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FXSnip: GBP/USD Cable Traded Sharply Higher

07/02/2014 07:42

Cable held 1.6272 and traded sharply higher...however it could not break the 1.6350 barrier...and although looking like it could...we have to wait for this resistance to break before instating any lon »

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Friday 7th Feb Two In Two

07/02/2014 07:36

Friday's two most popular currencies in two minutes brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Improvement In Sentiment- How Long Will It Last?

07/02/2014 07:07

  • Improvement In Sentiment 
  • US Jobs Report Today 
  • UK Manufacturing & Industrial Production Figs

European indices are seen opening around a fifth of a percentage point higher this morning, with the FTSE up 16 points, the CAC up 8 points and the DAX up 21 points reports Craig Erlam, Alpari. The ga »

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Reaction: The ECB Never Ceases To Surprise

06/02/2014 17:40

Reaction to the ECB Press Conference by Nick Beecroft, Chairman Saxo Bank  “The ECB never ceases to surprise when it comes to failing to ease appropriately. If I were in charge of the cent »

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Can The ECB Finally Deliver More Than Hot Air?

06/02/2014 14:14

Risk appetite survived another assault on the lows in major asset markets and USDJPY did likewise yesterday, but the relief rally so far remains unimpressive as we look forward to today’s Europe »

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Draghi In The Spotlight

06/02/2014 09:18

  • Bears Have Reached Exhaustion Point
  • US Economic Data

European equities are set to open higher following a buoyant Asian session reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bears Have Reached Exhaustion Point The bears seem to have reached an exhaustion »

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Thursday 6th Feb Two In Two

06/02/2014 07:46

Wednesday's two most popular currencies in two minutes brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Expect Huge Market Volatility Today

06/02/2014 07:35

  • BoE Rate Decision Up First
  • An Eventful ECB Decision & Press Conference

The busy end to the week continues today with interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, with the former then holding a press conference 45 minutes after, at 12.30 »

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Commodities: Gold Was Whippy Yesterday at 1274

06/02/2014 07:16

Gold was whippy yesterday with a 1274/52 range....Now his was in line with expectations although I did think 1270 would hold.. Now we are lower once more...but still holding onto some good support »

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Increased Volatility Today, Services Reports To Spur Relief Rallies

05/02/2014 09:39

  • USD Traded Sideways Against EURO
  • GBP Gained Against USD

A rather calm day for traders yesterday as the major currency pairs we monitor showed low volatility throughout the day reports Alpesh Patel for Investing Better. The lack of any significant events an »

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The Bear's Persist

05/02/2014 07:51

  • Negative Sentiment Remains
  • ECB Likely To Reaffirm Committment

Despite a positive lead from the US overnight, Asian indices are trading mixed and Europe is doggedly set to open lower reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Negative Sentiment Remains Despite »

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Wednesday 5th Feb Two In Two

05/02/2014 07:45

Wednesday's two most popular currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Dollar Remains Stagnant Despite S&P Fall

04/02/2014 10:24

Equities, high yield bonds and FX-based carry trade all collapsed to open the week reports Phil Ryan, Currencies Direct. The market's appeal for risk is crumbling; and yet, the Greenback's performance »

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Volatility Expected Ahead Of Central Bank and NFP Announcements

04/02/2014 09:23

Investor sentiment opened low again this week with the market depressed by new data from China showing further weakening in the local economy.  Risk appetite is waning across the board as a resul »

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Tuesday 4th Feb Two In Two

04/02/2014 07:28

Tuesday's two most popular currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Negative Start Following Weaker US Data Sell Off

04/02/2014 07:09

  • Market Over Reaction
  • NFP & ECB Meetings Likely to Disappoint
  • Aussie Dollar Rally 

We’re looking at another negative start to the European session on Tuesday, following another sell-off in the US on Monday in response to some weaker than expected manufacturing data, which prom »

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Monday 3rd Feb Two In Two

03/02/2014 10:38

Monday's two most popular currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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We Could Be In For Another Bad Week

03/02/2014 10:33

  • Aussie Data Disappointing 
  • Panic Not Expected To Be Longterm

We could be in for another bad week in the markets after things got off to a shaky start in Asia over night, with losses being made across the board driven largely by disappointing data from China and »

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FX Market daily

03/02/2014 08:51

Sterling's strong run seems to be coming to an abrupt end against the US dollar, with the pound extending last wee;s sharp fall against the US dollar. Continue to short the pound against the greenback »

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Bank of England to Determine Next Direction in Pound

03/02/2014 08:23

Bank of England to Determine Next Direction in Pound For most of 2013, the British Pound (GBP) was the best performer in the majors, driven in large part by the apparent reluctance at the US Federal »

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Emerging Market Volatility Ahead!

03/02/2014 07:10

  • Weakness In Emerging Markets
  • High Impact Data Week
  • Euro Plunged On Friday

European equities are set to start the week on a negative footing reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Weakness In Emerging Markets Over the weekend the official China Manufacturing PMI follow »

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What is Best For the UK In The Long Run?

31/01/2014 14:52

In response to the Mark Carney’s recent debate and warnings over currency union decisions, Alastair Cotton, Currencies Direct’s head of corporate dealing, offers commentary on the potentia »

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Today's Hot Topic:Deflation In Eurozone

31/01/2014 11:35

  • ECB Forced To Consider Unconventional Measures
  • Lower Eurozone Unemployment 

The risk of deflation in the eurozone has become a hot topic again this morning after the eurozone CPI was seen falling back to 0.7% writes Craig Erlam, Alpari. ECB Forced To Consider Unconventional »

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US GDP Boosts Dollar

31/01/2014 09:18

  • Emerging Markets
  • UK
  • Eurozone

The dollar has advanced yesterday after the publication of the country's GDP data reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. The US economy expanded by 3.2 per cent in Q4 2013, in line with the »

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Commodities: Gold Prices Traded Lower by 1.75%

31/01/2014 09:13

Gold prices traded lower by 1.75% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1244.70 per ounce, as the greenback strengthened broadly, after the government data revealed that the US eco »

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FXSnip: GBP/USD Broke Important 6 Month Trend

31/01/2014 08:01

GBP/USD broke important 6 month trend line support at 1.6525/20 providing a negative signal & we then broke crucial Fibonacci support at 1.6475 for an additional sell signal. Our target of 1.6445 was »

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Friday 31st Jan Two In Two

31/01/2014 07:31

Friday's two most popular currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Markets Pause For Breath

31/01/2014 07:08

  • Fears Of A Powder Keg Waiting To Go Off
  • US GDP Rise of 3.2%

European equities are set to open flat to marginally lower as caution and confusion continue to plague the markets reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Fears Of A Powder Keg Waiting To Go Off »

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Cold Turkey For Emerging Markets As Fed Tapers Again

30/01/2014 09:52

  • 10 Billion Taper Despite Emerging Market Volatility
  • Turmoil In Emerging Markets

Last night the US Federal Reserve (FOMC) announced a further 10 billion tapering to their asset purchase programme reports Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. 10 Billion Taper Despite Emerging Market Vol »

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Thursday 30th Jan Two In Two

30/01/2014 07:53

Thursday's two most traded currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Cautious Start

30/01/2014 07:41

  • Tapering Fuelled Jitters
  • Sell Off In Equities
  • Stockpiles Triggered Drop In Crude

European equities are set to open marginally lower as the emerging market and slowing China stories continue to cause waves around the globe reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Tapering Fuell »

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Daily Forex Indicators: What A Difference A Month Can Make

30/01/2014 07:32

  • Markets Are Down Beat
  • Short Lived Hike In Turkey
  • Today's Indicators:

The downbeat tone in the markets is once again expected to carry into the European session on Thursday, with indices seen opening slightly lower across the board writes Craig Erlam, Alpari Markets Ar »

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FOMC Meeting In Focus As Emerging Markets Ramp Interest Rates

29/01/2014 10:26

  • FOMC Statement Will Give Further Direction
  • Tapering Uncertainly Causing Turmoil
  • Sterling Continues To Enjoy The Bull Run

As we look forward to Ben Bernanke's last meeting as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, markets are leaning towards an expectancy of yet another round of tapering to the monthly asset purchase program w »

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Turkish Delight

29/01/2014 07:59

  • No Sitting On The Sidelines Today
  • Positive Market Reaction
  • Strong US Data Sparked Rally In Oil

Unusually before an FOMC statement, European equities are set to rise sharply higher writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. No Sitting On The Sidelines Today The normal sitting on the sidelines w »

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Wednesday 29th Jan Two In Two

29/01/2014 07:48

Wednesday's two most traded currencies brought to you in two minutes by Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Markets Given Boost By Turkish Interest Rate Rise

29/01/2014 07:41

  • Indicies Looking To Open Higher
  • Turkish Bank Decision Will Draw Money Back Into Country
  • Quiet On The Data Front

The Turkish central bank’s bold decision to raise interest rates to 12% yesterday evening appears to have given the markets a significant boost over night. Indicies Looking To Open Higher Asia »

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Emini S&P Bounced To Target of 1972/93

28/01/2014 12:35

Emini S&P bounced to our target of 1792/93 & topped exactly here. Prices then collapsed but managed to hold on to the 1767 level. It now looks like the correction is over & we will start to recover to »

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Strong UK Growth Expected

28/01/2014 11:41

  • Central Banks Becoming More Hawkish
  • Improved Forecasts For UK Economy

Following from last week's focus at the World Economic Forum, its back to headline data to shape the performance of the markets: 4Q'13 US GDP, 4Q'13 UK GDP, German unemployment, Eurozone and Japanese »

Tuesday 28th Jan Two In Two

28/01/2014 07:46

Tuesday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Market's Ready But From Stable

28/01/2014 07:12

  • PBoC Added More Liquidity To Banking System
  • UK Q4 GDP
  • Business Confidence In Germany Strong

European equities are set to open flat as traders steady their nerves reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. PBoC Added More Liquidity To Banking System Overnight the PBoC added yet more liquidi »

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Are You Gritty Enough?

27/01/2014 13:57

Charlie Burton from EzeeTrader.com asks whether you have the mindset for trading.... »

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Will The Fed Continue Tapering Despite Leadership Change?

27/01/2014 12:35

  • The Fed tends to act methodically and consistently
  • 2014 to be a year of change at the Fed
  • Factors that may affect this month’s tapering decision
  • Recent comments from FOMC members and voting outlook

A MarketTrends Special Report by Colin Cieszynski, Market Analyst, CMC Markets  London 27th January 2014: Following the decision to commence tapering at the last meeting, Colin Cieszynski, Senio »

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Emerging Markets Continue To Feel The Strain

27/01/2014 11:02

  • Tapering Putting Pressure on Emerging Market Currencies
  • Safe Haven Assets Grind Higher

Emerging markets continue to be the economic front line in the current market reports Alistair Cotton, Currencies Direct. Tapering Putting Pressure on Emerging Market Currencies Fed tapering is driv »

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Exclusive FX Highlights: 27th Jan

27/01/2014 09:40

This week's FX highlights are bought to you exclusively by Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com.  Positive Surprises MONDAY: No significant news TUESDAY: UK Primary GDP WEDNESDAY: US FOMC THURSDA »

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Commodities: Gold Is Expected To Find Support at 1259.35

27/01/2014 08:16

On Friday Gold prices traded higher by 0.26% against the USD in the period ending 21:00GMT, at 1267.42 per ounce. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, Gold is trading at 1271.87, 0.35% higher from yeste »

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Monday 27th Jan Two In Two

27/01/2014 08:04

Monday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: The Rose Tinted Glasses Are Off

27/01/2014 07:00

  • Change of Attitude
  • China Caused A Panic
  • Investors Are Feeling Risk Averse

Traders are heading into a very important week for the financial markets feeling extremely risk averse, as Friday’s sell-off in the US spills over into the Asian session over night and European »

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Weaker Data In The US Raises Concerns About Fed Tapering

24/01/2014 11:15

The dollar traded sharply lower against all of the major currencies as the jobless claims report held steady, printing at 326k, house prices grew at a slower pace and the expansion in the manufacturin »

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Friday 24th Jan Two In Two

24/01/2014 07:47

Friday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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FXSNIP: GBP/USD Cable Went Higher And Sustained The Move

24/01/2014 07:19

Cable went higher...and sustained the move...1.6605 is the key for today...If we can break below here there is scope for a correction...and this would go some way to easing the short term overbought s »

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Is The Top In?

24/01/2014 07:14

  • Will The Rest Of The Market Call It Quits?
  • USD Fall Sent Gold Prices Rallying

European equities are set to start flat on the open as yesterdays rout leaves trader nervous writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. The velocity and size of yesterday’s declines seem to be ou »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Investors Are Feeling Down In The Dumps

24/01/2014 07:02

  • Investors Are Down In The Dumps
  • Lack Of Economic Data 
  • The World Economic Forum

Investor sentiment is continuing to decline as we approach the end of the week. US and Asian indices both posted losses across the board over night and that negativity is now flowing into Europe, with »

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Eurozone Turning Japanese And What It Means For the EUR

23/01/2014 12:41

The Eurozone is looking increasingly Japanese with consistently low GDP growth rates and plummeting inflation levels, which implies the EUR faces upward pressures like JPY once did writes Justin »

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Pound Surges On Unemployment Fall

23/01/2014 11:07

  • Unemployment Rate Reduction Puts Pressure on BoE
  • Chinese PMI Falls

The pound appreciated sharply yesterday as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 per cent, very close to the 7.0 per cent threshold monitored by the Bank of England as a knockout to consider raising in »

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FX Market Daily

23/01/2014 09:55

Use this morning's dollar weakness against the Euro to short the Euro above 1.3650. »

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Saxo Bank Launches TradingFloor.com

23/01/2014 09:42

COPENHAGEN (January 23, 2014) ‒ A new online social trading community for serious investors, TradingFloor.com, was revealed in beta today by Saxo Bank in Copenhagen. The new portal enables traders a »

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Thursday 23rd Jan Two In Two

23/01/2014 07:32

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Signs Of Economic Deterioation In China, Sets The Bulls Back

23/01/2014 07:27

  • Bumpy Ride Ahead
  • Mixed Earnings Results
  • Gold Prices Slumped

European equities are set to open flat to marginally lower as caution takes hold following negative cues out of China. Another sign of economic deterioration from the Chinese economy is set to put the »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Chinese Data Is Weighing On Sentiment This Morning

23/01/2014 07:18

  • First Contraction of Manufacturing PMI 
  • Germany, France & Spain Release Figures
  • US Jobless Claims

Chinese data is weighing on investor sentiment this morning, with European index futures trading slightly in the red after Asian indices recorded small losses over night writes Craig Erlam, Alpari. F »

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Sterling Surge As UK Jobless Rate Falls

22/01/2014 14:46

Extremely strong UK unemployment figures have led to a surge in Sterling. The latest positive economic data adding to the already upbeat assessment of the British economy. The Bank of England had sai »

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Commodities: Crude Oil Prices Advanced 1.56% Against USD

22/01/2014 08:59

Crude Oil prices advanced 1.56% against the USD for the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, closing at 95.21, after the International Energy Agency (IEA), in its monthly report, projected global oil deman »

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Wednesday 22nd Jan Two In Two

22/01/2014 07:37

Wednesday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Interest Rate Jitters To Be Allayed Or Exasperated

22/01/2014 07:30

  • Unemployment Expected To Nudge Down
  • EUR/USD Had A Quiet Day

Gains are seen ahead for the European indices. Another fairly quiet day for the continental markets is expected but the UK will get an insight into how near the BoE is to starting a tightening cycle r »

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FXSnip: EUR/USD Failed To Make A Dent In 1.3580 Resistance

22/01/2014 07:22

EUR/USD edged higher yesterday but we have failed to make a dent in the 1.3580 resistance overnight. We do need to stay above 1.3555/45 which is a support line and also the Daily Pivot at 1.3549..If w »

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Daily Forex Indicators: We Are In For a Volatile Morning

22/01/2014 07:14

  • Watch Out For Volatility This Morning
  • Unemployment Rate - Expected Drop 
  • Change In Jobless Claims Data

The focus will be on the UK this morning, as the Bank of England releases the minutes from its meeting earlier this month and a number of pieces of economic data are released reports Craig Erlam, Alpa »

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FX Market Daily

22/01/2014 06:59

Continue to short Sterling against the US dollar above 1.6455. »

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Markets Look To Earnings For Direction

21/01/2014 10:28

  • Bank Policy Likely To Remain Unchanged
  • USD Well Placed To Extend Gains 

A US holiday yesterday kept a lid on market activity but there will be plenty of Q4 earnings reports over coming days to give further direction. Bank Policy Likely To Remain Unchanged In terms of p »

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Commodities: GOLD Prices Traded Lower by 0.36% Against USD

21/01/2014 09:38

Gold prices traded lower by 0.36% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1255.30 per ounce, with focus on Fed’s stimulus plans. However, earlier during the day, prices of gold »

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Tuesday 21st Jan Two In Two

21/01/2014 07:27

Tuesday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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FXSnip: AUD/USD Aussie Trading Higher And Looking Like We Can Correct

21/01/2014 07:23

Aussie is trading slightly higher and looking like we can correct back further these next few sessions...I think 8925 is a little optimistic now..but I am not totally ruling it out.... The weekly c »

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Asian Indices Given A Boost

21/01/2014 07:16

  • Asian Indices Have Been Given A Boost
  • Focus On German Outlook
  • Cash Injection By Chinese Central Bank

European equities are set to start on a firm footing as overnight the PBoC’s cash injection eases liquidity fears in China writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Asian Indices Have Been Give »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Markets Should Pick Up Today With Few Key Releases

21/01/2014 07:08

  • ZEW Economic Sentiment
  • German Constitutional Court Ruling
  • European Corporate Earnings Season

It could be another relatively quiet day of trading on Tuesday writes Craig Erlam  Alpari, although things should pick up significantly from yesterday as US markets reopen following yesterday&rsq »

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Why Do 80% Of New Traders Fail?

20/01/2014 13:22

80-90% of new traders give up within their first year of trading. Charlie Burton, Ezeetrader explains why.  Its all down to lack of comittment apparently! »

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Natural Gas Falls To 4 Week Trend Line

20/01/2014 13:18

Natural Gas bearish double top in place & as expected we fell to 4 week trend line & Fibonacci support at 4290/85 seeing a low for the day here exactly as predicted. However this morning we have gappe »

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Monday 20th Jan Two In Two

20/01/2014 07:48

Monday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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FXSnip: USD/JPY Has Corrected Recent Move To 10494

20/01/2014 07:43

USD/JPY has corrected back 50% of the recent move higher from 10285 to 10494..so we have seen quite a good correction in this market..Our 4 hrly charts are favouring a move higher....so if we can brea »

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Exclusive FX Weekly Highlights: 20th Jan

20/01/2014 07:14

This weeks FX highlights are bought to you exclusively by Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com.  Positive Surprises MONDAY: No significant news TUESDAY: German ZEW Economic Sentiment WEDNESDAY: UK »

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Weak Economic Data From China Gives Bulls Jitters

20/01/2014 07:05

  • Chinese Data Adds To Bulls Jitters
  • Strong US Production And Housing Figures

European equities are set to open marginally lower this morning following weak economic data overnight from China reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Chinese Data Adds To Bulls Jitters A slow »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Relatively Quiet Day Ahead With US Markets Closed

20/01/2014 06:53

  • Corporate Earnings Seasons 
  • Mixed Chinese Later 
  • Emphasis Moves To Retail Sales

European indices are expected to open slightly lower on Monday, ahead of what is expected to be a relatively quiet day, with US markets closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day reports Craig Erl »

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Saxo Bank Publishes Its Outlook for 2014

17/01/2014 16:04

  • Global overview
  • Equities
  • FX
  • Commodities

Emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, but we have reached the beginning of the end of this crisis  London, 15 January 2014 - Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset tr »

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Five Key Themes for 2014

17/01/2014 14:29

We talk to Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist SaxoBank about what to expect this coming year.  »

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Live Trading: An Unintentional $500 Profit in 2 Minutes!

17/01/2014 14:11

Take a look at Charlie Burton, Ezeetrader trading live this morning and his intentional gain!!! Dont try this at home! »

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UK Retail Sales Rise 2.6% in December

17/01/2014 12:44

  • Pound Weakended To 3 Week Low
  • Dollar Declined Against Euro
  • Jobless Claims Fallen

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' house price index dropped to 56 last month, down from 58 in November and this has sent sterling lower reports Davide Ugolin, Currencies Direct. Poun »

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FXSnip: USD/JPY Just Couldnt Get Back Up To The Resistance Level

17/01/2014 09:32

USD/JPY just couldn't get back up to the resistance level and once we broke back below 10449 the pressure returned to the downside...we didn't do much damage on the downside and halted at the short te »

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Friday 17th Jan Two In Two

17/01/2014 07:48

Friday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

FXSnip: AUD/USD Aussie Holding Steady

17/01/2014 07:45

Aussie holding steady yesterday after hitting our weekly Fib level at 8776, the weekly fib is 8771 so it was near enough...After that we have done nothing but gently grind higher...Our daily charts do »

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Holding Those Highs

17/01/2014 07:36

  • Bulls Are Hesitant Going Into Uncharted Terrritory
  • Retail Sales Mixed Bag
  • OPEC Report Released Yesterday

Despite overnight weakness in the US and Asia, European indices are set to buck the trend and start the session with gains, albeit modest ones reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bulls Are Hes »

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US Indices Closed Tuesday’s Trading Session In The Green

16/01/2014 21:01

In the absence of any important indicators during the European morning and ahead of Friday’s NFP for December the dollar fell against most of its G10 counterparts. GBP experienced the bigge »

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EUR/USD Year Ahead!

16/01/2014 20:50

Going near to the years end, I decided to write a blog for the most traded major currency pair EURUSD and my view of the fundamental and technical development during 2014.   The following conten »

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Gold liefert bärische Harmony

16/01/2014 20:42

Zur wahrlich umsatzschwachen und besinnlichen Weihnachtszeit zeigte sich bei der ältesten Währung der Welt – dem Gold – ein bullisches Harmony-Pattern in Form einer bullischen Bu »

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Commodities: Silver Price Action Was Negative

16/01/2014 14:12

Silver Tuesday's price action was negative & should signal a sell off in to the end of the week. Yesterday we hit the target of 1995 to bottom at 1990 but below here today meets good support at 198 »

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USD Rally Continues

16/01/2014 11:00

  • Certaintly Is Feeding USD Rally
  • Pound Looking Softer

Yesterday the Federal Reserve Beige Book survey of economic activity in 12 federal states painted an upbeat picture of economic activity from late November through to the end of 2013 reports Phil McHu »

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Thursday 16th Jan Two In Two

16/01/2014 07:33

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Bulls Picking Up The Pace

16/01/2014 07:26

  • Market Conditions Ripe For Bulls
  • Slowdown In German Economic Growth

European equities look likely to maintain the bullish mood and open higher this morning reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Market Conditions Ripe For Bulls Yesterdays rally pushed the major »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Figures Today Will Not Be Market Making

16/01/2014 07:19

  •  Eurozone Inflation Figure
  • ECB Monlthy Report 
  • Key Data Out In US
  • Reported Earnings

It's going to be another quiet start to the European session on Thursday, with very few pieces of economic data being released writes Craig Erlam, Alpari UK Of the figures that are being released, no »

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Focus On The Global Retail Market

15/01/2014 13:03

  • Nothing Is Coming Easy To The Dollar
  • The World Bank Has Bought USD Back Into The Fold
  • Macro Selling Had Lead The EUR To Slide 

A certain relief to dollar bulls is that after a two day hiatus the "buck is back" and in favor across the board for now at least writes Dean Popplewell, Oanda. Nothing Is Coming Easy To The Dollar »

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FX Market Daily

15/01/2014 08:43

The Euro showed strength against the US dollar yesterday rising as high as 1.37 against the greenback. This morning the dollar has strengthened with the Euro currently trading at 1.3625. Short the Eur »

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Commodities: Gold Reversed Yesterday And Is Within Our 1236 Target

15/01/2014 08:33

Gold reversed yesterday and has come within striking distance of our 1236 target reaching 1238 overnight.... Now we do have good support down here....but the daily charts are beginning to turn lowe »

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Bulls Ready To Go On The Offensive

15/01/2014 07:03

  • Sell Off Didnt Last Long
  • Confidence In US Remains
  • Retails Sales Rise Triggered Bargain Hunting

European equities are set to open higher after staging a remarkable turn around in sentiment yesterday reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Sell Off Didnt Last Long What looked like the start »

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Wednesday 15th Jan Two in Two

15/01/2014 07:00

Wednesday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Indices Have Their Best Day Of The Year

15/01/2014 06:55

  • December Retail Sales Beat Expectation
  • Positive Sentiment In Asia
  • Bank Of America Earnings

European indices are expected to open higher on Monday, after US indices had their best day of the year so far, following some encouraging economic releases writes Craig Erlam, Alpari December Retail »

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Exclusive FX Highlights 13th Jan

14/01/2014 17:18

This weeks FX highlights are bought to you exclusively by Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com.  Caution Is In The Air MONDAY: No significant news TUESDAY: UK CPI- 2% On Target, US Retail Sales Bel »

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UK Inflation Puts BoE On Target

14/01/2014 13:12

UK December CPI reached the Bank of England’s 2.0% target for the 1st time since Nov 2009 when it hit 1.9%. The last time the 2.0% was hit was in April 2006 reports Ashraf Laidi, City Index »

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Pound Eyeballs Inflation

14/01/2014 12:19


The Greenback's performance on Monday was not in keeping of a safe haven currency, that is if the recent stumble in sentiment is genuine reports Philip Ryan, Currencies Direct. The Standard & Poor's »

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Rally Stalls, Are We About To See A Big Drop?

14/01/2014 09:10

  • New Year, No New Bulls
  • Dow Jones Plunged Yesterday
  • Euro Stayed Flat

European equities are set to open lower tracking an overnight sell off in the US and Asia writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. New Year, No New Bulls The New Year hasn’t brought out the u »

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Tuesday 14th Jan Two In Two

14/01/2014 07:48

Tuesday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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FXSnip: USD/JPY Dived Lower Again to 10285

14/01/2014 07:15

USD/JPY dived lower again yesterday to 10285. Overnight we are seeing a little correction... However this correction should be limited to 10360 and we would expect sellers to come in at these highe »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Focus On UK Inflation

14/01/2014 07:04

  • Focus On UK Inflation
  • Industrial Production Fig Release
  • Corporate Earnings Season Begins 

The focus this morning will be on one of the few notable economic releases we have this week, the UK inflation data writes Craig Erlam, Alpari Focus On UK Inflation There are a number of different i »

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Dollar Weak Post NFP

13/01/2014 12:39

  • Concerns Over Pace Of Tapering
  • Euro Takes Cues From NFP

The US dollar has come under renewed pressure and dropped against its counterparts on Friday after a dismal jobs report writes Amir Khan, Currencies Direct. Concerns Over Pace Of Tapering The US non »

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Silver: Testing January's Highs At 2035/43

13/01/2014 12:13

Silver is retesting January highs at 2035/43 & being overbought short term this could hold a move higher at this stage. Exit longs & try shorts with stops above December highs at 2048. Go with a br »

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Commodities: Gold Prices Traded Higher Against The USD

13/01/2014 09:22

On Friday Gold prices traded higher by 1.49% against the USD in the period ending 21:00GMT, at 1246.28 per ounce, following dismal US employment data. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, Gold is trad »

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FXSnip: AUD/USD Aussie Finally Took A Leap Of Faith

13/01/2014 09:16

Aussie finally took a leap of faith on Friday and motored higher, breaking trendline resistance at 9021 and hitting the first med term Fib level of 9041... You can see the high was 9043...This is a »

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Monday 13th Jan Two in Two

13/01/2014 07:36

Monday's two most traded currencies in two minutes bought to you by Kym Watson EzeeTrader.com 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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New Year, Still Looking For Direction

13/01/2014 07:10


European equities are set to open marginally higher but the mood remains resolutely cautious writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Despite the weak jobs data on Friday, European equities managed »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Apathetic Traders Cant Decide Over Positive Fundamentals Or More QE

13/01/2014 06:57

  • Trading Quandary
  • Company Fourth Quarter Earnings
  • Focus On Financial Sector This Week 

Friday’s disappointing US jobs report hasn’t done much to knock investor confidence, with futures currently pointing to a higher open in Europe following a positive end to last week writes »

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Bad Weather Wreaks Havoc On US Employment Reports

10/01/2014 14:52

The December US employment report confounded all expectations to post a net gain of just 74,000 payrolls vs. 197,000 expected, with, it seems, the weather to blame writes Mads Koefoed, Head »

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Inflation Headache For The ECB

10/01/2014 12:39

  • UK Stagnation 
  • Positive Outlook for US

Low inflation and volatility in money market rates are becoming the main concern for the European Central Bank reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. The ECB left interest rates unchan »

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Markets Volatile After Lower UK Manu Production Figures Released

10/01/2014 11:22

Yesterday's central bank meetings went as predicted with the Bank of England and the European Central Bank opting to not make any changes to their monetary policy reports Sasha Nugent, Caxton FX. Str »

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Indices: S&P Held Support at 1828 Perfectly

10/01/2014 07:09

Emini S&P held support at 1828 perfectly in the morning session & shot to our target of 1839/40. We topped exactly here to retest 1828, with stops not triggered below 1824. Longs here worked again »

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FXSnip: EUR/USD Is Holding Above The Daily Pivot at 1.3596

10/01/2014 07:07

EUR/USD is holding above the daily pivot at 1.3596..Now we did produce quite a nice bounce yesterday... and as we held onto some good support there is every reason to think that the Euro will trade hi »

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ECB a Draghi But Euro Not Laggy

10/01/2014 07:01

  • Draghi Sparked Sell Off
  • Canadian Jobs Report
  • Two Main Assumptions Of Central Banks

Draghi did his best to knock down the euro without committing to any real action but after a dip the euro bounced back reports Adam Button, Ashraf Laidi.com. The Swiss franc was the top performer whil »

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Friday 10th Jan Two in Two

10/01/2014 06:58

Friday's two most popular currencies in two minutes, brought to you by Kym Watson EzeeTrader.com. 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Figure Filled Friday

10/01/2014 06:49

  • UK Manu & Ind Production Data
  • UK NIESR GDP
  • Eurozone Q3 GDP
  • Non Farm Payrolls 

It's been a busy first week back in the financial markets, following the festive period, but it's not over yet writes Craig Erlam Market Analyst, Alpari UK. There's still plenty to look forward to on »

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Further Reaction to ECB Decision

09/01/2014 16:27

Christopher Vecchio, Currency Analyst at DailyFX, comments:   “Although the Euro benefited initially from the ECB’s unchanged stance in policy when the rate decision was first annou »

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Reaction to ECB Rate Decision And Statement

09/01/2014 14:49

There has certainly been a market reaction following the ECB's decision to leave interest rates at 0.25% despite inflation falling to 0.8% in December we get the analyst view:  Ishaq Siddiqui, E »

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FXSnip: USD/JPY Hit Resistance at 105.10

09/01/2014 14:18

USDJPY hit resistance at 105.10/15 & topped exactly here to then hold support at 104.66/63 perfectly. Today's outlook is more positive so a retest of resistance at 105.10/15 looks likely. If this d »

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Central Bank Thursday

09/01/2014 12:32

  • ECB Will Hold Interest
  • Pound Performs Strongly

Today, we have central bank meetings from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank reports Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. It is not expected that we will see any changes in policy from the B »

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Day Of The Doves

09/01/2014 10:22

  • Bulls Are Hoping For Large Dose Of Dovishness
  • Concerns Over Tapering Posing Stability Risk
  • Crude Prices Slump

Another flat start is expected today as traders continue to wait and see what head winds the central banks will drop on the markets reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bulls Are Hoping For Lar »

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Commodities: Gold Prices Traded 0.53% Lower Against The USD

09/01/2014 09:11

Gold prices traded 0.53% lower against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1226.07 per ounce, hurt by a stronger US Dollar. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, Gold is trading at 1227.5 »

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FXSnip:GBP/USD Cable Traded High & Hit 1.6475

09/01/2014 07:56

Cable traded higher and hit upside target of 1.6475..I am assuming buyers have covered all long positions here... Now our stochastics on the daily charts are neutral and already overnight trading h »

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Thursday 9th Jan Two in Two

09/01/2014 07:40

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson EzeeTrader.com. 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: BoE Expected To Leave Monetary Policy Unchanged

09/01/2014 07:32

  • Potential Revision to Forward Guidance?
  • ECB Takes To The Stage
  • Insight Into ECB's Upcoming Agenda
  • Small Taper Wins Vote

The Bank of England is expected to leave monetary policy unchanged this month, which will come as no surprise to anyone, given the recent comments from the central bank, the falling inflation rate and »

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Reaction to FOMC Minutes

09/01/2014 06:34

Craig Erlam, Alpari UK outlines his reaction to last night's FOMC minutes. "The minutes from the December FOMC meeting offered the markets very little in terms of insight into future asset purchase r »

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Gold Trading Lower Ahead Of FOMC Minutes

08/01/2014 09:37

Gold prices traded lower by 0.47% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1232.60 per ounce reports GCI Financial. In data released yesterday, the trade deficit in the US shrank t »

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Let The Data Deluge Begin

08/01/2014 07:44

  • BoE Expected To Provide Some Optimism
  • Eurozone CPI's Cause Concern

A flat start is expected today for the European markets as traders prep themselves for a barrage of sentiment deciding releases reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. BoE Expected To Provide Some »

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Weds 8th Jan Two In Two

08/01/2014 07:36

We welcome Kym Watson EzeeTrader.com  back to Forexspace for this Wednesday's two most traded currencies in two minues; 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD    »

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FXSnip: USD/JPY Beat Resistance Overnight through 104.85/90

08/01/2014 07:31

USDJPY beat resistance at 104.62/66 & overnight we have also pushed through 104.85/90. We should now continue higher to resistance at 105.10/15. If this does not hold a move higher look for a retes »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Focus On Eurozone Unemployment

08/01/2014 07:23

  • Volumes Low Due To Volatility
  • Focus On Eurozone Unemployment
  • Consumers Confident Of Recovery

European indices are expected to open higher on Wednesday, as the business end of the week gets underway with retail sales and unemployment data for the eurozone, followed later by employment data for »

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Markets Ponder Fed’s Hawkishness

07/01/2014 11:10

  • Fed Minutes to Provide Clarity
  • It’s that NFP Time of the month 

The Federal Reserve minutes from last month’s monetary policy meeting are due to be released on Wednesday. Recall, if you will, that after the December meeting it was announced that the Fed woul »

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Eurozone CPI In The Crosshairs Ahead of ECB

07/01/2014 10:25

  • US Recovery Not That Strong
  • Looking Ahead
  • EUR/CHF

It is very interesting to note that the rather weak US ISM non-manufacturing survey release late yesterday didn’t manage to produce a particularly noteworthy weakening in the US dollar writes&nb »

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FTSE Has No Direction, Look For Resistance

07/01/2014 08:23

FTSE has no direction & held above good support at 6655/45 & below Friday's high of 6699. On a break higher today look for a test of resistance at 6725/27 for a selling opportunity with stops above »

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Choppy Sessions Continue As Markets Find Their Feet

07/01/2014 07:47

  • Nothing Overly Negative To Get Teeth Into
  • Service Expansion In The Eurozone
  • Gold Remains Insurance

The markets are still to find there tune for 2014 writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. The few trading sessions we have had this year have been quite choppy and whilst one could put that down to »

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Daily Forex Indicators: European Indices Look On The Bright Side

07/01/2014 07:09

  • Disappointing Economic Data
  • Unemployment Data To Be Released
  • EuroZone Inflation Expected To Remain Unchanged

European indices are expected to open higher today, despite the mood in the US and Asia over night being far from positive following the release of some disappointing economic data reports Craig Erlam »

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JPY Bid After China Starts World Services PMI Day On A Sour Note

06/01/2014 13:56

Asia saw a largely risk-off session as JPY crosses fell again after trying to stage a rally into the close on Friday writes John J Hardy, Head of FX Strategy,Saxo Bank. China’s latest HSB »

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Markets Look To Central Banks For Cues

06/01/2014 11:09

  • USD Strengthened
  • Euro Slipped Against USD
  • Sterling Has Lost Some Ground

The main theme and focus for the markets as we move into the new year, has been US stocks closing at highs – even with trading being fairly flat writes Amir Khan, Currencies Direct. USD Strengt »

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FX Snip: EUR/USD Weakness Results In 50% Med Term Fib At 1.3594

06/01/2014 07:42

We have seen weakness follow us down from 1.3900 to breaking the 50% med term fib at 1.3594. Currently we are still below here...and looking to head lower....The overnight high has been 1.3616 whic »

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Yen Strength Already Done?

06/01/2014 07:34

  • Yen Following Classic Technical Principle
  • Fed Talks Over The Weekend

Yen crosses staged an impressive comeback late on Friday, tracing out bullish technical patterns writes Adam Button, Ashraf Laidi. The Australian dollar is the best performer to start the week while t »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Focus On Service PMI's Today

06/01/2014 07:22

  • China May Struggle To Maintain Growth
  • Focus On  French PMI
  • US Releases Later On

It really is going to be quiet a chaotic week in the financial markets, particularly the latter half of the week writes Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK. It will include the first batch of compa »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Index Futures Lose Overnight

03/01/2014 09:04

  • Losses Are Not Concerning
  • Non Manufacturing PMI's Figs Low
  • UK Construction PMI

The negative start to the year looks set to continue on Friday, with index futures pointing to a lower open across the board in Europe after losses were recorded in both the US and Asia over night wri »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Chinese Data Gets 2014 Off To A Bad Start

02/01/2014 08:17

  • Eurozone Manufacturing PMI's
  • UK PMI Expected To Remain High
  • Chinese Manufacturing Data

It’s been a very quiet couple of weeks in the financial markets and things won’t return to normal entirely until Monday, with a large number of traders likely to extend their holidays unti »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Last Day Of 2013 Will Be A Quiet One

31/12/2013 08:51

  • Low Trading Volumes
  • Investors Still Confident
  • Look Out For Pick Up On Thursday

It’s going to be another very quiet day in the financial markets on Tuesday, with many European markets only opening for a half day while Germany’s DAX is closed all day, due to a bank hol »

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Euro Traders Eye CPI

30/12/2013 12:12

  • On The Plate  
  • Pricing the Euro

This year will definitely be remembered as one of the better ones for the common currency. The Euro, which had been ditched by investors since mid-2011 amid what was thought to be the looming collapse »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Santa Rally In Full Swing

30/12/2013 09:27

  • Rally Saw Record Highs
  • Anticipation Of A Good January 

The Santa rally appears to be in full swing in the equity markets, with indices posting impressive gains last week despite the two bank holidays in both Europe and the US writes Craig Erlam, Alpari UK »

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On The Road To Recovery? 2014 Outlook, Forex.com

23/12/2013 07:39

  LONDON, NEW YORK and SYDNEY, December 18, 2013  – FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), a global provider of online trading services; today rele »

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Seasons Greetings!!

23/12/2013 07:10

From the team at Forexspace.com, we wish all of our loyal users & contributors a very happy festive season and a prosperous 2014.  Thank you for your continued support this year, and we willl lo »

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All Set For A Positive End To 2013

23/12/2013 07:02

  • Series Of Positive Data In US
  • Japanese Data Highlights Progress On Economic Front
  • More Of The Same For 2014

A solid revision higher to US Q3 GDP at the end of last week sets up a positive tone for risk assets into year end even as they digest the imminent onset of Fed tapering writes Mitul Kotecha, Economet »

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S&P Confirms UK AAA Rating

20/12/2013 10:49

  • Softer Than Expected UK Retail Sales
  • S&P Confirms Uk's AAA Credit Rating

The UK Retail Sales report was revealed yesterday and came in a bit softer than expected at 2 per cent year on year basis versus a consensus of 2.2 per cent reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. »

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Commodities: Gold Traded Lower Against The USD

20/12/2013 08:13

Gold prices traded lower by 2.35% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1190.36 per ounce, in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s announcement to begin scaling back of its mont »

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Friday 20th Dec Two In Two

20/12/2013 07:38

Friday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com  1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Will The Markets Be Spooked By Triple Witching Day

20/12/2013 07:28

  • Efforts To Increase Consumer Spending 
  • Final Revision for UK GDP
  • US GDP Q3 Revision
  • Triple Witching!

With the big “will they or won’t they” FOMC meeting now behind us, markets are expected to be much quieter in the lead up to Christmas, with trading volumes significantly reduced and »

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Five Trading Ideas for 2014

19/12/2013 14:00

We get the lowdown on the key trading currencies and strategies to watch out for next year according to Carl Hammer, Chief FX Strategist at SEB.  Five currency trends for 2014:  1. &n »

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US Jobless Claims Are 45,000 Higher Than Expected

19/12/2013 13:45

This week's US initial jobless claims figures have shot up reports City AM. Analysts had expected a fall from 369,000 (368,000) to 334,000 for the week ended 13 December, but claims have risen to 379 »

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Fed Finally Pulls The Trigger

19/12/2013 07:49

  • Fed Put Markets Out Of Their Misery
  • Treasuries Under Pressure
  • USD Will Forge Higher

The guessing game is finally over as the US Federal Reserve took a major step away from the extremely easy policy conditions implemented since the financial crisis by tapering its asset purchases by U »

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Thursday 19th Dec Two In Two

19/12/2013 07:44

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: History Was Made Last Night With $10bn QE Cut

19/12/2013 07:37

  • $10bn Cut To QE Programme
  • Pathway To Understanding
  • Interest Rates To Remain near Zero
  • Economic Projections

European indices are expected to open higher this morning as global markets rallied  following last nights announcement that the US would finally begin to trim back on it's asset purchase program »

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2014 Global Currencies Outlook

18/12/2013 12:31

  • Speaking in Tongues
  • Looking Ahead
  • Eurozone Split Deepens
  • China’s Uncertain Reform Blueprint

Today we feature an article by Dean Popplewell, Director of Currency Analysis and Research, OANDA, that outlines his views on the coming year.  Themes to look out for in 2014: ·&nbs »

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Wednesday 18th Dec Two In Two

18/12/2013 09:44

Wednesday 18th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com. 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »

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Running Into Resistance

18/12/2013 07:20

  • GBP/USD
  • EUR/USD
  • AUD/USD

Currency markets will remain range bound today although many currencies appear to be running into resistance in the wake of recent sharp moves writes Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. GBP/USD For instance, »

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Bernanke's Final Curtain On QE?

18/12/2013 07:17

  • Bernanke's Last Ever Press Release
  • Choppy Trading Sesssion
  • Inflation Figures Dropping Globally

European equities are set to edge up slightly on the open. Although some pundits will put this down to traders betting that there will be no tapering, it’s probably no more than some shorts squa »

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Daily Forex Indicators: A Busy Day Ahead

18/12/2013 07:05

  • First Up- UK Unemployment Figure 
  • German IFO Business Climate Figure 
  • The Big One- FOMC Announcement 

We have a busy day ahead of us in the financial markets today, with UK unemployment data kicking things off this morning and the FOMC decision wrapping things up later on tonight reports Craig Erlam, »

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10 Outrageous (we hope!) Predictions for 2014

17/12/2013 10:30

London, 17 December, 2013: Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today releases its annual set of ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for the year ahead. Although the p »

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FOMC Sickness Caused By Turbulent Markets

17/12/2013 10:13

  • A Mixed Bag Of Data Left Heads Spinning
  • Eurozone Manufacturing Expansion

Depending on whom you ask, yesterday’s short squeeze or aggressive bargain hunting certainly took markets by surprise but both bulls and bears still remain reluctant to state they’re on th »

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Currencies: JPY, EUR & GBP View

17/12/2013 07:51


  • Fed Will Affect USD/JPY
  • Strong End To 2013 For EUR
  • GBP Struggling To Push Higher

It is highly unlikely that the Bank of Japan adjusts policy at its meeting later this week but further action next year remains likely reports Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. Fed Will Affect USD/JPY Mor »

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Daily Forex Indicators: All Eyes On Inflation Reports

17/12/2013 07:39

  • UK Inflation Data
  • Eurozone Inflation Data
  • German & Eurozone ZEW Sentiment 

It’s going to be another busy day in the financial markets on Tuesday, with plenty of data being released and investors keeping one eye on the FOMC meeting which starts today reports Craig Erlam »

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Pre Christmas Volatility?

16/12/2013 12:40

  • Will Ben Rock The Boat?
  • Euro Markets Struggling To Gather Momentum
  • Positive Figures From Japan

There are a host of important dates being released this week; the main focus being the Fed meeting on Wednesday, Lee Chappell, Currencies Direct. Will Ben Rock The Boat? The markets are fairly cauti »

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A Review Of The Weekly Charts

16/12/2013 10:36

Jason Sen reviews the weekly currency charts... »

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Exclusive FX Highlights 16th December

16/12/2013 10:25

Exclusive look at the week ahead with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com. Will they or wont they? MONDAY: European Manu Figures, Draghi speaks at 2pm. TUESDAY: German ZEW Sentiment, US Consumer Price »

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Aussie Trading Tad Higher In The Asian Session

16/12/2013 09:28

On Friday, the AUD strengthened 0.36% against the USD to close at 0.8954. LME Copper prices rose 0.8% or $60.5/MT to $ 7230.0/MT. Aluminium prices declined 0.5% or $9.5/MT to $ 1759.5/MT reports GCI F »

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Monday 16th Dec Two In Two

16/12/2013 07:28

Monday 16th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com. 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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A Lot To Get Through Before Year End

16/12/2013 07:23

  • US Data Releases
  • Final EU Summit
  • UK- CPI Inflation, Jobs & MPC Minutes

  As the end of the year nears markets will still need to get through a heavy week in terms of events and data releases before winding down wrties Mitul Kotecha, Econometer.. The main event is »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Fed Meeting Will Dictate Markets This Week

16/12/2013 07:15

  • Fed Meeting Will Seriously Weigh On Risk
  • Mixed Response To Data In Asia 
  • Manufacturing Data Out This Morning

Risk aversion ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC announcement and weak data from Asia is weighing on European futures ahead of the open on Monday reports Craig Erlam, Alpari UK. Fed Meeting Will Serious »

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The Odds Of Tapering In December

13/12/2013 10:32

  • All Prices Are Conducive To Tapering
  • Euro Rally Stalled Yesterday
  • Aussie Driven Lower

The US Consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in 5 months US Retail sales report showed yesterday reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. All Prices Are Conducive To Tapering As the report c »

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No Sign Of Santa Claus Yet....

13/12/2013 07:35

  • Record Week For Major Indices
  • US Budget Talks Looking Optimisitic

A flat start is expected for European equities as traders continue to fret about next week reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Record Week For Major Indices The major indices look set to reco »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Central Bank Comments Will Be Highlight Of A Quiet Day

13/12/2013 07:28

  • Overall Its Been A Quiet Week
  • Small Losses In Equities
  • Central Bank Comments

European indices are expected to open slightly higher on Friday, ahead of what is expected to be a very quiet end to the week in the financial markets writes Craig Erlam, Alpari UK Overall Its Been A »

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US Retail Sales Eyed

12/12/2013 10:05

  • US Retail Sales
  • RBNZ Rates Unchanged

The budget deal in the US late Tuesday has done little to boost risk sentiment concludes Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. It has been seemingly offset by the view that it has now increased the likeli »

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Profit Taking Looms for Swissy

12/12/2013 09:16

  • A Cue for Profit Taking
  • Charting the rebound


As the week draws to a close, Swiss Franc aficionados should pencil in today as a day for the opportunist. The long awaited SNB rate decision is coming and after a rather surprising intake from last m »

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Daily Forex Indicators: Overnight Sell Off Driven By Taper Fears

12/12/2013 07:11

  • Overnight Sell Off Amid Taper Fears
  • Lack Of Data To Substantiate
  • Mixed Data From Australia

European indices are expected to open lower on Thursday, following a similarly poor performance in the US and Asia over night reports Craig Erlam, Alpari UK. Overnight Sell Off Amid Taper Fears The »

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Thursday 12th December Two In Two

12/12/2013 07:08

Thursday 12th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  EzeeTrader.com. 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Look Out Below, Here Comes The Taper

12/12/2013 06:57

  • Budget Gets Bearish Ball Rolling
  • Euro Remains Bullish Against USD

European equities are set to open significantly lower as concerns over the taper get stronger reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Budget Gets Bearish Ball Rolling Markets have looked quite p »

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How To Treat Forex Demo Trading As If It Were Real

11/12/2013 14:00

  • Penalise Yourself
  • Give Yourself A Grade
  • Join Forex Trading Contests

One of the biggest arguments against using a demo account from your forex broker to learn how to trade currencies is that it does not replicate the tense conditions under which traders would normally »

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Congress Agrees Budget Deal

11/12/2013 11:42

  • Congress Agreed A New Budget Deal
  • Chinese Data Releases

One of the key reasons the Fed gave for not beginning tapering in September was uncertainty over a looming budget deal reorts Alistair Cotton, Currencies Direct. As it turned out, the Fed&nb »

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Video Analysis: FTSE Looking Sticky

11/12/2013 08:31

The FTSE is a risk of testing strong Fibonacci, trendline and 200 day moving average support at 6485/75 reports Jason Sen.  »

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Commodities: Gold Traded Higher by 1.80% Against The USD

11/12/2013 08:18

Gold prices traded higher by 1.80% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1262.29 per ounce, amid broad weakness in the US Dollar reports GCI Financial. In the Asian session, at »

Could Taper Tremors Could Lead To An Earthquake

11/12/2013 07:45

  • Present Or Bombshell
  • Commodities

European equities are set to start flat as the caution gripping markets intensifies. Speculation and rumour about the Fed tapering next week seem to be building so bulls are taking the opportunity to »

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Wednesday 11th Dec Two In Two

11/12/2013 07:36

Wednesday 11th December's two currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, EzeeTrader.com. 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »

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Daily Forex Indicators: All Eyes On The Fed This Week

11/12/2013 07:14

  • Focus On The Fed This Week
  • No Repeat Of The Shutdown 
  • Budget Still Needs To Be Passed

European indices are expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday, ahead of what is expected to be another very quiet day in the financial markets reports Craig Erlam, Alpari. The economic calendar i »

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FX Trade Ideas for 2014

10/12/2013 13:21

This year has seen a strong recovery in the euro and dollar at the expense of commodity currencies, Scandies and the JPY states the SEB Group. Central banks still play the most important role in gui »

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Tinsel Wrapped Taper

10/12/2013 11:13

  • Optimism In US Economy
  • Sterling On A Bullish Climb

Most of the focus last week was on central banks and the much awaited non-farm payroll data, which saw 203,000 jobs added over an expected figure of 180,000 reports Philip Ryan, Currencies Direct. O »

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Video Analysis: Brent Crude Looks Negative On Daily Chart

10/12/2013 09:54

Brent Crude looks negative on the daily chart but today we could see a short term recovery reports Jason Sen. »

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Passing Time until 2014

10/12/2013 06:55

  • Bulls Hoping to Leave 2013 On A High
  • Traders Focus on Retail Therapy
  • Draghi's Hands Off Approach

European equities are set to open flat as traders twiddle their thumbs until next week reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bulls Hoping to Leave 2013 On A High As the end of the year draws c »

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