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Bloomberg: Stock Rally Continues in Asia; Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap
Japanese stocks extended a rally in global equities even as the yen rose to its strongest in 15 months, with trading muted due to holiday closures across Asia. The yield on 10-year Treasuries hovered near 2.9 percent and the dollar traded lower against all major currencies. [more...]
Bloomberg: S&P 500 Caps Best 5 Days Since 2011 as Oil Jumps: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks capped their best five-day run since 2011, extending a global rally as equities rebounded from the worst of this month’s correction. The dollar slumped to a three-year low and oil rallied. [more...]
Bloomberg: Higher Rates Suddenly Fit Bull Case on Stocks
From an intraday low six days ago, the S&P 500 Index has rallied 7.4 percent, putting it on pace for the biggest weekly gain since 2014. All that as 10-year Treasury yields went from 2.85 percent to nearly 2.90 percent now. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Hits $10,000 in Accelerating Recovery From Plunge
The largest cryptocurrency breached $10,000 for the first time in two weeks, capping an almost 70 percent rally since the virtual coin hit $5,922 on Feb. 6. The digital token’s plunge from a record high of almost $20,000 in mid-December had renewed concern about the viability of what advocates consider a new asset class. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stock Picking Is a Lost Art in Japan
With markets such as China taking center-stage in recent years, many investment firms have shifted away from granular analysis of individual Japanese stocks, said Taylor, who’s now chief investment officer for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Asset Management, which oversees $887 billion. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Under Siege With U.S. Deficits Back on Wall Street's Radar
America’s fiscal largesse and the specter of wider current-account shortfalls are fueling a renewed wave of dollar bashing. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares extend bounce to fifth day, dollar sags to three-year low
Asian shares rose for a fifth straight day on Friday as investor confidence slowly returns after a sharp sell-off earlier in the month, while the dollar continued its descent, hitting a three-year low against a basket of major currencies. [more...]
Reuters: Japan's cryptocurrency industry to launch self-regulating body - sources
Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups are planning to merge to form a self-regulating body, seeking to better safeguard investors after last month’s $530 million (£375.68 million) heist of digital money, sources involved in the negotiations said. [more...]
CNBC: Oil and gas sector recovery 'not yet certain,' says OCBC CEO
The risk that banks face within the oil and gas sector is currently "contained," but the outlook for the segment remains far from certain, according to the CEO of Singapore's oldest bank. [more...]
CNBC: Mapping out China's Belt and Road Initiative
China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a vast logistics and transport network, using roads, ports, railway tracks, pipelines, airports, transnational electric grids and even fiber optic lines. [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: Yen Extends Gain as Stocks in Asia Run With Rally: Markets Wrap
The yen extended an advance and a rally in global stocks continued in Asia as equity investors showed signs of warming to a world with inflation and a sustained pace of tightening in U.S. monetary policy following this month’s slide in risk assets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Under Siege With U.S. Deficits Back on Wall Street's Radar
America’s fiscal largesse and the specter of wider current-account shortfalls are fueling a renewed wave of dollar bashing. [more...]
Bloomberg: Australian Employment Edges Higher Even as Full-Time Jobs Slump
Australian employment edged higher in the first month of the year, despite a plunge in full-time jobs, suggesting the central bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yen Bulls Betting on BOJ Bask in Stock Rout, Add to Wagers
Yen bulls who were betting the Bank of Japan will edge away from monetary stimulus are basking in this month’s global stock slump, which has propelled the currency to the strongest in 15 months. [more...]
Bloomberg: That Obsession With Inflation Didn't Last Long
A $2 trillion rout in U.S. equities knocked investors out of a trance of profit euphoria. And they suddenly found themselves latching onto inflation as the thing to obsess about -- until January’s CPI print came out Wednesday and they decided they weren’t interested in it, after all. [more...]
Bloomberg: Will the Fed Soon Signal Four Hikes in 2018? Don't Bet on It
U.S. inflation is perking up. And just like that, commentators are speculating the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates more times than the three moves they’ve penciled in for this year. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Bears Dominate at FX-Market Forum
Sell the dollar. That’s the message from almost all the money managers and strategists who spoke at TradeTech FX, a gathering of more than 500 currency-market participants in Miami this week. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks climb despite rise in U.S. inflation; dollar on defensive
Asian stocks rose on Thursday after Wall Street brushed aside strong U.S. inflation data and surged, in a move that also saw the dollar pinned to two-week lows even as Treasury yields jumped in anticipation of more rapid U.S. interest rate hikes. [more...]
Reuters: Oil extends gains on Saudi commitment to cutting output, weak dollar
Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Thursday to extend gains from the previous session, lifted by a weak dollar and Saudi comments that it would rather see an undersupplied market than end a deal with OPEC and Russia to withhold production. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar hits 15-month low vs. yen, some see further slide
The dollar extended its losses against the yen and hit a new 15-month low on Thursday, with market participants bracing for further near-term weakness in the U.S. currency. [more...]
CNBC: Apple said it wants to become 'cash neutral' - which could be a huge boost for earnings
Apple's earnings could pop as much as 30 percent higher than current estimates — if the company buys back 10 percent of its shares each year over the next several years. [more...]
CNBC: Asian stocks advance following sharp US gains; yen firms
The Nikkei 225 rose 1.47 percent, or 310.81 points, to close at 21,464.98. Most sectors were in positive territory despite the firmer yen, with technology and financials recording substantial gains. [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: Yen Climbs to 15-Month High, Hitting Japan Stocks: Markets Wrap
The yen climbed to a 15-month high as traders probed Japanese officials’ tolerance for appreciation, hurting the nation’s stocks in what was otherwise a mixed session for Asian equities Wednesday ahead of a key U.S. inflation report. [more...]
Bloomberg: Why Wednesday Could Be a Huge Day for the VIX
The Cboe Volatility Index tends to have bigger swings on days its contracts mature, with intraday moves of 13 percent on average on the past 12 monthly expirations. That compares with a mean daily fluctuation of 10 percent in the year through January. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bond Traders Pay $6 Million to Hedge Surprise Inflation Miss
Bond traders are placing big hedges that the latest read on U.S. price growth will disappoint the growing chorus of inflationistas. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cursed by the Yen: Investor Views on How Currency Haunts Stocks
For many years, Japanese stocks moved in tandem with the yen. When the currency weakened, they tended to rise. Last year, that relationship started to break down. The benchmark Topix index surged 20 percent even as the yen strengthened almost 4 percent against the dollar. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Volatility Sparks Trading Surge With Signs of More to Come
The past week’s financial-market turbulence is keeping foreign-exchange traders busy, boosting volumes along with volatility. Price swings in the $5.1-trillion a day currency market have jumped at the start of 2018 to the highest since November 2016 on a monthly basis, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. gauge. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yen May Have More Surprises in Store for Bulls and Bears Alike
The dollar is on the verge of breaking an all-important technical support level versus the Japanese currency, which may only be the beginning of a sustained period of volatility in the yen as the market comes to terms with its latest strength. [more...]
Reuters: Gasoline, rents seen lifting U.S. monthly CPI; annual rates to slow
U.S. consumer prices likely increased solidly in January, boosted by rising gasoline and rents, but annual inflation growth is expected to have slowed as the large price gains from last year drop out of the calculation. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares wary of U.S. inflation, dollar breaks down
Asian share markets turned mixed on Wednesday as investor nerves were strained ahead of a U.S. inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster rate hikes globally. [more...]
CNBC: Barely anyone is paying the taxes they owe on their bitcoin gains
A tiny fraction of Americans are reporting their cryptocurrency transactions to the IRS, according to a study from Credit Karma Tax. [more...]
CNBC: Credit Suisse CEO on controversial volatility trades: 'It worked well for a long time until it didn't'
Credit Suisse is defending a controversial financial product it issued that played a role in staggering market losses last week. [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 Gain in Global Rebound; Yen Climbs: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks rose amid signs markets are beginning to stabilize after the biggest weekly rout in two years. Japanese equities pared gains as the yen advanced. Shares in Hong Kong and China led the rally in Asia after the S&P 500 Index posted its biggest two-day advance in 18 months. [more...]
Bloomberg: A $120 Billion Manager Expects Another Equity Selloff by March
If you were planning on putting your money back into stocks, you might want to hold on. That’s the message from Nader Naeimi of AMP Capital Investors Ltd. who’s still hanging on to the bulk of his cash reserves for another possible selloff by March. [more...]
Bloomberg: Shiller Says `Open Question' Whether Stock Sell-Off Is Over
Robert Shiller, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who is famed for his prescient warnings about the dot-com and housing bubbles, said it remains an open question as to whether the rout in equities is finished. [more...]
Bloomberg: London City Airport Reopens Following Removal of WWII Bomb
London City Airport was declared open Tuesday, restoring flights at the hub that serves the U.K. capital’s main financial districts, following the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb discovered during a construction project. [more...]
Bloomberg: VIX Manipulation Costs Investors Billions, Whistle-Blower Says
A whistle-blower told U.S. regulators that a scheme to manipulate the VIX, the volatility gauge thrust into the spotlight last week during a wild trading session, costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a month. [more...]
Bloomberg: ‘50 Cent’ VIX Trade Just Paid Off to the Tune of $200 Million
Hate it or love it, the underdog’s on top: patiently waiting for the VIX to explode has finally been rewarded in a big way. Among the biggest winners from last week’s turmoil is the mysterious buyer of out-of-the-money options tied to the Cboe Volatility Index priced at about 50 cents apiece.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Dubai Trader Gets First Mideast License in Cryptocurrencies
Dubai gold trader Regal RA DMCC is the first company in the Middle East to get a license to trade cryptocurrencies, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre said. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks pull further off two-month lows as Wall St. bounces
Asian stocks pulled further away from two-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by Wall Street’s extended rebound from last week’s steep fall, but investors remained cautious ahead of U.S. inflation data later in the week. [more...]
Reuters: Share buybacks could add fuel to Wall Street rebound
Companies snapping up their own shares might provide additional fuel for the U.S. stock market to rebound in coming weeks following a wave of strong quarterly earnings reports and tax cuts that have left more cash on balance sheets. [more...]
CNBC: Amazon is cutting hundreds of employees to shift resources to fast-growing businesses
Amazon is laying off employees in the "low hundreds" an in effort to shift head count allocation to businesses that are growing, CNBC has learned. [more...]
CNBC: OPEC chief says he has Putin's word that Russia won't flood the market with oil
Russia has pledged not to abandon a deal with OPEC to keep a lid on oil supplies, even as crude prices rise, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said on Monday. [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 With S&P Futures; Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap
Investors got a reprieve from the recent turmoil with Asian stocks recovering from their worst weekly rout since 2011 as volatility swept global markets. The dollar declined against major peers ahead of key U.S. inflation data. [more...]
Bloomberg: When Will It End? Bloodied Traders Seeking Clues
When will it finally stop? After a jarring week that rattled financial centers from New York to Hong Kong, and wiped out almost $5 trillion from stock markets, it’s the question everyone is trying to figure out. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Traders start the week on edge, North Korea invites the South to talks and a far-reaching bank inquiry starts in Australia. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bond-Stock Clash Has Just Begun as Inflation Looms
The tug-of-war between stocks and bonds is at the heart of the shakeout roiling financial markets. This week’s U.S. inflation report could hold the key to the next phase. [more...]
Bloomberg: Volatility’s Awakening Spurs Record Long Position in VIX Futures
Bets on market tranquility that blew up in spectacular fashion helped spark a record shift in the futures market. The weekly commitment of traders report shows non-commercial positioning in VIX futures contracts spiked to a record net long of 85,818 contracts as of Feb. 6. [more...]
Bloomberg: Record $23 Billion Flees World's Largest ETF
Investors actively abandoned the world’s biggest passive fund during the onset of market mayhem. The SPDR S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ticker SPY) suffered a record $23.6 billion in outflows last week amid the worst momentum swing in history for the underlying U.S. equity benchmark. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Finds a Bottom as Risk Aversion Grips Global Markets
What’s supposed to be the most volatile asset in the universe is proving to be a bastion of stability compared with wild swings and carnage in global equities this week. Bitcoin clawed its way back from the four-month low of $5,922 it touched on Tuesday, rebounding 53 percent to $9,069.  [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan Sees ‘Severe’ Unwind by Systematic Strategies Coming to an End
The unwinding of positions by some systematic strategies has been “so severe” that it should be nearly over, and retail investors appear to be the main risk left to stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks try a tentative bounce, bonds fret on U.S. inflation
Asian share markets found a semblance of calm on Monday as S&P futures extended their bounce, though global investors were still fretting about the risks from looming U.S. inflation data after last week’s sharp sell-off. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices rise 1 percent as stocks markets steady
Oil prices rose by 1 percent on Monday, recovering at least some of last week’s steep losses as Asian stock markets found their footing after days of chaotic trading. [more...]
CNBC: Bull market looks safe for now as fewer than half of corrections deepen into full-blown bears
Every bear market starts as a correction, but fewer than half of all corrections deepen into bear markets. Now that the U.S. stock market has shed one-tenth of its value in two weeks in a sharp correction, the fate of this downward break in prices has investors in suspense. [more...]
CNBC: Stocks, bonds set to remain under pressure after wildest trading week in 2 years
Stocks come off a punishing week, ready for more volatility as the market continues to search for a floor and stock investors keep an eye on rising interest rates. [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