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13-12-2019

Big Boris election win, trade deal very close
Investors might have two early Christmas presents this week, a phase one trade deal between the US and China and Brexit getting done. Boris Johnson has won a “historic” victory for the Conservatives Party with one of the biggest victories for the party in dec… Read more

12-12-2019

ECB preview & FTSE time to shine after election
Low rates for longer is always a winner in financial markets. The Fed pointing to another year of interest rates at the current low levels satisfied investors who bought US shares and sold the US dollar in the wake of the meeting. The mood in Asia was a little… Read more

10-12-2019

Shares back up as trade deadline approaches
Global event risk for the remainder of the week is a disincentive to take big risks right now. There are four trading days left for some announcement on the new US tariffs to be imposed on China. It looks like if the US President had to make the decision on ne… Read more

9-12-2019

A holding pattern before big week
MARKET WRAP: A holding pattern before big week Indices Friday’s blowout US jobs report kept Asian stock market sentiment upbeat at the start of the new week.  In Europe, indices are down as investors strap in for what promises to be a busy week. There are tw… Read more

6-12-2019

China waives tariffs, NFP preview & Uber safety
European shares have opened stronger on Friday before the release of US monthly employment figures. That follows a generally upbeat session in Asia. Similarly LCG pricing points to a higher start on Wall Street. The British pound is hovering at 2-year highs ag… Read more

5-12-2019

OPEC meeting begins
European shares started trading on Thursday with a softer tone while LCG pricing points to a positive open on Wall Street, that follows a positive session in Asia. The British pound is extending gains beyond 1.31 in a backdrop of broader dollar strength. Gold … Read more

4-12-2019

No phase one? PMI green shoots wilt, NATO, GBP 7-month high & Alphabet
Shares in Europe opened higher on Wednesday, that follows a rocky session in Asia, while Wall Street is pointing to a firmer start. Safe haven currencies including the Japanese yen and Swiss franc have been making gains. Gold has joined in on the safe haven fl… Read more

3-12-2019

Steel Tariffs & Wall Street drops, Christine Lagarde & EURUSD holding 1.10
Shares in Europe are on course for a positive start with LCG pricing indicating a higher open on Wall Street. The dollar is up slightly after falling yesterday. Gold remains in a tight range while oil is rising for a second day.Wall Street drops after steel ta… Read more