Trump who? We have a Vaccine!

A Biden Victory has the markets cheering. It seems it’s not only the majority of American’s but the markets the world over that are relieved to see Trump go. In addition Pfizer and BioNTech have reported positive results from 43,500 phase 3 trial tests. No safety issues have been reported thus far and the markets […]

RBNZ Flat lines on interest rates

After only four new cases of coronavirus, New Zealand is going into lockdown again today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Auckland would return to stage three restrictions for three days starting Wednesday after its 100 day streak of not a single single recorded case was broken. The fear comes not in the fact there are […]

Move out of the way! Here comes the dollar

After weeks of negative results, like bears to honey you saw them flurry. But you can’t keep a strong bull down. After positive NFP results we have seen the dollar strengthening against its major counterparts. But why the continued trend? A stall in the next fiscal package meaning lower US fiscal spending bring in a […]

AUD/USD Bulls eye out 0.7200

The AUD/USD is holding strong looking to break resistance at 0.7200. The US dollar is holding onto better than expected Non-Farm Payroll figures on Friday as well as escalating Sino-American tensions. The focus for the Dollar remains on fiscal stimulus talks and Gold correcting. AUD/USD technical levels For the Bulls. Consider resistance to be tested at […]

July NFP 2020 Better than expected or was it?

I hope you all held on to your hats as the storm that was Non Farm Payroll (NFP) swept through the town. Despite  the coronavirus, July NFP figures show that the economy continues to add jobs. NFP came in better than expected at 1.76 million new jobs after economist predicted 1.6 million new jobs. June […]

Too much uncertainty creates volatility

Some disappointing data ahead of the NFP announcement and expectations now looking to a drop in employment figures for July.  The dollar is stronger ahead of the release which is set to unleash high volatility. EUR/USD is trading lower at 1.1850, this a result of  President Trump’s placing an executive order against TikTok and WeChat […]

How TikTok has affected Non-Farm Payroll

The first Friday of every month always feels like when I was at the sports carnival at school, lined up at the starting blocks ready for the 100 meters sprint. You know what the expectations are, you know what the most likely result could be but then one kid falls and before you know it […]

No slowing down for Gold

I know it may seem like gold is all I am talking about at the moment but that’s because it is. I mean with gold hitting record highs after record highs what else is there to talk about. The Bulls are definitely popping open the Champaign as they celebrate a new all time high of […]

US ISM Manufacturing figures

The US’ manufacturing sector performs better than the market expectation of 53.6. Beating June’s PMI’s performance of 52.6 and rising to 53.6. So far we see the market reacting positively by pushing the currency to 93.75.

The week ahead

Another month another week of reporting. We have a big week for the Aussie and the Pound. However starting off the week is the USD with ISM Manufacturing PMI for July. Manufacturing is a significant indicator of overall economic conditions in the US. A result above 50 is seen as bullish and this month general […]