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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll announcement

The Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 1:30 PM London time on Friday. It will be the first jobs report since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th P...

February 4, 2021
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The kiwi shooting star

By Luis Sebastian The Kiwi unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% from 5.3% in the quarter ending December 2020, Statistics New Zealand announced yesterday; it is worth noting some Economists had projected a rise to 5.6%. The Kiwi dollar (NZD) soared aft...

February 4, 2021
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Overnight on Wall Street: Thursday 04 February 2021

Equity markets Major US and European indices had a quiet night finishing mostly flat after 3 days of solid gains. US corporate earnings have been strong all week helping to lift equity markets and give investors optimism that the US economic recove...

February 4, 2021
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AUDNZD – Kiwi Returning To The Status Quo

AUDNZD – Daily Despite the Australian Dollar having a strong rally towards the end of last year, it appears the New Zealand Dollar is once again regaining the upper hand against its counterpart. New Zealand is ticking many of the economic boxes ...

February 3, 2021
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Overnight on Wall Street: Wednesday 03 February 2021

Equity markets US Equity markets soared last night with strong corporate earnings, stimulus bill progress and promising progress on US COVID vaccination rates. European markets trailed along posting strong gains and Australian and Asian markets are...

February 3, 2021
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Week Ahead: Equities slide, US Dollar rallies and Reddit raids silver?

Wall Street suffered a 2% sell off on Friday capping off a poor week for global equity markets. All major European, Asian and US Indices finished decidedly in the red as stimulus euphoria post the new US administrations inauguration seems to have f...

February 1, 2021
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Wall Street vs. Main Street

It has been an eventful week over in the United States this week. Some of the major companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Tesla announced their latest earnings. The Federal Reserve kept their interest rates unchanged at 0.25%. We al...

January 29, 2021
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See-sawing equity markets, US Dollar strength and stimulus hopes

Equity markets Global markets see-sawed from record highs to steep declines in an eventful month that saw a new US administration sworn in, promises of record US stimulus and the FOMC spoiling the party somewhat. Global equities Major Indices in the...

January 29, 2021
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Overnight on Wall Street: Thursday 28 January 2021

Equity markets US and European Equity markets suffered a considerable drop last night with the S&P 500 (US500) posting its worst session since October and European markets their worst session of the year. The FOMC policy statement overnight str...

January 27, 2021
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EURGBP – Sterling Applying The Pressure

EURGBP – Hourly Since the 12th of January, we've seen much choppy price action in the EURGBP cross, with Pound Sterling applying the more significant selling pressure. This shorter-term bearish bias is what we'll be looking at in today's Chart...

January 26, 2021
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Week Ahead: US Earnings season, FOMC and weaker than expected Oil demand

Major US, European and Australian Indices made modest gains last week, despite a Friday sell off on Wall St. Traders will have no shortage of news to digest this week, with the Federal Open Market Committee’s January policy meeting, major tech co...

January 25, 2021
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Stimulus euphoria leads to all time highs, a new US administration and Bitcoin bust

We had an eventful week on global markets with the inauguration of a new US administration and a dovish stance from the European Central bank fuelling hopes of extended fiscal stimulus in the new year. Equity markets Risk appetite got a boost this ...

January 22, 2021
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Overnight on Wall Street: Thursday 21 January 2021

Equity markets US markets pushed decidedly higher last night with the S&P 500 (US500) hitting record highs on the optimism that federal spending will revive growth and support corporate earnings with the new Biden administration inaugurated. Th...

January 21, 2021
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COTD: FTSE100

FTSE100 – Point & Figure The FTSE 100 looked to ride the tailwinds of positive sentiment sweeping through US markets today but instead failed to maintain a reasonable start, ending the session down and 7 points in the red. However, the lon...

January 20, 2021
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Overnight on Wall Street: Wednesday 20 January 2021

Equity markets US equity markets rallied Tuesday as traders returned from the long weekend. Tech stocks outperformed with the Nasdaq (NDX100) up more than 1.5% on the back of signs of mounting support for significant fiscal stimulus. Reporting ear...

January 20, 2021
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