Amazon vs. the rest of the world, what next for US stocks?

Amazon vs. the rest of the world, what next for US stocks?
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As we move into the autumn months, it’s worth looking more closely at the US stock market, which appears to have disconnected from other risk markets. For example, Amazon made a fresh record high on Tuesday and became another trillion-dollar company. In contrast, the South African rand is close to a record low and has […]

Trump’s impact on US GDP, and why the Brazilian real is the new Turkish lira

Trump’s impact on US GDP, and why the Brazilian real is the new Turkish lira
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US stock index futures have turned lower even though the second reading of Q2 GDP was revised higher to 4.2% from 4% initially. Personal consumption slipped a little, to 3.8% from 4%, however private investment and trade helped to boost the overall GDP report. Trump’s trade tariffs pay dividends already The impact of government policies […]

Why you can’t trust Trump when it comes to the dollar

Why you can’t trust Trump when it comes to the dollar
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What do you do if you want a currency to move 100 pips in 24 hours in mid-August? The answer is simple; wait for a President to talk down his currency and criticize his central bank. No, this is not Turkey, this is the US, where President Trump pulled a ‘President Erdogan’ and told Reuters […]

Global Financial Market News

Global Financial Market News
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Greenback weakness The US payroll figure last Friday really put a thorn in the FOMC’s side. Most of the Fed members have been very hawkish in recent weeks, culminating with Janet’s commentary that the data is good and we expect to raise rates twice this year. That is now unlikely to happen, not even one […]

Monthly Currency Trading News

Monthly Currency Trading News
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May Market Overview $Us Dollar:  May started with disappointing ISM Manufacturing and increased Unemployment Claims while Non-Manufacturing PMI improved. This followed with disappointing ADP Non-Farm and Non-Farm Employment Change. Unemployment Rate remained at 5% and Average Hourly Earnings m/m came unchanged. Crude oil Inventories came above expectations first week and well below the second week. Core […]

Forex Trading: 4 Key Fundamentals to Watch

Forex Trading: 4 Key Fundamentals to Watch
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The Foreign Exchange is one of the fastest moving financial markets in the world.Forex trading valuations can change in minutes due to market reactions to macroeconomic and political data, for example, if Country A reports lower-than-expected economic growth, the currency markets react and Country A’s currency value could decline in minutes! Successful Forex traders understand […]

April Market Overview

April Market Overview
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Monthly Currency Trading News $Us Dollar:  April started with improved CB Consumer Confidence and better than expected ADP Non-Farm and Non-Farm Employment Change. Unemployment Claims increased and Unemployment Rate went up back to 5%. Average hourly earnings m/m increased and Crude oil Inventories came below expectations.  ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI improved.  Second week brought […]

March Market Overview

March Market Overview
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Monthly Currency Trading News $Us Dollar:  March started with improved ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI and increased Unemployment Claims. This followed with better than expected ADP Non-Farm and Non-Farm Employment Change. Unemployment Rate remained at 4.9% and Average hourly earnings m/m and Crude oil Inventories came below expectations. Second week brought Crude Oil Inventories and […]

February Market Overview

February Market Overview
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Monthly Currency Trading News $Us Dollar:  February started on a low note with disappointing ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI and increased Unemployment Claims. This followed with improved ADP Non-Farm and disappointing Non-Farm Employment Change. Unemployment Rate reduced to 4.9% and Average hourly earnings m/m came above expectations. Second week brought Crude Oil Inventories and UoM […]

4 Currencies You Need to Keep a Close Eye on in 2016

4 Currencies You Need to Keep a Close Eye on in 2016
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Last year saw two key developments in the currency markets. First, the U.S. dollar has been advancing relentlessly against every major currency, with its biggest gains it has coming against commodity exporters’ currencies. Secondly, the Chinese yuan had a surprising devaluation over the summer that led to a short and sharp correction in global equities. […]