Week Ahead – The UK election is upon us

The upcoming week is going to be a wild ride for those of us in the UK who are facing the most unpredictable election in modern times, one that will dictate not just the domestic agenda over the next five years but also the Brexit outcome. It’s no small issue. Biggest UK election in decades […]

European open – Trump, NFP, election, gold, oil

Stocks Higher Ahead of US Jobs We’re off to a decent start in Europe as traders await the ever-highly anticipated jobs report from the US. Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon This week has seen attention shift a little from a phase one trade deal between the US and China – although we are once again being […]

European update – Trump, UK, gold, oil, bitcoin

Stocks Back in the Green Stock markets are back in the green on Wednesday, following a woeful start to the week which came as Donald Trump cast doubts on a pre-election trade deal with China. Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon It still baffles me that investors hang on every Trump statement and tweet. His trade deal […]

European open – Brexit, gold, oil

Cautious Optimism Lifting Stocks European stock markets are a tad higher on Tuesday, mimicking moves across Asia overnight as traders adopt a cautious optimism around Brexit and the trade war. Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon The Brexit saga rumbles on today as MPs debate and vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (or WAB) in what is […]