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Rajan Dhall

Gold miners rejoice as gold moves higher

19th July 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Gold miners are reaping the rewards of dovish Fed members. Last night New York Fed chairman Williams stated that the Fed should act preventatively in order to avoid disaster. As soon as the comment...

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Shant

US bank profit warnings on lower interest rates

18th July 2019 By: Shant

And so the markets continue to twist and turn themselves into a corner!  After another set of healthy earnings results from US banks, key players have been quick to refer to the impact (on...

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Malcy

Oil price, Trinity, President - And Finally.....

16th July 2019 By: Malcy

WTI $59.58 -63c, Brent $66.48 -24c, Diff -$6.90 +39c, NG $2.41 -5c Oil price Oil is slightly in the Doldrums at the moment, with the departure of Tropical Storm Barry things are getting back to...

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Rajan Dhall

KAZ and BHP are up following Chinese data

15th July 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

The likes of Kaz Minerals and BHP are on the rise today after the stronger than expected quarter on quarter GDP and industrial production data from China overnight.    Although the GDP...

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Shant

Daimler woes continue as airbag recall adds to writedowns

15th July 2019 By: Shant

The German car industry is not having the best time of it recently, with the diesel scandal emanating from the discovery at VW spreading through to the rest of the automakers in the region, racking...

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Rajan Dhall

Gold Technical Analysis

11th July 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Gold has been on a great run of late following the move lower in the US dollar. Interestingly, this comes despite stocks being at their all-time highs in some countries.    The move...

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Shant

It's not a good time for banks right now, and it is likely to get worse.

11th July 2019 By: Shant

Never one join the chorus of naysayers when the narrative is well established, banking stocks are again in the spotlight with yet another shakedown at Deutsche Bank - one of Europe's leading lending...

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Rajan Dhall

Ocado shares move 6.8% higher in early trade

9th July 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

OCADO shares are up 6.3% this morning after an impressive half-year report. The group have announced the fire at the Andover warehouse cost around GBP 148.2mln which is less than market expectations....

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Reflect & Prepare

Reflect & Prepare

5th July 2019 By: Reflect & Prepare

Global bond yields have been taking centre stage this week, and although we have seen marginal losses in the mid curve, the 10yr Note has now dipped under 2.00% while the 30yr has also moved below...

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Rajan Dhall

FTSE 100 Technical Analysis

5th July 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

(Weekly Chart)   In a firm week for stocks in the UK, it seems the FTSE 100 has broken a key longterm trendline to trade higher. The trendline is marked by the blue downward sloping line...

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Shant

Goldilocks moment for stock and bond investors alike

5th July 2019 By: Shant

Wednesday marked some notable price action in financial markets, headlined by the new record highs seen in the S&P 500 which is now looking to tip the 3000 mark - as futures markets are...

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Shant

The US is not the only protectionist player in town; EU tries to strong arm Swiss into submission

3rd July 2019 By: Shant

The US is not the only protectionist player in town; the EU tries to strong arm Swiss into submission. Rumbling on in recent weeks has been the row between the European Union and Switzerland over...

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David Harbage

A view on the market, half way through 2019

1st July 2019 By: David Harbage

This blog has regularly provided an update on what has been occurring in financial markets and, as we reach the half-way point in 2019, it may be helpful to follow up the previous article dated 3...

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Reflect & Prepare

Reflect & Prepare

28th June 2019 By: Reflect & Prepare

Markets across the asset classes have largely been in consolidation mode this week as they await the G20 communique in Japan and potentially remedial developments which could sooth trade tensions...

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Shant

Looking ahead to the G20 in Japan LSE

27th June 2019 By: Shant

By far and away, the G20 meeting this weekend is one of the key moments we are likely to have this year.  Although the stakes are high, the chances that the US and China - whose respective...

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Rajan Dhall

FTSE 100 technical update

27th June 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

So indices worldwide are rejoicing at the fact that the ECB and Fed are looking at becoming more accommodating. We are in another phase higher this seems to be on the hope that China and the US will...

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Rajan Dhall

Major oil names are breaking technical patterns

26th June 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

As geopolitical tensions rise between Iran and the US the price of oil continues to rise. Not only that, for the past two weeks the American Petroleum Association (API) inventory data showed a draw...

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Malcy

Oil price, Genel, Petrofac And finally...

25th June 2019 By: Malcy

WTI $57.90 +47c, Brent $64.86 -34c, Diff -$6.96 -81c, NG $2.30 +12c Oil price Another day when WTI and Brent diverged, traders say that with increased sanctions on Iran comes less chance of...

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Rajan Dhall

Gold is having one hell of a run!

25th June 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

First of all well done to all those that are holding gold-related stocks at the moment. We have seen good moves in the likes of Fresnillo in recent times off the back of the latest gold run. ...

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Shant

Well here we are again - looking to record highs on Wall Street after last week's FOMC retreat

25th June 2019 By: Shant

Last week was a welcome week for global stocks, with the world's premier central bank opening the door to rate cuts after bond markets had effectively forced them open weeks earlier.  It was...

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