Chinese and European manufacturing figures deflate optimism in global markets

“Optimism in global markets took a dent overnight as both Chinese and European PMI manufacturing figures disappointed, underscoring the rising concerns of a more concerted global slowdown. Global growth concerns couldn’t be coming at a worse time, when the US economy has undergone a series of disappointing data across all major points as the Federal Reserve winds down its stimulus program[...]
February 20, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

SuperDerivatives to provide volatility data for NYSE Liffe

Derivatives technology and trade execution provider SuperDerivatives will provide volatility data to European derivatives exchange NYSE Liffe...
February 20, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

Eyes turn to the Bank of England’s policy meeting

“UK event risk headlines the docket in European hours today with minutes from this month’s Bank of England policy meeting and January’s Jobless Claims data on tap. Traders will look to the former release to help further illuminate the discussion about the evolution of the MPC’s forward-guidance regime[...]
February 19, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

The EUR/USD peaks as weight of deflation subsides

"The EURUSD has streaked back to its late-January highs as the weight of deflation talk has subsided once more. Not surprisingly, the more aggressive dovish commentary in recent weeks has come from France, a country with a declining rate of export growth over the past three-plus years[...]
February 18, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

GBP/USD’s impressive run stalls as investors take profits

"The GBPUSD’s impressive run may be hitting a near-term resting point as the conflux of several key levels offers a point of reference for longer-term buyers to take profit at as well as for short-term sellers to trade against.
February 17, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

CLS monthly settlement figures, January 2014

Total Input Volumes1 and Values in January 2014:
February 17, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

Richard E Grant joins the cast of Downton Abbey



Richard E. Grant, Chatsworth’s cover star,…
February 14, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

Dollar pain trade goes on

"‘The year of the US Dollar’ might be an appropriate summary for the consensus estimate on the street for which currency would be the top performer in 2014 [...]
February 14, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

GBP/USD rally may not be finished yet

"Retail forex crowd positioning in GBPUSD may be the clearest example of emotions dictating trading decisions, rather than objective analysis, that we’ve noted to date. The GBPUSD recently broke the downtrend from the late-January highs, and retail traders, who were already short, chose to double down: they stepped up their shorts to their highest level since 2002. [...]
February 13, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

ParFX adds Citi and JP Morgan as founding members

Citi and JP Morgan have joined ParFX as founding members, the trading venue said on Wednesday, taking the number of core members to 14 and bringing the company closer to introducing prime brokerage clients in the coming months[...]
February 12, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

ITN interview with CLS

ITN interview with CLS for the British Bankers Association
February 7, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications

CLS monthly settlement figures, December 2013

In December 2013:
• The average daily volume submitted to CLS, combining the settlement and aggregation services, was 988,674 down 9.6% from 1,094,020 in November.
• The average daily value submitted to CLS was US$4.87 trillion, down 0.4% from US$4.89 trillion in November[...]
January 16, 2014/by ChatsworthCommunications