Nikkei225_Equities_0802

After two weeks of a choppy trading in most of the global equities, due to the global geopolitical tensions, some of these indices tried to recover losses. However and so far, they are still far away from recovering. This is even though the geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea has eased significantly ahead of the Jackson Hole me...

2017-08-28 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more

A few days ago, fears were across the board; tensions were rising (and still rising) between the US and North Korea and so far, there is no sign of de-escalation. Yet, all of a sudden and after a notable decline in global equities and the US Dollar, side by side with rising safe haven assets, including Gold, Silver, Japanese Yen, and the Swiss ...

2017-08-16 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Indices_equities_ftse100_2106

Despite the fact that global equities have been declining a little bit since the announcement of Barclays scandal with Qatar, global equities are still near their record levels. At the same time, the bull market seems to be getting stronger and stronger day by day, with no signs of a correction anytime soon, and that raises some red flags and b...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Manchester_Indices_2305

After the sad events that occurred overnight in the UK – Manchester, we have noticed some negative impact on the markets, including Asian equities, European equities, and currencies. However, such impact was short-lived and most of the markets have recovered its initial declines, supported by economic releases. Asian Equities Declines Desp...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Indices_equities_FTSE100_1005

Despite the fact that the political conditions in the US are worsened, while the earnings seasons so far seems to be positive, the US equities continued to gain more grounds, posting fresh all-time highs during yesterday’s session. The S&P500 spiked all the way to 2403, while DowJones Industrial Average is few points away from its 21169 all...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
China_USDCNH_0805

Earlier this morning and during the first trading session of this week, some economic figures were released from China, which had a significant impact on the markets, along with the impact of the French election outcomes. The Chinese figures today can be considered positive. However, the Chinese equities closed lower, losing nearly 1%. Trade...

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
Le Pen - French Elections _1303

The French elections are less than a month away, and so far, the uncertainty is just increasing by the days, which likely to lead to higher volatility ahead. The recent polls show that the nationalist Marine Le Pen is promising to hold a referendum on taking France out of the Euro. Investors are focusing on the process, and more importantly, th...

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

The US Dollar and the US equities are still on fire, adding more gains by the days and such moves seem to continue for an extended period of time. Trump has already noted many times that the US Dollar is significantly higher, he also said: “It's killing us.” Despite that, the US Dollar is still rising. One of the reasons of the USD strength is...

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