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Two Factors Supporting Gold

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 4:42 pm | ThinkMarkets

North Korea may have another missile test any day (as there have been a few reports that the country is preparing for such event). More recently, we had more measured approach from Washington especially from president Trump who has adopted a more sensible ... More >>

US Futures Subdued As Korea Exercises Loom

Monday, 21 August 2017, 7:35 pm | ThinkMarkets

US futures are trading lower following investor sentiment over in Europe which is somewhat subdued and it has some negative skew. The reason is very simple both the US and South Korea have their military exercises scheduled this week and it could ... More >>

ThinkMarkets - CPI to Keep RBNZ Firmly at Neutral

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:15 pm | ThinkMarkets

Soft inflation sent NZD broadly lower as traders were reminded that variable CPI data is likely to beep RBNZ in neutral territory, at best. The positive carry NZD offers over major peers is likely to support it to a degree, yet a rising NZD merely ... More >>

BOJ, Sterling, Greece & Oil Under Spot Light

Friday, 16 June 2017, 6:55 pm | ThinkMarkets

European stocks are ignoring the butchery we experienced in the US equity which was triggered with FANG stock. This was mainly on the back of two key fundamental reasons. Firstly, the central banks around the globe tightening their screws on the ... More >>

US Futures Higher While Investors Keep Their Focus on FANG

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 9:02 pm | ThinkMarkets

US Futures Higher While Investors Keep Their Focus on FANG | Theresa May and Brexit Under Focus More >>

Investors Focused On Super Thursday

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:49 pm | ThinkMarkets

Traders have a lot to digest today and they need to be on their A game to play this right. Voters over in the UK are going to vote for their new Prime Minister, the European Central Bank will deliver their verdict about their monetary policy and ... More >>

German Retail Sales Missed Forecast

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 7:11 pm | ThinkMarkets

German Retail Sales Missed Forecast On the final day of the month, one practice which is very common among portfolio managers is rebalancing of their portfolios. This usually brings some sort of volatility in the market. Given the record high we have ... More >>

European Futures Lower | Draghi Drags Euro Lower

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 7:36 pm | ThinkMarkets

The European futures are trading lower today as investors mainly remain in risk-off mode and they are unsure about the direction of the trade. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, has taken some wind of the euro-dollar rally by saying ... More >>

Crunch time for OPEC ahead of Thursday meeting

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:06 am | ThinkMarkets

No rabbits are expected out of OPEC’s hat on Thursday, when OPEC is expected to announce the reduction of the supply gut. The joint efforts of the OPEC cartel with non-OPEC producers dating back to October 2016 initially resulted to a curb of nearly ... More >>

Risk Off Mode Amid Investors While Trump Engulfed In Turmoil

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:12 pm | ThinkMarkets

Today is a risk off trade for investors as Mr Trump is badly engulfed by political turmoil. This has pushed the demand for safe haven and we are seeing increasing interest for the yellow metal. What investors are worried about is that the impeachment could ... More >>

Oil: Don’t Get Carried Away By Rumours

Monday, 15 May 2017, 9:19 pm | ThinkMarkets

Oil prices have spiked once again on the back of the news that two major parties have agreed that the current oil cut needs to remain in place beyond this year. On one hand, this is good news because we are looking at a situation where we would ... More >>

Markets Focus On ECB, Trump Tax Plan, Debt Ceiling & Macron

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 4:14 pm | ThinkMarkets

1-) Don’t Write Off Le Pen Just Yet The polling data was accurate in the first round of the presidential election in France but that does not rule out a margin of error for the second round. This is a major threat because Le Pen’s party could ... More >>

Markets Rattled By Higher Volatility But Wait, There is More

Friday, 14 April 2017, 9:09 am | ThinkMarkets

The sentiment in the markets is generally adverse today. The current risk factor has a wide spectrum ranging from North Korea escalating the geopolitical uncertainty, US and Russian relationship at their new low, the scary outcome of French Election ... More >>

Historic Day Ahead And European Markets Are Looking Bright

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 9:45 am | ThinkMarkets

The historic day is upon us, and with that in mind, trader's are going to look at Sterling very closely for the first few hours when Theresa May triggers Article 50. She has signed the document last night and at 12:30 BST it will be delivered to Mr ... More >>

How To Trade 29th March When Theresa May Triggers Brexit

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:22 am | ThinkMarkets

It is all about trading the event and timing is very important when it comes to it. The 29th of March is the day when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May will invoke the Article 50 and the UK will be entered in divorce negotiations of leaving the ... More >>

Markets in a holding pattern | FOMC awaits

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:30 pm | ThinkMarkets

The FOMC standard of late is to see markets remain in holding patterns up until the meeting, spike in both directions at hike delivery, then remain pegged to the open price until the press conference begins. If the fed is serious about convincing markets ... More >>

Post Comments ECB Decision

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:37 am | ThinkMarkets

No firework, no noise as expected from the ECB. The question is if the press conference will be the same and this is going to get the most amount of attention. The initial move for the Euro was towards the downside as the decision gives a signal that Draghi ... More >>

More Mergers and Acquisition; Standard Life & Aberdeen

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:11 am | ThinkMarkets

Today is all about mergers and acquisition and this what driving the sentiment. However, European markets are poised to open lower ahead of a busy week which is full of macro events and economic data. More >>

Kraft Heinz & Unilever: Falling Sterling

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:21 pm | ThinkMarkets

The world’s 5th biggest consumer food firm, Kraft Heinz had another attempt today to acquire the world’s 3rd biggest consumer food firm, Unilever. For now, we are safe, Unilever has refused, but this may be nothing but another tactic from their ... More >>

Comments on US NFP Data

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:14 pm | ThinkMarkets

The US NFP data has confirmed that the lavish party in the employment sector is still somewhat solid, especially if you look at the headline number. You can say that it was a super solid number because it was well ahead of expectations. This ... More >>

 

 

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