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Another Blow to the Emerging Markets
August 15, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky Emerging Markets (EMs) are being dragged down by the deepening crisis in Turkey. The collapse of the Turkish Lira has rattled the financial markets, ripped through the emerging FX markets and brought down the stocks markets at the...

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No Turkish Delight – Is A Currency Devaluation Of 40% Justified?
August 15, 2018

Most political scientists believe that all problems in the world are related to politics, and most economists believe that all problems are rooted in economics. However, what’s happening in Turkey now seems to be a combination of both as I'll expla...

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The New “Lows”
August 14, 2018

By ​Deepta Bolaky Trade and geopolitical risks were at the forefront of the meltdown that rattled the markets on Friday. Turkey’s currency crisis prompted a massive sell-off across the markets hitting the European banking sectors the hardest. ...

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GBPAUD – Brexit ‘No Deal’ To Spark A 1000 Pip Move?
August 14, 2018

Since September last year, the British Pound has enjoyed a relatively easy time against the Australian Dollar, often described as a solid bull run. However, many fundamental drivers have turned sour for the Sterling crosses, and with GBPAUD in partic...

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Venezuela’s Currency Alternative
August 11, 2018

I recently wrote about Venezuela’s dire social and economic situation. In case you missed it – click here. The South American countries currency Bolivar (VEF) is becoming more and more worthless, with 1 US Dollar being worth around 207,100 Boliva...

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China Taking Stock Of US Trade Deficit Figures
August 10, 2018

The US official trade deficit number with China is $375.2bn in 2017. But According to China Customs General Administration, this number should be $275.8bn. Notice there is a vast gap between the versions from two sides. So, which version is closer to...

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Venezuela – The New Zimbabwe?
August 9, 2018

Venezuela: A Latin American Crisis Venezuela’s economy has been in turmoil in recent times with its inflation skyrocketing and with no signs of slowing down, the situation may worsen. The political tensions have also been rising in one of the OP...

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Lacklustre Gold Weighing Heavy On Markets
August 8, 2018

Free-falling gold prices The latest weekly chart for gold does not look favourable for the precious metal. Below we can see that in twelve of the past sixteen weeks, gold prices have ended down and is one of the worst runs for the metal in decades. ...

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Are the bond markets overwhelming or intimidating?
August 7, 2018

By ​Deepta Bolaky The intermarket relationships between commodities, currency, equity and bond markets are key in understanding the way the markets interact and move. Some markets will move with each other while others will move against each oth...

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Snapshot – AUDNZD, EURUSD, USOIL
August 7, 2018

AUDNZD - Point & Figure Chart AUDNZD - As we approach the upcoming policy meetings this week, the expectations for both central banks (RBA and the RBNZ) is to keep their respective interest rates on hold. The only difference is that the New ...

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Island Chain To Blockchain – The Latest Use Case For Crypto
August 3, 2018

Promising Signs Amid Market Declines Cryptocurrencies have had a tough year so far. After reaching record highs at the end of last year and the beginning of 2018, the cryptocurrency market has been in decline. But it hasn’t stopped the digital cur...

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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement
August 1, 2018

It is the beginning of a new month and it only means one thing – it’s the Non-Farm Payroll Announcement week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the data for the monthly change in employment on Friday 3rd August at 1.30 PM UK time. Why ...

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Bullish Technical Reversal Trend
July 31, 2018

By ​Deepta Bolaky “Buy the Dips” and “Sell the Rallies” are widely followed strategies by new or experienced traders.  Buy-the-dip strategy is becoming increasingly popular based on the theory of market fluctuations. It takes into consi...

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World’s Largest Stock Exchanges
July 30, 2018

Almost every country in the world has a stock exchange with some countries having multiple exchanges. There are over 60 major exchanges across the globe with the total market cap of over $85 trillion. But only 18 of those are in the so-called ''$1 tr...

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Snapshot – NZDCAD, EURUSD, USOIL
July 28, 2018

NZDCAD - Daily To begin with, let’s take a look at the NZDCAD. Admittedly not the liveliest minor pair but in this instance, I think it is worth a mention. On the daily time frame, we can see the price is hovering around the critical support...

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