DAX struggling as Germany close to recession

Ben Weiss, Thursday, 14 February 2019

After fluctuating heavily, the DAX is now in decline as Germany narrowly avoids two consecutive periods of negative growth. What has caused this economic slowdown and could it have global implications?

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General, Market Event

Technical Analysis: Brexit uncertainty weakening the economy?

Michael Baker, Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Weakening economy and ‘Brexit’ uncertainty paint dull December GDP numbers, inflation and retail sales indicators up next.

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Shares, Market Event

US Tech earnings reports: Complete breakdown

Ben Weiss, Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Earnings report season is now over. The major US tech companies have delivered their figures, with a mix of results. Markets have reacted, in some cases heavily, to the reports. But what were the reports, why did markets react how they did and what should you look out for in 2019?

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Weekly Review: Venezuela causing further US-Russia tensions, Brexit deadlock continues

Ben Weiss, Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Venezuela is suffering at the hands of political struggle between Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido. Elsewhere, the US saw stronger-than-expected employment figures, tech companies continued to release their earnings reports and the Brexit situation remained as indecisive as ever. But what impact has this had on trading?

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Brexit terms explained

Ben Weiss, Friday, 1 February 2019

Don't know the difference between the Irish backstop and the Irish border? Not sure why the Schengen Area is important? Don't fear. Here's a simple explanation of all the relevant terms, so you can fully understand what's going on with Brexit and better equip yourself to determine how markets may react.

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Market Event, General

Brexit Plan B vote: One step forward, two steps back?

Ben Weiss, Wednesday, 30 January 2019

You could be forgiven for thinking that the results of the Plan B vote last night meant progression for Brexit. However, no deal has been approved by both Parliament and the EU, Article 50 is yet to be extended and despite a clear desire to avoid it by most parties involved, no deal still remains on the table.

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