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    Daily Economic Calendar, December 13, 2017

    Thursday is absolutely packed with high-impact news releases, so let’s find out more. Among other things, it’s the Preliminary December PMI day, with French data up first at 8 AM. Both the manufacturing and services PMIs grew more than anticipated in November and now show a very strong and sustained

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  • FED

    No Major Surprises from the Fed: Hikes Rates While Inflation Remains Below Target

    The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate 25 basis points as widely expected on Wednesday. This led to a surprise rally in gold and an unexpected drop in U.S. Treasury yields. However, equity markets rallied on the news.The U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its target range to 1.25 percent to 1.50

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  • Euro Dollar

    Market Snapshot – Markets Await the Central Banks

    Busy Day AheadIt is going to be an important day for the dollar today as there are a host of events and data that are lined up for release today. This includes the FOMC rate announcement and statement, where the market expects the Fed to hike rates and also provide

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    Trump & Fed Will Deliver One-Two Punch

    Inflation data will come via the Consumer Price Index, and the Federal Reserve is expected to raise its interest rate later today.U.S Risk Events Dominate Trading Landscape, Trump Speaking TodayU.S data and risk events will dominate the trading landscape. The Federal Reserve gets top billing with it interest rate announcement

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    Stronger than Expected Eurozone Industrial Production Fails to Buoy European Equities

    European stock markets are mostly down, after a largely positive session in Asia. Japan underperformed as the yen strengthened amid a wider dip in the dollar, amid fresh concerns about Trump’s legislative agenda following the Democrats’ victory in Alabama and this also weighed on European markets, leaving the DAX down

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    Global Stocks Mixed as Investors Await Federal Reserve Meeting

    The U.S Dollar has been firm in trading the past day. Australian Consumer Confidence has improved. Politics in the U.K have arisen again regarding the Brexit.Busy Day Awaits U.S Investors, Fed Outlook a Key TodayIt will be a very busy day for U.S investors. The Democratic Party scored a surprise

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    Trump Suffers a Setback, Oil Gains and GBP Stumbles

    President Trump suffered a major setback as the once strictly Republican state of Alabama has, for the first time in 25 years, elected a Democrat to the US Senate. Democrat Doug Jones staged a stunning come-from-behind win against GOP Roy Moore in, what many believe, will trigger a political earthquake

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  • Forex Symbols

    Market Snapshot – Equity Markets Await the Fed, Litecoin Surges 45%

    European Stock Markets SoftThe German ZEW economic sentiment data was released and it came it softer than expected. This led to some weakness in the DAX index which dominated the rest of the European stock markets which continued to see some subdued trading. These stock markets are under the pressure

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    Soft German ZEW Weighs on DAX Capping the Upside for European Equities

    European stock markets are higher on Tuesday, but have had difficulty gaining traction as weak German sentiment weighed on the DAX. European yields are moving higher, led by Gilts, after stronger than expected inflation data and as the FTSE 100 moved higher. The unexpected jump in U.K. CPI added to

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    Equities Turning Cautious as Fed Approaches, Gold Under Pressure

    U.S stock markets gained on Monday, but early trading in Asia today has become cautious as central bank pronouncements from the Fed, ECB, and BoE approach. Important inflation data will come from the States and U.K today. The U.S will see the Producer Price Index.Dow Jones Industrials Up 4 Percent

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    Lackluster Markets Await Central Banks

    With the markets “pricing-in” a hike of 0.25%, we are likely to see a degree of USD volatility as positions are squared and new positions opened. The focus will be on the outlook for next year and beyond, with the markets debating the impact of coming policy normalization on global

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  • Forex Trading Signals - October 06, 2017

    Market Snapshot – Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading as Central Banks Loom Ahead

    Bitcoin Futures Begin TradingWith the lack of major news today, bitcoin futures took center stage as the CBOE began trading on them as of today. The prices had fallen towards the $13,000 region over the weekend but once the futures trading began, the prices began to recover and now trade

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    Early Gains for Global Equities, Bitcoin Futures Surge 15% in First Day of Trading

    Washington politics will stay in focus as politicians try to agree to a tax reform package. The Federal Reserve is expected to increase their interest rate on Wednesday. Tomorrow Consumer Price Index data will come from Britain. Asian markets have gained today via stocks.Wall Street Expected to Open with Gains,

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  • U.S. Dollar

    Central Banks Take Center Stage this Week

    European shares were mixed on Monday following gains across Asia and the record high the S&P 500 clocked on Friday. Despite the firming equity markets, European yields are down. The Gilt yield has dropped by 2.6 basis points, to 1.251%, pulling back after soaring higher on Friday following news that

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    Global Stocks Firm with Positive Sentiment

    Producer Price Index data will come from the U.S tomorrow. The Dow Jones Industrials begins trading today with active buyers and near record highs.Dow Jones Industrials Producing Buyers, Producer Price Index TomorrowWhile the Average Hourly Earnings statistics missed their estimate on Friday, Wall Street continued to produce buying action. The

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    The Week Ahead – Central Bank Meetings Dominate the Week

    Wednesday, December 13th at 19:00 GMT will see the US Federal Reserve released its quarterly economic projections and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) release its statement. The markets have been focusing on the FOMC December meeting and the forecast hike in interest rates by 0.25%. The Fedwatch tool is projecting

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    Daily Economic Calendar, December 11, 2017

    Let’s see which news releases could move the currency markets on Monday, the 11th of December. This is the Economic Calendar. Japanese Preliminary Machine Tool Orders for November are up first at 6 AM. Orders picked up speed in October, posting the strongest annual growth in 7 years. US JOLTS

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  • U.S. Interest Rates

    Strong U.S. Payrolls Support Rate Hike, but Sluggish Wages Remain a Concern

    The U.S. Dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after government data showed the economy created more jobs than expected in November. While the rally was mostly driven by the headline number, gains were limited by average hourly earnings data that analysts said were disappointing.March U.S. Dollar

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  • Market Snapshot – NFP Comes in Stronger Than Expected

    Dollar Strengthens on Strong NFPThe dollar went from strength to strength as the NFP data came in stronger than expected. This has all but confirmed the rate hike in December and also improves the prospect of further rate hikes from the Fed in the coming months. This has helped the

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  • Monday Support and Resistance Levels – December 04, 2017

    U.S. Payrolls Were Stronger than Expected, Buoying the Dollar

    U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased 228k in November after climbing 244k in October, compared to the 195K expected, which was revised from 261k following a 38K gain September gain which was the results of U.S. hurricanes. The unemployment rate held at 4.1%. The labor force bounced 148k versus -765k in October,

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