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A Crisis vs. THE Crisis: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

A Crisis vs. THE Crisis: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Today I want to talk about crises. Two of the most notable ones that have been in the public eye over the course of the past 6-8 months are obviously the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. The two are very different, yet both seemed to cause rallies in the gold market.I say “seemed” because, while […]

Endangered mussel surfs Japanese tsunami debris to B.C.

Endangered mussel surfs Japanese tsunami debris to B.C.

A sea creature at risk of going extinct in Asia is proving to be a survivor, but after an arduous ocean journey it’s not welcome to find safe haven in British Columbia. A non-indigenous mussel that likely hitchhiked its way across the Pacific ocean has been discovered on suspected tsunami debris from Japan’s 2011 earthquake. […]

An Uncommon Risk-On Set-Up with Ichimoku

An Uncommon Risk-On Set-Up with Ichimoku

Talking Points:The Risk-On News Out of Japan The Risk-On Effects of CHF Key Levels on AUDCHF On Tuesday, April 15th, many traders who focus on Japan heard something they wanted to here. On the surface it sounds bad for the outlook of Japan but it was enough to encourage traders around the world to look […]

Australian Dollar, Japanese Yen Face Event Risk on Economic Calendar

Australian Dollar, Japanese Yen Face Event Risk on Economic Calendar

AUD heaviness to extend – RBS

AUD heaviness to extend – RBS

FXStreet (Bali) – Greg Gibbs, FX Trading Strategist at RBS, shares his thoughts on the market, anticipating that the Australian Dollar will stay heavy.Key Quotes“The USD starts this week on an unusually firmer footing. The more frequent pattern is weakness as investors appear to return to carry trades after taking some profit into an always […]

Hollowing Out

Hollowing Out

Of the past few decades, the manufacturing sectors of some of the world’s leading economies have contracted significantly. After peaking in 1979 at more than 19 million (L2, p. 2), the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs shrank to roughly 12 million in 2013 (L4, p. 28). Other advanced economies have experienced a similar trend. In […]

Abenomics

Abenomics

After serving as prime minister briefly from 2006 to 2007, Shinzō Abe began a second term in December 2012. Soon after resuming office, he launched an ambitious plan to bolster Japan’s economy, which had been struggling with deflation and a lack of growth for nearly two decades.Abe’s program consists of three “arrows.” The first consists […]

USD/JPY is drifting lower; 102.30 is in sight

USD/JPY is drifting lower; 102.30 is in sight

FXStreet (Moscow) – USD/JPY retraced from intraday high of 102.57 to current levels of 102.37No news is good newsPositive US weekly jobless claims coupled with better than expected Philly FED survey encouraged investors on Thursday. and triggered mild USD buying into the end of the day. USD/JPY closed on the upper side of the day’s […]

Forex: Seasonal Forces May Overshadow German PPI, US Claims Data

Forex: Seasonal Forces May Overshadow German PPI, US Claims Data

Talking Points:Japanese Yen Outperformed on Nikkei 225 Drop, Kuroda Comments in Asia US Dollar, Euro Look for Cues in German PPI and US Jobless Claims Data Protective Profit-Taking May Drive Volatility in Pre-Holiday Trading Hours The Japanese Yen outperformed in overnight trade as the Nikkei 225 benchmark stock index declined, boosting demand for the safe-haven […]

USD/JPY rallies on declining yen safety demand

USD/JPY rallies on declining yen safety demand

FXStreet (London) – USD/JPY has rallied through the session so far after data released overnight indicated that the Chinese economy slowed less than consensus expectations in the first quarter. The slower than expected deceleration in Chinese growth damped demand for yen safety.Official Chinese GDP data released overnight showed that growth had fallen to an 18-month […]

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