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CNBC: President Trump says Boris Johnson would 'make a great prime minister'
President Donald Trump claimed in an interview with The Sun that Prime Minister Theresa May's current Brexit strategy risks killing a trade deal with the U.S. The president said May ignored his advice for Brexit negotiations and instead "probably went the opposite way." [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Halt Four-Week Slide in Asia; Pound Drops: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks are set for the first weekly advance in five as trade tensions appeared to ease after China refrained from detailing retaliation plans against threatened U.S. tariff increases. The pound slipped on the latest woes from the Brexit quagmire. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade War Sparks Mounting Concerns of Growth Risks: Economy Week
The trade war between the U.S. and China is continuing to intensify, leaving some worried about the potential consequences for global growth. Here’s our weekly wrap of what’s going on in the world economy. [more...]
Bloomberg: Some Analysts See the Pound Climbing Above $1.40 After May's Brexit Plan
Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint has given pound bulls some much-needed comfort. The U.K. prime minister’s push for a so-called soft Brexit, which envisions maintaining a close economic partnership with the European Union, is good for sterling, according to Deutsche Bank AG.  [more...]

Bloomberg: London’s Hottest Properties Are Urban Warehouses
Nevermind West End shopfronts and Mayfair offices. The big money in London real estate is chasing small warehouses. Rents for the dwindling amount of industrial space inside cities are soaring as online retailers like Amazon.com Inc. seek local hubs to cut delivery times. [more...]

Bloomberg: Billionaire Steven Cohen Invests in Crypto Hedge Fund
Billionaire Steven Cohen has invested in a hedge fund focusing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based companies, according to a person familiar with the matter. [more...]

Bloomberg: Emerging Market Sell-Off Is Only Going to Get Worse, Survey Says
With the Federal Reserve still boosting interest rates and President Donald Trump still raising tariff threats, the bottom for emerging markets remains some way away, market players say. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fed's Powell Says the U.S. Economy in ‘Good Place’ But Trade Is a Risk
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy but warned a sustained period of high tariffs on a wide variety of imports could be harmful to growth. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares extend rebound but trade fears dog China stocks
Most Asian share markets rose on Friday, heartened by gains on Wall Street fueled by expectations of strong U.S. earnings, but China’s markets wobbled as investors braced for the impact of broadening, tit-for-tat Chinese-U.S tariffs. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices mixed, but set for big weekly falls
Oil prices were little changed on Friday as markets digested big swings earlier in the week that have left both major benchmarks facing a second weekly loss and largely shrugged off a warning about tightness in spare capacity. [more...]
CNBC: New tariffs threatened by the US would be more harmful to China than the first batch, says bank CEO
The proposed U.S. tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods would hit the world’s second-largest economy more severely than the previous custom duties did, according to the chief executive of Southeast Asia’s largest bank. [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

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Trading Sentiment
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Recover After Trade List Angst; Yen Falls: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks rose Thursday after a bruising selloff the previous day, despite lingering concerns around the U.S. and Chinese trade war that show little sign of abating. The yen declined and crude oil steadied after its biggest plunge in two years. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade War Kills Currency Volatility, Leaves Analysts Flummoxed
While the U.S. and China have been exchanging blows over tariffs in recent weeks, swings in major developed-market currencies have remained muted, and opinion is divided about what might constitute a haven if tensions escalate.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Quants Are Reeling From the Worst Run in 8 Years
The dog days of summer have arrived for quants. Systematic traders who tie their fortunes to the ebbs and flows of stock markets are experiencing some of their worst returns in eight years relative to a key benchmark, according to one Wall Street estimate. [more...]
Bloomberg: China, U.S. Hint at Chance for Talks After Trump's Tariff Threat
Chinese and U.S. officials have raised the prospect of resuming talks over trade between the two nations after President Donald Trump ratcheted up the pressure by announcing a huge new round of potential tariffs. [more...]
Bloomberg: Mobius Says Trade War Is Just a Warm-Up Act for Financial Crisis
For Mark Mobius, there may be worse to come even after the U.S. fired new shots in its trade war with China: a further 10 percent drop in emerging-market stocks and a global financial crisis. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks, commodities recover after latest trade war jolt
Stocks and commodities recovered slightly on Thursday as markets tried to consolidate from the previous session’s steep losses when fears of an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war jolted investor sentiment. [more...]
Reuters: Goodbye inverted yield curve? Fed looks for alternative signals to guide policy
Federal Reserve officials are scouring new niches of the financial markets to find signals accurate enough to warn the central bank when it is time to stop hiking interest rates before they risk tipping the economy into a recession. [more...]
Reuters: China vows to hit back over U.S. proposal for fresh tariffs
China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a move that rattled global markets. [more...]

CNBC: 'The US is on track to lose this trade war,' economist Stephen Roach says
The U.S. and China are aged in the early innings of a trade war, and prominent economist Stephen Roach says it's the United States that's on track to lose. [more...]

CNBC: China slams 'US extortion tricks,' digs in heels as it vows to aid businesses hurt by tariffs
Even as Beijing vows more retaliation in the trade war against Washington, there are measures being taken by the communist government to help cushion the blow from earlier tariffs amid signs China is willing to dig in its heels further. [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
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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Decline as Trump Reloads the Tariff Bazooka: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia declined with U.S. equity futures, industrial metals and China’s yuan after the Trump administration released the biggest list yet of Chinese goods it may hit with tariff increases, a move that China said will force it to retaliate. [more...]
Bloomberg: Elon Musk Defends Mini Submarine Left Unused in Thai Cave Rescue
Elon Musk’s efforts to aid in the rescue of 13 people trapped in a Thai cave were ultimately unneeded, but the billionaire is confident his “kid-size submarine” could be used at some point in the future. [more...]

Bloomberg: Bitcoin Bull Sticking With $25,000 Price Target for 2018
This year’s cryptocurrency sell-off has done nothing to dent the optimism of Fundstrat Global Advisors head of research Thomas Lee. Already one of Wall Street’s most outspoken Bitcoin bulls, Lee is sticking with his year-end forecast of $25,000, more than 270 percent above current levels.  [more...]

Bloomberg: Here's How Markets Are Reacting to Trump's Latest Trade Salvo
Global markets already caught in the crossfire of Donald Trump’s escalating trade conflict with China took yet another hit Wednesday after the U.S. pushed ahead with plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods. [more...]

Bloomberg: Bill Gross's Slumping Fund Sees $580 Million of Outflows This Year
Investors pulled a total of about $580 million from Bill Gross’s bond fund in the first half of this year and he turned in the worst performance among his peers during the period. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump's Tariff List Targets High-Tech Minerals That U.S. Needs
Given the Trump administration’s stated aim of slowing China’s progress in matching U.S. manufacturing prowess, there are some curious inclusions on Wednesday’s list of new tariffs. [more...]
Bloomberg: Global Markets Are Shaking Off China’s Flashback to 2015
Investors are having flashbacks to 2015-16 amid fears over China’s industrial complex while the nation gets dragged into a trade war. But markets are unlikely to be revisited by the deflationary monster of years past. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. ups China trade war ante, threatens tariffs on $200 billion of goods
The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute with China, threatening 10 percent tariffs on a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, sending stocks lower and prompting Beijing to warn it would be forced to respond. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. job quits rate hits 17-year high; labor market tightening
More American workers voluntarily quit their jobs in May, government data showed on Tuesday, a sign of confidence in the labor market that economists say will soon boost wage growth. [more...]
CNBC: Trade war escalates: How China will get hit by Trump's latest offensive
Tuesday's threat from the U.S. of a round of 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports could deliver a major blow to China's export sector if it takes effect. [more...]
CNBC: Start-up exec says his call for $60,000 bitcoin is still possible this year
Major cryptocurrencies may be off their December highs on the price front, but developments on the regulatory and infrastructure front continue to move ahead. [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 Show Muted Gains; Treasuries Slip: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia edged higher, extending a rise from a nine-month low amid optimism the upcoming earnings season will be robust enough to overshadow a rise in trade tensions. [more...]
Bloomberg: German Cars and American Steak: Early Trade War Victims Emerge
China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods struck just as one of its biggest meat importers was rushing a shipment from California through Shanghai customs. Now Suzhou Huadong Foods Ltd. is saddled with a stack of unaffordable American steak. [more...]
Bloomberg: Half of ICOs Die Within Four Months After Token Sales Finalized
About 56 percent of crypto startups that raise money through token sales die within four months of their initial coin offerings. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Bulls Keep Faith in Soaring Earnings After Stock Rout
Chinese equities are now so cheap that even the Shanghai Stock Exchange feels compelled to say something about them. [more...]
Bloomberg: A U.S. Recession Indicator Flashes Red for Leuthold's Paulsen
One gauge of recession risk with a “pretty good” track record over the last half century has just raised a cautionary signal, according to the Leuthold Group. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Funds Caught in Trump's Trade War Crossfire Feel the Pain
In a booming year for mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds that seek to make money from corporate marriages are struggling. The value of deals surged 43 percent in the first half of the year, with large takeovers reaching the highest number since before the financial crisis. [more...]
Bloomberg: American Allies Starved of Iran Oil Even Before Trump's Deadline
Iranian oil shipments to some U.S. allies are being threatened even before America’s Nov. 4 deadline for buyers to curb imports and comply with renewed sanctions on the OPEC member. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Slips as Resignations Raise Questions About May's Survival
The pound fell as U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation increased the risk that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a leadership challenge. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares rise for a third day, pound bewildered by politics
Asian shares rallied for a third session on Tuesday as hopes for upbeat corporate earnings buoyed Wall Street, while several high-profile resignations from Britain’s government kept sterling on the defensive. [more...]
Reuters: Tesla moves first to hike prices in China as trade war hits car makers
U.S. carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has hiked prices on its Model X and S cars by about 20 percent in China, becoming the first automaker to raise prices in the world’s largest automotive market in response to a U.S.-China trade war. [more...]
CNBC: China’s economic reform is falling short — and patience is growing thin, says EU report
China might be making some progress on its reform agenda, but a lack of more ambitious changes will lead to an elevation in existing tensions bubbling in the global economic system, a new report from the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China warned. [more...]
CNBC: UK Prime Minister May faces fight for leadership in crucial Brexit showdown
The resignation of U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon has led to suggestions that the British government is on the brink of collapse. [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
CNBC: UK Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns
Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned because he was not willing to be "a reluctant conscript" to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union, delivering a blow to a British leader struggling to end divisions among her ministers. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Gain With Yuan as Trade Woe Set Aside: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks gained, building on a positive Friday session for global equities, as investors set aside concerns about escalating trade tensions to prepare for the latest earnings season after signs of continued economic strength. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan Maps Out Currencies to Buy If a Recession Is Coming
If a U.S. or global recession is looming, it’s time to own the Swiss franc, Singapore dollar, U.S. dollar and Japanese yen -- and ditch emerging market currencies, according to analysts from JPMorgan Chase & Co. [more...]
Bloomberg: World Bank CEO Adds to Voices of Worry Over Global Debt Pileup
Global debt is becoming a bigger worry as the global policy tightening cycle takes hold, a top boss at the World Bank warned Monday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Here's How a Trade War Between the U.S. and China Could Get Ugly
The first shot of the U.S.-China trade war went off without much of a reaction from investors. The calm may be short lived. [more...]
Bloomberg: World's Best Risk/Reward Trade Is Long 10-Year Bund: NatWest
It’s time to double down and add to long positions in 10-year German bunds, which offer the best risk-reward trade in the world, according to NatWest Markets Plc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Currencies in Longest Losing Run Since 2015 on Trade: EM Review
Emerging-market currencies declined for a sixth straight week after the U.S. fired the first shot in a trade dispute between the world’s biggest economies. Equities fell for a fourth week. [more...]
Bloomberg: Swiss Plan First End-to-End Exchange to Trade Digital Assets
SIX, the owner of Switzerland’s securities exchange in Zurich, is creating platform for trading digital assets, boosting a nascent industry that some countries are trying to suffocate. [more...]
Reuters: Asia rallies on U.S. jobs relief, pound pinched by politics
Asian shares rallied on Monday as favorable U.S. jobs data whetted risk appetites, while sterling wobbled after the shock resignation of two UK ministers over Brexit threatened the survival of Prime Minister Theresa May. [more...]
Reuters: Sea of red in Treasury market may signal bond boom is over
The 10-year U.S. Treasury note that debuted in August 2016 9128282A7=RRPS when the bond market was near its peak has had a rough ride, its price falling ever since and no reprieve in sight. [more...]
CNBC: Shares of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi open for trade below IPO price
Shares of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi opened for trade down more than 2 percent on their debut in Hong Kong on Monday, following a disappointing pricing and a listing delay in mainland China. [more...]
CNBC: The US is facing soaring trade deficits, but rising energy prices are a bigger danger
America’s foreign trade deficits on goods transactions are getting worse. After an increase of 7.7 percent in 2017, those deficits were growing in the first five months of this year at an almost identical annual rate. [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