Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1932 rose to 1.2005 Friday, it was unable to hold, despite stability in the German-US 10Yr Spread (-1.81%). The overall uptrend is still intact, but the Support to watch moved up to 1.1890, from 1.1850. The US Dollar (.DXY) […]

No Debt Crisis in China

No Debt Crisis in China

China’s central bank, the China Banking Regulatory Commission, and the State Council have all take explicit actions in 2017 to reduce the expansion of debt — especially the mounting indebtedness of state-owned enterprises, said Roach. “These efforts now seem to be having a positive impact. According to the Bank for International Settlements, China’s ‘credit gap’ […]

Global Economy Growing

Global Economy Growing

The world economy has picked up momentum, as expanding investment, employment and trade support synchronised growth across most countries, according to the latest Interim Economic Outlook of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD. The pace of expansion is projected to be faster this year than in 2016, with a further uptick expected in […]

China Downgrade Unwarranted

China Downgrade Unwarranted

China Downgrade Unwarranted China hit back Friday at the S&P Global Ratings’ downgrade of the country’s sovereign credit rating, with the finance ministry calling it a “wrong decision.” The Ministry of Finance (MOF) website described the decision as “perplexing,” with the economy on a firm footing. S&P said Thursday that it had lowered China’s long-term […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE An uptick in the German-US 10Yr Spread helped EUR (Euro) at 1.1952 move up since Thursday, the overall uptrend remains intact and unless there is a sharp fall Friday, be open to chances of further move North. AUD (Aussie) at […]

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money $BTCUSD, $IBM Cryptocurrencies are not a store-of-value or a safe-haven for anyone’s money or assets.  In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth. It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency […]

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming $BTCUSD at 3,952.73 Wednesday Bitcoin is likely to split again this November, creating a 3rd version of the world’s largest cryptocurrency as miners and developers pursue separate visions to scale up its growing market. Major industry players say consensus between opposing camps looked increasingly unlikely. That opinion was echoed […]

Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation

Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation

 Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation $BTCUSD Wednesday, Bitcoin is trading at 3938+, rising about 20% from the lows marked last Friday, as concern eases that a crackdown by Chinese regulators will hinder the growth of the alternative method of exchange. After marking a record high at 4,921 on 1 September, […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Need to always watch Support and Resistance. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 91.7260 trading lower, EUR (Euro) at 1.2009, and AUD (Aussie) at 0.8013 are trade higher too, retaining their uptrends. Should the EUR at 1.2009 see 1.2035-50, the 1 of 2 possibilities […]

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin Switzerland’s financial watchdog closed down the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around 12 other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by the FINMA watchdog comes on the heels of Chinese authorities’ ordering Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Need to always watch Support and Resistance. PE EUR (Euro) 1.1965, and AUD (Aussie) at 0.7965 still in their uptrends, but need to watch their supports. It is the opposite for the US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 91.96 that remains in a downtrend, […]

Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word

Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word

Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word $JPM, $BTCUSD The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said Monday, that the world’s central banks cannot ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies and may at some point have to consider whether it makes sense for them to issue their own digital currencies, “Whether or not a central bank should provide […]

US President Trump Poised to Change Fed Leadership +

US President Trump Poised to Change Fed Leadership +

US President Trump Poised to Change Fed Leadership + $GLD,$SLV, $PPLT, $USD Every US President gets the chance to influence Fed policy through nominations to the central bank’s Board of Governors. But, most often, that chance is limited to a small number of nominations, 3 max, including a nomination for Chairperson. But President Trump is […]

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs), referring to them as an unauthorized fundraising tool that may involve financial scams. The Chinese central bank said those who have already raised money should pay it back. China accounts for about 90 percent of all bitcoin trading on exchanges, and demand […]

China Economy Remains Strong

China Economy Remains Strong

Industrial output, a gauge of the activity of large enterprises, grew 6 percent year on year in August, down from the 6.4-percent pace a month earlier and retreating to the lowest level this year. Fixed asset investment fell short of expectations with a 7.8-percent rise in the January-August period, the weakest since 1999. Retail sales […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: NKorea fires another missile, the markets yawn.PE August US CPI came in at 1.9% yesterday, compared to expectation of 1.8% and 1.7% in July. This sent the EUR at 1.1911 down momentarily to 1.1836 and USD/JPY at 110.18)up to 111.04. The US Dollar […]

USD Rebounds in Asia, Markets Fall

USD Rebounds in Asia, Markets Fall

USD Rebounds in Asia, Markets Fall The dollar pressed on with its recovery against the yen on rekindled hopes for Donald Trump’s tax plan, lifting Japanese stocks for a fourth day but most other Asian markets struggled to build on the week’s gains. Wall Street provided another positive lead with a second-straight record for all […]

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning $JPM, $BTCUSD, $ETH/USD Wednesday, Bitcoin dove by more than 10%, as investors sold the cryptocurrency after a warning by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that it “is a fraud” and will eventually “blow up.” Bitcoin, the original and biggest cryptocurrency, has rallied strong in recent months, hitting a […]

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon has denounced the bitcoin cryptocurrency as a fraud, bound to fail. Meanwhile, the controversial cryptocurrency has tumbled to a three-week low and is currently trading at around $3,970. Bitcoin lost a massive $1,000 in value since the beginning of September […]

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland Chiasso in Switzerland is going to let residents pay their taxes in bitcoin from the start of next year. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to become a global hub for financial technology. According to the swissinfo.ch portal, authorities approved the new scheme after discussions with cryptocurrency and […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE USD/JPY at 109.36 broke above 108.70-90 bringing it back into the 108-111 range. The market may stall between 109.00-110.00 in hee. A break above 110 is needed to drive the market to higher. EUR/JPY at 130.74 rose with USD/JPY, within an […]

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin Caixin reported that China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges. On Monday, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal issued similar reports, saying that China was drafting a plan to ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies. Bitcoin was trading lower by around 1.6 percent at $4,160. Speculation […]

Bitcoin Investment Opportunities

Bitcoin Investment Opportunities

Magical Internet Money Hits $5k The decentralized currency Bitcoin has rallied hard this year, climbing from $1,000 per BTC on January 1st to $5,000 per BTC on the first of September. The digital asset had a substantial market capitalization of approx. $82.6B with only 16.5 million bitcoins currently in circulation. Further, bitcoin trade volume has […]

Time to Sell EURUSD

Time to Sell EURUSD

EURUSD closed up 0.001 at 1.203. Volume was 15% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 2% narrower than normal.   Technical Outlook Short Term: Neutral Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Warning: bearish divergence   Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish […]

Shayne Heffernan Gold Report

Shayne Heffernan Gold Report

Shayne Heffernan Gold Report Globally, gold prices fell 0.19% to $1,346 an ounce after hitting one-year high of $1,357.64 an ounce. Silver prices dropped 0.91% to $17.93 an ounce in New York in Friday’s trade. The current period of elevated uncertainty, both in terms of U.S. domestic policy and in foreign diplomacy, is supporting gold […]

Australian Dollar Outlook

Australian Dollar Outlook

Australian Dollar Outlook Christina Parthenidou, XM Investment Research Desk Last week the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to hold cash rates at a record low of 1.5% and maintained its optimism about the future economic performance of the country, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published the GDP growth figures for the second quarter on Wednesday. These surprised […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

Chinese exports grew slower than forecast in August, hit by weak global demand, but analysts said Friday that a jump in imports indicated a pick-up domestically and point to a further improvement. The figures follow a run of broadly positive readings in recent months, which have provided some optimism in the world’s number two economy […]

Forex Market Review (Asian Session)

Christina Parthenidou, XM Investment Research Desk It was another difficult session for the US dollar as numerous factors including political issues, disappointing economic numbers, and dangerous natural phenomena weighed heavily on the currency driving it to a 32-month low. Consequently, the dollar’s weakness boosted other majors and helped them reach new highs. The dollar fell […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: USD continues to be the weakest major currency on the week, and  ECB kept rates unchanged yesterday. The next meeting in October will be important as it is now a confirmed date when the ECB will seriously debate when to start its ‘Taper’ from. PE […]

Digital Options By IQ Option: A New Binary Trading App That Changes The Way Options Are Traded

Digital Options By IQ Option: A New Binary Trading App That Changes The Way Options Are Traded

Digital Options By IQ Option: A New Binary Trading App That Changes The Way Options Are Traded   If you are into binary options trading, you probably know that there are tons of apps that just exist – and don’t get the job done effectively. The traditional, old and outdated features are something that needs […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: USD continues to be the weakest major currency on the week.PE EUR’s (Euro) 1.1924 is intact, but the move looks to be slowing down. If the ECB is ambivalent on when the “taper” is likely to start, the market might offload some single currency Longs […]

China Begins Resetting The World’s Reserve Currency System

China Begins Resetting The World’s Reserve Currency System

China Begins Resetting The World’s Reserve Currency System $GLD, $OIL, $CNY It is a strategic move swapping Crude Oil for Gold, rather than for US Treasuries, which can be printed at will. A report released by the Nikkei Asian Review indicates that China is prepared to release a RMB Yuan denominated Crude Oil futures contract […]

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold $BTCUSD, $GLD, $BAC Market guru Mark Mobius said he is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies. Governments will begin clamping down on digital currencies because of their use in illicit financing, with terrorist groups to drug dealers contributing to their rise, Mr. Mobius, Executive Chairman at […]

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal $BTCUSD Bitcoin dives after the PBOC, China’s central bank, said ICO (initial coin offerings) are illegal and asked that all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. Monday,the PBOC on its website […]

WW3: Gold Prices Could Rise to $10,000 oz

WW3: Gold Prices Could Rise to $10,000 oz

WW3: Gold Prices Could Rise to $10,000 oz $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $DXY, $AUD, $JPY Sunday, best-selling author James Rickards warned that Gold is poised to spike to 10,000 oz because of global political instability. Personally, I expect Gold attack the resistance at 1,500 in Y 2018. And not be shocked by a run that brings it […]

Thailand’s Strong Baht and Stock Market Rally

Thailand’s Strong Baht and Stock Market Rally

Thailand’s strong baht and stock market rally are in line with economic fundamentals, the central bank governor said on Wednesday, as the currency hovered around 28-month highs against the U.S. dollar. The moves have been driven by stronger economic growth and easing political uncertainty, Veerathai Santiprabhob told reporters. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy expanded a more […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: USD strengthens ahead of NFPs Friday. PE Support at 1.1800 held on EUR (Euro) at 1.1907 producing a good bounce. It may consolidate between 1.1850-2000 for a few days trying to sort out the direction for the weeks ahead. And just maybe, the upcoming […]

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending rose a bit in July and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late Y 2015, diminishing expectations of a Fed interest rate hike in December. Inflation remains low even as the labor market is near full employment, a […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Higher than expected US Q-2 GDP preliminary estimate Wednesday +3.00% Vs expectation of +2.7% helped USD recover. PE Strong recovery in The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.00 from the low of 91.62 seen Tuesday, just above 91.39, the 50% Fibo retrac of the earlier […]

Commonwealth Bank – Australia’s Banking System Trust Damaged

Commonwealth Bank – Australia’s Banking System Trust Damaged

The Australian community’s trust in the banking system has been damaged in recent years, and CBA in particular has been negatively impacted by a number of issues that have affected the reputation of the bank. Treasurer Scott Morrison said there had been more than 12 compliance “issues” at the bank since 2008, and the board and […]

ASX – Pet Owners To Have Legal Cannabis In The Near Future

ASX – Pet Owners To Have Legal Cannabis In The Near Future

Pet owners may soon be one step closer to accessing medical cannabis as a pain-reliever for their furry friends thanks to CannPal, a Sydney-based pharmatech startup that is looking to raise $6 million when it lists on the Australian Securities Exchange later this year. CannPal wants to develop cannabis-based products to aid veterinarians in administering […]

BHP Billiton Limited – Strong Buy Rating

BHP Billiton Limited – Strong Buy Rating

BidaskClub upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Saturday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on BHP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on […]

China Economic Outlook

China Economic Outlook

China Economic Outlook From January through July, Chinese industrial firms with annual revenue over US3 million reported total profits above 4.2 trillion yuan, up 21.2% from the same period last year, acording to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. The improvement comes despite a slight slowdown in July, with profits rising 16.5% year on […]

IDR – Asain Currencies Drifting Low

IDR – Asain Currencies Drifting Low

Asian currencies drifted lower on Wednesday as the US dollar held onto its gains after upbeat retail sales data suggested the economy continued to gain momentum in the third quarter, reinforcing the possibility of another rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. US retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July, […]

Trading Outlook – Sell EUR, Buy GBP

Trading Outlook – Sell EUR, Buy GBP

While we remain structurally bearish on GBP, we think EUR/GBP is due some mcorrection in the short-term. The cross is technically stretched with the 14-day RSI running above 80, a level it has reached only four times since 2008. Moreover, Bank of England pricing looks very dovish again with no hikes priced until late 2019. While we […]

JPY/USD – Japanese Economic Growth

JPY/USD – Japanese Economic Growth

The Japanese economy has been showing convincing signs of strength throughout the month of August. Despite softer than expected imports, Japan still managed to beat Q2 GDP expectations. Economic indicators like the PMIalso signal growth. However, despite the strong GDP outlook, Japan’s inflation rate remains dismally below the Bank of Japan’s targets, leaving the possibility of […]

EUR – Unemployment Down, Exchange Rate Up

EUR – Unemployment Down, Exchange Rate Up

The euro broke through the psychologically important $1.20 barrier against the U.S. dollar for the first time since January 2015 on Tuesday, a move that could help cement the shared currency’s newfound role as a global haven unless the European Central Bank intervenes. The shared currency has strengthened more than 14% against a broadly weaker […]

AUD Under Pressure As North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

AUD Under Pressure As North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

The Australian dollar has fallen sharply in early Asian trade on Tuesday following news that North Korea has conducted another missile test. Before the news of this latest missile test, the AUD/USD had risen to as high as .7973, a four-week high. That move was driven by broad-based US dollar weakness, continuing the move seen late […]

Qatar Economy Suffers Downgrade

Qatar Economy Suffers Downgrade

Qatar’s sovereign rating was cut to AA-, with a negative outlook by Fitch Ratings, which cited little progress toward ending an Arab boycott. “Fitch believes Qatar’s diplomatic and logistical isolation by some of its neighbours is unlikely to be resolved for some time. The group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE continue […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE USD/JPY at 108.80 has strengthened with NKorea coming back on the market’s screens, the low has been near 108.33. A daily close below 108.60 and weekly close below 108.00 could be Very Bearish. EUR/JPY at 130.19 is stable near Monday’s marks. But, […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Jackson Hole Summit drives Euro North. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1925 after Jackson Hole speeches Friday reasserts the overall uptrend, establishing 1.18-17 as good supports, set new targets to 1.20-21. The rise in ER/JPY at 130.17 due to the rise in the EUR/SD is […]

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge $GLD, $BTCUSD, $MS, $GS Bitcoin is better than Gold and is probably better than conventional fiat (paper) currencies as a medium of exchange. But the conventional view that this new cryptocurrency is also superior to Gold as a hedge against inflation and uncertainty still needs […]

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday $USD, $DXY, $EUR The Jackson Hole Symposium is this week’s most anticipated event, in part due to a severe lack of other newsworthy market stories but also because two very important central bankers are scheduled to appear. The Fed and the ECB are not only 2 of […]

Dubai – Hong Kong Trade News

Dubai – Hong Kong Trade News

As part of its mandate to facilitate trade from Dubai and create an enabling environment for Dubai’s exporters, Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of Dubai Economy, has expanded its network with the opening of a new overseas trade office, OTO, in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office, the 7th in its growing international network […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Overall weakness in USD and GBP continues. USD/JPY suggests risk here.PE EUR/JPY at 128.85) is largely stable as both the single currency at 1.1805, and the JPY at 109.17 have gained Vs USD. The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.28 continues to consolidate sideways, but […]

Malaysian Ringgit Trading In Singapore Outlook

Malaysian Ringgit Trading In Singapore Outlook

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has clarified that Malaysian market participants are not allowed to engage in any offshore trading of the ringgit outside Malaysia. Governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim said the statement issued by the central bank objecting the introduction of the ringgit futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange was meant for Malaysians. “We want to […]

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development On September 7, Stockholm will host a large conference dedicated to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm. That is one of the events from Smile-Expo company that organized 15 blockchain conferences in Europe. The key discussion topics […]

Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares (Ticker: EMBU)

Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares (Ticker: EMBU)

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares (Ticker: EMBU). The Fund seeks to achieve 300% of the daily performance of the J.P. Morgan EMBI® Global Core Index. The index provides exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated government bonds issued by 55 emerging market countries. Fund Symbol CUSIP Benchmark Gross Expense Ratio Net […]

Bitcoin Overbought

Bitcoin Overbought

NYSE BitcoinIndx closed up 238.790 at 4,115.246. Volume was -0% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 162% wider than normal. Open            High              Low                Close Volume___ 4,115.246 4,115.246    4,115.246              4,115.246 0 Technical Outlook Short Term: Overbought Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish […]

Forex Morning Briefing: The US Dollar (.DXY) Index

Forex Morning Briefing: The US Dollar (.DXY) Index

Forex Morning Briefing: The US Dollar (.DXY) Index $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: .DXY ticked lower after downbeat US housing data and dovish FOMC mins. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index ticked lower after downbeat US housing data (building permits unexpectedly dropped by 4.1% in July, undershooting the forecast for 2% fall and well below […]

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture $BTCUSD finished at $4410.98 Wednesday. The price of Bitcoin rose Wednesday, following a brief dip below the $4,000 mark, in an apparent run at another record high. On 1 August Bitcoin Cash ,Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash successfully launched. The Big Picture A simple cryptocurrency transaction looks like this, as follows: John wants to send […]

Bitcoin Powers Human Trafficking

Bitcoin Powers Human Trafficking

A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin – the primary payment method for online sex ads. This is the first step toward developing a suite of freely available tools to help police and nonprofit […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Good gains overnight by the USD after a stronger than expected US retail sales. PE Good gains overnight by the US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.82 after a stronger than expected US retail sales (+0.6%, against expectation of +0.4%) and a comment by Bill Dudley […]

Understanding Value in a Rich Valuation Environment

Understanding Value in a Rich Valuation Environment

Understanding Value in a Rich Valuation Environment Manulife Asset Management today released a new report that outlines the importance of locating value at a time when equity prices have dominated investor discourse. Written by Paul Boyne, senior managing director and lead portfolio manager of the firm’s Global Equity strategy and team, the paper questions whether […]

Singapore is Still Growing

Singapore is Still Growing

Singapore is Still Growing Singapore’s economy grew much faster than expected in the second quarter, with a rebound in services suggesting a broader and more balanced recovery after a stumble early in the year. The economy grew 2.2% in April-June on an annualised and seasonally adjusted basis, rebounding from a revised 2.1% contraction in the […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Decreasing chances of any imminent military confrontation between US and NKorea have cooled off the geopolitical tensions and checked the strength in safe havens. PE JPY at 110.07, USD/JPY has seen a sharp bounce from my support mark at 109.50 and a break above 110.20 […]

THB – ThaiBev To Buy KFC Restaurants

THB – ThaiBev To Buy KFC Restaurants

Thai Beverage, the spirits giant that makes Chang beer and SangSom rum, is expanding into the fast-food business to take advantage of the rising appetite for fried chicken in Asia. ThaiBev agreed to purchase more than 240 existing KFC restaurants in Thailand for about 11.3 billion Thai baht ($340 million). A deal is also in place for […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Geopolitical tensions between US and NKorea has tempered the risk appetite a bit. PE The action is driving USD/JPY at 109.90 to the lower end of the 109.30-111.10 range. If support at 109.50-30 holds, then a recovery to 111.00 can be expected near term. The […]

5.1b Ringgit To Oil Refinery In Malaysia

5.1b Ringgit To Oil Refinery In Malaysia

Hong Kong’s NewOcean Energy Holdings Limited said on Monday it planned to build a 5.1 billion ringgit (S$1.624 billion) petroleum refinery complex on Malaysia’s east coast along with two partners. NewOcean will partner Malaysia’s Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd and Malaysian east coast development body. This (refinery) will further strengthen the throughput’s that will go […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Better than expected US NFPs triggered short covering in USD. PE Better than expected US NFPs triggered short covering in the US Dollar (.DXY) Index to 93.49 from 92.50, short of my Southside target at 92.00, but unless a weekly closing above 94.10-40 is seen, […]

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) Against The Greenback

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) Against The Greenback

On a Friday-to-Friday basis, the ringgit traded lower at 4.2970/3000 against the greenback from last 4.2920/2950 previously. However, the local note traded higher against other major currencies, except the euro. It appreciated versus the Singapore dollar to 3.1088/1123 from 3.1181/1220 last week, rose against the Japanese yen to 3.7799/7829 from 3.8328/8365 and advanced against the […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing new, as the USD continues to weaken. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 92.88 heads to 92.00 as expected after marking my initial target at 93.00. This is 5th monthly negative closing running, its longest monthly losing streak since Y 2011 and […]

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