Commodities and Bankers

Commodities and Bankers
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Forex Market News Oil Oil spent most of the day sideways, despite an increase in inventories (read even more supply). However in the last 2 hours both the WTI and Brent futures markets has jumped 4%. Not much to read into this other than bargain hunters hoping that the low 44’s are the lows in […]

2015 starts the same as 2014 finished

2015 starts the same as 2014 finished
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Forex Market News Hello dear readers, welcome to 2015. Much of what was happening to the end of last year still continues into this year and should continue for some time yet. I am talking the two major stories, being oil and greenbacks. OIL Both these stories are well known now but they are not […]

Monthly Newsletter – Forex Psychology with Saira Khalid

Monthly Newsletter – Forex Psychology with Saira Khalid
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2015 Incremental changes lead to lasting  New Year always brings with it new vibes and many of us decide to change a thing or two in our lives. At surface level the idea of change sounds so appealing and invigorating but only if it was true we would embrace every change with intense eagerness and […]

2015…the year of opportunity and wearing diamonds!

2015…the year of opportunity and wearing diamonds!
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Forex Market News If the last 2 months of 2014 are anything to go by, 2015 is going to be a massive year for global financial markets. If you’re not ready and raring to go, then you’re only going to be chasing the bus or getting run over. QE, rate cuts, rate rises, negative rates. […]

Market Report – Aunty Janet

Market Report – Aunty Janet
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Forex Market News FOMC Aunty Janet sees no “normalization” of rates. Just heard her say the Fed’s mandate is low jobs and price stability and that is what she is working on. To the Fed, the drop in oil is “transitory” and I would have to agree there. Some huge movements on the back of […]

A Greek Tragedy

A Greek Tragedy
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Forex Market News Safe haven flow continued overnight as Greek stock index got routed 13%! This was due to the Greek PM moving forward the election to Dec 17. An election he is unlikely to win. And the radical Syriza had vowed to roll back the unpopular budget cuts that were put in place to […]

RBA Day and Dead Cats Bouncing

RBA Day and Dead Cats Bouncing
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Forex Market News Japan downgraded Moody’s cut Japanese sovereign rating from A1 to AA3B which started safe haven flows. The theme for the day really. The downgrade was seen as risk on, so the aversion trade began by reversing previous trends. This saw selling in US$ and stock markets across the globe. PMI Started in […]

Monthly Newsletter – Forex Psychology with Saira Khalid

Monthly Newsletter – Forex Psychology with Saira Khalid
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How Meditation and Mindfulness Can improve your concentration, focus and hence may also improve the quality of Trade Execution.  I am thrilled to hear from such a large group of graduates that they’ve been able to enhance their trading results through the market movements in the last couple of months. The Prop Traders have performed […]

Greenback run

Greenback run
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Forex Market News SNB 49% of the Swiss population came out and 77% of them rejected the gold initiative. This gives the SNB more room to move and be able to defend their currency, in particular the cap/floor of EURCHF 1.20 which they have had since Sep 2011. Gold and the Swissy opened this morning […]

The Slick is Sick

The Slick is Sick
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Forex Market News OPEC Relatively quiet night as US took off for holiday long weekend in the snow. Headlines dominated by the OPEC meeting and oil falls out of bed and is yet to hit the floor. Where is the floor? Anywhere between $50 and $10. Last at $69. Any currency with a hint of […]