Hawkish ECB Expectations

EURUSD Non-Commercials increased their net long positions in the Euro last week, buying a further 36k contracts to take the total position to 128k contracts. Investors have been increasing their upside exposure over recent weeks, as the market anticipates a faster pace of accommodative monetary policy removal over the coming year. The key f...

2018-01-17 James Harte Read more
Politician and candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz

The German election race is beginning to heat up as we head into September with Angela Merkel, the current German chancellor, coming under fire from SPD leader Martin Schultz. The new leader of the SPD targeted Merkel in rather a personal way this week accusing her of being “disconnected from reality” and “aloof” as well as attacking her for not...

2017-08-31 James Harte Read more

In the aftermath of the Dutch, Austrian and French elections, markets now turn their attention to the most important of the eurozone elections: the German election. As the country is the largest economy in the eurozone, the nation’s political leadership can have a key impact on the health of the eurozone economy and the election race is being cl...

2017-08-23 James Harte Read more

With the markets now well settled after a rather uncertain start to the year, the German elections will be the dominating theme in the coming months. Although the risks surrounding the election outcome is a lot less compared to the Dutch and French elections this year, investors and speculators alike will no doubt be closely monitoring the devel...

2017-08-22 John Benjamin Read more

The German Federal Election is almost a month away when German citizens will head to the polls on September 24th, which likely to be the country’s most significant political contest in decades. This election comes after the shocking Brexit referendum outcomes and the US election at the end of last year, which ended up with Donald J. Trump to be...

2017-08-21 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more