Risk appetite fades amid Russian probe

manafort gates papadopoulos | Econ Alerts

Daily Analysis | 31 October 2017   Equities dropped a little yesterday alongside USD/JPY, while gold rose, following news that the investigators probing the Russian interference in the 2016 US election charged Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort with 12 charges, including money laundering. Even though these charges relate to issues prior to 2016 and thus […]

Dovish ECB but EUR/USD soars higher

Mario Draghi ECB - Econ Alerts

Today the ECB decided to keep their policies unchanged, this set a dovish tone before the ECB President Mario Draghi made his statement. Investors were listening to clues to when the Europen Central Bank will start tapering (unwinding their money printing policy). Investors may have been disappointed as there was no clear date for tapering. Mario […]

Political events moving the markets – 15/05/17

Political Scandals - Econ Alerts

The latest drama involving US President Trump has seen the dollar weaken considerably, the Trump trade seems to be over. He is not the only president involved in a damning political scandal, Michel Temer the Brazilian President could be facing impeachment. Theresa May prepares the UK for a ‘hard’ Brexit if she wins the UK […]