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November 29, 2018

ref :-  General

Plenty going on today, and much of it revolves around yesterday's comments from Fed Chairman Jay Powell. More doveish noises from Fed personnel of late had encouraged traders to believe that the Fed might be adjusting it's stance on monetary policy, and...

November 27, 2018

ref:- "What Oil at $50 a Barrel Means for the World Economy", Bloomberg Economics

Catching a falling knife is a particularly unpleasant but descriptive metaphor used about the dangers of attempting to pick market bottoms ..... the essence of it being course that trying...

November 21, 2018

ref:- "MUFG Scraps Yield Curve Inversion Call" and "Goldman, JP Morgan Still Betting on 5 Rate HIkes by End 2019"

Both in Bloomberg Markets

There was an old trader of our acquaintance who would always greet a difference of opinion with a shout of "That's what makes a mar...

November 19, 2018

ref :- "Inflation offers an escape route" by Irwin Seltzer , Business Section in The Sunday Times

Crushingly high rates of inflation certainly capture the headlines when they occur ...... and one of the many reasons why they should be newsworthy is that in the more...

November 16, 2018

Well you can't, can you ? Avoid Brexit, that is ..... but for now we'll just say this : £/$ is trading just above $1.2800 as we speak, having been as low as $1.2738. The FTSE 100 is marginally lower (about 0.3%). Frankly, we're a little surprised that the reaction to y...

November 14, 2018

Wednesday 14th November 2018

It's just the same old things, day after day .... you can hardly say it's dull, though

ref :- "Daily Briefing : Cabinet cliff-hanger on Brexit" , Reuters Markets Online

All the news agencies offer some kind of morning round-up, and if Reuters...

November 12, 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

What's catching the eye on a Monday morning .... and a reminder about tomorrow

ref : Various in Bloomberg Markets

It's a big morning if you're a UK sterling trader (aren't they all ?) , and if you are one of those brave souls we can only say "Rat...

November 7, 2018

ref :- General, and everywhere

Just quickly, a knee-jerk reaction to the result of the mid-term elections .... Frankly, it's not the sort of exercise to be encouraged unless you make your living trading this kind of thing. There's a long and inglorious history of commen...

November 6, 2018

ref :- "Powell Policy Lost in Translation as Fed Blamed for Market Woes" , Bloomberg Markets

You've got to have some sympathy for the (relatively) new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell . Well, we've got some sympathy for him at any rate ..... but that's because we belong to th...

November 1, 2018

ref :- General

Just in case we're running around a bit and find ourselves in some communications blackspot (well, we can but hope....) , we thought we'd better alert readers of some key events over the next few days :

Friday  2nd November : Release of October Employment...

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