Jasper Lawler

Jasper Lawler

Jasper Lawler is the Head of Research at FlowBank, having accumulated over twelve years' experience in the financial industry. Jasper held positions as Senior Market Analyst at City of London-based CMC Markets, Client Relationship Manager at GAIN Capital and was a stockbroker for Westrock Advisors in Midtown Manhattan, New York (including during the 2008 financial crisis). His introduction to trading was as a proprietary Forex trader for FX Signs, a Hong Kong-based asset manager. Jasper has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Lancaster University, England. He has held the FINRA Series 7 license for Financial Advisors and the National Futures Association (NFA) Series 34 license for Retail-Off Exchange Forex. He is also a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) charter holder.

Forex   FX Options   2021   Macro

Will volatile forex pairs in 2020 be best currencies to trade in 2021?

Given the massive forex volatility of 2020, for the New Year, it pays toreview the performance of the most volatile forex pairs to visualise the price trends and the possibility of reversals.

Asset Allocation   Index   Trading Strategy

Is it time to drop the barbell investing strategy in 2021?

2020 was a year in which extremes did well – safe haven investments like gold and US treasuries as well as risky tech stocks and small cap stocks did well. Is it time for the middle to do better?

Forex   Technical Analysis

What is the best timeframe chart to trade forex for beginners?

We explain the pros and cons of day trading 5-minute charts all the way to investing in longer-timeframe charts for beginner traders.

Technical Analysis   Index   China

These 5 China stock indices are breaking out above multi-year peaks

The charts of major Chinese equity benchmarks are pointing to a new multi-year bull market.

Forex   Fed   central banks

Too soon to call a bottom in the US dollar but Fed tapering talk is reason to prepare

The US dollar has been battling higher this week with DXY rising back through the key 90 big figure and EUR/USD down 200 pips from a 2-year high. Is there more to come?

Cryptocurrencies   Bitcoin

How to buy Bitcoin through a Swiss Exchange Traded product (ETP)

If you are ready to make an investment into Bitcoin but would prefer to do so via a traditional investment vehicle, then this quick easy guide is for you.


Triathlon training develops traits needed for investing

Tired of bunkering down under house arrest in 2020? Triathlon is the complete opposite – a pure outdoor endeavour for 2021 that might even improve your investing results!

Stocks   Politics   Index   UK

UK’s FTSE 100 could be an unlikely winner from an American blue sweep

The largest components of the UK blue chip index lend themselves to the ‘reflation trade’ emerging from a possible Democratic sweep of the US government.

Stocks   Commodities   Metals  

Georgia runoff spike could start a 'laggard trade' in gold mining stocks

Early signs are that gold mining stocks continue to attract interest from investors in 2021 with hopes for a possible 'laggard trade' to chase the high price of gold.

Cryptocurrencies   Technical Analysis

Ethereum trading goes wild! New ATH possible before futures launch next month

Ether (the Ethereum token) soared to $1150 in wild weekend trading before slumping back under $900 within hours. Is there more than FOMO behind the moves?

ETFs   Stocks   Funds   Cryptocurrencies

Investment themes for 2021 and beyond

We have identified our top six themes with which to base your investment in the coming year.

Stocks   Macro   Debt

Has the pandemic setup another Roaring Twenties? 1920 vs. 2020

Unsurprisingly after such uncertainty in 2020, there is a wide dispersion of forecasts for 2021, from boom to bust. Jim Cramer and others expect a boom...