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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Turbulent Week for Trump Trade Tactics Has the World on Edge
Over five days, the U.S. called off a trade war with China, cast doubt over the framework of talks with Beijing, and threatened tariffs on car and truck imports to protect national security. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation
The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, according to four people familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probably ‘A Good Thing’, Novogratz Says
Major cryptocurrency proponents seemed unfazed by news the Department of Justice has started a criminal probe into potential trading manipulation. Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said he’s not surprised by the allegations and welcomes the investigation. [more...]
Bloomberg: Big Oil Consumers Start to Lock-in Prices as Brent Surges to $80
The rise in oil prices to $80 a barrel is starting to cause concern across boardrooms, with some big industrial consumers, including airlines and shipping companies, starting to buy more insurance against rising energy prices. [more...]
Bloomberg: Will London Ever Get Affordable Housing?
The Mayor of London says enough homes can be built over the next decade to solve a housing shortage that’s driven prices beyond the means of average Londoners. Signs the property boom is ending may make his ambitious goals harder to reach. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Gets No Relief From Erdogan as Hike Fails to Stem Drop
The relief brought by Turkey’s decision to boost interest rates at Wednesday’s emergency meeting didn’t last long, as the lira resumed its nosedive against the dollar. And President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has since offered no respite. [more...]
Reuters: Shares recover as North Korea's conciliatory stance calms nerves
Global shares were on the mend on Friday as Pyongyang’s measured response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to call off a key summit with North Korea healed market sentiment, although investors remained cautious. [more...]
Reuters: Yen slips from two-week high after North Korea says still open to talks with U.S.
The yen stepped back from a two-week high against the dollar on Friday when North Korea said it was open to resolving issues with the United States after President Donald Trump called off a June summit with its leader, Kim Jong Un. [more...]
CNBC: Steve Cohen's Point72 is bullish on Asia and likes these sectors
Steve Cohen's Point72 is aggressively expanding in Asia. The firm, which has more than 1,250 employees globally and $12 billion in assets under management, recently opened a larger office in Hong Kong, which can accommodate more than 160 employees — an increase from about 60 employees at the end of 2015. [more...]
CNBC: Trump says US military 'is ready if necessary' after Kim Jong Un summit cancellation
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. military stands "ready if necessary" following his cancellation of a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, ramping up already tense rhetoric exchanged between Washington and Pyongyang. [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 Mixed as Trade Worries Return; Yen Jumps: Markets Wrap
A drop in Japanese shares dominated an otherwise mixed session for Asian equities, as the yen extended gains amid more twists and turns on trade and lingering emerging-market risks. The dollar steadied and 10-year Treasury yields pared a decline below 3 percent. [more...]

Bloomberg: Here’s How Much Money You Need for Bankers to Think You’re Rich
Twenty-five million dollars in investable wealth. The kind of money you could afford to see dip into the red for a quarter or three, maybe even a year or two, without breaking a sweat. With $25 million, maybe, just maybe, you're starting to be rich. [more...]

Bloomberg: Why ‘Risk On’ and ‘Risk Off’ Are How the Markets Roll
Sometimes markets are described as “risk on” or “risk off.” The analysts using those terms generally say them with great confidence. Many people hearing them feel like they kind of know what they mean, but aren’t absolutely entirely sure.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank Says It Will Cut at Least 7,000 Jobs in Revamp
Deutsche Bank AG will cut equities jobs by a quarter and reduce overall positions by at least 7,000 as chief executive officer Christian Sewing seeks to slash costs and boost profitability at the investment bank. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cheaper Pound May Challenge Case for Currency's Darker Outlook
The pound is looking increasingly cheap. The currency is currently undervalued by almost 19 percent against the dollar and by 8 percent against the euro, according to the Big Mac purchasing-power parity model.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Erdogan Surrenders to Market as Rate Rise Halts Lira's Collapse
Turkey’s central bank raised interest rates at an emergency meeting on Wednesday and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged allegiance to global principles on monetary policy, bowing to pressure from financial markets after plunging the nation into a currency crisis. [more...]
Reuters: Asia share markets hit by U.S. auto tariff threat, dollar pulls back
Asian shares fell on Thursday after the U.S. government launched a national security probe into auto imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump’s comments indicated fresh setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks. [more...]
Reuters: Trump urges a new 'structure' for U.S.-China trade deal
U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need “a different structure,” fueling uncertainty over current negotiations. [more...]
CNBC: Goldman Sachs made a staggering $200 million in one day as markets plunged
Goldman Sachs made $200 million in profit on a single day this February as calm in stock markets was shattered with a historic surge in volatility, according to people with knowledge of the move. [more...]
CNBC: Everything you need to know about a new EU data law that could shake up big US tech
You may have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But most likely you haven't because it sounds boring, but it's really important and CNBC has a guide to help you understand it. [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 Mixed as Dollar Slips; Oil Near 2014 High: Markets Wrap
Most Asian stocks dipped in a holiday-hit trading session Tuesday, with the dollar stalling near a five-month high and U.S. Treasuries little changed. Crude oil steadied around its highest level since 2014. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Conspires With Politics to Drive Rupee Toward Record Low
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rupee face a similar predicament -- old foes have re-emerged to keep them in check. Brent crude rose above $80 a barrel last week for the first time since 2014, and is looking ominous for the nation’s budget deficit, inflation and the currency. [more...]
Bloomberg: It’s Back to Normal for Technology Heavyweights
With tariff tensions between the U.S. and China on hold, tech investors have stopped holding their breath. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Could Weather Another U.K. Snap Election, Analyst Says
BMO Capital Markets is unfazed by the risk of a U.K. election. The North American bank is bullish on sterling, seeing it gaining 7 percent to $1.44 by year-end, even after reports that Prime Minister Theresa May’s party is preparing for a second national vote in just over a year. [more...]
Bloomberg: Currencies Trade Near 50-Week Average as Lira Slumps: Inside EM
Emerging-market currencies traded near the average price of the past 50 weeks as U.S. Treasury yields stayed above 3 percent, offsetting optimism with easing protectionist tensions. The lira sank to a record low on speculation Turkey’s monetary policy is too loose to guard against inflation. Brazil’s real climbed after the central bank increased its intervention. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Slides to This Year's Low as Brexit to Italy Risks Weigh
With the next round of Brexit talks, key U.K. economic reports and the still-unfolding Italian coalition drama set to converge in the coming days, front-end option volatility in sterling versus the U.S. currency has picked up from a one-month low reached at the start of last week. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares stumble as dollar strengthens, oil surges
Asian shares skidded on Tuesday as a strong dollar sapped demand for emerging market assets while surging oil prices stoked concerns about a flare-up in inflation and faster U.S. interest rate increases. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices edge up on Venezuela, Iran supply worries
Oil prices rose on Tuesday on concerns that Venezuela’s crude output could drop further following a disputed presidential election and potential U.S. sanctions on the OPEC-member. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin cash is a must-own, says crypto investor Brian Kelly
Cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly said Monday bitcoin cash is the must-own digital currency of the moment.
On Saturday, bitcoin cash miners met to discuss funding for a bitcoin cash development fund, he told CNBC. [more...]
CNBC: Everything you need to know about a new EU data law called GDPR
You may have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But most likely you haven't because it sounds boring, but it's really important and CNBC has a guide to help you understand it. [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: U.S.-China Trade Truce May Be Fleeting as Tensions Linger
The newly-declared economic truce between the U.S. and China will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on vague commitments to re-balance trade. [more...]
Bloomberg: Beyond the Dollar Everything's ‘Just Noise’ for Emerging Markets
As if emerging-market investors didn’t have enough to worry about -- with political flare-ups and central-bank surprises galore -- the dollar’s strength is poised to pile further pressure on currencies from the real to the rand. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ryanair Predicts Profit Decline This Year as Labor Costs Jump
Ryanair Holdings Plc said annual earnings are set to slump for the first time since 2014 after a pilot shortage forced Europe’s biggest discount airline to accept unionization and increase pay. [more...]
Bloomberg: Crude Oil's Surge Is Putting the ‘Petro’ Back in Petrocurrencies
The currencies of some of the world’s top oil producers are set to become intertwined with crude prices once again as the commodity surges to the highest since 2014. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors Bet on Fresh Stock Volatility Like It's August 2016
Stocks are calmer these days, but there’s one corner of the market where investor nerves are on full display.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar May Drop 5% as Deficits Return to Focus, Fund Says
The dollar is poised to drop about 5 percent by year-end as the market’s focus returns to the worsening U.S. twin deficits and the surge in Treasury yields stalls, according to Brandywine Global Investment Management. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-U.S. trade war 'on hold'
Stocks rose on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the U.S. trade war with China “on hold” following an agreement to drop their tariff threats that had roiled global markets this year. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices boosted by news China, U.S. put trade war 'on hold'
Oil prices rose on Monday as markets reacted to news that China and the United States have put a looming trade war between the world’s two biggest economies “on hold”. [more...]
CNBC: Mnuchin declares US-China trade war 'on hold' as talks progress
The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. [more...]
CNBC: One in five ICOs may be frauds — but investors are bullish on them anyway
The number of initial coin offerings, or ICOs, has skyrocketed in the past two years as more companies flock to the new and controversial way to raise capital. In an ICO, companies create a digital token or coin, then sell it to investors in exchange for cash or more commonly, cryptocurrency, usually bitcoin or ether. [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: Asian Stocks Mixed; U.S. 10-Year Yield Near Highs: Markets Wrap
Asian shares traded mixed on Friday, while remaining on track for a weekly loss as investors mull the implications of a jump in benchmark 10-year Treasury yields to their highest level since 2011. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Firms Lift Asia Stocks as Traders Stay Cool on China Offer
Energy stocks rallied, boosting Asia’s benchmark gauge after Brent topped $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Warning Signal for Global Stock Markets Is Flashing in Japan
Morgan Stanley calls it “the end of easy,” that witching hour in global stock markets when economic growth is slowing, the Federal Reserve is tightening, and inflation is ticking up. After a long bull run, strategists the world over are getting nervous -- and watching for the top. [more...]
Bloomberg: Three Hedge Fund Managers Face Down Wall Street's Dollar Doom
Three hedge fund managers are going head-to-head with Wall Street’s top strategists over the fate of the dollar, wagering the currency’s best run in three years is far from over. [more...]
Reuters: China halts U.S. sorghum dumping probe amid signs of trade thaw
China said on Friday it was dropping an anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum, a conciliatory gesture as top officials meet in Washington in an effort to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. [more...]
Reuters: Oil steady on OPEC cuts, strong demand and looming Iran sanctions
Oil prices held firm on Friday on strong demand, ongoing supply cuts led by producer cartel OPEC and looming U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran. [more...]
CNBC: Trump: I 'doubt' China trade negotiations will succeed
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he doubts high-stakes trade negotiations with China will succeed. [more...]
CNBC: Cryptocurrency investor names his favorite — and least favorite — digital currencies
With so many digital coin options out there, it can be difficult for investors to know how to navigate the cryptocurrency universe. [more...]
CNBC: Warren Buffett: Interest rates are the 'most important' thing in determining stock values
As bond yields rally to multiyear highs, investors may want to remember Warren Buffett'sremarks on the importance of interest rates for valuing investments. [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