Author: Chris Weston

Chris Weston
Chris Weston

Chris Weston is Head of Research at Pepperstone and holds over 19 years of experience in the industry. A highly-respected financial services expert, Chris has supported both retail and institutional clients at IG, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, covering research as well as sales and trading roles. His extensive exposure to the FX, equities and fixed income markets puts him in a unique position to provide inspiring insights, research, ideas and risk-management strategies that support every step of your trading journey. Based in Australia, Chris is a well-known global media figure, regularly appearing on Bloomberg, Bloomberg Arabia, Channel News Asia and Sky News Business.

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Recent and archived work by Chris Weston for The Bull:

Trader thoughts as we roll into Asia

It’s been a solid day for risk, and traders have feasted on reflation assets. Perhaps there has been some month- and quarter-end flow playing out, or maybe traders are looking out the S&P500 options term premium and seeing higher implied volatility post the US election and saying, regardless of who is President, or what we…

Trader thoughts – An ugly night, but it could have been far worse

In the end, it proved to be a classic risk-off day off day in markets, although there was a solid bid in US equities in the last two hours, with the NAS100 having recovered off a session low of 10,677 to close 40bp in the green. But there has been movement and the commodity space…

Trader thoughts ahead of Asian trade

The elastic band finally snapped and the long-awaited equity sell-off that many had anticipated finally kicked in. A review of the intra-day tape, and we see after about 30 minutes into US cash trade the sellers came hard in, the algo’s sensed it and the buyers moved fully aside. It was a tough day at…

Trader thoughts – we welcome in a new era of Fed policy

Looking at cross-asset moves in reaction to Jay Powell’s Jackson Hole speech, it’s clear we saw a buy the rumour, sell the fact play out, notably in US Treasuries, which have led broad market moves – we just need to look at 10- and 30-year US Treasuries for the clearest reaction, with solid selling playing…

Trader thoughts – reflation the play of the day

The reflation trade continues to evolve through markets and what has generally worked in markets continues to do so. The fundamental catalysts once again have us questioning the broad moves, but as we know this is a market where we think less and go with the flow. Like many, I had considered there to be…

Trader thoughts ahead of the Asian open

On the whole, It has been an upbeat US trading session and Asia will absorb the leads accordingly. Equities closed bid, with small caps outperforming and the NAS100 (+1.4%) pushing to new highs, led by Microsoft and Apple, with Trump seemingly opening the door for Microsoft to make a play on TikTok and the market…

Trader thoughts ahead of the Asian open

We close the month of July with the usual talk of month-end portfolio rebalancing, but ultimately, we’ve been left with a damp picture during US cash trade, yet US equity futures have rallied hard in the post-market. Asian equity futures suggest a mixed footing on open, but the likes of Korea and Taiwan may be…

Trader thoughts as we turn to the Asian market open

For those who focus on news then we all become political analysts over the coming 24 hours. Well, we can extend that to next week as that is where the key fiscal deadlines reside – the expiry of certain US fiscal stimulus measures. US fiscal negotiations in play Headlines making their way around the traps…

the USD cant find a friend

For the first time in a while, the equity markets were not the epi-centre of attention and instead the USD was front and centre with the market taking the greenback to the woodshed. One could argue that the break in the two-year bull trend in the USD has been one consideration and that systematic funds…

Trader thoughts ahead of the Asia open

Tech regained its mojo with momentum and growth working well after a period where value stocks have had some time in the sun. The anticipated good news from the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trials has been in focus, as has the EU Recovery Fund negotiations, while the US fiscal stimulus debate cranks up. In equities, the big…