Middle East

Stay in step with market opportunities and get insights, actionable trade ideas and dedicated support.

  • Newest
  • Popular

WTI Gaps Higher after Supply Disruptions

Supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq over the weekend were the culprits for the price jump.

default avatar
January 20, 2020 12:34 PM

Week Ahead: Will there be more Middle East drama?

Going into the weekend, some market participants will be wondering whether more Middle East drama will unfold over the next couple of days, and if so, what might that mean for their open positions.

OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Oil Earnings Season Starts with Schlumberger

The first insight into how the oil industry is doing will come from oil services firm Schlumberger on Friday.

Open an account today

Tight spreads from 0.5 pts on FX and 1 pt on indices.

Award-winning platforms with fast and secure execution.

USD/JPY Gunning for the 109.70, AGAIN

Keep an eye on the gap from early May between 110.90/111.00!

Gold drops to key support as Middle East fears subside

Crude oil and gold both fell further and stocks rallied after the US President made no mention of military action against Iran and called for peace.

default avatar
January 8, 2020 12:47 PM

Crude oil falls sharply after Iran attack spike

After spiking again on the back of the Iran’s retaliatory attacks on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, gold and oil prices have now turned to their levels from the day before.

DAX: Potential bearish breakdown below 12900 on Middle East tensions

DAX bears claws are getting ready to strike, watch 12900.

default avatar
January 7, 2020 10:11 PM

As Iran Attacked US Military Bases, Markets Bought Rumour And Fact

Middle East tensions escalated. And they could come mightily close to taking the lift.

Dax Rallies As Middle East Tensions Ebb

Dax has started Tuesday on firmer footing as sentiment improved surrounding the US – Iran flare up

default avatar
January 7, 2020 08:45 AM

Emerging stock markets bulls at inflection point

Emerging stock markets (EEM) may start to undergo a multi-month corrective decline below 46.10 resistance.

default avatar
January 7, 2020 05:14 AM

Stocks not Worried about US/Iran Conflict

Make sure to keep an eye on the VIX to see if this type of price action continues.

default avatar
January 6, 2020 12:34 PM

This Stock Shock too shall pass

Stock market logic and precedent point to shrugging off Middle East risk, for a spell

Iran tensions hit FTSE, ratchet up oil trade

As expected, tensions in the Middle East have ratcheted up over the weekend following the US assassination of a top Iranian general Friday.

default avatar
January 6, 2020 07:24 AM

U.S. defense stocks set to benefit from Middle East geopolitical tensions (LMT, LHX)

Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies may see further upside within their respective bullish technical configurations.

USD/JPY Holds Support Despite Rise In Geopolitical Tensions

That USD/JPY has held support despite a flurry of negative news over the weekend could be a sign of strength over the near-term. Yet with price action suggesting it topped out late December, the pair could break to new lows after a corrective bounce.

Placeholder image of blue bar charts embossed on a royal blue background

It's Gap Galore Around Middle East Tensions | Gold, SPX, WTI

Middle East tensions continued to flare over the weekend, resulting in some impressive gaps to further underscore the risk-off start to 2020.

OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Iran’s Possible Scenarios

Most analysts seem to lean towards Iraq becoming the proxy battlefield for a conflict between Iran and the US...

30 days risk-free trading with £10,000 in virtual funds

Who Knew What? And When?

When we see asset correlations break down, we need to ask ourselves why!