With the New Year on the horizon it’s time to take a look back over 2017 and explore what happened to the big calls that were being made at the beginning of the year.   The Trump Trade   At the start of the year, the main market focus was the newly appointed US President Trump and the prospect of massive fiscal stimulus and an ...

2018-01-17 James Harte Read more
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After the big victory of the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron against the riskiest far right candidate in Europe Marine Le Pen, Europe and France are facing new risks. The presidential election is behind us, and now the parliamentary elections are under way. The parliamentary elections in France began on June 11th and will end on the 18th of...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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It looks like we are going to have a hot summer ahead, as we are very close to some key events in Europe, including Greece, Italy, and the UK. However, the Greek Drama is back on the table once again, and it's likely to overshadow the rest of the political and economic happenings in all over Europe. The old headline is back to the front pages ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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The global news stations were busy over the weekend covering the biggest cyber-attack in the history, which affected more than 200,000 businesses across Asia, Europe, and the US, raised many questions and red flags about the exchanges securities. Such incident might not be over yet according to many reports, and such thing would be an opportuni...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
inflation expectations

The US Dollar Index managed to rise since the beginning of the week, amid a lack of fundamentals across the board, whether in Asia, Europe, and the US. However, there is still some confusion among  traders on why the US Dollar declined on Friday right after the US Jobs Report, despite the fact that it came in better than expected. Moreover, th...

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Ahead of the final round of voting in the French presidential election, to be held on Sunday, May 7th, the two remaining candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, met for a final televised debate.  Around 20 million viewers, out of an electorate of nearly 47 million, were expected to watch the two and a half hour debate. Polls Had Macron...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more
Gold_Precious metals

For the past two weeks, metals have been declining gradually after multiple months of gains, leading both Gold and Silver to rise to new levels, not seen since the end of last year. Moreover, both metals have broken above key resistance areas, which keeps the possibility for further gains unchanged. However, as we noted in our last week’s repo...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
FTSE, Indices

Global equities saw a notable rebound since the beginning of last week, following the first round of the French Election results. Global equities added an average of 2%-4% each in few days, followed by a stabilization ahead of key economic releases and events later this week. The main concern remains from France, despite the fact that the publ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Macron_French Election

It's Monday, the 1st of May of 2017 and the second round of the French election is less than 6 days away, where such election might change the shape of Europe once and for all. Latest Public Polls Since the end of the 1st round of the election, Macron has been leading with more than 60% of the public polls, while Le Pen was short below 40%...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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Macron & Le Pen into Final Round Following the results of the first round of voting which saw centrist Candidate Macron taking the lead with 23.8% of votes and far-right candidate Le Pen coming in second at 21.3%, the far-right leader took markets by surprise by announcing her temporary stepping down from her role as president of the Nation...

2017-04-27 James Harte Read more