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Technical Analysis – Brent crude oil futures advances above ascending channel; reaches 3-month peak

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm GMT

Brent crude oil futures are holding slightly below the three-month high of 64.80 after the aggressive bullish run above the ascending sloping channel. The MACD oscillator suggests that the market might improve in the coming sessions as it is moving upwards, however, the RSI indicator seems to be overbought as it reached the 70 level in the 4-hour chart. Should the price move higher, it would increase the chances for an extension of the bullish correction and would challenge the next critical level of 68.35, identified by [..]

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European Open Preview – Dollar rips higher; RBNZ meeting in focus

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 8:53 am GMT

Dollar soars as ‘there is no alternative’; Fed’s Powell speaks at 17:45 GMT News US government shutdown may be avoided support risk sentiment RBNZ meets overnight; may strike a cautious tone, but is unlikely to be as dovish as market pricing implies Dollar rips higher, but can the bulls stay in control? The greenback shined for yet another session, continuing its unrelenting rally for an eighth day in a row versus a basket of major currencies, without much in the [..]

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Technical Analysis – Brent crude oil futures trade sideways in near term; hold in tight Bollinger Band

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 12:19 pm GMT

Brent crude oil futures have been moving sideways within the Bollinger bands over the last three weeks, failing to create a significant movement. The RSI indicator suggests that the market might improve in the coming sessions as it is pointing upwards, however, the MACD oscillator is flattening near the zero line, confirming the recent trend in the 4-hour chart. Should the price move higher, it would increase the chances for an extension of the bullish correction but would first face immediate resistance at the 62.60 [..]

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European Open Preview – IMF adds more clouds to global outlook

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:23 am GMT

IMF downgrades growth forecasts; stocks feel the pinch May keeps “no-deal Brexit” scenario alive Oil reverses lower amid signs of slowing global economy Risk appetite stays bearish amid growing global growth fears Stocks in Asia had another weak session on Tuesday as pessimism about global growth kept funds away from risky assets, with Chinese equities losing more than 1%. A couple of hours after China reported its slowest quarterly economic expansion since the financial crisis and the lowest annual growth in 30 years, the International Monetary [..]

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European Open Preview – Fed unlikely to be as dovish as market pricing implies

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 8:42 am GMT

The spotlight today is on the Fed’s decision; markets seem positioned for an extremely “dovish hike”, which poses an upside risk for the dollar The BoJ will also meet, though that gathering may be less exciting Meanwhile, oil prices resumed their broader collapse Fed may strike a less dovish tone than investors anticipate The main event today will be the Fed’s policy decision at 1900 GMT, which will be followed by a press conference from Chair Powell. A quarter-point rate increase [..]

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European Open Preview – Risk sentiment sours; OPEC summit front and center

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 8:33 am GMT

Risk appetite crumbles as US arrests Huawei CFO, generating worries of re-escalation in the trade conflict Today, all eyes are on OPEC’s meeting (1200 GMT); expectations for a production cut are elevated Loonie nosedives to a 1½-year low as BoC shifts to a more cautious stance Risk appetite falters on fears of “trade war” re-escalation After a relatively calm Wednesday, risk appetite deteriorated once more during the Asian session on Thursday, following news that the CFO of the Chinese tech [..]

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European Open Preview – All eyes on the Trump-Xi meeting

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 8:41 am GMT

The Trump-Xi meeting is due tomorrow; whether a “ceasefire” is agreed may determine the near-term direction of the dollar and equities Market reaction to FOMC minutes was muted. Attention turns to a speech by NY Fed President Williams today at 1400 GMT Oil rebounds after posting fresh one-year lows, eyes next week’s OPEC meeting Trump and Xi to meet, outcome may shape risk appetite Movements in the FX market were largely subdued, with investors increasingly turning their attention to the [..]

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Technical Analysis – Brent futures pare losses after reaching 13-month trough

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 2:15 pm GMT

Brent crude oil futures with delivery in January 2019 tumbled to a new 13-month low of 57.48 earlier today, but quickly pared the losses. The price is set to complete the seventh straight negative week, while the technical indicators continue to hold in bearish zones. The MACD oscillator is strengthening its negative bias, while the RSI is pointing marginally up in the oversold region. In case of a slide below the multi-month low, the next support would come from the 56.30 level, taken from [..]

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European Open Preview – Trump fires fresh tariff salvo, how will China “strike back”?

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 8:04 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index is down fractionally on Tuesday (-0.08%), extending the notable losses it posted in the previous session, unable to attract safe-haven inflows even despite a fresh escalation in the US-China trade standoff. The pound gained ground on Monday alongside the euro as investors positioned for an EU summit that commences tomorrow, with expectations for a Brexit breakthrough riding high. STOCKS: US markets closed in the red on Monday, weighed [..]

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European Open Preview – Dollar recovers as trade tensions resurface

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:11 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar is down by a marginal 0.05% against a basket of six major currencies on Monday, largely holding on to the safe-haven gains it recorded in the previous session as concerns regarding an escalation in US-China trade row resurfaced. There was little movement elsewhere in the FX market, with investors appearing somewhat reluctant to initiate new bets with the risk of fresh tariffs being imposed soon hanging in the [..]

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