Brexit

Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

"The sky is falling. The sky is falling," they cried, as equities plunged in December.  It is signaling a recession, we were told.  Instead, global equities have begun the year with a strong advance.  The S&P 500 gapped higher ahead of the weekend, extending this year's rally to about 14%.  ...

Strong US Data, Trade Solace, & Consistent Fed Speak Drive Strong Dollar and Risk Narrative

The US dollar rally continues to be supported by strong US data, accommodative comments from Fed officials, and a very strong US stock market.  This week also saw big shifts in interest rate probabilities, the market shifted from seeing the next move go from a cut to now favoring a rate hike.  Ne ...

If every change is for the worse, what then?

Author: William Watson The British House of Commons this week expressed strong distaste for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. Read more about If every change is for the worse, what then? Tags:  Brexit theresa may european union ...

In an ever-changing Brexit situation, what should investors consider?

Political risk is here to stay and must be incorporated into investment analysis, said Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a ... ...

Whatever happened to prorogation? - Loonie Politics

  It is always fascinating when parliamentary chicanery tries to cross the ocean in one direction or another, and over the past week, we’ve had another example – prorogation.  As the British parliament in Westminster grapples with votes on Brexit deals (a resounding defeat), and subsequent vo ...

Markets Finishing Week on Positive Note

Overview:  Sentiment has improved since the volatility last month spooked investors and, perhaps, some policymakers.  Global equities are rallying.  The Shanghai Composite and the Nikkei are at their best levels in almost a month, while the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is at its best level since ear ...

Brexit Extension Faces Major Obstacle in EU Elections

Extending the official Brexit deadline for the U.K. could bring a wave of extra logistical and political problems for the European Union. The ongoing deadlock has sparked a debate on the potential extension of Article 50 — the legal means by which the U.K. leaves the EU. However, there is strong ...

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 48)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenters Nick Howard and Jonny Hart. This week’s big stories: PM’s Brexit deal dead in the water, Government survives no-confidence vote, US/China trade optimism, UK Retailers ...

The war of the indices: which inflation measure to use?

After a lengthy review, Britain’s House of Lords has finally said that the inflation index presently used to price inflation-linked securities, train fares or student loans should be replaced. Instead, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should become the new benchmark, as it includes more items and h ...

Dollar supported by U.S trade optimism

Friday January 18: Five things the markets are talking about Improved market and investor optimism for Sino-U.S trade talks saw global equities and U.S stock futures climb in the overnight session. In commodities, crude oil prices are leading the rally, while sovereign yields back up and safe have ...