Is the peak of the US dollar behind us? Depending on your USD measure of choice, the dollar may have already peaked, when using EUR and JPY, the two largest and most liquid currencies...
Sep 7, 2015 15:53 | by Ashraf Laidi
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Jul 20, 2015 13:08 | by Ashraf Laidi
Gold's tumble to a 5-year low today is the latest manifestation of the ensuing crash in global commodities.
May 22, 2015 8:05 | by Ashraf Laidi
The latest technical picture in intermarket dynamics suggests the USD is not yet ready to regain the positive momentum of the recent months, but the stabilisation path for oil, euro, bond yieds...
Apr 30, 2015 15:29 | by Ashraf Laidi
As we assess the impact of the UK general election on UK government bonds (gilts), it is important to tackle the prospects for inflation/deflation, earnings growth, austerity as well as the...
Apr 9, 2015 20:47 | by Ashraf Laidi
The growing parallels between 2015 and 1998 among global market forces (soaring US dollar, plummeting oil prices, rising equities, escalating market volatility and flattening US yield curve)...
Mar 5, 2015 16:22 | by Ashraf Laidi
The euro currency had short-lived rally off its latest 11-year lows when the ECB revised its 2015 GDP forecasts to 1.5% from December's 1.0% and upgrading its 2016 growth view to 1.9% from the...
Feb 18, 2015 14:03 | by Ashraf Laidi
The positives of the UK jobs figures are broad-based as the unemployment rate –measured by the ILO– dropped for the 3rd straight month to reaching 5.7%–its lowest since August...
Feb 9, 2015 17:09 | by Ashraf Laidi
The 19% y/y slump in China's trade was the biggest decline since May 2009 and the seventh decrease over the last 12 months. The plunge in imports was the primary driver behind the new...
Jan 30, 2015 16:32 | by Ashraf Laidi
January will most likely be negative for US stock indices (S&P500), and will be the 2nd consecutive year of negative January performance.
Jan 15, 2015 14:12 | by Ashraf Laidi
The Swiss National Bank's decision to abandon its four-year-old EUR/CHF peg at 1.2000 is a stark reminder that in today's deflation-bound, zero interest rate world, capital appreciation exceeds...
Jan 14, 2015 16:11 | by Ashraf Laidi
Today's 4.3% slump in copper is the ninth consecutive daily decline in the metal, a pattern last seen 11 months ago during the peak of China's financing shenanigans — when Chinese...