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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Mixed Ahead of U.S. Data; Yen Falls: Markets Wrap
Asian equity traders adopted a cautious tone Tuesday following a dip in U.S. stocks, with focus turning to a U.S. inflation report for clues on the pace of Federal Reserve policy tightening. The dollar gained against major peers and Treasury yields held declines. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Food Giant Says Trade War With U.S. Not Good for the World
China’s biggest food company is sounding the alarm bells over escalating trade tensions with the U.S., pointing to potential suffering for the global economy and blow back for both countries if agricultural goods are used as bargaining chips in the fight. [more...]
Bloomberg: Behind the Goldman Sachs Race to the Top Was a Quiet Battle for Blankfein's Favor
It was Feb. 21, and Blankfein had gathered with the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. board to reveal his long-awaited recommendation for the bank’s next chief executive officer -- the one who would steer the Wall Street giant through the next phase of its 149-year history. [more...]
Bloomberg: Central Banks Urged to Study Digital Currency Risks and Rewards
Digital currencies are a revolutionary tool that central banks should consider, but they remain far too risky to be used as legal tender any time soon, according to the Bank for International Settlements. [more...]
Bloomberg: $103 Billion Quant Firm Piles Into China as Foreigners Welcomed
The world’s No. 2 stock market is ripe for a quantitative style of investing, according to a $103 billion money manager that lists a cement maker, pharmaceutical brand and bank as its top picks in China. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan Scandal Gives Fresh Boost to Yen Bulls Eyeing 100 Mark
A deepening political scandal that has rattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration has become a fresh reason for yen bulls to spy a move past 100 per dollar. [more...]
Bloomberg: Emerging-Market Investors Face a Week of Tumult as Trade War Looms
Emerging-market investors will be gauging the effect of a possible trade war after President Donald Trump revealed his tariff plans. They will also be dissecting the U.S. inflation figures for clues on the Federal Reserve’s rate-hike path. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks edge up on tech shares, U.S. inflation data awaited
Asian stocks edged up on Tuesday with technology shares buoyed by gains in their Wall Street peers, but gains were limited ahead of U.S. inflation data later in the day which could offer clues on the pace of interest rate rises this year. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices fall on relentless rise in U.S. crude output
Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending losses from the previous session, as the inexorable rise in U.S. crude output weighed on markets. [more...]
CNBC: Cryptocurrency scammers run off with more than $2 million after ditching their investors
Scammers appear to have made off with more than $2 million in cryptocurrency after carrying out an apparent fake initial coin offering (ICO), and the individuals linked to the incident may be connected to another recent theft, CNBC has learned. [more...]
CNBC: Japan will urge G20 to step up on preventing cryptocurrencies for money laundering
Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter 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 in Asia Rally After U.S. Jobs; Yen in Focus: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks gained as trade-war concerns took a backseat to economic optimism following a U.S. jobs report Friday that showed the American economy continued to strengthen without the prior month’s rapid wage gains that stoked inflation fears. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Added 313,000 Jobs in February; Wage Gains Cool to 2.6%
The U.S. economy enjoyed the biggest hiring spree since mid-2016 in February as workers streamed in from the sidelines of the labor force, but inflation pressures remained muted amid signs the pay gains that spooked financial markets last month haven’t taken hold. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
China signs off on unlimited presidential terms, equity markets look set to kick off the week with a strong start, and the Bank for International Settlements flags risks within economies from Canada to China. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan Finance Minister Under Fire as Abe School Scandal Deepens
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is coming under pressure to resign as a scandal over alleged favors to a school with connections to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe deepened. [more...]
Bloomberg: Middle East's Biggest Bank Jumps on Plans to Lift Foreign Limit
Qatar National Bank shares surged as the biggest lender in the Middle East and North Africa by assets seeks to almost double its foreign ownership limit. The stock jumped as much as 7.6 percent, the biggest intraday advance in more than two years. It traded 6.8 percent higher at 126 riyals at 10:09 a.m. in Doha. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Traders Take Break From Brexit as Fiscal Policy in Focus
Sterling barely moved last week on Brexit speeches by European Union President Donald Tusk and U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond. This week sees Hammond in the spotlight for a different reason: U.K. fiscal policy. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares rally as U.S. job data revive risk appetite
A relief rally swept across Asian share markets on Monday after the latest U.S. jobs report managed to impress with its strength while also easing fears of inflation and faster rate hikes, a neat feat that whetted risk appetites globally. [more...]
Reuters: Oil edges up on reduced U.S. drilling activity, booming job market
Oil markets edged up on Monday on the back of a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for more production and as the U.S. economy continued to create jobs, which industry hopes will drive higher fuel demand. [more...]
Reuters: China says trade war with U.S. will only bring disaster to global economy
Any trade war with the United States will only bring disaster to the world economy, Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said on Sunday, as Beijing stepped up its criticism on proposed metals tariffs by Washington amid fears it could shatter global growth. [more...]
CNBC: In India, 'fake news' and hoaxes catch fire as millions see YouTube for the first time
YouTube is tackling hoaxes and other problems that plague it in much of the developed world, but it's falling short in a booming new market. In India, fake news, hoaxes and other misleading videos have thrived on Google's video platform with little friction for years. [more...]
CNBC: From 'graveyards' to 'debtbergs,' David Stockman renews his stern warnings for Wall Street
David Stockman is delivering a fresh round of dire Wall Street warnings. Even though the markets have been battling back from the Feb. 2 correction, President Ronald Reagan's former OMB director warns the market has hit an inflection point. [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 Gain in Asia as Protectionism Worries Abate: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks advanced as worries surrounding a trade war dissipated and U.S. equities recouped losses. The dollar steadied and Treasuries ticked higher. Equities rose from Tokyo to Sydney, with shares in Hong Kong outperforming. [more...]
Bloomberg: How China Is About to Shake Up the Oil Futures Market
China, the world’s biggest oil buyer, is opening a domestic market to trade futures contracts. It’s been planning one for years, only to encounter delays. The Shanghai International Energy Exchange, a unit of Shanghai Futures Exchange, will be known by the acronym INE and will allow Chinese buyers to lock in oil prices and pay in local currency. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan Expands Cryptocurrency Crackdown After Coincheck Hack
Japan’s financial regulator ordered further improvements at embattled cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and penalized six others, including one operated by publicly listed GMO Internet Inc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldilocks Under Threat According to These Three Bear Charts
Even before investors faced the prospect of a trade war’s impact on economies, a number of indicators suggested that the market narrative based on synchronized global growth had some clouds gathering on the horizon. [more...]
Bloomberg: Exxon Says Watch for Oil Shocks as Demand Becomes Market Driver
Soaring demand is the main reason for the rebound in oil prices -- but if the economy falters, crude could tumble back to $40 a barrel, according to Exxon Mobil Corp. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Is the Biggest Risk Facing Asian Stocks
BlackRock Inc.’s head of China equities, Helen Zhu, is keeping a close eye on U.S. trade relations as equity markets across Asia contend with the consequences of President Donald Trump’s protectionist proposals. [more...]
Reuters: China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with U.S.
China will respond as necessary in the event of a trade war with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, while warning that such a war would only harm all sides. [more...]
Reuters: Trump plans to offer Canada, Mexico 30-day tariff exemption: official
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to offer Canada and Mexico a 30-day exemption from planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which could be extended based on progress in NAFTA talks, a White House official said on Wednesday night. [more...]
Reuters: 'Death by China' economist ascendant as Trump pushes tariffs, hits China
An economist who believes that Chinese goods are literally poisoning Americans, advocates ending Washington’s “One China” policy and says trade deals have weakened the United States economically with the connivance of U.S. business has emerged as the big winner from renewed turmoil in the White House. [more...]
CNBC: Saudi Arabia and UK hail multibillion-dollar alliance amid protests and political pressure
Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the U.K.'s prime minister launched an economic and investment partnership worth billions of dollars on Wednesday, amid human rights protests in London and political pressure in parliament. [more...]
CNBC: European Central Bank expected to tread carefully amid mounting global insecurities
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), is unlikely to give too much away at his press conference this week amid a surge in economic uncertainty. [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 Decline as Cohn Resigns; Yen, Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap
Asian equities declined with U.S. stock futures following the resignation of White House economic adviser Gary Cohn. The yen and Treasuries climbed as global trade-war concerns intensified. [more..]
Bloomberg: How Currency Investors Are Bracing for a Full-Blown Trade War
In foreign-exchange markets, investors aren’t waiting to find out if all the tariff threats being thrown around lead to a full-blown trade war. Some money managers have begun piling into traditional havens like the yen; others are trimming currency exposure altogether; and even those who’re betting not much will come from the row are hedging just in case. [more..]
Bloomberg: What Market Players Are Saying on Departure of ‘Grown Up' Cohn
The resignation of globalist financier Gary Cohn as top White House economic adviser roiled markets Wednesday, sending the dollar down against the yen and U.S. stock futures lower. While global equities recovered from a trade-induced blow last week, market players are now signaling graver concerns. [more..]
Bloomberg: U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers
The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the U.S. and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property, according to people familiar with the matter. [more..]
Bloomberg: Coinbase Offers Index Fund Tracking Cryptocurrencies on Exchange
Coinbase Inc. said Tuesday that it’s rolling out the Coinbase Index Fund. The investment vehicle will track the performance of the four tokens that currently trade on the San Francisco-based company’s GDAX exchange to provide customers an easier way to gain wider exposure to the estimated $450 billion market. [more..]
Bloomberg: Google Searches for Bitcoin Drop to Lowest Since October
With the largest cryptocurrency down about 40 percent from its all-time high reached in December, Google Trends data show searches are down by more than 80 percent. The last time so few people were interested, Bitcoin traded near $5,000.  [more..]
Bloomberg: UBS Warns of ‘Deep Trade War’ as Commodity Giant Sees No Winners
Raw materials are at great risk as Donald Trump’s White House prepares to pull the trigger on tariffs. UBS Group AG warned metals to energy will be hurt should U.S. levies spark a global trade war, while commodity powerhouse Australia forecast only a damaging race to the bottom. [more..]
Bloomberg: Signs That Traders Are Coming to Terms With Rand's New Normal
After years of being a one-way bet, South Africa’s rand seems to have turned a corner. The currency gained in 2017 after five straight years of losses, and extended the advance since January, riding a wave of optimism following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president. [more..]
Reuters: Global stocks slump as key Trump adviser quits, stoking trade war fears
Global stocks and the dollar slumped on Wednesday after a strong White House advocate for free trade resigned, fanning fears that President Donald Trump will proceed with protectionist tariffs and risk a trade war. [more..]
Reuters: Trade skeptics gain upper hand in White House as Cohn quits
Economic nationalists appeared to gain the upper hand in a White House battle over trade with the resignation of Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, on Tuesday in a move that could ramp up protectionist measures that risk igniting a global trade war. [more..]
Reuters: Oil prices fall as Trump adviser's exit stokes trade war fears
Oil prices fell on Wednesday, pulled down by weaker stock markets after a key advocate for free trade in the U.S. government resigned, stoking concerns Washington will go ahead with import tariffs and risk a trade war. [more..]
CNBC: Saudi Arabia's crown prince gets the royal treatment for UK state visit
The U.K. is bending over backwards to welcome Saudi Arabia's crown prince as he starts a three-day state visit aimed at deepening economic ties between the two countries. [more..]
CNBC: The world’s ultra-rich are investing more in cryptocurrencies — even if they may not understand it
Cryptocurrencies have attracted investments from the ultra-rich around the world even though they may lack sufficient understanding of the technology behind the asset class. [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 Gain as Trade Worries Ease; Yields Higher: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks rallied after a second session of gains in the U.S. signaled investor concerns about a potential trade war in wake of President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs are waning. U.S. Treasury yields stayed higher. [more...]
Bloomberg: Don't Fret the Volatility, These Charts Signal Rally Can Go On
After the surge in U.S. stock volatility in recent weeks, bull-market believers can take heart from a number of technical signals embedded deep in the market. [more...]
Bloomberg: Large-Cap Funds Dump Tech Giants for Consumer Stocks, BofA Says
After holding tech firms at levels above their weighting in the S&P 500 for four straight months, investors are now overweight consumer discretionary stocks the most. That’s according to strategists at Bank of America Corp. who analyzed large-cap active funds’ exposure to S&P industries relative to their benchmarks. [more...]
Bloomberg: Coinbase Accused of Cheating Consumers in More Ways Than One
Coinbase Inc. was slapped with a pair of lawsuits by disgruntled consumers, one alleging insider trading by employees at the giant digital currency exchange and the other accusing the company of failing to deliver cryptocurrencies to people who didn’t have accounts. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asia's Biggest Currency Gain in 20 Years May Be About to End
Asian currencies may be on the verge of a correction after completing the best year in at least two decades. The warning sign? Indonesia’s rupiah slumped to a two-year low last week. [more...]
Bloomberg: BlackRock Says Market Being Too Aggressive in Pricing Canadian Hikes
The world’s biggest money manager is breaking from consensus, saying the Bank of Canada will increase interest rates only once more in 2018 -- if that. While none of the 21 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expects a hike at Wednesday’s central bank announcement, strategists and traders remain convinced that officials are on course to raise rates at least two, and potentially three more times before year-end. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares regain some ground as trade war fears moderate
Asian share regained some ground on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure from political allies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, easing investor worries about an imminent trade war. [more...]
Reuters: Trump faces pushback on tariffs but says he will not back down
U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure on Monday from political and diplomatic allies as well as U.S. companies urging him to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, although he said he would stick to his guns. [more...]
Reuters: China says will sharply widen market access for foreign investors
China will sharply widen market access for foreign investors this year, with a focus on lowering investment barriers for the service sector and relaxing ownership limits in certain sectors, the state planner said on Tuesday. [more...]
CNBC: A decade from now, bitcoin is more likely to be $100 than $100,000, Harvard economist says
The likelihood of bitcoin prices falling to $100 is greater than that of the digital currency trading at $100,000 a decade from now, Harvard University professor and economist Kenneth Rogoff said on Tuesday. [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