Commodities/FX

Commodities/FX

Reacting to shaky manufacturing PMI data

Coming as little surprise to many, UK manufacturing PMI figures were weighed down by ongoing political and macroeconomic tensions. Donald Trump continued his scattergun...

Trump’s Hong Kong HRD Act sours the Thanksgiving Pie

As markets closed their final productive day of the week -  before an inevitably lethargic post Thanksgiving Friday - Donald Trump chose his moment...

Hong Kong bill leaves little to be thankful for, pound surges...

Apparently on the cusp of at least phase one of a trade deal, the Trump administration sent markets reeling on Thursday morning, following the...

Pound falls as Conservative poll lead narrows

With the general election little more than two weeks away, the general public and market indices alike wait with baited breath. What is on...

Gold prices steady as trade war doubts persist

After carrying on a seemingly unassailable rally in 2019, gold held relatively steady on Tuesday. During the session, the asset's price hit its highest...

Trade war slow progress but markets rally on Huawei ban delay

Without actually making much progress towards resolution, the Sino-US trade war debacle was able to eek out a sliver of positivity for indices clamouring...

Markets muted by slow trade deal progress

Markets have finally given in to realism and assumed a stance of limited optimism in regard to any potential Sino-US trade deal. After appearing to...

Markets stayed in the red as Trump pokes the patient dragon

The hubris of Donald Trump knows no bounds. Today the POTUS seemed intent on antagonising Chinese leader Xi Jinping, with his next instalment of...

A dull Tuesday for currencies and indices

In the aftermath of a roaring Monday for the Dow Jones, Tuesday was entirely underwhelming. While the DAX and CAC hovered near or above...

Trade war optimism runs out of puff

Following the Dow Jones hitting its all-time high on Monday, indices saw trade War optimism run out of steam on Tuesday. European markets began...