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Will gold continue to glitter?

November 28, 2017 10:33 AM
The price of gold hit a six-week high at the beginning of the week. Increased geopolitical tensions, in addition to a weaker dollar helped boost the precious metal to levels not seen since mid-October.

Bitcoin: still steals volatility limelight

November 13, 2017 10:18 AM
Bitcoin is recovering from one almighty correction last week where it dropped from a high of $7,882 to a low of $5,605 in just three days. That is a drop of nearly 30%, which is technically bear market territory. However, this is Bitcoin and due to this it doesn’t react the way other asset classes do. At the start of this week Bitcoin is up $1,000, ...

Will bitcoin be the demise of gold

November 9, 2017 8:12 AM
As gold continues to wallow below the $1,300 per ounce mark, bitcoin made a fresh record high this week. Considering bitcoin and gold share some similar attributes, why is gold’s performance so lacklustre as bitcoin continues to march higher?

Why the Vix is losing its impact as market correlations break down

April 12, 2017 9:31 AM
We’ve noticed some strange market reactions this week, on the one hand stocks are looking very shaky as some key support levels are tested and the Vix index is at its highest level for 6-months. However, on the other hand, emerging market currencies are holding up well vs. the USD, the South African rand is one of the top performers vs. the USD this...

Is the UK labour market suffering from Brexit fever?

April 12, 2017 6:31 AM
The pound may have cleared the 1.25 hurdle on the back of the UK labour market report for February and March, but aside from the stronger wage growth the labour market data had some worrying pockets of weakness, which may suggest that the triggering of Article 50 is starting to have some economic effect.