# Featured

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Mexican Peso

FX volatility: The most volatile FX pairs in forex trading

From Donald Trump’s election to a failed coup attempt in Turkey, there have been plenty of political events to stoke volatility in the forex markets. Indeed of the top most volatile FX...
Great British Pound Currency

The Pound is running for its life

The GBP/USD pair has fallen to three weeks’ lows. Taking into account how fast the American currency has been strengthening this Autumn, one can really expect the trend to continue in...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks

FOMC meeting preview: Ready for the great unwind

The Federal Open Market Committee faces a big test this week – can it announce the start of its balance sheet reduction operation without sparking something like a taper tantrum? This...
Bitcoin

How To Hedge Your Risk Using Bitcoin

Better be safe than sorry Bitcoin has been a key market for risk-off trading during the recent volatility spikes When markets are hard to predict, the smart money is always keen...
US Dollar Currency

History of the USD – A Timeline

Over the centuries, the United States dollar better known to traders as the USD, has emerged as the world’s most actively traded currency and the core of the global financial system....
UK

Brexit Update: New Tory Minister Affirms ‘Hard Brexit’

New Tory Minister Affirms ‘Hard Brexit’ Amid Waning Support Talks of avoiding a hard Brexit are a fatal show of weakness for the United Kingdom, according to new Conservative minister Steve Baker,...
Euro Currency

Euro clouds clearing as political risk fades

The euro has been a star performer in 2017 and it looks like it could be set for further gains as we head into the second half of the year. Euro net...
London Brexit

UK Loses First Round In Brexit Negotiations

Brexit Negotiations: Day 1 Recap It was said that Brexit negotiations were not about “punishment” or “revenge”, but the talks between Chief European Union (EU) negotiator Michael Barnier and the UK’s Brexit...
Great British Pound Currency

Pound steady as Brexit talks commence

GBPUSD continues to hold a little way above seven-month lows but looks susceptible to any drop in sentiment as tense and tough negotiations over Brexit commence yesterday (June 19th). Sterling traded above...
UK

Brexit Negotiations Begin! Could the Timing be Any Worse?

Welcome to day one of 730 Brexit negotiations begin after nearly a whole year of speculation and build up. Yesterday at 11 a.m. BST in Brussels the door to the negotiation table...
Federal Reserve

FOMC June meeting: the last hike of 2017?

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise rates on Wednesday but the big question for the market is whether June marks a pause in the current tightening cycle or if...
Great British Pound Currency

Pound faces stress test with election in the balance

A stronger Conservative majority likely to produce short-term rally for sterling, but weigh on longer term prospects. Other results may produce risk-off selling in UK assets on political instability but increased...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

How could a Labour win or hung parliament affect the FTSE?

General Election 2017 market analysis - is a Labour government bad for stocks? Would a Labour win really be bad news for the FTSE? Stock markets are not that political but there...
Theresa May

May vs. Corbyn: Are markets worried about a Labour win?

A fairly bland format for a good debate, but the May vs Corbyn TV interviews certainly highlighted a few key themes and reinforced the growing view that this election is not...
Theresa May

General Election: Does Theresa May poll wobble signal risks for pound?

Just a wobble; or something more? The general election is starting to look like it could spark some serious volatility as we head into June. For the first time a Tory...
Stocks In Red

Does a Volatile Market Scare you? Here’s Why it Shouldn’t

A volatile market, due to its unsteady nature is automatically viewed as a fearful enemy by many new traders but it implies many connotations which do not carry any truth. Before you...
Great British Pound Currency

UK general election: What’s the effect on the pound?

How does the UK general election affect the pound? Traders are second-guessing where sterling is headed before the nation goes to the polls again on June 8th as politics seem to...
Europe

Brexit and Frexit: How Will the EU Deal with Two Exits Simultaneously?

With the United Kingdom gunning for Brexit and France being pulled in the direction of Euroscepticism, we take a hypothetical look at how the European Union (EU) would deal with two...
Theresa May

Are Voters Losing Faith in Theresa May?

Last month, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the world by announcing a snap parliamentary election for June 8. The unnecessary appointment with voters was an attempt by the ruling Conservative...
Mario Draghi

Euro bulls poised for hawkish ECB but Mario Draghi may disappoint

EURUSD seems to be looking for an excuse to assault the $1.10 level and the ECB could provide the ammunition. But it might also prove a big disappointment. The pair has so...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks

Markets Wrap: Stellar First Quarter Ends on Softer Note

The Trump reflation trade was on full display in the first quarter, as investors rallied behind expectations of faster economic growth under the new GOP administration. However, gains slowed significantly in...
Wall Street Stocks

US earnings season Q1: what to watch

US earnings season kicks off properly on April 13th as Citigroup, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase & Co all report their first quarter revenues. Financials are set to be among the top...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

3 reasons investors are piling into European stocks over US equities

European stocks are find favour in many corners of the investment community as US stocks struggle for a fresh leg up. US stocks look expensive By just about any gauge, US stocks look...
Brexit

Article 50 is fine but the EU wants a bad deal

Dollar expectations skew GBPUSD The British pound fell back sharply against the US dollar in hours before Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to officially leave the EU. The trouble with...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Goldilocks or stagflation: How institutional investors view the global economy

Where is the global economy going? With the Trump trade and global reflation, the outlook has improved a lot in recent months, according to some of the world's top money managers...
Bank of England

UK inflation: Is the Bank of England really close to raising interest rates?

The British government has confirmed it will trigger Article 50 to begin exiting the European Union on March 29th. Despite rocking a touch on the news, sterling got off to a pretty...
Stock Market Janet Yellen FOMC

FOMC meeting preview: How many rate hikes in 2017?

Federal Reserve meeting – potential for hawkish surprise could be overstated The Federal Reserve is a dead cert to raise rates on Wednesday, so the key question is how far and how...
Brexit In Campaign

Trading GBPUSD: Time to turn bullish on sterling despite Brexit?

GBPUSD outlook more bullish, says Morgan Stanley. Sterling has slipped to a seven-week low ahead of the Budget, trading below $1.22 for the first time since Theresa May launched her campaign for...
Brexit Fears

Could the Brexit Start a Domino Effect?

The surprising Brexit decision during the EU referendum last year sparked speculations of a domino effect all over Europe as this may set a precedent for member nations who are seeing...
Currencies

What are forex Correlations?

Forex trading is a technical profession and there are factors in forex trading that are extremely import to understand for a forex trader to succeed.  One of these factors is forex...

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NZD/USD: Flows Point To Downside Risk S/T On Strong Real Money Selling

New Zealand Dollar Currency NZD
Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX Strategy Research notes that its latest proprietary flows show officials selling the...

USD Stretches Towards Resistance: Yen, Aussie to Offer Opportunity

US Dollar Currency Yen
Talking Points: The U.S. Dollar continues to claw back towards a key resistance zone that runs from...

USD/JPY – Yen Under Pressure, Markets Braced for Soft Japanese Trade Surplus

US Dollar Japanese Yen
The Japanese yen has posted gains in the Wednesday session. Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 112.86, up...

Fed Speeches and Earnings in Focus

Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
Earnings Season in Focus as Stocks Target New Highs US futures are pointing to another higher open on...

Oil rises on expected fall in U.S. inventories, geopolitical tensions

Oil Commodity
Brent oil prices rose to a three-week high on Wednesday as weekly U.S. crude inventories are expected...
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