Fundamental Analysis

Two distinct drivers monetary policy and political developments continue to mould investor sentiment. With the weekend to digest Friday's US political headlines. the picture is not much clearer, and t...
Fundamental Analysis

There was little in the way of data and news this week to move markets. Nevertheless, stock markets inched lower, as it became increasingly apparent that the promise of regulatory reforms and tax cuts...
Fundamental Analysis

New data generally show a strong start to the year for the housing market. After January's cycle-high pace of existing home sales, contract closings dipped in February to a 5.48-million unit pace. Thi...
Fundamental Analysis

Real retail spending in the United Kingdom rose more than expected in February. That said, growth in retail spending has clearly downshifted in recent months. Higher inflation, which currently exceeds...
Fundamental Analysis

Today, major USD cross rates were in a wait-and-see modus, as investors counted down to the vote on the US healthcare bill. EUR/USD gained slightly ground in European morning trading on strong EMU PMI...