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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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An Anniversary Of History Being Made

The anniversary of fracking passed last week and did not get nearly enough attention in the press. The geopolitical implications, environmental implications, and yes, market and economic implications, of the event are all nearly impossible to exaggerate.


New Zealand Dollar Falters as RBNZ Leaves Rate Unchanged at 1.75%

The information needed to spur a broad decline in the New Zealand Dollar may have been delivered after the central bank said rates would remain


RBNZ Press Conference: rate outlook “balanced”

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) Governor, Adrian Orr, is speaking at a press conference following the central bank’s rate statement earlier.


AUD/USD fighting to maintain ground above 0.74

The AUD/USD is trading near Wednesday’s highs, testing near 0.7440 after a mild dump into 0.7400 at the tail-end of Wednesday’s trading.

The Aussie i


Crude Oil WTI Technical Analysis: Worst daily decline since mid-July

Crude oil 15-minute chart

Crude oil 480-minute chart

Spot rate:             66.69

Relative change:  -3.53%     

High:                    69.


AUD/NZD making a run for 1.11 on RBNZ flub

The AUD/NZD pairing is breaking into 1.1080 and continuing to head higher after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) delivered a rate statement that


Market wrap: RBNZ on hold, lowers OCR forecasts, China announced new tariffs – Westpac

In a market wrap, analysts at Westpac have explained that AUD/USD tumbled as China announced new tariffs on US vehicle and energy imports but recovere


RBNZ: Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr – August 9 – full text

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. We expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020, longer than we projected in


NZD/USD has dropped to test the bulls commitments at 0.67 the figure on the RBNZ

NZD/USD made a high of 0.6763 in NY from a low of 0.6722 on Wednesday’s trade while consolidating at 0.6750 going into the RBNZ decision. The Kiwi has


RBNZ sees official cash rate at 1.8% in September 2019 vs. 1.9% prior

Below is the RBNZ’s updated OCR forecast, as reported by Reuters.

Sees official cash rate at 1.8 pct in December 2018 (pvs 1.8 pct).
Sees official


RBNZ leaves interest rate unchanged at 1.75%, says rates to stay expansionary for considerable period

In a widely expected decision, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has left its official cash rate unchanged at 1.75% and said that rates would exp


New Zealand RBNZ Interest Rate Decision meets expectations (1.75%)

New Zealand RBNZ Interest Rate Decision meets expectations (1.75%)


Key US data reviewed – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered a review of the key data from the US session today. 

Key Quotes:

“Initial jobless claims: Initial and continuing claims r


Wall Street ends choppy day little changed

Major equity indexes in the U.S. started the day slightly lower and struggled to make a decisive move in either direction throughout the day as invest


When is the RBNZ and how might it affect NZD/USD?

RBNZ overview

The RBNZ is expected to leave the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75% at its policy meeting today on the hour while markets look for pote


Stocks go nowhere as US-China trade war drags energy lower | Markets Insider

Stocks were mixed Wednesday despite a recent wave of upbeat corporate earnings as a new round of tariffs between the US and China dragged energy companies …


Nektar stock swings to after-hours loss following earnings beat

Nektar Therapeutics NKTR, +2.45% shares swung lower in the extended session Wednesday after the biotech company reported quarterly earnings. Nektar sh


LendingClub stock falls farther after disclosure of new investigation

LendingClub Corp. LC, -10.02% disclosed a Massachusetts investigation into its advertising and disclosure practices Thursday, sending shares down in a


ADT shares fall on unexpected quarterly loss

ADT Inc. ADT, +3.61% shares dropped in the extended session Wednesday after the home and business security company reported an unexpected loss on the


Shares of ELF slump as beauty-products retailer lowers revenue outlook

Shares of ELF Beauty Inc. ELF, +3.18% tanked in Wednesday’s extended session after the beauty-products retailer cut its revenue forecast for 2018. ELF


CenturyLink shares up 4% after company earnings, increased outlook

CenturyLink Inc. CTL, -0.54% shares advanced more than 4% in the extended session Wednesday after the telecommunications company reported earnings abo


SailPoint shares surge on earnings, outlook beat

SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. SAIL, -0.69% shares surged in the extended session Wednesday after the identity governance company’s quarterly re


Jack in the Box shares rally after company earnings top views

Jack in the Box Inc. JACK, +0.14% shares rose nearly 7% in the extended session Wednesday after the fast-food chain reported fiscal third-quarter earn


Extreme Quiet for the S&P 500 Short of Record, Pound and Kiwi Slide

Talking Points: • The S&P 500 is within spitting distance of a record high, yet it’s sporting the lowest activity level since December holidays • Already lon…


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