Fed Holds Steady As Expected – Markets Follow SuitAug 2, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
Asian markets are set to start the day on the back foot as the FOMC meeting came and went in line with general market expectations and had little affect on overall sentiment.
Quiet Day Ahead of a Huge Week for Financial MarketsJul 30, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
Asian markets look set to start the week in the red as the US indices had a poor day on Friday with the tech stocks in particular looking weak and the Nasdaq finished down 1.46%.
Steady Markets On July 4th, but Prepare for Fireworks into the WeekendJul 5, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
As expected, we saw relatively muted market moves yesterday as the US Independence Day holiday took full affect and participants used it as a good excuse to take a breath and revaluate ahead of a busy couple of days.
Trade Concerns Continue to Dominate Market SentimentMay 21, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
We are set to see equity markets open strongly in Asia this morning after the US and China came to an agreement which has essentially ‘put the Trade War on hold’ according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The US has agreed to hold off putting tariffs on Chinese goods for now and China has agreed to buy significantly more goods from the US, which will of course assist in reducing the US’s trade deficit. Although this solution does appear to be a step in the right direction from the markets point of view, investors will need to see proof that the practical aspect of the agreement (i.e. Chinese purchasing of US good increasing) is working, before concerns about global growth recede significantly.
MPC Meeting PreviewMar 22, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
Join RSA COO Nick Twidale as he previews tonight’s Bank of England Rate Announcement and potential trading opportunities in the Cable and Sterling crosses.
Sky Business News Interview 19th March 2018Mar 22, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
Rakuten Securities COO Nick Twidale’s latest TV appearance on Sky News, discussing all that’s relevant in the markets.