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Bloomberg: Global Stock Slump Continues; China Gets Hit Hard: Markets Wrap
The sell-off in global stocks that briefly looked to have ended mid-week has come back, tipping markets from the U.S. to Asia into declines exceeding 10 percent from their January highs. China, where retail investors dominate, got hit particularly hard Friday. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Haven Assets Don't Reflect Panic in Markets Right Now
So much for the adage that stocks are inversely correlated with Treasuries and the Japanese yen. Equities have slumped over the past two weeks but there’s been little reaction in the classic haven assets. [more...]

Bloomberg: China, Hong Kong Suffer Most as Stock Rout Shatters Market Calm
As global equity investors reel from the biggest selloff in two years, nowhere has the pain been more acute than in China and Hong Kong. [more...]
Bloomberg: New Era of Currency Volatility Leaves Bearish Dollar Bets Intact
The latest turbulence in China’s yuan only adds to the complexity of a bruising stretch for global currency markets. Yet for some money managers and strategists, the path forward couldn’t be more simple: a weaker dollar. [more...]
Bloomberg: BOE's Broadbent Says Rate Path Slightly Higher Than in November
Improvements in the economy mean the path for U.K. interest rates is slightly higher than the Bank of England saw in November, according to Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Traders Are Going to Be Hooked on Algos
While only one in 10 FX traders currently uses algos to execute trades, the adoption rate is higher at the largest institutions, with one in four deploying the systems, according to a Greenwich study released Thursday. [more...]
Reuters: Asia hit by Wall St's tumble, China stock indexes lose 6 percent
Asian shares sank on Friday, with Chinese equities on track for their worst day in two years, as fears of higher U.S. interest rates shredded global investor confidence. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls for sixth day as supply fears mount
Oil prices fell for a sixth day on Friday after Iran announced plans to boost production and U.S. crude output hit record highs, adding to concerns about a sharp rise in global supplies. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street plummets; S&P, Dow confirm correction
U.S. stocks plunged around 4 percent on Thursday in another dramatic session, confirming a correction that has thrown the market’s nearly nine-year bull run off course. [more...]
CNBC: The market sell-off is only 'shocking' because investors got used to smooth sailing
The recent period of mild volatility is what's making the current market sell-off appear so shocking, according to two experts. [more...]
CNBC: US Senate votes to approve massive spending increase and end government shutdown
Congress moved one step closer early Friday to setting a major spending increase, following hours of drama on the Senate floor that led to the second partial government shutdown in less than a month. [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 Swing; Yuan Drops After Trade Miss: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks fluctuated Thursday as investors assessed the implications of the recent market turmoil that has elevated volatility. The yuan dropped the most since August 2015 after trade figures missed estimates and amid speculation policy makers will step up efforts to rein in gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrencies Are Like Ponzi Schemes, World Bank Chief Says
The head of the World Bank compared cryptocurrencies to “Ponzi schemes,” the latest financial voice to raise questions about the legitimacy of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Extends Slide as Record U.S. Output Sparks Supply Glut Fears
U.S. shale is once again threatening to derail oil’s recovery, with futures on course for their longest run of declines in nine months after American output hit new highs. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Map to the Underworld: $2 Trillion of Volatility Trades Here
Investment strategies and products married to market swings were thrust front and center by the worst market meltdown in seven years, in which the Cboe Volatility Index surged to its highest level since 2015. VIX-related securities were halted, volatility-targeting quants blamed, and options trading in benchmarks for turbulence ballooned. [more...]
Bloomberg: VIX May Form the ‘Mother of All Inverted Vs’
The Cboe Volatility Index may not go back to its extreme lows of the past few years, but strategists at Societe Generale and MKM Partners LLC think it’s headed in that direction. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say
Using mathematical modeling and experimental economics, two University of Pittsburgh researchers tried to determine Bitcoin’s value, and concluded that it’s "an asset which has no value by traditional measures" and may be in a bubble. [more...]
Bloomberg: In Battle of Two Havens, Investors Bet on Yen Over Swiss Franc
Investors are betting that the Japanese yen will do better this year than its haven counterpart, the Swiss franc. With waning political risks in Europe and the Swiss National Bank reluctant to move away from its rhetoric on a “highly valued” currency, options markets favor the yen and analysts see the franc weakening. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares flirt with six-week low as U.S. yields creep higher
Asian shares flirted with six-week lows on Thursday as U.S. bond yields crept up towards four-year highs as investors fretted that low borrowing costs enjoyed by companies for many years may be endangered by the threat of rising inflation. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street fades in choppy trade after week's wild start
U.S. stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday after an early surge, in a sign that investors are still spooked by the market’s recent retreat and wary more fallout is to come. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin will someday be worth as much as 40 times its current value, says Cameron Winklevoss
Bitcoin could be worth 40 times its current value one day, Cameron Winklevoss — one half of the famous twins — told CNBC on Wednesday. The cryptocurrency had a market capitalization or value of $135 billion on Wednesday, according to CoinDesk data, after the price recovered following a violent sell-off. Forty times this would be over $5 trillion. [more...]
CNBC: China's imports surge 37% in January, exports jump 11%
China reported a 36.9 percent jump in imports and a rise of 11.1 percent in exports — both in dollar terms — for the month of January, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday. Both figures beat expectations. [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 Stock Rebound Falters as U.S. Futures Drop: Markets Wrap
What promised to be a recovery in equity markets after the global rout faltered in Asia as U.S. stock-index futures declined. Treasury yields fell after spiking on Tuesday and the yen gained as investors turned back to haven assets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Buying the Dip Works Nicely, a 30-Year History of Routs Shows
As the dust settles for now after the turmoil of the last few days, a chorus of buy-the-dip calls from fund managers and strategists is still ringing in equity investors’ ears. History suggests they have a point. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trader Whose Fund Made $2.7 Billion in Crisis Says Volatility's Here to Stay
Stephen Diggle, who co-founded a hedge fund that made $2.7 billion in the depths of the global financial crisis, said the resurgence of volatility is here to stay as bonds and stocks are both way overvalued. [more...]
Bloomberg: ETFs Are Holding Up, Despite Volatility-Linked Trading Madness
Did two exchange-traded products lose more than $3 billion in value Monday? Yes. Is this the ETF-led meltdown everyone’s been warning about? [more...]
Bloomberg: Carl Icahn Says Market Turn Is ‘Rumbling’ of Earthquake Ahead
Carl Icahn says he expects stock markets to bounce back after the massive selloff Friday and Monday, while warning that current market volatility is a harbinger of things to come. [more...]
Bloomberg: Get Ready for Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says
The tumble in cryptocurrencies that erased nearly $500 billion of market value over the past month could get a lot worse, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s global head of investment research. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman's Schwartz Sees Buying Opportunity After Stock Rout
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Co-President Harvey Schwartz is confident that stocks will bounce back from this month’s rout and welcomed efforts to bring interest rates back to normal. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Snaps Slide as Crypto Markets Dodge Push for Regulation
Bitcoin rose for the first time in six days, snapping a losing streak that had helped push overall losses in digital currencies to about $500 billion, as the top U.S. market cops said they possessed all the authority needed to regulate and risk appetite returned to financial markets. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street roars back, traders eye volatility ahead
Shaken out of many months of calm, Wall Street braced for a higher level of volatility in the days ahead, after a roughly 2 percent rebound in U.S. stocks on Tuesday followed the biggest one-day selloff in more than six years. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices rise on report of lower U.S. crude inventories
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a report that U.S. crude inventories fell last week, although analysts warned that soaring U.S. output and a seasonal demand drop could soon weigh on crude. [more...]
CNBC: Wall Street turned these esoteric 'ETNs' into a winning bet for the masses...and then they collapsed
The dramatic sell-off in stocks Friday and Monday forced a flood of buying in derivatives to close out on of Wall Street's biggest trades: while buying stocks, traders were betting against volatility, which has been near historic lows. [more...]
CNBC: Most Asia markets rebound after Wall Street's wild ride; China and South Korea lag
Most Asian markets advanced on Wednesday, retracing losses made in the last session, after major U.S. indexes finished their Tuesday session higher. [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 Sell-Off Deepens, Yen Gains Haven Bid: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks plunged for a second day and U.S. stock futures continued to decline after a frantic sell-off in equity markets. Investors fled to havens, lifting the yen and Treasuries. [more...]
Bloomberg: Here's Who Owned Those Crumbling VIX Notes as of Last Filing
The collapse of two inverse exchange-traded products tied to the Cboe Volatility Index, which soared Monday by the most on record, is making many wonder who the holders of these instruments are. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ex-Goldman Volatility Trader Sees More Blood Before Rout Ends
Makoto Yamada, who traded index-linked derivatives including volatility at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. before joining a Japanese brokerage, sees more pain before the stock rout ends. [more...]
Bloomberg: Commodities Dragged Into Global Selloff as Oil to Copper Get Hit
Commodities from crude oil to metals and iron ore dropped as the global equity rout and surge in market volatility spurred investors to pare risk, cutting positions in raw materials even as banks and analysts stood by the asset class given the backdrop of solid global growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Charts Show Just How Bad the Selloff in Risk Assets Is
The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are both down more than 5 percent from their Jan. 26 record closes. The Cboe Volatility Index, commonly known as the fear gauge, has spiked to its highest level since February 2016. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks crumble in vicious sell-off as 'goldilocks' trade unravels
A rout in global equities deepened in Asia on Tuesday as inflation worries gripped financial markets, sending U.S. stock futures sinking further into the red after Wall Street suffered its biggest decline since 2011. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street plunges, S&P 500 erases 2018's gains
U.S. stocks plunged in highly volatile trading on Monday, with both the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials indices slumping more than 4.0 percent, as the Dow notched its biggest intraday decline in history with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year. [more...]
Reuters: Stock sell-off overdue, investors lick their wounds and hunt
The speed of Monday’s jaw-dropping sell-off on Wall Street had traders and investors bumped and bruised. But few seemed surprised that a pullback had actually happened. Some were looking for the right time and opportunity to wade back in - but wary of catching a falling knife. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin continues to tumble, briefly breaking below $6,000
Bitcoin dropped to its lowest in more than two months. The digital currency fell to a low of $5,995.58, its lowest since mid November, according to CoinDesk, whose bitcoin price index tracks prices from four major exchanges. [more...]
CNBC: Global markets may be a sea of red, but experts say solid economies lie below
It wasn't that long ago that the prediction of a lasting "synchronized global growth" was made. The ongoing widespread sell-off in global markets may lead some to question that narrative, but it's a story that still rings true underneath the sea of red, analysts and investors said. [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: Global Equity Slump Deepens as Rate Fears Grow: Markets Wrap
Asian equities fell and U.S. stock futures headed lower, extending the biggest selloff for global stocks in two years as investors adjusted to a surge in global bond yields. [more...]
Bloomberg: This Isn't the Start of Major Downturn, JPMorgan Says
Equities still feel like the right place to be relative to bonds for multi-asset investors, according to JPMorgan Asset Management. The pullback in risk assets among overbought conditions and stretched sentiment doesn’t look like the start of a major downturn, the money manager said. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks May Tumble 10%, But Hang In There, $141 Billion Fund Says
Equity investors are in for a further stomach-churning down-draft, but it will pay off to stay the course, according to AMP Capital Investors Ltd. [more...]
Bloomberg: S&P Warns High Corporate Debt Could Trigger Next Default Cycle
The number of defaults by heavily indebted corporates could rise significantly amid tightening credit conditions, according to S&P Global Ratings. Easy liquidity and underwriting together with low interest rates have contributed to a spike in the number of highly leveraged firms, creating a risk masked by relatively low default rates. [more...]
Bloomberg: How Worried Should You Be? Traders Confront Inflation's Reality
For almost a decade, investors have waited patiently for any hint of inflation in the U.S. economy, a sign the recovery can sustain itself without emergency stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Now they’re getting it, and many are shocked at the reaction. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yellen Says Prices `High' for Stocks, Commercial Real Estate
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. stocks and commercial real estate prices are elevated but stopped short of saying those markets are in a bubble. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Traders brace themselves after Friday’s U.S. equities plunge, North and South Korea make a bet on sports diplomacy, and Yellen leaves the Fed with comments unlikely to help investors stay calm. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Big Volatility Players May Be on the Loose as VIX Tops 17
Trading patterns associated with two major volatility players popped up again Friday as the Cboe Volatility Index rose above 15 for only the second day this year. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks punished as inflation shadow spooks bonds
Asian shares fell the most in over a year on Monday as fears of resurgent inflation battered bonds, toppled Wall Street from record highs and sparked speculation that central banks globally might be forced to tighten policy more aggressively. [more...]
Reuters: A decade after recession, a jump in U.S. states with wage gains
The kind of pay raises for which American workers have waited years are now here for a broadening swath of the country, according to a Reuters analysis of state-by-state data that suggests falling unemployment has finally begun boosting wages. [more...]
CNBC: German DAX set to tumble at open after coalition talks pass deadline without a deal
The German stock market is set to tumble at the open on Monday as investors react to news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party and the Social Democrats (SPD) failed to agree to a coalition government on Sunday. [more...]
CNBC: Dow futures retrace losses but still down more than 100 points as Wall Street adds to Friday's decline
U.S. stock futures fell on Monday morning in Asian trade as Wall Street added to the large losses set last week. Dow Jones industrial average futures pulled back more than 100 points and briefly fell more than 250 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 6.25 points and 8.25 points, respectively at 1:46 p.m. HK/SIN. [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