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Market Movers Episode #13: September’s big market movers from the US, Europe and others, and one rule of thumb

Market Movers Episode #13: September’s big market movers from the US, Europe and others, and one rule of thumb

Aug 30, 2014 10:10
In this episode, we preview the big events that are expected to rock markets in September: Non-Farm Payrolls, the Fed decision, the highly anticipated ECB drama and quite...

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EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 1-5

EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 1-5

Aug 30, 2014 15:00
EUR/USD started the week lower and could never recover. Expectations are higher for new policy measures from the ECB. Will Draghi deliver? Apart from the ECB, we have PMIs...
  • Forex Weekly Outlook September 1-5
    Forex Weekly Outlook September 1-5
    The euro was the big loser in a week that otherwise saw some profit taking on dollar longs. The first week of September...
    on Aug 29, 2014 17:21
  • GBP/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    GBP/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    The British pound had another rough week, losing about 150 points. The pair closed the week at 1.6563, its lowest...
    on Aug 24, 2014 16:22
  • USD/JPY Forecast Aug. 25-29
    USD/JPY Forecast Aug. 25-29
    USD/JPY moved higher as the Japanese yen surrendered to the greenback’s strength across the board. Inflation...
    on Aug 24, 2014 11:22

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USD/CAD Forecast Aug. 25-29

USD/CAD Forecast Aug. 25-29

Aug 24, 2014 19:43
USD/CAD came close to the 1.10 line, but  then retracted and showed little change over the week. This week’s highlight is GDP. Here is an outlook on the major events...
  • NZD/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    NZD/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    The New Zealand dollar continued struggling and dipped below 0.84. The calendar builds up with trade balance...
    on Aug 24, 2014 11:33
  • AUD/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    AUD/USD Forecast Aug. 25-29
    AUD/USD showed some downward movement, but ended the week unchanged, as the pair closed at 0.9315. This week’s...
    on Aug 24, 2014 09:48
  • USD/CHF Likely to Extend Gains
    USD/CHF Likely to Extend Gains
    The US dollar blasted higher against most major currencies, including the Swiss franc yesterday post the FOMC meeting...
    on Aug 21, 2014 10:24

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Copy Trading. Pitfalls and Tips

Copy Trading. Pitfalls and Tips

Aug 25, 2014 10:52
Copy Trading or Mirror Trading is catching on for better and worse. Having traded and worked in the retail CFD/spread betting arena for some years I made all the mistakes...

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EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 1-5

EUR/USD Forecast Sep. 1-5

EUR/USD started the week lower and could never recover. Expectations are higher for new policy measures from the ECB. Will Draghi deliver? Apart from the ECB, we have PMIs and some interesting German data . Here is an outlook on the highlights of this week and an updated technical analysis for EUR/USD. Draghi’s dovish words in Jackson Hole

Market Movers Episode #13: September’s big market movers from the US, Europe and others, and one rule of thumb

Market Movers Episode #13: September’s big market movers from the US, Europe and others, and one rule of thumb

In this episode, we preview the big events that are expected to rock markets in September: Non-Farm Payrolls, the Fed decision, the highly anticipated ECB drama and quite a few other releases that move currencies and commodities. The episode begins with a quick rule of thumb about money management that is always relevant. Welcome to a new

Forex Weekly Outlook September 1-5

Forex Weekly Outlook September 1-5

The euro was the big loser in a week that otherwise saw some profit taking on dollar longs. The first week of September is packed with top tier events as traders return from their vacations. Rate decisions in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and most importantly the euro-zone, and US PMIs leading up to the all-important

Chicago PMI leaps to 64.3, consumer confidence revised higher

Chicago PMI leaps to 64.3, consumer confidence revised higher

The last US figures for August are out, and they contribute to happy end. Nevertheless, the US dollar is only marginally stronger. This could be related to end of month flows and the long Labor Day weekend in the US. The Chicago PMI jumped unexpectedly from 52.6 to 634.3 points. It is not uncommon to

US Economy Rebounds in Second Quarter – Greenback Steady

US Economy Rebounds in Second Quarter – Greenback Steady

The US GDP data beat estimates giving boost to the US Dollar which has started to gain strength, rallying against most of its peers. The GBPUSD, EURUSD, NZDUSD have been flirting with 3 month lows riding on the Greenback’s strength. The EURUSD continues to move in a tight range between 1.3220 and 1.31565. The down

US personal spending slides – USD follows but recovers

US personal spending slides – USD follows but recovers

The biggest surprise from US economic indicators came from personal spending, that dropped 0.1% instead of rising by 0.2% as expected. This is the first fall since January. Personal income also disappointed by rising only 0.2% and the Core PCE Price Index did not surprise and rose by 0.1% once again. The US dollar is

Canadian GDP +3.1% Q/Q – Better than expected – USD/CAD dips lower

Canadian GDP +3.1% Q/Q – Better than expected – USD/CAD dips lower

The Canadian economy grew by 3.1% in the second quarter, better than 2.7% expected. Month over month, we have a growth rate of 0.3%, also better than predicted. It’s important to note that the growth in Q2 came on top of a significant revision of growth in Q1: only 0.9% instead of 1.2% reported beforehand. USD/CAD

Euro-zone inflation falls to 0.3%, core +0.9% – EUR/USD recovers

Euro-zone inflation falls to 0.3%, core +0.9% – EUR/USD recovers

It could be worse: while headline CPI dropped to only 0.3% in the euro-zone, core inflation is rising off the bottom with +0.9%, better than 0.8% expected. The unemployment rate in the euro-zone stands at 11.5%. EUR/USD is now moving towards 1.32 as expectations for immediate action next week have faded away. Nevertheless, as deflationary pressures

EUR/USD: Trading the Eurozone CPI Flash Estimate

EUR/USD: Trading the Eurozone CPI Flash Estimate

Eurozone CPI Flash Estimate, released each month, is the primary gauge of consumer inflation. A reading which is higher than the market forecast is bullish for the euro. Update: EUR/USD: Trading the Eurozone CPI Flash Estimate Here are all the details, and 5 possible outcomes for EUR/USD. Published on Friday at 9:00 GMT. Indicator Background Analysts consider

Markets await ECB action

Markets await ECB action

We come to the end of a week that has been mixed for the dollar overall, with loses vs. the CAD, JPY and Aussie, but gains against the euro, kiwi and (marginally) the Swissie. The pressure on the euro has been understandable given the change in tone from the ECB President seen at the end