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Market – Commodities prices outlook adding to market worries or hope?

Trading room – Thur 15 Nov 2018

The world economy has lost some steam in recent months and is likely to slow much further in the next couple of years according to some recent analyst reports.

According to an analysis in Bloomberg, markets got high on synchronized growth but the buzz is fading and an urgent question taking place is whether the equity markets worldwide can get another fix fast.

Apparently, the omens aren’t great.

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Market – US elections results: Will it work out?

Trading Room – Thur 8 Nov 2018

The U.S. mid-term elections results are in. And the world markets are watching closely. The Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives in the U.S., granting them a check of President Trump’s power and policy. The Republicans, meanwhile, have kept the Senate.

It was reported that both sides in the US have claimed the result as a victory with President Trump tweeting about the “tremendous success tonight.” But he will also know that the result will allow Democrats, who could control the House for the first time since 2010, to thwart or frustrate his more controversial social and economic policies.

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Market – Has the tide turned?

Trading Room – Thur 1 Nov 2018

Markets love to surprise and markets love to trap too. The immense skill of an elite trader is to determine which is the likely scenario on the balance of probabilities using the widest array of information available. Common traders will tend to get carried away in media headline news explaining the move AFTER it happened (see this report on “when trades go wrong”) Continue reading Market – Has the tide turned?