US Equity markets have been in a prolonged, near straight-line rally for almost 8 years now. This rally started after the 2007-2008 financial crisis and has been relentless in momentum,
Mexico has been in the spotlight in the past couple of years, mainly due to Donald Trump’s tough stance against it in the run-up to the US Presidential elections. But, politics aside, let’s take a look and see if the recent extreme market movements are justified by the underlying fundamentals.
Gold is probably the most controversial and talked about asset. We’ve all read about or witnessed heated arguments involving the yellow metal. There are two hardcore camps as far as gold is concerned:
OPEC: (the real) Deal or no Deal? After many months of speculation, OPEC finally delivered. Member countries agreed in principle to control oil production for the first time in several years. Production was agreed to be cut by around 1.2 million barrels a day, by January 2017.
Canada is an important G7 country with a quite particular economy. It’s a net exporter of energy and tends to be viewed by the market as an oil-dependent economy. As oil started to plunge in late 2014, the Canadian Dollar followed suit and weakened substantially – vs the USD it climbed from roughly parity to […]
News headlines were dominated last week by the US presidential elections. Prior to November 8th the markets were anticipating a Clinton win (albeit by a small margin). Bookmakers had HRC anywhere between 70% and 90% to win. Well they were all proved spectacularly wrong as Donald Trump cruised to victory.
Oil has had a rollercoaster ride since late 2014, dropping from over $100 per barrel to under $30. The cause was quite simple:
The US Dollar has always been a very interesting and influential currency. After all, it’s the world’s reserve currency and the majority of all transactions on the planet are made using dollars. The dollar tends to run in long-term trends and the past 12-18 months of broadly sideways action suggest that it’s consolidating before the […]