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New York Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New York opening news digest Cannabis Cafes Are Coming While people can go to bars to drink alcohol, there’s no equivalent for those who want to consume cannabis socially. That could soon change.   Technical Outlook for Gold Price, Crude Oil, S&P 500, DAX 30 & More Global indices at risk of further short-term weakness, crude oil as well, while gold tries to hang onto an important area of support.   FTSE Chart Analysis –Weak Price Sequence off December Low Price action in the FTSE since finding a low at…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, January 23, 2019

London opening news digest AUD/JPY Technical Analysis: Bearish Outlook for 2019 AUD/JPY may suffer as economic growth in the world – and particularly China – slows down amid broader risk in geopolitics and trade affairs.   Gold Prices Look to Davos Economic Forum for Direction Gold prices are looking to soundbites from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to set the bearing for market-wide risk appetite.   France Business Climate in line with forecasts (103) in January France Business Climate in line with forecasts (103) in January   USD/JPY…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest Tesla Might Solve Its Cash Woes with Franchise Dealers As Tesla faces its latest cash crisis, a franchise dealership model might help.   Saudi Arabia Ventures Into U.S. Natural Gas It makes perfect sense that Saudi Arabia is now looking into major U.S. natural gas investment.   Among Emerging Market Currencies, USDMXN Is a Pair to Watch USDMXN (Dollar-Mexican Peso) represents one of the most liquid, less complicated and technically-persistent EM currency crosses   Brazilian Real Eyes Inflation Data, Bolsonaro Speaks at Davos The Brazilian Real…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest China Is Closing The Innovation Gap With America–Bad News For US-China Trade War Innovation could help China compete against the US head to head in high-tech industries, intensifying the ongoing trade-war.   Volatility Returns: Turbulent Day As Markets Retreat Amid China Trade Talk Concerns It was a turbulent day as the VIX spiked back up on concerns about progress of trade talks with China. There’s also a lot of worry in the market about growing signs of economic slowness both globally and in the U.S.  …

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sydney opening news digest U.S. Corporate Debt Maturing In Five Years Rises To Over $2 Trillion U.S. corporates’ speculative and investment grade debt maturing in five years has now risen to over $2 trillion. Half of it is speculative grade. As interest rates rise and spreads widen, the environment will be tougher for below investment grade companies wanting to refinance their debt.   Why Europe Has No Control Over Its Future Whenever we talk about the European economy, Germany drives the discussion. Yes, the UK and France are big, but…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New York opening news digest The Cheapest Countries To Invest In For 2019, And How To Access Them Valuations can be a useful guide to stock-market returns. So which markets appear attractively valued today?   UBS Struggles To Retain Assets Of The Rich UBS, the largest wealth manager in the world, saw a disappointing profit in the fourth quarter of 2018, sending its share price down today. Dragging the Group’s financials down was UBS’s cornerstone: its wealth management business. The unit saw net new money outflows of $7.9 billion.  …

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London Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, January 22, 2019

London opening news digest SEK Still Exposed to Political Risk – Lofven Reveals New Cabinet The Swedish Krona remains exposed to political risk after PM Stefan Lofven revealed his new cabinet ministers and announced several key policy goals of the   US Dollar, Japanese Yen May Rise on World Economic Forum Talks The US Dollar and Japanese Yen may rise as the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland commences. World leaders and economists will be discussing   Crude Oil Prices May Fall if Dour Mood in Davos Spooks Markets…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest A Golden High Is Here Cycles point to a short-term decline for the yellow metal.   Proven Techniques For Improving Your Performance Psychology Techniques traditionally used in counseling and clinical psychology have powerful relevance for helping us achieve peak performance.   AUD/USD at Risk as Corporate Defaults in China Soar The Australian Dollar may be at risk as the default rate on Chinese corporate bonds skyrockets amid a slowdown in local and international economic growth.   AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Dollar Rally Fizzles Near 0.72 A…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Monday, January 21, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest China Deserves A Stronger Voice In IMF Than America And Japan China has been rising in the global economy, but not in the ranks of global organizations like IMF, still dominated by US and Japan.   AMD Is Top Internet Fund Manager’s Top Pick For 2019 AMD was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 for 2018 with an almost 69% gain. Tony Mitchell first bought AMD in October 2014 at $3.45. At today’s price of $20.77, Tony has made a lot of money for…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Monday, January 21, 2019

Sydney opening news digest Uncovering The Mystery Of Your Sluggish Paycheck Noncompetes scare workers into inaction – not looking for a higher wage as well as turning down better job opportunities at competitors and not asking their boss for a counter offer when they are offered a higher wage.   Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019 PwC’s annual CEO survey, released today, saw an increase of 436 percent of CEOs who expect global economic growth to ‘decline’. Twenty-nine percent of CEOs expect a decline in the…

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