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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

Preview: The European Central Bank Rate Decision

With the Brexit negations dominating the news flow over the last few weeks, you may forget there are other events taking place. On Thursday, the European Central Bank will announce its decision whether to increase, decrease or maintain the interest rates. The decision is scheduled to be announced at 12:45 PM UK time. Why Is The Announcement Impo...

December 12, 2018
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US Jobs Numbers Are In

The Buraeu of Labor Statistics have released the latest jobs report for September. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers. The total non-farm payroll employment increased by 155,000 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today below the forecast of 198,000. Biggest job gains were in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation a...

December 7, 2018
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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data will be released on Friday 7th December at 13:30 PM London time. Why is the announcement important? Non-farm payroll is one of the most closely watched indicators and is considered the most wide-ranging measu...

December 6, 2018
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What Has Moved The Markets So Far This Week?

December started on a positive note, though it was short-lived. During the G20 meeting, there was more optimism in the financial markets than the market participants had anticipated. Investors were therefore hopeful that December would be promising. Post G20 Reactions – Bullish Gaps Monday started on a buoyant note with a few bullish gaps, a...

December 6, 2018
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Canada – Taking A Look At The Loonie Economy

Canada News Flying Under The Radar Canada has been a predominant feature in financial news in the recent few months, with many discussions centered around the NAFTA and ‘new NAFTA’ agreement, the USMCA trade deal. But despite being such a significant story, it has arguably been overshadowed by the big moves in equity markets, Brexit negotiatio...

December 2, 2018
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Is Trump the Santa Stock Markets Need?

Without any doubt it was a difficult year for the stock markets. Recently nearly all equity indices have erased their 2018 gains. October has also lived up to its reputation in being the worst month for equities. The stock markets bled red, and investors were anxious and cautious. The equity markets have gone through their longest bull run, an...

November 30, 2018
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ECB Speeches

The week kicked off with a series of ECB speeches, and markets participants were gearing up to have more updates on the Eurozone economy, interest rate and Italy. Investors were keen to see whether the ECB downplays the slowdown in the German economy and the Italian Budget risks. We bring you a summary of the main headlines following the spe...

November 27, 2018
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Brexit and Italy

As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, the continuing factors dominating headlines remain Brexit and Italy. This Wednesday was an important day for Brexit and Italy, but the events unfolded without any major catalysts or breakthrough. Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker meeting in Brussels: It appears that some progress has been made. Th...

November 22, 2018
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G20 Summit 10th Anniversary

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the G20 summit has become a popular forum of global governance and cooperation. In the heat of the disaster, G20 members came together to sustain global financial stability. The G20 has been a useful pool of information and decision making that have steered the global financial markets since 2008. G7 ...

November 16, 2018
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WTI in Bear Mode

  Deteriorating demand and rising global output are the main factors that sent the WTI Crude into a bear market territory. There is a shift of sentiment in the oil markets. The US sanctions have been the primary influence behind the rally in oil prices, and now that fears have eased, fundamentals took over, and economic forces- demand and su...

November 9, 2018
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US Mid-Election & The Fed sticks to the Game Plan

The propaganda around the US mid-election dominated the markets this week. With the Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives, the Congress will be tied up in a legislative gridlock leaving the market participants to evaluate the effects of the election results on the policy making in the US. As widely expected, the Democrats a...

November 9, 2018
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Tied In A Gridlock, Eyes Are Now On The FOMC Meeting!

The results of the US Mid-term election have been released and the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, securing Washington in a legislative deadlock as widely expected. The talks of “impeachment” of the President will likely be making headlines as the Democrats are now empowered by investigative and procedural powe...

November 8, 2018
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A Pivotal Moment For Sterling

GBPUSD - Has Cable run out of steam? Looking at GBPUSD, we can see the month of November has kicked off with some impulsive moves higher off the back of potential Brexit deals concluding behind closed doors. In the short-term, we might be witnessing the tail end of the recent rally as price action is showing signs of exhaustion, particula...

November 6, 2018
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European Round-Up: 5th November

Key Economic News Releases Today: GBP Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI (October) lower at 52.2 vs. 53.3 forecast GBP Markit/CIPS UK Composite PMI (October) lower at 52.1 vs. 53.4 forecast USD ISM Non-Manufacturing/Services Composite (October) higher at 60.3 vs. 59.1 forecast To keep up to date with the upcoming economic events click here...

November 5, 2018
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What to expect from the RBA this Tuesday?

Australian’s weak inflation report this week has set the tone for the RBA’s Rate Statement next Tuesday. The underlying inflation reading remains well below the RBA’s target 2-3% for the 11th consecutive quarter. There is no doubt that the Australian inflationary outlook remains feeble. Some cyclical and structural headwinds are pre...

November 4, 2018
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