May 18, 2020

The S&P500, the FTSE and Gold, analysed and explained

The S&P500, the FTSE and Gold, analysed and explained

Analysis is crucial to making informed decisions, with risk management at the forefront. And to carry out thorough and stringent analysis, no corner of the market should be left unturned. Our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam explored the events of the week with his analytical radar at the ready to bring our trading community all…

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May 12, 2020

European Markets Trade Lower

European Markets Trade Lower

The US equity markets staged another rally yesterday with both S&P500 and NASDAQ indices closing in positive territory while the European markets closed lower. Investors in Europe are set to pick up the momentum where they left off yesterday and it seems like bulls are out of luck for now. When we look at the…

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May 11, 2020

The Dow Jones, FTSE 100 and Bitcoin up close and personal

The Dow Jones, FTSE 100 and Bitcoin up close and personal

As the world seemed to show signs of normality away from Coronavirus lockdown, the markets continued to ebb and flow, revealing pockets of opportunity. Taking an in-depth analytical look into these windows of trading opportunity, as always, was our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam; who then delivered his findings to our trading community via our…

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May 11, 2020

Coronavirus Comeback: What’s Up with Wall Street?

Coronavirus Comeback: What’s Up with Wall Street?

The worst unemployment report since the Depression era screamed across computer and television screens Friday morning, announcing that a breathtaking 20.5 million Americans lost their jobs in April and unemployment rate soared to 14.7%. Wall Street’s response? All three major U.S. indexes finished last week with gains; the S&P 500 has bounced more than 30%…

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May 7, 2020

The BOE Kept Its Rate Unchanged

The BOE Kept Its Rate Unchanged

Today is all about the Bank of England’s monetary policy. The BOE kept the interest rate unchanged at its current level of 0.1%. Two members of the MPC voted to increase the asset purchase program. This means that the possibility of the bank increasing its asset purchase program isn’t imminent, but it isn’t out of…

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May 6, 2020

European Future Trade Lower After German Data

European Future Trade Lower After German Data

European futures are trading weak as investors are reacting to another feeble economic reading. The German factory order data has shown that the economic engine of the eurozone has too many problems, the data missed the forecast by a large margin. The actual reading came in at -15.6% while the forecast was -10%. In addition…

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May 5, 2020

Presenting New Oil Futures Contracts

Presenting New Oil Futures Contracts

The fluctuation of crude oil prices has always made the commodity an interesting asset for investors to trade on. Crude oil prices are significantly influenced by many micro and macro factors. Generally, within the oil markets, there is a bias towards expected upside or downside moves within certain time frames. As a result, investors who…

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May 5, 2020

How much did Tesla and Google earn?

How much did Tesla and Google earn?

It was a week of announcements, from Tesla and Google sharing their earnings stats through to Lockdown measures changing. Announcements can bring movement in the Markets, and thus our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam put the events of the week through their paces analytically to break down the need to know information for our trading…

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May 5, 2020

European Markets and US Futures Trade Higher

European Markets and US Futures Trade Higher

European futures are trading higher as investors are optimistic about the re-opening of the global economy. More and more countries are moving closer to easing the lockdown measures. This was one of the key reasons that the US stock reversed their losses yesterday and the S&P500 eked out some minuscule gains towards the end of…

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May 4, 2020

Trump Rattled Markets Again

Trump Rattled Markets Again

European stocks are trading lower as investors are worried about the rising tension between China and the US. This increase in tension is taking place at an inappropriate time. The world is suffering from one of the worst and deepest recessions, and the last thing that investors want to see is Trump ratcheting up tensions…

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April 30, 2020

30.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Hopes Are High On Drug Treatment

30.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Hopes Are High On Drug Treatment

Yesterdays price action was particularly important, as at 13:30 (UK time) we had the US GDP numbers. Additionally, yesterday we received news from Gilead Science that one of the drugs they are working on for Coronavirus seems to be extremely effective in curing those who are ill with the virus. To find out how this…

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April 30, 2020

French GDP Shrank Ahead Of The ECB Meeting

French GDP Shrank Ahead Of The ECB Meeting

European futures are moving higher on the final trading day of the month. Traders are giving a free pass to dismal French GDP data that confirmed GDP contraction of -5.8%. Investors are optimistic about the possibility of a treatment for COVID-19. Basically, any drug that can combat the pandemic is a game-changer.   Investors have…

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April 29, 2020

US GDP, Fed Meeting And Italian Yields In Focus

US GDP, Fed Meeting And Italian Yields In Focus

A Touch Of FOMO Today is a risk-on day. Investors are building on Asian equity markets momentum.  All major Asian markets, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and even Sydney have surged today. The MSCI Asian index has rallied out of bear territory and this is an encouraging sign for European investors. Nasdaq futures are supported due to…

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April 28, 2020

Equity Futures Trade Lower Due To The Drop In Oil Prices

Equity Futures Trade Lower Due To The Drop In Oil Prices

Oil prices tanked once again today, and West Texas Crude oil June contract has dropped more than 13%. Most of the sell-off is mainly because of the fear that the expiry date for this contract is approaching fast and there isn’t much space left for storage. The anxiety amongst oil traders is that we are…

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April 27, 2020

Crude Oil Slipped to Historical Lows

Crude Oil Slipped to Historical Lows

Another week of volatility was firmly in the analytical clutches of our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam to break down and deliver the need to know for our trading community. Crude Oil. Had it become the biggest casualty of the Coronavirus? Naeem talked about it here. Netflix stock, however, was a gainer in current times….

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April 27, 2020

BOJ Fired Another Bazooka, Oil Drops Again

BOJ Fired Another Bazooka, Oil Drops Again

An important week commences with mines of economic numbers and important central bank meetings. The Bank of Japan kept the interest rates unchanged but tweaked some policy measures. The BOJ declared unlimited buying of government bonds and removed price momentum from its forward guidance. However, the dollar-Yen pair failed to gather any significant momentum on…

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