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  • Article / 19 September 2017 at 7:54 GMT

    FX Update: Geopolitics take centre stage ahead of FOMC – #SaxoStrats

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    FX Update: Geopolitics take centre stage ahead of FOMC – #SaxoStrats
    US President Trump will speak at the UN today on North Korea and Iran – potentially a critical speech, depending on the degree to which China is blamed for the rogue state’s aggressions. Elsewhere, the Bank of Canada poured cold water on the CAD rally and EURUSD is poking at 1.2000 after a Portuguese debt upgrade.
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  • Article / 23 August 2017 at 10:00 GMT

    Weekly Bond Update: Will high-yield market stay hungry and foolish?

    Manager, Global Sales Trading / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Weekly Bond Update: Will high-yield market stay hungry and foolish?
    Low interest rates and hunger for yields are driving a boom in corporate high-yield bond issuance as companies increasingly turn to the bond markets to benefit from lower rates than they can get at banks. But the risk of higher rates looms, and junk bonds would be the first to suffer if monetary tightening ratchets up.
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  • Article / 24 July 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis
    UK car sales are soaring despite flat or falling household incomes, with households borrowing heavily to buy assets that don't hold onto their value in the long term. There are clear risks in the car industry’s growing reliance on personal contract purchase (PCP) lending.
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    24 July
    LucaF LucaF
    Thanks Stephen, this is worrying indeed, the more so since as you said, no Media seems to mention this danger.
    24 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hello there Lucas,
    There have been a few articles on the subject although they are few and far between.

    Car prices are quite high these days with certain...
    25 July
    phil c phil c
    Thanks for a great article. I also feel there is trouble brewing. e.g. I've heard anecdotes of many people spending their PPI compensation lump sums on car...
  • 24 May
    Fashionapolis Fashionapolis
    As mentioned yesterday, Fed chief Janet Yellen could try to push a bit harder on starting to unwind the balance sheet as she may be in “legacy...
    24 May
    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    More like "zombie mode" after almost 9 years of sub par 1% Fed Funds Rate-LOL.
  • Article / 24 May 2017 at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: China has the Moody's blues

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Morning Markets: China has the Moody's blues
    Moody's cut China's credit rating to A1 from Aa3 on worries about its growing debt, and Chinese and Australian shares fell on the news, though the reaction was relatively muted. Oil prices firmed on expectations that Opec-led production cuts will be extended at Thursday's Opec meeting.
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  • 17 May
    fxtime fxtime
    Not sure this is a 'bolt from the blue' given the history of this organisation. Obscured and questionable fiduciary management/corporate structure/cashflow reporting has been the Noble embedded...
    18 May
    Market Predator Market Predator
    I tried to find some facts about company in Equity Research of Saxotrader (just for education purposes). Unfortunatelly not available.... Interesting story.