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Shant

Shant

Shant primarily covers the G10 FX majors and analysis on the rates and currency markets, based on 20 years of experience, primarily in spot FX and options, including as an inter-bank trader at a leading Scandinavian retail name.

Giving a broad and balanced view on determining underlying sentiment, adaptability is key in the current climate which is ever more dynamic. Emerging market currencies are also coming to the fore and are having a greater influence on the leading currencies, which is within Shant's analytical remit.

He focuses on the fundamental factors influencing trade, but incorporates technical and historical factors in forecasting directional views.

Most Recent Blog Posts

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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 up...

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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 i...

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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 suggesting...

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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 it...

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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 leader...

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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 hard...

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FOMC preview - I wouldn't want to be in Jerome's shoes

19th June 2019 By: Shant

Tonight's FOMC announcement has market pundits uniformly calling for a dovish message, in so much that the Fed has been somewhat cornered by the market in pre-empting rate cuts into year end.  Wh...

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Looking ahead to this week's FOMC meeting

17th June 2019 By: Shant

In what looked to be a series of pretty steady rate-setting meetings at the Federal Reserve this year, US politics have cranked up the pressure on policymakers as White House trade policy is really st...

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Stock markets banking on the Fed to lop rates

10th June 2019 By: Shant

It has been a very good week for Wall Street, with the benchmark S&P 500 reversing all of its losses from April and some.  Amid the storm of trade tariffs from the US and threats of retaliati...

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Dollar relent could offer some near term relief to commodities and commodity-linked stocks

5th June 2019 By: Shant

Amid the disconnect between a number of asset classes, one correlation has stood fast and that is the performance of commodities against the US Dollar.  Strengthening of the greenback has wreaked...

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