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Cryptocurrency Derivatives Series: Quick Run Through On Bitcoin Price And CME BTC F&O Volumes Resurgence

Oct 13, 2020 10:44 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Of late, the cryptocurrency derivatives trading volumes have been considerably plunged especially in September. The renowned CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) showed sturdy Bitcoin futures performance, simultaneously the...

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At FX Options Pricing of US Elections

Oct 12, 2020 08:39 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Four years ago, following the election victory of Donald Trump the dollar achieved a remarkable rally. While the risk sentiment has been optimistic with the US equities extending their recovery, now up 10% from their lows...

FxWirePro: UK’s Headwinds To Engulf Sterling’s Prospects – Possibilities of No-Deal Brexit Hedge

Oct 08, 2020 08:07 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

As the UK is scheduled for their growth numbers tomorrow, the focus would likely remain on headlines relating to Brexit, the covid-pandemic (with new restrictions expected in France and reportedly being considered for...

FxWirePro: RBA MPS Preview & AUD Trades

Oct 05, 2020 10:37 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is scheduled for its monetary policy to take their interest rate decision tomorrow morning. It is expected that it will keep its key rate on hold at 0.25%. What will be interesting will...

FxWirePro: Quick Run Through On Macro Backdrops & FX Options Positioning

Oct 05, 2020 09:00 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Markets have begun the Q42020 with a positive note but seems to be quite apprehensive, during the prevailing consolidation phase, remaining very focussed and reactionary to headlines about Covid-19 pandemic, the state of...

Digital Currency Revolution Series: Bitcoin Price Action On Regulatory Breach & Hedging Setup

Oct 05, 2020 08:06 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

It has been a quiet week of price action among crypto-avenues as themajor crypto pairs, such as, Bitcoin andEthereum priceplunging by 2% and 1% respectively. But for now, crypto markets appear to be healthier after a...

FxWirePro: Can RBA’s Dovish Rhetoric Stimulates Aussie Dollar? OTC Updates & Options Strategy Ahead of MPS

Oct 05, 2020 06:15 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

Thin trade given local holidays. AUDUSD seems to be resilient to equity wobbles so 0.7130 levels should continue to hold, modest upside bias. The medium-term perspectives: The northern summers risk rally and USD rout...

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Economy

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

S. Korea posts 3.71 million-ton fisheries output in 2020 to hit 4-year low

South Koreas fisheries posted a 3.71 million-ton output last year, down 3.8 percent from 2019 and marking the smallest since 2016, largely to sluggish aquaculture production and a fall in consumption. The output was...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Best Buy: Employees to get pandemic-related bonuses ahead of the layoffs

Best Buy will be giving out bonuses or extra pay to its workers, and this was revealed this week. The American multinational consumer electronics retailer will pay pandemic-related benefits to employees with hourly...

Facebook reached a deal with Australia after code amendments and will restore news pages

Facebook announced it would be restoring the Australian news pages that it blocked on Monday, Feb.22. The decision resulted from the talks between Mark Zuckerberg and the Australian officials. Australians revised the...

Politics

Kamala Harris to reportedly prioritize cybersecurity and global health in foreign policy platform

Vice President Kamala Harris is slowly working on her foreign policy portfolio in her calls to world leaders and officials. Officials have revealed that Harris plans to put cybersecurity and global health at the forefront...

Nancy Pelosi speaks with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu about two-state solution

There may have been some possible tension between President Joe Biden and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Netanyahus recent conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was more on the optimistic side....

Joe Biden nominates three experts to USPS governing board

Among the setbacks that were experienced during the campaign season in 2020 was the delay in the mail by USPS. President Joe Biden recently nominated three people to serve in the agencys governing board in a move to...

Joe Biden overturns Donald Trump's orders against 'anarchist' cities

Shortly after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has done a series of reversals of the policies imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden has recently made another reversal of Trump-era policies in the form of...

Science

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer's. Using both is Australia's best strategy

On Sunday, federal Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said most Australians will be offered a vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. Australia currently has agreements in place to receive 53.8 million doses of the...

Oxford scientists: how we developed our COVID-19 vaccine in record time

The pandemic is only a year old, but we already have multiple vaccines available to fight COVID-19 including the vaccine developed by the team were part of at the University of Oxford. With our partner AstraZeneca, we...

Technology

‘Watch Dogs Legion’ TU 3.1 update prepares the game for online multiplayer mode

Watch Dogs Legion players can now patch the game with the Title Update 3.1 as it delivers several bug fixes. It is also packed with important data that will prepare the game for the release of the much-awaited online...

Microsoft fixes Xbox Live outage after several hours

Xbox Live is one of the most important features to anyone using Xbox One and Xbox Live Series X/S consoles. However, many users found out on Thursday that they were unable to log in to their accounts. Xbox Live outage:...

‘Final Fantasy 16’ has several modes for action-oriented and story-focused gameplay

Many details about Final Fantasy 16 are still under wraps, but producer Naoki Yoshida had recently shared how the upcoming title is different than its predecessors. The developer also hinted at the game having something to...

‘Doom Eternal’ director says he already thought about adding a female Slayer

The Doom franchise has introduced many well-loved playable characters over the years, but id Software has yet to add a female Slayer. However, one of the developers recently revealed that they have considered the idea and...
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