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Non-Farms: US Jobs Numbers Are In

US Jobs Numbers Are In The Bureau 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 250,000 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today versus the forecast of 193,000. Most significant job gains were in health care, in manufa...

November 2, 2018
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US Mid-Term Election Be Prepared!

Why should you care? There are two main consequences of the US mid-term election: Cripple Trump’s Administration                    OR                          Cripple Trump’s political opponents “The Republicans”                                                    ...

November 2, 2018
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Preview: Bank of England Rate Decision

On Monday, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced its latest budget, which did not have a massive impact on Pound Sterling. Now that is out of the way; it’s time to focus on another critical economic event – the Bank of England rate decision. The decision is set to be announced at 12:00 PM London time on Thursday. About Interest Rates Inter...

October 31, 2018
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US Non-Farm Payrolls Preview

This Friday will see the release of Non-farm payrolls (NFP) which normally triggers strong volatility across the forex board. The NFP represents the number of new jobs created during the previous month in all non-agricultural business. The September figures came way below expectations at 134k instead of the expected 185k due to the Hurricane...

October 31, 2018
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Monthly Updates

Stock Markets: Wall Street Bleeds This Year’s Gains October took the equities markets on a rollercoaster ride. Investors’ sentiment is vulnerable as a series of bearish facts engulfed the markets. Various headwinds are hitting the stock markets and reviving fears creating some panic-selling. The presumption that a correction is due soon is ...

October 31, 2018
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Oil – Can Basic Economics Be Responsible For An 11% Decline?

On the back of what has been a pretty punishing month for Oil, now trading below $70 a barrel for WTI crude, we’re going to take a look at Oil, the fundamental drivers behind the price swings and what the future could hold for the Oil markets. For the sake of clarity, this article will be looking exclusively at WTI Crude. So what drove the clos...

October 25, 2018
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Gold Making Waves – Where Will Price Settle?

Creating New Monthly Highs Yesterday gold reached a three-month high of $1,239.68 which, as we head into the final quarter of 2018, is once again stirring up price speculation and talk of a change in directional bias. While the fundamental aspects appear to be related to hiccups in global stock markets, we'll focus on the technicals for clues as t...

October 24, 2018
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What to expect from the European Central Bank this Thursday?

The European Central Bank (ECB) is set to announce its interest rate policy this Thursday. Market participants are widely expecting the rate to remain on hold, but most importantly, the “language” and the “tone” of the statement will be closely watched. It is unlikely that there will be any surprises from the ECB policy meeting and th...

October 24, 2018
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October Stock Market Volatility – The Myth

The Psychological effect behind the Stock Markets’ Most Volatile Month. Generally, the volatility in October has been well-above average, and this does have a psychological effect on investors’ minds. The biggest market crashes – Black Monday/Tuesday and other turmoil had occurred in October making it the “Jinx Month”. The sharp an...

October 22, 2018
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Up Next: The Bank of Canada Rate Decision

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The decision is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday at 14:00 PM London time. It will be the first meeting since the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). The bank has increased its interest rates four times since July of last year,...

October 22, 2018
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Yield Curves: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?

Undoubtedly anybody who dabbles or takes an interest in the financial markets will have come across the term yield curves. Perhaps stumbled on during research or overhearing Bloomberg TV hammer home various aspects of yield curve movements. Either way, yield curves are embedded in the fabric of financial analysis and are considered a fundamental ...

October 19, 2018
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Top 5 Silver Exporters In The World

  In the last article, I wrote about the top 5 gold exporters in the world. Now it is time to look at the top 5 exporters of another one of worlds precious metals – silver. Last year the total sales from global silver exports reached $19.5 billion. The top 5 exporters made up around 49% of the worldwide silver exports in 2017. So let’s ta...

October 17, 2018
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Top 5 Gold Exporters In The World

  Last year the total sales of gold exports reached $310 billion mark. The top 5 countries made up a large portion of the total gold exports last year with shipments accounting to more than $177 billion, which was 57.30% of the world total. In 2011 we saw the price of gold reach record highs at over $1,900. Since then we have seen the price...

October 12, 2018
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Market Health: Dr Copper Will See You Now

  What is the Gold-to-copper ratio and why is it important? And more importantly, what could it be telling us?   The Gold-To-Copper Ratio Health Check Copper is often referred to as a barometer for economic growth and gold has historically been the safe-haven, a risk-off asset of choice for investors, so naturally comparing the two a...

October 11, 2018
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A Fourth RRR cut by the PBOC

As PBOC slashed its Reserve Requirement Ratio (RRR) for large institutions and smaller banks, investors are trying to understand the rationale and implications of this action because it is the fourth cut for the year. The cut will inject billions of Yuan into the banking system. In doing so, it signals that China is worried about its slowing e...

October 10, 2018
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