By Malaika Cornelio & Nathan Nowbuth The national and international agenda has been severely cramped for policymakers and heads of state as of late; this arguably commences from the world’s gradual descent towards what can be termed as one of this century’s most disruptive global public health crises. Nevertheless, despite the raucous nature of the … More Breaking down XOF/USD oscillations in a climate of critical adversities and acute conflict
By Nathan Nowbuth When trading any asset, it is imperative to take a holistic approach and consider both fundamentals and technicals. However, in this article, I will demonstrate the time horizon of technical analysis can alter one’s trading stance. Taking a longer timeframe (i.e. a year) can illustrate historical highs or lows and show the … More Does long term and short term technical analysis change perception on a trading position (USD/CNY)?
By Nathan Nowbuth Introduction of Cryptos and Bitcoin The rises and falls of the digital currency, bitcoin, have been well documented ever since it started in 2009. It is owned and controlled by its users using a ‘peer-to-peer’ system and it differs from traditional currencies because it is decentralised and does not have a robust … More Bitcoin Breaks the $50,000 Mark? But is it still worth buying?
Introduction The world was in shock on Tuesday 4th August when a cataclysmic explosion ripped through the heart of Lebanon, Beirut, where it is estimated that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate ignited. The deafening explosion has claimed the lives of at least 137 people with over 5,000 wounded and 300,000 being left homeless. The magnitude and intensity … More Blast in Beirut brings the Lebanese Economy to the brink of collapse (USD/LBP Analysis)
(By Malaika Cornelio & Nathan Nowbuth) Background The Yen’s safe-haven status has been contested from the very start of 2019, attributing to its liquidity-and-algorithm-driven ‘flash crash’ just after New Year’s Day. This sudden 3% spike in the yen forewarned the all-year-round inclement market climate that traders prepared to steel themselves against. Next on the gloomy … More Trouble in Paradise: Chronicling the USD/JPY’s Shaky Safe-haven Status
( Written by Malaika Cornelio and Swastik Gupta ) Background The EUR/GBP pair has faced a fatiguing pair of volatility and uncertainty in lieu of the global economy’s financial crisis-ridden recent past – including today’s coronavirus-fuelled slump – but it is clear that the Brexit vote has accentuated this volatility/uncertainty duo. “Sterling volatility… is at emerging market levels and has decoupled from other advanced economy pairs for obvious reasons,” ex-BoE governor Mark … More Brexit Spectre Continually Haunts EURGBP Dynamics
( Written by Nathan Nowbuth and Sulaiman Syed Naqvi ) For many years, America and China have been at the forefront of economic debate. The U.S. economy has been the global standard for decades whilst China has become the fastest developing economy in the world and in 2014, even surpassed America as the world’s largest economy. Staggeringly, these two global giants possess more than 32% of the worldwide GDP implying the two countries … More Two Global Superpowers on ‘Supersour’ terms. Why is USD/CNY currency pairing so unpredictable?
Background The Norwegian Kroner (NOK) has come under a fair amount of scrutiny in the past few years, as it has underperformed against several key European currencies, in addition to commodities, such as oil. The overriding factor for this has been diminishing oil production in the absence of new oil fields. Put in perspective, this dilemma bares greater significance since export … More Corona’s Crush on Kroner: We delve into its huge depreciation against the Euro and why it’s been so notably affected.
(Swastik Gupta) Background: Since the late 1940s India and China have been involved in a series of disputes, clashes and stand-offs over border territory around the mountainous Himalayan areas. In the last few years (2013-) and especially the last couple of months this tension over territory has escalated resulting in frequent face-offs between the respective armies. There were several conflicts in May of this year when peace talks regarding the border broke down. The tension culminated in the fatal June 15th, 2020 clash at the Himalayan Galwan Valley, in … More China-India border clash and the wider impact on the CNY/INR