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Later today and tomorrow we have the release of two important housing statistics. These give us some insight into consumer demand and the economic health of the US. Previous housing data had been distorted by the US government shutdown. So this will be our first look at the unaffected and up-to-date data. Considering that US mortgage
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IMAGINE TWO countries that differ only in the scale of public debt. In Vulgaria it is 50% of GDP; in Freedonia it is 5%. Vulgaria used the proceeds of its extra debt-raising to buy land for public parks. Because of these assets, it is regarded as being as good a credit risk as Freedonia. Taxes
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PROTONS POP up in every atom. Proton cars are not quite so ubiquitous. Founded in 1983 by Malaysia’s government, the Proton company strove to build a truly “national car”, but its parent lost over 1bn ringgit ($280m) in the two financial years before it sold a stake to Geely, a Chinese carmaker, in 2017. Neighbouring
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AMERICA’S FINANCIAL markets made a stunning start to 2019. The S&P 500 stockmarket index climbed by 13.1% in the first quarter, its best beginning since 1998. But that was little use to Wall Street banks. Trading revenues depend on volumes, not prices. Quarterly earnings, reported in recent days, have confirmed that they were markedly lower
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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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USD Surges Into The Weekend Over the European session on Friday, the US dollar enjoyed a strong rally as firmer demand, fuelled by better US data, saw exacerbated USD upside. March retail sales, delivered yesterday, came in well above expectations stoking USD buyers into the Easter weekend. USD Index is now trading 97.17 as price
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Los bonos tienen un papel importantísimo en determinar la dirección del tipo de cambio; si no los has estado siguiendo como parte de tu trading, aquí hay una breve explicación por qué deberías y cómo influyen en los pares de monedas en tu cuenta. Unese a la comunidad de trading responsable – ¡Abre ya su
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Gold The yellow metal was heavily lower this week. A strong rally in USD saw the precious metal breaking down below key technical support.  The main driver behind the USD rally was the release of Retail sales data for March. This saw the figure rising at its quickest pace in 18 months. The release was stronger than expected, printing
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Bonds have a significant role in determining the direction of currencies and exchange rates, If you haven’t been tracking them as part of your trading, here’s a good primer on why you should and how they influence the currency pairs in your portfolio. Join our responsible trading community – Open your Orbex account now!  The
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In today’s market insights video Stavros talks about EURUSD plunge and how he expects eurodollar to perform now after the EU PMI indicators disappointed! Watch as he also analyses the USDJPY pair following Japan’s CPI inflation and lays out the ground for the week’s close. Stavros, Head of Investment Research at Orbex, is a certified
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TALKING POINTS – SWEDISH KRONA, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, RIKSBANK Swedish krona plummets on unemployment data Technical range held despite momentary break How will this impact Riksbank’s rate decision? See our free guide to learn how to use economic news in your trading strategy! The Swedish Krona and Norwegian Krone plunged following yesterday’s release of Sweden’s unemployment
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The greenback maintained gains as economic data from the United States continued to support the view that growth was robust. The monthly retail sales report surprised with an increase of 1.6% on the month, while core retail sales were up 1.2%. The weekly jobless claims fell to 192,000 marking a new low in the over
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