All posts by David Long Global Risk Manager

  • 3
    Apr 2018

    With the glory seriously fading in the cryptocurrency market, the focus of most traders is finally back on more traditional and regulated assets like forex, metals, and stocks. Before we dive into the currencies, let’s take a quick look at how the US stock market has performed over the past month. The reason why we

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  • 28
    Feb 2018

    The month of February has proved to be more interesting than expected. Last letter we wrote, we were focused on currency manipulation and the divergence between the ECB and US Fed. However, the month of Feb started with a bang, literally on the first day of the month. Stocks closed out January 1.8% off its

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  • 29
    Jan 2018

    Trump and his administration continue to have a profound effect on the Greenback and US stock market. Ironically, or hypocritically, they recently were called out for manipulating the currency, by none other than Mario Draghi himself. The hypocrisy is from Trump’s campaign platform of naming and shaming countries that manipulate their currency. The US Treasury

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  • Risk Manager David Long shares his expert insight into January’s economic data. Welcome to the new year. Traditionally this time of year is scant of economic data, 2018 is no different. So far there has been little economic releases to focus on. Price action has been driven more by fiscal headlines than monetary ones. Think

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  • 4
    Dec 2017

    2017 in Review

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    2017 in Review For me, the story of the year is in interest rates. Rates are key to the movement of currencies, being that currencies are very susceptible to interest rate movements as they are an interest rate bearing product. Across the globe we have had slow rising growth and that has been key to

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