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Market analyst at CMC Markets

Short term relief in Europe

Yesterday’s decision by the German constitutional court to ratify the legality of the recent bailouts, along with the passing of the Italian austerity budget in a confidence vote in the senate may well have staved off an imminent crisis, but … Continue reading

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Swiss peg currency

Central bank intervention has been a common theme in the past few months, in Japan, the US and Europe, whether it be straightforward intervention, or fiscal stimulus.

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Trading snapshot and potential trades – Sept 7

Hello, Here is today’s trading snaphot and potential trades.

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Eurozone goes from bad to worse.

The deteriorating fiscal situation in Europe continues to spook investors, with continued political discord amongst EU leaders making the likelihood of a quick solution pretty nigh on impossible.

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Trading snapshot and potential trades – Sept 6

Good morning, Here is today’s trading snapshot and potential trades.

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Slowdown feared in Europe

The lowering of growth forecasts by ratings agency S&P as well as the IMF has prompted concerns about a slowdown in growth in Europe and yesterday’s economic data hasn’t really done anything to dispel this.

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Trading snapshot and potential trades – Sep1

Good morning, Here is today’s trading snapshot and potential trades.

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Markets not giving up on further stimulus

Despite the initial disappointment of no QE3 announcement at Jackson Hole last week, markets took encouragement from Bernanke’s announcement that he would extend next month’s FOMC meeting to two days to fully explore and discuss any range of options for, … Continue reading

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Trading snapshot and potential trades – Aug30

Good morning, Here is today’s trading snapshot and potential trades.

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European woes not going away

The pound has taken a bit of a pummelling in the past five days, against a basket of currencies but especially against the euro. Given the problems coming out of Europe this week, it’s a little difficult to understand why.

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