Zuma and the Rand: A Story of Ups and Downs

World leaders are regularly subjected to criticism from all quarters, it comes with the job - just ask Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Emmanuel...

Yen Pairs Falter on Risk Appetite

The Japanese Yen has long been the favourite for currency hedging but has suffered in recent weeks as the market throws of negative sentiment...

Week Ahead: OPEC Meeting, FOMC Decision and UK-US GDP in Focus

A sense of caution seems to be the theme for the financial markets as trading gets underway for the week, with investors braced and...

Suddenly Central Bankers Turned Hawkish

Central bankers didn't seem to have learned the lesson from the former Fed Chair, Ben Bernanke, when he first mentioned the idea of tapering...

Markets Digest Hawkish Central Bank Signals

The well-orchestrated hawkish remarks by a chorus of central bank heavyweights this week have punished global stocks with speculation mounting over whether the era...

Stocks Recover as Geopolitical Tensions Ease; Safe Havens Plunging

After suffering the steepest weekly declines since March,  S&P 500 futures are indicating a positive opening for U.S. stocks. Asian equities- ex-Japan, also climbed...

S&P Suffers Largest Fall This Year on US Fears

The markets were risk off today as the S&P 500 had its biggest fall all year on the back of markets looking skitterish on Trump...

FOMC Minutes, Sterling and WTI in Focus

Wednesday’s main risk event and potential market shaker will be the release of June’s FOMC meeting minutes, which investors may closely scrutinize for clues...

Oil set to turn on Data

Crude oil has been doing the rounds on media as it sits at a key turning point according to various analysts, and it's easy to...

Gold Finally Breaks Above $1,300. Will The Euro Follow?

Equities across the globe traded mostly in the red on Tuesday, after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan. Although investors have become...

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