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Will Donald Trump become the next US president? Watch Mexico’s Peso vs the US$ to find out


   Who is going to be the winner of the upcoming election for the US Presidency in the month of November? Ignore the pundits and polls. If you want to know which candidate will win the presidential election, the traders in the US stock market or…

May 24, 2016


Longer dated Crude Oil futures see Spot prices peaking near $50 /barrel


     Three months ago, – on February 9th, – Goldman Sach’s <GS> analysts warned that the price of crude oil could drop to below $20 /barrel as part of a search for a price level that would bring the dynamic of supply and demand back into balance.

“With capacity to store oil exhausted in…

May 18, 2016


Shrinking Yield Curve Crushes Japan’s Bank share index


    The Bank of Japan’s <BoJ> surprise decision on January 29th -to charge lenders for some of their reserves has made banks the worst performers on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this year and led to criticism from bank executives and analysts. The Topix Banks Index has tumbled –45% compared last year’s peak levels, the most of all industry groups. MUFG, the…

May 18, 2016


After ¥120-trillion of BoJ liquidity injections, since Oct ’14 – the US$ is Unchanged vs Yen


    Nearly 18-months ago, on the evening of Friday, Oct 31st, 2014   -the Bank of Japan BoJ> shocked the markets, saying it would increase the size of its purchases of government bonds by ¥15 trillion yen ($135-billion) to about ¥80 trillion ($725 billion) in total annually. BoJ chief Haruhiko Kuroda said the increase was required…

May 09, 2016