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ECB, UK elections will ensure of Super Thursday for volatility

June 7, 2017 2:26 PM
The European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision is scheduled for tomorrow, along with the ECB press conference. The other event happening tomorrow will be the small matter of the general elections in the UK

Markets still cagey; strong UK retail sales undermines FTSE as pound jumps

May 18, 2017 10:15 AM
It is a bit calmer than chaos this morning following yesterday's big sell-off in global stock markets and sizeable rally in safe haven gold and yen. But what I have seen in the markets so far this morning has “dead-cat bounce” written all over it.

EUR/JPY in bullish breakout amid insatiable appetite for risk

May 15, 2017 6:12 PM
Underscoring investors’ on-going insatiable appetite for risk, the benchmark stock indices in Germany and the UK hit new record highs today. When the single currency rises in a “risk on” market environment, the EUR/JPY is usually the euro pair that tends to outperform as the safe haven yen takes a back seat.

EU stocks on shaky footing ahead of French elections

April 20, 2017 1:35 PM
European politics will be dominating the headlines in the coming weeks and months. As a result, the market’s focus will turn to European markets as we could see heightened volatility and therefore more trading opportunities.

Gold to remain supported as focus turns to Frexit from Brexit

March 29, 2017 5:55 PM
Today's triggering of Brexit Article 50 by the UK government was expected and as such it didn’t come as surprise to investors. Consequently, the markets hardly reacted to the news. However, if negotiations start going bad then that may trigger a risk off response at some point. As well as a drop in the pound, safe haven gold could surge higher, poss...