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Special Report – With US stocks hitting all-time highs, are they still a buy?

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 1:13 pm GMT

As US stock indices break fresh highs, the question on everyone’s mind is how much longer the current bull market can continue. The remarkable resilience of US equities to trade tensions and rising interest rates, combined with a robust US economy, suggest the late-cycle party is unlikely to end over the coming months. Looking further ahead into 2019 though, the outlook becomes much more clouded, warranting a more prudent approach. After an inflation scare spooked equity investors in the early [..]

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US Open Preview – Sterling bounces in quiet markets; trade updates awaited

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 11:20 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index was up by 0.14% on Wednesday, drawing support from a robust reading on US consumer confidence yesterday, and looking set to snap a three-day losing streak. Against the euro, the dollar gained 0.21%, while it was practically flat against the Japanese yen. Meanwhile, the British pound was in recovery-mode, with investors seemingly brushing aside reports suggesting UK Brexit Secretary Raab is frustrated that EU chief negotiator Barnier is [..]

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US Open Preview – Dollar inches lower; all eyes on US-Canada talks

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 11:46 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar traded 0.16% lower against a basket of six major currencies on Tuesday, erasing the modest gains it posted earlier in the session and looking set to post the third day of declines in a row. The world’s reserve currency has been under pressure lately as trade tensions appear to have eased somewhat and investors unwound some of their safe-haven bets, with some less-than-hawkish remarks from Fed chief Powell also [..]

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US Open Preview – Euro bounce fades; Canadian inflation prints pending

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 10:59 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index – which gauges the greenback’s strength against six major currencies – remained negative (-0.10%), though it pared most of its earlier losses, aided by a return of risk-off tones in markets. Dollar/yen moved down by 0.33% and held below the bearish cross of the 20- and 40-day simple moving averages (SMAs). In the euro area, the annual inflation rate was confirmed at 2.1% in July, above June’s 2.0%. Euro/dollar [..]

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US Open Preview – Pound shrugs off stronger retail sales as Brexit talks resume

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:15 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Investors continued to look for riskier assets early in the European session on hopes that US-Sino trade tensions could deescalate following Beijing’s willingness to hold trade talks with the US later in August. Dollar/yen inched up to 110.90 (+0.15%), while the dollar index which gauges the greenback’s strength against six major currencies turned slightly lower to 96.59 (-0.11%) as trade hopes shifted some demand towards the euro. Still, trade stats out [..]

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US Open Preview – Dollar inches up as Fed takes center stage

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:05 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar continued the bullish movement today against the Japanese yen (+0.05%), near 112.00, while tariffs returned to the spotlight as the US and China were reportedly seeking to resume talks to find common ground on trade. The main event of the day will be the FOMC monetary policy decision later in the day. In the Eurozone, the final IHS Markit manufacturing PMI posted a reading of 55.1 in July, unchanged from [..]

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US Open Preview – Yen continues to retreat after BoJ; US core PCE index eyed

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 11:18 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar edged higher against the Japanese yen on Tuesday (+0.37%), reaching an 11-day high of 111.58, after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) tweaked its massive stimulus program to make it more flexible, but disappointed those looking for major hawkish changes. Euro/yen and pound/yen jumped by 0.57% and 0.58% respectively. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength versus six major currencies remained steady near its opening level of 94.32. Turning to the euro [..]

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US Open Preview – ECB meeting front and center; yen bulls return

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 11:00 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index was down by 0.08% on Thursday, extending the losses it posted in the previous session following the meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump. The two agreed to lower industrial tariffs and increase US natural gas and soybean exports to Europe. Also, they decided to harmonize regulatory standards to allow for medical devices to have better access in Europe. Dollar/yen is one of the [..]

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US Open Preview – Dollar weakens ahead of US retail sales; oil on the backfoot

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar was trading below the 6-month high of 112.79 today against the Japanese yen, but managed to add some gains to its daily performance (+0.02%) ahead of the release of the US retail sales later in the day. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength versus six major currencies, moved lower by 0.24%. Pound/dollar rebounded sharply from near the 1.3101 barrier on Friday and drove the price even further to 1.3265 (+0.24%) on Monday. Meanwhile, euro/dollar climbed [..]

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Technical Analysis – German 30 index eases following bounce off 12,645; neutral picture in medium term

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm GMT

The Germany 30 stock index has been plunging since yesterday after the significant pullback on the 12,645 resistance level. The sharp sell-off has driven the price below the mid-level of the Bollinger Band (20-day simple moving average), indicating further downside pressure. Looking at the daily timeframe, the RSI indicator holds slightly below the 50 level and is sloping down. Moreover, the stochastic oscillator posted a downward crossover – the %K line moved below the %D in the overbought zone, suggesting that the price action would continue to head lower in the [..]

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