Market Event, General

Still no progress on Brexit as May survives no-confidence vote

Benjamin Weiss, Thursday, 17 January 2019

It could be argued that no progress is progress in itself, considering the fact that should nothing happen regarding Brexit, the UK will leave the EU in March. But it seems highly unlikely that nothing will be done given the run-up so far.

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Market Event, General

Four reasons why traders should love Brexit

Benjamin Weiss, Thursday, 17 January 2019

Very few people can confess to loving Brexit. It either symbolises a regression of international relations or it has become a shadow of what it was meant to be. But perhaps the people who should really like it more than others, are traders...

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General

Brexit: No-confidence vote looms as May suffers resounding defeat

Benjamin Weiss, Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The drama surrounding Brexit only intensified yesterday as Theresa May suffered an historic defeat on her deal to leave the EU. As a result of last night’s meaningful vote, Labour made the first move in trying to trigger a General Election by calling a vote of no confidence against the PM’s government.

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Brexit: What is this meaningful vote and why is it so important?

Benjamin Weiss, Monday, 14 January 2019

There was a refreshing, albeit brief, interlude from the Brexit circus over the festive period. But no sooner than the turkey and mince pies had been scoffed, Brexit was quickly back on the table again. As the New Year’s come, we’ve been thrusted straight back into the action, with a meaningful vote taking place. But what exactly is the meaningful vote and why is it so important?

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Brexit Technical Analysis – How will the markets react to the meaningful vote?

Michael Baker, Monday, 14 January 2019

It’s incredible to think that back in April last year; we were only 4% off the prices last seen in the run-up to the Brexit referendum. After a rampant dollar and endless political chaos, the second half of 2018 saw us reach 17.5% off those levels. GBPUSD saw further weakness last Thursday as the pound dropped to its lowest level in 21 months. Since then, sterling has bounced back sharply on the back of weakness of the dollar, with GBP appreciating 3% against the greenback.

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General, Forex, Commodities

Global Growth Concerns Spill Into 2019

George Walker, Friday, 4 January 2019

Equity markets had a mixed first week to the start of 2019, coming off their worst year in a decade, with weak data in Asia and Europe confirming fears of a global economic slowdown while the U.S. government shutdown drags on.

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