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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Mixed as Yields Rise, Oil Climbs on Iran: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia traded mixed and crude oil climbed past $70 in New York after President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran. Treasury yields advanced toward 3 percent, helping stoke gains in the dollar against the yen. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dimon Says Prepare for 4% Yields, Potential Volatility Rise
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said it’s possible U.S. growth and inflation prove fast enough to prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more than many anticipate, and it would be wise to prepare for benchmark yields to climb to 4 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil soars, shares rattled as Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal
Crude oil prices jumped back to near 3 1/2-year highs on Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, sparking worries about global oil supplies. [more...]
Reuters: As Trump pulls out of Iran deal, Asia grapples with impact on oil supplies
Asia’s petroleum refiners are seeking alternative supplies as they prepare for renewed U.S. sanctions against major oil exporters amid a tight market. Iran is the third-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which had recently ordered production cuts despite strong demand. [more...]
Reuters: Hot U.S. jobs market spurs push to reach those left behind
In Cleveland, a new road meant to cut commute times between the suburbs and a downtown medical hub has been redesigned as an “Opportunity Corridor” to bring businesses and jobs to poor neighborhoods along its way. [more...]
CNBC: 'Greed usually overcomes fear' when it comes to investing in the Gulf, says Bahrain development head
Despite tumultuous events in the Middle East, the financial gains offered to investors usually trump concerns about the region's stability, the chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) told CNBC Wednesday. [more...]
CNBC: Iraqi elections: Why everything is on the line, from the economy to ISIS resurgence
Everything will be on the line when Iraqis cast their ballots on Saturday to choose their next prime minister — from rebuilding the economy to the resurgence of sectarian violence and the Islamic State (ISIS). [more...]
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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 in Asia Rise as Dollar Fluctuates; Oil Dips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed Tuesday, extending a gradual recovery after declines in recent weeks stoked by concerns about the vulnerabilities of emerging-markets in the face of higher U.S. yields, a stronger dollar and costlier energy prices. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Wobbles Near $70 as Trump Keeps World Guessing on Iran Deal
Oil retreated from the highest level since 2014 as investors weighed competing views on whether the U.S. will reimpose sanctions on OPEC producer Iran and the potential consequences of such a decision. [more...]
Reuters: Oil trims gains ahead of Trump Iran announcement, Asia shares up
Oil prices eased slightly on Tuesday, a day after hitting 3-1/2 year highs, as investors braced for President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, a move that could disrupt global oil supply. [more...]
Reuters: China's April exports bounce back more than expected despite U.S. trade brawl
China’s exports rebounded more strongly than expected in April after a surprise drop the previous month, suggesting global demand remains relatively resilient and providing a cushion to the economy amid a heated trade dispute with the United States. [more...]
Reuters: Fed officials say price pressures rising but no need to shift rate path
As benchmark oil prices touched $70 a barrel, Federal Reserve officials on Monday said that rising U.S. inflation and wage pressures are not enough yet to prompt a change in the central bank’s rate outlook. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin almost broke through the $10,000 mark—then Warren Buffett and Bill Gates came along
Bitcoin prices dropped Monday following criticism from some of the investment world's best-known billionaires. The cryptocurrency hit a low of $9,188.66 Monday after climbing above $9,900 over the weekend, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin has recovered roughly 40 percent from the lows around $6,700 last month but has been unable to break the $10,000 level. [more...]
CNBC: China says last month's trade surplus with the US was nearly $7 billion more than March's surplusLast month saw major growth in China trade. China's April imports jumped 21.5 percent and its exports grew 12.9 percent against the prior year-ago period. Both of those figures, denominated in U.S. dollars, topped analysts expectations: A Reuters poll had predicted 16 percent import growth and 6.3 percent export growth. [more...]
CNBC: Bahrain is betting on 80 billion barrels of oil to help clear its budget deficit
A new, massive oil discovery in Bahrain could help the island kingdom dramatically improve its economic and fiscal strength, according to analysts at Moody's credit ratings agency. [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 Drop as Trade Talks Held; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined as investors assessed the implications of ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. The dollar remained under pressure ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report, while the Aussie advanced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tesla Plunges After a Bizarre Conference Call
Elon Musk told investors not to buy Tesla Inc. shares if they can’t stomach volatility. They got the message. The comments -- part of a bizarre, heated conference call after the close Wednesday -- sent the electric-car maker’s stock plunging. Tesla fell as much as 8.6 percent Thursday after the chief executive officer rejected analysts’ questions on another quarter in which the company burned more than $1 billion in cash. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. jobs growth expected to regain momentum in April
U.S. job growth likely accelerated in April after a weather-related slowdown in the previous month, with the unemployment rate expected to drop to near a 17-1/2-year low of 4.0 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices hold steady as U.S. decision on Iran sanctions looms
Oil prices held steady on Friday after shedding earlier gains, as market jitters kicked in over the prospect of geopolitical risks from possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks ease, dollar off highs before U.S. payrolls
Asian shares stepped back on Friday while the dollar ran into some profit-taking after a strong week of gains as financial markets turned their attention to looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. [more...]
CNBC: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter
Wall Street may have had doubts about Apple before the company reported its most recent quarterly earnings, but one of the tech company's biggest shareholders — Warren Buffett — didn't. [more...]
CNBC: HSBC, Europe's largest bank, announces a 4% fall in pre-tax profit
HSBC, Europe's largest banks by assets, on Friday reported a 4 percent fall in profit before tax in the first quarter of 2018 as operating costs rose. [more...]
CNBC: A full-blown, US-China trade war would mean a 'significant' blow to global growth
Global growth could pay the price if the U.S. and China keep fighting over trade, warned Paul Gruenwald, chief economist at S&P Global Ratings. [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 Drop as Trade Talks Held; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined as investors assessed the implications of ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. The dollar remained under pressure ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report, while the Aussie advanced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tesla Plunges After a Bizarre Conference Call
Elon Musk told investors not to buy Tesla Inc. shares if they can’t stomach volatility. They got the message. The comments -- part of a bizarre, heated conference call after the close Wednesday -- sent the electric-car maker’s stock plunging. Tesla fell as much as 8.6 percent Thursday after the chief executive officer rejected analysts’ questions on another quarter in which the company burned more than $1 billion in cash. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. jobs growth expected to regain momentum in April
U.S. job growth likely accelerated in April after a weather-related slowdown in the previous month, with the unemployment rate expected to drop to near a 17-1/2-year low of 4.0 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices hold steady as U.S. decision on Iran sanctions looms
Oil prices held steady on Friday after shedding earlier gains, as market jitters kicked in over the prospect of geopolitical risks from possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks ease, dollar off highs before U.S. payrolls
Asian shares stepped back on Friday while the dollar ran into some profit-taking after a strong week of gains as financial markets turned their attention to looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. [more...]
CNBC: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter
Wall Street may have had doubts about Apple before the company reported its most recent quarterly earnings, but one of the tech company's biggest shareholders — Warren Buffett — didn't. [more...]
CNBC: HSBC, Europe's largest bank, announces a 4% fall in pre-tax profit
HSBC, Europe's largest banks by assets, on Friday reported a 4 percent fall in profit before tax in the first quarter of 2018 as operating costs rose. [more...]
CNBC: A full-blown, US-China trade war would mean a 'significant' blow to global growth
Global growth could pay the price if the U.S. and China keep fighting over trade, warned Paul Gruenwald, chief economist at S&P Global Ratings. [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: Stocks in Japan Trade Mixed; Dollar Holds Gains: Markets Wrap
Japan’s stocks were mixed, while Australia’s market advanced in a muted session with many major markets shut for holidays. The dollar cemented its recent advance and oil extended an advance above $68 a barrel. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Extends Steel Tariffs Relief for EU and Other Allies
President Donald Trump will delay imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Mexico and Canada until June 1 as he finalizes deals with them, the White House said in a statement. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Start Busy Earnings Week on Down Note: Markets Wrap
A week full of earnings reports and economic data started on a down note, with U.S. stock benchmarks pulled lower by technology and industrial shares. The dollar had its best month since November 2016 while the pound slipped as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May lost a key ally. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Rises as ‘Alarm Bells’ Sound Over Unraveling Iran Nuke Deal
Crude rose after Israeli intelligence about Iranian nuclear ambitions heightened concern an international accord may unravel. Futures in New York rose 0.7 percent on Monday to settle just pennies shy of a three-year high. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran had a secret plan to build nuclear weapons. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Trade talks between China and the U.S. take center stage, yet it’s what won’t be discussed that may matter more. And the dollar’s rally will be put to the test amid a busy week of top tier U.S. data and a Fed interest-rate decision. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Assets Are in Firing Line If Treasury Yields Rise Further
While Treasuries have bounced back after 10-year yields grazed the 3 percent mark last week for the first time in four years, expectations are mounting that higher rates will soon be the new normal. [more...]
Bloomberg: This Billionaire Has Put Half His Net Worth Into Gold
Some big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions. Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is taking action: He’s put half of his $5.7 billion net worth into gold. [more...]
Bloomberg: Rallying Dollar Threatens Crucial Levels
The dollar’s consensus-defying climb has the currency approaching pivotal levels at the start of a week that could make or break its rally. The greenback’s almost 3 percent advance since April 17 has the ICE Dollar Index a whisker away from its 200-day moving average, a level it hasn’t touched since May 2017. [more...]
Reuters: Fed likely to keep rates steady; investors bet on June hike
The U.S. Federal Reserve is set to hold interest rates steady this week but will likely further encourage expectations that it will lift borrowing costs in June on the back of rising inflation and low unemployment. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. stock futures pare losses as Washington extends tariff exemptions
U.S. stock futures pared small losses while Australian shares hit seven-week highs on Tuesday after the United States extended the deadline for its steel and aluminum tariffs to take effect. [more...]
Reuters: Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch
In West Texas, rising oil prices are fueling a sharp economic upswing, lifting employment and pay to records, driving up spending at hotels, restaurants, and car dealerships, and raising the cost of housing and other essentials. [more...]
CNBC: BP profits surge 71 percent amid oil price rally
BP beat analyst expectations on Tuesday, as higher crude prices and rising production levels helped to fast-track a recovery in one of Europe's largest oil and gas companies. [more...]
CNBC: South Korea's April exports unexpectedly fall for the first time in 18 months
South Korean exports declined in April for the first time in 18 months, unable to keep up with 2017's brisk pace as global demand softened, adding to worries about the country's trade outlook amid the risk of a deepening U.S-China trade conflict. [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