Traders Starting To Bravely Look Past The UK Election

European and US traders largely overlooked an increasingly ugly picture in HK, where the Hang Seng closed -2.6% and the CSI 300 -1.8%, and we saw the DAX closing -0.2% and the S&P 500 following with similar form. Asia should, therefore, welcome the lack of any real drawdown in US trade and we should see […]

Eyes On NZ In Week Ahead

There has been spluttering of news of note over the weekend, although the G10 FX open has been fairly sanguine, as should the futures open at 10am AEDT. A worsening of China’s producer inflation (-1.7% YoY), and Iran detailing they have come across oil fields with some 53 billion barrels shouldn’t cause too much angst. Consideration […]

All In The Charts For US Bonds

A bit of a chart fest today, but I hope it best portrays the issue at hand. That being, the world has had a strong re-think on the prospect of a US and global recession and while this is not a new trade, it has now reached a point where market participants are talking about […]

Liquidity The Driver – But Valuations Will Matter Eventually

The sweet spot for global equities looks even more pronounced here and as suggested yesterday, the current debate is not whether you are bullish, but whether there is too much short-term euphoria. My own view on many global equities is that when liquidity is the dominant driver, we can afford a little overheating. However, at […]

Inspired To Focus On Defence

Despite the lack of any real broad market volatility, with the VIX index now sitting at a lowly 12.3% and FX implied volatility not too far off its 12-month low, we can still find some very interesting dynamics in markets. Be Inspired By Boks Firstly, congratulations to the Springboks for playing an incredible game. Once […]

Assessing Potential Forex Moves With New General Election In Sight

With the FOMC meeting the obvious event risk in late US trade (05 am AEDT), we should see traders using today’s session to further assess their probability matrix and massage exposures accordingly. Consider the cut tonight is priced at 94%, so when they cut, the move in the USD, rates, gold etc, will be determined […]

Interview With Fusion Markets CEO – Phil Horner

The first of our industry interviews comes from the founder and CEO of Fusion Markets, Phil Horner. He gave us his thoughts on many aspects of the current trading environment, including; the Fusion Markets business model, his aims for the brand, regulatory changes and which assets are the ‘most traded’ at Fusion. Introduce Yourself And […]