Holes in the floor like Swiss cheese

Holes in the floor like Swiss cheese
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Forex Market News Go Girl Power Before I get onto the muppets in Zurich let me briefly highlight the great result we had in Australia. The jobs data came out and the women ruled. They not only outpaced the men in fulltime jobs but in part time they added to the workforce whilst the men […]

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 […]

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 […]

Market Report – Still safe haven flows dominate

Market Report – Still safe haven flows dominate
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Forex Market News Oil Is still slippery as it falls further, below $61 now, down another 4% as I write. Base metals and soft commodities are falling again too, including milk. Safe Haven The bid for safe haven assets is still there, with the Yen appreciating and the Kiwi/Aussie carry trade holding them up, despite […]

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 […]

Some safe haven flows

Some safe haven flows
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Forex Market News USD The Greenback is still the king at the moment. Emerging markets are at decade lows, Russia is stuffed, although there is minor bounces overnight due to oil and other energy prices. Oil The liquid gold has lost its sheen and has hit new lows overnight, trading under $64. There is speculation […]

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 […]