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It has been a mixed result for Apple this weekend after the FBI cracked the encryption on a terrorist's iPhone. Apple has maintained its honour in the face of pressure from the regime but the Feds have proved the phone's operating system to be insecure. It has been a mixed result for sterling too...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 16:39
During a recent visit to the United Kingdom, I was struck by the extent to which the question of whether the country should remain in the European Union is dominating the media, boardroom discussions, and dinner conversations...
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Francis Dogbe, 29 March 2016, 15:21
Earlier today Eurozone M3 money supply came in unchanged at 5.0%, as expected in February data. Amid the components, private sector credit showed a 3.2% y/y increase, up from 2.6% y/y growth in the previous month. This moving in the right direction, though below where ECB policymakers would like...
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Francis Dogbe, 29 March 2016, 15:11
Janet Yellen speaks at the Economic Club today (12:20 PM ET) in an event that many hope will provide clarity on whether the market’s original interpretation of the FOMC dots/balance of risks/forecasts and Q&A in all its entirety, was as dovish as originally assumed; or, whether the subsequent...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 15:08
Price action is among the most popular trading concepts and a trader who knows how to use price action the right way can often improve his performance and his way of looking at charts significantly...
Trading Strategies
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Francis Dogbe, 29 March 2016, 15:07 #price action, Trading
Notable today in the majors is the heavy tone in AUD/USD, with the likes of EUR, GBP and CAD all gaining against the greenback to some degree. However, we look to NZD/USD for the answer, as the spot rate extends to fresh session highs of .6765, though is now backing off this level...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 15:06
The GBP/EUR is moving in a broad sideways zone with its floor at 1.2577 and ceiling at 1.3000 - but a pattern is emerging that hints of a big move in coming weeks. The heavy sell-off which characterized GBP/EUR’s behaviour in January and February looks to have found a bottom in the 1...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 15:01
The order to sell #GPBUSD was closed with more than 200 points of #profit with the signal of fractal crossing up. At this level we opened the order to buy and it brings more that 100 points of #profit. Find out more by checking out the Source Link...
The result of the short position in #EURUSD was fixed after the price had broken the fractal level up at 1.1175. According to the System rules we started to buy at this level. Find out more by checking out the Source Link. Please note that this post was originally published on Vistabrokers.com...
GBP/USD downside may be tempered by falling US inflation expectations, which could weaken the dollar...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 14:34
USD Positions Consolidated while EUR Shorts Reduced - Rabobank Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, lists down the IMM Net Speculators’ Positioning as at 22 March 2016. Key Quotes • “Having declined for six consecutive weeks, USD positions consolidated ahead of the Easter break...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 14:13
JPY: Mixed Data - BBH Research Team at BBH, notes that the Japan reported mixed data overnight. Key Quotes “The jobless rate ticked up unexpectedly to 3.3% in February even as the jobs to applicant ratio remained steady at 1.28. Several measures of retail sales and household spending were mixed...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 14:10
SGD: Sing in the Wings – Deutsche Bank Research Team at Deutsche Bank, suggests that there was little pushback to their view that MAS would not change policy at their April meeting given a reiteration of their core inflation forecasts, and fiscal support...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 14:06
After six consecutive days of correction lower the Kiwi finally seems to be getting a foothold once more. The NZ dollar has been a laggard of late confirming that the decision by Governor Wheeler and his team at the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates this month continues to linger...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 29 March 2016, 14:04 #forex
CNY: Tail-sizing – Deutsche Bank Research Team at Deutsche Bank, tries to answer the question that how large was the tail on Chinese growth and FX now. Key Quotes “Some suggested China was not the main tail risk for markets anymore, rather it was Europe (refugee crisis, Brexit, terrorism...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 14:04
Oil in Global Economy Series: Saudi Games Not Working After more than a year into deployment, cracks are now plenty to conclude that Saudi Arabia’s strategy to keep production high, drive out high cost producers and increase/retain its market share has failed...
Market News
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 14:01
U.S Treasury Trades Flat Ahead of Yellen's Speech The U.S. sovereign bonds were flat on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve’s Chair Janet Yellen which could give further indications for next interest rate hike, despite weak economic data on Monday...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 13:59
FXWIREPRO: GBP/JPY Faces Strong Resistance at 162.80, Good to Sell on Rallies Major resistance - 162.80 Minor support - 161.30 Major support 160.50 (200 day 4 HMA) The pair has broken minor resistance 161.80 and jumped till 162.34 at the time of writing. It is currently trading around 162.18...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 13:56
Barclays Warns Over Commodity Longs UK’s investment bank, Barclays has issued warning against recent rallies in commodities and investors; interest in commodity products both stocks as well as ETFs...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 13:52
Currency Markets Likely to See increased Volatility on Fed Hike Expectations The dollar staged a nice bounce-back from post FOMC lows supported by both safe-haven flows as a result of the Brussels terror attacks, as well as surprisingly hawkish comments from Fed officials in recent days...
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Roberto Jacobs, 29 March 2016, 13:49