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Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary – An eventful end of the Month

It was an interesting week on the geopolitical and economic front. Investors were busy with the earnings season, trade talks, Brexit and the Fed. Earnings Season We started the week with profit warnings from Caterpillar and Nvidia. Caterpillar missed revenue expectations for the first time in a decade and exacerbated fears of slowing global grow...

February 1, 2019
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Weekly Summary – IMF Warnings and Conflicting Trade News

Amid a busy calendar, the IMF growth warnings have been the primary driver of risk sentiment during the course of the week. Towards the second half of the week, investors seem to be driven and supported by the earnings season and a deluge of conflicting trade news which were more on the positive side on Friday.  IMF warnings The World Economic ...

January 25, 2019
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Week Ahead -Brexit Plan B and Central Banks

Market Overview It was a hectic week of messy politics with Brexit, the US government shutdown and political challenges in Europe. However, towards the end of last week, trade news stole the show and bolstered the optimism in the financial markets. Week Ahead Markets participants are now gearing up for another busy week. On the geopolitical fron...

January 21, 2019
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Weekly Summary -Trade News Stole the Show

After a hectic week of messy politics, trade news stole the show and helped the markets to extend gains. Overall, there was a positive sentiment in the markets despite the bearish factors that are hovering over investors’ risk sentiment.  China’s Stimulus Program Fears of slowing growth and weak Chinese data have forced China to step up its...

January 18, 2019
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Week Ahead – Brexit – A Big Week for the UK

Market Overview Trade Talks and FOMC Minutes The first two weeks of the year was filled with information that is enough to steer investors on the two most severe risks that have created fears in the financial markets. The trade talks between Washington and Beijing went for three consecutive days and drove the price action during the start of the...

January 14, 2019
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Weekly Summary – A “Patient” and “Flexible” Fed

The dynamics in the markets progressed in two different phases. The first half of the week was mostly driven by trade talks whereas the Fed steered up the second half of the week. Trade talks The positive comments that have emerged from the US and China officials during the negotiations period brought more optimism in the markets and was able to...

January 11, 2019
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Week Ahead – NFP Sets a Positive Tone!

Market Overview  It was all about the NFP! It was an impressive turnaround to what was a very volatile first few days of the new year. The Non-farm payrolls surpassed expectations and surged to 312k instead of 177k forecasted. The robust figures reassured investors on the near-term economic outlook. On Friday, Powell also pledged to remain “p...

January 7, 2019
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Weekly Summary – Apple the Bellwether

The start of a new trading year was rough. Investors were probably hoping that the first week of the new year would be less dramatic than 2018, but they must have been so disappointed. Amid such thin markets, any good or bad news can bring more substantial volatility than usual, but this kind of flash crashes or overreaction in the FX markets wa...

January 4, 2019
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