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European Open: EUR/USD grinds higher ahead of EU GDP and US retail sales

EUR/USD is a pair to watch today, given the line-up of GDP and employment for Europe, retail sales for the US and Jerome Powell speaking.

Today 02:52 PM
    • Forex
    • Commodities
    • Indices
    • Equities
    • FTSE
    • Trade Ideas
    • EUR USD

    Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

    FTSE falls after disappointing Chinese data. EUR/USD falls ahead of Eurozone economic forecasts.

    Yesterday 05:19 PM
      • Trade Ideas
      • EUR USD
      • FTSE

      European Open: Reality check for risk as China data misses

      Data from China clearly pointed the wrong way and knocked sentiment, but news that Shanghai is aiming to reopen threw in a degree of support.

      Yesterday 02:51 PM
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        European Open: Eyes on the euro and a potential 19-year low

        EUR/USD came very close to breaking the 2017 yesterday, which would have taken it to its lowest level since December 2019.

        May 13, 2022 03:07 PM
          • Forex
          • Commodities
          • Indices
          • FTSE
          • Trade Ideas
          • EUR USD

          Asian Open: Jerome Powell reconfirmed, Russia threatens Finland

          More of the same with the Fed as Jerome Powell is confirmed for a second term. The yen rallied on geopolitical concerns as Russia threatened Finland over joining NATO.

          May 13, 2022 09:05 AM
            • Forex
            • Indices
            • FTSE
            • Trade Ideas
            • GBP/JPY
            • ASX

            Things go from bad to worse for risk

            There’s no respite as investors continue dumping stocks and other risk assets

            May 12, 2022 06:35 PM
              • FTSE
              • Wall Street
              • RIsk

              European Open: WTI rebounds above $100, UK GDP up next

              Energy markets were supported by the rise in geopolitical tensions between Russia and Europe, which helped WTI print a firm close above $100.

              May 12, 2022 03:07 PM
                • Forex
                • Commodities
                • Indices
                • FTSE
                • Trade Ideas
                • WTI

                European Open: Bruised equity bulls look to US CPI for a reprieve

                Given US indices are holding support levels after the latest selloff, a soft inflation print could be the catalyst to lift equities from their lows.

                May 11, 2022 03:06 PM
                  • Forex
                  • Indices
                  • Trade Ideas
                  • FTSE
                  • CPI
                  • AUD JPY

                  European Open: The euro perks up ahead of German ZEW report

                  Whilst EUR/USD remains within a 150-pip range, momentum has turned higher form the midway point and hints at a run for 1.0600.

                  May 10, 2022 03:49 PM
                    • Forex
                    • Indices
                    • FTSE
                    • Trade Ideas
                    • EUR
                    • ZEW

                    Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

                    FTSE falls on deteriorating market mood, China concerns. EUR/USD falls in risk off trade, USD strengthens.

                    May 9, 2022 05:19 PM
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                      • Forex
                      • Indices
                      • EUR USD
                      • FTSE

                      European Open: GBP trades around its 23-month low ahead of NFP

                      The US dollar is on track for its fifth bullish week, which hasn’t boded well for GBP which clings on to its 23-month low ahead of today’s NFP report.

                      May 6, 2022 03:19 PM
                        • Forex
                        • FTSE
                        • Trade Ideas
                        • GBP
                        • NFP

                        European Open: USD/JPY hugs 130 like an old friend it's about to leave

                        USD/JPY has been trading in a 20-pip range around 130 over the past 12 or so hours - a level we don’t expect to see it anywhere near this time tomorrow.

                        May 4, 2022 03:07 PM
                          • Forex
                          • Commodities
                          • Indices
                          • Equities
                          • FTSE
                          • Trade Ideas
                          • USD/JPY
                          • FOMC

                          Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

                          FTSE rises with BP, HSBC in focus. EURUSD falls ahead of ECB's Lagarde & Eurozone PPI data.

                          May 3, 2022 05:21 PM
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                            • FTSE
                            • EUR USD
                            • Forex
                            • Indices

                            European Open: NATO are in a tight spot as Russia cuts Poland’s gas supply

                            Data confirmed overnight that Russia has indeed cut the gas supply to Poland following its threat to do so yesterday.

                            April 27, 2022 04:07 PM
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                              • Commodities
                              • Indices
                              • Equities
                              • FTSE
                              • Trade Ideas

                              European Open: Futures point higher but sentiment remains fragile

                              Whilst equity markets traded higher overnight, volatility lacked the conviction we’d like to see to gain confidence an important low had been seen.

                              April 26, 2022 02:58 PM
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                                • Commodities
                                • Indices
                                • Equities
                                • FTSE
                                • Trade Ideas
                                • Dax

                                European Open: GBP/NZD breaks out as commodity FX weakens

                                Hawkish comments from BOE, ECB and the Fed yesterday left nowhere for commodity FX to hide and send AUD and NZD pairs lower.

                                April 22, 2022 03:29 PM
                                  • GBP NZD
                                  • FTSE
                                  • Trade

                                  European Open: DAX holds above 14k, Canadian CPI in focus

                                  With US indices having potentially printed a wing low, we’re now looking for DAX to follow suit today. Elsewhere, Canadian inflation is in focus for BOC watchers.

                                  April 20, 2022 03:55 PM
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                                    European Open: Traders return to their desks, FTSE breaks consolidation

                                    Several major exchanges open for the first time after the 4-day Easter break, and we’ll see if the FTSE can extend Thursday’s run after it broke out of consolidation.

                                    April 19, 2022 03:47 PM
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                                      • Commodities
                                      • Indices
                                      • Equities
                                      • FTSE
                                      • Trade Ideas

                                      European Open: Singapore’s CB tightens policy, ECB unlikely to follow suit

                                      The Singapore dollar made the baulk of currency moves overnight as the MAS tightened policy. We don’t expect the same level of excitement from the ECB.

                                      April 14, 2022 02:25 PM
                                        • Forex
                                        • Commodities
                                        • Indices
                                        • Equities
                                        • FTSE
                                        • Trade Ideas
                                        • EUR/CAD
                                        • ECB

                                        European Open: RBNZ down, BOC (and UK inflation) up next

                                        We’ve had one 50 bps hike already today from the RBNZ, and now we get to find out of the BOC will follow suit. But first up is UK inflation data.

                                        April 13, 2022 03:46 PM
                                          • Forex
                                          • FTSE
                                          • Trade Ideas
                                          • EUR/CAD
                                          • BOC

                                          European Open: USD/JPY eyes a near 20-year high ahead of US inflation

                                          USD/JPY's epic rally has stalled just beneath the 2015 high, a break above which would see the pair trade at its highest level since June 2002.

                                          April 12, 2022 01:50 PM
                                            • Forex
                                            • Commodities
                                            • Indices
                                            • Equities
                                            • FTSE
                                            • Trade Ideas
                                            • USD/JPY

                                            European Open: FTSE aims for a 5th bullish week, USD/CAD in focus

                                            It’s a fine line between the FTSE closing the week higher or not. But if it can, it will be the first time the index has rallied for five weeks since November.

                                            April 8, 2022 02:55 PM
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                                              • Commodities
                                              • Indices
                                              • Equities
                                              • FTSE
                                              • Trade Ideas
                                              • USD CAD

                                              European Open: Commodity currencies track futures markets lower

                                              Those who ignored the multiple warnings from Fed officials seem to have taken notice of the highly hawkish FOMC minutes, with markets tracking Wall Street lower overnight.

                                              April 7, 2022 03:25 PM
                                                • Forex
                                                • Commodities
                                                • Indices
                                                • Equities
                                                • FTSE
                                                • Trade Ideas