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Understanding the U.S. Interest Rate Hikes

On Wednesday 21 March 2018, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) announced they would raise the interest rates by 0.25 % to a new target range between 1.5 % and [...]

U.S. & China Trade Tariffs: An Escalating Situation

On Tuesday 3rd April, the U.S. released its initial list of 1,333 Chinese products that would be subject to a 25% tariff of roughly $50 billion. This includes products such as raw materials, construction machinery, [...]

Are Quant Hedge Funds Suffering?

In recent years, large segments of hedge funds had been struggling with poor performance, thanks to the low volatility environment we had been seeing in the markets. This was even beginning to lead to a [...]

Last Look

Last week the British Investment Association issued guidelines that will address concerns about the transparency of forex trading, particularly with the use of ‘Last Look’. This is something that asset managers had been complaining about, [...]

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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 5:42pm
The most important event this week is the EU summit on 21 and 22 March, where the EU leaders have to respond to both UK’s refusal of the new Brexit deal and proposal of extending Article 50. More at: https://t.co/4yL24b90pw https://t.co/WaGx9mML5C PuriCassar photo
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 7:38am
In response to a global economic slowdown, the European Central Bank revealed plans for fresh measures to stimulate the eurozone’s slowing economy. More at: https://t.co/1plyMstvrr https://t.co/YtZy5me8E7 PuriCassar photo
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 8:33am
In terms of UK economic data releases, the most important one will be the PMI Services on Tuesday. The index dropped to 50.1 in January and it won’t be surprising if it has dropped below the 50 mark in February due to Brexit uncertainties. More at: https://t.co/qoSbWy8tgq https://t.co/3yxF8u5iIr PuriCassar photo