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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: Turbulent Week for Trump Trade Tactics Has the World on Edge
Over five days, the U.S. called off a trade war with China, cast doubt over the framework of talks with Beijing, and threatened tariffs on car and truck imports to protect national security. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation
The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, according to four people familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probably ‘A Good Thing’, Novogratz Says
Major cryptocurrency proponents seemed unfazed by news the Department of Justice has started a criminal probe into potential trading manipulation. Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said he’s not surprised by the allegations and welcomes the investigation. [more...]
Bloomberg: Big Oil Consumers Start to Lock-in Prices as Brent Surges to $80
The rise in oil prices to $80 a barrel is starting to cause concern across boardrooms, with some big industrial consumers, including airlines and shipping companies, starting to buy more insurance against rising energy prices. [more...]
Bloomberg: Will London Ever Get Affordable Housing?
The Mayor of London says enough homes can be built over the next decade to solve a housing shortage that’s driven prices beyond the means of average Londoners. Signs the property boom is ending may make his ambitious goals harder to reach. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Gets No Relief From Erdogan as Hike Fails to Stem Drop
The relief brought by Turkey’s decision to boost interest rates at Wednesday’s emergency meeting didn’t last long, as the lira resumed its nosedive against the dollar. And President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has since offered no respite. [more...]
Reuters: Shares recover as North Korea's conciliatory stance calms nerves
Global shares were on the mend on Friday as Pyongyang’s measured response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to call off a key summit with North Korea healed market sentiment, although investors remained cautious. [more...]
Reuters: Yen slips from two-week high after North Korea says still open to talks with U.S.
The yen stepped back from a two-week high against the dollar on Friday when North Korea said it was open to resolving issues with the United States after President Donald Trump called off a June summit with its leader, Kim Jong Un. [more...]
CNBC: Steve Cohen's Point72 is bullish on Asia and likes these sectors
Steve Cohen's Point72 is aggressively expanding in Asia. The firm, which has more than 1,250 employees globally and $12 billion in assets under management, recently opened a larger office in Hong Kong, which can accommodate more than 160 employees — an increase from about 60 employees at the end of 2015. [more...]
CNBC: Trump says US military 'is ready if necessary' after Kim Jong Un summit cancellation
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. military stands "ready if necessary" following his cancellation of a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, ramping up already tense rhetoric exchanged between Washington and Pyongyang. [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

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