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Which Direction is the ECB Going?

This week’s ECB meeting did not throw up any major surprises, however, it did give us some talking points. As interest rates and asset purchases remain at current levels, what is in store for the next quarter? Also, with Europe…

How Does a Short Squeeze Work?

The WallStreetBets saga got a lot of sensational coverage. This somewhat obscured that what the retail traders were doing - and succeeded in doing in the case of GameStop - is a pretty standard trading move called a "short squeeze". The…

Reddit Traders Enrapture Wall Street

The GameStop frenzy has investors, and much of the internet captivated by wallstreetbets banding together. Due to this, hedge funds took heavy losses on short positions. The SEC and the White House both said they will monitor the…

Which Way for the Greenback?

The recent moves on the US dollar have seen yearly lows indicating concerns for an economic rebound. With growing pandemic figures, civil unrest, Fed decisions and a new President sworn into the White House next week, will any…

Will the Santa Rally Ensue?

As November draws to a close, will there be a flexible handover in the White House when the College Electors meet next month? As US stocks and indices climb to record highs, will the end of year ‘Santa Rally’ move markets even…

Gold Down, Equities Up

Equity markets were lifted since many TV networks have already called the Presidential election in Joe Biden’s favor. However, as the voting day concluded, Trump still refuses to concede. Added to this, the recent upbeat Covid-19…

Preparing for the US Election

With just days to go until the US election, tensions are running high. Ever since Donald Trump took office in 2016, stocks have repeatedly climbed to fresh all-time highs. This year, however, the pandemic ravaged the so-called booming…