Tag Archive: Fed

PMI: What it Means for US and Europe

September 3, 2016

The first week of September brought a lower than 50 Manufacturing PMI in the US (ISM). Trading proved to be rather slow and was basically a copy of the previous week, where it all came down to one speech/data release. Last Friday it was Ms. Yellen’s speech that triggered some... View Article

Russia, EU and Major Central Banks

August 16, 2016

“It's funny. You know. No matter how rich you get, shit goes wrong. You can't insulate yourself from it. I used to think it was death and taxes you couldn't avoid, but it's actually death and shit.” Nathan (Oscar Isaac), Ex Machina, 2015 Political decisions and politicians themselves will always... View Article

FOMC on the Horizon

June 13, 2016

“The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession” Ben Bernanke, Jan.10, 2008. Since the last NFP miss, it seems that everyone has agreed on one thing – there will be no rate hike next week. Taking into account that the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI also showed further signs of weakness,... View Article

Getting Ready for Summer Trading

May 28, 2016

“For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.” Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), House of Cards, 2013 Price action changes somewhat during summer months and to be honest, previous week already felt like... View Article

One and Done

April 20, 2016

“Short everything that man has touched” Mark Baum (Steve Carell), The Big Short, 2015 Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed that the phrase “helicopter money” is being used more frequently than ever before and it’s actually starting to sound like somebody is trying to make the market a... View Article

FED Meeting on the Horizon

March 12, 2016

“So mortgage bonds are dog shit. CDO’s are dog shit wrapped in cat shit” Mark Baum (Steve Carell), The Big Short 2015 Mr. Mario Draghi has left the stage, leaving us wondering whether the new measures introduced represent the last desperate attempt to save the Euro zone from the deflation... View Article