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5 11, 2017

Week Ahead: Hoping for Brexit Breakthrough

2017-11-05T22:08:39+00:00November 5th, 2017|

Another round of Brexit talks, central bank policy decisions and more earnings releases. Brexit Talks The next round of negotiations begins on Thursday with two days of talks between the UK and EU expected to yield more progress than previous meetings. That is because the UK’s chief negotiator and Brexit [...]

24 10, 2017

Week Ahead: Japan Elections, GDP Prints and ECB Meeting

2017-10-24T04:31:53+00:00October 24th, 2017|

The mood music in the markets remains pretty much unchanged - the standoff between Catalonia and Madrid continues while we have no real progress on Brexit. Trump’s tax reforms have moved forward but a lot of work still needs to be done to get a bill over the line. Spotlight [...]

9 10, 2017

Week Ahead: Banks Kick off Wall Street Earnings Season

2017-10-09T03:01:31+00:00October 9th, 2017|

Wall Street Earnings The fourth quarter kicked off with a series of fresh all-time highs for the major US indices and bulls will be eyeing fresh momentum from the start of the third quarter earnings releases. The major Wall Street banks kick things off, with Citigroup, JPMorgan, Bank of America [...]

2 10, 2017

Updates to ETX Capital Platform

2017-10-02T02:58:09+00:00October 2nd, 2017|

Chart Toolbar Update We have moved the chart toolbar so that all options run along the top of the screen just below the account summary information. This toolbar will appear when you are using the chart. When you select one of the drawing tools you will be put into drawing [...]

26 09, 2017

Week Ahead: Will German Elections Set Pulses Racing?

2017-09-26T00:49:48+00:00September 26th, 2017|

Germany’s federal elections look set to return Angela Merkel to power, but are markets overly complacent? German Elections As far elections go, Germany’s upcoming federal poll is hardly the most exciting. But after the shock of Brexit and Donald Trump, boredom may be a welcome relief for investors. Angela Merkel [...]

18 09, 2017

Week Ahead: All Eyes on the Federal Reserve

2017-09-18T17:34:36+00:00September 18th, 2017|

Will the Federal Reserve start to reduce its balance sheet or will it opt to wait a little longer? FOMC meeting Hold on to your hats: the time has arrived for the Federal Reserve to start unwinding its gigantic balance sheet. At least that is what the market is expecting [...]

10 09, 2017

Week Ahead: North Korea Looms, Bank of England Meeting in Focus

2017-09-10T15:47:18+00:00September 10th, 2017|

North Korea The ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula are likely to set the tone for financial markets throughout the week. Markets remained jittery all last week, with equities and other risk assets enduring bouts of selling after a fresh nuclear test and threats of the US receiving more “gift [...]

29 08, 2017

Week Ahead: Data Set to Guide Federal Reserve, ECB

2017-08-29T15:24:53+00:00August 29th, 2017|

After the fun of Jackson Hole, the Federal Reserve faces a key week of data. Labour market, inflation and GDP numbers will dictate how the market views the likely course of monetary policy over the coming months. Nonfarm Payrolls The US labour market is centre on Friday with the monthly [...]

21 08, 2017

Week Ahead: Central Bankers Convene in Jackson Hole

2017-08-21T15:43:26+00:00August 21st, 2017|

The biggest events in the markets over the coming week. Jackson Hole August is the quietest month. Traders are on holiday and volumes are thin. In this environment it’s all eyes on Jackson Hole for the annual gathering of central bankers and economists. Last time they got together in Portugal [...]

13 08, 2017

Week Ahead: UK Inflation and FOMC Minutes in Focus

2017-08-13T19:14:44+00:00August 13th, 2017|

North Korea The situation on the Korean peninsula will be front and centre as investors weigh to what extent risk needs to be taken off the table. Threats of a strike on Guam and warnings about American retribution chilled markets last week, sparking a wave of risk-off selling in equities [...]

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