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  • Article / Wednesday at 9:00 GMT

    Trump, 100 days and the 10 post-election scenarios

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Trump, 100 days and the 10 post-election scenarios
    It may seem like it's been a lifetime but the Trump presidency hits an important landmark Saturday as his administration staggers to its 100th day. We look at the 10 scenarios we outlined to follow from a Trump presidency on October 25, and give our assessment on those calls and what has transpired since January 20.
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    4d
    fxtime fxtime
    Perhaps the best that Trump has achieved (IMHO) is that countries such as Mexico are now looking for diversification of suppliers away from the USA. Suddenly Mexico...
    4d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Does Trump learn anything? To be fair, it looks like his first 100 days have been a crash course for him. the slapping of those tariffs on...
    4d
    fxtime fxtime
    It does as you say seem a quick and easy knee jerk move to appease home voters. The UK had years of sound bite politics with Blair...
  • Article / 07 March 2017 at 12:56 GMT

    Realism and the global economy

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    Realism and the global economy
    Beijing may have vowed to hit its growth target, but even a 6.5% goal will likely require excessive credit creation and shadow banking expansion. Meanwhile, EURGBP investors continue to let Brexit fears outweigh the very real risks associated with a politically fractious Eurozone.
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  • 16 February
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    Trump is giving his fans what they want but CNN, NY Times and Washington Post have a much bigger footprint to spin his message the way they...
    17 February
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Yes. That press conference Thursday was extraordinary. They certainly do have an agenda but he seems desperate to be loved. Or at least to have the narrative...
    17 February
    fxtime fxtime
    Odd also to see a newly appointed President heckled as he was leaving the press conference ! Bizarre times it seems. Next week he promises some announcements...
  • Article / 16 February 2017 at 13:00 GMT

    GM puts Opel on sale – try again, fail better?

    GM puts Opel on sale – try again, fail better?
    Immediately following the outbreak of the financial crisis, GM tried to sell Opel – and failed. Now it's making another go of it. Looking back at how that process played out before tells us something about how this latest attempt may fare and provides investors with hints as to what to look out for.
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    16 February
    fxtime fxtime
    And all occurring before he German elections.....38,000 hard working German Opel employees will be concerned....especially as the German Government were oblivious to this recent attempt and only...
  • Article / 16 February 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: March rate-hike odds jump to 44%

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: March rate-hike odds jump to 44%
    The possibility that the Fed might move on interest rates next month jumped on very strong inflation data out of the US and helped spur some safe-haven buying overnight, but with the Trump factor ever present, is May still the likelier bet for the next move in the cycle?
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  • Article / 24 January 2017 at 10:00 GMT

    May's just a pawn — Trump's target is Merkel

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    May's just a pawn — Trump's target is Merkel
    Donald Trump meets with UK prime minister Theresa May on Friday as he gets down to the business of talking trade. May might find however that she is merely the pawn with EU leader queen Merkel firmly in the sights of the pugilistic US president.
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    28 January
    hulle hulle
    Trump is a disruptor, there can only be one superpower! EU is toast together with China when he makes a deal with Russia. Divide and rule is...
  • 11 January
    ka26 ka26
    Thanks
    11 January
    fxtime fxtime
    Hmmm...what can you say about the press conference other than Trump seems to have a low threshold to adverse questioning and that he seems to accept his...
    12 January
    Rogan Rogan
    Depressing predictable press conference, it will be like having Eric Cartman in the White House