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Bloomberg: Traders Grapple With a Big Question: Are Tariffs Priced In?
After months of simmering tension between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. will impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods at just after midnight on Friday. The key question for financial markets: will it trigger fresh volatility, or is the trade war escalation already priced in? [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Climb as Tariffs Kick In; Yuan Drops: Markets Wrap
Stocks climbed in Asia and the yen slipped with gold as the well flagged U.S. imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports began, something China vowed to fight back on. Treasuries declined, as did the yuan. [more...]
Bloomberg: Earnings Season Another Reason for Asia Traders to Sell
Those hoping the upcoming earnings season will give some respite to tumultuous Asian stock markets might be in for disappointment. [more...]
Bloomberg: $49 Billion Fund Loads Up on Chinese Shares
A bear market, the yuan’s worst month since 1994, and a looming U.S.-China trade war all suggest one thing to John Pearce. Buy Chinese equities. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump to Pull Tariff Trigger at Midnight in Trade-War Escalation
President Donald Trump is preparing to slap tariffs on Chinese goods early Friday, the first shot in a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Where Investors Can Stash Their Cash as Tariffs Kick In
The U.S. might be the trigger for escalating trade tensions with China, but it turns out that its currency could still be the best place for global investors to find safety as the dispute comes to a fresh crossroads Friday with tariff increases set to take effect. [more...]
Bloomberg: Saudis Lower Most Oil Pricing as Iran Taunts Trump on Tweets
Saudi Arabia cut pricing for most of its oil grades as the world’s biggest crude exporter is increasing production to assure buyers there is sufficient supply following U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands that OPEC do more to stabilize oil markets. [more...]
Reuters: Shots fired as U.S.-China tariffs take effect in deepening trade row
U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect as a deadline passed on Friday, and with Beijing having vowed to respond immediately in kind, the world’s two biggest economies took a high-stakes turn toward all-out trade conflict. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. job growth seen strong in June, wages picking up
U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in June while increasing wages for workers, which would reinforce expectations of robust economic growth in the second quarter and allow the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar steady after U.S. tariffs kick in; China's response, U.S. jobs data eyed
The dollar stood little changed against its peers on Friday and investor caution prevailed with U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods taking effect and market participants turning their attention to the closely-watched U.S. jobs report due later in the day. [more...]
CNBC: Trump launches the opening salvo in US trade war with China as tariffs take effect
The U.S. tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in on Friday, taking the war of words between the nations into the real economic realm. [more...]
CNBC: China implements new tariffs on US products, state media says
China implemented retaliatory tariffs on some imports from the U.S. Friday, state media reported, immediately after new U.S. duties had taken effect. [more...]
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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Decline, Treasuries Slip After Holiday: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined, with the region’s shares falling to the lowest in nine months, ahead of the planned implementation this week of trade restrictions between the U.S. and China. Treasury yields ticked higher as trading resumed after the Independence Day holiday. [more...]

Bloomberg: Asian Dollar Bond Buyers Brace for Grim Year as Losses Mount
Investors in Asian dollar bonds, who just suffered the biggest first-half loss in five years, see little chance of a recovery any time soon. Cash-starved Chinese issuers are flooding the market with supply and default risks are rising, just as the Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle pressures credit markets globally. [more...]

Bloomberg: Goldman Says Buy Commodities as Clock Ticks Toward Trade WarCommodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has poured cold water on the notion that a trade war between the U.S. and China represents a serious threat to raw materials, saying most of them aren’t likely to be significantly impacted, and after recent declines now’s the time to buy. [more...]

Bloomberg: The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning
Chinese President Xi Jinping has an ambitious master plan for his country’s transformation into a wealthy, technology-driven global economic power. And U.S. companies need not apply. [more...]
Bloomberg: Glencore Announces Share Buyback of as Much as $1 Billion
Glencore Plc will buy back as much as $1 billion of its shares, a move that may soothe investor confidence after the world’s biggest commodity trader was hit by a U.S. Department of Justice probe earlier this week. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Japan Dumps Treasuries, It's Piling Into Riskier U.S. Assets
It’s easy to see why Japan has soured on Uncle Sam. After all, returns on Treasuries have been lousy for years. And the sky-high costs to hedge the dollar’s ups and downs mean Japanese investors can often do better at home -- despite the minuscule yields there. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. 'opening fire' on world with tariff threats, says China
The United States is “opening fire” on the world with its threatened tariffs, China warned on Thursday, saying it will respond the instant U.S. measures go into effect as Beijing ramped up the rhetoric in a bitter trade dispute. [more...]
Reuters: Asian equities extend losses on eve of U.S. tariff deadline
Asian stocks fell for the fourth day and major currencies traded in tight ranges on Thursday, with financial markets jittery before a U.S. deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese imports just a day away. [more...]
Reuters: WTO sees signs of trade tensions starting to affect global economy
Trade barriers being erected by major economies could jeopardize the global economic recovery and their effects are already starting to show, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday in a report on trade restrictions among G20 nations. [more...]
CNBC: US tariffs are a ‘necessary test’ to Europe’s economic recovery, top finance chief says
Higher trade tariffs might just be what the euro zone needs to check how its economy is actually performing after several years of promising growth, a high-ranked European official told CNBC. [more...]
CNBC: Goldman: Commodities are set to rise, trade war fears have been oversold
Concerns about oil and other commodities have been "oversold," and even those most exposed to the risks of a U.S.-China trade war are worth buying, Goldman Sachs said in a Wednesday research note. [more...]
CNBC: Germany’s massive trade surplus ‘is becoming toxic,’ Ifo director says
Germany exporting more than it imports is becoming a big problem for its economy, a director from the country’s closely-watched Ifo Institute said Wednesday. [more...]
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Todays Markets

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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Mixed as Yuan Recovers; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday as the yuan recovered from its recent decline, while the greenback remained under pressure ahead of a U.S. holiday Wednesday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Rises on Signs of Stockpile Drop as Shortfall Fears Linger
Oil extended gains to near $75 a barrel after an industry report showed U.S. inventories shrunk as global output disruptions continued to stoke concerns over supply shortfalls. [more...]
Bloomberg: China to Have 12-Hour Head-Start on U.S. in Trade War's Next Act
In the brewing trade war between the U.S. and China, Beijing officials consistently seek to portray their nation as simply being on the defensive against Donald Trump’s aggressive tactics. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe's Lack of ‘Cool’ Stocks Dooms Race Against Wall Street
European stocks just can’t catch up with the U.S. The main reason: Most of investors’ favorite millennial tech stocks are listed on Wall Street. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fortnite Is Winning the DeathMatch Against PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
The deathmatch between the world’s two biggest Battle Royale titles is intensifying. But on at least one important measure, Fortnite’s leaving compatriot PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the dust. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Sets a Speed Bump for Dollar's Rally
The relentless rally in the U.S. dollar might be poised to take a breather after China’s central bank stemmed a decline in the yuan with a pledge to keep the exchange rate stable. [more...]

Bloomberg: China Won’t Weaponize the Yuan in Trade War, PBOC Official Says
Chinese central bankers vowed to keep their nation’s currency stable and to not deploy it as a weapon in the trade conflict with the U.S., helping the yuan reverse some of its recent plunge. [more...]

Reuters: Asian shares slip on trade war anxiety, yuan steadies
Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday on heightened anxieties about Sino-U.S. trade tensions ahead Washington’s end-of-week deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese imports while the yuan rebounded after China’s central bank moved to calm nervous investors. [more...]

Reuters: Exclusive: Exclusive: China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade
China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. [more...]
CNBC: Tariff hikes could be 'real shock to the system' for the thriving US auto industry, CEO says
Potential tariffs are the greatest threat to the auto industry in the U.S., the CEO of a Washington-based automobile trade association told CNBC on Wednesday. [more...]
CNBC: US crude rises 20 cents, settling at $74.14, after topping $75 for first time since 2014
Oil prices steadied on Tuesday afternoon, following a volatile session that saw U.S. crude top $75 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 before falling sharply and suddenly in mid-morning trading. [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 Fall as Yuan-Slide Contagion Assessed: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia extended declines and the yuan slumped once again amid debate surrounding the impact of an escalating trade war and fear of contagion to emerging markets. Treasury yields dipped and the dollar steadied. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Set for Record Defaults, and Downgrades Tip More Pain
China is zooming to a record year of corporate-bond defaults, with the 2018 total already more than three-quarters of the previous high even before an expected economic slowdown bites. [more...]
Bloomberg: Saudis Weigh Lure of Higher Oil Prices With U.S. Call for More
Saudi Arabia will have to navigate a particularly delicate balance between chasing buyers and charging more for its crude when setting monthly prices for its biggest customers this week. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Seeks to Block China Mobile's Entry, Escalating Tension
The U.S. moved to block China Mobile Ltd. from entering its telecommunications market on national security grounds, launching another salvo in the fight between the world’s two biggest economies days before they’re expected to impose tariffs on each other over trade. [more...]
Bloomberg: China to Cancel More U.S. Soy Shipments as Extra Tariff Looms
Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on U.S. imports takes effect from Friday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade Wars Bite as Emerging Currencies Decline to 10-Month Low
With a trade kerfuffle bruising investors, assets across emerging markets started the week with more declines. The war of words between the world’s biggest economies over commerce added fuel to a sell-off sparked by a rising dollar and hawkish central banks in developed economies.  [more...]
Reuters: China turbulence knocks Asian shares to nine-month low as trade war fears grow
Chinese stocks went into a tail spin on Tuesday as turbulence gripped equity markets in Asia, which sank to nine-month lows as investors feared the Sino-U.S. trade row could derail a rare period of synchronized global growth. [more...]
Reuters: Oil rises on Libya force majeure, but demand slowdown holds back market
Oil prices climbed on Tuesday after Libya declared force majeure on some of its supplies, although an overall rise in OPEC output and an emerging slowdown in demand held back markets. [more...]
CNBC: Goldman: The second half is going to be difficult, but these stocks with strong balance sheets should thrive
The second half of 2018 will be tough for investors as they grapple with rising trade tensions and higher interest rates, according to Goldman Sachs. However, companies with strong balance sheets like Facebook and NVIDIA should do well in the tough times ahead as they can better deal with higher borrowing costs and overall volatility. [more...]
CNBC: China's state media says markets are being 'irrational,' calls for calm amid trade frictions
Chinese state media on Tuesday called a recent sell-off in mainland stock markets an "irrational overreaction" and urged investors not to panic over growing trade frictions between Beijing and Washington. [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 Slide, Yuan Resumes Retreat, Oil Falls: Markets Wrap
Stocks dropped in Asia on Monday after capping their worst quarter since 2015 last month, as investors gird for U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese imports that could damp export demand across the region. Oil fell and the dollar headed higher. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Trade War Arrives in the Data as China Awaits Tariffs
From this Friday, the world’s two largest economies are set to begin charging higher tariffs on each other’s goods, marking a major escalation of the conflict. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Bloodbath Nears Dot-Com Levels as Many Tokens Go to Zero
Bitcoin’s meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency’s 2018 crash may help cement its place in the bubble record books. [more...]
Bloomberg: Global Automakers Prepare for `Nightmare' China Tariff Whiplash
For BMW AG, Tesla Inc. and other global automakers whose future is ever-more dependent on China’s burgeoning market, any gains from lower import tariffs this week will likely be short-lived -- thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade war. [more...]
Bloomberg: Britain’s Trickiest Economic Challenge Is Back in the Spotlight
Eclipsed by Brexit headlines, the most puzzling economic problem facing Britain is back in the limelight. Abysmal productivity growth has plagued the U.K. for a decade, sapping its underlying strength and undermining wage growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Will Halt Any Disorderly Yuan Slide, Morgan Stanley Says
China is not using yuan depreciation as a tool in its trade conflict with the U.S., and will likely step in to avert any disorderly decline, according to Morgan Stanley. [more...]
Reuters: China drags on Asia shares, politics on euro and peso
A renewed slide in Chinese shares and a sobering set of factory surveys sucked Asian markets lower on Monday, while the euro and the Mexican peso were both jolted by political developments at home. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls amid rising Saudi output, Asian economic slowdown
Oil prices fell by more than 1 percent on Monday as supplies from top exporter Saudi Arabia rose and as signs of an economic slowdown in Asia dented the outlook for demand. [more...]
CNBC: Several signs are pointing to North Korea still working on its nuclear program
Nearly three weeks since North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un committed to complete denuclearization, multiple signs have emerged of expanding activity at his country's nuclear facilities. [more...]
CNBC: EU reportedly warns of new tariffs worth $300 billion if Trump targets automakers
The United States could get a new round of retaliatory tariffs worth as much as $300 billion, if it moves ahead with new duties on European cars, the Financial Times reported. [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