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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest Dear China, Get Ready For 25% Tariffs Why would Trump bring two more China hawks to the negotiating table, especially if they are anti-Trump Democrats?   2 CEOs Who Have Not Earned My Trust Since I published Nvidia’s CEO Has Earned My Trust, readers have asked me for some examples of CEOs who have not earned my trust. There are two I can think of, Ynon Kreiz, CEO of Mattel, and Brian Krzanich, former CEO of Intel.   NZD/USD: RBNZ and trade optimism justify 0.6860 The…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sydney opening news digest 4 Startling Insights Into Elizabeth Holmes From Psychiatrist Who’s Known Her Since Childhood Daughter of an Enron executive Elizabeth Holmes was pushed hard by a striving mother, according to a psychiatrist and inventor who has known her since childhood   China’s Top Problem Isn’t The Trade War Japan is counting three lost decades after the home bubble burst. China could count many more, once its own home bubble bursts.   One Fact The Market Bears Don’t Mention Even though the stock market continues to climb it…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Friday, February 15, 2019

New York opening news digest The Plane That Never Should Have Been Built: The A380 Was Designed For Marketplace Failure Whatever you choose to blame it on – and there are plenty of options to pick from – the A380 superjumbo airplane that Airbus said on Thursday it will stop making amounts to a giant “I told you so” moment. Only the “I” in that phrase does not refer to any one person; far from it.   Technical Analysis Tips from Wall Street pro Helene Meisler | Podcast Learn technical…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Friday, February 15, 2019

London opening news digest Most Asian Stocks Weaker On US Retail Shock, Trade Talks In Focus Asia Pacific stock markets struggled with worries about both the US and Chinese economies as trade negotiations between the two continued in Beijing.   Mnuchin and Lighthizer to meet with Xi Jinping later this afternoon – NYT Report According to a New York Times report, citing an American government official on the matter, high-level talks between the US and Chinese officials ende   UK MP Steve Baker: Govt will collapse if it relies on…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Friday, February 15, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest Apple’s Big Strategic Mistake In China Apple shouldn’t take Chinese customers for granted.   Crude Oil Prices at Risk, US Consumer Confidence Data Due Crude oil prices may turn lower as worries about slowing global growth weigh on cycle-sensitive assets but US consumer confidence data may offer a lifeline.   EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Gains Resume as Losses May Be Limited EUR/GBP continues its slow ascent that was initiated by a bullish reversal pattern. Immediate support has been reinforced, potentially limiting the scope for near-term losses.  …

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tokyo opening news digest Hershey Offers Investors Certainty In An Uncertain Time Hershey offers equity investors an attractive risk/reward balance for the present environment.   Nvidia Stock Price May Spur Nasdaq After Earnings Beat A few weeks after chip-maker Nvidia lowered guidance for the quarter, the company delivered robust results which spurred a serious climb in share price.   South Korea Current Account Balance fell from previous 5.06B to 4.82B in January South Korea Current Account Balance fell from previous 5.06B to 4.82B in January   New Zealand Visitor Arrivals…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sydney opening news digest Will The New Management Push Restaurant Brands’ Growth Further? Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) reported its 4th quarter and full year results on February 12, 2019 before the market opened. As per the numbers in the early release, comparable sales are up 0.6% in Tim Hortons, 2% in Burger King, and 1.6% in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for the Fiscal …   Central Banks Renew Their Vows To The Market Markets are getting nothing but love from central bankers. But will love be enough to placate skittish…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, February 14, 2019

New York opening news digest Key Charts to Watch: Default Buying in USD Following its largest winning streak in over 2yrs the USD continues to remain king. After hitting fresh YTD highs, focus is now on 97.70 (2018 highs).   Eurozone GDP Growth Slows, Euro Still Under Downward Pressure Eurozone GDP data for the final quarter of last year confirmed the weakness of the bloc’s economy in late 2018 and that a recovery in   Brexit News: Sterling (GBP) Eyes Latest House of Commons Clash UK PM May will go…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, February 14, 2019

London opening news digest Asia Stocks Mixed, Dismal European Data May Sour Sentiment Asia Pacific stocks traded mixed despite an upbeat China trade report and news the US may push back tariffs on the nation. Ahead, dismal European   Germany: Economy managed to avoid technical recession – ING Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING, notes that the German economy has just narrowly escaped a technical recession, according to the first officia   Switzerland Producer and Import Prices (MoM) down to -0.7% in January from previous -0.6% Switzerland Producer and Import…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, February 14, 2019

Frankfurt opening news digest Gold Prices Menace Chart Support as Focus Turns to US Retail Sales Gold prices continue to pressure chart support guiding the uptrend from November as investors eye US retail sales data. Crude oil prices’ resilience may be   NZDUSD – Select a Pair With Both a Strong and Weak Currency Everything has a value that is determined on a relative basis, but that comparison is more overt in the FX market   Australian Dollar Ticks Up On China Trade Data, Talks In Focus The Australian Dollar…

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