2018

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

Money Matters 20th November 2018 1920 1080 AMA Team

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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Money Matters 30th October 2018

Money Matters 30th October 2018 1200 800 AMA Team

WILL EQUITY MARKETS SCARE THE FED AWAY FROM TIGHTENING? That, of course, ‘depends.’ The reaction function of the Fed’s monetary policy depends primarily on two factors: the state of the…

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Money Matters 23rd October 2018

Money Matters 23rd October 2018 600 470 AMA Team

POLITICS MAY CONTINUE TO TRUMP ECONOMICS THIS WEEK Due to the light economic diary in the US and the lack of protectionist rhetoric by the President of the United States,…

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Money Matters 16th October 2018

Money Matters 16th October 2018 864 400 AMA Team

CHINESE GDP DATA MAY KEEP MARKETS ON THEIR TOES Eurozone member states, Japan and the UK publish inflation statistics this week. The broad spectrum of inflation data will help financial market…

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Money Matters 9th October 2018

Money Matters 9th October 2018 1000 562 AMA Team

POLITICAL TENSIONS & DEBATES DRIVE MARKETS As there are no major policy events scheduled for the coming week in developed economies, financial markets are going to mainly focus on inflation…

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