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The case for Yes – 5 reasons why the polls could possible be totally wrong on Scotland

The case for Yes – 5 reasons why the polls could possible be totally wrong on Scotland

Sep 18, 2014 16:43
The latest polls show a stronger convergence towards a No vote in the Scotland referendum vote, and one betting firm is already paying out on some of the No bets. There is...

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Subdued Price Action as Fed Week Kicks Off

Subdued Price Action as Fed Week Kicks Off

Sep 15, 2014 20:29
After a quiet week where market participants digested the previous weeks’ employment data in the US, along with fresh accommodating monetary policy measures from the ECB,...
  • GBP/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    GBP/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    The British pound lost ground early last the week but recovered and posted slight gains over the week. The...
    on Sep 14, 2014 18:13
  • USD/JPY Forecast Sep. 15-19
    USD/JPY Forecast Sep. 15-19
    USD/JPY is taking in the view at 6-year highs, as the yen shed over 200 points last week. The pair closed on...
    on Sep 14, 2014 14:05
  • EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    EUR/USD dived to lower levels, but it was certainly not a one way street. Has it bottomed out? The big events...
    on Sep 14, 2014 11:50

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AUD/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19

AUD/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19

Sep 14, 2014 16:05
AUD/USD suffered its worst week in over a year, losing more than 300 points. The pair closed the week slightly above the 0.90 level. The upcoming week is quiet, highlighted...
  • USD/CAD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    USD/CAD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    The Canadian dollar had its worst week of 2014, as USD/CAD jumped about 200 points, closing close to the 1.11...
    on Sep 14, 2014 14:07
  • NZD/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    NZD/USD Forecast Sep. 15-19
    The New Zealand dollar was under the heavy hand of the US dollar once again, reaching new lows and even falling...
    on Sep 14, 2014 11:31
  • USD/CHF closing on a rejection candle formation
    USD/CHF closing on a rejection candle formation
    USDCHF: With USDCHF closing on a rejection candle formation (shooting star), it faces the risk of a pullback in...
    on Sep 13, 2014 14:51

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How to Use Parabolic SAR in Forex

How to Use Parabolic SAR in Forex

Sep 18, 2014 08:52
One of the most common strategies in forex trading is to follow trends. However, it is often difficult to know exactly when a trend has begun and – equally importantly –...

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Scotland Referendum: Timetable for forex traders

Scotland Referendum: Timetable for forex traders

The historic referendum deciding whether Scotland should be become an independent country happens September 18th. The results are expected after the US markets close and before London opens. This means that the foreign exchange market is the best place to be for seeing and perhaps trading on the news as they break – news which is critical for the

Scotland Referendum: GBP/USD levels to watch out for

Scotland Referendum: GBP/USD levels to watch out for

Scotland makes its historic vote on independence, and this is a big deal for the pound. We have already seen sterling fall and rise on any change in the opinion polls. And now, we are approaching the one poll that matters: the real results. In case of the expected No vote, there is some room for the upside.

GBP/USD shifts higher as No vote gains traction in poll, bookies

GBP/USD shifts higher as No vote gains traction in poll, bookies

A poll published while voting is underway shows a slightly wider majority for the No Thanks campaign on Scotland: 53% against 47% for Yes. This is an IPSOS-Mori poll for the Evening Standard. A previous poll for the same company showed a narrow majority of only 51% against 51%. It is important to note that this poll excludes the undecideds. GBP/USD

The case for Yes – 5 reasons why the polls could possible be totally wrong on Scotland

The case for Yes – 5 reasons why the polls could possible be totally wrong on Scotland

The latest polls show a stronger convergence towards a No vote in the Scotland referendum vote, and one betting firm is already paying out on some of the No bets. There is a growing notion that a No vote is 90% priced in. This makes a Yes vote an even wilder outcome for the markets. But

US Dollar Surges After Fed Signals Faster Rate Rises Should Economy Take Off

US Dollar Surges After Fed Signals Faster Rate Rises Should Economy Take Off

The US dollar is strong once again after the Federal Reserve signaled yesterday that although they won’t be raising rates anytime soon, they would move at a faster pace once the takeoff has begun. Policy makers stuck with a long held pledge to hold interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after they end

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index at 22.5 within expectations

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index at 22.5 within expectations

No surprises from the Philly Fed Index: it came out at 22.5 points, within predictions for 22.8 points. The dollar is slightly lower on the result, but nothing extraordinary. The Philly Fed Index was expected to slide back down to 22.8 points in September after an excellent 28 points back in August. The dollar was generally

USD/JPY: Trading the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index

USD/JPY: Trading the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index

The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index is an important leading indicator, and is based on a survey of manufacturers in the Philadelphia area. It examines manufacturers’ opinions of business activity, and helps provides a snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector. A reading which exceeds the forecast is bullish for the dollar. Update: Philly Fed

US jobless claims fall to 280K, housing data disappoints – USD ticks up

US jobless claims fall to 280K, housing data disappoints – USD ticks up

Good news for the US jobs market: jobless claims fell back to the early 2006 levels of 280K, much better than expected. This is a drop of 36K. On the other hand, housing figures disappoint: building permits are at 1 million (annualized) and housing starts at 0.96 million, both below expectations. The US dollar is

TLTRO only €82.6 billion – EUR/USD eventually slides – higher chance of big ABS, QE

TLTRO only €82.6 billion – EUR/USD eventually slides – higher chance of big ABS, QE

While the estimate certainly differed, an uptake of only 82.6 billion euros is quite low. This means that banks were somewhat shy to take money, and that the ECB balance sheet is expanding only slowly and that there is a better chance of a bigger ABS and full blown QE. The initial reaction was a higher

A Big Day for Scotland

A Big Day for Scotland

Scotland has been the most talked about country in the world in recent weeks and today its residents have the chance to make one of the most important decisions in not only their history, but potentially the history of many other semi-autonomous parts of the world. Waiting in the wings are other regions across Europe