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  1. Sterling trading ahead of UK jobs, inflation report

    Sterling trading ahead of UK jobs, inflation report

    Will Wednesday’s release of the UK employment/earnings figures and Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report send sterling to fresh multi-month lows, or will traders exploit any bounce for further sell-off? Are things that bad for the currency? Read more

  2. Swiss gold referendum and SNB risk

    Swiss gold referendum and SNB risk

    It’s not too early to highlight the potential problems facing the Swiss National Bank, as we approach the November 30th Swiss gold referendum on whether the central bank should raise gold reserves to hold 20% of its total reserves from the current 7.8%. Read more

  3. NFP good enough for dollar uptrend

    NFP good enough for dollar uptrend

    Any disappointment from the lower-than-expected October release of 214,000 in US payrolls has been offset by further declines in the unemployment rate, reaching fresh six-year lows at 5.8%. Read more

  4. Republican's sweep of Congress recalls 1995 dollar secular bull

    Republican's sweep of Congress recalls 1995 dollar secular bull

    Less than 24 hours after we noted that Friday's US jobs report may not matter for the US dollar, the USD index broke out to fresh four-year highs, with another perfect-storm of a day, Read more

  5. BoJ expands QE, Fed exits QE, ECB expected to enter QE

    BoJ expands QE, Fed exits QE, ECB expected to enter QE

    Two days after the Federal Reserve exited its quantitative easing, the Bank of Japan surprises the markets by expanding its own QE and unleashing a fierce wave of buying in global equities, Read more

  6. Equities await Fed meeting for takeoff

    Equities await Fed meeting for takeoff

    The Fed is widely expected to conclude its QE3 asset purchases program, with the final taper of the remaining $15 bn. Read more

  7. EUR/USD rebounds within bearish retracement

    EUR/USD rebounds within bearish retracement

    EUR/USD (daily chart shown below) has rebounded from key 1.3500 support after having made a 3.5% retracement from its multi-year high of 1.3993 that was reached in early May. Read more

  8. FIFA World Cup 2014 and stock market patterns

    FIFA World Cup 2014 and stock market patterns

    Regardless of the S&P 500's performance during each of the last thirteen FIFA World Cup tournaments, the index ended up rallying by at least 30% either immediately after the tournament, or within three months from the final match. Read more

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