Fundamental Analysis

Trade Tensions And Soft Growth Expectations Dominate The Market

May’s Plan B to Re-label Plan A

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I suppose there is a kind of inescapable logic to the proposition that Theresa May laid before the House of Commons for alterations to the EU Withdrawal Deal that suffered the worst margin of defeat in British parliamentary history less than a week before. May has long claimed that hers was “the only” deal that…
IMF Adds More Clouds To Global Outlook

IMF Adds More Clouds To Global Outlook

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IMF downgrades growth forecasts; stocks feel the pinch May keeps “no-deal Brexit” scenario alive Oil reverses lower amid signs of slowing global economy Risk appetite stays bearish amid growing global growth fears Stocks in Asia had another weak session on Tuesday as pessimism about global growth kept funds away from risky assets, with Chinese equities…
USD Holds As Global Growth Warnings Grow

USD Holds As Global Growth Warnings Grow

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The USD remained relatively stable against a number of its counterparts yesterday, despite concerns for global growth growing. Just ahead of the Davos meeting starting today, the IMF issued a warning about global growth, as it forecasts a wider than expected slowdown for the Chinese economy and the Eurozone. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, stated…
New Zealand Inflation Expected To Have Been Flat In December

New Zealand Inflation Expected To Have Been Flat In December

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The British pound posted modest gains on the day after it became evident that the UK government was pursuing a plan B. The details include amending the Irish border backstop arrangement as well. On the economic front data from Germany showed that producer prices fell 0.4% in December. This was more than forecasts of a…
Easy Jet – Forget The Drone Look At Forward Earning | Equities Show Weak Session Ahead

Easy Jet – Forget The Drone Look At Forward Earning | Equities Show Weak Session Ahead

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There are two things which stand out from Easy jet’s earnings: disruption caused by drones & healthy forward bookings number. This future booking number is as robust as it can be- confirming the fact that the airline is cognisant of the Brexit chaos and it has the right policies to battle the event. If you…
Sterling Little Changed Ahead Of Jobs Numbers

Sterling Little Changed Ahead Of Jobs Numbers

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The sterling was little changed after Theresa May outlined her plan B for Brexit. In her speech to parliament, the prime minister said that she was ruling out the probability of postponing the March deadline and having another referendum. Instead, her statement tried to target some members of the labor party by talking about work…
Currencies: EUR/USD Struggles To Prevent Further Losses

Currencies: EUR/USD Struggles To Prevent Further Losses

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Rates: More sentiment-driven trading on the cardsRisk sentiment soured somewhat overnight as US President Trump intensifies pressure on China to reach a trade deal. Core bonds find a bid. Today’s trading will likely remain sentiment-driven in absence of eco data/events. Thursday’s PMI’s and ECB meetings are this week’s focus. Currencies: EUR/USD struggles to prevent further…
Markets Take A U-Turn After Disappointing Headlines

Markets Take A U-Turn After Disappointing Headlines

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After a positive start to the week, Asian equities fell today amid rising concerns over the global economic outlook. The market is currently being driven by the daily news feed.An example of this, is the caution observedover the latest revised growth estimates from the IMF. The fund lowered its growth expectation for the global economy…
IMF Cut Global Growth Forecast

IMF Cut Global Growth Forecast

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Trade Tensions And Soft Growth Expectations Dominate The Market

Trade Tensions And Soft Growth Expectations Dominate The Market

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Market movers today US markets are open again today after being closed yesterday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the UK, focus is on the amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B and whether the members of parliament can get behind one or more of them. So far, the problem has been that…