Jasper Lawler

Jasper Lawler

Jasper Lawler has accumulated over twelve years of experience in the financial industry. He 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.

BondsMacroinflation

Bond markets could be pricing in too many hikes

The yield on 10-year Treasuries just struck a 2-year high and Fed funds futures are pricing a near certainty that the Fed hikes in March with more to follow from the Fed and other central banks in 2022. Is that too much?

StocksTechnologyHealthcare

Bottom fishing stocks in 2022: Genomics

Major stock indices might be near record highs, held up by heavyweights like Apple, but there are parts of the market nursing huge losses. Today we explore whether it’s time to go bottom fishing in genomics stocks. ...

ForexMacroEuropeEURUSDeuro

The euro turns 20. What's next?

The euro turned 20 years old on January 1st, much to the relief of the citizens who adopted it, but to the surprise of some economists who’ve been predicting a euro break-up for years. So what’s next for the euro?

CommoditiesEnergy

European LNG prices turn parabolic. What happened?

European liquid natural gas (LNG) prices are back at record highs over the threat of supply disruptions from Russia as the country sabre rattles with Ukraine and NATO.

Forex

GBP Outlook: How Far Will the BOE Really Go?

GBP/USD has rebounded off a one-year low, powered by short-covering in the British pound after a surprise Bank of England rate hike in December. But will the Omicron covid variant and PM Boris Johnson scandals put a crimp in the rise?

StocksTechnology

ARK in a Bear Market: Buy the Disruptive Innovation Dip?

Cathie Wood will be feeling the heat as her wildly successful ARK Innovation ETF extends its year-long rough patch. Is it time to BTD?

StocksTechnology

New Opportunities in Nuclear Fusion

In the aftermath of COP26 and with sustainable development an evermore important criteria for big investors, nuclear fusion offers a different way to invest in renewable energy.

ForexMarkets

EM Currencies: Turkish Lira Washes Out While CEE Hike Rates

The Turkish lira has been plummeting, with its exchange rate vs the dollar reaching over 10 for the first time. The lira has been a drag on an EMFX space that otherwise held up well with the Federal Reserve set to tighten policy.

Commodities

Oil Price Outlook: Inflation Poses a Risk to Energy Demand

The timing of the current pullback in oil, just as US inflation hit a 30-year high might be instructive. Is high inflation starting to pose a risk to the demand outlook for oil? 

StocksAsia

Investing in Japan: New Prime Minister, New Opportunity?

Investing in Japan has been difficult at best in the years after the Asian financial crisis but multi-year highs in Japanese stock indices and a new Prime Minister suggest newfound optimism.

StocksMacro

WEEK AHEAD - Fed Meeting, BOE, RBA & US Jobs Report

A preview of the news, earnings, and economic data to expect in the week ahead. This week there is the all-important Fed meeting and monthly non-farm payrolls data - as well as interest rate decisions from the BOE and RBA.

CommoditiesMacro

Gold & Silver Outlook: Time for the Classic Inflation Hedge?

Inflation is rising across the globe and precious metals are renowned as a hedge against inflation. Nonetheless the Gold & Silver price action has been muted. What to do?

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