Exploring the impact of the US presidential election on the Mexican Peso (MXN/USD)

Background: Figure 1: MXN/USD last 6 months The Mexican Peso is the world’s eighth most liquid currency globally and offers a high level of liquid access to the emerging Latin American region hence, is an important currency for investors. The MXN/USD is the most traded pairing, given the dollar is the most demanded currency. Many … More Exploring the impact of the US presidential election on the Mexican Peso (MXN/USD)

Turning Crisis Into Opportunities: Shipping Companies’ Struggles and Recoveries

(Thomas Mak) The maritime shipping industry has been labelled as the ‘lifeblood of the global economy’. According to the International Chamber of Shipping, more than 50,000 merchant ships travel the seas carrying approximately $4 trillion of commodities like grains, iron ore, and crude oil every year. In light of its significance, the performance of the shipping … More Turning Crisis Into Opportunities: Shipping Companies’ Struggles and Recoveries

Oil – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

(Haris Mohammad and Ujan Shrestha) Being the lifeblood of industrialised nations, oil has become the world’s most important source of energy since the 1950’s. Its products underpin modern society. Notably used for supplying energy to factories, heating homes and providing everyday essentials including plastics, detergents and even medicines. However, the recent shift towards renewable energy … More Oil – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

Silver – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

(Thomas Mak and Farzan Faizeen)   2020 facilitated a revival for precious metals like gold and silver. With silver hitting a six-year high of $26 an ounce in Q3 2020, it reflects the general market concern of Federal Reserve’s stimulus package could increase the rate of inflation, for which precious metals are often regarded as popular inflation … More Silver – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

Copper – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

(Thomas Mak and Farzan Faizeen) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply-demand dynamic of the copper market has been subjected to significant changes. China, the largest copper importer, had to scale down its industrial production due to lockdown measures. Due to social distancing measures and reduced aggregate demand in the economy, many workers have been … More Copper – Commodity Analysis and Forecast