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.
Fed Holds Rates Steady – Dollar Continues it’s Daily GrindMay 3, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
The Fed keep interest rates on hold last night as was widely expected across the markets, they did acknowledge the recent pike in inflation and are happy with their gradual rate rises.
Consolidation Across Markets Ahead of A Busy WeekApr 30, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
We saw consolidation across global markets throughout the trading day on Friday as some profit taking flow ahead of the weekend and a big event risk week hit the market.
Dollar Recovers as Risk Appetite Once Again FallsMar 28, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
Volatility continues to hit the market as the US stock markets once again took a hit after yet another government protectionist announcement
Risk Back on As Trade Tensions EaseMar 27, 2018 - By Nick Twidale
The US stock markets bounced back strongly yesterday as fears of a trade war between the US and China receded with key players advising that market that talks are already in progress to come to a more amicable agreement.
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.