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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Trader thoughts from the floor

The focus turns immediately to the GBP, where we have been treated to some defiant rhetoric from UK Brexit negotiator, David Front, who somewhat predictably has spelt out that Britain will leave the EU without EU supervision around the “level playing field”. This condition would dictate that Britain would fall in line with EU standards…

Trader thoughts from the floor – the bulls back in full control

A quick look at the price monitor this morning and it’s clear green on screen and the world is a happy place. European equities are flying, with the DAX the best performing European index (+0.9%), smashing to new highs, on volumes 7% above the 30-day average. The S&P 500 has closed up 0.7%, with the…

Assessing the damage on open – Trader thoughts from the floor

The scene has been set for a solid drop in Asian equities on the open, with the ASX 200 likely to fall some 100-odd points, while the Nikkei 225 is likely to unwind -2% lower. Hong Kong should fare somewhat better, but the variance will be dictated to by mainland equity moves today. The big…

Powell puts a line under liquidity – Thoughts from the floor

The market went into the FOMC meeting expecting a snoozefest, where USDJPY overnight implied volatility, if we use this as a proxy, sat around 9% through European trade and if we genuinely felt the FOMC meet was to be a volatility (vol) event it would be closer to 12%. The same can be said in…

Trader thoughts for the Asia open

Asia has one thing on its mind – the Coronavirus – although, we must consider US politics and the fact that Bernie Sanders is now a firm favourite. Not just to convincingly take out the Iowa caucus (on 3 February), but is now 8 ppt ahead of Biden to take the full Democrat nominee to…

Trader thoughts from the floor

The solid bid seen off the lows in Asian equities yesterday is unlikely to spill over into today’s trading session, with Europe not buying into the reversal, and while the S&P500 is 0.1% higher, what’s more important is that S&P500 futures were up 0.5% by the tail of Asia trade – so Asia was already…

Traders thoughts from the floor – ASX 200 to open above 7000

For index traders, its all eyes on the ASX 200 on the open, with Aussie SPI futures sitting 15-points higher from the ASX 200 close. We should, therefore, see the index open above 7000, and subsequently, the 7k party is real, and we test the top of the GFC channel, posing the question whether to…

Trader thoughts from the floor

There’s not a huge amount of news to discount for Asian equities on the open, with US CPI slightly underwhelming at a headline level (+2.3% vs 2.4% eyed), while headlines that “China tariffs to stay until after the US election” caused some selling in the S&P 500, undoing some of the good work seen in…

The Daily Fix – Trading thoughts from the floor

Vacation and quality time away from markets can be your best friend in trading, and you simply can’t put a price on achieving a correct mindset and the energy needed to keep one’s sanity in the constant slog of interpreting news and the cause and effect. That said, trying to pay limited attention to market…

Trader thoughts as we head to the Asian trading session

Client flows since the tail end of Asia trade have centred on GBP and AUD, and that won’t surprise given traders gravitate to movement and volatility, and both currencies have seen the biggest moves in major currency complex. (Source: Bloomberg) A 1.5% drop in GBPUSD takes the year-to-date gains to 2.9%, subsequently promoting the MXN…