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Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Trading in Bitcoin futures began in Tokyo last night, as the Chicago Board of Options Exchange became the first major exchange to offer the contracts pegged to the cryptocurrency. Similar contracts will start trading in a week on the CME Group as a test whether institutional money will go after Bitcoin.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 13

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 13

In the U.K., British assets are expected to be in for a choppy ride as key consumer and producer price data along with the latest data on the labor market and retail sales tops the agenda, as too does a threat to PM May’s leadership.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Firmer Ahead of Jobs Week

The Week Ahead: Dollar Firmer Ahead of Jobs Week

Hawkish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve and Trump administration tax reform proposal boosted the greenback ahead of a busy week that will be wrapped up by the biggest indicator in the markets the US non farm payrolls.

Irma Gusts Topple Oil as Gold Flakes

Irma Gusts Topple Oil as Gold Flakes

With Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida, markets fret that extensive evacuations and damage across Florida and neighboring states may see product demand sink cause an inventory bottleneck as we saw with Hurricane Harvey.

Euro Geopolitical Fears Sap Risk Appetite

Euro Geopolitical Fears Sap Risk Appetite

Political risk in the euro area is weighing on the EUR along with Draghi’s ‘dovish’ message yesterday that the Eurozone still requires substantial stimulus.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Global yields have rallied while equities have climbed as a deal by U.S Congress to avert a government shutdown overshadows weaker economic data from China and the U.S.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

The first round of the French Presidential election produced one of the most market-friendly outcomes and sent Europe soaring.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

A race too close to call – every French poll has shown the independent Macron and the National Front’s Le Pen taking the top two spots. However, a third contender now threatens to take the lead.

Dr. Strangelove Redux

Dr. Strangelove Redux

To what extent the markets need to price in geopolitical risk more actively into their psyche will likely drive nearer term sentiment. It feels like a Dr Strangelove Redux as this game of chicken unfolds.

Trigger Article 50 and Be Done With It: Wednesday, March 29

Trigger Article 50 and Be Done With It: Wednesday, March 29

U.K PM Theresa May has written a letter that will be delivered by hand to E.U Council President Donald Tusk at around 07:30 EST. The triggering of Article 50 is expected to spark long-term volatility for the pound.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 27

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 27

Investors are questioning Trump’s reflation trade now that the U.S healthcare reform bill failed to make it onto the ‘floor’ Friday.