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Technical Analysis – Spain 35 index holds in inverse head and shoulders formation in near term

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm GMT

The Spain 35 index has been developing within an inverse head and shoulders pattern over the last three months with head the more than two-year low of 8277 and neckline the 9230 resistance level. Currently, the price is testing the upper band of the long-term downward sloping channel and seems to be ready for a jump above both formations, starting a new bullish rally in the daily timeframe. Zooming to the technical indicators, the MACD oscillator is in progress to [..]

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Technical Analysis – Spain 35 index stuck below 23.6% Fibonacci mark; negative in long-term

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm GMT

The Spain 35 index was underperforming in the previous sessions and remains below the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the downleg from 11197 to 8620, near the 9230 resistance barrier. The technical indicators, though, are flattening near their neutral levels. The RSI indicator holds slightly above 50 level and the MACD oscillator stands above its trigger line. A continuation of the bearish structure could see the index challenge the mid-level of the Bollinger Band at 8973. More losses could see the index next touching the almost [..]

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US Open Preview – Dollar remains bullish ahead of FOMC rate decision

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Expectations that the Fed will continue to signal further monetary tightening when it keeps rates steady at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting later today probably helped the dollar index to move higher by 0.22% as the market took a breath after the US midterm elections. Dollar/yen traded up by 0.13% at 113.66, near one-month highs. Meanwhile in the Eurozone, the European Commission revised the bloc’s economic growth for 2019 downwards to 1.9% y/y from 2.0% before, and [..]

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US Open Preview – Dollar holds up versus yen ahead of NFP job report

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Dollar/yen eased to 112.81 but remained up on the day (+0.12%) after rising as high as 113.10 early in the European session as investors were looking for details to confirm that the US President and the Chinese leader will attempt to reach a trade agreement at the G20 summit in Argentina later this month. This came after reports that the government heads had a constructive phone call yesterday, with China’s foreign [..]

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US Open Preview – Pound cheers on Brexit optimism and BoE rate guidance

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Pound pairs were trading notably higher early in the European session, benefiting on reports the EU and the UK have reached a tentative agreement to allow British financial services companies to have a continued access to European markets after Brexit. It should be kept in mind though that the  UK’s Brexit negotiator said that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. On the monetary policy front, all nine BoE policymakers voted to keep rates steady at 0.75%, while slightly lowering growth projections [..]

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US Open Preview – Euro slips to 2 ½-month lows despite encouraging inflation signs; stocks bounce higher

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX:  Euro/dollar printed a 2 ½-month low at 1.1330 on Wednesday despite eurozone’s flash core inflation rate inching up to 1.3% y/y in October, from 1.2% expected, and 1.1% seen in September. The headline inflation print remained unchanged at 2.2% y/y, at the strongest since 2012, but buying interest was subdued as concerns over the Italian budget battle as well as uncertainty about how political conditions would unfold in Germany after Chancellor Merkel leaves the office in 2021, brushed funds out of the market. [..]

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US Open Preview – Euro rises softly ahead of ECB rate announcement; equities show some recovery

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 11:22 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The euro was slowly rising versus the US dollar (+0.15%) below 1.1500 on Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate decision later in the day, where the Bank is expected to keep policy unchanged but is likely to give some growth hints. The pair pared some losses after sliding to a fresh 2-month low of 1.1377 on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the German Ifo business climate index for October dropped [..]

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US Open Preview – Euro ticks up despite EU’s Italy warning; loonie edges higher ahead of Canadian CPI

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The euro reached a new 10-day low at 1.1431 against the US dollar earlier on Friday after the European Commission sent a cautionary letter to Italy over the submitted draft of their budget plan. However, euro/dollar managed to pare its losses, rising by 0.10% to 1.1462 later in the day, while euro/yen improved as well, jumping by 0.23% on the day. Pound/dollar moved slightly higher by 0.09% earlier today after European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said that a [..]

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US Open Preview – Pound regains ground despite retail sales weakness; offshore yuan at 2-month lows ahead of China’s GDP growth

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:58 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar ran to a new 1-week high against the Japanese yen earlier on Thursday after FOMC minutes from the September 24-25 policy meeting affirmed the prospect of additional rate hikes until the end of 2019. However, the pair eased by 0.18% soon after to trade at 112.47. The US dollar index reversed lower as well, last seen at 95.51 (-0.07%). British retail sales fell by 0.8% in September, posting a larger decline than the 0.4% [..]

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US Open Preview – Pound faces headwinds as inflation disappoints; FOMC meeting minutes awaited

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 11:51 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Worse-than-expected CPI readings out of the UK drove sterling lower early in the European session after September’s data showed an annual inflation rate of 2.4%, below the consensus of 2.6% and under the previous mark of 2.7%. This is the lowest annual price growth in three months. Pound/dollar dropped by 0.61% to 1.3100, paring the gains it posted on Tuesday, while pound/yen declined by 0.55% and euro/pound edged higher by 0.21%. Rising concerns over the EU summit not providing [..]

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