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Scotland Referendum: Timetable for forex traders

Scotland Referendum: Timetable for forex traders

Sep 16, 2014 17:10
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...

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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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12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

Sep 16, 2014 13:51
If you have been trading forex for a long time, take a moment’s rest to think about how you could improve and ask yourself these 12 questions. If you’re new to the markets,...

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Market Movers Episode #15: About Gold and Inflation, Scotland Referendum and FOMC Meeting

Market Movers Episode #15: About Gold and Inflation, Scotland Referendum and FOMC Meeting

Is gold really a hedge against inflation? In this episode we run down the correlation between the precious metal, inflation and QE. We then continue with the Scottish referendum that grabbed the headlines and finish up with a preview of the FOMC September meeting. Will this give the greenback the next push higher? Welcome to a new

Ukraine tensions unravel, and so is the country, but the euro-zone could benefit

Ukraine tensions unravel, and so is the country, but the euro-zone could benefit

The parliament in Kiev has approved a law granting self rule for the separatist regions in East Ukraine for three years. On December 7th, the regions will hold internal elections. This is a step forward towards peace, at a time when the ceasefire is not 100% respected. In addition, Ukraine approved another law granting amnesty to the rebels.

USD sold off across the board on Chinese stimulus, lower Fed expectations

USD sold off across the board on Chinese stimulus, lower Fed expectations

Reports about a program by the Chinese authorities to stimulate the economy by 500 billion yuan is encouraging markets and triggering a US dollar sell off. Update: a report from Fed watcher Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ also weighs on the dollar. Hilsenrath says what we are also saying in our preview: the critical word “considerable” regarding the

USD/CAD falls below 1.10 – 4 reasons

USD/CAD falls below 1.10 – 4 reasons

The Canadian dollar is making a comeback, and with a vengeance: USD/UCAD is now trading around 1.0975, falling sharply from the highs seen earlier in the week and making a complete U-turn. Here are 4 reasons, followed by the chart: USD sell off: The US dollar is sold off across the board on an almost simultaneous release of

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

Fed Quick Preview: Considerable chance of dollar slide

Fed Quick Preview: Considerable chance of dollar slide

The Fed is expected to taper its bond buys for the 7th time to $15 billion, in the last taper before QE end in October. Without a change in rate hike expectations, Yellen is expected to maintain the dovish approach and to disappoint USD bulls. Some are expecting Yellen and her colleagues to alter the

Scotland Referendum: “No” vote is more priced in

Scotland Referendum: “No” vote is more priced in

Betfair, which already placed a giant octopus in the middle of Oxford Circus and caused traffic jams, has made another publicity stunt: it is paying out on existing gambles for a No vote on the Scottish referendum, albeit only on the specific “sportsbook” bets and not the wider “exchange” system. Nevertheless, this move seems to be supporting

Jitters Materialize on Chinese Data

Jitters Materialize on Chinese Data

A soggy macroeconomic environment courtesy of mediocre overnight data releases has equity markets on the defensive this morning, with global growth concerns leading investors to rotate away from high-beta asset classes.  Additional worries surrounding a hard landing in China cropped up again after Foreign Direct Investment fell by 14% from a year earlier, and the central

12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

If you have been trading forex for a long time, take a moment’s rest to think about how you could improve and ask yourself these 12 questions. If you’re new to the markets, try answering the questions before you begin on your journey: 1. Do you have the time required to trade? How busy is

Focus on Dollar and Sterling

Focus on Dollar and Sterling

As we mentioned yesterday this week is all about the dollar and then sterling. For today, the focus is on both. For the dollar, it’s with the start of the two day Fed meeting, with results announced tomorrow evening. The main focus is on the statement and the potential for a change in language, which could prove

German ZEW Economic Sentiment stands at 6.9

German ZEW Economic Sentiment stands at 6.9

German economic sentiment remains positive, but hardly so. The figure beat expectations by sliding only to 6.9 points instead of 5.2 expected. However, the current situation component printed a big disappointment by falling from 44.3 to 25.4 points. The all European number also came out worse than expected: only 14.2 points. EUR/USD ticks marginally lower. The