Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

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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