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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Drift; U.S. 10-Year Yield Through 3.1%: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia drifted as Treasury yields climbed above 3.1 percent, raising concerns about the appetite for riskier assets. The pound rose on a report that Britain might have reached agreement on its approach toward European customs union. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares inch higher; euro tries to shake off Italian political risk
Asian shares edged higher on Thursday while the euro gained some respite after hitting five-month lows a day earlier. [more...]
Reuters: Oil markets firm as Brent edges ever closer to $80 per barrel on tight market
Oil prices firmed on Thursday, with Brent crude creeping ever closer to $80 per barrel, a level it has not seen since November 2014, as supplies tighten while demand remains strong. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar elevated as euro plumbs 5-mth low on Italian political uncertainty
The dollar firmed on Thursday after the euro retreated to a five-month low on concerns political developments in Italy could cause wider disruptions in the euro bloc, while rising U.S. Treasury yields knocked emerging market currencies lower. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares inch higher; euro tries to shake off Italian political risk
Asian shares edged higher on Thursday while the euro gained some respite after hitting five-month lows a day earlier. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin will surge again this year. But here's what needs to happen first, says CoinShares chairman
Bitcoin will rally this year and reach its previous highs, CoinShares Chairman Danny Masters predicted. But here's what needs to happen first: Better structures and a life cycle post initial coin offerings (ICOs) — the fundraising process that helps launch new cryptocurrencies. [more...]
CNBC: Tough negotiations as US-China trade talks kick off, but there's scope for compromise
A second round of U.S.-China trade negotiations kicks off in Washington on Thursday and although the bilateral talks are expected to be tough, there might still be scope to resolve some issues. [more...]
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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 Rise After Recent Rally; Yields Slip: Markets Wrap
Stocks rose in most Asian markets, extending the biggest weekly advance since February. The ringgit performed better than anticipated by offshore trading as Malaysian markets reopened following Wednesday’s unprecedented election result. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hong Kong's Most Popular ETF Is Short the Whole Stock Market
A fund that makes money when Hong Kong stocks tumble has suddenly garnered a whole lot of interest.
The CSOP Hang Seng Index Daily Inverse Product has attracted some $136 million worth of cash in 2018, the biggest inflows for any fund trading on the city’s exchange, data compiled by Bloomberg show. [more...]
Bloomberg: HSBC Says Trade Deal Shows Blockchain Viable for Trade Finance
HSBC Holdings Plc completed a transaction using blockchain which it said shows the technology is commercially viable for trade finance. Together with ING Bank NV, the London-based bank handled a letter of credit for Cargill Inc. which relied on the blockchain technology developed by the R3 consortium, according to an emailed statement on Monday. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks up on hopes of thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions
Asian shares rose to near two-month highs on Monday on hopes of a thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions, after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to help ZTE Corp “get back into business, fast” after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls away from multi-year highs on surge in U.S. drilling, Iran sanctions opposition
Oil prices on Monday fell away from last week’s multi-year highs as a relentless rise in U.S. drilling activity pointed to increased output, while resistance emerged in Europe and Asia to U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar dips as sagging U.S. yields sap momentum, Malaysia ringgit drops
The dollar’s recent rally ran out of steam on Monday with U.S. yields sinking as investors wound back expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will launch a series of rapid rate hikes this year. [more...]
CNBC: Bulls have 'hammerlock' on oil market, OPIS' Tom Kloza isn't ruling out $100 a barre
Oil expert Tom Kloza's bearish days are behind him. Kloza, who's known for calling the 2015 crude collapse, isn't ruling out triple digit a barrel oil this year. [more...]
CNBC: Trump’s Iran sanctions will aggravate the French-German discord on EU reforms
Germany does not want to finance the budget to support reforms in a French proposal to "refound" the European economic and political integration (aka "the European project"). [more...]
CNBC: Iran sanctions will create a ‘disruption’ in the oil price and uncertainty for investments
Italian oil and gas giant ENI may not have any investments in Iran, but its CEO Claudio Descalzi sees disruption ahead for oil markets thanks to the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on OPEC's third-largest oil producer. [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: Asian Stocks Head for the Best Week Since February: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks rallied after their U.S. counterparts gained amid relief the latest reading on American inflation suggested less need for the Federal Reserve to accelerate monetary tightening. The dollar steadied after dropping the most since March. [more...]
Bloomberg: Google Grapples With ‘Horrifying’ Reaction to Uncanny AI Tech
The most talked-about, futuristic product from Google’s developer show isn’t even finished -- but it’s already stoking heated debate. At its I/O conference on Tuesday, Alphabet Inc.’s Google previewed Duplex, an experimental service that lets its voice-based digital assistant book appointments on its own. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Bitcoin to the Moon Refrain Grows Louder
Fundstrat Global Advisors, the research firm known for its bullish Bitcoin bets, is at it again with the second forecast in a week leading up to one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency conferences. One Bitcoin could be worth around $36,000 by the end of 2019, Fundstrat’s Sam Doctor wrote in a report for clients Thursday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Putin Wants to `Break' With the Dollar But Dumps Euros Instead
In comments to lawmakers on Tuesday after his inauguration for a record fourth term as president, Putin said a “break” from the U.S. currency is necessary to bolster Russia’s “economic sovereignty,” especially in light of recent penalties and what he called politically motivated restrictions on trade. [more...]
Bloomberg: The U.S. Yield Curve Is the Flattest Since August 2007
The Treasury yield curve from 5 to 30 years flattened Thursday to the lowest level since August 2007, as a combination of weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation and solid demand for a record bond auction bolstered investor confidence in owning long-dated securities. [more...]
Bloomberg: Volatility's Back, But UBS Urges Investors to Stick With Stocks
The return of volatility in the stock market this year doesn’t mean the good times are ending, but investors need to be savvy about their exposure to risk. [more...]
Reuters: Oil dips from recent highs on hopes of alternatives to Iran supply
Oil prices dipped on Friday, easing from multi-year highs in the previous session on hopes that alternative supplies could replace a looming drop in Iranian exports from U.S. sanctions. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar steps back from 2018 peak on softer US inflation
The dollar hovered below a 4-1/2-month high against a basket of major currencies on Friday after tepid U.S. inflation data prompted traders to pare bets of faster rate hikes. [more...]
CNBC: ArcelorMittal beats first-quarter estimate, bullish on full year
The world's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal reported on Friday higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings, helped by a sharp pick-up in metal prices. The company said outlook for 2018 had improved as the year progressed. [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 Mixed as Yields Rise, Oil Climbs on Iran: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia traded mixed and crude oil climbed past $70 in New York after President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran. Treasury yields advanced toward 3 percent, helping stoke gains in the dollar against the yen. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dimon Says Prepare for 4% Yields, Potential Volatility Rise
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said it’s possible U.S. growth and inflation prove fast enough to prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more than many anticipate, and it would be wise to prepare for benchmark yields to climb to 4 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil soars, shares rattled as Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal
Crude oil prices jumped back to near 3 1/2-year highs on Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, sparking worries about global oil supplies. [more...]
Reuters: As Trump pulls out of Iran deal, Asia grapples with impact on oil supplies
Asia’s petroleum refiners are seeking alternative supplies as they prepare for renewed U.S. sanctions against major oil exporters amid a tight market. Iran is the third-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which had recently ordered production cuts despite strong demand. [more...]
Reuters: Hot U.S. jobs market spurs push to reach those left behind
In Cleveland, a new road meant to cut commute times between the suburbs and a downtown medical hub has been redesigned as an “Opportunity Corridor” to bring businesses and jobs to poor neighborhoods along its way. [more...]
CNBC: 'Greed usually overcomes fear' when it comes to investing in the Gulf, says Bahrain development head
Despite tumultuous events in the Middle East, the financial gains offered to investors usually trump concerns about the region's stability, the chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) told CNBC Wednesday. [more...]
CNBC: Iraqi elections: Why everything is on the line, from the economy to ISIS resurgence
Everything will be on the line when Iraqis cast their ballots on Saturday to choose their next prime minister — from rebuilding the economy to the resurgence of sectarian violence and the Islamic State (ISIS). [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
Image
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 in Asia Rise as Dollar Fluctuates; Oil Dips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed Tuesday, extending a gradual recovery after declines in recent weeks stoked by concerns about the vulnerabilities of emerging-markets in the face of higher U.S. yields, a stronger dollar and costlier energy prices. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Wobbles Near $70 as Trump Keeps World Guessing on Iran Deal
Oil retreated from the highest level since 2014 as investors weighed competing views on whether the U.S. will reimpose sanctions on OPEC producer Iran and the potential consequences of such a decision. [more...]
Reuters: Oil trims gains ahead of Trump Iran announcement, Asia shares up
Oil prices eased slightly on Tuesday, a day after hitting 3-1/2 year highs, as investors braced for President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, a move that could disrupt global oil supply. [more...]
Reuters: China's April exports bounce back more than expected despite U.S. trade brawl
China’s exports rebounded more strongly than expected in April after a surprise drop the previous month, suggesting global demand remains relatively resilient and providing a cushion to the economy amid a heated trade dispute with the United States. [more...]
Reuters: Fed officials say price pressures rising but no need to shift rate path
As benchmark oil prices touched $70 a barrel, Federal Reserve officials on Monday said that rising U.S. inflation and wage pressures are not enough yet to prompt a change in the central bank’s rate outlook. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin almost broke through the $10,000 mark—then Warren Buffett and Bill Gates came along
Bitcoin prices dropped Monday following criticism from some of the investment world's best-known billionaires. The cryptocurrency hit a low of $9,188.66 Monday after climbing above $9,900 over the weekend, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin has recovered roughly 40 percent from the lows around $6,700 last month but has been unable to break the $10,000 level. [more...]
CNBC: China says last month's trade surplus with the US was nearly $7 billion more than March's surplusLast month saw major growth in China trade. China's April imports jumped 21.5 percent and its exports grew 12.9 percent against the prior year-ago period. Both of those figures, denominated in U.S. dollars, topped analysts expectations: A Reuters poll had predicted 16 percent import growth and 6.3 percent export growth. [more...]
CNBC: Bahrain is betting on 80 billion barrels of oil to help clear its budget deficit
A new, massive oil discovery in Bahrain could help the island kingdom dramatically improve its economic and fiscal strength, according to analysts at Moody's credit ratings agency. [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