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A Volatile Month – With New Highs and Big Plunges
February 28, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Volatile Month - With New Highs and Big Plunges February brought “new highs” and “big plunges” in the financial markets. The COVID_19 has added another layer of uncertainty in the markets and is th...

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The Loonie – Best Performing G10 Currencies
October 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Loonie Best Performing G10 Currencies After a tight campaign marred by scandals, Justin Trudeau secured another term as Prime Minister. Unlike a clear win in 2015, the Prime Minister did not pass the thre...

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Critical Hours for Brexit
October 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Critical Hours for Brexit As the clock ticks for Brexit, Brussels and London seem to be working harder than before on their differences for a last-minute Brexit deal. The headlines in the past 48 hours have rene...

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Fed in Focus – US Repo and Funds Rate
September 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fed in Focus - US Repo and Funds Rate  During the week, it was all about the Repo market. A Repurchase Agreement known as Repo is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities. The Repo ma...

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ECB: Draghi’s Last Call for A Significant Degree of Monetary Stimulus
September 11, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Central banks of major economies like the US, UK and Japan turned to quantitative easing (QE) at a time where they were unable to push interest rates any lower. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched its firs...

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One Country, Two Systems
September 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets One Country, Two Systems The Hong Kong protests have reached a point where it is threatening the “one country, two systems” that exists between the special international financial hub and the mainland. It...

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August – A Challenging Month for Markets
August 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets August – A Challenging Month for Markets A wave of volatility swamped the markets in August. Recession fears, yield curve inversion, and the big breach of the Yuan were the dominant headlines that alarmed inve...

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All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
August 22, 2019

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and is annually held in Wyoming. It is an exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions on g...

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“Digital Gold” – New Safe-Haven Asset?
August 8, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets During times of market turbulence, investors usually seek safety with safe-havens. Wall Street’s fear gauge indicator, the CBOE Volatility Index jumped by nearly 40% at the start of the week on fears of heigh...

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RBA August Statement
August 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Main Headlines of the RBA August Statement By Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global eco...

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Did China Retaliate with a Currency War?
August 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Currency War Did China retaliate with a Currency War? Monday kicked-off with a bang with plenty of big moves in the financial markets. A risk-off sentiment prevails in the markets as dark clouds of trade tari...

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Dissecting the FOMC Statement
August 1, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Dissecting the FOMC Statement The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates overnight by 25 basis points, taking the US Federal Funds rate to 2.25%. The rate cut was mostly seen as a hawkish one. In the press confer...

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Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
July 31, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Apple Reports Third Quarter Results Apple announced its financial results for the June quarter after the closing bell on Tuesday. The Company reported revenue of $53.8 billion, which represents a 1% increase fro...

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The “Dovish” or “Hawkish” Rate Cut
July 31, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A “Dovish” or “Hawkish” Rate Cut The Federal Reserve (Fed) is poised for its first-rate cut in a decade-long of economic expansion. Trade protectionism and a slowing world economy are the two primary fac...

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Record-Highs in the Stock Market
July 26, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Record-Highs in the Stock Market Global Stock Market Record Highs Amid geopolitical tensions, mixed earnings report and less-dovish central banks, this week, we still saw some more record highs in the stock ...

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