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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Gain After U.S. Rebound on Trade Hopes: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia followed U.S. equities higher as investors reassessed the danger of a trade-damaging spiral of tariff increases in the world’s top two economies. Treasuries extended declines and the yen fell. [more...]
Bloomberg: Here Are Some Key S&P 500 Levels to Watch as the Market Fluctuates
The S&P 500 Index was trading at session highs Wednesday afternoon after reversing a loss of as much as 1.6 percent, a choppy pattern that has become a familiar characteristic lately. The index has been marked by moves of at least 1.3 percent in both directions in just the past three days. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears
The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade conflict. [more...]
Bloomberg: Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger
Facebook Inc. scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, and reads chats when they’re flagged to moderators, making sure the content abides by the company’s rules. If it doesn’t, it gets blocked or taken down. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ripple Has Tried to Buy Its Way Onto Major Exchanges for Cryptocurrency
Ripple has a problem. The startup controls the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, XRP. Banks have signed onto its network and bought equity stakes in its business, which wants to rewire how money moves around the world. And yet when it comes to obtaining a coveted listing for XRP on two of the top U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges, Ripple hasn’t been able to close the deal. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Trade Offensive Puts Spotlight on Foreign-Exchange Policies
President Donald Trump’s intensifying trade crusade is putting a fresh spotlight on an upcoming U.S. assessment of foreign-exchange policies. While Trump threatened on the campaign trail to brand China a manipulator of its exchange rate once in the White House, the U.S. Treasury’s semiannual currency reports failed to name any such violators in 2017. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares bounce from two-month lows as trade war fears ease
Asian shares bounced from two-month lows on Thursday as world equities recovered from a selloff triggered by escalating Sino-U.S. trade tensions, with investors hoping a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies can be averted. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates
The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador to Washington said it “takes two to tango.” [more...]
CNBC: Fear of 'disastrous situation' in farm economy as China targets huge US soybean business
Fears of an expanded trade war with China are spreading across the farm economy after Beijing announced Wednesday it might slap a 25 percent tariff on everything from American soybeans and corn to beef. [more...]
CNBC: The energy industry will likely emerge from any trade war with China unscathed
As the U.S. and China do battle over trade, there's one sector that has been largely left out of the tit-for-tat for now — and that's energy. The U.S. has plenty, and China wants more. China laid claim to 20 percent of U.S. oil exports last year and importantly, as the fastest growing importer of liquified natural gas in the world, it is a ready importer of U.S. LNG. [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 Gain After U.S. Rebound on Trade Hopes: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia followed U.S. equities higher as investors reassessed the danger of a trade-damaging spiral of tariff increases in the world’s top two economies. Treasuries extended declines and the yen fell. [more...]
Bloomberg: Here Are Some Key S&P 500 Levels to Watch as the Market Fluctuates
The S&P 500 Index was trading at session highs Wednesday afternoon after reversing a loss of as much as 1.6 percent, a choppy pattern that has become a familiar characteristic lately. The index has been marked by moves of at least 1.3 percent in both directions in just the past three days. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears
The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade conflict. [more...]
Bloomberg: Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger
Facebook Inc. scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, and reads chats when they’re flagged to moderators, making sure the content abides by the company’s rules. If it doesn’t, it gets blocked or taken down. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ripple Has Tried to Buy Its Way Onto Major Exchanges for Cryptocurrency
Ripple has a problem. The startup controls the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, XRP. Banks have signed onto its network and bought equity stakes in its business, which wants to rewire how money moves around the world. And yet when it comes to obtaining a coveted listing for XRP on two of the top U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges, Ripple hasn’t been able to close the deal. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Trade Offensive Puts Spotlight on Foreign-Exchange Policies
President Donald Trump’s intensifying trade crusade is putting a fresh spotlight on an upcoming U.S. assessment of foreign-exchange policies. While Trump threatened on the campaign trail to brand China a manipulator of its exchange rate once in the White House, the U.S. Treasury’s semiannual currency reports failed to name any such violators in 2017. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares bounce from two-month lows as trade war fears ease
Asian shares bounced from two-month lows on Thursday as world equities recovered from a selloff triggered by escalating Sino-U.S. trade tensions, with investors hoping a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies can be averted. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates
The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador to Washington said it “takes two to tango.” [more...]
CNBC: Fear of 'disastrous situation' in farm economy as China targets huge US soybean business
Fears of an expanded trade war with China are spreading across the farm economy after Beijing announced Wednesday it might slap a 25 percent tariff on everything from American soybeans and corn to beef. [more...]
CNBC: The energy industry will likely emerge from any trade war with China unscathed
As the U.S. and China do battle over trade, there's one sector that has been largely left out of the tit-for-tat for now — and that's energy. The U.S. has plenty, and China wants more. China laid claim to 20 percent of U.S. oil exports last year and importantly, as the fastest growing importer of liquified natural gas in the world, it is a ready importer of U.S. LNG. [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 Surge, Bonds Retreat as Risk-On Resumes: Markets Wrap
A risk-on tone gripped U.S. markets, with equities pushing to session highs and bond yields climbing on speculation that President Donald Trump’s policies won’t disrupt global trade and economic growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump's Approval Rating Is Rising, and That's Bad for Stocks
Donald Trump has been taking to Twitter to tout his delight over the latest approval ratings. He might want to rethink that relationship. [more...]
Bloomberg: Crypto Exchanges Charge Millions to List Tokens, Report Says
Cryptocurrency trading platforms may be charging 10 times more to list tokens than what traditional exchanges demand for securities, according to a report on Tuesday by Autonomous Research. [more...]
Bloomberg: Paulsen Says ‘Proceed With Caution’ Across Many Asset Classes
With U.S. stocks following their first quarterly loss in more than two years with an ugly April start, it’s no wonder they’re stealing the spotlight. But it’s not just equities: Signs of stress have surfaced this year in other asset classes, too. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan's Monex Gets a Taste of How Volatile Crypto Can Be
Monex Group Inc., which may buy a troubled cryptocurrency exchange, got a first-hand taste of how volatile its next purchase can be. When the Japanese online retail broker said yesterday it’s mulling the acquisition of Coincheck Inc., its shares surged by a record 23 percent to a four-year high. Then today, the stock declined as much as 8 percent. [more...]
Bloomberg: Why April Showers the Pound With Good Fortune
Sterling appreciated versus the dollar every April during the last 13 years in what Bank of America Merrill Lynch describes as the strongest seasonal trend among Group-of-10 currencies. [more...]
Reuters: China vows countermeasures as U.S. issues extensive tariff list
China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the Trump administration pushed ahead with plans to slap tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese industrial and hi-tech products, and vowed imminent countermeasures in the escalating trade dispute. [more...]
Reuters: Oil giants stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction
The Trump administration heralded the government’s sale last month of U.S. drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico as a bellwether. [more...]
CNBC: Chinese ambassador to US: We will take measures to fight back very soon
Speaking with CNBC, China's ambassador to the United States said his country would strike back against U.S. trade measures "very soon." [more...]
CNBC: Secretive Chinese bitcoin mining company just revealed a new chip that could hurt AMD, Nvidia
One of Wall Street's biggest worries for AMD and Nvidia just became real. China-based Bitmain on Tuesday revealed its specialized digital currency mining system for ethereum, which analysts have predicted could hurt demand for graphics cards. [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: Tech Rout Sinks Stocks as Lines of Defense Crumble: Markets Wrap
The deepening rout in once high-flying technology shares sent U.S. stocks tumbling to start the second quarter, as fresh presidential criticism of Amazon.com and retaliatory tariffs from China rattled markets. Gold rose on haven demand. [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Show Resilience After U.S. Tech Slump: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia demonstrated some resilience after a sharp sell-off in the once much-favored U.S. technology shares, sending volatility soaring. The dollar came under pressure against major peers, while Treasuries steadied. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade Tension With China, U.S. Pushes South Korea Toward Vietnam
Facing persistent trade tensions with China and the U.S., South Korea is deepening ties with Vietnam, which is on course to surpass the U.S. as Korean companies’ second-biggest export market. [more...]
Bloomberg: Quants Chasing Momentum Get a New Quarter, Same Bad Results
Trend-following momentum stocks are starting the second quarter the same way they ended the first -- with little momentum.
The iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF, ticker MTUM, fell 3.2 percent Monday, more than the 2.2 percent decline in the S&P 500 Index. It’s the exchange-traded fund’s seventh drop of more than 2 percent in a single day this year. In 2017, a loss of that magnitude never happened. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here's What One Looks Like
In a two-week span, President Donald Trump ordered up an array of tariffs against numerous countries, blocked Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies and sought new restrictions on future Chinese investment. China responded with tariffs of its own on imports of 128 U.S. goods. [more...]
Bloomberg: SocGen Warns of Late-Cycle Volatility Bursts in Months Ahead
A report, titled “Macro ‘Black Mirror”’ after a U.K. television series that looks at unanticipated consequences of technology, warns that advances such as algorithmic trading are exacerbating trading issues with “profound distortions in market liquidity or the illusion thereof,” citing the volatility spiral in early February as an example. [more...]
Reuters: China ready for proportionate response to U.S. tariffs: envoy
China will take counter-measures of the “same proportion” and scale if the United States imposes further tariffs on Chinese goods, China’s ambassador to Washington said, amid growing fears of an impending trade war. [more...]
Reuters: As Wall Street sinks, Trump is his own worst enemy
As far as the stock market is concerned, U.S. President Donald Trump is, right now, his own worst enemy.
The president - who frequently touted Wall Street’s rally following his 2016 election victory - was partly blamed for a sharp stock selloff on Monday that investors believe is likely to continue, deepening cracks in a nine-year-old bull run. [more...]
CNBC: Stocks broke key level in sell-off that signals potential for bigger correction
Monday's broad-based sell-off pushed stocks below important technical levels, signaling more pain ahead for the market. [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 Trade Mixed Ahead of Holidays; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia were mixed on Thursday as heightened equity volatility and a slide in megacap U.S. technology shares gave investors pause. The dollar headed lower after two days of gains. [more...]

Bloomberg: Quant Style Crash That Strategists Warned About Finally Arrives
If you’ve been cursing at technology stocks for the past 24 hours, there’s another corner of the market that’s perhaps just as deserving of your anger. It’s called momentum -- quant jargon for stocks that have performed the best over the past year or so -- and it’s gone through a rare bout of pain over the past two days. [more...]

Bloomberg: Tesla Bonds Are in Free Fall
Elon Musk’s creditors are suddenly having a serious bout of buyer’s remorse. In August, they lined up for the chance to finance Tesla Inc.’s ambitious rollout of its Model 3 sedan. Wooed by Musk’s personal appeals, bond investors pretty much ignored the carmaker’s prolific cash burn and repeated failures to meet production targets and lent it $1.8 billion at record-low interest rates. [more...]

Bloomberg: How a Billionaire Crypto King Built the No. 1 Exchange in Just 8 Months
Even in a cryptocurrency industry teeming with overnight success stories, Zhao Changpeng stands out.
In less than eight months, the founder of Binance has grown his company from an idea into the world’s largest digital-asset exchange by traded value. He has vaulted from obscurity to the cover of Forbes magazine, steered Binance to a $200 million profit in its second quarter of existence, and amassed a personal fortune that he claims is worth as much as $2 billion. [more...]
Bloomberg: Amazon Loses $53 Billion in Market Value, Becoming FAANG's Biggest Loser
Move over, Facebook. U.S. investors have a new punching bag among the FAANGs: Amazon.com, Inc. Facebook Inc. gave up the top loser spot to Amazon.com, which lost $53 billion in market value on Wednesday after Axios reported that President Donald Trump is “obsessed” with regulating the e-commerce behemoth. [more...] 
Bloomberg: Snowballing U.S. Volatility Is Dragging Asia Stocks Along With It
It happens a lot. An American company like Facebook Inc. stumbles, its stock losing $23 billion of market value in a day. And then Japanese and Chinese equities with no obvious connection erase many times that amount over the next few hours. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Funds That Are Short Dollar-Yen Stare Down Fiscal Year Squeeze
Just as hedge funds pile into wagers betting on dollar-yen weakness, signs are emerging that the pair is poised for a resurgence in Japan’s new fiscal year. The greenback’s failure to break below 104.50, seen by major Japanese banks as a key barrier amid a congestion of buy orders, is pointing to a potential bottom for the widely traded cross. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices rise as OPEC seen continuing supply cuts through 2018
Oil prices rose on Thursday as the producer cartel OPEC and other suppliers look set to continue withholding output for the rest of the year and potentially into 2019. [more...]
Reuters: China warns U.S. not to open Pandora's Box, unleash trade ills on world
China warned the United States on Thursday not to open Pandora’s Box and spark a flurry of protectionist practices across the globe, even as Beijing pointed to U.S. goods that it could target in a deepening Sino-U.S. trade dispute. [more...]
CNBC: Tesla is on track for its worst month ever — down 24.86 percent so far
Tesla shares are on pace for their worst monthly performance as the electric car company faces a spate of recent issues. Tesla stock is down 24.86 percent in March, as of Wednesday, pacing for its worst month since the company first went public in 2010. [more...]
CNBC: It’s only a year to go until Brexit — but top UK retailers are frustrated they can’t prepare for it
In 365 days the U.K. will no longer be a member of the European Union. But U.K. businesses are still unware of how much they will have to change to continue trading with the rest of Europe — making it harder to plan for the future. [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