Kalin Tsenov

Kalin Tsenov

Product Specialist

Kalin Tsenov has a strong research background in economics with specific interests in Geopolitics and its impact on the Financial Markets.

He joined FXCM in 2018 after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. Initially starting as a Business Analyst in the Payment Solutions department, he is currently a Product Specialist in the Firms Product & Strategy department.

  • Energy Prices Continue to Rise

    Oil prices continued their rise yesterday, amid forecasts that climbing natural gas prices may drive a switch to oil. Oil prices have risen more than 15% since early September, largely due to the surging demand for natural gas and the search for cheaper substitutes. Natural Gas prices in Europe and Asia are at record highs, while U.S. prices have doubled this year. But what has been driving energy prices up?…

  • Crypto Mining Companies

    As cryptocurrency gains more widespread adoption and popularity, crypto mining companies are coming under the spotlight. Instead of buying Bitcoin or Ethereum, crypto traders and investors are buying crypto mining stocks in order to gain "crypto exposure". These crypto mining stocks are attractive to the more risk averse trader as they tend to experience lesser market volatility than the underlying coins. How are these companies making money? Like any other…

  • NVIDIA’s Growth Continues

    NVIDIA stock has doubled in the past 12 months but why is the stock so highly valued and what has been driving the growth? NVIDIA Corporation operates a worldwide visual computing company comprised of two segments, Graphics and Compute & Networking. The Graphics segment is perhaps the most well-known, providing GeForce GPUs (Graphics processing units) for PCs & Gaming, the GeForce NOW game streaming service & related infrastructure, and solutions…

  • Robinhood’s IPO – The Long Awaited Launch

    Robinhood is a mobile trading app with a massive following in the US. As its name suggests, its mission is to make Wall Street available to everyone not just the wealthy. The company has made global headlines in 2021, mainly around the Gamestop short squeeze, and is a driving factor of the growing influence social media is having recently on financial markets. The IPO has been long awaited and finally…

  • Fully Recovered? Australia’s Economy Surpasses Pre-pandemic Levels

    Australia's economy is officially above pre-pandemic levels. Economic activity has bounced back in the past two quarters. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 1.8 per cent in the March quarter of 2021. But will continued State lockdowns see that growth continue? The news was delivered on June 2nd, in parliament by Josh Frydenberg, Australia's Treasurer: ''Todays national accounts, show that Australian…

  • Does Social Media Affect Financial Markets?

    Yes it does and the phenomenon is now more impactful than ever. We have seen numerous examples in 2021 of celebrity billionaires, retail chat forums and social media influencers affecting the performance of various financial instruments. As mobile trading apps have provided easier access to the markets than ever, we have seen a coming together of social media and financial markets and the formation of communities and influencers who can…

  • Geely Taking Aim at Tesla?

    Yes, they are! And they are not alone. It's not a secret that China is quickly becoming the biggest and most competitive market for Electric Vehicle ("EV"). Other brands like [Nio, Xpeng, BYD] are also in fierce competition with the American giant. Although primarily targeting the Chinese market, these companies have also managed to spark worldwide attention. In fact, the legendary investor Warren Buffet, claims his most profitable investment in…

  • What is Behind Copper’s Rising Price?

    Copper prices have skyrocketed in the past year and recently hit record highs in the latter half of May 2021. Prices have been driven up by high demand of various industries around the world, as the post-Covid recovery takes off. What makes copper valuable? Primarily it is a metal with excellent electricity conducting properties, it's other properties include: • Excellent heat conductivity. • Good corrosion resistance. • Good biofouling resistance.…

  • China Leads the Way in Recovery

    It has been a few months since we saw the first reports of economic recovery in China. If we look at the GDP stats, China's significant down fall was first quarter of 2020, at the outbreak of Covid, which was compensated in the next two quarters. Another indicator of recovery has been the decline in the jobless rate. During the worst of covid lockdown in the spring of 2020, between…

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