UK
UK's retail sales data is going to command a major attention. traders are going to keep a close eye on Healthcare plan and Yellen's speech Today is all about two important events that will drive the trading action. The repercussions of these events are not only limited to today, but...
Asian Stocks

Is the party over?

Did the market just experience a mini-correction? Or is this the beginning of something bigger?  Why are news headlines making a big issue of a 1% drop in U.S. equities? Shall investors buy on the dips, or better protect themselves from the downside? These were the top questions I received...
Oil
Oil prices look to have finally found a bottom, potentially even two of them, which could see buying pressure mount in the coming sessions. Additionally, a number of other technical instruments are signalling that a reversal is on the way which comes as little surprise given the presence of...
London Stock Exchange
While European markets slipped back sharply yesterday, US stocks managed to stabilise after their big falls on Tuesday. This stabilisation is likely to see a slightly more positive open for Europe today however the catalysts that prompted Tuesdays slide remain a concern for investors. Concerns remain about the ability of...
Donald Trump
Growing doubts U.S. President Donald Trump will be able to deliver on a promise of tax cuts that has powered stocks markets to record highs pushed shares lower on Wednesday and drove investors to seek safety in government debt, gold and the yen. The dollar touched a four-month low against...
Crude Oil
Oil prices slipped back towards three-month lows on Wednesday after data showed U.S. crude inventories rising faster than expected, piling pressure on OPEC to extend output cuts beyond June. A deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non-OPEC producers to reduce output by 1.8 million barrels...
BGC Brokers London Stocks
The sharp appreciation in the pound is taking its toll on the UK stock markets. The FTSE started the day downbeat, as financials (-0.99%) led losses after the US banks took a severe hit at New York session. Energy (-0.38%) and mining stocks (-0.39%) traded softer on further oil and...
British Pound
The relationship between oil, producer and consumer prices will continue to be under scrutiny over the coming months as markets decipher if BoE will indeed raise. GBPAUD shows sign of the bounce higher we highlighted last week. Producer prices fell short of the mark overnight, whilst inflation continued to soar...
Japanese Yen
The USD hit the brakes today, as the market looked unhappy on the US uncertainty around the health care reforms that are struggling to gain any traction, despite all of this, the economic data continues to be positive for the most part. While not a big week for US economic...
Donald Trump
Risk aversion in the markets led to safe haven demand, helping the yen strengthen and the dollar index fall below 100. Sterling was one of the best performing major currencies after UK inflation rose to the highest in over three years. The dollar fell to its lowest level since November...