Welcome Back – Key Points from the Festive Period – 05 January 2015

Welcome Back – Key Points from the Festive Period – 05 January 2015

An overview of key events over the holiday period

Presidential elections in Greece failed, Prime Minister has now dissolved parliament and national elections are set for 25 January. Markets are of course uneasy although, German magazine Der Spiegel reports that various German ministers have made several statements suggesting that the economic block is now in a much better position from which to weather a Greek exit if it becomes necessary.

While there are reasons to believe that any […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Monday, January 5, 2015|Categories: China, Crude Oil, Europe, Gold, Japan, Macros, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Oil price decline eases, benchmarks appear to find temporary bottom

Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 23 December 2014

Oil price decline eases, benchmarks appear to find temporary bottom

After breaking below $60 and $55 per barrel last week both Brent crude and WTI crude now appear to be stabilising. This is as a short series of higher lows and higher highs now appears to have called a halt to a sell off which has seen both benchmarks shed nearly 50% during the second half of the year.

While it is possible that prices could fall further once into the new year, […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Tuesday, December 23, 2014|Categories: Crude Oil, Macros|0 Comments

Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

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 Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

Overview:

While there are many reasons for why UK investors could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 could be a good year for portfolio returns, we caution that there are a number of risk factors that will require careful assessment ahead of, and throughout the year.

Below we detail some of the most prominent risks which we believe UK investors will face throughout the year.

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Saturday, December 20, 2014|Categories: China, Crude Oil, Europe, Gold, Japan, Macro Timeline, Stock Reports, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Brent and WTI crude fall to five year low with little respite in sight

Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 09 December 2014

Brent and WTI crude fall to five year low with little respite in sight

Crude prices continued to fall last week and at the open on Monday as even a record payrolls report from the US failed to stall the decline.

With OPEC clear that supply from the middle eastern region will remain at constant levels and little indication emerging from the US that the number of Shale drilling rigs will reduce any time soon, the outlook for Crude bulls still appears is […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:56+05:30Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Categories: Crude Oil, Macros|0 Comments

Crude benchmarks fall to a new multi year low in the wake of OPEC decision to leave output unchanged

Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 01 December 2014

Crude benchmarks fall to a new multi year low in the wake of OPEC decision to leave output unchanged

Crude benchmarks fell persistently last week, before increasing the pace of losses at the back end, as OPEC opted not to cut oil production in order to prop up market prices.

Considering that there were few who actually expected anything different from OPEC, with Brent crude falling below $70 per barrel and WTI below $64 on the back of the announcement; the market’s reaction […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:58+05:30Tuesday, December 2, 2014|Categories: Crude Oil, Macros|0 Comments

Brent crude bounces off $77 level, WTI also rises moderately

Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 24 November 2014

Brent crude bounces off $77 level, WTI also rises moderately

Crude oil benchmarks bounced off from multi year lows last week as better economic data from the US and a more hawkish FOMC drove a rally of risk assets. The move for both Brent and WTI came as investors and traders became cautious of seeming excessively bearish as the OPEC meeting on the 27th November draws closer.

While market expectations remain that the group will do little to support prices at the global […]

By |2020-09-09T09:43:04+05:30Monday, November 24, 2014|Categories: Crude Oil, Macros|0 Comments
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