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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks Rise as Traders Weather Higher Bond Yields: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed across the region Friday as investors continue to debate the outlook for central bank policy normalization and the impact of higher bond yields. The dollar recovered some of the previous day’s losses and Treasuries were little changed. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Volatility Returns, This Is How Emerging Markets Stack Up
The specter of volatile financial markets is prompting investors to be more selective in emerging markets and Asia is stacking up to be among the most resilient when it comes to economic measures. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Best Ways to Hedge the Risk of an Italian Election Upset
Investors may have grown complacent about the tail risk surrounding Italy’s looming general election and should protect themselves against any upset, according to Mizuho International Plc. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan's Quants Warn Risks Are Growing for Bond Short-Squeeze
Investors have become so bearish on U.S. government bonds that they risk getting caught out, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s quantitative and derivatives strategy team. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan's Equity Faithful Want Foreigners to Spur Market Rally
Japanese retail investors bought domestic stocks for a fourth consecutive week, stoking hope that foreign buyers will join them in helping the market make a full recovery from a rout that started last month. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fed’s Quarles Says U.S. Economy in ‘Best Shape’ Since Crisis
Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles delivered an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy and endorsed a “gradual” path for raising interest rates in his first public speech on monetary policy since joining the central bank in October. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares rebound as fidgety U.S. rate fears shift again
Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster rate rises in the United States, while the dollar ticked higher as investors dipped their toes back into riskier assets. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. shale investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom
U.S. oil production has topped 10 million barrels per day, approaching a record set in 1970, but many investors in the companies driving the shale oil revolution are still waiting for their payday. [more...]
CNBC: UK bank RBS reports an annual profit for the first time in a decade
Royal Bank of Scotland posted its first annual profit in a decade on Friday, continuing its recovery following the financial crash of 2008. The bank recorded a net profit of £752 million ($1.05 billion) for 2017, surpassing analyst forecasts for a figure of £592 million. [more...]
CNBC: Banking CEO who called volatility spike names the next markets danger spot
Barclays CEO Jes Staley aptly warned in January of an impending volatility jolt. Now he's made his call for the next big market risk: credit markets. [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: Asia Stocks Slip With U.S. Futures, Yen Rallies: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined with U.S. equity index futures as investors worried surging bond yields after the Federal Reserve’s latest comments on the economy will test equity valuations. The yen advanced for the first time in five days. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Drops Toward $60 on Dollar Strength and U.S. Supply Concerns
Oil slid back toward $60, dragged down with other commodities by a stronger dollar on the prospect of accelerating U.S. interest rate hikes and on concern over American crude supplies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bond Market Guide to Trading When 10-Year Treasury Yields Hit 3%
At this point, it’s more likely a matter of when -- not if -- the 10-year Treasury yield hits 3 percent. And that apparent inevitability raises a pressing question: How to trade when it happens? [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Exchange Operator Charged With Lying to SEC About Hack
The operator of a now-defunct cryptocurrency investment platform was charged with lying to U.S. regulators to hide the fact that hackers stole more than 6,000 of his customers’ Bitcoins. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Euro Keeps Hitting a $1.25 Ceiling This Year
Euro bulls are struggling to push the currency above $1.25 this year, just as the $1.20 level proved a blocking point in 2017. The currency has bounced off that ceiling three times in the past month, in a striking similarity to its behavior in the September-October period.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Bank of America Says FX Traders May Be Off on Dollar Bearishness
The dollar’s four-session winning streak, its longest since December, may be a harbinger of things to come, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks slip as U.S. rate risk sours sentiment, dollar holds gains
Most Asian share markets followed S&P 500 futures lower on Thursday as speculation of faster hikes in U.S interest rates soured risk appetite globally. [more...]
Reuters: Bridgewater's Dalio sees 70 percent chance of recession before 2020
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who founded world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, thinks there is a relatively high chance the U.S. economy will stumble into a recession before the next presidential election in 2020. [more...]
CNBC: Barclays falls to a $2.7 billion net loss in 2017 after US tax hit
Barclays posted a significant loss on its full-year 2017 profits, hit in part by the U.S. tax overhaul and a weaker dollar. [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: Money Managers Think the Worst Is Yet to Come for S&P 500
About 57 percent of investors surveyed by Strategas Research Partners expect the S&P 500 Index to break the intraday low of 2,533 reached on Feb. 9, while the rest say the market has bottomed for the year after a two-week selloff sent the index to its first 10 percent correction since 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: Short-End Treasuries Fall, Asia Stocks Fluctuate: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks meandered as U.S. equity futures pared gains while shorter-dated U.S. Treasuries extended declines amid a massive debt issuance. The dollar continued to strengthen. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Debunks Idea Dollar Is Being Driven Down by U.S. Worries
Are worries about the twin U.S. deficits dragging down the greenback? Is it more about the Trump administration endorsing a weak-dollar policy? Not so, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts say. [more...]
Bloomberg: ETF Veteran Goes Crypto, Predicting Multitrillion-Dollar Market
Matt Hougan is leaving the exchange-traded-fund industry after 15 years and going all-in on cryptocurrencies as he predicts digital assets will transform investments just like ETFs did. [more...]
Bloomberg: Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners
Apple Inc. is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Rises as South Korea Talks ‘Active’ Support for Trading
Bitcoin’s stunning rebound continued on Tuesday, with the world’s largest digital token extending February’s gains after South Korean regulators signaled they will actively support what they called “normal” cryptocurrency trading. [more...]
Bloomberg: New Favorite Way to Short the Dollar Has Yen Replacing Euro
The rally that’s made the yen 2018’s top performer among developed-market exchange rates will extend as speculators pick the Japanese currency over the euro to ride the U.S. dollar’s weakness, say analysts. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls as dollar firms, U.S. oil output expected to rise
Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a rebound in the U.S. dollar from three-year lows hit last week and an expected rise in U.S. oil production. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks gain, dollar extends recovery
Asian stocks gained on Wednesday, while the dollar advanced as traders near-term focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting for hints on the future pace of U.S. monetary tightening. [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: Asian Stocks Fall; Dollar Rises With Bond Yields: Markets Wrap
Most Asian equity benchmarks declined with U.S. futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs. [more...]
Bloomberg: Morgan Stanley Says Stock Slide Was Just Appetizer for Real Deal
The U.S. stock market only had a taste of the potential damage from higher bond yields earlier this year, with the biggest test yet to come, according to Morgan Stanley. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Diversified Portfolio May Not Help Investors Much This Year
The economy has changed and investors can no longer rely on a diversified stock-bond portfolio to provide protection in times of market volatility, according to JPMorgan Asset Management. [more...]
Bloomberg: Shorting the Dollar Has Turned Japanese as Euro Bets Get Crowded
The rally that’s made the yen 2018’s top performer among developed-market exchange rates will extend as speculators pick the Japanese currency over the euro to ride the U.S. dollar’s weakness, say analysts. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks slip after European surge fades, dollar extends bounce
Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged further away from three-year lows. [more...]
Reuters: Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown
Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business. [more...]
Reuters: Oil markets mixed as U.S crude, Brent move in opposite directions
Oil markets were split on Tuesday, with U.S. crude pushed up by reduced flows from Canada while international Brent prices eased. [more...]
CNBC: Europe's largest bank sees reported profit rise more than 140 percent in 2017
HSBC's fortune turned around in 2017 with an increase in the year's profit. The bank, largest in Europe by assets, said Tuesday its full-year profit before tax rose 10.9 percent to $20.99 billion after adjusting for foreign currency translation and one-off items. [more...]
CNBC: BlackRock is suddenly a lot more bullish on US stocks with tax cuts 'supercharging' corporate profits
BlackRock strategists have turned increasingly bullish on U.S. stocks, raising them to overweight because fiscal stimulus is "supercharging U.S. earnings growth 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
Image
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: Japan Stocks Rally as Yen Rise Stalls; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap
Japanese shares rose with the Topix index climbing the most in six weeks as a rally in the yen faded and after U.S. equities capped their best week in five years. The dollar was steady against major peers and oil climbed above $62 a barrel. [more...]
Bloomberg: South Africa Budget, Brazil Reforms to Be Emerging Markets Focus
With a shortened week in the U.S. and China, emerging markets may provide some of the best clues to whether stocks can extend their strongest rally since 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Sees U.S. Interest Cost Surge on Rising Yields, Deficit
A historic expansion in U.S. borrowing during a period of economic growth, alongside rising bond yields, will cause a surge in the cost of servicing American debt, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. [more...]
Bloomberg: What to Watch in Commodities: Glencore, BHP, Oil, Food, Top Dogs
The big guns are out in force this week as Glencore Plc, BHP Billiton Ltd. and Newmont Mining Corp. are among companies reporting. That’ll be an opportunity for Ivan Glasenberg and Andrew Mackenzie to peer into the future: should we expect more volatility, will global trade tensions rise further, and what are their priorities for 2018 and beyond? [more...]
Bloomberg: Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape
As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like. [more...]
Bloomberg: Richard Branson Unveils Hyperloop Plans for India
British tycoon Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One is proposing to build a super-fast transportation system in India that would connect the city of Pune with the planned new airport in Mumbai in 25 minutes, saving about three hours. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs
China said proposed U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products are groundless and that it reserves the right to retaliate if they are imposed. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares extend global recovery as volatility subsides
Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs. [more...]
Reuters: Oil hits highest in nearly two weeks on Asian equity recovery
Oil prices extended gains to hit their highest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, buoyed as Asian shares joined a global recovery in equity markets and as worries grew over tensions in the Middle East. [more...]
CNBC: Goldman Sachs sees red ink everywhere, warns US spending could push up rates and debt levels
Federal deficit spending is headed toward "uncharted territory," the firm said on Sunday, suggesting that the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans may not be able to count on the economic boost of tax reform for very longer. [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