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Forex Analysis – 24th July 2012

Mighty Euro On The Brink Of Collapse… What a Dud!… AUD/USD short and long oppurtunities and plenty more… —————————————— New data perks up risk appetite Earlier today data was released that shows that China’s Manufacturing output in July had grown at its fastest pace in nine months. This came as a relief at a time [...]

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Forex Analysis – 23rd July 2012

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Forex Analysis – 20th July 2012

Euro On A Record Breaking Downhill Run… Bomb’s Away… Caution with AUD/USD and plenty more… —————————————— Can Spain avoid full-blown bailout? Earlier today the Euro slid as against the Dollar and was near a record low to the Australian Dollar, as Spain’s fiscal concerns and recent falls in Euro zone money-market rates impacted market sentiment. [...]

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Forex Analysis – 19th July 2012

US Dollar Circling The Drain… Where To From Here… AUD/USD short today and plenty more… Will the trend pick up momentum? —————————————— Debt crisis pushes Euro to record lows The Euro was steady earlier today although it remained under pressure after German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, reignited concerns about the Euro zone debt crisis. As a [...]

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Forex Analysis – 18th July 2012

Come On Ben, Spit It Out… Fed Up With The Fed… Potentials shorts on the AUD/USD and plenty more… USA news announcement created lot of ripples… —————————————— More Dollar – negative easing in the pipeline? Bernanke’s address remains in focus after only vague easing signals yesterday and the Yuan climbed to a two week high [...]

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Forex Analysis – 17th July 2012

Is The US Dollar In Big Trouble… So Much To Say… Will Ben affect AUD/USD and plenty more… Where does this long candle come from? —————————————— All eyes on the U.S. today The Dollar finds itself under pressure today ahead of Ben Bernanke’s testimony, while the Euro is off lows as hedge fund buying triggered [...]

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Forex Analysis – 16th July 2012

Big Ben In The Hot Seat Again… More Than Expected… No clear trend today for AUD/USD and plenty more… If your indicators are flat, read price action? —————————————— What will it be Ben? The Dollar may rise if Bernanke decides not to pursue QE, and negative yields in the Euro zone bode ill for the [...]

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Forex Analysis – 12th July 2012

How Low Will Our Beloved Euro Go… The Calm Before The Storm… Strong moves on AUD/USD and plenty more… Will this resistance area be to strong? —————————————— BOJ holds rates steady and Yen seen as haven Today the Bank of Japan (BOJ) made a technical change to its asset buying programme. This saw the Dollar [...]

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Forex Analysis – 11th July 2012

Why You May Never Buy The Euro Again… When Plans Come Together… Short the AUD and plenty more… —————————————— Crisis hits home in Spain and Italy A hearing by the German Constitutional Court into the legalities of ESM keeps markets on edge. The Euro hovered near to a two year low to the Dollar while [...]

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Forex Analysis – 10th July 2012

No Knoose Is Good Knoose… Will the Dollar Continue Gaining Strength? AUD/USD set for a dip and plenty more… Is the market getting back to “normal”… —————————————— Downtrend likely to continue Today the Euro fell to a near two year low, following a meeting of Euro zone finance ministers which had offered no positive surprises. [...]

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Forex Analysis – 9th July 2012

That Familiar Sinking Feeling Again… Summer Doldrums… A continuation of uptrend after Friday’s pullback? What is going on with the market and plenty more… —————————————— Something I don’t hear traders speak about much anymore is currency personality. It used to be bantered around a lot more in the 80’s and 90’s but it seems almost [...]

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Market Giving Major Correction Signs

Market Giving Major Correction Signs

Market Giving Major Correction Signs By David A. Banister- Chief Strategist www.MarketTrendForecast.com The SP 500 has rallied up into the 1375/77 pivot areas as I had outlined to my subscribers about 10 days ago on the weekend update as possible highs for C wave up from the 1267 SP 500 lows of June. Many forecasters [...]

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Yen Remains Pressured After BOJ Refrains From Easing Policy

Japanese economy remains fragile Coming back from the Easter holiday there is lots to report. The BoJ refrained from easing, at least until April 27th. The Aussie is supported by solid China trade data, however an Australia rate cut weighs expectations. ~~~~~ The Bank of Japan (BOJ) today refrained from more easing, and as a [...]

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Euro slipped ahead of German IFO data, up on Yen

Recession concerns could trigger sell-off German IFO survey due out today will give an indication on Euro zone growth prospects. The Yen meanwhile is lower against the Dollar and Euro. ~~~~~ Earlier today the Dollar was up against the Euro and the Japanese Yen. The greenback was supported by a rise in U.S. bond yields. [...]

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Wall Street Edges Up Ahead of Data, Oracle Rises

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday ahead of data on the housing market a day after the S&P 500 snapped a three-day winning streak.

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Euro up on short-covering while Yen on the defensive

Sentiment towards Yen remains weak The Euro hit a 2 week high to the Dollar on short-covering as the Yen hit a 5 month low to the Euro and a 9 month low on sterling. ~~~~~ Earlier today the Euro moved higher against the Dollar on short-covering, while traders remained bearish against the Yen. The [...]

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Stocks Dip at Open after Run-Up, Amazon.com to Buy Kiva Systems for $775 Million

Stocks Dip at Open after Run-Up, Amazon.com to Buy Kiva Systems for $775 Million

Stock were set for a lower open on Tuesday as equities appeared ready to pause after the S&P 500 advanced for a third straight session, moving within 10 percent of its historic closing high.

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Dollar stalled near one-week low, Aussie under pressure

Dollar dips while economic outlook is on the rise Earlier today, the Dollar moved near a 1 week low against a basket of currencies. Recent signs though, of improvement in the American economy and rising Treasury yields, are likely to lend the greenback some support. ~~~~~ Early Tuesday the Dollar index regained some ground, having [...]

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Stocks Up as Economic Data Indicates Economy Continues to Mend

Stocks Up as Economic Data Indicates Economy Continues to Mend

Stocks rose at the open on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its sixth advance in the last seven sessions as economic data indicated the economy continues to mend.

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Dollar again powers ahead on market optimism

Dollar continues to strengthen – other currencies struggle Today, the Dollar touched a new 11-month high against the Yen. It also reached a one-month peak against the Euro in Asia, supported by growing optimism about the U.S. economy and consequent rises in U.S. bond yields. ~~~~~ The greenback was at an 11-month high to the [...]

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Stocks Flat, Euro Zone Aids Greece, Santorum Takes the Lead, Goldman Sachs in Trouble

Stocks Flat, Euro Zone Aids Greece, Santorum Takes the Lead, Goldman Sachs in Trouble

Wall Street opened flat on Wednesday as investors weighed comments from the Federal Reserve on the economy and banking sector against the recent five-day rally.

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Dollar surges ahead against all currencies

Greenback growth continues Today, the Dollar strengthened across the board, hitting an 11 month high to the Yen. ~~~~~ On Wednesday, the Dollar reached an 11-month high to the Yen and a 1-month high on the Euro. The Federal Reserve’s economic forecasts resulted in traders downplaying expectations of further monetary easing. The greenback had hit [...]

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Stocks Edge Higher After February Retail Sales, Audi in Talks to Buy Motorbike Maker Ducati

Stocks Edge Higher After February Retail Sales, Audi in Talks to Buy Motorbike Maker Ducati

Stock index futures slightly added to gains after data showed retail sales recorded their largest gain in five months in February.

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Greenback gain holds – investors await news from Fed

Greenback gain holds – investors await news from Fed

A brighter US economic outlook has helped the Dollar, while the Yen rebounds after no surprise easing announcements from the BOJ. ***** Earlier today, the greenback was testing a seven-week high against a basket of currencies. It was assisted by expectations that encouraging economic news would persuade the U.S. Federal Reserve, at least for the [...]

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Greek support for debt swap plan gaining

Greek support for debt swap plan gaining

Good news in Greece – Bad news in Japan In an apparent knee-jerk reaction to data which showed Japan’s current account swung to a record deficit in January, the Yen dropped against the Dollar earlier today. Risk currencies gained though, on hopes that Greece may finally secure a bond swap deal. ***** Tokyo posted its [...]

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Aussie takes hit, Yen reaps the spoils

Aussie takes hit, Yen reaps the spoils

The Aussie is sold as RBA keeps rates unchanged. The Yen gains as a result. ***** Earlier today the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced that it will keep interest rates on hold. This has left the door open for an easing should the economy weaken materially. As a result, commodity currencies fell broadly on [...]

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Stocks Set to Fall on Greece, Peugeot Offers Big Discount on $1.3 Billion Share Sale

Stocks Set to Fall on Greece, Peugeot Offers Big Discount on $1.3 Billion Share Sale

Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as caution grew over the global economic outlook after recent weak data.

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Stocks on the Rise as Home Sales Near 2-Year High

Stocks on the Rise as Home Sales Near 2-Year High

Stocks inched higher on Monday as oil prices retreated after recent sharp gains and data showed further improvement in the U.S. housing market.

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Yen off 9-month low vs Dollar, Euro takes a dip

Yen off 9-month low vs Dollar, Euro takes a dip

Opportune time for profit-taking? Earlier today, the Japanese Yen recovered from a 9 month low against the Dollar, as investors bought the Yen at lower levels. The Euro dipped, however it stayed near recent highs in anticipation of a “liquidity injection” by the European Central Bank (ECB). ***** In early Asian trade, the Dollar rose [...]

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Stocks Rise Ahead of Sentiment, Apple’s China Legal Battle Over iPad Spreads to U.S.

Stocks Rise Ahead of Sentiment, Apple’s China Legal Battle Over iPad Spreads to U.S.

Stock index futures were higher on Friday, extending gains that have taken equities near highs not seen since before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers.

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