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New York Trading Session Heads Up Monday, December 18, 2017

New York opening news digest Premarket: Dow eyes 25,000; Bitcoin futures; Brexit decisions Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.   Impact investing: A $250 billion game-changer for finance Some of the biggest names in finance are adjusting their businesses to reflect growing demand for impact investments.   FX Options Pricing in Holiday Trading; USD/CAD & NZD/USD in Focus One-week implied volatility across the USD-spectrum is declining with markets participation thinning out into the end of the year, USD/CAD & NZD/USD could…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Monday, December 18, 2017

New York opening news digest Bitcoin futures trading just got a lot bigger Bitcoin hit new highs over the weekend — and it’s now got the weight of top exchange operator CME behind it.   Gold Prices Eye US Tax Reform as Crude Oil Weighs Supply Trends Gold prices may edge down as US tax cut legislation moves through Congress. Meanwhile, crude oil continues to weigh the tug of war between US   Most Asian Stocks Gain As US Tax Reform Hopes Swell Once More Hopes for the passage of…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Monday, December 18, 2017

Frankfurt opening news digest Why The Massive Fears Around Cryptocurrency Will Rise And What’s Next for 2018 Insiders predict the wild ride of cryptocurrency for 2018.   3 Keys To A Santa Claus Rally The S&P 500 rose last week by 0.9 percent to a new all-time high, and has now risen by a whopping 29 percent since November 2016 without a correction. When a market comes this far, this fast, my number one concern for my clients, and myself, is to keep the gains accumulated during that period.  …

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest Bitcoin Flirts With $20k But Can’t Commit To Latest Milestone What is causing Bitcoin to fluctuate below $20,000?   Sideways Trading Through End of 2017 Looks Likely for Euro Clear signs that the ECB’s normalization process is underway may be good long-term, but for the foreseeable future, supersaturated net-long positioning in the futures market   Cheer Up Adage: Hot New IPO: A methane-fuel based flying car company who says refueling can be done almost anywhere, but particularly around world political capitols. Cartoon: Image courtesy: www.forexfactory.com Have…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sydney opening news digest Coming soon: Dow 25,000 Don’t blink — or you’ll miss another market milestone.   Stock market on the verge of making history, but are things too calm? Market volatility took a breather this year. It’s been a slow, relentless grind higher. The S&P 500 is on track to finish the year with a gain every month. That’s never happened.   Twitter is soaring as takeover talk resurfaces Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted a picture of himself with Jack Dorsey at Twitter’s headquarters, leading to new…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 15, 2017

New York opening news digest GE has a fossil fuels problem General Electric’s power business has been rocked by the rise of renewable energy at the expense of natural gas and coal.   Premarket: 5 things to know before the bell Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.   Ryanair brings labor unions on board to avoid holiday strike Ryanair is trying to avert holiday strikes by offering to recognize pilot unions for the first time.   Technical Insights for EUR/USD, Euro…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 15, 2017

New York opening news digest EUR/USD: Balance Of Risks Post ECB – ‘Firmly Headed’ Into 1.20s In 2018 – Danske Danske Research discusses EUR/USD outlook in light of today’s ECB policy decision and notes that today was a fairly muted reaction in EUR/USD to the ‘October replay message’ from the ECB insofar as its stance on QE and forward guidance on rates were concerned.The FX market should be able to keep the faith that the&nbs   Crude Oil Prices Struggle, Gold May Return to the Offensive Crude oil prices are struggling to build…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 15, 2017

Frankfurt opening news digest Quest: Is this Trump’s economy?   How the Fiduciary Rule Is Good For You With full implementation scheduled for July 2019, figuring out how to deal with the fiduciary rule is the top priority for many firms and advisors. Here’s how you turn this regulatory bombshell to your advantage.   USD: Attractive Buy Levels; Upside Risks Related To US Tax Reform Still Underpriced – BofAML Bank of America Merrill Lynch Research discusses the USD outlook and remains broadly bullish on the currency through Q1 and believes that…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest Why Amazon Will Now Sell Apple TV And Google Chromecast Amazon will start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site – following a two-year ban. Here’s why.   More Interest Rate Hikes To Come In 2018? Will the Fed continue to raise interest rates in the year ahead? Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan reveals what investors can expect to see from the Fed in 2018.   Target To Buy Delivery Service Shipt In an effort to catch up to competitors, retailer acquires same-day delivery service…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sydney opening news digest Teva: Generic drugs maker to cut 14,000 jobs Teva Pharmaceutical announced Thursday that it will slash 14,000 jobs around the world in an attempt to stabilize the company.   Disney is buying itself a messy TV deal in Europe Disney’s plans to takeover 21st Century Fox has led it directly into a messy business situation in Europe as Fox pursues a takeover of broadcaster Sky.   News flash! U.S. economy already looks strong Job growth? Check. Consumers spending? Check. The U.S. economy is on pretty solid…

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