Category Archives: Market Overview

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    Oct 2018

    Forex Trading Opportunities in October

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    September has been marked by several interesting events taking place in both the forex and stock market globally. In the US, the broad stock index S&P 500 broke through its all-time high in late August, and has continued up since, remaining above the psychologically important 2,900 level. In our previous market overview, we noted that

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    Sep 2018

    Week Ahead: 10th September 2018

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    As we begin to think about a new week, last week’s sharp sell-off in emerging market assets, developed market equities, particularly tech stocks, remains in focus. Although risk sentiment had picked up by the end of the week, it highlights a fragility in the markets, and this could be the first of many risk off

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    Aug 2018

    Forex Trading Opportunities in September

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    While the past month has largely seen continuation of trends across both currencies and metals markets, September is currently setting up to become a possible turning point for several trading assets, including the S&P 500 in the US, gold, and the US dollar. Breakout in the S&P 500 Over the course of August, we have

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    Aug 2018

    August Trading Insights from David Long

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    Yet another testing month is behind us. With the US dollar still stuck in the range between 95.20 and 93.40. Commodities fell early on in the month thanks to trade war escalating, but as the war disappeared from headlines the commodity market found a floor. Gold has been sideways for last week or so and

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    Jul 2018

    Week Ahead: 30th July 2018

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    Central banks and data deluge to drive August markets As we start a new week the Vix index (Wall Street’s fear gauge) is sitting at 13.45, a notch below the average of the past 12 months, which comes in at 13.68. However, this figure is worth watching, as it could end the week significantly higher

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    Jul 2018

    July Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trade talks, the on again-off again North Korean summit, Italian politics. That pretty much sums up the month of May. For stocks, the month started sweetly, rallying to make recent highs but then stalling. The rally came off the back of easing tensions between China and the US, then stalling on North Korean summit being

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    Jun 2018

    June Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trade talks, the on again-off again North Korean summit, Italian politics. That pretty much sums up the month of May. For stocks, the month started sweetly, rallying to make recent highs but then stalling. The rally came off the back of easing tensions between China and the US, then stalling on North Korean summit being

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    May 2018

    May Trading Insights from David Long

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    Volatility continued to dominate the trading scene with barely any trends being set as the market whipsawed from headline to headline. Earlier in the month, trade wars were the theme, then came tensions with Russia and Syria. By mid-month however, Trump was less vocal on both issues and the market began to focus on economic

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