Oil – where to now?
Oil is trading at an all time low and tipping the barrel at around about $48. With no major changes in line and analyst hoping for this to keep falling lets look at the OPEC sentiment. OPEC has stated that it will not lower production or output as most US shale production will fail to […]More Info
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 […]More Info
Australian Dollar to remain subdued
Assistant Governor Kent spoke at the Bloomberg breakfast this morning in Sydney and the Monetary minutes have given the AUDUSD rate small northbound boost allowing traders to pick up a short influx off around 20 pips. The south train is already kicking in with major issues being pointed out by the RBA. There were no […]More Info
The AUD bears have crossed below .90 – Where to next?
The AUSUSD has crossed over to the dark side today according to traders today.More Info
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.More Info
Traders have rejected Australian Data amidst negative Chinese Data
Australia may have added 10 folds more job than expected and beat improvement expectations in the unemployment rate but traders and investors are not giving the AUD any room to exhale.More Info
US – German relations under the pump
German remains to be a close ally of Obama on the Russian front but relations have dwindled since 2013 when revelations indicated phone tapping activities on Chancellor Merkel and other European leaders. An outraged Merkel forced the NSA to reduce to a skeleton by the Obama administration and a complete change in the program. 2014 […]More Info
ZEW lowest in 20 months – Germany – Russia trade on alert
The ZEW index has dropped to 8.6 almost 10 points lower than expectations. This is not a surprise as the increased US sanctions on Russia. Tension is rising and Russia has placed import bans on variety of Australian agricultural products and shown the first signs of push back causing an export loss of AUD$700m to […]More Info