The USD (DXY) has been range bound for months, and mostly this is a product of many cross currents in the markets. Equity market volatility, weakness of fundamental data globally stating to seep in, the FOMC looking to be at the end of their hike cycle, China and US trade war brewing, and the list […]
The US equity markets are trading heavy after a strong selloff, is there more selling to come?
The EUR/USD has been quite erratic since early 2015. The Greek crisis caused the pair to drop from 1.40 to nearly parity, all in the space of 10 months, and that was a brutal move lower which destroyed longs. Since then, the pair has range traded between 1.04 and 1.24, spending some time near both […]
Precious metals have exhibited broad weakness in the past six months, seemingly contrary to what market conditions might suggest. In the midst of trade wars and Emerging Markets worries, they should – in theory at least – have performed better. But can we identify any fundamental reasons for that? Let’s take a step back and […]
Precious metals – and commodities in general – have experienced a strong boost in the past couple of weeks. Oil seems to have been leading the charge since mid-2017 but what do we make of this move?
Global equities had been on a 9-year rally since 2009, with the bottom being at the peak of the 2008 Global Financial crisis. This rally has been so strong that many global indices have gone up in a straight line, registering gains up to 300% over that time period with volatility hitting historical lows.
Sunday the 4th March is the day of the 2018 Italian parliamentary elections, and this has been a highly anticipated event. We’re going to discuss the various outcomes and their probabilities, but first we’re going to talk about the current market sentiment.