The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Dollar Edges Higher Following Q2 US GDP Release
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29.08.2019 - Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM said, "Given the rising prospects of a no-deal Brexit, in light of the suspension of the UK parliament beginning September 9, Sterling should find itself bogged down by the political uncertainties."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Dollar Edges Higher Following Q2 US GDP Release
19.08.2019 - “If central banks prove they’re ready to act by delivering interest rate cuts and new quantitative easing programs, expect equity markets to resume their rally after their recent plunge,” said Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at FXTM, in a note. “Otherwise, expect more money to pour into gold, and other safe havens such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.”
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Will Money Printing Machines Get Back to Work?
25.07.2019 - "The dovish language employed by Mario Draghi does little to hearten global investors over the EU’s economic prospects. Germany’s dismal manufacturing PMI and business confidence data in July also pointed to stuttering growth momentum in Europe’s growth engine, which makes an economic rebound for the EU in the second half of the year increasingly unlikely," said Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: ECB Holds Rates But Flags Rate Cut in September
04.07.2019 - Hussein Sayed, FXTM's Chief Market Strategist said "... The dovish shift in the Federal Reserve’s policy stance is likely to drive the dollar lower in Q3 [...]. The reason for the dollar’s likely underperformance is the Fed has much more room to cut interest rates than its central banking peers in developed economies. This will result in a shrinking gap in interest rate differentials, with the yen likely to be the biggest beneficiary from another round of monetary easing, especially if trade uncertainty persists through the third quarter of 2019..."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Investing in a late-cycle Economy
03.07.2019 - "Downside risks continue to feed into market trepidation that the global economy will experience a steeper-than-expected slowdown. Whether or not policymakers will have enough ammunition to cushion the fall remains to be seen, leaving market optimism hanging by a thread as US-China trade tensions remain the key antagonist to the global growth outlook," said FXTM market analyst Han Tan.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Safe Haven Assets Restore Gains as Risk Appetite Falters Despite US-China Trade Truce
02.07.2019 - Global sentiment brightened with “risk-on” making a return after the United States and China agreed to restart trade negotiations. A sense of optimism over both sides finding a middle ground on trade is likely to distract market players away from geopolitical risk factors. However, given how the implemented tariffs are denting global growth and still remain unresolved – nothing much has changed. With the underlying factors weighing on investor confidence still in play, this illusion of market stability may be tested [...] said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Risk Sentiment Cautious as Trade Truce Paints Illusion of Market Stability
01.07.2019 - Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM said: "The Offshore Yuan is Asia’s best performer on Monday morning, climbing 0.6 percent against the US Dollar at the time of writing. Meanwhile, safe haven assets are losing ground on the ebbing risk aversion, with Gold falling below the psychological $1400 level, while the Japanese Yen weakened by some 0.3 percent to go back above the 108 level versus the Greenback."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Yuan Surges, Asian Assets Enjoy Time in the Sun on US-China Trade Talks Redux. But How Long Will it Last?
25.06.2019 - Market analyst at FXTM, Han Tan said: "Gold’s lure has only increased amid intensified fears over the global growth outlook that has been severely dampened by US-China trade tensions that have lasted for nearly a year. The now enlarged scope of the US-China conflict, expanding beyond trade to include the tech sector, along with the displays of brinksmanship that have unfolded in recent weeks, creates a narrative that should keep Gold’s allure intact."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Dollar Erases 2019 Gains and Searches for Stronger Support Ahead of Fed Speeches
24.06.2019 - "Oil’s recent surge frames the OPEC+ meeting next week, as Oil producers face the delicate task of rebalancing Oil markets. While rising geopolitical tensions have been doing the legwork for OPEC+ in sending crude higher, the demand outlook remains plagued by uncertainties surrounding US-China trade tensions [...]. Unless there’s a seismic shift in the supply-demand equation this week, the OPEC+ alliance may have little choice but to extend its supply cuts into the second half of the year, which should help support Oil prices." said Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Air of Caution in Markets Ahead of “major” US Sanctions, Trump-Xi Meeting
21.06.2019 - FXTM's research analyst, Lukman Otunuga said: "Major central banks including the European Central Bank (ECB), Federal Reserve (FED), Bank of England (BoE) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) have all signalled a willingness to ease policy if needed, consequently reviving risk sentiment among investors.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Global Stocks Turbocharged by Stimulus Hopes, Gold Blasts Past $1400
11.06.2019 - South Africa's rand rose for a third day with no further escalation in the government's internal dispute on the central bank's mandate. "Investors are now turning their attention to data releases on manufacturing, retail sales and business confidence to further gauge the economy's health," Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM, said in a note.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks and currencies gain, led by Chinese markets
29.05.2019 - According to research analyst at FXTM, Lukman Otunuga, the USDZAR touched its highest level since October 2018 earlier this morning as the perfect storm of market risks rapidly eroded appetite for the South African Rand...
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Rand Slammed by Perfect Storm of Market Risks: Gold Steady
28.05.2019 - "With no industry news or reports behind the abrupt upside, the primary factor behind Bitcoin’s aggressive appreciation is likely based around price action. The technical picture suggests that the cryptocurrency remains heavily supported by the bullish ‘golden cross’ formation on the daily charts..." said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Bitcoin Explodes Higher as Bulls Shift Into Higher Gear
28.05.2019 - Jameel Ahmad, global head of currency strategy and market research at FXTM, said: "Hardline Brexiteers will have no appetite for another delay to the eventual date of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and this is an issue for traders because if Boris Johnson does succeed, like many feel he will as the front-runner candidate, he has already made it clear that the time is up to deliver Brexit..."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: GBP Risks Losing Further 5% if Boris Johnson as UK PM Chases No-Deal Brexit
27.05.2019 - "The Euro has opened the new trading week marginally higher against the Greenback following initial results from the Parliamentary elections in Europe, suggesting that the mainstream has managed to hold ground against the feared outcome of another populist wave in the European Union..." said Jameel Ahmad, global head of currency strategy and market research at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Euro Barely Blinks on European Parliamentary Election Results
27.05.2019 - Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM said: "...With the anti-establishment momentum seemingly constrained, for now, that should bode well for EU policy continuity, which is expected to help Europe manage the heightened uncertainties surrounding global trade as well as concerns over economic growth prospects worldwide..."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Europe Parliament Election Results Favour EU Establishment, as Euro, Pound Carve Out Gains Against Greenback
24.05.2019 - Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM said: "The gut-wrenching selloff witnessed this month suggests that markets are adapting to the reality that US-China trade tensions are here to stay, especially following both sides ramping up their rhetoric on trade tensions throughout..."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Investors “Sell in May and Go Away” as Risk Aversion Intensifies, Oil Collapses
24.05.2019 - According to FXTM's research analyst Lukman Otunuga: "Theresa May’s decision to step down as Prime Minister is hardly surprising, given her inability to get a Brexit deal through parliament as well as the speculated losses her party is thought to have incurred during the ongoing European Parliament elections..."
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Clouds of Uncertainty Continue for Sterling as Theresa May Announces Resignation
21.05.2019 - "The British Pound descended deeper into the abyss this morning with prices falling below $1.27 for the first time since January 2019 as uncertainty over Brexit dented investor sentiment. Rising concerns over the UK crashing out of the European Union without any kind of transition deal coupled with political drama in Westminster compounded to the Pound’s woes. With a broadly stronger Dollar rubbing salt in the wound and punishing Sterling further, the GBPUSD remains heavily bearish on the daily timeframe..." said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Pound Knocked Below 1.27 as Brexit Fears Mount
20.05.2019 - "The selling momentum has returned once again in the early hours of Monday morning and the newsflow circulating around UK Prime Minister Theresa May needs to state her leaving date coupled with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn stating Brexit discussions have broken down makes it doubtful for buyers to be tempted back into the GBPUSD. Taking a look at the technical picture, the GBPUSD remains firmly bearish on both the daily and weekly charts. There have been consistently lower lows and lower highs while the MACD has crossed to the downside..." said FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga.
The original article can be viewed on Yahoo Finance: Sterling Struggles to Nurse Wounds as Political Risk Continues to Bite