Opinion – Thursday 21 February 2019

After being moribund for much of the past 24 hours, markets have displayed a somewhat stronger pulse in the hour or so following publication of the January FOMC meeting Minutes, with a weakening of both the US Dollar and US Indices before reversing these losses in the...

Opinion – Wednesday 20 February 2019

News that US trade negotiators have asked for a stable Yuan policy as part of the China trade talks and a tentative agreement by China has triggered a broad US Dollar sell off with Euro and Sterling both benefiting from the move. US equities closed a bit higher on...

Opinion – Tuesday 19 February 2019

Risk sentiment was kicked off Friday by the President averting another government shutdown, even if by declaring a national emergency to procure his Wall funding. He was then briefed on Saturday by his key economic and trade officials on the trade talks at his...

Opinion – Friday 15 February 2019

Just before the New York close, US Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced that President Trump plans to sign a bipartisan spending deal and then declare a national emergency to fund his border wall, averting another government shutdown Friday. “He is...

Opinion – Thursday 14 February 2019

Global equities have remained buoyant reflecting rising optimism of an ease in US China trade tensions and the avoidance of another US government shutdown with news reports suggesting President Trump will sign the border security deal while China confirmed President...

Opinion – Wednesday 13 February 2019

Market sentiment has been boosted over the past 24 hours by some more encouraging news on US-China trade negotiations. Yesterday, White House press advisor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that President Trump wants to meet with President Xi very soon while the...