Todays Markets

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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: Pound Slides as BOE Rate Hike Looks to Be the Last for Now
The pound slumped as the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in a decade and signaled that another increase isn’t imminent. Sterling fell for a second day against the dollar, 10-year gilts rallied and the FTSE-100 Index extended its gains. (more...)
Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Trade Mixed as Apple Suppliers Rise: Markets Wrap
Equities in Asia were mixed as investors assessed the latest news on U.S. tax-cut plans and looked ahead to Friday’s American jobs report. The Australian dollar took a hit and bond yields headed lower after retail sales data raised doubts about the strength of the economy. (more...)
Bloomberg: Blankfein Says Don’t Dismiss Bitcoin
While the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief executive officer says he isn’t willing to reject the digital currency just yet and doesn’t hold any investments in the digital coin, he can see a world in which bitcoin is a form of currency. (more...)
Bloomberg: $5.2B Hong Kong Tower Sale Points to China Turning the Money Tap Back On
The record HK$40.2 billion ($5.2 billion) sale of a Hong Kong office tower to a consortium led by a Chinese state company is fueling optimism that more money will flow from the mainland despite the government focus on controlling outflows. (more...)
Bloomberg: What's Next for China Markets Now Xi Jinping's Party Is Over
The party’s over, let the games begin. China watchers had long suspected that Beijing would be more tolerant of bigger market moves after the Communist Party’s once-in-five-years congress ended last week -- but the ferocity of the selloff in bonds and stocks took analysts by surprise. (more...)
Bloomberg: Exxon Is Spending $1 Billion a Year to Research Green Energy
One of the world’s biggest oil companies is pumping more than $1 billion a year into alternative forms of energy from algae engineered to bloom into biofuels and cells that turn emissions into electricity. (more...)
Bloomberg: One of the Biggest Bitcoin Bulls on Wall Street Just Turned Cautious
Fundstrat Global Advisors head of research Thomas J. Lee, who previously called for bitcoin to hit $6,000 by the middle of 2018 and $25,000 by 2022, has turned cautious after the recent rally "on contemporaneous fundamentals." (more...)
Reuters: Trump taps Fed centrist Powell to lead U.S. central bank
President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Fed Governor Jerome Powell to become head of the U.S. central bank, breaking with precedent by denying Janet Yellen a second term but signaling a continuation of her cautious monetary policies. (more...)
Reuters: U.S. job growth seen surging after storm-related disruptions
U.S. job growth likely rebounded sharply in October after hurricane-related disruptions depressed employment in September, in a move that could seal the case for an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve in December even as wage growth probably slowed. (more...)
CNBC: Apple roars back to growth in China
Apple reported quarterly earnings on Thursday. The company said revenue in China was $9.8 billion during the fourth fiscal quarter, up 12 percent year over year and up 22 percent sequentially. (more...)
CNBC: China: We're the world's 'new role model,' and Trump needs to prove he can be 'constructive'
China is calling for constructive dialogue and negotiations ahead of the President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing next week as the world's second-largest economy balances practical diplomacy with its own growing assertiveness. (more...)
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Program Trading for 3 November 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)
-5.42 -4.42 -3.09 -1.86 -0.95
NASDAQ
100
(SM)
-6.56 -4.47 -1.68 2.71 5.98
Dow Jones
Ind. Avg.
(SM)
-74.24 -71.51 -67.85 -50.51 -37.57

S&P Levels of Interest for 3 November 2017

R3  2594.75     R2  2588.75     R1  2582.75
DP  2572.50
S1  2566.50     S2  2556.25     S3  2550.25

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: Why a Bank of England Rate Rise Could Spook Britain’s Economy
The Bank of England, led by Governor Mark Carney, is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday. (more...)
Bloomberg: Dollar Slips With Treasury Yields; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap
The dollar declined with Treasury yields amid uncertainty about the prospects of U.S. tax cuts and as investors digested news that President Donald Trump will pick Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve. (more...)
Bloomberg: Tesla's Chinese Suppliers Sink on Slower EV Timeline
Chinese companies that supply Tesla Inc. fell Thursday after Elon Musk indicated his pioneering electric car firm won’t start making vehicles in the world’s largest auto market this decade. (more...)
Bloomberg: Trump Selects Powell for Fed Chairman, Replacing Yellen
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to the top job at the U.S. central bank, according to four people familiar with the decision. (more...)
Bloomberg: Credit Suisse Assets Surge to Record in Wealth Management Pivot
While Credit Suisse Group AG wasn’t immune to the trading slump that engulfed rivals, Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam’s pivot to wealth management propelled assets under management to a record. (more...)
Bloomberg: Dollar Rebuilds Gains as FOMC Statement Leaves December in Play
The dollar rebuilt gains after the Federal Open Market Committee said it sees the economy expanding at a “solid” pace despite hurricane-related disruptions; officials left the policy rate unchanged in a widely telegraphed decision. (more...)
Reuters: Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, sterling firms on expected BOE hike
Asian shares touched a 10-year high on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank. (more...)
Reuters: Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December hike
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. (more...)
Reuters: Dollar retreats ahead of U.S. tax bill, pound prepares for rate decision
The dollar pulled back from a 3-1/2-month high versus the yen and also fell back against the euro on Thursday, sagging ahead of a U.S. tax bill that will be unveiled after a one-day delay. (more...)
CNBC: Trump's underlying message on North Korea is the 'right' one, former UN head says
President Donald Trump's rhetoric on North Korean nuclear aggression has been widely criticized for being too inflammatory, but former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he believes the Republican's underlying message is inherently the right one. (more...)
CNBC: Bitcoin rallies to another record high of $6,900
Bitcoin hit another all-time high Wednesday evening, surpassing $6,900 for the first time.
The cryptocurrency has had a bullish streak throughout the week following the CME's announcement that it will introduce bitcoin futures contracts. (more...)
CNBC: Bitcoin is a commodity, not a currency, Allianz's Mohamed El-Erian says
Bitcoin, despite the large amount of interest it has attracted, has not achieved the kind of stability a currency should possess, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian said, adding that he agrees with the notion that the cryptocurrency is more of a commodity. (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 2 November 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)
-4.40 -3.81 -3.02 -1.62 -0.58
NASDAQ
100
(SM)
-7.14 -4.56 -1.10 2.99 6.05
Dow Jones
Ind. Avg.
(SM)
-66.10 -63.99 -61.16 -44.99 -32.91