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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest Will the Real Manufacturing PMI Please Stand Up? As of November, the manufacturing PMI has now been below the key 50.0 threshold for four straight months, making this the 11th longest-running period of month-over-month contraction of the past 40 years.   US Dollar Outlook Fixated on Trade, Jobs Report & Fed Decision US Dollar outlook turns to upcoming economic data like consumer sentiment and nonfarm payrolls ahead of next week’s FOMC rate decision – USD implied volatility & trading ranges.   Australian Dollar Forecast: AUD/USD, AUD/JPY…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sydney opening news digest Bitcoin’s Surge This Morning Shows Market’s Vulnerability Bitcoin prices rallied this morning, spiking during a time of modest volumes. Following this movement, the cryptocurrency went right back to range-bound trading. When will bitcoin break out of its current range?   Champagne, LVMH, Gruyère: Here’s What Could Be Hit By U.S. Tariffs On France French imports like cheese and makeup would become more expensive.   ‘Made In China’ Tariffs Rising December 15 Might Be Bankable The market has no real idea as to whether or not President…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, December 4, 2019

New York opening news digest How Much Does Alcoholic Beverages Giant Diageo Spend On Marketing Activities Each Year? Diageo (NYSE: DEO) expenses are largely driven by cost of sales, which account for about 50% of the company’s total expenses. Over recent years, Diageo’s total expenses have been rising, whereas, revenues have seen some volatility. This has led to a rise in total expenses as % of revenue…   EUR/GBP Slumps – Markets Price In a Conservative Majority EUR/GBP is within a whisker of setting a new nine-month low and looks…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, December 4, 2019

London opening news digest Crude Oil Prices Up Despite New Trade Woes, Stock Data Eyed Crude oil prices were well supported by a surprise US inventory build and expectations of longer, deeper production cuts, despite generally weaker risk appetite.   Gold Price Eyes November High with US on Track to Raise China Tariffs The price of gold appears to be on track to test the November high ($1516) as the Trump administration plans to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods.   USD/JPY slips to near 2-week lows, below mid-108.00s The…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest FOMO, Momentum, The Fed, But No Fundamentals While there were some positives in recently released economic data, most major economic indicators continue to show business contraction.   AUD/USD and NZD/USD Outlook Bearish on Positioning Signals The US Dollar may regain its strength against the Australian and New Zealand Dollars. Trader positioning signals warn that AUD/USD and NZD/USD could soon begin turning lower.   Crude Oil Price and NOK Outlook Bearish on OPEC, Trade Wars Crude oil prices may suffer with the Swedish Krona and petroleum-linked Norwegian…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest Bitcoin Trades Range-Bound As Investors Wait And See Bitcoin prices have been suffering from malaise lately, experiencing little volatility. When will the cryptocurrency break out of its current range?   Economic Protests Are Spreading Across The Globe. Here’s Where And Why. What begins as protests over inequality can evolve into cultural upheaval.   Dow Jones, S&P 500 Plummet as VIX Explodes on Trade War Worries The Dow Jones and S&P 500 sank on Monday and Tuesday following an explosion in the VIX on the back of…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sydney opening news digest A Few Timeless Nuggets Of Wisdom For Individual Investors Timeless advice for retail investors The stock market is trading near all time high.   Does The Deflationary Dream Bail Us Out? Maybe. Lemme take you back to 1986 when the Big Board was delivering zippy 30 and 40-point up and down days. Spot prices for oil had collapsed to a sawbuck per barrel and year-over-year had snuffed out any inflation left in the system.   Soft Brexit On Track; Tory Win Likely Though Election Uncertainty Remains…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New York opening news digest Strong Q3 Results, On Track Arris Integration Driving Rally In CommScope’s Stock CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), a provider of infrastructure solutions for communication and entertainment networks, has seen it stock price rally by 24% over the last month. The rally was primarily driven by stronger-than-expected Q3 results which were reported on November 7…   Making Sense Of The 40% Jump In Centene’s Stock Since Early October Centene Corporation is a full-line managed services company which services both government sponsored and private insurance health care programs. It’s…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, December 3, 2019

London opening news digest Small-Cap Fund Offers Way To Invest Amid Trade War If you thinking of diversifying your portfolio with some foreign stocks that aren’t being affected by the U.S.-China trade war, the Harding Loevner International Small Companies Portfolio (HLMSX) is a good choice.   Gold Prices Near Highs as New US Tariff Threat Sinks Risk Appetite Gold and other haven assets were back in demand as Donald Trump unexpectedly announced new tariffs on industrial metals from Argentina and Brazil   Oil Price Outlook Hinges on How OPEC+ Alliance…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest Aluminum Surplus Worsens, Signalling A Price Fall And Plant Closures In The New Year Invisible aluminum sounds like something from science fiction but in private stockpiles around the world there is a lot of metal which isn’t being officially counted, though that will change in February when the could crash.   Wall Street Is Ignoring This ‘Forgotten Victim’ Of Trump’s Trade War “To this point, it looks like the U.S. consumer has been largely spared, although the proposed next round of tariffs would land much more…

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