Petro-Yuan to replace Petro-Dollar?

In this podcast, Mike and Rory talk about a Petro-dollar being replaced by Petro-yuan. China have been in talks with Saudi Arabia, the worlds largest oil exporter and China being the world’s largest oil importer to discuss futures contracts being dealt in Chinese Yuan instead of US Dollar. This idea isn’t new and in fact has been on the table for over 6 years. China being Saudi’s largest customer, obviously will apply some pressure for this to happen and has been recently trailed but ministers in the GCC have insisted that Petro-dollar is here to stay.  Mike and Rory also talk about the Chinese digitalisation of currency, arguable discussion of misinformation and what that would mean for a Petro-yuan along with the complexities behind the move. 

In the podcast, Mike and Rory also talk about the importance of geopolitics and how the relationship between the east, middle east and western countries could affect inflation. Chinese population trends is also discussed and what this means for large Chinese importers and the affect it could have on inflation. 

Mike and Rory also share their thoughts around the upcoming earnings season and what their expectations are for the quarter and for the year ahead. J.P. Morgan and Citi bank were two of the major banks briefly discussed as they reported earnings just as the podcast was being recorded. 

Mike and Rory also share thoughts around the monetary policy stance of the Federal Reserve and talk about the implied moves being priced into markets. 

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Rory McMullan – Host

Rory is a final year student studying Accounting and Finance in London, He started his trading journey over 2 years ago but has came quite far in the process. He traded most asset classes starting with FX and Commodity trading, trading crack calendar spreads within the energy market to now running his own Long/Short equity options portfolio. The book that he trades is a systematic, top-down bottom up equity portfolio. Rory has a strong passion for the financial markets and really hopes he is able to be of assistance to anyone either starting their trading journey or looking to further their knowledge.


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Mike Geatry – Co host

Mike is a recent graduate that has background in economics and business. Since leaving university he has gained an array of exposure across a number of different markets including: Real assets, FX, Fixed Income and Private Equity. 
Mike has used his industry experience along with a number of alternative resources to develop his understanding of the financial markets. With an interest in most asset classes, Mike uses both macro and technical analysis to form his outlooks. 


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