The US election is upon us and it promises to be a huge night for the American people and of course for financial markets as well.

I do not live in America and I do not know much about the political process there but it has been impossible to not get drawn into the debate. Read more »

The 4th of July US holiday always seems like a good time to reflect on what is going on in the world and the current situation in financial markets.

Unfortunately, the events of the last couple of weeks have caught many traders by surprise and many have lost a lot of money.

Let’s analyse what’s been going on and then make some comments about what to expect in the coming weeks ahead. Read more »

I tweeted earlier and advised that now might be a good time to reduce exposure to riskier assets such as stocks and seek haven elsewhere.

The looming EU referendum that is expected to take place next Thursday 23 June in the UK has already contributed to some steep falls in European shares and the British pound. It now looks like that volatility could spill over into US markets. Read more »