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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Slide; Rising Yields Spur BOJ to Act: Markets Wrap
Asian shares dipped, with technology stocks leading declines after some disappointment with U.S. corporate earnings. Rising pressure on bond yields round the world stirred the Bank of Japan into action to keep rates from getting out of whack with policy targets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Bitcoin suffers its worst month on record, Alibaba buys into Ant Financial and Indian groceries, and the rout in Treasuries picks up steam. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Apple Forecast Falls Short After iPhone Sales Miss Estimates
Apple Inc. forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter and reported iPhone sales from the crucial holiday period that missed analysts’ forecasts, suggesting waning demand for its most-important product. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan Authorities Raid Coincheck After $500 Million Heist
Japan’s Financial Services Agency raided Coincheck Inc.’s offices a week after the cryptocurrency exchange lost about $500 million to hackers, hauling out documents and computers as evidence. [more...]
Bloomberg: The U.S. Poses a Bigger Danger Than China to Asia’s Markets
Asia’s economies may be increasingly bound to China, but the risks to the region’s markets may be more linked to the U.S. as Chinese policy makers make progress in arresting a record run-up in the country’s debt. [more...]
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank Sees Contagion Risk Growing in Financial Markets
The concerted selloff that landed on stocks and bonds this week may be a taste of what’s to come for financial markets. [more...]
Reuters: Texas shale challenges North Sea crude as world oil benchmark
Surging shale oil production in Texas and North Dakota is being felt on trading desks in Chicago, Houston and New York, where a brisk business in West Texas Intermediate crude futures is far outpacing contracts for London-based Brent crude. [more...]
Reuters: Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks, buoys euro
The euro neared multi-year peaks on Friday as talk of policy tightening in Europe and expectations that inflation is set to gear up boosted borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-off in Asian equities. [more...]
CNBC: Deutsche Bank posts $2.75 billion Q4 earnings loss, blames U.S. tax reform
German lender Deutsche Bank posted a net loss of 2.2 billion euros ($2.75 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2017 — worse than the net loss of 1.25 billion euros that Reuters analysts had forecast. [more...]
CNBC: UK businesses seek opportunities in China after Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a trip to China on Wednesday with a 50-strong business delegation, featuring sectors ranging from health care to clean energy, in her bid to cement Britain-China ties. [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 Advance; India Drops on Tax Proposal: Markets Wrap
Asian equities kicked off February with a recovery from a three day sell-off, as investors decided the outlook for growth and corporate earnings was strong enough to quell concerns about the recent jump up in bond yields. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin's Big Wipeout Erased $44 Billion of Value in January
Bitcoin is proving that cryptocurrencies can erase wealth as fast as they create it. Its January slide knocked $44.2 billion off the $200 billion in market value generated in all of last year, the biggest one-month loss in dollar terms in the short history of digital assets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan Sees Bubbles in Stocks and Bonds
The man who made the term “irrational exuberance” famous says investors are at it again. “There are two bubbles: We have a stock market bubble, and we have a bond market bubble,” Alan Greenspan, 91, said Wednesday on Bloomberg.  [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Probes Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones
Apple Inc. said it’s responding to government probes into a software update that slowed the performance of older iPhones. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed some handsets. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Regulators Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether
U.S. regulators are scrutinizing one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges as questions mount over a digital token linked to its backers. [more...]
Bloomberg: America Winning ‘Cold Currency War’ to Weaken Dollar, Pimco Says
The U.S. is fighting - and winning - a “cold currency war” as it seeks to weaken the dollar, according to Pacific Investment Management Co. [more...]
Bloomberg: Buffett, Bezos and Dimon Could Mess Up the Fed’s Inflation Goal
Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon’s plan to start an independent firm to manage health-care services for their 1.2 million employees at a lower cost has the potential to make the Fed’s 2 percent target for the core Personal Consumption Expenditure inflation index even more elusive over the long haul.  [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares bounce back, but rising U.S. yields pose risks
Asian shares eked out modest gains on Thursday, clawing back sharp losses from earlier this week, however, rising U.S. bond yields and interest rates could dampen investors’ optimism toward the global economic outlook. [more...]
Reuters: Oil edges up as OPEC compliance offsets robust U.S. output
U.S. oil prices extended modest gains on Thursday as OPEC’s strong compliance with a supply reduction pact offset news that U.S. production topped 10 million barrels per day for the first time in nearly half a century. [more...]
CNBC: Shell quarterly profit jumps 140% after 'a year of transformation'
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reported profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday, supported by a recent rally in oil and gas prices. [more...]
CNBC: Facebook results top estimates, but stock whipsaws after hours
Facebook reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Wednesday that crushed expectations, as it made more money than expected from each user. [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 Resume Declines; Treasuries Pare Losses: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks reversed earlier gains to trade lower as investors continued to mull the implications of the recent run-up in bond yields. The dollar slipped after President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech in Washington. [more...]
Bloomberg: How This Market Downdraft Is Playing Out Across the World
One of the best starts to a year in recent history for global stock markets is ending with a bump as volatility spikes and a bond selloff deepens, with investors assessing whether prices ran too hard in too short a space of time. [more...]
Bloomberg: Warnings on Correction in Asia, Hong Kong Stocks Grow Louder
Morgan Stanley is eyeing a “meaningful” dip in the Hang Seng Index within weeks, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says the MSCI AC Asia Pacific excluding Japan Index could drop more than 10 percent. Both gauges are enjoying one of their longest bull runs on record, entering its 717th day. [more...]
Bloomberg: VIX Securities Get Traded Like Crazy After Volatility Picks Up
As investors reassess the record bullishness in risky assets, the Cboe Volatility Index is rising for a second straight day, touching the highest level in more than five months. That result: ETPs that tie their fortunes to the VIX -- either by tracking or shorting futures on the gauge -- have begun to furiously change hands. [more...]
Bloomberg: On Closer Inspection Your Blockchain ETF May Be a Tech Fund
Sizzling new blockchain exchange-traded funds have raked in cash at an unprecedented pace, raising almost $260 million in less than two weeks. [more...]
Bloomberg: SEC Freezes Crypto Assets of $600 Million Initial Coin Offering
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order freezing the assets of a Texas-based initial coin offering that claimed to have raised more than $600 million. [more...]
Reuters: Fed expected to keep interest rates steady as Yellen era ends
The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while signaling a gradual tightening of monetary policy later this year as the U.S. economy continues to expand and job gains remain solid. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks slip as high bond yields weigh, dollar steadies
Asia stocks pulled further back from record highs on Wednesday as the recent rise in global bond yields weighed on equities, while the dollar steadied ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. [more...]
CNBC: UK's May wants free trade with China. Beijing has its own goals
British Prime Minister Theresa May landed on Wednesday in China, where she will be seeking a free trade agreement ahead of the U.K. exiting the European Union trade bloc. [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 Fall With U.S. Futures as Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap
Equities fell across Asia and U.S. stock-index futures retreated as a selloff in government bonds deepened and investors took profits after one of the best starts to a year in recent history. The dollar edged higher after Monday’s decline and oil dropped for a second session. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Gauge of Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s index of financial conditions broke through its internet bubble trough to reach a record low Monday, signaling that the economy may be poised to pick up steam. [more...] 
Bloomberg: Market Euphoria May Turn to Despair If 10-Year Yield Jumps to 3%
It’s getting harder and harder to quarantine the selloff in Treasuries from equities and corporate bonds. The benchmark 10-year U.S. yield cracked 2.7 percent on Monday, rising to a point many forecasters weren’t expecting until the final months of 2018. [more...]
Bloomberg: Macro Hedge Fund That Made 47% Says Dollar Isn't Done Falling
Former Credit Suisse Group AG trader Charlie Chan, whose macro hedge fund surged 47 percent last year to beat rivals, is holding on to bearish bets on the dollar. For now. [more...]
Bloomberg: Record Crypto Heist Raises the Appeal of a New Type of Exchange
A more than $500 million record heist from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, the latest in a long line of high-profile hacks, is directing attention to a new kind of venue that makes it harder for would-be thieves. They’re not, however, impervious to attack. [more...]
Bloomberg: London Home Prices Rise at Slowest Pace Since 2011 in Buyer’s Market
London is turning into a buyer’s market for houses and apartments as values rise at the slowest pace in six years and vendors are forced to cut asking prices to achieve sales. [more...]
Bloomberg: Risk Assets in Danger Zone as Bull Feeding Time Is a Frenzy
Record bullish positions are building up across currency, equity and commodity markets as hedge funds and real-money investors dump the dollar and U.S. Treasuries to crowd into risk assets around the world. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound's Slide May Extend Below $1.40 as Focus Turns to Politics
The pound could surrender some of its recent gains to fall back below $1.40 as U.K. political drama collides with a market that’s positioned for further sterling strength, according to Mizuho Bank Ltd.’s Neil Jones. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks off record highs as Wall St. flags, dollar firms on higher yields
Asian stocks retreated from record highs on Tuesday after a selloff in Apple shares and spike in bond yields knocked Wall Street lower, while the dollar found support as U.S. bond yields climbed to near four-year highs. [more...]
CNBC: Why Apple sells just 2.5% of India's smartphones
Ten years after Apple began selling iPhones in India, perhaps the last great growth market for the iconic handset, the company is inching toward opening stores in the nation. [more...]
CNBC: Italy's election could put the country on a collision course with the rest of Europe
In about six weeks' time, two of Europe's largest economies are likely to have no-one in charge. With German coalition talks hitting a stumbling block of their own and unlikely to reach a conclusion before Easter, the other hurdle is Italian elections on March 4. [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: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Fallout from Friday’s $400 million cryptocurrency hack, a big week ahead for tech stocks, and the frenzy for Chinese offshore equities builds. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Pare Gains; Treasury Yields Climb: Markets Wrap
Asian equities pared earlier gains, with a rise in shares in Australia and South Korea offset by declines in Hong Kong and China. The dollar steadied as Treasury yields climbed to the highest since May 2014. [more...]
Bloomberg: Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation
At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan’s Central Bank Sees No Need to Mint a Digital Currency
Cash is still king in Japan, and that means that the central bank doesn’t see a need to mint a digital currency for now, according to the head of the FinTech Center at the Bank of Japan. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrency Markets Are Juicy Targets for Hackers: Timeline
The $500 million heist of digital tokens from Japanese exchange Coincheck Inc. on Friday is remarkable for its sheer size, but thefts in the lightly regulated world of cryptocurrencies are woefully frequent. [more...]
Bloomberg: Australian Dollar's Surge Is Bringing Out the Bears
The Australian dollar’s longest rally in 18 months is bringing out the bears. The Aussie is poised to go into reverse as the Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates, while the Reserve Bank of Australia leaves borrowing costs at a record low. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Global Convergence of Economic Conditions Is Driving the Market Melt-Up
There’s a simple way to make sense of the tumbling dollar, the Treasury selloff and the emerging-market boom, all springing in lockstep. Investors are intensifying their bets on synchronized global growth, a dynamic that’s crimping demand for safe assets and fueling convergence trades. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. farmers have much to lose if NAFTA deal collapses
A collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA), which U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap, could create the most profound disruption for U.S. farmers who produce grains, meats and dairy products sold to Canada and Mexico. [more...]
Reuters: Why Canada is the next frontier for shale oil
The revolution in U.S. shale oil has battered Canada’s energy industry in recent years, ending two decades of rapid expansion and job creation in the nation’s vast oil sands. [more...]
CNBC: The dollar's terrible week is a warning of what could come if Trump's team missteps on trade
U.S. officials created a small firestorm with their dollar comments in the chilly air of Davos this week, but a much more important factor for the future of the currency will be what they say and do about trade when they leave Switzerland. [more...]
CNBC: Chinese flight routes set off military alarms in Taiwan
Following Beijing's increased military drills near the East Asian island, which China considers as part of its own, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in a televised broadcast last week that she did not exclude the possibility of a full-blown attack. [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