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Blood testing at dinner parties takes health awareness to new level

“The first such event to hit the market was launched last week and has already attracted considerable attention” writes Victoria Ward for telegraph.co.uk. But the latest trend in the quest for peak personal fitness involves guests having their blood tested while being given a detailed nutritional breakdown of every morsel that passes their lips.Rather than competing over their latest holiday adventures or children’s piano grades, the group of friends will compare notes on who has the highest cholesterol or not enough vitamin D. The “health optimisation party” is the latest…

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Pet owners told to avoid buying dogs with cropped ears, as illegal trend grows

“The practice is illegal under the Animal Welfare Act but has become more widespread as a result of people sharing pictures of dogs with cropped ears on social media” writes Patrick Sawer for telegraph.co.uk. There is now a growing trend for certain bull breed types to have cropped ears, such as American bullies, cane corsos, presa canarias and dobermans. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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S&P 500, Nasdaq climb above a key short-term line in the sand as stock market gains pick up

“The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq on Tuesday jumped above their short-term trend lines for the first time since mid-to late-March” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The ascent for the broad-market benchmark means that both the Dow and the S&P 500, which have been under pressure since February are flirting with closing above those short-term levels.The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.81% traded up 0.8% at 2,698.16 in recent trade, pushing it above its 50-day moving average at 2,685.81 for the first time since March 16, according to FactSet data.Market…

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The USDJPY is trying to get “bulled up” but don’t be too bullish yet

“The buyers in the USDJPY are desperately trying to jump start the pair higher after the trend like move lower into the March low” reports forexlive.com.   A move below the trend line next week will not be bullish and should lead to more downside potential. Stay above the trend line keeps that hope alive.The bullish case for the USDJPY. The cautiousness comes from: The “bulled up” is more of a “buying low” trade, and because of a 3 week move higher that broke a downward sloping trend line. Source: forexlive.com…

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USDJPY breaks away from the pack.

“Yesterday, there was a run to the upside, but the highs at 107.48 last week, could not be busted and the price backed off” reports forexlive.com. Those levels are a stretch but with the breaking of the trend line on the daily and the break today above the consolidation box, gives the buyers more control.The USDJPY has been trading up and down over the last 6 trading days. Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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Child stabbings rise 63 per cent with 15 year olds likeliest victims in disturbing trend

“A spike in violent crime across London has left more than 50 people dead from stabbings and shootings since the start of the year” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. The number of children aged 16 and under being treated for stab wounds in England rose more than 60 per cent in five years, figures suggest, amid a “disturbing” fall in the ages of knife victims. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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USDCAD tests the trend line/200 day MA and finds support buyers

“The USDCAD moved below a lower trend line at 1.2646 but has the 200 day MA to contend with as well at 1.26317” reports forexlive.com. The low just reached to 1.26345 – just above the 200 day MA but below the lower trend line.A move below the 200 day MA (the price has not closed below the MA since February), adds more bear to the run lower since the March 19 high. Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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Nonfarm payrolls can tell you a lot more than just job numbers

“These days non-farm days have been relegated to the realm of trading floor sweepstakes and post-Friday lunch indulgence” writes Brendan Mcdermid for cnbc.com. Trading floors always used to buzz with a combination of anticipation and a little bit of dread the first Friday of the month whenever U.S. payrolls numbers were released.So much so that a “rogue” 2.9 percent print for January was enough to send fixed income markets into a tizzy. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump Scoreboard shows performance returning to trend in March

“The Trump Scoreboard, which MarketWatch designed as a quick-and-easy way of judging President Trump and whether he is making America great again, showed job growth slowing, wage growth stagnating and the stock market dropping last month” writes D C for marketwatch.com. The president’s performance reverted back to trend after a middling but not terrible jobs report for March.After just 103,000 new jobs added in March, the median monthly jobs gain slowed to 190,000, just slightly ahead of his predecessor. The stock market has come back a bit since late January,…

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