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Asia Pacific Markets Wrap Talking Points Asia stocks mostly rise, market calm ensues US consumer confidence, Brexit news eyed Nikkei 225 has more room to go to recover Find out what retail traders’ equities buy and sell decisions say about the coming price trend! Asia Pacific benchmark stock indexes aimed mostly higher towards the transition
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S&P 500 Outlook Talking Points: S&P 500 Outlook: Dark Clouds Forming Over US Markets There may be trouble on the horizon for the S&P 500 and other US equity indices as various economic indicators show signs of danger. The most widely-watched yield curve – the ten year to three month – inverted on Friday, spooking
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Fibonacci analysis continues to be one of the most popular and effective forms of technical trading. Fibonacci analysis is built around the famous mathematical sequence which measures structures and formations based on Fibonacci’s “Golden Ratio”.  This ratio can be found in a vast range of structure from star formations, flowers, and shells through to man-made
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WIn the most fundamental sense, forex trading is about the differences in the real value of currencies. Money represents the value of a given economy. And the prices of things within a country usually determine the long term price of currencies. Currency pairs fluctuate around those differences. But what does a McDonald’s hamburger have to
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The economic calendar for the week ahead will see Brexit taking the center stage as the March 29th deadline looms. With negotiations still on and the current narrative turning to the extension of the Brexit deadline, the EU has put the ball back into the UK’s court. PM May is expected to hold another parliamentary
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YOUR HOME is about to become a department store. Of the 27% of American consumers who own voice-activated speakers, more than a quarter already use them to shop. You may soon start ordering groceries via a panel on your fridge or buying accessories through an interactive mirror in the bedroom. Social-media outlets are also after
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BABY-BOOMERS may recall, perhaps wistfully, how the golden-arched sign outside every McDonald’s restaurant would proclaim how many customers had been served by the chain. As they became adults, the number kept on climbing: 5bn in 1969; 30bn in 1979; 80bn in 1990. Jerry Seinfeld, a wry chronicler of the trivial, was moved to ask: “Why
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SO MUCH FOR the sepulchral calm of a German Sunday. On March 17th, after months of prodding from the German government and chatter in the financial press, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank, Germany’s two largest listed lenders, said that they would begin exploring a merger. A deal, both banks are at pains to add, is far
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“WHY IS THIS an interesting question?” Éva Nagypál, then a junior economist presenting research at her first academic conference, had barely finished her opening sentence. She still remembers the interruption many years on. Later she came to learn that such rudeness was quite normal, and that economists were capable of worse. As a young woman,
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FOREX MARKET IMPLIED VOLATILITY – TALKING POINTS Currency volatility has been on the rise lately with GBPUSD 1-week implied volatility resting near 32-month highs amid the latest Brexit uncertainty Across the forex market, technical confluence conjoins upcoming event risk and looks to have potential for sizable price action for GBP, USD, EUR, JPY and CAD
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Stavros, Head of Investment Research at Orbex, is a certified investment professional that has been involved in the FX markets as a trader and analyst for nearly 5 years. He covers both fundamental and technical aspects of trading with a specialization in core institutional trading strategies. As an engineer by trade, his analytical mind allows
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GBP Higher on Brexit Extension It’s been an interesting morning for FX markets today with a lot of movement underway. Following a rather dovish BOE meeting yesterday which saw the bank reaffirming the need to remain on hold while Brexit uncertainty continues, GBP was sharply bid today. The market reacted to news that the EU
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In today’s market insights video Stavros talks about the drop of pound after EU provided May with a tight deadline to secure backing from MPs. Watch as he analyses EURUSD and GBPUSD and explains why both could head lower before rising. Stavros, Head of Investment Research at Orbex, is a certified investment professional that has
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Gold: USD Recovery Caps Gains The yellow metal posted a third consecutive positive week. Gold prices took advantage of the initial USD weakness in response to the latest FOMC meeting. The Fed kept rates on hold as expected. The bank noted that growth was lower than expected over the first part of the year, despite solid
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