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Bloomberg: Stocks Resume Drop, Asia Currencies Slide on Trade: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia resumed a decline as traders remained skeptical about the Trump administration’s less harsh measures on Chinese investments. Treasury yields steadied and emerging-market currencies declined. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Fund Managers See Echo of Past Crashes in Markets
The ranks of hedge fund managers expecting impending market chaos are growing. Greg Coffey, the former star manager at Moore Capital Management who started trading at his own firm this year, is comparing the turmoil in May to the end of dotcom bubble in 2000. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Slide as Trade Angst Grows; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell to the lowest level since May and Treasuries rallied amid renewed concern that the Trump administration will crack down on Chinese investment. Energy producers surged with crude, while the dollar jumped. [more...]
Bloomberg: This Inverted Market Curve Is Already Causing Investors Pain
The one-month implied volatility of the U.S. dollar relative to the yuan now trades at a premium to that of the one-year contract, a shift that’s occurred amid the greenback’s 3 percent advance versus the Chinese currency over the past two weeks. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Pundits Say Holding Breath for the EU Summit Is Futile
This week’s European Union summit looks set to be another missed opportunity for pound bulls. The meeting of European heads of state this Thursday and Friday has been flagged for weeks by pound watchers as a key moment for the currency. [more...]
Bloomberg: Emerging Markets on ‘Tenterhooks’ as Chinese Selloff Deepens
The rout in emerging markets deepened as investors sifted through the latest remarks from the Trump administration on protectionist measures, with both currencies and stocks on pace for their worst quarter since September 2015. [more...]
Bloomberg: Indian Rupee Falls to a Record Low Against the Dollar
The Indian rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude prices and the emerging-market selloff took a toll on the currency of the world’s third-biggest oil consumer. [more...]
Bloomberg: Loonie Forecasters Still Buying Theory Trade Turmoil Will Pass
Count foreign exchange analysts among those betting global trade ructions will blow over, at least for the loonie. The Canadian dollar is hovering near a one-year low against its U.S. counterpart as President Donald Trump’s tariff adventures and concerns over Nafta’s potential unraveling cut the odds for interest-rate increases in Canada.  [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares flirt with nine-month low on mounting trade war fears
Asian stocks slumped to nine-month lows on Thursday as investors worried that the Trump administration’s approach to trade is harming global economic growth - even as the White House approach to Chinese investment in U.S. technology companies appeared to be softening. [more...]
Reuters: Automakers warn U.S. tariffs will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, hike prices
Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten industry spending on self-driving cars. [more...]
CNBC: What to expect from a Trump-Putin summit
Expectations about a summit between the leaders of Washington and Moscow are increasing, but just what subjects could be on the table remains a matter of speculation. [more...]
CNBC: Escalating trade threats are deepening the chill felt by Chinese dealmakers seeking US takeovers
The rapidly deteriorating trade and investment relationship between Washington and Beijing is sending a further chill through Chinese deal makers who have already seen the number of Chinese acquisitions of American assets take a big hit. [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: Asian Stocks Fall on Trade; Crude Extends Rally: Markets Wrap
Most Asian stocks declined as concerns lingered over the impact of potential global trade restrictions. The dollar and Treasury yields were steady. Equities benchmarks fell in Tokyo as the yen climbed, and were also lower in Hong Kong. Stocks in Sydney and Seoul were little changed. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade War Hits Stocks as $8 Trillion in Bear Market: Inside EM
Stocks in developing nations slumped as heightened concern that a trade war will sap global economic growth put equity gauges worth $8 trillion in a bear market. Currencies also retreated and are heading toward their worst month since November 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: It’s Been a Rough 2018 for Many Quant Hedge Funds
Many quant hedge funds -- young and old -- are struggling to make money this year. Manoj Narang, who started his hedge fund last year, saw his biggest investor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s asset management unit, pull its money. Renaissance Technologies, the world’s most profitable hedge fund, is trailing its benchmark in one fund this year through mid-June. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrency May Be Tool for Election Meddlers, Senators Told
Foreign operatives looking to interfere with U.S. elections can cloak themselves through cryptocurrencies and other virtual forms of money, a Senate hearing was told on Tuesday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Crypto Collapse Spreads With Hundreds of Coins Plunging in Value
The meltdown in Bitcoin is weighing on more than the biggest cryptocurrency. Over 80 percent of 1,586 digital coins Finder.com tracks in a weekly survey decreased in price in the past seven days. The tokens fell 19 percent on average, Finder.com found in the week ended June 25. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors, Not Banks, Could Spark the Next Crisis
Banks must bear much of the blame for previous financial crises. In the next one, ordinary investors could play a more central role. Ironically, they’ll do so through vehicles created with them in mind – exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Yuan's Rapid Selloff Puts China's Market-Anchor Role in Danger
An accelerating slump in China’s yuan is stoking fear that policy makers are less willing to temper the currency’s decline as the economy slows and a trade battle with the U.S. worsens. [more...]
Bloomberg: Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin Is a ‘Remarkable Social Phenomenon’
Bitcoin is a social movement whose popularity splits along geographic lines in the U.S., Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller said. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares hobbled by trade fears, oil extends gains
Asian share markets were under pressure on Wednesday as weakness in Chinese stocks and the yuan weighed on sentiment in the region, while oil climbed as the United States pressured allies to stop buying Iranian crude. [more...]
Reuters: Oil rises on supply disruption
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, pushed up by supply disruptions in Libya and Canada and after U.S. officials said all countries should stop Iranian crude imports from November. [more...]
CNBC: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the hype around blockchain signals a bubble
Apple co-founder and noted bitcoin bull Steve Wozniak says the hype around blockchain is similar to what he saw in the dotcom era, with companies going belly-up at a rapid rate. [more...]
CNBC: China's sudden currency slide sparks rumors of an anti-Trump policy move 
China’s currency has slipped markedly in the last week, to the point where it’s trading at December lows against the dollar, and that’s prompting speculation that China would be willing to use a weakened currency to fight U.S. tariffs and trade threats. [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: Global Stock Slide Stalls, Treasury Yields Recover: Markets Wrap
A global equity sell-off ran out of steam in Asia as investors continued to grapple with an escalating exchange of trade and investment restrictions, triggered by the Trump administration. Treasury yields edged higher for the first time in four sessions. [more...]
Bloomberg: Instagram Is Estimated to Be Worth More than $100 Billion
Facebook Inc.’s Instagram is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion, if it were a stand-alone company, marking a 100-fold return for the app was purchased in 2012, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade Tensions Rattle U.S. Stocks, Dollar Weakens: Markets Wrap
Escalating trade tensions sent U.S. stocks to the steepest drop since early April, as President Donald Trump’s threats of more protectionism against major partners were met with Chinese and European vows of retaliation. [more...]
Bloomberg: Chinese Stocks Poised to Enter Bear Market
Chinese stocks fell, with the benchmark gauge poised to enter a bear market, amid growing concern about the country’s resilience to a trade war with the U.S. [more...]
Bloomberg: GSAM's Patel Says Trade War Risks Now More Than Just Talk
Investors are growing increasingly nervous that trade war rhetoric is escalating into something of real consequence, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management International Chief Executive Officer Sheila Patel. [more...]
Bloomberg: It's the Bleakest Monday for Emerging-Market Traders Since 2016 
The week could hardly have gotten off to a worse start for investors in emerging-market currencies. MSCI’s index of developing-nation currencies is down 0.5 percent, its worst performance on a Monday since August 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe News Moving the Dollar More Than U.S. Data—For Now
The dollar is ebbing and flowing more to developments across the Atlantic than to domestic forces, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists say. They cite several examples this year where movements in the U.S. currency appear to have been powered overwhelmingly by weakness in the euro rather than by news from within its own borders.  [more...]
Reuters: Global stocks fall as trade row intensifies, dollar wobbles
World stocks extended a sell-off on Tuesday as escalating trade tussles between the United States and other major economies steered investors away from riskier assets, with markets in China bearing the brunt of investor anxiety. [more...]
Reuters: Trump tariffs force companies to rework supply chains
From global manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) to small tech startups, companies are scrambling to rework supply chains built for an era of stable, open trade policy that is now under threat. [more...]
CNBC: Trump tariffs backfire as EU retaliation will force American icon Harley-Davidson to build overseas
Shares of Harley-Davidson plunged Monday after the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer said it will begin shifting some production overseas to offset the impact of retaliatory EU tariffs on certain U.S. goods. [more...]
CNBC: Apple's Tim Cook shares a rule that leaders should live by
As the CEO of one of the world’s most valuable companies, Tim Cook has a pretty decent platform for sharing leadership advice. And he frequently does. The Apple chief is a prominent spokesperson for diversity and inclusion issues and has made headlines for speaking out on some of America's most controversial political policies. [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 Drop Amid Ongoing Trade Stress; Lira Climbs: Markets Wrap
Stocks fell in Asia with U.S. equity-index futures and the yen advanced as investors assessed prospects for continuing trade tensions between U.S. and China. Turkey’s lira climbed after Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in the weekend’s election. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Erases Loss, Bounces Back From Lowest Level in 2018
Bitcoin erased its loss after setting a 2018 low earlier on Sunday, with the volatility reflecting increased scrutiny by government regulators on the embryonic digital-currency sector and global central bankers raising questions about its viability. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
In a widely expected move, China cuts banks’ required reserve ratio, Turkey’s Erdogan claims election victory amid protests and a roundup of OPEC. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. [more...]
Bloomberg: China to Unleash $108 Billion in Reserve Cut for Some Banks
China’s central bank will cut the amount of cash some lenders must hold as reserves, unlocking about 700 billion yuan ($108 billion) of liquidity, as it seeks to control leverage and support smaller companies. [more...]
Bloomberg: China and Europe Warn Trade War Could Trigger Global Recession
China and the European Union vowed to oppose trade protectionism and unilateralism, saying those actions could push the world into recession in an apparent rebuke to the U.S. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira's Bounce on Erdogan's Victory Seen Short-Lived by Investors
While Turkey’s lira drew support from Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s election, any gains will probably be short-lived amid concerns about the independence of the nation’s central bank and its monetary policy, according to investors and analysts. [more...]
Reuters: Global shares slide on trade worries, oil gives up some gains
Global share prices fell on Monday on escalating trade tensions between the United States and major economies while crude oil prices gave up some of the hefty gains made after major oil exporters agreed to a modest increase in production. [more...]
Reuters: Half of EU business leaders cut UK investment over Brexit - survey
Britain’s looming departure from the European Union has led nearly half of big companies from the rest of the bloc to cut investment in the country, a poll of 800 executives released two years after the Brexit referendum found. [more...]
CNBC: Trump is reportedly planning major new restrictions against China
President Donald Trump plans to bar many Chinese companies from investing in U.S. tech and to block additional technology exports to China, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday evening, citing people familiar with the matter. [more...]
CNBC: Beyond the South China Sea: Beijing may target these waterways next
The South China Sea and Indian Ocean have been the principal theaters for Beijing's naval ambitions in Asia. The Pacific Ocean and Mekong River, each rife with strategic advantages, could soon be next. [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: Trade War Starts to Hit Businesses With Daimler Cutting Outlook
Daimler AG became the most visible global corporation to cut its profit outlook and blame it on escalating trade tensions, saying fewer Chinese customers will buy Mercedes-Benz SUVs because of tariffs Beijing is slapping on autos imported from the U.S. [more...]
Bloomberg: Emerging Asia Stocks Drop, Dollar Gains on Trade: Markets Wrap
Most Asian stocks declined on Thursday as concern simmered about an escalation of trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. turned cautious on the region’s equities. The dollar strengthened as Treasury yields ticked higher. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Biggest U.S. Oil Patch Is Near Its Limit
The biggest U.S. shale region will have to shut wells within four months because there aren’t enough pipelines to get the oil to customers, the head of one of the industry’s largest producers said. [more...]
Bloomberg: Facebook Surges Past $200 as Privacy Woes Fade, Instagram Grows
Facebook Inc. is back in bull mode. The social-media giant’s share price topped $200 for the first time Wednesday, as investors bet the company’s Instagram and Messenger units will continue to boost advertising revenue, overshadowing any lingering data-privacy concern that pummeled the stock in March. [more...]
Bloomberg: What to Expect on Bank of England Decision Day
The Bank of England is set to wait a little longer before following up on last year’s interest-rate hike after a run of mixed economic data. All of the 38 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Monetary Policy Committee to vote in favor of keeping rates unchanged on Thursday.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Cuts Asia Stock Target on Mounting Trade, Macro Risks
Even Goldman Sachs is turning less optimistic on Asian stocks amid growing uncertainty in global markets.
The long-time bull has pared its 12-month target for the MSCI Asia Pacific excluding Japan Index to 625 from 640. [more...]
Bloomberg: British Workers Are Still Waiting for Pre-Crisis Wages: Chart
British pay packets have yet to recover to the levels before the financial crash a decade ago. Workers earned between 2 percent and 3 percent less in real terms in 2016-17 than they did in 2007-08, according to two data sources analyzed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. And the pressure on living standards is set to continue, the think tank warned, unless Britain can boost productivity. [more...]
Reuters: Washington's 'capricious' trade actions will hurt U.S. workers, China warns
China’s commerce ministry on Thursday accused the United States of being “capricious” over bilateral trade issues, and warned that the interests of U.S. workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt by Washington’s penchant for brandishing “big sticks”. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares edge ahead, oil subdued before OPEC meeting
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS gained 0.4 percent, while Japan's Nikkei .N225 added 0.7 percent. Australia’s main index had another strong day, rising 1 percent on fund manager demand before the end of the local financial year next week. [more...]
CNBC: Why bitcoin made a comeback after the South Korean exchange hack
Bitcoin made a comeback despite crashing after a recent hack on a South Korean exchange, and two cryptocurrency traders explained why it rebounded. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, a global decentralized currency that is based on blockchain technology, said it was to be expected. [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