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Buying the Swiss franc may be the best hedge against the United Kingdom voting to quit the European Union (EU), according to HSBC — but not everybody agrees. The British bank said the Swiss currency would likely rally strongly on a "Brexit," but would not weaken if the U.K...
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Francis Dogbe, 15 March 2016, 14:56
The BOJ decision to leave policy unchanged was a catalyst for this morning’s risk aversion though no-one was looking for any move and the fact that the oil bounce ran out of steam could be blamed just as much...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 14:28 #AUD/NZD, usd/jpy
A result of a long position in #EURUSD was fixed on a signal of the red Alligator's line crossing i.e. with a profit. Then we went short on a breakthrough of a fractal down at 1.1077. Find out more by checking out the Source Link...
A result of a long position in #USDJPY was fixed with a small loss. Here we have already opened a new order to sale in accordance with the System rules. Currently it brings a slight #profit. Find out more by checking out the Source Link...
The pound to euro exchange rate needs to extricate itself out of its current quagmire if it is to avoid significant falls lower. The longer sterling remains unable to extricate itself from where it currently finds itself against the euro, the stronger the downside bias is likely to become...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 13:25
If you are looking to buy a holiday home in the U.S, in somewhere like Florida, you are going to need US dollars, and to get those you are going to have to exchange British pounds...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 13:22
The negative rate environment is having unintended consequences, one of which is the ressurection of gold. Gold is on the rise. The precious metal has rallied sharply from lows in the 1040s to its current rate in the 1230s - a rise of nearly 20% since only the end of last year...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 13:20 #gold
Kit Juckes, Research Analyst at Societe Generale, suggests that the RBA Minutes overall are much more neutral...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 15 March 2016, 12:54
James Smith, Economist at ING, suggests that after the BoJ maintained its status quo in today’s policy decision, attention will now turn to April’s meeting when they release their quarterly outlook report, although it may still be too early to expect a further rate cut...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 15 March 2016, 12:53
Over the next three months or so, EUR trading will likely depend on three factors: i) efficacy of the ECB policy package, ii) external environment, especially Fed policy and risk sentiment, and iii) ECB willingness to ease further, including rate cuts, when necessary...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 12:11
GBPUSD: The pair followed through lower on the back of its Monday losses on Tuesday. This development leaves GBPUSD threatening further downside pressure in the days ahead. On the downside, support lies at the 1.4250 level where a break will turn attention to the 1.4200 level...
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FXTechstrategy Team, 15 March 2016, 12:04
The Bank of Japan, last night decided to leave their current stimulus plan unchanged, in addition to the current benchmark rate at -0.10%. The members votes 8-1 to keep the current stimulus package at ¥80 trillion. The members also voted 7-2 to keep the benchmark rate unchanged...
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Daniel Bancans, 15 March 2016, 12:04 #Nikkei, forex
Along with Cable and EUR/GBP testing their recent extremes, GBP/JPY is now through initial support around 160.65-70, and is now eyeing a move on 160.00. Below here lies the Wednesday low at 159...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 12:00
Retail sales: We forecast retail sales to have declined 0.3% m/m in February, with a modest 0.2% rise in core sales offset by a steep decrease in gasoline station sales and fewer motor vehicle sales on the month...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 15 March 2016, 11:15
EUR/USD: Bullish: Upside likely limited to 1.1245. As mentioned last Friday, while we turned bullish EUR, the upside potential is likely limited to 1.1245. The current movement is a short-term consolidation and this should lead to an eventual move higher in the next few days...
The EUR/USD pair wiped out gains and turned negative in the European session, breaking below the 1.1100 support yet again, as the US dollar regained ground across the board. EUR/USD rejected at 1.1120 Currently, EUR/USD trades -0.17% to fresh session lows of 1...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 15 March 2016, 11:05
The technical picture in #GPBUSD shows a cluster of support and resistance levels. On the one hand the short-term trend is upward, and on the other hand recently #quotes have tested the resistance line of the medium-term trend and then a downward correction started...
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Vistabrokers CIF Ltd, 15 March 2016, 11:00 #Trading
Quotes of #Gold have left borders of a rising price channel. This breakthrough has provoked an activation of protective stop orders, and it rapidly led the price to a support line of a larger order trend. Find out more by checking out the Source Link...
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Vistabrokers CIF Ltd, 15 March 2016, 10:56 #Trading
Oil benchmarks are being offered, with Brent now trading well below hourly 200-MA and appears on track to test 100-DMA support at $38.40 levels. Brent down 2% Futures currently trade 2% lower on the day around $38.75/barrel...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 15 March 2016, 10:27
Research Team at Westpac, suggests that the appreciation of the USD over the past two years has been substantial and persistent and its most significant impact has been on the manufacturing sector, magnifying the impact of weak global growth...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 15 March 2016, 10:24