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Will the Santa Rally Ensue?

Will the Santa Rally Ensue?

November 27, 2020

As November draws to a close, will there be a flexible handover in the White House when the College Electors meet next month?

 

As US stocks and indices climb to record highs, will the end of year ‘Santa Rally’ move markets even higher?

 

What stocks are likely to benefit should a Covid vaccination come into play?

 

Join David and Daniel as they discuss and answer what stocks to watch out for.

 

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Gold Down, Equities Up

Gold Down, Equities Up

November 13, 2020

Equity markets were lifted since many TV networks have already called the Presidential election in Joe Biden’s favor. However, as the voting day concluded, Trump still refuses to concede.

Added to this, the recent upbeat Covid-19 vaccination news had driven certain stocks, whilst gold has dived lower.

Will we get a definitive decision on a vaccine and a clear winner as we close in on the year-end?

Join David and James as they discuss how the markets will be driven in Q4.

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Preparing for the US Elections

Preparing for the US Elections

October 27, 2020

Ever since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, stocks have repeatedly climbed to fresh all-time highs.

The so-called booming economy was brought to its knees due to the pandemic, but the markets have made a remarkable recovery since. 

With elections historically having a significant impact on the markets both pre and post-vote count, how can we expect currency pairs to move in the lead-up to November 3rd?

Join our research team as they take a closer look at both candidates’ proposed policies for the next four years, including healthcare, foreign policies, employment and more.

We will also be looking at what the polls are saying, how the markets could be affected by a potential clean sweep from the Democrats, as well as the potential consequences that could arise should President Trump refuse to concede power.

Join Stavros, David, Daniel, and James to prepare for what each potential scenario could mean for your trading portfolio. 

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Second Wave Strikes Hard in Europe

Second Wave Strikes Hard in Europe

October 23, 2020

With the continent pretty much on lockdown again, what does this spell for the eurozone markets and what can we expect from Central Banks?

Record infection rates are bringing cities to a standstill as economies battle against further downturns in GDP.

Join David and James as they discuss if there is a recovery on the horizon.

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US Dollar On the Ropes With Presidential Debates

US Dollar On the Ropes With Presidential Debates

October 2, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s first televised presidential debate ended in a messy affair this week.

Both candidates threw accusations at each other for most of the evening as Trump took the stern approach, with Biden trying to maintain composure.

With Biden currently leading in the main national polls, is this bad news for the greenback?

Join David and James as they discuss what the implications are for a Democratic win.

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Time is Running Out for Brexit Truce

Time is Running Out for Brexit Truce

September 18, 2020

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been dragging on since 2015.

The emergence of Covid-19 and an attempt to alter the Brexit withdrawal bill has delayed progress.

Boris Johnson stated that the UK could exit the EU without a deal if it is not reached by the October 15th deadline.

With disputes over fisheries and trade still up in the air, is there really enough time?

Join David & James as they discuss the biggest divorce in recent times!

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Fed Shifts to BoJ-like QE?

Fed Shifts to BoJ-like QE?

August 28, 2020

The Fed announced a shift in the target of 2% inflation to an average rate of 2% inflation. The overshooting is expected to last longer than 5 years.

BoJ kept interest rates low for a long period of time in order to increase inflation to the 2% target. However, their policy failed. Will the Federal Reserve be the next in line?

Join Stavros & David to find more about the Fed’s options going forward as they engage into infinitive QE.

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Is Post-Lockdown Optimism Over Before It Has Started?

Is Post-Lockdown Optimism Over Before It Has Started?

August 7, 2020

The recent weakness of the US dollar seems a cause for concern for investors. Further lockdowns following Covid-19 related infections and high unemployment have weighed down on the greenback.

The US Indices are climbing higher however, the US Index continues to wane.

Will there be a role reversal soon?    

Join David & James to see what is tradable in these uncertain times.

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Are Investors Diversifying Away From Stocks?

Are Investors Diversifying Away From Stocks?

July 24, 2020

Did you know why we witnessed a bearish reversal in equities? 

Despite seeing upbeat earnings from Tesla and Microsoft, US-Sino tensions and rising Covid-19 cases has led to heavy selling. 

Will equities recover to fresh all-time highs, or linger into to Q3 obscurity? 

Join Stavros & James to find out how you can diversify risk in a highly volatile environment.

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EU Under Breakdown Threat over Recovery Fund

EU Under Breakdown Threat over Recovery Fund

July 10, 2020

EU members struggle to agree on a final EU Recovery Fund, delaying critical financial support to smaller economies.

The "Frugal four" persist to provide loans instead of well-needed grants while time sweeps away European economies.

Will they finally agree on a package or risk breaking down the EU?

Join Stavros & James to find how these negotiations come along and how the final plan plays a role in ECB's policy-making decisions.

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A Repeat of the 2008 Financial Crisis?

A Repeat of the 2008 Financial Crisis?

June 26, 2020

US Regulators released up to $40bn to banks for trading!

Does this suggest banks will set another 2008-like financial crisis in motion?

Join Stavros & David to find out the benefits and the risks of the relaxed Volcker rule.

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Why the Aggressive Drop in Equities?

Why the Aggressive Drop in Equities?

June 12, 2020

The equities are on a free-fall!
Concerns over a 2nd wave increased during the US civil unrest. With the Fed heavily accommodative now, the outlook going forward isn't so bright.
Will equities crash?

Join Stavros & James and find out where they think equities are going from here.

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Post-Lockdown Optimism Under Trump’s Threat

Post-Lockdown Optimism Under Trump’s Threat

May 29, 2020

Despite post-lockdown optimism increasing, the trade war between the US and China has only just restarted, and this time in multiple fronts!

With Trump expected to announce his policy against China soon, the retaliation game is on the front burner once again.

Join Stavros & James and find out which assets will be affected by rising tensions.

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Trump Ready to Tear Phase#1 Apart

Trump Ready to Tear Phase#1 Apart

May 18, 2020

Improving China industrial activity suggests that the economy is rebounding.

Should we get excited about the data since China was the first to ease lockdown measures?

How is the new wave of cases in China going to play out though? Are the two related?

With the US escalating tensions with China, traders should keep a close eye on how and why risk sentiment changes.

Join Stavros & James as they discuss the 'hottest' economic and political headlines!

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The Big Oil Short

The Big Oil Short

April 24, 2020

Weak demand, storage issues, US-Iran tensions! You name it, we discuss it!

Do you want to find out more about what's really been happening in the oil markets?

And how come WTI crude oil traded below zero?

Join Stavros, James & Daniel and find out why they expect OPEC and governments to play a key role in how oil performs!

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