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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Drop as Trade Talks Held; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined as investors assessed the implications of ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. The dollar remained under pressure ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report, while the Aussie advanced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tesla Plunges After a Bizarre Conference Call
Elon Musk told investors not to buy Tesla Inc. shares if they can’t stomach volatility. They got the message. The comments -- part of a bizarre, heated conference call after the close Wednesday -- sent the electric-car maker’s stock plunging. Tesla fell as much as 8.6 percent Thursday after the chief executive officer rejected analysts’ questions on another quarter in which the company burned more than $1 billion in cash. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. jobs growth expected to regain momentum in April
U.S. job growth likely accelerated in April after a weather-related slowdown in the previous month, with the unemployment rate expected to drop to near a 17-1/2-year low of 4.0 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices hold steady as U.S. decision on Iran sanctions looms
Oil prices held steady on Friday after shedding earlier gains, as market jitters kicked in over the prospect of geopolitical risks from possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks ease, dollar off highs before U.S. payrolls
Asian shares stepped back on Friday while the dollar ran into some profit-taking after a strong week of gains as financial markets turned their attention to looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. [more...]
CNBC: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter
Wall Street may have had doubts about Apple before the company reported its most recent quarterly earnings, but one of the tech company's biggest shareholders — Warren Buffett — didn't. [more...]
CNBC: HSBC, Europe's largest bank, announces a 4% fall in pre-tax profit
HSBC, Europe's largest banks by assets, on Friday reported a 4 percent fall in profit before tax in the first quarter of 2018 as operating costs rose. [more...]
CNBC: A full-blown, US-China trade war would mean a 'significant' blow to global growth
Global growth could pay the price if the U.S. and China keep fighting over trade, warned Paul Gruenwald, chief economist at S&P Global Ratings. [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 Drop as Trade Talks Held; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks declined as investors assessed the implications of ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. The dollar remained under pressure ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report, while the Aussie advanced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tesla Plunges After a Bizarre Conference Call
Elon Musk told investors not to buy Tesla Inc. shares if they can’t stomach volatility. They got the message. The comments -- part of a bizarre, heated conference call after the close Wednesday -- sent the electric-car maker’s stock plunging. Tesla fell as much as 8.6 percent Thursday after the chief executive officer rejected analysts’ questions on another quarter in which the company burned more than $1 billion in cash. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. jobs growth expected to regain momentum in April
U.S. job growth likely accelerated in April after a weather-related slowdown in the previous month, with the unemployment rate expected to drop to near a 17-1/2-year low of 4.0 percent. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices hold steady as U.S. decision on Iran sanctions looms
Oil prices held steady on Friday after shedding earlier gains, as market jitters kicked in over the prospect of geopolitical risks from possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks ease, dollar off highs before U.S. payrolls
Asian shares stepped back on Friday while the dollar ran into some profit-taking after a strong week of gains as financial markets turned their attention to looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts. [more...]
CNBC: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter
Wall Street may have had doubts about Apple before the company reported its most recent quarterly earnings, but one of the tech company's biggest shareholders — Warren Buffett — didn't. [more...]
CNBC: HSBC, Europe's largest bank, announces a 4% fall in pre-tax profit
HSBC, Europe's largest banks by assets, on Friday reported a 4 percent fall in profit before tax in the first quarter of 2018 as operating costs rose. [more...]
CNBC: A full-blown, US-China trade war would mean a 'significant' blow to global growth
Global growth could pay the price if the U.S. and China keep fighting over trade, warned Paul Gruenwald, chief economist at S&P Global Ratings. [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: Stocks in Japan Trade Mixed; Dollar Holds Gains: Markets Wrap
Japan’s stocks were mixed, while Australia’s market advanced in a muted session with many major markets shut for holidays. The dollar cemented its recent advance and oil extended an advance above $68 a barrel. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Extends Steel Tariffs Relief for EU and Other Allies
President Donald Trump will delay imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Mexico and Canada until June 1 as he finalizes deals with them, the White House said in a statement. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Start Busy Earnings Week on Down Note: Markets Wrap
A week full of earnings reports and economic data started on a down note, with U.S. stock benchmarks pulled lower by technology and industrial shares. The dollar had its best month since November 2016 while the pound slipped as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May lost a key ally. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Rises as ‘Alarm Bells’ Sound Over Unraveling Iran Nuke Deal
Crude rose after Israeli intelligence about Iranian nuclear ambitions heightened concern an international accord may unravel. Futures in New York rose 0.7 percent on Monday to settle just pennies shy of a three-year high. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran had a secret plan to build nuclear weapons. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Trade talks between China and the U.S. take center stage, yet it’s what won’t be discussed that may matter more. And the dollar’s rally will be put to the test amid a busy week of top tier U.S. data and a Fed interest-rate decision. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Assets Are in Firing Line If Treasury Yields Rise Further
While Treasuries have bounced back after 10-year yields grazed the 3 percent mark last week for the first time in four years, expectations are mounting that higher rates will soon be the new normal. [more...]
Bloomberg: This Billionaire Has Put Half His Net Worth Into Gold
Some big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions. Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is taking action: He’s put half of his $5.7 billion net worth into gold. [more...]
Bloomberg: Rallying Dollar Threatens Crucial Levels
The dollar’s consensus-defying climb has the currency approaching pivotal levels at the start of a week that could make or break its rally. The greenback’s almost 3 percent advance since April 17 has the ICE Dollar Index a whisker away from its 200-day moving average, a level it hasn’t touched since May 2017. [more...]
Reuters: Fed likely to keep rates steady; investors bet on June hike
The U.S. Federal Reserve is set to hold interest rates steady this week but will likely further encourage expectations that it will lift borrowing costs in June on the back of rising inflation and low unemployment. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. stock futures pare losses as Washington extends tariff exemptions
U.S. stock futures pared small losses while Australian shares hit seven-week highs on Tuesday after the United States extended the deadline for its steel and aluminum tariffs to take effect. [more...]
Reuters: Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch
In West Texas, rising oil prices are fueling a sharp economic upswing, lifting employment and pay to records, driving up spending at hotels, restaurants, and car dealerships, and raising the cost of housing and other essentials. [more...]
CNBC: BP profits surge 71 percent amid oil price rally
BP beat analyst expectations on Tuesday, as higher crude prices and rising production levels helped to fast-track a recovery in one of Europe's largest oil and gas companies. [more...]
CNBC: South Korea's April exports unexpectedly fall for the first time in 18 months
South Korean exports declined in April for the first time in 18 months, unable to keep up with 2017's brisk pace as global demand softened, adding to worries about the country's trade outlook amid the risk of a deepening U.S-China trade conflict. [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: Stocks in Asia Advance; Korean Shares, Won Climb: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia gained, with some major markets shut for holidays, as investors weighed the ongoing earnings season against a mixed set of signals for global economic growth. The won rallied as the two Koreas moved closer to peace on the peninsula. [more...]
Bloomberg: T-Mobile to Buy Sprint for $26.5 Billion in Bet on Networks
T-Mobile US Inc. agreed to acquire Sprint Corp. for $26.5 billion in stock, a wager that the carriers can team up to build a next-generation wireless network and get a jump on industry leaders Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
North Korea pledges denuclearization, Southeast Asian stocks are set for their worst rout since 2016, and T-Mobile and Sprint in a mega deal. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. [more...]
Bloomberg: Here Are the Stocks to Watch After Two Koreas Agree to End War
If you’re trying to figure out how it’s all going to play out on the South Korean stock market on Monday after Kim Jong Un’s historic call for peace, don’t worry, we’ve got the list for you. [more...]
Bloomberg: China's Economy Gives Little Sign of Slowdown as PMIs Hold Up
China’s economy is giving little sign that a slowdown is approaching, with services strengthening and manufacturing remaining robust. The official manufacturing purchasing managers index stood at 51.4 in April versus the 51.3 estimate in a Bloomberg survey and 51.5 last month. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Sees the Australian Dollar Falling to 72 Cents
Australia’s dollar is poised to drop another 5 percent this year as the central bank stays on hold while the Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates, Goldman Sachs Asset Management says. [more...]
Bloomberg: Not Everybody’s Buying the Saudi Story, Even as Money Gushes In
While tens of billions of dollars gush into Saudi Arabia on a potential MSCI Inc. upgrade to emerging-market status, it will take more to keep investors enthused. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Hedge Fund Manager Says $300 Oil ‘Not Impossible’
Pierre Andurand, one of oil’s most prominent hedge fund managers, said the current reluctance of energy companies to invest in new production meant $300 a barrel was "not impossible" within a few years. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan's Guide to End of `Easy Money' Amid Tepid Equities
The moves in stocks lately are just strange -- but there’s still a logical approach to investing for the expected end of “easy money,” according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares climb as Korea tensions ease, earnings boom
Asian shares extended gains on Monday as tensions in the Korean Peninsula eased and first-quarter earnings shone, although some investors were cautious about the outlook amid the backdrop of a simmering U.S.-China trade dispute. [more...]
Reuters: Oil slips after U.S. rig count rises; Iran concerns cap downside
Oil prices edged lower on Monday as a rising rig count in the United States pointed to higher production, but prices held near more than three-year highs and were on track to rise for a second consecutive month. [more...]
CNBC: Battle of the hyperloops: HTT and Virgin go head-to-head in the Middle East
The competition between hyperloop developers in the Middle East is heating up, with the two main operators — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Virgin Hyperloop One — sniping over the use of the name "hyperloop" and territorial ambitions. [more...]
CNBC: SoftBank's CEO clinches his biggest deal by letting go
SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son has made a name for himself as the ultimate dealmaker, raising almost $100 billion for investments with his Vision Fund. Yet after four years of haggling, he has scored his biggest deal by simply letting go. [more...]
CNBC: Markets may be 'right to be cautious' — despite Korean developments and strong earnings
Robust first-quarter earnings stateside and seemingly favorable developments on the Korean Peninsula last week may have painted a rosy picture ahead for markets, but staying cautious could prove to be a smart move for investors. [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 Rise on Earnings Boost; Treasuries Rally: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed as the latest bout of earnings results buoyed sentiment in the technology sector and traders kept an eye on the historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. The dollar steadied and Treasuries extended gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe's Big Debt Drama Enters Finale as Clock Ticks for Greece
Europe may be about to let Greece out of the financial doghouse, yet the wrangling is set to escalate over the terms and conditions. Finance ministers from the euro region meet in Sofia on Friday for talks on easing repayment terms on Greek bailout loans. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ethereum Founder Is Boycotting One of the Biggest Crypto Summits
One of the biggest names in cryptocurrencies is boycotting one of the highest-profile conferences in the space. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted Thursday that he’s boycotting this year’s Consensus conference after CoinDesk, the news website that organizes the event, linked to a fraudulent website in one of its stories. [more...]
Bloomberg: French Economic Growth Slows Sharply as Weather Hurts Output
France’s economy saw growth slow sharply in the first quarter as winter storms ripped through the country, hitting factory production. Gross domestic product expanded 0.3 percent, the weakest in more than a year and less than half the 0.7 percent pace recorded in the previous three months. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ex-HSBC FX Trader Sentenced to 2 Years, Sent Directly to Prison
Former HSBC Holdings Plc trader Mark Johnson, the first person to be convicted in a global crackdown on currency rigging, was sentenced to two years in prison and immediately taken into custody. [more...]
Reuters: Weak consumer spending seen restraining U.S. growth in first quarter
The U.S. economy likely slowed in the first quarter as growth in consumer spending braked sharply, but the setback is expected to be temporary against the backdrop of a tightening labor market and large fiscal stimulus. [more...]
Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. considers tightening grip on China ties to Corporate America
The U.S. government may start scrutinizing informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered garden variety development work for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said. [more...]
Reuters: Old rules, algorithmic traders add costs to U.S. share buybacks
U.S. companies are on track to buy back a record amount of their own stock this year, but a decades-old markets rule aimed at preventing manipulation makes these trades easy to game and has probably cost companies billions in recent years. [more...]
CNBC: Apple, Samsung and a lot of their investors are probably watching today's Korean summit
North Korea and South Korea are on the verge of an historic moment — and it matters for tech companies and their investors far beyond the peninsula. [more...]
CNBC: Bank of Japan keeps its monetary policy steady
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and removed a phrase on the time frame for achieving its 2 percent inflation target, suggesting it is no rush to reach its elusive price goal with the economy in good shape. [more...]
CNBC: Amazon's sellers are going global, helping the company generate big profits
Amazon is increasingly going global, and it's taking sellers along for the ride. In its first-quarter earnings report on Thursday, Amazon said that global sellers accounted for 25 percent of third-party sales on the site last year. That's growth of 50 percent from the previous year. [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