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.
Global bond markets had been in a bull market for around 2 decades, having had arguably their best run in history. This has been a prolonged and strong trend, which at times looked unstoppable.
This week we saw Bitcoin breach the $10,000 mark and continue in a near-vertical ascent that has some people scratching their heads and others celebrating their incredible gains.
Over the last couple months as a Japanese investor, the moves have been nothing less of extraordinary. Since the end of August to a couple weeks ago, the rally of 22% was unprecedented as the market took cues from the other global equity markets hitting all-time highs in many cases (US, German, etc.) and the […]
The Yen has been consolidating in price since 2016, following two major moves since the global financial crisis. The 4-year bear move from 2008 till 2012 saw the USDJPY drop from 123 to roughly 75, nearly 40% lower.
Tensions have been recently rising in Spain, particularly in the run up to the Catalonia independence referendum. The Spanish constitution explicitly forbids such a referendum, but this didn’t stop the Catalans from trying to have it.
The Federal Reserve announced on the 20th September that it would begin its multi-trillion Dollar balance sheet reduction as planned, starting October 2017.
The Euro has been one of the star performers of 2017. We will now try to determine its main drivers of strength, as well as its potential outlook going forward.