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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 Drop Even as Reflation Pullback Eases: Markets Wrap
Investors continued to step away from Asian equities at the end of the week even as a global pullback in other reflation trades eased. [more...]
Bloomberg: Frenzied Betting, Sleeping Market: Something Must Give in Oil
As hedge funds and money managers place record trades on a rally in oil, the price itself has fallen asleep. Logic dictates that something should give. Here are five charts examining the unprecedented speculative build-up and what the market’s next turn might be. [more...]
Bloomberg:BlackRock Backs Gold to Hedge Market Risk
Investors should probably be a little more nervous, according to one BlackRock Inc. money manager. [more...]

Bloomberg: Fewer Americans Than Forecast File for Unemployment Insurance
Jobless claims rose by 5,000 to 239,000 in the week ended Feb. 11, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for 245,000 applications. Continuing claims fell slightly. [more...]

Reuters: Asia shares ease after run of gains; oil lifted by OPEC cut extension hopes
Asian stock markets took a breather on Friday from their recent surge as investors booked profits, while the dollar inched up after Thursday's slide and optimism over possible renewed supply cuts by OPEC lifted oil prices. [more...]
CNBC: Greece says 'not a euro more' in cuts as EU officials call for speedy deal
European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders on Thursday to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery but Athens said it wouldn't ask "a euro more" from its austerity-wracked citizens. [more...]
CNBC: Greenspan: 'Cry of pain' around the world led to Trump and Brexit victories
The rise of "economic populism" around the world has come from years of low growth that have "seriously impaired" the global economy, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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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