Categoría: Articles

A Volatile Month – With New Highs and Big Plunges
febrero 28, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Volatile Month - With New Highs and Big Plunges February brought “new highs” and “big plunges” in the financial markets. The COVID_19 has added another layer of uncertainty in the markets and is threatening to disrupt an already fragile global economy. Investors are forced to exercise increase...

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Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession?
noviembre 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession? Europe’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest economy is at risk of going into a technical recession.  Such recession arises after two consecutive quarters of economic decline. In the second quarter of 2019, the German’s economy had contracted ...

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The Loonie – Best Performing G10 Currencies
octubre 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Loonie Best Performing G10 Currencies After a tight campaign marred by scandals, Justin Trudeau secured another term as Prime Minister. Unlike a clear win in 2015, the Prime Minister did not pass the threshold of 170 seats and will lead a minority government. The governing party will be forced to depend...

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Critical Hours for Brexit
octubre 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Critical Hours for Brexit As the clock ticks for Brexit, Brussels and London seem to be working harder than before on their differences for a last-minute Brexit deal. The headlines in the past 48 hours have renewed optimism that the UK and European Union may secure a deal. However, even though the negotiati...

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Fed in Focus – US Repo and Funds Rate
septiembre 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fed in Focus - US Repo and Funds Rate  During the week, it was all about the Repo market. A Repurchase Agreement known as Repo is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities. The Repo market plays a key role in supporting liquidity in the financial markets. It facilitates the flow of c...

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ECB: Draghi’s Last Call for A Significant Degree of Monetary Stimulus
septiembre 11, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Central banks of major economies like the US, UK and Japan turned to quantitative easing (QE) at a time where they were unable to push interest rates any lower. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched its first large scale of asset purchases in 2015 and was among the latest central bank to join the QE bandwa...

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One Country, Two Systems
septiembre 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets One Country, Two Systems The Hong Kong protests have reached a point where it is threatening the “one country, two systems” that exists between the special international financial hub and the mainland. It started with demonstrations against the extradition bill which later turned into a movement against...

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August – A Challenging Month for Markets
agosto 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets August – A Challenging Month for Markets A wave of volatility swamped the markets in August. Recession fears, yield curve inversion, and the big breach of the Yuan were the dominant headlines that alarmed investors throughout the month. Bearing the brunt of the tit-for-tat tariff hikes, the stock market saw ...

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All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
agosto 22, 2019

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and is annually held in Wyoming. It is an exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions on global policy matters. The event is closely watched by market participants and has the potential to a...

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RBA August Statement
agosto 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Main Headlines of the RBA August Statement By Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. The persistent downside risks to the global economy combined with subdue...

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Did China Retaliate with a Currency War?
agosto 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Currency War Did China retaliate with a Currency War? Monday kicked-off with a bang with plenty of big moves in the financial markets. A risk-off sentiment prevails in the markets as dark clouds of trade tariffs resurfaced and are overshadowing the markets. Investors are awaiting for China to retaliate. Ho...

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Dissecting the FOMC Statement
agosto 1, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Dissecting the FOMC Statement The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates overnight by 25 basis points, taking the US Federal Funds rate to 2.25%. The rate cut was mostly seen as a hawkish one. In the press conference, Chair Powell said that the central bank’s rate cut was a “mid-cycle adjustment to policy...

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Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
julio 31, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Apple Reports Third Quarter Results Apple announced its financial results for the June quarter after the closing bell on Tuesday. The Company reported revenue of $53.8 billion, which represents a 1% increase from the year-ago quarter. It is the first time in years that the iPhone revenue ($25.99bn) is less ...

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The «Dovish» or «Hawkish» Rate Cut
julio 31, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A “Dovish” or “Hawkish” Rate Cut The Federal Reserve (Fed) is poised for its first-rate cut in a decade-long of economic expansion. Trade protectionism and a slowing world economy are the two primary factors behind the global push towards easing policies. As the world’s central banks are in a race...

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Record-Highs in the Stock Market
julio 26, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Record-Highs in the Stock Market Global Stock Market Record Highs Amid geopolitical tensions, mixed earnings report and less-dovish central banks, this week, we still saw some more record highs in the stock market. Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high at 8,321.50 on Wednesday as technology stocks ra...

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Tesla Second Quarter 2019 Update
julio 25, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Tesla Second Quarter 2019 Update Tesla, the electric car maker, reported its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday in late US trading hours. Despite record production and deliveries, Tesla missed revenue estimates. The company reported a net loss of $408 million. Its share price fell by more than 20% since the ...

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New UK Prime Minister Labelled «Britain Trump»
julio 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets “Britain Trump” Britain has a new Prime Minister and as highly expected, Boris Johnson won the race over his opponent, Jeremy Hunt to become the new Tory leader. It was a convincing win despite the controversial headlines about Boris Johnson. Again as widely expected, we saw a few ministerial resign...

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Netflix’s Second-Quarter Results Analysed
julio 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Netflix’s Second-Quarter Results Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has released its second-quarter 2019 earnings report on Wednesday after the US close. The company tumbled by more than 10% in after-hours trading as the streaming giant missed new memberships forecasts. Below are the main highlights of the fina...

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Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors
julio 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors The rapidly growing global interconnectedness means that the health of one country's economy can impact the world markets. As a result, traders generally follow the economic calendar to ensure that they do not miss out on any relevant indicators that may signal a move in the...

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Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers
julio 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers Deutsche Bank’s woes dominated headlines this week. On Sunday, the multinational investment bank announced 18,000 job cuts around the globe by 2022 and shut down its global stock trading business as part of a sweeping overhaul. It was reported that the...

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