US inflation increases ahead of Fed meeting

September 20, 2016

Even though the release of recent weak economic data persuaded investors not to expect an interest rate increase by the Fed, there was a surprise increase in consumer prices during last month. The report released by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics on Friday showed that the Consumer Price Index… read more

Helicopter Money Q&A

September 15, 2016

After years of massive economic stimulus, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) could become the first central bank to adopt “helicopter money” in an attempt to jolt the economy out of stagnation. This highly unconventional policy approach has drawn the ire of many in the market community. In this Q&A we… read more

Hot Topic – FED rate hike

September 14, 2016

This week the Market gets jittery over a possible rate hike for September. Here’s how the markets are responding • Major global indices are taking a hit following the selloff of US stocks. • In Asia, the Nikkei fell 1.5%, the Hang Seng dropped 2.5% and the Shanghai SSE is… read more

ECB maintains interest rate at record low levels

September 13, 2016

European Central Bank (ECB) kept Eurozone’s interest rates at the same levels, but reiterated its readiness to react in the near future and called for national economies within the bloc to step up their efforts to assist growth. Given suggestions that the UK’s recent referendum result to exit the European… read more

The Lesser Known Metals: How to Trade Base Metals

September 9, 2016

By Evdokia Pitsillidou, Risk Management Associate at easyMarkets. Evdokia specialises in commodities, options and currencies and loves to solve analytical problems and overcome challenges. Very few people outside the investing world know that base metals may be traded on the futures and options markets. Even within the trading community, metals… read more

10 maxims to help traders improve decision making

September 9, 2016

By Nicolas Shamtanis, Chief client relationships officer at easyMarkets Nicolas is responsible for overseeing customer support and customer relationship at easyMarkets When it comes to trading, it’s often said that half the battle is against yourself. The ability to control your emotions and avoid knee-jerk reactions in a market that can… read more

History of Financial Market Returns Under Democrats and Republicans

September 1, 2016

With the United States presidential election just months away, financial market participants are still deciding who to back. While not everyone is pleased with the choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, history clearly demonstrates that Democrats are better for stock markets than Republicans. While this is a far too… read more

Hot Topic – Dollar / NFP

August 31, 2016

Here’s what’s going on for the Greenback The EUR/USD on Friday decreased by 0.8% following the FOMC’s September meeting. And on a weekly basis, the world’s most popular currency pair fell by 0.9%. The probability of the Federal Reserve increasing interest during this year have increased ac-cording to its Chairwoman… read more

Fed’s Janet Yellen boosts rate hike chances

August 30, 2016

The probability of the Federal Reserve (Fed) to increase interest rates twice during this year have increased according to its Chairwoman Janet Yellen. During her annual speech, which once again took place at Jackson Hole, she supported the Fed’s initial plan for gradual increases while she also said that there… read more

High-Tech Revolution the Frontier of China’s New Economy

August 30, 2016

By Mr. SUN Yu (Elic) VP Client Relations China – Manages Chinese business relations for the brand. Elic provides market commentary for well-known media in China, including:, Financial News and China Finance Information Network. Elic serves as a special guest analyst on the CCTV Financial Channel to provide real-time analysis… read more

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