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The Trump trade is back on, but watch the Vix

Markets have continued Friday’s upbeat theme, futures are pointing to a strong open in the US, and the dollar is stronger across the board in […]

EUR/GBP: Fed is not the only rodeo in town

While all traders are (justifiably) hyper-focused on the Federal Reserve’s highly-anticipated meeting, it’s worth noting that the Fed is not the only rodeo in town. […]

EURUSD: Grexit Fears Still Lurking Just Beyond the Horizon

While much of Europe’s economy is chugging along at the same slow but steady pace, traders were abruptly reminded of Greece’s economic tragedy yesterday. Most […]

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Should the markets be worried about Greek political turmoil?

In recent weeks the Greek crisis has receded into the distance, other concerns such as the volatility in the Chinese stock market and the timing […]

EUR/USD: all bears need now is a ‘lower low’

The EUR/USD has been trending lower in recent weeks and the selling pressure has accelerated over the past few days as the investor focus has […]

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July 16, 2015 06:37 PM

ECB: it’s time to focus on yields

The Greek parliament managed to pass a vote to agree to bailout reforms, albeit two hours after the deadline, but it now looks like a […]

DAX resumes bullish trend as Grexit risks subside

European stocks are higher once again today as investors continue to unwind their safe haven trades opened in the previous months as the crisis in […]

Gold on the brink as Yellen talks up 2015 rate hike prospects

The price of gold has fallen sharply once again today. Undoubtedly, the latest catalyst for the slide has been Janet Yellen’s hawkish comments which have […]

Prepping for D-day: China, Greece and the Federal Reserve in focus

Wednesday could prove to be a big day for financial markets ahead of the summer lull. Some major events are taking place, first up is […]

Gold on the verge as investors price out Grexit risks

Not that the unfolding of the Greek crisis lent gold any noticeable support in recent weeks, but now that a bailout deal has been struck […]

Wall Street focus shifts to earnings after Greece seals deal

So, after marathon talks, Greece has finally reached an agreement with its international creditors for a bailout in exchange for some tough reforms. There is […]

Greece gets a deal…

The unexpected news of the day is that Greece managed to secure a bailout worth between EUR 86-87bn over three years, according to Germany’s Angela […]

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July 13, 2015 10:58 AM

DAX jumps on optimism over Greece and China, technical buying

European stock markets are continuing to push higher as we approach the mid-session. Investors are relieved that China’s attempts at halting the market turmoil there […]

FOMC Minutes: A Prescient Fed, For Once

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” – Vladamir Lenin The Federal Reserve’s June monetary policy meeting was only […]

USDJPY: China-Driven Safe Haven Demand Could Expose 120.00 Next

It looks like this is really it for Greece, for real this time. Greece’s creditors presented a united, unaccommodating front last night, demanding that Greece […]

EURGBP: Is Pound’s Outperformance Ending?

As the situation in Greece has deteriorated, many traders speculated that pound sterling would be the big beneficiary, serving as a regional safe haven for […]

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July 7, 2015 09:47 PM

EUR/USD on the verge as new Greek proposals awaited

The EUR/USD is again sharply lower today as investors await fresh news from Greece. Following the weekend’s referendum which resulted in an emphatic “No” to […]

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July 7, 2015 12:38 PM

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EM Rundown: Greece is Small, China is Big

In last week’s EM Rundown we explored which EM currencies were most vulnerable to a potential Grexit, and while a Greek exit from the Eurozone […]

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July 6, 2015 09:05 PM

Gold: It’s Groundhog Day All Over Again for Frustrated Bulls

Last week, we analyzed the (lack of) safe haven demand for gold in the wake of Greece’s deteriorating debt negotiations, noting that “the yellow metal […]

Greece dominates, but could China be the real problem?

After the Greeks voted No in Sunday’s referendum the focus has shifted to what happens next. Will its banks collapse? Will it have to leave […]

Stocks recover after Greece vote but remain vulnerable

Some market participants may be surprised about the resilience of the markets given the increased uncertainty about Greece in light of the weekend’s Greece referendum […]

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July 6, 2015 12:22 PM

Update: Greece votes no to Europe, now for the moment of truth

So Merkel and Hollande have decided not to go it alone on Greece and instead have called a leaders summit now that things are getting […]

Stocks set for volatile Monday as Greek vote looms

The stock market open on Monday could be a messy one and very difficult to predict given the uncertain outcome of Sunday’s Greek vote, with […]

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July 3, 2015 05:49 PM