Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

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  • Real yields continue to influence markets.

    The 10-year real yield, adjusted for inflation, continues to climb. It is trading close to 2% at 1.96%. The last time real yields were at these levels was back in June 2009. This post-inflation yield will be appealing to a significant number of investors, adding increased rivalry for stocks, particularly stocks with elevated valuations. The daily candles in Chart 1 show that the 10-year real yield has charted a higher…

  • Bitcoin sells off after SpaceX write down

    Bitcoin dropped markedly late in the trading day yesterday and is trading around $26,500. For the current week, the cryptocurrency is down 9.65%. The drop followed an article in The Wall Street Journal that reported that SpaceX wrote down its bitcoin holdings to the value of $373m in 2022 and 2021 and has sold its holdings.

  • Bitcoin drops on signs of “higher for longer”

    Bitcoin has declined by about 1% over the last two days, to trade around $28,500. This comes after two weeks of muted price action. The market is starting to appreciate that rates may remain “higher for longer” and this is weighing on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s volatility is still low, but the recent price movement is showing signs of life, albeit to the downside. The question is if the downside movement…

  • Fed minutes show concerns over inflation

    The Federal Open Market Committee minutes for the July meeting were released yesterday and indicate that officials are still concerned about inflation. The minutes read that “most participants continued to see significant upside risks to inflation, which could require further tightening of monetary policy.”

  • CHN50 declines as property sector poses potential risk

    A big Chinese trust company, Zhongrong International Trust Co., is causing concerns because they have not been making payments on their investments lately. This company is typically involved in real estate and has been having trouble with payments on many of their investment products. This, along with home prices going down, is making people worried that the ongoing property crisis in China is making the economy's slow growth even worse.


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