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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Decline; U.S. Treasury Yield Steady: Markets Wrap
Asian equities dropped as technology shares came under earnings-related pressure and materials shares fell. Treasuries steadied after the global climb in yields that gripped markets early in 2018 made a comeback. [more...]
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank Inadvertently Made a $35 Billion Payment in a Single Transaction
A routine payment went awry at Deutsche Bank AG last month when Germany’s biggest lender inadvertently sent 28 billion euros ($35 billion) to an exchange as part of its daily dealings in derivatives, according to a person familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain, which went for a record 55 hours without its any of its power plants producing electricity by burning coal. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Decline on Tech Woes, Treasuries Slide: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell for the first time in four days as technology shares came under pressure from trade and earnings concerns. Treasuries hit the lowest since February amid a wave of selling across European sovereign debt and inflation. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Bitcoin Plunged, These Crypto Hedge Funds Kept Making Money
Bitcoin’s terrible start to 2018 is highlighting the appeal of cryptocurrency hedge funds that make money in both bull and bear markets. Funds specializing in virtual currency market making and arbitrage strategies delivered first-quarter gains even as their mostly bullish peers lost 40 percent on average. [more...]
Bloomberg: Swiss Franc Weakens Below Key Level as BlackRock Stays Short
The franc weakened past 1.20 per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency, providing relief to the nation’s policy makers who have been battling an overvalued exchange rate for the past decade. [more...]
Reuters: Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs
Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world’s largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds. [more...]
Reuters: Japan warns G20 protectionism will disrupt markets
Japan has warned its G20 counterparts that protectionism and exchange of retaliatory measures will disrupt financial markets and heighten volatility. [more...]
CNBC: Protectionism is a 'historical mistake,' Spain's new finance minister says
Spain joined several other countries in voicing its opposition against rising trade tariffs and other protectionist attitudes. Speaking to CNBC Thursday, Roman Escolano, the recently appointed finance minister of Spain, said that Madrid is not enjoying some decisions that are destabilizing global free trade. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin 'miners' are losing money at any price below $8,600: Morgan Stanley
If bitcoin can't recover $8,600 soon, bitcoin "miners" will likely find it unprofitable to keep creating the cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley analysts said. [more...]
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Todays Markets

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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 Push Higher With Oil, Dollar Pares Advance: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed to the highest in a month and measures of volatility continued to drop amid optimism that global growth can weather any impact from trade tensions. The dollar pared gains and oil extended its rise. [more...]
Bloomberg: Down $1 Trillion, World’s Worst Stocks Near Make-or-Break Level
In a Chinese stock market infatuated with round numbers, 3,000 has emerged as the latest fixation for investors trying to gauge the government’s commitment to ending a nearly $1 trillion selloff. [more...]
Bloomberg: AI-Powered Drug Developer Hits $2 Billion Valuation, Plans Hires
Benevolent AI, a London-based startup that’s using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs, has received $115 million in additional funding to hire more people and expand its focus to new diseases. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Rise May Keep India Stocks in Check, $4 Billion Manager Says
While Indian equities have been pinched this year by internal and external concerns including the threat of a global trade war, rising crude oil poses a bigger danger, according to Tata AIA Life Insurance Co. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors Are Getting Worried About an Inverted Yield Curve
To Citigroup Inc., the chances are slim that the U.S. enters a recession anytime soon. Officials at the Federal Reserve feel the same way. Yet both camps agree that an inverted Treasuries yield curve would be an ominous sign for growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: It's Back to Days of Melt-Up Elation for Stock Volatility Gauges
The days when investors were enthusing over a “melt-up” in global equities disappeared quickly in the turmoil of early February. The corresponding record spike in the VIX disappeared almost as fast. [more...]
Bloomberg: Crypto Founder Tweets From Beach, Investors Fear for Their Cash
Investors in cryptocurrency startup Savedroid are wondering whether the founder ran off with their money, the site has been hacked, or if it’s all part of an elaborate joke. A South Park meme with big, block letters saying "And It’s Gone," was the only thing on the company’s website on Wednesday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Whale Sightings Are Leaving Cryptocurrency Traders Jumpy
Occasional sighting of Bitcoin whales are leaving advocates of the biggest cryptocurrency anxious after what’s already been a choppy week of trading. Sudden market swings in the cryptocurrency this week have left price charts looking like a jack-o-lantern’s smile. [more...]
Reuters: Oil near late-2014 highs as Saudi backs higher prices, U.S. crude stocks decline
Oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest since the end of 2014 as U.S. crude inventories declined and as top exporter Saudi Arabia pushes for higher prices by continuing to withhold supplies. [more...]
CNBC: Global debt is at historic highs and governments should start cutting levels now, the IMF says
Global debt hit its highest levels ever and governments should take actions to reduce their indebtedness while the going is still good, the International Monetary Fund 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.
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks in Asia Rise on Earnings Hopes; Yen Slides: Markets Wrap
Equities in Asia advanced, helped by an encouraging start to U.S. earnings season, while Chinese bonds rallied after the nation’s central bank moved to support liquidity. The yen dipped amid a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [more...]
Bloomberg: Jet Engine That Exploded Had Signs of Metal Weakness, U.S. Says
Southwest Airlines Co. is stepping up inspections on its jet fleet after investigators said they discovered evidence of metal fatigue on an engine that exploded Tuesday, sending shrapnel into the plane and killing a passenger seated near a window. [more...]
Bloomberg: Return of Volatility Means It’s Time to Buy Emerging Markets: Titus
The renaissance in volatility over the last few months has created an opportunity to buy emerging-market stocks amid prospects for further growth, according to Titus Wealth Management. [more...]
Bloomberg: Old Wall Street Strategies Turn Hugely Profitable in China
Stock pickers may have to reconsider the way they think about China. Dismissed by many as a casino after its wild boom and bust in 2015, the country’s $7.6 trillion equity market has quietly turned into a place where fundamentals matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: OPEC-Russia Talks Set to Keep Oil Cuts Even as Glut Vanishes
OPEC and Russia will meet in Saudi Arabia this week after all but banishing a global oil glut. While looming political crises threaten to tighten supplies further, the group seems determined to keep its cuts in place. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Get ‘Fact-Finding’ Letter from New York
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked 13 cryptocurrency exchanges for detailed information about their operations as part of a "fact-finding inquiry." [more...]
Bloomberg: The Swiss Franc Is Almost Back to Its Famous Limit
Having touched a three-year low of 1.19 per euro on Tuesday, the franc is now less than a centime away of the 1.20 mark at which the Swiss National Bank had its minimum exchange rate until early 2015 -- enforcing it with what the central bank termed “unlimited” foreign exchange interventions. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares edge higher in step with Wall Street, China lags
Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices rise on lower U.S. crude inventories, global supply risks
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a reported fall in U.S. crude inventories and by the ongoing risk of supply disruptions. [more...]
CNBC: Israel ‘will be punished’ for its strike on Iranian drone base, Tehran says
Iran has issued a threat against Israel following last weekend's attack on an Iranian drone base in Syria. The strike, which killed seven Iranian military advisors from the country's elite Quds Force in the Syrian city of Homs, has been neither confirmed nor denied by Israel's government. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
​​​​​​​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: It May Be Impossible for Earnings to Satisfy the Bulls Right Now
While nobody doubts earnings are soaring, the question is whether they’re soaring enough to restore order in the stock market. And while there are signs investors expect them to, right now the verdict is worrying. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Mixed After China Data; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia fluctuated as investors parsed a mixed set of economic numbers out of China and sought fresh leads after weeks of volatility sparked by trade frictions and geopolitical conflict. The dollar traded at the lowest in two months against most peers. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Rally as Investors Turn Focus to Earnings: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks rose as geopolitical tensions faded and investors turned to what’s expected to be a blowout corporate earnings season. The dollar fell against most peers. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Bucks Treasury in Ripping China, Russia as FX Meddlers
President Donald Trump accused China and Russia of devaluing their currencies, breaking from his own Treasury chief’s view that no major trading partners are currency manipulators. [more...]
Bloomberg: Netflix Proves It Can Raise Prices Without Losing Customers
The company posted its strongest subscriber growth since going public 16 years ago, despite raising prices for most of its customers over the past several months. Los Gatos, California-based Netflix added 7.41 million users in the first quarter of the year, according to a statement Monday, easily topping analysts’ projections. [more...]
Bloomberg: Barclays Is Sounding Out Clients About Trading Crypto
Barclays Plc has been gauging clients’ interest in the British bank starting a cryptocurrency trading desk, potentially joining Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in pioneering a new business on Wall Street, according to people with knowledge of the matter. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks waver after China data, earnings in focus
Asia stocks wavered on Tuesday after data showed both hot and cold patches in the Chinese economy, but losses were limited as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings from Syria. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices rise amid risk of supply disruptions
Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid worries there could be a high risk of disruptions to supply, especially in the Middle East. [more...]
CNBC: China says its economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018, topping expectations
China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, the country's statistics bureau reported on Tuesday. That topped a consensus estimate of 6.7 percent year-over-year growth for the quarter, marking the third-straight quarter of 6.8 percent growth for the world's second-largest economy. [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 Post Air Strike; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks were mixed, U.S. equity futures pared gains and the yen reversed losses as traders assessed the likelihood the fallout of an American-led strike on Syria could be contained. Crude oil dropped. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
China and Japan join forces on North Korea, more Russia sanctions after Syria attack, and S&P 500 Index futures climb at the start of the week. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information
Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential legal action and criminal charges, one of the most-aggressive moves by the world’s largest technology company to control information about its activities. [more...]
Bloomberg: WPP Hunt for Sorrell Successor Heralds Ad Empire Strategy Shift
Martin Sorrell’s abrupt exit from WPP Plc leaves the advertising empire he spent three decades building in search of a new chief executive for the first time, as the sprawling network of agencies faces its biggest challenges since the global financial crisis. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished’ With Syria Strike Unanswered
The Pentagon said missile strikes on Syria have hampered Bashar al-Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons again, without encountering serious resistance from the Syrian military or its Russian allies. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Fund That Beats 98% of Its Peers Is Shorting the Dollar
A bond fund manager who beat global peers over the past year is shorting the dollar on expectations economic growth outside of the U.S. will strengthen. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil May Be About to Spike, and JPMorgan Has Trades to Play It
Oil prices, already at more than three-year highs, may be about to jump further. And, to JPMorgan Chase & Co., crude-related assets are starting to look attractive. Brent oil could spike to $80 a barrel if the U.S. and European Union reimpose sanctions on Iran and as Western powers expand the scope of the Syrian civil war. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares mixed, oil down amid Syria fallout
Asian share markets were mixed and oil prices fell on Monday as relief U.S.-led strikes on Syria looked unlikely to escalate was tempered by concerns at Russia’s potential reaction to new sanctions from Washington. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street eyes earnings stabilizer after FAANG stocks wobble
Wall Street is hoping that first-quarter earnings growth and corporate forecasts are strong enough to bring the FAANG group of stocks back into favor and take the spotlight off worries that caused the recent sell-off in the high-flying group. [more...]
CNBC: Former FBI Director James Comey calls President Donald Trump 'morally unfit to be president'
Former FBI Director James Comey called President Donald Trump "morally unfit to be president" in a new interview with ABC News' "20/20" Sunday night and said it is "possible" that Russia has something it can blackmail Trump with. [more...]
CNBC: If oil hits $80, there's a lot more at play than airstrikes in Syria
Saturday's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria are likely to draw only a muted response in oil markets. Instead, it will be how Syrian President Bashar Assad's Iranian and Russian allies react, and whether the White House pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposes sanctions on the OPEC producer that will determine any move toward $80. [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