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Fed discos to taper-town!

Fed discos to taper-town!

June 17, 2021

The Fed has delivered a hawkish surprise after the conclusion of its policy meeting this week. In the immediate aftermath, the US dollar soared, gold prices tumbled, and US stocks are pulling away from their record highs.

Han Tan and his guest, Exinity Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed unpack the Fed’s latest statements to the markets, and what they mean for various asset classes moving forward.

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Jobs, jobs, jobs! Why the US nonfarm payrolls are a big deal

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Why the US nonfarm payrolls are a big deal

June 3, 2021

Global investors are keenly watching the release of the May US nonfarm payrolls report, due on 4 June. If the official figure is anything like last month’s shocker, financial markets could be in for another volatile session.

Han Tan and his guest, FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga, discuss the significance of the NFP report for the US inflation outlook, and what it could mean for the Fed’s next move.

 

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Gold prices and the two “magic” T words

Gold prices and the two “magic” T words

May 20, 2021

Spot gold is set to post a 6-day winning streak, having gained about 9.5% so far this quarter. What’s been fuelling bullion’s climb?

Han Tan and his guest, FXTM Senior Research Analyst Lukman Otunuga, discuss the key factors that are pushing the precious metal higher, and contemplate how much further it could go.

 

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Sell in May – Yea or Nay?

Sell in May – Yea or Nay?

May 6, 2021

Come this time of year, the market adage, “Sell in May and go away” often makes its rounds (perhaps to the chagrin of seasoned market watchers).

With US stocks showing some signs of jitters already this week, does this cliché still apply for 2021?

Han Tan and his guest, market commentator Jamie Dutta, discuss the themes in play for US stocks as we get closer to the summer months.

 

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Technical Analysis: Common Myths and Mistakes

Technical Analysis: Common Myths and Mistakes

April 22, 2021
 
For some trading can be as calming as watching the waves roll in on a sunny beach. For others it’s a thrill-seeking adventure, like surfing in shark-infested waters. But how does the trading psychology impact your next decision?
 
Han Tan and his guest, Theunis Kruger, FXTM trading educator, dispel some common misconceptions about technical analysis, and discuss how we can avoid missteps to become better traders.
 
 

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What is an index and why it matters? A chat with Nasdaq

What is an index and why it matters? A chat with Nasdaq

April 8, 2021

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Ben Jones, Senior Index Strategist at Nasdaq, discuss the crucial role that indexes play in global financial markets, and how it can be useful for any investor or trader.

 

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Q2 Outlook: What could rock global markets?

Q2 Outlook: What could rock global markets?

March 25, 2021

The first quarter of the year has been anything but calm for global financial markets. US Treasuries and tech stocks have been roiled by rising expectations that US inflation is set to come back with a vengeance, which could see the Fed adjusting its policies sooner than expected.

But is the market volatility over? What’s next that could jolt stock markets, the dollar, and emerging economies over the next 3 months?

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed outline key events that investors and traders have to look out for in Q2.

 

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Donut-onomics: Why inflation matters for financial markets

Donut-onomics: Why inflation matters for financial markets

March 11, 2021

Tech stocks are tumbling, the Dow Jones index posted a new record high, and Treasury yields even ran amok! Investors have been rotating their funds across asset classes over recent months in anticipation of rising consumer prices.

But why this obsession over inflation?

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Kathleen Brooks, founder of Minerva Analysis, explain what inflation is and why markets are reacting to it.

 

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What do OPEC+ and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have in common?

What do OPEC+ and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have in common?

February 25, 2021

OPEC+ is due to meet on 4 March to decide on their collective output levels for April.

However, in the lead up to this crucial meeting, Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be at odds once more about how much of their oil should be pumped out into a world that’s still recovering from the pandemic.

The alliance’s decision is set to have a major impact on global oil prices, which have already surged by 30% so far this year!

Tune in as Han Tan and his guest, senior market analyst Lukman Otunuga outline what to expect from this looming event, while drawing parallels from a certain hit movie franchise.

Record highs galore! How long can this last?

Record highs galore! How long can this last?

February 11, 2021

Risk assets have been enjoying a fabulous February so far, with the global stock market posting new record highs!

But as many of us are aware, this cannot go on indefinitely.

Tune in as Han Tan and his guest, market commentator Jamie Dutta list what has surprised them amidst this risk-on environment, and key triggers that could bring this party to a halt.

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