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Natural Gas ekes out all-time highs

As Europe tries to rely less and less on Russia for its energy needs, the price of natural gas may continue to rise.

May 3, 2022 07:27 PM
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Natural Gas soars to highest level since October on new EU sanctions

The longer the Russian/Ukraine continues, the more likely the possibility that the EU will end up sanctioning natural gas.

April 5, 2022 03:53 PM
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USD/RUB back to pre-invasion levels; watch USD/PLN and USD/HUF

Eastern European EM pairs may be a good alternative to USD/RUB for the short-term trader.

March 30, 2022 06:33 PM

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Talks of a ceasefire spark US Dollar selloff

With the positive headlines regarding the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the DXY has been selling off and EUR/USD has been bid.

March 29, 2022 04:41 PM
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Comments from NATO meeting send Gold and USD/PLN higher

Investors who were unease about the ongoing Russia/Ukraine conflict now have even more to worry about.

March 24, 2022 03:48 PM

6 reasons Crude Oil is lighting it up; USD/HUF along for the ride

There is a strong positive correlation between the direction of WTI Crude Oil and USD/HUF

March 23, 2022 06:41 PM
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US open: Wall Street pares Fed rally, peace talk progress questioned

US stocks are set to move lower after strong gains yesterday. Concerns over progress in peace talks and rising oil prices hurt sentiment. Jobless claims beat.


Oil tumbles as volatile trade continues

Oil prices fell 5% last week and are falling a further 6% today as it continues to move away from $130 reached last week.

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March 14, 2022 05:34 PM
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US open: Stocks mixed with Ukraine peace talks, Fed in focus

US stocks are heading for a mixed start with the Nasdaq underperforming, as Ukraine peace talks and the Fed rate decision take centre stage.

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Two trades to watch: DAX, EUR/GBP

DAX adds to last week’s gains on Ukraine optimism. EUR/GBP rises on upbeat mood, BoE moves into focus.

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March 14, 2022 08:18 AM
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Eastern European EMs pullback. Can they continue higher?

If USD/RUB continues moving higher, then given the strong correlations, the Eastern European EMs may move higher with it!

March 11, 2022 04:28 PM
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US open: Stocks rally on ceasefire hopes

Stocks are poised to open higher after a volatile week, on hopes that a ceasefire could be on the horizon.

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March 11, 2022 01:35 PM
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What companies have pulled out of Russia following the invasion of Ukraine?

Hundreds of corporations from the US, UK, Europe and beyond are pulling out of Russia in protest of its invasion of Ukraine.


Asian Open: Equities rally and oil plunges on hopes of fresh supply

Oil prices continued to grip sentiment (but this time to the advantage of equity traders) after UAE said they would support a production increase.

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US Dollar pares gains on hopes of ceasefire; DXY, GBP/USD

With hope and optimism that a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine can be reached, the DXY has moved lower and GBP/USD has gone bid.

March 9, 2022 04:04 PM
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The US Dollar Index (DXY): How much higher can it go?

There are plenty of reasons the DXY can continue higher, whether it’s a flight to safety, higher inflation, or for technical reasons.

March 7, 2022 09:25 PM
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Is the DAX heading into a bear market?

The DAX trades in correction territory and appears to be staring straight at a bear market. Will support hold?

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March 3, 2022 05:34 PM

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Asian Open: VIX closes at a 13-month high as Ukraine-crisis intensifies

Russia has stepped up its attack on Ukraine after a convoy of Russian military vehicles over 40 km long reached Kyiv.

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Eastern European EMs highly correlated to Ruble

Where can traders turn if they are interested in taking advantage of the move in USD/RUB? They can look west to USD/PLN, USD/HUF and USD/CZK.

March 1, 2022 07:19 PM

Oil back above $100 as Russia/Ukraine tensions heat up

Rumors of a large convoy of military trucks and armored vehicles heading toward the capital of Kyiv are driving oil prices higher.

March 1, 2022 02:23 PM
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US open: Wall Street heads lower, oil surges over $100

US stocks head lower on Ukraine conflict fears, oil soars over 10% in 2 days. US ISM manufacturing data & Biden's State of the Union address coming up.

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Index in focus: FTSE 100 outperformance intact, key levels to watch

The current market environment has been a near “perfect storm” scenario for the types of stocks in the FTSE index holds!

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Conflict creates volatility for stocks with exposure to Russia and Ukraine

London-listed companies with exposure to Russia and Ukraine have become highly volatile since the conflict between the two countries erupted.