The Old Man’s Views You Gotta Jiggy with It!

My mate Adam has been telling me that a report is like a penis: If it’s too long, it is hard to swallow. As he is named after the first person to own a penis, I will not argue with his advice. A few things have come to the fore this week, so I will…
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Cromwell FX Market View Rising Yields a Cause for Concern

The war in Ukraine seemed to move from the spotlight as any developments continued to stall the main themes for the week was the continuing rising yields.   The Yen was the biggest loser as global yields surged except the JGB. The BoJ has clearly put a cap on 10-year yields and the resulting widening…
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The Old Man’s Views I Am Getting the Feeling That Cryptocurrencies are Going to Remain in the Doldrums for Some Time to Come

I am not being negative towards the industry, because there is no chance cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will not continue to develop, but we may be in a situation where too many products within the sector might prove to be overvalued in the shorter term. 2021 was the year of massive gains in crypto values.…
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The Old Man’s Views Why Are You Reading This?

If you are anything like me, you are reading reports hoping that you will find a snippet of information that might prove profitable today or in the future. Most of us are looking to make money trading in speculative markets. We want to have some fun and make some money. The problem in today’s world…
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Cromwell FX Market View War Stalls and Fed Hikes

The week saw the current war in Ukraine stall. With this we saw the Euro gain slight momentum   GBP gained as the BoE again raised rates by 25bps. However this was not enough for the currency to gain any real upside momentum. The market had eyed a potential 50bps rise and with less than…
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The Old Man’s Views Never underestimate the power of small people with a good idea and a few cans of beer!

Usually, when I am about to write, I typically have a list of 3 or 4 topics that I can choose from and decide what to write based on the latest news. It can be funny, miserable sarcastic, or a combination of all three depends how I’m feeling and where I am writing. Currently, I’m…
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Cromwell FX Market View Markets Remain Stable Ahead of Fed

The week saw some level of stabilisation after the previous 2 weeks of roller coaster markets. Ukraine continued to dominate the headlines but with no further escalation the markets sought to remain calmer than previous weeks.   The USD which had seen safe haven status over the last 2 weeks gave up some ground to…
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The Old Man’s Views Morals and the Markets

It doesn’t matter how much the markets have moved in our favour. There can be no joy when watching what is happening in Ukraine.   I have for some time written about the need to diversify our portfolios to hedge against economic decline and massive inflation, especially into commodities and away from stocks. Still, I…
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Cromwell FX Market View War Continues to Take Its Toll

The week was once again dominated by the continued invasion in Ukraine. Euro was the worse performer of the week as the attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station brought the real issues of the conflict into focus.   The war in Ukraine has generated two clear effects in FX markets: The European currencies most…
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The Old Man’s Views A Sad Week

In a week such as this, talking about ways to make money seems a little obscene.   All the people in Ukraine are in my prayers. The people currently under attack from the Russian military. And those who suffered immensely from 8-years of the Civil War: who are being ignored by many in the Western…
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