Despite Rising Inflation the Bank of England to Keep Policy Accommodative

The latest official inflation figures for the U.K. published on Tuesday showed that headline inflation year-on-year rose 1.2% from 0.9% previously, slightly higher than the 1.1% forecast. A less...

Australian Unemployment - November

Australian Unemployment Data on Thursday showed that on a seasonally adjusted basis employment increased by 39,100 against expectations of only 17,500 and a previous reading of 15,200. The une...

A parity call for the EUR/USD

The Euro looks set to reach parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time since December 2002. There are a number of separate reasons why the U.S. dollar, broadly measured by the U.S. dollar in...

Everything You Need To Know About The Italian Constitutional Referendum

Italian Referendum On December 4th Italians will vote on Matteo Renzi’s constitutional referendum which aims to reform Italy’s notorious unstable government having four different governments...

FOMC Decision In Focus

It has now been ten months since the Federal Reserve achieved “lift off” in December 2015 by raising interest rates for the first time after being at zero since 2009. At that time the FOMC projec...

Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Outlook

The Reserve Bank of Australia will next meet on Tuesday the 1st of November to vote on monetary policy with almost no expectations of any change to the current record low 1.50% cash rate. The impli...

Understanding Beta (β)

Beta (β) measures a security’s historical sensitivity compared with moves in the underlying index of which the security is a constituent. Therefore Beta allows us to understand a security’s volat...

Technical Analysis: Fibonacci Retracement Levels

The Fibonacci sequence is named after the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci who introduced the sequence during his “Liber Abaci” book in 1202. The sequence is generated b...

Technical Indicators: On Balance Volume (OBV)

The On Balance Volume indicator (OBV) is a cumulative indicator similar to the Advance-Decline Line (discussed here) that weighs buying versus selling pressure by adding volume on up days and su...

Technical Indicators: %B

%B is an indicator derived from the Bollinger Bands created by John Bollinger. This indicator represents the difference between the most recent closing price in relation to the Bollinger bands. R...