In this article I look at some of the ramifications of the upcoming UK election for financial markets. This is likely to be a less volatile event than Brexit.
If the Conservatives don’t get a 50-seat majority, there is downside for the pound. But it would take a shock result to eject GBPUSD from its recent range. Read more »
Traders have known for some time now that mainstream media is not a reliable source of information for predicting future price moves in financial markets.
In fact, it is assumed by many investors that once a story is fully reported in the financial press, the vast majority of the corresponding price move has already taken place. Read more »
I recently came across the following question on the website Quora so I thought I would add some thoughts.
This is a topic that is currently dominating the markets right now. Nearly everyone is concerned that the market is well overdue for a correction so it feels important to address this issue: Read more »
Last week saw the main stock averages continue their upward price run with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq all posting all-time record highs. Read more »
Although often overlooked, the fact of the matter is that stock markets and political events are inextricably linked. Considering that 2016 was undoubtedly one of the most newsworthy years in regards to political upheaval, many traders are wondering what 2017 has in store. Read more »
As we move into 2017 it’s clear that there are some common themes dominating the narrative. Understanding the consensus view gives us insights into what investors are expecting from the markets. Read more »
Yesterday’s US election result came as a shock to many people and I’m sure you will have strong feelings about it too.
Many observers took to social media to report their surprise and despair at the result. Read more »
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 »
No matter your political view there is no doubt that the financial markets are more nervous about a Trump victory than a Clinton win. This is exemplified by recent price movements in safe haven assets like gold, the US dollar and stocks.
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One of my favourite websites now is Quora which lets you ask and respond to questions on virtually anything.
Since I answered quite a few questions myself this week I thought it might be a nice idea to compile all the answers together in a new weekly segment that I will now call ‘Q&A Friday’! Read more »