Not for the first time this year, foreign exchange markets are once again being driven by politics.
A hallmark of Donald Trump’s young Presidency has been its sheer
unpredictability, with a flood of executive orders catching global
The Trump administration just fired the first
shot in the US-European currency, and thus trade, wars when Trump's top
trade advisor Peter Navarro accused Germany of using a “grossly
undervalued” euro to "exploit the US and its EU partners", the...
Client protection takes center stage as the unlimited leverage that the
brokerage was offering is restrictedThe Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is taking substantial steps to increase client protection with its new regulations....
Many factors influence exchange rates and an accumulation of various things drive market movement. As
the currency market is so volatile it can appear to be a little
daunting at first, but it’s important to be aware of the major market
We're going to have very, very strong controls over currency manipulation and devaluation"He
was talking about those controls in terms of future bilateral trade
deals so it's not exactly a hint a naming China a manipulator but it
might be seen...
Some of hedge fund billionaire George Soros' short positions dating back to 2012 were published on the Dutch financial market regulator’s website this week due to "human error" according to the regulator AFM, according to...
In today’s volatile and sometimes uncertain markets, traders looking
for a way to protect themselves should consider using spread trading. A
spread is buying one futures contract and selling a related futures
contract to profit from the change...
Once the world's
reserve currency, the British Pound has steadily fallen in significance
as a currency used to finance international trade and fill central bank
It appears that the trend has accelerated of late.
New research shows...
Positioning war: asset managers vs. hedge funds
In our view, the outlook for the rates and FX markets hinges on who wins the battle of positioning. Asset managers have been buying Treasuries at a record pace while hedge...
On Tuesday, the UK Supreme Court will rule on the government’s Brexit
plans. The case is less of a market focus than the original hearing in
November, but could be just as important for the Brexit process.
What issues are at stake...
The foreign exchange (forex) market has grown to be the most liquid
financial market in the world. In its tri-annual survey last year, the
Bank for International Settlements found the forex market is now trading
more than $4 trillion in daily...
The instinctive reaction of markets to a more
isolationist/protectionist world is to favour the currencies of
countries with large current account surpluses, as these are the winners
if capital stays at home. That may be too simplistic,...
The Danish financial regulator has warned investors against another binary options brokerage. The Danish Financial Supervisory
Authority (FSA) has issued a statement today informing the public that
TechOption, a binary options brokerage offering...
Many traders and investment managers want to measure and compare
commodity trading advisors (CTAs) or trading systems. While there are
many ways to measure an investment’s performance, risk-adjusted returns
are one of the most important...
With the fate of Fed's balance sheet suddenly under Wall Street's spotlight, following last week's hints by several Fed presidents that a runoff in the balance sheet may be on the horizon and prompting various sellside analysts to
According to some, it all started with Mario Draghi, who back in 2012
said that the ECB would prevent the collapse of the Eurozone "whatever it takes."
By saying that, he effectively took the impetus away from Europe's
politicians to engage in...
In her speech today PM Theresa May outlined 12 key objectives in negotiating the exit deal for the UK.
She has already realised that being part of the single market is not an
option as long as the UK wants to control immigration from other EU...
New requirements on guaranteed stop loss and negative balance protection mandated to CFDs brokersThe French financial regulator, Autorité des marchés financiers
(AMF), is mandating some changes to retail brokers operating in the
We expect the dollar to continue to strengthen over 2017 –
corporate tax reform; potential hawkish Fed appointments; fiscal
stimulus; the dollar’s status as a high-yielder all favour continued
gains throughout the year.
Dollar cycle still...