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Dow, Gold jumped on less hawkish Fed hike, and Powell talks

Dow, Gold jumped on less hawkish Fed hike, and Powell t...

On Wednesday, all focus of the market was on the Fed’s policy decision, where the Fed was expected to ease the pace of rate hikes from +50 bps in December to +25 bps in February. B...

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When Do Bear Markets and Bull Markets Happen?

When Do Bear Markets and Bull Markets Happen?

When we speak about a “bull market”, is it the market that is bullish, or the market participants? The answer is both, because they are mutually dependent. The term usually refers ...

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1
Feb

Meta and Peloton Earnings, FOMC Decision, EU CPI

By Wednesday morning the dollar was trading again moderately weaker against other major currencies. In emerging markets the sentiment was however somewhat mixed with the USD/ZAR an...

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Dow, Gold surged on hopes of a lower terminal rate by the Fed

Dow, Gold surged on hopes of a lower terminal rate by t...

Wall Street Futures, Gold surged, and USD dumped Tuesday on hopes of a lower terminal rate by the Fed after softer ECI (Employment Cost Index) and 1Y inflation expectations by the ...

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31
Jan

U.S. House Price Indices, German CPI, EU GDP

The sentiment in the stock market was not as positive as last week anymore with somewhat different outcomes in different regions. While European indices like the Germany 40 and Fra...

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Oil slips on the concern of higher supply and poor demand

Oil slips on the concern of higher supply and poor dema...

Oil (WTI-Feb Exp) slips over -2% Monday on the concern of higher Russian supply and synchronized global recession despite Chinese COVID reopening (demand) optimism. Russian oil pro...

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30
Jan

German GDP, Italian PPI, EC Consumer Sentiment

While the U.S. dollar continued to recover against most other majors and also improved against some emerging market currencies with pairs like the USD/ZAR and USD/INR moving to the...

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Wall Street jumped on soft inflation data and mixed earnings

Wall Street jumped on soft inflation data and mixed ear...

Wall Street Futures surged further Friday after soft inflation data and mixed earnings report. The Dow finished marginally higher on Friday, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 we...

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27
Jan

PCE Price Index, Personal Income, Colgate, AmEx Earning...

Oil prices continued to recover with a barrel of WTI crude oil trading throughout most of the day again above $80. Natural gas prices however remained depressed with the Henry Hub ...

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Wall Street surged on soft landing and earnings optimism

Wall Street surged on soft landing and earnings optimis...

Wall Street Futures tumbled early Thursday on upbeat economic data, which may keep Fed for a higher terminal rate, but at the same time, soft landing and earnings optimism also hel...

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26
Jan

U.S. GDP, Durable Goods Orders, Intel, Visa Earnings

The U.S. dollar once again traded weaker against most other major currencies and also weakened against multiple emerging market currencies as well. While over the course of this we...

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USDCAD edged up as BOC pauses after 25 bps rate hike

USDCAD edged up as BOC pauses after 25 bps rate hike

On Wednesday some market focus was on the Bank of Canada (BOC) policy decision. As unanimously expected, BOC hiked all its three policy rates by +0.25%; i.e. target for the overnig...

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25
Jan

Tesla and IBM Earnings, BoC Rate Decision

Cryptos were mostly trading weaker with Bitcoin again falling below $23k, while steeper losses could be seen among other coins like Ethereum, Cardano and Dogecoin. With this the Bi...

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Dow almost flat on mixed economic data and earnings

Dow almost flat on mixed economic data and earnings

Wall Street Futures tumbled early Tuesday on the January PMI report, showing substantial wage and input price growth. Also, subdued report cards from 3M and GM (earnings and guidan...

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24
Jan

GE, Verizon Earnings, Eurozone PMI, Richmond Fed Index

The dollar recovered from its weakness at the start of the week with the USDX index trading at the end of the day unchanged compared to Friday. However, by Tuesday the dollar again...

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Wall Street jumps on hopes of slower Fed hikes, but slips

Wall Street jumps on hopes of slower Fed hikes, but sli...

Wall Street Futures jumped Monday further on hopes of slower Fed hikes, China reopening, and soft landing optimism. Although for the last few days, ECB officials are sounded more h...

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Trading Lessons for 2023 - Enhance Your CFD Trading

Trading Lessons for 2023 - Enhance Your CFD Trading

For the captain of an airplane, no matter how much inborn intuition he may have, it would only make sense to climb aboard with him if he’s expert in all the technical workings of t...

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23
Jan

Stock Markets Rebound, Tech Stocks Outperform

The U.S. dollar continues to trade weaker against other major currencies with the USDX index steadily turning lower over the past days. In emerging markets however the dollar manag...

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Wall Street recovered on tech boost and soft Fed talks

Wall Street recovered on tech boost and soft Fed talks

Wall Street Futures recovered from hard landing concern panic low Friday on tech boost amid mass layoffs (as it will boost the bottom line) and soft Fed talks, pointing to +25 bps ...

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20
Jan

U.S. Home Sales, Canadian Retail Sales, ECB’s Lagarde S...

The U.S. dollar continued to decline gradually against other major currencies, with the USDX index moving again lower. In emerging markets the sentiment was somewhat mixed. The USD...

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