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Our blog provides you access to the in-depth knowledge and expert opinions of City Index's market strategists, including Kathleen Brooks, Fawad Razaqzada, James Chen and Ken Odeluga.

  1. Market analyst predictions for May 2015

    Market analyst predictions for May 2015

    Our May predictions are in and this month’s segment includes forecasts on the UK 100, GBP/USD, HSBC shares and AUD/NZD. Get the latest insights from our global analysts – including Ashraf Laidi, James Chen and Ken Odeluga – on where they think prices will head to this month. Read more

  2. Fed throws out calendar, Dax buyers throw out EUR hedge

    Fed throws out calendar, Dax buyers throw out EUR hedge

    The FOMC statement accomplished the feat of being simultaneously dovish in its recognition of winter time slowdown, while boosting the US dollar by relegating its calendar guidance in favour of data-dependence. The US dollar rallied against all major currencies immediately after the Fed statement, but ended nearly 2 cents lower against EUR, GBP and AUD. Read more

  3. GBP, CAD speculative bullishness vs USD

    GBP, CAD speculative bullishness vs USD

    The recent pullback in the US dollar resulting from eroding odds of a summer Fed hike has been reflected in speculative traders’ positioning in the futures market. We focus on emerging developments in GBP/USD and USDCAD positioning. Read more

  4. The dynamics of GBP as we head towards the General Election

    The dynamics of GBP as we head towards the General Election

    The reaction to UK elections in the various GBP crosses will largely depend on the extent of uncertainty leading to Election Day, the duration of hung parliament (if any) as well as the fundamentals in each individual currency that involves GBP pairs. Read more

  5. Canadian dollar leads USD damage

    Canadian dollar leads USD damage

    It was another day of disappointing US data reports, showing industrial production posting its biggest drop since August 2012 at -0.6% and the NY Fed’s manufacturing index hitting the lowest level since January 2013. 24 hours after disappointing US retail sales, Read more

  6. Sterling volatility heightened by data & Labour lead

    Sterling volatility heightened by data & Labour lead

    Sterling hit fresh five-month lows on a combination of market-unfriendly election opinion polls and a fresh round of disappointing economic data. Read more

  7. USDJPY & oil M&As recall the late 1990s

    USDJPY & oil M&As recall the late 1990s

    The growing parallels between 2015 and 1998 among global market forces (soaring US dollar, plummeting oil prices, rising equities, escalating market volatility and flattening US yield curve) have been bolstered by the emergence of mergers and takeovers in the oil & gas industry as Read more

  8. Market analyst predictions for April 2015

    Market analyst predictions for April 2015

    Each month, we collate expert and analyst opinion for a short to medium-term snapshot of the financial markets. Gain valuable insight and shape your trading strategy with our monthly predictions... Read more

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