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  • Anna Coulling

    It was another roller-coaster ride for US equities last week, with Wednesday’s dramatic move lower on global tensions in the Yemen, reversing at a stroke the gains of earlier in the month. Thursday’s price action then confirmed the short term … Continue reading →

  • Swissquote UUIIFXBR

    Japanese inflation came in soft as expected. The CPI ex-fresh food (monitored by the BoJ) decelerated faster-than-expected to 2.0% on year to February (vs. 2.1% exp. & 2.2% last). The household spending contracted for 11th straight month after the sales tax have been introduced in April 2014. USDJPY remained well supported above 119.00 in Tokyo, Nikkei stocks wrote-down 0.95%. The month, quarterJPY-0.23GBP-0.34CHF-0.61EUR-0.68

  • XM Markets UUIIFXBR

    The euro managed to recover from a fresh 11-year low registered on Friday ahead of the key risk events of the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday and the Greek snap elections on Sunday.  The euro was buying 1.1570 dollars []

  • David Becker

    The Nikkei continued to move higher in the wake of Monday’s downgrade of Japan’s credit rating. Declining oil prices continue to generate a deflationary tone which is likely to keep the Bank of Japan on high alert. The central bank is focused on inflationary measures including the impact of the April sales tax. Moody’s cut

  • Nicholas Kitonyi

    The equities markets closed on the high last week, with the S&P 500 Index (SPY) creating a gap up in the process. This came following strong economic data released by the U.S government treasury department, with government spending edging up 10%. The index seems to have entered a supply zone following its most recent advance,

  • David Becker

    The Nikkei was able to gain traction on Wednesday following a better than expected trade balance which was released during trading hours. The deficit was somewhat smaller than expected at JPY909 billion. The consensus forecast was for a widening of the deficit to JPY1.189 trillion from JPY811 billion in April. Although exports fell which is

  • The Japanese market represents the world’s third biggest economy. It’s also the biggest country weighting in the EAFE iShares (19%). So it’s direction has a lot of influence on EAFE direction. Although Japan has been one of the world’s worst performers over the last two decades, it was the world’s strongest market during 2013. The

  • David Becker

    The Fed’s Yellen testifies before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday. Her comments are not expected to deviate much in substance from the FOMC’s statement last month. Yellen has already steered the FOMC away from the 6.5% unemployment threshold, and discussed the FOMC’s view of a broader understanding of the labour market. The

  • Stocks started the trading session in the US on the defensive on the heels of Thursday’s slide which saw stocks tumble more than 1.4% as tension in Ukraine increased. News reports that Russian troops had massed at the boarder led to a tumultuous session as investors piled out of market leaders and header for safe

  • Forex » Prepare for a Breakdown
    March 14, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    Tension in Ukraine, have pushed the USDJPY to the brink of a breakdown, and traders should be at the ready to pull the trigger on a close below support. This weekend will go a long way in expressing whether the USDJPY will hold, and this should have a spillover effect to the rest of the

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