While a proud footballing nation mourned another harrowing defeat there was still plenty to be excited about as England received its prize for coming fourth in the World Cup yesterday: a visit from US President Donald Trump. Arriving with a security convoy which looked like it had been plucked straight from the set of a Hollywood movie, the Pres...

2018-07-13 James Harte Read more
What to Watch For in May's NFP

The Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) is a highly anticipated economic report which signals the strength of the US economy. It is closely analysed to predict Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and inflation rates and has the power to move global financial markets. So, lets look at what to watch for in May's NFP. Three things about the NFP release: ...

2018-05-03 Orbex Read more
Brexit Negotiations

1 Year Left To Brexit Brexit negotiations have dominated the UK’s economic landscape over the last two years, beginning with the initial referendum in 2016 and then the triggering of exit talks last year. However, with only a year to go until the UK is set to officially depart from the EU, focus on the issue is growing further and talks are ent...

2018-04-03 James Harte 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
BoE_Sterling_GBP

Earlier this morning, there were some economic figures from the UK, which came in with another disappointment, showing a clear sign of slowing down and increasing the risk of Brexit fears. Such figures continue to prove that the Bank of England is still far away from changing its easy policy anytime soon. In fact, the risk is rising toward furt...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Equities Outlook_0212

If you have read our previous report on equities, you would notice that most of the indices that we mentioned did move according to our plan. Most of the global equities continued to retrace to the downside. The retracement comes just right before the earnings season. However, the geopolitical tension played the biggest role in such move. Afte...

2017-04-20 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
UK_Supreme Court_Brexit

After months of speculative media reports and back and forth in UK parliament, the UK government has today finally triggered Article 50 and commenced the official exit process of the UK from the EU. While the government’s triggering of article 50 has been widely signalled for months now, the element causing uncertainty among investors is the ton...

2017-03-29 James Harte Read more
Theresa May_Brexit

The first day of the week came in with lack of fundamentals and liquidity, while volatility picked up on the rising fears of Brexit. However, rising volatility is what we all need to jump in to new opportunities. In today’s report, we will discuss the upcoming economic releases in the UK, what to look for, how to trade the news and what matters ...

2017-01-17 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more