Greek banks closed and Euro close to parity with USD

The games are as good as over yet for Greece with last minute deals being made and lenders refusing to accept anything less than payments. Mario Draghi and his ECB are not delighted by the weak Euro but they have no tools or liquidity to offer the Greeks. Germany is likewise unlikely to help the […]

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SNB has pulled the Goalie

The SNB has in an unprecedented manner removed its 1.20 guarantee against the EUR. SNB had spend millions in the past supporting the guarantee of 1.20 but with the majority of share held by cantonal bank and individual investors the SNB is structured different to most central banks and has a a fiscal responsibility to […]

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2015 Outlook on Currencies

2015 saw a bullish market on the USD rates with Janet Yellen being tipped across the range to increase interest rates in Q1. Official minutes however made a clear indication that this is not the case at least until April. The major SP500 started with losses on major downs on the commodity pricing changes with […]

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The Reserve and Central Banks that matter and the ones that don’t

For us traders having an edge is everything. We can get it from history, technical analysis, ability to read between the lines and on opportune occasions from a friend of a friend who works for a government statistics or financial institutions.

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Gold prices up in Asia – Indian Gold season

Gold is pegging towards bullish pastures with the festivities of Onam earlier this week and Diwali, the festival of lights, ahead.

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Euro has more to give – bears are hunting the EURUSD

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has done it again.

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Massive EUR short opportunities 28th Aug 2014

There are massive shorting opportunities available tonight on the EURUSD as the market has taken a decisive action in

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Jackson Hole – Economic Policy Symposium 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is having its annual with the following headliners on Friday the 22nd: 8 a.m. Opening Remarks Janet L.Yellen Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 12:30 p.m. Luncheon Address Speaker: Mario Draghi President, European Central Bank The Symposium will evolve around the labor markets and relative […]

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US data positive all around – Euro Zone gloomy

Europe consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest levels since April. In the US positive results produced below expected unemployment numbers and jobless claims whilst existing home sales are on the up by beating expectations by .13M. This is fuelling downward pressures on the EURUSD which haven’t let up since Mario Draghi’s negative interest rate […]

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Eurozone – recovery not on track

Mario Draghi may still have his stars in the Euro zone but with the LTRO policy, low interest rates – the desired effect is not triggering relaxed enough lending behaviour in both banking and business sector. GDP rates depicted here show a slow decline in growth. Is Draghi ready for some QE?

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