th | Fed expectations, ECB interest rate decision and US preliminary GDP among main drivers for the markets  | 19/07/2019

Fed expectations, ECB interest rate decision and US preliminary GDP among main drivers for the markets

The next week could prove to be a rather slow week as financial releases...

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Daily Commentary | USD under pressure as Fed rate cut possibility increases | 19/07/2019

USD was on the retreat yesterday as Fed officials strengthened expectations for the Fed to cut rates in its July meeting. NY Fed President John Williams held an argumentation about the Fed taking...

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Daily Commentary | AUD firms after soft employment data | 18/07/2019

Australia’s employment data for June came out and were characterised as quite soft. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2%, while the employment change figure dropped to a merely 0.5k....

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Daily Commentary | USD firms on favourable data  | 17/07/2019

The greenback strengthened yesterday against a number of its counterparts as better than expected data was released from the US. The markets reacted favourably as the retail sales growth rates...

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Daily Commentary | Brexit weighs on the GBP  | 16/07/2019

GBP/USD dropped yesterday as Brexit weighed on the pound once again yesterday, keeping any gains temporary and in check. On the monetary front, poor data and the possibility of the BoE cutting...

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Daily Commentary | AUD strengthens slightly on Chinese GDP data | 15/07/2019

AUD/USD marked slight gains as the Chinese GDP rates for Q2 (+1.6% qoq), outperformed expectations (+1.5% qoq). It should be noted though, that on a year on year basis China’s GDP rate slowed...

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Week Ahead |  Weekly outlook: July 15th to 19th | Chinese data and CPI rates to move the markets. | 12/07/2019

Chinese data and CPI rates to move the markets.

While the USD to be probably still under the Fed’s spell, next week has a number of interesting releases in store for the markets....

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Daily Commentary | USD stands its ground as US inflation rates are released | 12/07/2019

USD stopped its weakening against a number of other currencies, as the US inflation rates for June released yesterday, seem to stabilize. The headline CPI rate slowed down as expected, reaching +...

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