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London Trading Session Heads Up Monday, December 17, 2018

London opening news digest Asian Stocks Hold Up As Markets Look To Fed, US Dollar Gains Too Asian stock markets looked with hope towards a Federal Reserve monetary meeting which may result in a more dovish interest rate prospect for 2019   Euro Forecast: In Wake of ECB Downgrades, Attention Back to Politics Amid an otherwise quieter economic calendar this week, the ECB’s commentary will resonate as political risks in the Eurozone continue to increase.   Turkey Industrial Production (YoY) came in at -5.7% below forecasts (-2%) in October Turkey…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Monday, December 17, 2018

Frankfurt opening news digest What do ASEAN and Emerging Markets Face in Final Weeks of 2018? Are ASEAN and emerging markets vulnerable in the last weeks of 2018? S&P 500 closed at its lowest since April. Philippine Peso is at risk,   Australian Dollar Bulls Might Get A Little Help From The Fed The Australian Dollar remains quite well supported against its US cousin, and may be more so this week if the Fed sounds more cautious about   ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Important Prop Still Holding The ASX 200…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tokyo opening news digest In 2019, Blue-Collar Workers Disappearing And In Hot Demand The blue collar labor pool is shrinking and wages are rising. It’s not because manufacturing is returning to the U.S. from China and elsewhere.   Want A Bargain? 3 Cheap Stocks That Are About To Breakout Here are three shockingly cheap bargain stocks that are about to breakout. I’m using the standard trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. Here are only three cheap stocks that showed up on CheapBargainStocks.com’s radar recently.   NZD/USD pressured below recent daily highs ahead…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sydney opening news digest How To Avoid Amazon Scammers This Holiday Season Be careful shopping with Amazon third-party sellers, with no track record, who do their own fulfillment.   The Week Ahead: When Will The Sellers Be Exhausted? It was another week of rally failures and steep declines in many stocks. There are signs that investors have turned more bearish but is that enough? What will it take to exhaust the sellers? Tom Aspray points out some interesting developments.   Why I’m Not Buying A Model 3 After test driving…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 14, 2018

New York opening news digest Vietnam: FDI explosion and trade wars Vietnam has become Asia’s hottest investment destination. Last year the country attracted $17billion in FDI commitments, arguably the largest for an emerging market relative to its GDP of $250billion.   Brexit: Theresa May’s “Mission: Impossible” Theresa May is back in Brussels, trying to renegotiate her deal after the U.K. parliament refused to ratify it. But the EU is digging its heels in…   Charts for Next Week – EUR/USD, USD/CAD, Crude Oil & More The Euro is working on…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 14, 2018

London opening news digest Yen May Continue Higher as Global Slowdown Fears Grip Markets The Japanese Yen may continue to push higher as global slowdown fears sour sentiment across financial markets, boosting the perennially anti-risk currency.   EURUSD May Habor a Reversal Pattern but ECB Reaction Shows the Trading Reality Risk trends flagged materially this past session with a third consecutive gap higher for SPX earning less progress and range   Asian Stocks Weaker As China Data Underwhelms, Fed Eyed Weak Chinese economic data saw risk very much ‘off’ in…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Friday, December 14, 2018

Frankfurt opening news digest 2040: Memoirs From The Future Here, I contemplate the world in 2040 if we do not adopt artificial intelligence for food redistribution and rationalisation, and instead focus on geopolitics and the survival of the fittest.   What Directors Need to Know About Digital Advertising Fraud In this digital age boards need new, independent verification systems to be sure their companies are getting true value digital spend for the shareholders.   America, Not China, Is The Largest ‘Donor’ To Africa America’s donor leadership in Africa is certainly…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tokyo opening news digest Why 2019 Won’t Be An Average Year For Stocks It’s likely that pundits will forecast high single-digit returns for the markets in 2018. It’s also likely they’ll be wrong due to basic statistics. Here’s why.   Gold’s Bullish Breakout Ready for First Real Test After losing ground from April through November, Gold prices have made a veritable attempt at bottoming in the last month of the year.   Market Risks Abound As Yields Tell of Chilling Risk Sentiment As EM Turmoil Remains Key stories driving price…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sydney opening news digest Bitcoin: How To Build A Business In The Middle Of A Civil War I work in Bitcoin. Our company fights for Bitcoin. It is important to take a stand when building a company in a chaotic environment, and not back down.   Can Intel Be A $65 Stock By Next Year? Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) stock reached $57 levels in June 2018, before a slight pullback to $48 levels currently. While we estimate the fair stock price to be around $58, it is worthwhile to explore what would…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, December 13, 2018

New York opening news digest Euro Outlook: French Budget Plans Reinforce Negative Sentiment Fears that France, as well as Italy, will break the EU budget rules will likely dent confidence in the Euro and potentially lead to further   Brexit Latest: Sterling (GBP) Remains Weak Despite PM Winning Confidence Vote UK PM Theresa May remains in No.10 after winning Wednesday’s confidence vote but the financial markets just shrug as the underlying problems stay firmly in   EUR/USD Triangle Very Near Breakout; ECB the Catalyst? The Euro’s narrowing range is moving…

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