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Bloomberg: Dollar Drops on Trade Talks, Treasury Yields Rise: Markets Wrap
The dollar declined and U.S. equity futures climbed alongside Treasury yields, while the yuan jumped after China said its vice commerce minister will visit America for trade talks in late August. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Tumble as Tech, Commodities Trigger Fears: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks had their worst day in seven weeks Wednesday amid a broad decline in global equities as technology shares were roiled by disappointing results from Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. and copper sank into a bear market, weighing on commodities. [more...]
Bloomberg: Qatar Comes to Rescue as Turkey Moves to Avert Financial Crisis
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has found a benefactor to help pull Turkey from the brink of a financial crisis as Qatar promised to invest $15 billion in the country. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Are the Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S. Right Now
For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tencent's Stock Traders Read All the Signs That Analysts Ignored
Thursday could have been a whole lot worse for Hong Kong’s equity market. While Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s shock profit slump caught almost all analysts by surprise, traders were far more prepared. [more...]
Bloomberg: China-U.S. to Resume Low-Level Talks in Bid to Resolve Trade War
China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level trade talks in late August, the first official exchanges since earlier negotiations broke down two months ago. [more...]
Bloomberg: Australia's Unemployment Falls to Lowest in Almost Six Years
Australia’s jobless rate dropped to the lowest level since November 2012, edging toward the full employment level the central bank is targeting, even as hiring fell and fewer people sought work in July. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lack of Correlation for Bitcoin Provides Little Relief as Markets Sell Off
It might seem like Bitcoin’s ties to broader financial markets are strengthening as other risky assets also sell off, but cryptocurrencies are still dancing to their own tune -- even if the song is starting to sound like a requiem. [more...]
Bloomberg: Rand Sinks as a Downbeat Moody's, Naspers Spur a Perfect Storm
South Africa’s rand was battered by headwinds including a downbeat assessment of the economy by Moody’s Investors Service and a plunge in the biggest company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares trim losses on renewed Sino-U.S. talks; Turkey, China worries weigh
Asian shares pulled away from one-year lows on Thursday, after Beijing said it will hold trade talks with Washington this month, although Turkey’s currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China kept most markets in the red. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid
The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. [more...]
CNBC: China's Tencent falls 3% after disappointing earnings and scrutiny from Chinese regulators
Tencent's stock was in focus after the company posted a quarterly earnings report on Wednesday that missed analyst expectations. [more...]
CNBC: Turkey must commit to promoting stability amid market volatility, IMF says
Turkey should commit to sound economic policies to promote stability and reduce imbalances at a time of market volatility, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday as a row between Washington and Ankara over the jailing of an American pastor dragged on. [more...]
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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Pressured as Caution Lingers; Lira Advances: Markets Wrap
European stocks pared a gain, Asian shares fell and U.S. futures edged lower on Wednesday as risk appetite continued to be tested by the recent Turkey-induced turmoil. Treasuries climbed, the dollar rose to the highest in 14 months and commodities dropped. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey Announces Tariffs on U.S. Goods From Cars to Alcohol
Turkey has slapped an additional tax on imports of a broad range of American goods, the latest escalation in a standoff that’s brought ties between the two NATO allies to a breaking point. [more...]
Bloomberg: Small-Caps Push Stocks Higher as Turkey Fears Wane: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks halted their longest slide since March and the dollar reached a 14-month high as investors brushed off Monday’s Turkey-induced turmoil. Treasuries dropped and WTI crude hovered above $67 a barrel. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin, Ether Sink as ‘Sense of Panic’ Grips Crypto Investors
Bitcoin touched below $6,000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens including Ether retreated as this month’s sell-off in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting up. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.K. Equities Are Global Pariahs Amid Fears of Messy Brexit
Can U.K. stocks get any less love on the global stage? Allocation to British equities dropped to a net 28 percent underweight in a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of global fund managers released Tuesday, the biggest drop since May 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tencent Traders Prepare for Wildest Earnings Reaction Since 2015
Tomorrow is set to be a big day for Tencent Holdings Ltd. investors, one way or the other. The options market is implying a share price move of 5.1 percent in either direction after Wednesday’s earnings report, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. [more...]
Bloomberg: Metals Poisoned by Turkey Contagion as Copper Nears Bear Market
From Turkey’s financial crisis to China’s trade war, the emerging-market contagion is infecting metal markets.
Base metals markets tumbled on Wednesday, with most contracts falling more than 2 percent in London. Copper sank below $6,000 a metric ton and is now approaching a bear market. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey Limits Banks’ Ability to Short Lira in Latest Crisis Move
Turkish regulators took another step to help the battered lira, making it harder for banks to short the currency through the swap market. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Traders Are on Alert as U.S. Dollar Intervention Risk Climbs
Foreign-exchange traders are always scanning the globe for signs of government intervention in the market -- but it’s rare for them to suspect the world’s reserve currency as a candidate. [more...]
Reuters: Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports; Turkish lira rallies
Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied a further six percent after a fresh move by banking authorities to underpin the currency. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar hits 13-month high as Turkey crisis rumbles on
The dollar rose on Wednesday to its highest levels in over a year as a crisis in the Turkish lira that has spread to emerging markets fed demand for the greenback as a safe-haven asset. [more...]
CNBC: Winners and losers from the Turkey crisis
The dramatic fall in the Turkish lira over the last few days has rattled global markets, even though experts don't expect the troubles facing Turkey to trigger the next financial crisis. [more...]
CNBC: China's markets have stumbled, but its top tech stocks could rise 20% this year, analyst says
There's still a lot of upside for Chinese tech giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — known as the BAT stocks — because investors see them as a safe bet, a research analyst told CNBC on Wednesday. [more...]

Todays Markets

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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks in Asia Trade Mixed; Dollar Slips With Yen: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks mostly steadied Tuesday as the contagion from the economic crisis in Turkey remained relatively contained in developed markets. The dollar slipped from its highest in 14 months and Treasuries edged lower. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey's Collapse Sinks Emerging Markets on ‘Manic Monday’
Turkey’s meltdown rippled across emerging markets, sending stocks and currencies to their lowest levels in at least a year. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey’s Market Collapse Deepens as Rules Are Eased for Banks
Turkish policy makers made their first move to bolster the financial system and investor confidence amid a plunge in the lira. The currency, stocks and bonds extended their decline. [more...]
Bloomberg: German Growth Quickens as Domestic Strength Beats Trade Risk
Germany’s economy looks to have found its feet again after an apparent shaky start to the year, suggesting some of the worries about the outlook may have been overdone. [more...]
Bloomberg: Why Germany’s Share Index Overhaul Is a Big Deal
For portfolio managers, rejigging holdings to reflect the latest makeup of stock indexes is as humdrum as changing a car tire. Not so this September, when they’ll need to accommodate a major overhaul in German equities.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Sinks Below $6,000 as Almost Everything Crypto Tumbles
Bitcoin dropped below $6,000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens tumbled as this month’s selloff in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting up. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Traders Are on Alert as U.S. Dollar Intervention Risk Climbs
Foreign-exchange traders are always scanning the globe for signs of government intervention in the market -- but it’s rare for them to suspect the world’s reserve currency as a candidate. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Keeps Faith in Gold Despite Its Slide
Billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio kept his faith in the two biggest exchange-traded funds backed by gold, even as an investor exodus sent prices of the metal tumbling. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Drags Emerging Currencies Down With It as Contagion Spreads
Hardly any emerging-market currencies were spared from Turkey’s troubles, putting an index that tracks the units on course for its biggest four-day drop since 2016 as appetite for risky assets dried up. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stumbles on soft China data, gold loses its glitter
Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed, though sentiment took a fresh knock when Chinese economic data proved softer than expected. [more...]
Reuters: China's economy cools further, investment growth at record low
China’s economy is showing signs of cooling further as the U.S. prepares even tougher trade tariffs, with investment growth slowing to a record low and consumers turning more cautious about spending, data showed on Tuesday. [more...]
Reuters: 'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear
The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, suggesting that Europe’s biggest economy is powering ahead despite trade-related business uncertainties. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin dips below $6,000 amid cryptocurrency sell-off
Bitcoin fell below $6,000 late Monday — for the first time since June — against a backdrop of cryptocurrencies declining in value. [more...]
CNBC: 'What happens in Turkey won't stay in Turkey': Why this debt crisis could be different
The markets have seen much of this movie before: a heavily indebted country finds itself in crisis, the currency plunges and talk quickly turns to contagion and, ultimately, an expensive globally financed bailout. [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

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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, EM Currencies Drop as Turkey Fever Spreads: Markets Wrap
There were broad declines across equities on Monday and a sell-off in developing-nation currencies as the ongoing economic crisis in Turkey bled into global markets. The dollar climbed and the yen jumped. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Extends Slide as Erdogan Says Turkey in an Economic War
Turkey’s lira slumped for a fourth day to a new record low, with the sell-off spreading to other emerging-market currencies, after the country’s president showed no signs of backing down in a standoff with the U.S. [more...]
Bloomberg: Saudi Fund in Talks to Invest in Tesla Buyout Deal
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is working to be part of any investor pool that emerges to take Tesla Inc. private, as Elon Musk enters a week where his plan will draw added scrutiny from the electric-car maker’s board, advisers and investors. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Fund Giant Splits With Morgan Stanley on Dollar Peak Call
Don’t bet on the U.S. dollar rally ending any time soon, says the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund.
While investment titans such as Morgan Stanley and State Street Corp. wager the greenback’s rally this year is just about finished, Man Group Plc reckons it may have further to go. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey Policy-Making Paralysis Promises More Markets Tumult
While officials in Ankara, Istanbul and Washington have the means to stem the mayhem that sent the lira down 25 percent in the past month, the will to deploy them was absent through much of the weekend, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan maintaining his defiance toward the U.S. and financial-market orthodoxy in speeches Sunday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Italian Bonds Slump as Shock Waves From Turkish Turmoil Spread
Italy’s bonds led losses among euro-area sovereign debt markets as the Turkish currency turmoil fueled fears of a contagion effect across riskier assets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Losing Faith Fast, Istanbul Merchants Throw in Towel on the Lira
Even in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, patriotism has its limits. As economists speculate on the policy makers’ range of options in the face of a market meltdown, Turks are throwing in the towel on their national currency. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares, euro trampled as Turkish rout spreads
Turkey’s lira recouped some of its losses as the country’s central bank took steps to stem the currency’s freefall while Asian shares were a sea of red as investors fled to safer assets such as the dollar, Swiss franc and yen. [more...]
Reuters: Oil dips as emerging market woes dim demand outlook
Oil prices slipped on Monday as trade tensions and troubled emerging markets dented the outlook for fuel demand, but U.S. sanctions against Iran pointed toward tighter supply ahead. [more...]
CNBC: What went wrong for Turkey? Its economy is 'in the midst of a perfect storm'
The free fall in the Turkish lira has stoked fears of an economic fallout that could spill over into other emerging markets and the banking systems in Europe. [more...]
CNBC: Bayer shares slide after Monsanto's Roundup cancer trial
Shares in Bayer plunged more than 10 percent to their lowest in almost two years after a California jury ordered the German company's subsidiary Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages 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.
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Euro, EM Currencies Drop on Turkey Contagion Fear: Markets Wrap
The euro slumped with emerging-market currencies and stocks declined amid concern Turkey’s problems are spilling over. The Turkish lira hit a fresh record low amid a souring of diplomatic relations with the U.S. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Oil Vanishing From Chinese Tariffs Reveals America's Clout
The removal of U.S. crude from goods targeted by Chinese tariffs is a sign that America has become too big to ignore in the oil market. Less than two months after threatening to impose levies on imports of U.S. crude, the world’s biggest oil buyer has now spared the commodity. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tesla Falls, Wiping Out Tweet-Fueled Rally in Just Two Days
It didn’t take long for the euphoria to fade. Two days after Elon Musk triggered a frantic rally with a tweet saying he was considering taking Tesla Inc. private, the stock erased all of those gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: On Devaluation Anniversary, Yuan Heads for Ninth Weekly Drop
Three years after China’s shock currency devaluation forced the nation into a months-long campaign to prevent a disorderly collapse, the yuan is set to extend its record weekly losing streak. [more...]
Bloomberg: August Has a History of Crushing Dreams for Stock-Market Bulls
August has a history of quashing investors’ illusions of a quiet summer. And there’s enough risk hanging around this month for it to happen again. The long list of concerns weighing on markets -- from trade wars to Brexit -- got longer in the past week with the political spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia, new U.S. sanctions planned for Russia and the rout in Turkish assets.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Is Losing Its Grip Over the Currencies of Top Energy Producers
The future isn’t in oil -- at least for traders trying to predict moves in currencies of the bigger energy exporters. Crude has decoupled versus the currencies of Russia, Brazil and Canada, with internal market dynamics pushing them in different directions.  [more...]
Bloomberg: ECB Concerned About European Banks' Turkey Exposure, FT Reports
The European Central Bank has grown concerned about the exposure of some euro zone banks to Turkey following the lira’s plunge, the Financial Times reported. [more...]
Bloomberg: Markets in U.S. Are Defying the Tumult Convulsing Rest of World
The S&P 500 has been edging back toward its January peak, and the U.S. Treasury just auctioned a record amount of 10- and 30-year debt with relative ease. Looking at American markets, there’s little sign of the angst that’s been roiling emerging economies. [more...]
Bloomberg: One Chart on Crisis Anniversary Shows How Market Bulls Won Big
Eleven years later, bulls have had their revenge. On Aug. 9, 2007, BNP Paribas SA froze three funds exposed to U.S. subprime mortgages, signaling a series of calamitous events culminating in the collapse of the housing bubble, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers -- and the very seizure of the global financial system. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares fall on dim trade outlook; dollar near 13-month peak
The U.S. dollar was near its highest levels in 13 months, while concerns over disputes with Washington pushed the Turkish lira to record lows and piled pressure on the Russian rouble. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar hits 13-month peak, yen also bullish as appetite for risk deteriorates
The dollar rose to a 13-month high against a basket of currencies on Friday and the yen also made big strides, with investor appetite for risk dropping amid escalating global trade tensions and diplomatic wrangling. [more...]
CNBC: Russia likens US sanctions to economic war — and threatens response 'by other means'
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly warned the U.S. on Friday that sanctions it plans to impose against Moscow over the nerve-agent attack of a former spy living in Britain could be treated as a declaration of an economic war. [more...]
CNBC: All you need to know about the escalating diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada
Saudi Arabia and Canada are currently locked in a diplomatic spat over human rights, with both countries refusing to back down despite a breakdown in future trade deals, suspended passenger flights and a flurry of other sanctions. [more...]