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  • Trade view / 1 hour ago
    Strategic trade

    #SaxoStrats: Equity portfolio split into alpha and beta components

    Head of Equity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    In response to clients' needs and internal requests for performance updates, we are splitting the equity portfolio into a beta and alpha part, and going forward we will report performance with a beta and alpha breakdown and comments. In addition, we have closed a number of positions as part of a spring-cleaning exercise.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Sunday at 23:02 GMT

    China cops unfair blame in global steel crisis

    South China Morning Post
    Controversy over steel “dumping” is a political gift horse for US and European steelmakers, and it is being worked as noisily as possible. In Europe, debate rages over whether anti-dumping duties should be imposed on China. We should not forget that Europe-wide, significantly more companies and workers benefit from using cheap steel than suffer because of it. The state of the world steel industry is but one illustration of the dreadful harm inflicted on the world economy by the excesses through from 1990 to 2007. The temptation to beat up on China may be hard to resist at present, but we should remember that despite all the sins we want to blame on China, it is China that will play the pivotal part our recovery.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Friday at 13:54 GMT

    Will a 'Brexit' leave the door open for others?

    The UK's landmark "Brexit" referendum is fast approaching and while the "leave" camp may have seen its fortunes decline in recent polls, frustration with the European Union remains high. This, of course, is not only the case in Britain. According to CNBC, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Poland could also head towards a departure from the union. "The main concern is that an unexpected [Brexit] could lead to similar initiatives in other member states," said Teneo Intelligence VP Antonio Barroso in a report this week. Recent UK surveys put support for leaving the EU at around 40%.
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  • Article / Thursday at 13:00 GMT

    Goldilocks and the three currency bears

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    Goldilocks and the three currency bears
    The US Federal Reserve, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Bank of Japan all judged that the current growth and inflation backdrop is neither too hot, nor too cold. Their inaction reinforces a picture of central banks increasingly reaching the limits of monetary policy and of currencies playing a growing (if unspoken) role.
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    JakubSzalaFX JakubSzalaFX
    "through this low growth may well be above the current "potential growth""

    Interesting how the economy structure has changed after the crisis.

    Growth trend smoothing, due to unconventional...
  • 5d
    Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs
    Also worthy of mention is Gold where we saw weakness to 1240, so held that 1236 level I've cited, and has since rallied to 1261.9.
    Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs
    And finally i'd say GBPUSD has "behaved" without really doing much! I would still like to see 1.4516-23 doing a job as support, then a move through...
    Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs
    And of course it would be amiss of me not to mention the big move overnight in USDJPY that SMASHED through that 110.62 level and has since...
  • Trade view / Wednesday at 12:57 GMT
    Short term

    Sterling rally unlikely to last

    Chief Investment Officer / ACIES Asset Management
    Staying short sterling has been one of the best trend plays in the FX space. We haven't seen a new low since late February, but don't mistake that for a trend reversal. All indications are that this is just a pause in the bear trend.
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