Money Matters

Money Matters 22nd January 2019

Money Matters 22nd January 2019 625 352 AMA Team

POLITICAL RISKS BACK IN THE DRIVING SEAT Various risks of political nature linger that drive global market sentiment and thus asset prices. Just to name a few:   Due to the…

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Money Matters 15th January 2019

Money Matters 15th January 2019 1200 675 AMA Team

THE POWELL PUTT & TRADE TALKS “The principal worry I would have is really global growth,” said Fed Chair Jerome Powell. The Fed Chair added that the FOMC will be…

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Money Matters 8th January 2019

Money Matters 8th January 2019 1187 528 AMA Team

THE US’ ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS NOT AS BAD AS MARKETS DEEM Although the holiday season usually implies boredom, this was definitely not the case last week, when asset prices exhibited…

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Money Matters 18th December 2018

Money Matters 18th December 2018 420 280 AMA Team

IS A RECESSION REALLY IN SIGHT? Markets have been bracing for a recession in the US, and as a result investors have been increasingly selling risk assets. The US Treasury…

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Money Matters 11th December 2018

Money Matters 11th December 2018 537 350 AMA Team

“IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!” Sovereign yields sank to alarmingly low levels on both sides of the Atlantic by the end of the week.  In addition, the US Treasury curve produced…

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Money Matters 4th December 2018

Money Matters 4th December 2018 899 666 AMA Team

TRUCE BETWEEN TRUMP AND XI Although the year-end is quickly approaching, politics and policymakers are keeping financial markets and investors on their toes. US President Trump and Chinese President Xi met in…

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Money Matters 27th November 2018

Money Matters 27th November 2018 693 370 AMA Team

NO RELIEF FOR CRUDE OIL PRICES BEFORE THE OPEC MEETING As noted in last week’s Money Matters, oil prices came under pressure due to various factors, one of them being…

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Money Matters 20th November 2018

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OIL’S ROLLERCOASTER RIDE MAY NOT BE OVER JUST YET Crude oil prices have come under pressure in recent weeks. Since the beginning of 2016, oil prices have been rising driven by…

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Money Matters 13th November 2018

Money Matters 13th November 2018 520 350 AMA Team

INTERNATIONAL TRADE DISPUTES MAY NOT DISAPPEAR Positive risk sentiment returned to financial markets after President Trump and the Republican Party lost control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic…

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Money Matters 6th November 2018

Money Matters 6th November 2018 1100 619 AMA Team

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWEET IMPROVED GLOBAL MARKET SENTIMENT  Politics has trumped economics, again. However, rather than bullying investors into retreating from risk assets, as is normally the case, political noise has lifted…

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