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Markets cautious but stable amidst rising geopolitical risk 16/04/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview With the triumvirate of the US, France and the UK looking to bomb supposed chemical weapons plants in Syria over the weekend, geopolitical tensions have increased significantly in the region. This includes tensions with Russia and Iran. Under…

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Risk appetite boosted as President Xi advocates open trade 10/04/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview Traders can breathe a sigh of relief as risk appetite has been given a boost this morning as President Xi of China has looked to calm nerves with a speech on his vision of China and global trade. Xi…

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Recovery in market sentiment as trade war fears ease 05/04/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview Reaction to China’s retaliation on the US trade tariffs suggests that traders are becoming more immune to the negative effects of this trade spat between the world’s two largest economies. Despite China looking to go tit-for-tat with the US,…

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Forex markets consolidate in front of ECB monetary policy 08/03/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview As traders look ahead to the ECB monetary policy and Non-farm Payrolls, the key risk events of the week, there is still uncertainty over how to react to the implementation of Trump’s trade tariffs. According to White House…

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Trade war threat recedes to help improve risk appetite again 06/03/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview The immediate negative threat of a trade war has receded, meaning that the safe haven flows are now beginning to unwind again. In the wake of last week’s announcements from Donald Trump with tariffs on aluminium and steel…

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Protectionism fears drive renewed dollar weakness 02/03/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview Perhaps equity markets have been too fixated with the perceived benefits of US tax reform and they forgot the other side of Donald Trump’s campaign to become President. Protectionism is a real threat to global markets and risk appetite,…

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US CPI inflation is key for sentiment and US dollar 14/02/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview The recent spike in volatility and flight to safety was driven by the fear that the fires of inflation were being stoked. Born out of a jump in US earnings growth as part of the payrolls report, bond…

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As equity markets remain fearful, forex is relatively stable 09/02/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview Fear is a terrible affliction in markets. Right now there is a fear that inflation is showing signs of running away in major economies and there will need to be a response by major central banks to combat…

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Is the dollar on the brink of a technical rally? 29/01/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview After such a precipitous sell-off last week, the question traders will be asking themselves this week as they return to their desks after the weekend, is whether there is scope for further losses, or could the embattled dollar engage…

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Dollar bounces with yield lower, but can it last? 11/01/2018 #HIGHTRADE

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Market Overview Whilst focus has been on moves on the yen for much of this week, the dollar has been hit with some significant volatility in the past 24 hours. Reports out of China suggest that officials are recommending scaling…

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