Market Research

Forex   FX Options   Politics

What happens to the franc if the US labels Switzerland a currency manipulator?

The Swiss franc is the top G10 FX riser in 2020 despite direct intervention from the SNB that could land the country labelled as a currency manipulator.

Forex   FX Options   Macro

Playing the reflation trade through the Kiwi dollar

The New Zealand dollar - affectionately known as the kiwi - just hit its highest level since March 2019. The currency stands to benefit from the 'reflation trade'.  

FX Options   options trading

Options implied volatility can predict periods of high risk (like a contested election)

Implied volatility – a gauge of market risk – in China’s currency showed extreme risk around the US presidential election. It can be used to make forecasts.

Forex   FX Options  

Wild election in Forex! What’s next for the Dollar?

Currencies have been all over the shot on polling day and in the hours afterwards. Financial markets and betting odds have fluctuated wildly.

FX Options   options trading

Covered call versus naked call option strategies

Covered and naked call options strategies are a way to express a bearish view using options. We compare the two and explain the objectives and risks

Forex   FX Options  

Central bank double trouble (BOJ & BOE)

It’s central bank double trouble – the Bank of Japan and Bank of England decide interest rates also UK catalogue retailer Next reports interim earnings.

Forex   FX Options  

EU legal action against the UK - EURGBP spike

This latest round of Brexit talks conclude today and UK GDP is released so a standout market to watch is the euro-pound exchange rate which has jumped to 5-month highs.

Forex   FX Options   Macro

British pound slides on Brexit risk but investors are bullish

The British pound has dropped to its lowest against the dollar in a month on renewed fears of a no deal Brexit.

Stocks   FX Options   Private equity

6 Reasons Softbank's ‘Nasdaq whale’ trading strategy made $4 billion

This is a deep dive into Japanese conglomerate Softbank’s ‘Nasdaq whale’ strategy, which appears to be one of the principal causes of the summer 2020 melt-up and subsequent drop in tech stocks.

Forex   FX Options  

August Non-farm payrolls: EUR/USD Revision

A technical analysis review of the short-term price action on EUR/USD from the past four non-farm payroll days to give us an edge for the Sept 4 release.

FX Options  

How to trade options

Popular markets for options trading include Forex options trading, indices options trading and shares options trading.

Forex   FX Options   Futures  

Basics of Harmonic Patterns & Harmonic Trading

Harmonic Trading is a way to analyse financial markets by recognising specific price patterns and the alignment of Fibonacci ratios to determine potential reversal points.