Markets Extra
What is an index and why it matters? A chat with Nasdaq

What is an index and why it matters? A chat with Nasdaq

April 8, 2021

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Ben Jones, Senior Index Strategist at Nasdaq, discuss the crucial role that indexes play in global financial markets, and how it can be useful for any investor or trader.

 

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Q2 Outlook: What could rock global markets?

Q2 Outlook: What could rock global markets?

March 25, 2021

The first quarter of the year has been anything but calm for global financial markets. US Treasuries and tech stocks have been roiled by rising expectations that US inflation is set to come back with a vengeance, which could see the Fed adjusting its policies sooner than expected.

But is the market volatility over? What’s next that could jolt stock markets, the dollar, and emerging economies over the next 3 months?

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed outline key events that investors and traders have to look out for in Q2.

 

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Donut-onomics: Why inflation matters for financial markets

Donut-onomics: Why inflation matters for financial markets

March 11, 2021

Tech stocks are tumbling, the Dow Jones index posted a new record high, and Treasury yields even ran amok! Investors have been rotating their funds across asset classes over recent months in anticipation of rising consumer prices.

But why this obsession over inflation?

Listen in as Han Tan and his guest, Kathleen Brooks, founder of Minerva Analysis, explain what inflation is and why markets are reacting to it.

 

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What do OPEC+ and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have in common?

What do OPEC+ and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have in common?

February 25, 2021

OPEC+ is due to meet on 4 March to decide on their collective output levels for April.

However, in the lead up to this crucial meeting, Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be at odds once more about how much of their oil should be pumped out into a world that’s still recovering from the pandemic.

The alliance’s decision is set to have a major impact on global oil prices, which have already surged by 30% so far this year!

Tune in as Han Tan and his guest, senior market analyst Lukman Otunuga outline what to expect from this looming event, while drawing parallels from a certain hit movie franchise.

Record highs galore! How long can this last?

Record highs galore! How long can this last?

February 11, 2021

Risk assets have been enjoying a fabulous February so far, with the global stock market posting new record highs!

But as many of us are aware, this cannot go on indefinitely.

Tune in as Han Tan and his guest, market commentator Jamie Dutta list what has surprised them amidst this risk-on environment, and key triggers that could bring this party to a halt.

Will the Fed trigger a “taper tantrum” or “taper rally”?

Will the Fed trigger a “taper tantrum” or “taper rally”?

January 28, 2021

Tune in as Han Tan and Kathleen Brooks unpack the latest commentary by Fed chair Jerome Powell and the impact it's had on various asset classes.

Although the Federal Reserve left its policy settings unchanged this week, global markets could be rocked once more by what's to come out of the world's most influential central bank.

Key market themes and risks for 2021

Key market themes and risks for 2021

January 14, 2021

Tune in as Han Tan and Chief Market Strategist, Hussein Sayed share their outlook for global financial markets this year.

This wide-ranging discussion takes a look at emerging markets, the Fed's policy moves, and even potential price bubbles.

2020: Year of insights, lessons, and humble pie

2020: Year of insights, lessons, and humble pie

December 17, 2020

Tune in as Han Tan and Lukman Otunuga share their biggest takeaways from a tumultuous 2020.

Revisit the year through the eyes of our market analysts as they share their thoughts on working from home, fresh perspectives on life made possible by the pandemic and lessons to hold on to for the new year.

Can Gold return to $2000?

Can Gold return to $2000?

December 3, 2020

After reaching a new record high in August, Gold prices sank by as much as 15 percent before recovering back above the $1800 mark.

But has the risk-on mode in global financial markets doomed Bullion prices? Or are there reasons to think Gold can erase its losses and reclaim higher ground?

Join Han and market commentator, Jamie Dutta, as they ponder the precious metal's prospects (with inspiration from Smash Mouth and Spandau Ballet).

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad, Brexit?

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad, Brexit?

November 19, 2020

The UK is set to leave the EU in six weeks, with both sides working feverishly to get a post-Brexit trade deal done. Yet, we still cannot rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Such a scenario would be politically and economically damaging to both sides.

Join Han and Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM, as they discuss Brexit's potential impact on the markets.

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