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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.