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We are a global business, based in London with almost two decades of experience in online trading. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
ince bottoming in 2015, the Turkish Lira has weakened against the euro, and soaring inflation as well as concerns regarding funding of the country’s current account have accelerated the weakness.  To attract investors back to Turkey, the central bank announced an emergency hike in...
The Fed, as good as confirming a June rate hike successfully took trader’s attention away from trade; boosting the dollar as well as US equities, which had been languishing range bound in the red. The minutes from the May meeting were about as equity...
A hawkish hold from the BoE?The Bank of England will give its rate decision at the conclusion of the two-day Monetary Policy Meeting on Thursday at 12:00. Just one month ago investors were pricing in an almost 90% probability of the BoE hiking rates...
US President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear treaty had little impact on US equities overnight but did manage to jolt the oil markets and encourage a brief flight into safe haven currencies. Despite a big build up to the announcement the markets have...
Whilst Wall Street closed higher on the day, the real action was in the oil markets. Oil extended gains from the European session into the start of the US session, easing back only after Trump announced a decision will be given tomorrow at 2pm...
US stocks markets gapped higher on the open, yet the positivity quickly evaporated, and US stocks moved steadily lower across the session. Not even a flurry of M&A activity was enough to keep Wall Street afloat as investors continued to fret over higher inflation...
A solid finish in Wall Street thanks to an Amazon boosted tech sector, lifted Asian stocks overnight and looks set to work its magic on the open in Europe, as major bourses point to a positive start.The strong US finish from a rebounding tech...
European bourses are pointing to a stronger start on the open following a late rally on Wall Street. The Dow snapped a 5-day losing streak late in the session, as strong earnings finally overshadowed US 10-year yields getting comfortable at multiyear highs.US 10 year...
Wall Street tanked on Tuesday and Asian stocks tumbled overnight, whilst the dollar rallied to a four-month high after US 10-year treasury yields hit 3%, the highest level since 2014, spooking investors. The rally in yields was in part due to rising inflation concerns...
An easing of geopolitical tensions is once again boosting sentiment as the new week begins pointing European bourses in the direction of a mildly stronger open. Signs that Washington will reach an agreement with Beijing has put US-Sino trade war fears on the back...
Dollar falls despite US rate rise; BoE in focus As the market expected, Jerome Powell delivered a 25 basis point rate hike, yet rather than sending the dollar higher we saw a distinctly dovish market response. The GBP/USD rallied to its highest level in...
A relief rally boosted Asian stock markets overnight, after Friday’s US jobs report hit all the right notes. The impressive number of jobs created versus the weaker than forecast wages data meant that the strengths and weakness of the report whetted risk appetite perfectly....
Trump headlines, in one form or another, were largely responsible for overnight market movements. Firstly, Wall Street rallied as Trump added exceptions to his tariffs, namely “real friends” Mexico and Canada, easing fears of a trade war. Secondly, reports that Trump is due to...
Whilst the euro has seen a mildly stronger start following the Italian elections, the Italian FTSE MIB futures were seen showing heavy losses, trailing noticeably behind European counterparts. The results in Italy were large as expected, in the sense that no one particular party...
Trump’s decision to slap a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminium, to counter Chinese practices spooked the markets overnight, successfully bringing treasury yields, the dollar and US indices tumbling lower and boosting the yen as risk off dominates. The knock-on effect...
US equity markets continued their Powell inspired sell off overnight, as risk aversion dominated and investor concerns over a faster pace of tightening at the Fed continued to weigh on Wall Street. The Dow ended the session 380 points lower, whilst the S&P closed...
Thanks to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s undeniable optimism towards the US economy in the congressional testimony and signalling that the Fed could raise rates more than three times this year; treasury yields moved sharply higher, back above 2.9, the dollar rallied against all major...
European markets look set to start the new and event-packed week on a positive note. The move higher comes following a generally upbeat session in Asia overnight and a strong end to the previous week on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones rally...
Despite positive trading in Asia overnight, Europe is seen taking its lead from the US, which closed lower under the weight of a late sell off in Tech stocks and a large scale move out of Walmart.Wall Street closed lower for the first time...
Europe looks to a mixed start as Asia moves lower The overnight session in Asia was a relatively quiet affair given that US markets were closed for Presidents Day and that markets in mainland China, Taiwan and Vietnam remained closed for the Lunar New...
US equity indices closed the overnight  higher after reversing opening losses. Wall Street added a fourth day to the winning streak, even as bond yields rose following stronger than forecast inflation data, but weaker retail sales. The Dow closed 250 points higher, after dipping...
US equity indices manged to post a third straight day of gains overnight, a first for 2018. The Dow closed 0.1% higher, the S&P gained 0.2% and the Nasdaq pushed 0.4% higher. Wall Street was seen clinging to a winning streak as volatility eased,...
US stocks posted strong gains overnight, booking the first two day winning streak in February. US equity indices rebounded from a historically poor past week, which saw the Dow Jones, the S&P and the Nasdaq all shed over 5% in their worst weekly performance in...
After record losses were posted on Wall Street on Monday, US equity indices manged to finish the session higher overnight. The Dow Jones turned an initial 500 plus point loss into a 567-point gain, clawing back around half of the 1,100 points wiped out...
European stocks are headed sharply lower start thanks to the weak lead given to them by Wall Street. The FTSE 100 is set to open just above its December lows. The next day after an unusually big sell-off is always a big test of...
Enthusiasm for US stocks was short lived overnight as concerns over inflation returned to haunt investors. The S&P500 and Nasdaq failed to cling onto early gains, closing down 0.1% and 0.4% respectively, despite solid revenue growth from Facebook, whose share price hit an all-time...
US markets rebounded on Wednesday boosted by better than expected earnings, recovering from a heavy two day sell off at the beginning of the week. The Dow closed 72 points higher, whilst the S&P and Nasdaq both increased 0.1%. A fitting way to end...
Asian shares were broadly lower overnight, as softer Chinese iron ore prices weighed on the miners.  Chinese iron ore futures were 2% lower, as stockpiles at Chinese ports jumped to their highest level in over 13 years. US stock markets were closed for Martin...
Stocks in Europe look set for a mostly weaker open on Tuesday following a more muted session on Wall Street.The FTSE 100 looks set for a positive open as UK markets look past PM Theresa May’s botched cabinet reshuffle. Bullish moves in commodities are...
After an ideal opening week for equities in 2018, traders will be testing the waters early on Monday for signs of a reality-check. US fourth quarter earnings, inflation data as well as the durability of the commodity rally are all top of the Watchlist...