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.
If you have been a normal listener to our daily webinars, you know on inauguration day of Donald Trump, we were looking for shorts in the US Dollar for many reasons (a couple listed below) and it was almost a one way trade most of 2017.
2018 is nearly upon us and the past year was certainly full of interesting events. Potentially dangerous political events in the EU – such as the French & German elections and the Catalan independence referendum – were safely navigated.
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.