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The following are the expectations for today's FOMC minutes from the January meeting as provided by the economists at 15 major banks. Goldman Sachs: The January FOMC statement was largely in line with expectations, with a marginally dovish shift in language...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 February 2015, 15:35
WTI Crude has opened inside Value at Nymex. By using its negative correlation with USD/CAD - which looks like price will open above value, indicating more upside for the pair - I would like to wait until Crude falls closer to VAL. Ideally at that point I would like to see USDCAD hit supply at 1...
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Deeyana Andjelovic, 18 February 2015, 15:31 #crude oil, forex
As we noted yesterday, this week is shaping up to be an important one for the euro from a near-term timing perspective as various cyclical relationships will be aligning over the next couple of days...
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Sergey Golubev, 18 February 2015, 15:11 #technical analysis
On Wednesday, U.S. stock futures were little changed, as investors anticipated the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting, says The Wall Street Journal...
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News, 18 February 2015, 14:52 #dax, Dow Jones, S&P 500
On Wednesday the dollar climbed versus peers, recovering from a recent decline fuelled by disappointing U.S. economic reports, as investors eyed a fresh series of U.S. data to be released later in the day...
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News, 18 February 2015, 13:52 #Bank of England, usd/jpy
The number of unemployed people in Britain dropped by 97,000 to 1.86 million for the October to December period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Employment increased by 103,000 to close to 31 million - the highest since records began in 1971...
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News, 18 February 2015, 13:13
Russia is ready to discuss alternative options to South Stream project with its EU partners but will not turn down gas cooperation with Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...
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News, 18 February 2015, 12:53
This has never happened in the history before - no one has ever left the European Union yet. And Greece and its European partners hardly want this outcome...
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Alice F, 18 February 2015, 12:02 #IMF, economy news
Global stocks surge on Wednesday on market optimism ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on bailout conditions for Greece, though trading was subdued as many Asian markets were shut for the Lunar New Year...
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News, 18 February 2015, 10:33 #Hang Seng, dax
Hopes that a compromise between Greece and its European partners would eventually be reached dampened appetite for safe-haven assets sending gold to six-week lows on Wednesday...
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News, 18 February 2015, 10:06 #comex, copper, silver
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ForexTime, 18 February 2015, 09:28
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ended a $3.7 billion investment in Exxon Mobil Corp., as the decline in oil prices ravaged oil company profits...
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News, 18 February 2015, 09:20 #OPEC
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on that he is creating a committee to run for governor of California in 2018; however, the bigger news for Bitcoin ecosystem is that he is going to accept Bitcoin donations from his supporters...
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Sergey Golubev, 18 February 2015, 09:11 #Cryptocurrency, bitcoin
Soros Fund Management reduced its holdings in U.S. stocks in the fourth quarter and moved about $2 billion into companies in Asia and Europe, according to Bloomberg. Other big hedge fund managers made a similar call on U.S. equities as a slide in oil prices hammered energy holdings...
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News, 18 February 2015, 08:44 #Nikkei
Another 25.0K contraction in U.K. Jobless Claims may encourage an improved outlook for the real economy, but the lack of stronger wage growth may generate a limited market reaction in GBP/USD as the Bank of England (BoE) remains in no rush to normalize monetary policy...
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Sergey Golubev, 18 February 2015, 08:11 #fundamental analysis
The Japanese yen gained on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan held policy steady and upgraded its assessment of exports and factory output, with Asian markets gearing up for the Chinese New Year holidays. Greece is still in focus...
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News, 18 February 2015, 07:58 #Bank of Japan, usd/jpy
I parse the Russian media (corporate and social) on a daily basis and I am always amazed at the completely different way the issue of western sanctions is discussed. I think that it is important and useful for me to share this with those of you who do not speak Russian...
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Oleg Kiryanov, 18 February 2015, 07:58
Talking Points: EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 1.1276, 1.1185, 1.0970 Resistance:1.1533, 1.1659, 1.1832 The Euro remains in digestion mode after bottoming as expected against the US Dollar following the appearance of a bullish Morning Star candle pattern...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Costache Constantin Razvan, 18 February 2015, 06:32
Talking Points: USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 118.15, 118.01, 116.17 Resistance: 120.82, 121.91, 123.88 The US Dollar may be preparing to renew its push higher against the Japanese Yen after retesting a recently broken Triangle pattern top. Near-term resistance is at 120...
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Costache Constantin Razvan, 18 February 2015, 06:31
Talking Points: British Pound Unlikely to Find Fuel in BOE Minutes, Jobless Claims Figures US Dollar Disproportionally Vulnerable to Drop on FOMC Meeting Minutes See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The release of minutes from this month’s Bank of England policy...
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Costache Constantin Razvan, 18 February 2015, 06:29