Press review - page 27

Sergey Golubev
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Forbes: War Is A Terrible Business Model


The “debt ceiling” is $16.7 trillion and the cost of the war, so far, is $6 trillion. Those two numbers speak for themselves as if you divide the cost of the American population into that you get roughly $19,000 a head. Imagine that in your checking account.

War Is A Terrible Business Model
War Is A Terrible Business Model
  • Clem Chambers
  • www.forbes.com
The “debt ceiling” is $16.7 trillion and the cost of the war, so far, is $6 trillion. Those two numbers speak for themselves as if you divide the cost into the American population into that and you get roughly $19,000 a head. t.
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Euro Risks Weighted to Downside Ahead of ECB, NFPs :

Fundamental Forecast for Euro: Neutral


  • The Euro continues to struggle despite more signs of improved growth.
  • ECB will hold on Thursday – press conference is especially important.
  • Regardless of ECB, US NFPs on Friday will have the last word on EURUSD.
Euro Risks Weighted to Downside Ahead of ECB, NFPs
Euro Risks Weighted to Downside Ahead of ECB, NFPs
  • Christopher Vecchio
  • www.dailyfx.com
The Euro was the second to worst performer on the week, outgaining the Australian Dollar by a mere +0.24%. With risk-aversion gripping the globe amid , the traditional “safe havens” found their place as the top performing currencies covered by DailyFX Research. The EURUSD dropped by -1.21% to close the week at $1.3220; and the EURJPY eased by...
Sergey Golubev
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Is 1,600 the Next SP500 Support Level? :


Investors and traders alike are heading into the long weekend with a variety of potential risks facing them. The media has made us aware of the situation that is going on in Syria and that the United States may be planning a military strike.
Since the current Syrian situation arose, we have seen some strong volatility return to U.S. financial markets. The observed volatility has included both realized volatility and implied volatility in many of the various option chains. There are pundits who will surmise a variety of outcomes, but frankly no one knows for sure. Will oil prices spike if military action occurs in Syria? Will oil prices fall on a military action(s)? What will happen to gold? What will happen to risk assets? Will they find Jimmy Hoffa?

Is 1,600 the Next SP500 Support Level?
Is 1,600 the Next SP500 Support Level?
  • J.W. Jones
  • www.thetechnicaltraders.com
Investors and traders alike are heading into the long weekend with a variety of potential risks facing them. The media has made us aware of the situation that is going on in Syria and that the United States may be planning a military strike. Since the current Syrian situation arose, we have seen some strong volatility return to U.S. financial...
Sergey Golubev
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Gold / Silver / Copper futures - Weekly outlook: September 2 - 6

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Gold futures ended the week below the key USD1,400-level on Friday, after mostly upbeat U.S. economic data fuelled speculation the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its bond-buying program at its next policy meeting.

On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery fell 1.3% on Friday to settle the week at USD1,395.00 a troy ounce. The December contract settled 0.4% lower at USD1,412.90 a troy ounce on Thursday.

Gold futures were likely to find support at USD1,368.40 a troy ounce, the low from August 23 and resistance at USD1,433.50, the high from August 28.

Gold prices lost 0.2% on the week, the first weekly decline in a month.

Gold / Silver / Copper futures - Weekly outlook: September 2 - 6
Gold / Silver / Copper futures - Weekly outlook: September 2 - 6
  • Investing.com
  • www.investing.com
Investing.com - Gold futures ended the week below the key USD1,400-level on Friday, after mostly upbeat U.S. economic data fuelled speculation the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its bond-buying program at its next policy meeting. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery fell 1.3% on...
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Trading This Weeks NFP Release :



Forex traders wait every month for the volatility created through the NFP economic release. Today we will examineexpectations for this Fridays NFP event.

The release of Non-Farm Payroll figures can be an exciting time for Forex traders. As one of the most anticipated releases on the US economic calendar, Non-Farm Payrolls also known as NFP, has been historically known to produce volatility in the market place. The cause being, that during this news release, traders look for insight into whether the US economy is expanding or contracting through new jobs being added to the labor force. With NFP set to be released this Friday at 8:30am ET,today let’s get a better understand NFP and its potential impact on market.

Forex News: Trading This Weeks NFP Release
Forex News: Trading This Weeks NFP Release
  • Walker England
  • www.dailyfx.com
First, NFP looks specifically at net changes in employment as jobs are created or subtracted in an economy in any given month. The term Non-Farm is used since farm / agricultural workers are not included in the employment count. The decision to not include agricultural jobs lies in these jobs being largely seasonal that could possibly produce...
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2013-09-03 01:30 GMT (or 03:30 MQ MT5 time| [AUD - Retail Sales]

If actual > forecast = good for currency (for AUD in our case)

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Australia Retail Sales Add 0.1% In July 

Retail sales in Australia gained a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in July compared to the previous month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, standing at A$21.824 billion.

That missed expectations for an increase of 0.4 percent following the flat reading in June and a 0.2 percent increase in May.

By category, department store sales were down 1.3 percent and other retailing shed 0.3 percent.

Sales in food retailing (0.1 percent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2 percent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.3 percent) and household goods retailing (0.1 percent) moved higher.

8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2013
  • www.abs.gov.au
NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES NOVEMBER KEY POINTS CURRENT PRICES The trend estimate rose 0.5% in November 2013. This follows a rise of 0.5% in October 2013 and a rise of 0.5% in September 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7% in November 2013. This follows a rise of 0.5% in October 2013 and a rise of 0.9% in September 2013. In...
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2013-09-03 04:30 GMT (or 06:30 MQ MT5 time| [AUD - RBA Interest Rate Decision]

If actual > forecast = good for currency (for AUD in our case)

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RBA Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged At Record-Low

The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday decided to retain its benchmark cash rate at record-low of 2.5 percent, in line with economists' expectations.

At the meeting, the Reserve Bank Board noted that the setting of the monetary policy remained "appropriate".

The Board said it will "continue to assess the outlook and adjust policy as needed to foster sustainable growth in demand and inflation outcomes consistent with the target."

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2013-09-03 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time| [USD - ISM Manufacturing PMI]

If actual > forecast = good for currency (for USD in our case)

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U.S. Manufacturing Index Reaches A New Two-Year High In August

After reporting the biggest monthly jump in manufacturing activity in seventeen years in the previous month, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Tuesday showing that manufacturing activity expanded at an even faster rate in August.

The ISM said its purchasing managers index edged up to 55.7 in August from 55.4 in July, with a reading above 50 indicating an increase in manufacturing activity.

The modest increase by the purchasing managers index came as a surprise to economists, who had expected the index to dip to a reading of 53.8.

With the unexpected increase, the index added to the 4.5-point gain posted in the previous month, reaching its highest level since hitting 55.8 in June of 2011.

Bradley J. Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, said, "August's PMI reading, the highest of the year, indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the third consecutive month."

"Comments from the panel range from slow to improving business conditions depending upon the industry," he added.

The modest increase by headline index was partly due to a notable acceleration in the pace of new orders growth, with the new orders index jumping to 63.2 in August from 58.3 in July.

Sergey Golubev
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Bonds Lower, S&P's higher, Silver Higher

Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 1’17 lower at 130’12 and the 10 Yr. Notes 23 lower 123’18.0. The June 2017/June 2015 Eurodollar spread has widened about 5 points to 2.15 premium the June 2015. A slight easing of Mid East tensions with President Obama throwing the decision making process on what type of action to take concerning the use of chemical weapons on to the back of Congress for discussion has put the interest rate sector of the market back on track towards higher interest rates and “risk on” trade. For the moment I will look at Bonds as a trading affair between 129’00 and 132’00.

Grains: Dec. corn is currently 6’2 higher at 488’2, Nov. Beans 46’2 higher at 1403’6 and Dec. Wheat 6’0 higher at 660’0. Trends are up but I feel the upside in Dec. Corn is limited to the 510’0 level. I would like to note that these markets are trending higher inspite of a firming dollar. I suspect Beans will test the recent highs in the 1410’0 area..

Cattle: The early calls in both Live and Feeder Cattle are currently mixed. I am on the sidelines as far as speculative positions are concerned at this time.

Silver: Dec. Silver is currently 93 cents higher at 24.45 and Dec. Gold 6.00 higher at 1401.00. The Presidents decision to wait for Congress before taking any Mid East military action initially broke this markets providing a one dollar break buying opportunity in Silver (see “Report” from 8/29/2013). If you bought the break over the weekend, take the quick profit.

S&P's: Sept. S&P’s are currently 18.00 higher at 1649.25. I must admit that this is more of a rally than I might of anticipated by the cooling of the immediate tensions re. Syria. We remain long out of the monet put spreads and have taken the protective measure of buying out of the money puts in Crude oi (see “Report” from 8/29/2013). This has worked well for the moment as puts ten dollars out of the money (for example the Nov. Crude Oil 98.00 put) have increased in price by about 35 points ($350), a bit more than the S&P put spreads have lost. If Crude oil should trade below the 106.00 level I will be looking to take profits on the Crude Oil put.

Currencies: As of this writing the Sept. Euro is trading 40 lower at 1.3168, the Swiss 55 lower at 1.0687, the Yen 137 lower at 1.0051 and the Pound 65 higher at 1.5558. The Dec. Dollar Index is currently 20 higher at 82.59. I will be a buyer of the Dollar on a sharp break. I am also interested in going long the Yen in the 98.00 area if the market allows over the next few days.

Bonds Lower, S&P's higher, Silver Higher
Bonds Lower, S&P's higher, Silver Higher
  • www.fxstreet.com
Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 1’17 lower at 130’12 and the 10 Yr. Notes 23 lower 123’18.0. The June 2017/June 2015 Eurodollar spread has widened about 5 points to 2.15 premium the June 2015. A slight easing of Mid East tensions with President Obama throwing the decision making process on what type of action to take concerning the use of...
Sergey Golubev
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2013-09-04 01:30 GMT (or 03:30 MQ MT5 time| [AUD - GDP]

If actual > forecast = good for currency (for AUD in our case)

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Australia Q2 GDP Gains 0.6% On Quarter

Australia's gross domestic economy climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the previous three months, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

The headline figure was unchanged from the previous quarter, but it beat forecasts for an increase of 0.5 percent.

Terms of trade added 0.1 percent on quarter, while real gross domestic income gained 0.6 percent.

On a yearly basis, GDP was up 2.6 percent versus forecasts for 2.4 percent after adding 2.5 percent in the previous three months.