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.
The Week Ahead (19th March 2018)Mar 19, 2018 - By RSA HQ
The Week Ahead: It’s a big week ahead for financial markets with the crucial FOMC meeting the main focus.
Dollar and Equities Finish the Week Up – Big Week AheadMar 19, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
The markets finished the week well on Friday with the US equity markets finishing the day higher for the first time in a week and the dollar also back on the front foot in line with the UST 10yrs which also posted higher.
Dollar Continues Northwards After Fed MinutesFeb 22, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
We saw a continuation of the recent trend through most of yesterday’s trading with the dollar continuing to grind higher against the other majors. The equity markets were once again a bit of a mixed bag with the US markets finishing the day mainly in the red.