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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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How Are Fed’s Radical Measures Affecting The Prices of Gold?

How Are Fed’s Radical Measures Affecting The Prices of Gold?

April 10, 2020

The Fed's announcement was taken to heart by some of the institutions trading FX yesterday.

Do you know why the new liquidity operations are riskier than ever seen before?

And did you get a chance to see how gold has performed since the radical announcement?

Join Stavros and James and find out why they expect inflation to play a pivotal role in gold's foreseeable future.

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Can the Banks Save Us From Coronavirus?

Can the Banks Save Us From Coronavirus?

March 13, 2020
Did you find the ECB's move out of sync on Thursday? We did too!
 
Despite having been in negative territory for a while now, which somewhat supports the 'hold', they haven't announced measures even close to what other Central Banks have already pledged to take.
 
Will going solo make a difference, we wonder? Or will the government have to step up their game?
 
Join us now and find out what James and Stavros have to say.
 
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Is COVID-19 Done with the Aussie Already?

Is COVID-19 Done with the Aussie Already?

February 28, 2020

Did you know that Aussie hit an 11-year bottom on the back of coronavirus-inflicted flows?

Risk-on appetite has shifted dramatically, but many analysts still see 65c. as the major saver.

However, we don't!

Our Head of Investment Research and our top market analyst James Harte discuss the Aussie bloodbath, GDP, the RBA and where we are heading from here!

Join now and find out what you should pay attention to during Lowe's speech!

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Why Is Oil Trading Higher When Coronavirus & Inventories Soften Prices?

Why Is Oil Trading Higher When Coronavirus & Inventories Soften Prices?

February 14, 2020

Did you know that WTI oil should be lower on the back of weaker growth demand and higher crude inventories?

Oil traders, however, seem to be discounting the weakening components as it becomes clear to them that OPEC is determined to keep prices balanced!

Our head of Investment Research and our top Asia-Pacific market researcher Daniel Grady discuss Coronavirus, oil demand growth and argue if it really is OPEC who has the upper hand!

Join now and find out what you should focus on when trading oil, or its close counter-tradeable assets!

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Why is Coronavirus Making Commodities a Better Proxy for FX Trading?

Why is Coronavirus Making Commodities a Better Proxy for FX Trading?

January 31, 2020

Do you know why the Coronavirus outbreak has affected some assets more than it has others?

Our head of Investment Research and our top Asia-Pacific market researcher Daniel Grady discuss the reasons and what you should focus on over the next two weeks!

If you don't know whether to look into stocks, oil or Aussie for a proxy, we did the work for you!

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