Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Bob Mason has over 20 years of experience in the Finance Industry having worked in Europe and Asia for global financial institutions before focusing on providing research capabilities for clients in Asia, primarily focused on financial markets including, but not limited to currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and global equity markets.
Contact:bobmason@fxempire.com

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    • stellar xlm

      Stellar’s Lumen Technical Analysis – Resistance Tested Early – 17/08/18

      Key HighlightsStellar’s Lumen gained 0.96% on Thursday, following Wednesday’s 3.53% fall, to end the day at $0.21504.An early slide to an intraday low $0.20967 saw Stellar’s Lumen steer clear of the day’s first major support level at $0.2022.Stellar’s Lumen recovered through the morning to an intraday high $0.22104, falling short

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    • bitcoin eth

      The Bitcoin Bulls are on the Move after Weathering Another Bear Storm

      Bitcoin gained just 0.71% on Thursday, following Wednesday’s 1.11% rise, to end the day at $6,315, the 2nd consecutive day of gains taking Bitcoin into positive territory for the week.A continuation of Wednesday’s late sell-off saw Bitcoin pullback to a start of a day intraday low $6,193.03, Bitcoin managing to

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    • Cryptocurrencies investments

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 17/08/18

      Bitcoin Cash in Search of a BreakoutBitcoin Cash gained 0.92% on Thursday, following 3 consecutive day’s in the red, to end the day at $515.9.An early dip saw Bitcoin Cash fall to an intraday low $502.8, before rallying through the first major resistance level at $532.57 to a late morning

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    • U.S. Dollar

      Inflation Figures and the Loonie in Focus, with an Eye on Trump

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was limited to New Zealand wholesale inflation figures for the 2nd quarter, leaving the markets to consider what lies ahead as China and Canada prepare to return to the negotiating table to discuss trade terms with the U.S,

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    • Cardano’s ADA Technical Analysis – Support Levels in Play – 16/08/18

      Key HighlightsCardano’s ADA gained 0.35% on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s 7.09% sell-off, to end the day at $0.09427.An early morning intraday high $0.10084 saw Cardano’s ADA break through the first major resistance level at $0.0983 before easing back.The lack of a sell-off to sub-$0.09 levels supported a later afternoon break back

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    • bitcoin eth

      The Bitcoin Bulls Eye $6,700 Levels to Take sub-$6,000 Out of Play

      Bitcoin gained 1.11% on Wednesday, reversing Tuesday’s 0.99% loss, to end the day at $6,258.Tuesday’s late in the day upward moves continued into the early hours of Wednesday, with Bitcoin moving through the day’s first major resistance level at $6,341.73 to a morning high $6,483 before easing back.Holding on to

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    • Cryptocurrencies July

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 16/08/18

      Bitcoin Cash SteadyBitcoin Cash fell by just 0.18% on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s 3.92% fall, to end the day at $509.2.A choppy day saw Bitcoin Cash hold on to $500 levels through the morning, to support a late afternoon rally, with Bitcoin Cash breaking through the first major resistance level at

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    • dollar

      Dollar Takes an Early Hit as Focus Remains on Turkey and Trade

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning included July trade data out of Japan and July employment numbers out of Australia.For the Japanese Yen, the trade balance contracted from a surplus ¥721bn to a ¥231bn deficit, with the deficit coming in larger than a forecasted

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    • NEO Technical Analysis – On the Rebound – 15/08/18

      Key HighlightsNEO gained 3.51% on Tuesday, partially reversing Monday’s 15.5% slide, to end the day at $16.2.A bearish start to the day saw NEO slide through the first major support level at $14.52 to an intraday low and new swing lo $13.68.Supported by a late in the day broad based

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    • bitcoin btc

      Bitcoin – Recovers from sub-$6,000 Woes, but more Vol to Come

      Bitcoin fell by 0.99% on Tuesday, following on from Monday’s 0.99% fall, to end the day at $6,190.While the day’s loss was a relatively minor one, it was a particularly choppy day, with Bitcoin sliding through the first major support level at $6,071.57 and second major support level at $5,899.23

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    • Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 15/08/18

      Bitcoin Cash Finds SupportBitcoin Cash fell by 3.92% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 7.02% slide, to end the day at $510.4.Monday’s sell-off continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with Bitcoin Cash sliding through the first major support level at $504.23 to an intraday low and new swing lo $471.1, calling

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    • GBP/USD weekly chart, July 16, 2018

      UK Inflation and U.S Retail Sales Put the GBP and USD in Focus

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was on the lighter side, with key stats limited to August consumer sentiment figures and 2nd quarter wage growth numbers out of Australia.For the Aussie Dollar,The Westpac consumer sentiment index fell by 2.3% to 103.6 in August, partially

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    • Asian markets

      How to Trade Forex During the Asian Trading Hours? The Best Pairs and Strategy

      While the Forex market is considered to be a 24-hour market during the working week, the trading sessions continue to be broken down into the Asian, European and North American sessions.More specifically, the respective financial centers tend to be tagged, making the Asian session the Sydney and Tokyo sessions, with

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    • GBP/USD daily chart, August 02, 2018

      Trump and UK Employment Numbers Put the USD and GBP in Focus

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was on the heavier side, with key stats including July business confidence figures out of Australia, July fixed asset investment, industrial production and retail sales figures out of China, with finalized June industrial production figures out of Japan

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    • DASH Technical Analysis – DASH Tanks – 14/08/18

      Key HighlightsDASH tumbled by 14.15% on Monday, reversing Sunday’s 2.35% gain with venom, to end the day at $143.989.An early move to an intraday high $170 saw DASH come within reach of the day’s first major resistance level at $170.96 before being hit by a broad based sell-off.DASH tumbled through

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    • bitcoin btc

      Bitcoin – Bulls Give Up $6,000 as the Market Tumbles

      Bitcoin fell by 1.11% on Monday, reversing most of Sunday’s 1.24% gain, to end the day at $6,243.9, the loss on the day particularly mild relative to the other crypto majors.Following a range bound start to the day, a broad based market rally saw Bitcoin break through the day’s first

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    • Cryptocurrencies in May – Month in Review

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 14/08/18

      Bitcoin Cash Hits ReverseBitcoin Cash slumped by 7.02% on Monday, more than reversing Sunday’s 1.21% gain, to end the day at $530.9, the day’s losses marking the 11th day in the red for the current month.A positive start to the day saw Bitcoin Cash move through to a late morning

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    • Monero Technical Analysis – Looking for Early Support – 13/08/18

      Key HighlightsMonero’s XMR fell by 0.15% on Sunday, following Saturday’s 1.54% gain, to end the day at $92.91.A start of a day dip to an intraday low $91.41 saw Monero’s XMR steer well clear of the first major support level at $87.1, with Monero’s XMR managing to hold above $93

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    • btc turkey

      Bitcoin – Dominance Begins to Rise as Others Falter

      Bitcoin gained 1.24% on Sunday, following on from Saturday’s trend bucking 1.5% rise, to end the week down 10.2% at $6,310.1.A late Saturday reversal continued into the early hours of Sunday morning, with Bitcoin pulling back to a start of a day intraday low $6,162 before recovering to $6,300 levels,

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    • Cryptocurrencies in May – Month in Review

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 13/08/18

      Bitcoin Cash On the Up, For NowBitcoin Cash gained 1.21% on Sunday, reversing Saturday’s 1.07% fall, to end the day at $571, the moves through the week leaving Bitcoin Cash down 19.5% Monday through Sunday and a 3rd consecutive sub-$600 level end of day.A relatively choppy start to the day

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