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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: The Pound is Enjoying a Fresh Wave of Confidence From Investors
Even as Brexit talks lurch from one hurdle to another, the pound is enjoying a rising wave of confidence among investors and analysts. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Mixed, Dollar Falls as Tax Boost Fades: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia traded mixed as investors assessed gains spurred by the passage of the U.S. tax cuts in the Senate that lifted equities to fresh highs. The Australian dollar jumped on stronger-than-expected retail sales data and comments on inflation from the central bank. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stock Rally Fizzles as Tech Drops, Oil Slumps: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks edged lower as selling in technology shares overwhelmed an advance by companies poised to benefit from proposed cuts to corporate taxes. The dollar strengthened and oil slumped. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Funds Prepare to Trade Against Bitcoin
Hedge funds, which have largely stayed on the sidelines, are waiting for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s futures market to open for a fresh opportunity to bet against the cryptocurrency, according to more than a half dozen people trading the assets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Lifts 2018 Oil Price Outlook on Strong OPEC Resolve
OPEC and its allies’ strong commitment to extended oil supply cuts will lower inventories next year and lift prices, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Israel Is Urged to Become a Global Hub for Digital-Currency Offerings
Israel should look at the explosion of cryptocurrencies as an opportunity to develop an international financial center for so-called initial coin offerings, the head of the country’s securities market regulator said. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares muted as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut optimism
Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday as investors’ rotation out of technology shares took a toll on some of the region’s tech heavyweights although hopes of a major tax cut in the United States underpinned risk sentiment. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar stalls as next step in US tax reform awaited, Antipodeans advance
The dollar dipped on Tuesday, as investors waited to see how the next step of the U.S. tax reform legislation proceeds rather than extend the rise made by the dollar at the start of the week following the U.S. Senate’s approval of the tax bill. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin is a 'dangerous speculative bubble,' Yale expert says
With the price of bitcoin moving toward $12,000, a top economist on Tuesday sent a stark warning to investors: The cryptocurrency is in a "dangerous speculative bubble." [more...]
CNBC: A little-known digital currency surges 70% after teaming up with firms like Microsoft
A digital currency has added more than $3 billion to its market value after the firm behind it said it was teaming up with a number of big tech firms, including Microsoft and Samsung on a "data marketplace." [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

Program Trading for 5 December 2017

Sell Programs No Programs Buy Programs
Index Sell
Active (SA)
Sell
Threshold (ST)
Fair Value
(Premium) (FV)
Buy
Threshold (BT)
Buy
Active (BA)
S&P
500
(TM)
-3.27 -1.94 -0.12 1.42 2.57
NASDAQ
100
(SM)
-6.90 -3.34 1.47 8.17 13.13
Dow Jones
Ind. Avg.
(SM)
-20.08 -13.13 -3.70 11.37 22.50

S&P Levels of Interest for 5 December 2017

R3  2696.50     R2  2679.00     R1  2661.50
DP  2633.25
S1  2615.75     S2  2587.50     S3  2570.00

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: Dollar, Yields Gain on Tax Cuts as Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap
The dollar, yields and U.S. equity-index futures rallied after Senate passage of tax-cut legislation drew focus away from events in the continuing investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s aides and Russia. Asian stocks outside of Japan climbed. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yen Is at Risk of Big Move, Like Euro in June
The second quarter of 2018 is shaping up to be a potentially sensitive time for the yen, when new -- or newly reappointed -- leaders at the Bank of Japan could opt to telegraph a tweak in monetary policy, according to Evercore ISI analysts. [more...]
Bloomberg: China's Stock Rally May Run Out of Steam Next Year
China’s benchmark stock index will trade weaker than current levels for much of next year as an official deleveraging campaign crimps credit growth and keeps interest rates elevated, according to Bocom International Holdings Co.’s Hao Hong. [more...]
Bloomberg: A $5 Billion Fund Manager Says Fears of China Are Overblown
When investors get nervous about the Chinese markets, it’s an opportunity for some to snap up stocks in the country’s emerging global powerhouses. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Falls Below $58 as Rig Count Counters OPEC Curbs Extension
Oil dropped below $58 a barrel as investors weighed an increase in U.S. oil drilling rigs against OPEC’s promise to extend output cuts through the end of next year. [more...]
Bloomberg: Now Quants Want to Program Robots to Track Bitcoin as Smart Beta
Quant blended with cryptocurrency sounds like a cocktail poured in hell. But behind closed doors, a few intrepid souls in the investing world are starting to drink it. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Buffett, Boeing and New Zealand
Bitcoin’s extraordinary price surge means its market capitalization now exceeds the annual output of whole economies, and the estimated worth of some of the world’s top billionaires. [more...]
Reuters: CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion in year's largest acquisition
U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies. [more...]
CNBC: The GOP tax plan is a multi-billion-dollar gift to China and Germany
The relationship between tax cuts and the U.S. economy's external sector is simple: A reduction of income tax liabilities raises households' disposable income, which drives personal consumption, residential investments and, indirectly, business capital outlays. [more...]
CNBC: 'Inflation is all over the place' and it's creating a dangerous distortion in stock market
He's not known for being subtle when it comes to his stock market correction calls or criticizing Washington politics. And as stocks reached new heights last week, former Republican congressman and libertarian Ron Paul listed inflation high on his list of concerns. [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: Stocks in Asia Mixed as U.S. Tax Outcome Awaited: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks fluctuated at the start of the last month of 2017 and S&P 500 Index futures declined as the U.S. tax bill encountered stumbling blocks. The dollar headed for its first weekly gain in four weeks ahead of the tax vote. [more...]
Bloomberg: Nordea Bank’s 6,000 Job Cuts Are Just the Beginning, Union Says
One of Sweden’s main financial-worker unions says the job cuts announced in October by Nordea Bank AB are just the beginning of a transformation that’s about to hit the whole industry as more financial firms come to rely on digital solutions. [more...]
Bloomberg: Elon Musk's Battery Boast Will Be Short-Lived
Billionaire Elon Musk defied his doubters to beat Friday’s 100-day deadline and install the world’s biggest battery in the Australian outback. He’ll probably relinquish that crown by February. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan Sees Pain for Growth Stocks and Their Hedge Fund Fans
It’s not the end of the carried interest loophole, but JPMorgan Chase & Co. believes there’s another way U.S. tax reform could end up hurting hedge funds. [more...]
Bloomberg: Chriss Is Shutting His $2 Billion Hutchin Hill Hedge Fund
Neil Chriss is shuttering his $2.2 billion hedge fund firm and returning all capital to investors, joining several veteran managers calling it quits this year. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Volatility Intensifies While Exchanges Struggle With Demand
Bitcoin continues its reversal from the all-time high, slumping as much as 11 percent Thursday, as online exchanges struggle to keep up with a jump in customer interest. [more...]
Reuters: Bitcoin pauses below record peak; gained 55 percent in November
Bitcoin hovered around $9,600 in volatile trade on Friday, after tumbling about 15 percent from an all-time high hit this week as some money managers warned ominously of a bubble and further falls in the stratospheric cryptocurrency. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares pare gains as vote on U.S. tax bill delayed
Asian shares and the dollar pared their modest gains on Friday, with risk appetites supported by advances on Wall Street but capped by concern as investors awaited the U.S. Senate’s vote on U.S. tax reform legislation. [more...]
CNBC: Stability and strategy: Why is China so easy on North Korea?
While the world watches North Korea test yet another missile in defiance of international sanctions and warnings, China continues to be a friend to Kim Jong Un's regime. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin bubble could 'decentralize internet' and threaten power of tech giants, VC says
Bitcoin's rise could help lead to the creation of a so-called "decentralized internet" that could take power away from large technology firms, two venture capitalists told CNBC on Thursday. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
Image
​​​​​​​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