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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Are Mixed as Euro Gains, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks are set to end the week on diverging paths as Japanese shares declined, while those in Hong Kong extended a record winning streak. Volatility in the Treasuries market subsided and the euro extended its advance. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Crackdown Has China Stocks Playing Down Crypto Links
At least a dozen Chinese listed companies have issued statements this week playing down links to blockchain technology amid signs regulators are trying to limit the kind of speculative surges seen in other markets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Italian Employment is Booming, but the Catch Is Temporary Jobs
Italy’s employers are increasingly relying on temporary workers, taking the shine off positive labor numbers and leaving a weak spot in the economic recovery. [more...]
Bloomberg: Booming Global Trade Helped China Exports Surge Last Year
China’s exports rose in December, capping a year of stronger trade growth buoyed by a robust global economy. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Options Traders Get Wake-Up Call From Central-Bank Signals
The currency world showed signs of emerging from its low-volatility stupor this week after the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank surprised traders with messages on their bond-buying policy that fueled rallies in the euro and yen. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Prime Number Could Be the Answer to Bitcoin’s Power Problem
Methods used by computers programmed to run a 350-year-old equation may also offer answers to bitcoin’s out-sized demand for electricity. [more...]
Reuters: Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps
The stocks are set to be in focus in the coming weeks as President Donald Trump seeks legislation geared at overhauling the country’s aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure, fresh off passage of a tax reform bill by his Republican party. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB
Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and higher oil prices while the euro edged up as the European Central Bank signaled an end to its massive stimulus. [more...]
Reuters: Oil slips away from 2014 highs, though overall 2018 outlook remains firm
Oil prices on Friday slipped away from December-2014 highs reached the previous day. [more...]
CNBC: Trump says his London trip is off because he doesn't like the embassy building
President Donald Trump canceled a trip to the new U.S. embassy in London, claiming that it was because he's "not a fan" of the building. The move allows Trump to sidestep widespread protests that were planned for him. [more...]
CNBC: South Korea is talking down the idea a cryptocurrency trading ban is imminent
South Korea's finance minister on Friday said that relevant officials need to hold more consultations over the justice ministry's plan to ban cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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​​​​​​​The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair. To get the latest Currency Strength Indicator please click here

Todays Markets

Economic Calendar
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Trading Sentiment
Below is the latest sentiment as compiled by etoro, the world's largest (social) trading network. It provides a view of what individual investors think about the specific instruments and gives a view of the current sentiment.
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Fall as Rally Loses Steam; U.S. Yields Dip: Markets Wrap
The stellar run for equities that ushered in the new year showed signs of waning in Asia on Thursday as the yen remained near a six-week high and traders dialed back their appetite for risky assets amid a jump in government bond yields. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrencies Retreat Amid South Korea Clampdown Concerns
Bitcoin slumped as South Korea’s justice ministry reiterated a proposed ban on cryptocurrency venues, fueling concern that a government crackdown will erode one of the world’s biggest sources of demand for digital currencies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Euro Bulls Have Bigger Things to Worry About Than Italy’s Election
The upcoming Italian elections have been a constant concern to euro bulls since last summer. However, they may need to look elsewhere for their biggest worry, still of Italian origin: Mario Draghi. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Can Drop 50% and China Miners Will Still Make Money
Bitcoin mining is so profitable in China that the cryptocurrency could fall by half and miners would still make money, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [more...]
Bloomberg: Risks and Rewards: An Investors’ Guide to Asia Markets in 2018
Asia was the place to be for emerging-market investors in 2017, but a slew of issues and events risk standing in the way of the region repeating that world-beating performance. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps
The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China’s regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar up vs. yen as concerns ease over China U.S. bond stance
The dollar edged higher against the yen on Thursday after comments by China’s foreign exchange regulator eased concerns that China may reduce its buying of U.S. government bonds. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin falls as one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency markets readies a bill to ban trading
South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday that a bill is being prepared to ban all cryptocurrency trading in the country.
That news is a major development for the cryptocurrency space, as South Korea is one of the biggest markets for major coins like bitcoin and ethereum. [more...]
CNBC: We need balanced oil markets but 'we're not there yet,' UAE oil minister says
Oil markets still have not completely balanced supply against demand just yet, United Arab Emirates' (UAE) energy and industry minister said Thursday. [more...]
CNBC: China just reminded the United States that Beijing is its banker
U.S. bonds sold off on Wednesday — and that may have been the point. Markets took a hit following a Bloomberg News report that cited unnamed Beijing officials as saying that China, the largest holder of U.S. Treasurys, could slow or even halt its purchases of that debt. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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​​​​​​​The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair. To get the latest Currency Strength Indicator please click here

Todays Markets

Economic Calendar
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Trading Sentiment
Below is the latest sentiment as compiled by etoro, the world's largest (social) trading network. It provides a view of what individual investors think about the specific instruments and gives a view of the current sentiment.
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stock Rally Fades as Yen Gains for Second Day: Markets Wrap
Asia’s stock rally to record highs looked to take a breather on Wednesday as investors consider the impact of a jump in bond yields. The yen strengthened for a second day, with traders fixating on prospects for scaled-back debt purchases from the Bank of Japan. [more...]
Bloomberg: Classified Military Satellite Goes Missing After SpaceX Launch
A military satellite launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. appears to have crashed into the sea after a malfunction while being boosted into orbit, a potential setback for the billionaire. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Can Drop 50% and China's Miners Will Still Make Money
Bitcoin mining is so profitable in China that the cryptocurrency could fall by half and miners would still make money, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [more...]
Bloomberg: Macron Says China Will Finalize Order for 184 A320 Jets Soon
China, poised to become the world’s biggest aircraft buyer, will finalize orders for 184 Airbus SE A320 family aircraft soon, French President Emmanuel Macron said after talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. [more...]
Bloomberg: Gundlach Says Commodities Set to Outperform in Late-Cycle Boom
Jeffrey Gundlach, the billionaire bond manager, said commodities may be one of the best investments this year as they surge during the late phase of the economic cycle. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin's 43% Arbitrage Trade Is a Lot Tougher Than It Looks
It’s the kind of market anomaly that savvy traders usually devour in fractions of a second: bitcoin prices in South Korea are 43 percent higher than those in the U.S. Arbitrage 101 says buy in America, sell in Korea, and pocket the difference for a risk-free profit, minus transaction costs. [more...]
Bloomberg: How Fake News and Elon Musk Sent South Africa's Currency Haywire
What happens when fevered foreign-exchange speculation meets fake news at the same time a satellite that shares the name of South Africa’s president goes missing? You get the South African rand Tuesday, which suddenly spiked more than 1 percent amid the confusion before snapping back less than 10 minutes later. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at 3-year high
Asian shares flinched from testing their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, as investors booked profits in high-tech shares while oil prices hit three-year highs due to production cuts and a fall in inventories. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices hit highest since 2014, but analysts warn of overheated market
Oil prices hit their highest levels since 2014 on Wednesday due to ongoing production cuts led by OPEC as well as healthy demand, although analysts cautioned that markets may be overheating. [more...]
CNBC: Legendary investor Bill Miller: Market could be headed for a 'melt-up' of 30%
Worried about higher interest rates putting a dent on the stock market's rip-roaring rally? Fear not, a rise in rates will actually help stocks, according to legendary investor Bill Miller. [more...]
CNBC: Three rate hikes by the Fed in 2018 would be problematic for markets, expert says
The current bull run in markets would be derailed if the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes rates three times this year, investing expert Michael Yoshikami told CNBC on Wednesday. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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​​​​​​​The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair. To get the latest Currency Strength Indicator please click here

Todays Markets

Economic Calendar
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Trading Sentiment
Below is the latest sentiment as compiled by etoro, the world's largest (social) trading network. It provides a view of what individual investors think about the specific instruments and gives a view of the current sentiment.
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Build on Record High, Yen Strengthens: Markets Wrap
Asian equities built on the best start to a year since 2006 as Japanese traders returned from a holiday following new all-time highs for U.S. shares. The yen climbed in an apparent reaction to the Bank of Japan trimming bond purchases in one of its regular operations. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrencies Are Selling Off
Bitcoin slumped, dragging down smaller rivals such as ether and litecoin, as concerns that regulators will tighten their grip on the market weigh on the the world’s largest cryptocurrency. [more...]
Bloomberg: SpaceX-Launched Satellite for the U.S. Military May Be Lost, Officials Say
A military satellite launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. hasn’t been spotted in orbit by the U.S. Strategic Command, creating a mystery about the fate of the classified payload and doubts about whether the mission was a success. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yen's Spike Shows Taste of What Comes When BOJ Really Does Shift
A minor tweak in a regular Bank of Japan bond-purchase operation on Tuesday was enough to send the yen climbing the most in almost a month, even though evidence weighs overwhelmingly against the adjustment signifying anything meaningful. [more...]
Bloomberg: Wall Street's Rising Euphoria May Spell Trouble for Stock Market
Euphoria on Wall Street that stocks can just keep on building on record highs is getting so stratospheric that it’s reaching levels that previously signaled a slump. [more...]
Bloomberg: Venture Capital Investing Hits Highest Since Dot-Com Boom
U.S. venture firms deployed $84 billion in more than 8,000 companies last year, according to research firm PitchBook. The last time this much money sloshed around Silicon Valley and other tech hubs, many venture firms lost their investments in the dot-com bust of the early aughts. That’s far less likely to happen today. [more...]
Bloomberg: How China's Stifling Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: QuickTake Q&A
China, home to the world’s biggest community of bitcoin miners, is cracking down on cryptocurrency activity -- more so than most other major economies. From a halt to virtual currency trading on domestic exchanges to banning initial coin offerings, regulators have taken a proactive role in shaping the stratospheric rise of bitcoin and its peers. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares edge up, yen jumps as BOJ trims bond buying
Asian shares pared gains on Tuesday, pulling away from the cusp of a record high, while the yen stole the currency spotlight and jumped after the Bank of Japan’s slight reduction to its bond purchases reminded investors that it will eventually normalize policy. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2015, but doubts loom over rally
U.S. oil prices hit their highest since 2015 again on Tuesday as speculators bet on further price rises amid OPEC-led production cuts and a dip in American drilling activity, though some warned the rally could run out of steam. [more...]
CNBC: Cryptocurrency market will see crash and then consolidation, Ethereum co-founder says
The cryptocurrency market will strengthen after bitcoin alternatives that lack substance have failed, a former chief executive and co-founder of Ethereum said. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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​​​​​​​The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair. To get the latest Currency Strength Indicator please click here

Todays Markets

Economic Calendar
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Trading Sentiment
Below is the latest sentiment as compiled by etoro, the world's largest (social) trading network. It provides a view of what individual investors think about the specific instruments and gives a view of the current sentiment.
Image
Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Rise as Earnings Awaited, Won Weakens: Markets Wrap
Asian equities edged higher ahead of the start of the region’s earnings season this week, with investors betting that the outlook for economic growth and profits is strong enough to support record-high stock prices. The Korean won declined. [more...]
Bloomberg: Iranian Oil Tanker on Fire Spurs S. Korea Supply Speculation
An Iranian oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of supply for South Korea’s Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co. caught fire after colliding with another ship off China, prompting speculation over how the cargo will be replaced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Earnings Could Boost Asia Stocks to New Record Highs
Asian equities may be at record highs but analysts see earnings season, which gets under way this week, providing a further boost. [more...]
Bloomberg: Volkswagen, Uber to Deploy Nvidia's Technology for Self Driving
Nvidia Corp., trying to spread its industry-leading graphics chip technology into new areas, said Uber Technologies Inc. and Volkswagen AG will use its artificial intelligence expertise to help bring self-driving cars to the roads. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks saunter toward historic high, U.S. earnings hurdle
Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetites. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices edge up on lower U.S. rig count, but below recent highs
Oil prices firmed on Monday on the back of a slight decline in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for new production, with crude holding just below near three-year highs reached last week. [more...]
Reuters: Chinese airlines soar on fare price liberalization
Chinese airlines will be able to set their own prices on more than 300 routes after the aviation regulator further liberalized fees in a major step forward for reform of the world’s fastest-growing civil aviation market. [more...]
CNBC: North Korea may suddenly want talks because of how powerful it has become
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ignored recent peace overtures from Seoul but he's due on Tuesday to hold a formal dialogue with his southern neighbor for the first time in more than two years. [more...]
CNBC: A parody cryptocurrency just broke $2 billion for its market cap
A cryptocurrency that was created as a parody and named after an internet meme now has a market value of more than $2 billion. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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​​​​​​​The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair. To get the latest Currency Strength Indicator please click here