• Anna Coulling
    Analysis and Opinion » It’s a MAD MAD world!
    Anna Coulling - February 11, 2015, 16:17 GMT

    If we could capture the noise of the markets today it would reverberate to the sound of rattles. Rattles being hurled from both the Greek and Eurogroup prams, and the rattle of sabres from Russia. And in the absence of … Continue reading →


    The Eurozone finance ministers meeting today to discuss Greece looks unlikely to result in a deal, so the best markets can hope for is some sign of progress because so far there have not been any of real substance. There were some rumours yesterday that there was a softening on the part of EU leaders

    Analysis and Opinion » Greek relief at least for now
    Fx Pro - January 27, 2015, 08:59 GMT

    In Greece, it was a case of Syriza came, they won, they formed a coalition and the Eurozone did not fall apart at the seams. This was most apparent on the single currency, which quickly recovered from the overnight lows and sustained most of the subsequent gains. This was not a sign that the single

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    The S&P lowered the Russian credit rating to junk with negative outlook as the sliding oil prices and tensions in Ukraine are serious threat to country’s financial and political stability. USDRUB tests 70 offers. Should the sell-off gains momentum above 70, we expect the CBR to intervene to temper the ruble depreciation. The CBR meets on January 30th and is expected to

    Analysis and Opinion » Daily Commentary 23/12/14
    IronFX - December 23, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    Wrong about oil I had thought the technical rally in oil yesterday would last longer than it did, but in fact it started to falter by midday in Europe. After rising a dramatic 7.5% from Friday’s lows by midday in Europe, WTI finished the US day down about 5% from its opening levels in Europe

  • XM Markets UUIIFXBR

    The euro tested its 2-year low against the dollar as it again dropped to 1.2219 that was also registered on Friday.  The euro subsequently managed to rebound to 1.2261.  Recent ECB speakers such as ECB council member Luc Coene and []

    Analysis and Opinion » The next stage in Japan
    Fx Pro - December 15, 2014, 09:15 GMT

    The Japanese election results were always about the extent of Abe’s victory, rather than whether he would win. The headline results were positive, with two-thirds of seats won in the lower house, but voter turnout was at a record low, which says a lot about voter apathy towards the further reforms Abe was supposedly trying

    Analysis and Opinion » Euro to face challenge of TLTRO
    Fx Pro - December 11, 2014, 08:35 GMT

    Yesterday saw further profit talking in the dollar with USDJPY dipping back to the mid 118 area, now sitting figure bid at the time of writing and EURUSD is recovering not far off the 1.2500 level. The long dollar trade has become quite a crowed one now and is susceptible to further profit taking, in

    Analysis and Opinion » Intraday Comment 28/11/2014
    IronFX - November 28, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    The dollar traded mixed against its G10 counterparts during the European morning Friday. It gained the most against the Norwegian krone, even though Norway’s official unemployment rate declined to 2.6% in November from 2.7% previously and retail sales rebounded in October. I believe that following OPEC’s decision to maintain its current output, the ongoing fall


    By doing nothing, everything is done OPEC simply kept its production ceiling unchanged at its meeting yesterday, as expected, setting off a further decline in oil prices. As I said yesterday, I expect oil prices to continue to fall as Saudi Arabia pursues its strategy of pushing US shale producers out of the market and

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