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Week Ahead: US Core PCE and Jackson Hole Symposium to dominate headlines

Could the US Dollar finally settle down this week? Perhaps. But it might only be until Friday when Fed Chairman Powell speaks at the Jackson Hole Symposium.

2022 Conservative Party leadership election: What’s at stake for the FTSE?

A surprise victory by Sunak could see stocks fall initially as hopes of an immediate dose of fiscal stimulus fade.

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How to use the golden cross and death cross indicators in trading

The golden cross and death cross are two chart patterns that use simple moving averages to indicate when the price of an asset is entering a bull or bear market. Learn how to spot both when using technical analysis.

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Better than expected Retail Sales can’t save the Pound

The July UK sales data was much better than expected. However, with the worse inflation data and employment data this week, combined with a strong US Dollar, couldn’t hold up GBP/USD and the pair may be headed for its lowest level since July 14th!

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European Open: The DAX is on track for its first bearish week in five

With a potential swing high already in place, today we’re looking for a break of an intraday trendline.

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Australian FY22 earnings preview - Woolworths

Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW) is an Australian retail group operating primarily in the supermarket and grocery sector. Woolworths and Coles form a near-duopoly of Australian supermarkets, accounting for just over 60% of the Australian market. It reports its full-year numbers on Thursday, the 25th of August.

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Japan’s inflation hits a 7.5 year high – but will the BOJ act?

Inflation continues to rise in Japan, albeit at a much slower pace than its peers. But we don’t expect a rate hike any time soon.

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US housing data slows, but the Fed is still ready to hike!

Will DXY continue to move up towards the July 14th highs at 106.31? If the Fed insists on continuing to hike rates, it may well be on its way.

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August 18, 2022 08:39 PM
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Norges Bank hikes 50bps; more to come?

If inflation continues to increase in Norway, expect that the Norges Bank will continue to hike rates!

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August 18, 2022 05:19 PM

Walmart vs Target: Is the outlook improving for US retail stocks?

Walmart and Target both struggled in the second quarter, but have they come through the worst of what 2022 has to offer?

2022 Conservative Party leadership election: What’s at stake for the GBP?

Truss is arguing for looser fiscal policy and tighter monetary policy, a policy stance that has historically supported strength in the underlying currency

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Reddit stocks: what meme stocks are trending?

Reddit has become a hub for social-media driven traders and investors that have proven their ability to move the markets, injecting huge volatility into stocks like GameStop and AMC. But what stocks are grabbing attention on Reddit today?

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Australian FY22 earnings preview QANTAS

Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) is the flag carrier of Australia and the third oldest airline in the world. It reports its full-year numbers on Thursday, August 25th.

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European Open: Gold bears eye $1750, USD/JPY bulls eye 136

The US dollar has perked up following yesterday’s FOMC minutes, and that has placed gold and USD/JPY onto our radars in anticipation of continued dollar strength.

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AU July Jobs Report - A messy mix fails to cloud labour market strength

The Australian jobs report for July has provided a messy mix. The unemployment rate fell to a 48-year low of 3.4%, despite the economy shedding 40,900 jobs, snapping a run of eight consecutive months of gains.

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August 18, 2022 04:29 AM
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Three trades to watch (USD/CNH, Nikkei 225, China A50)

USD/CNH enjoyed its best day since the pandemic yesterday following China’s weak data, as Beijing seemingly to want to allow their currency to slide to help support the economy.

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Copper and USD/CHF have a high negative correlation!

As long as the correlation holds, traders who don’t have access to trade copper can use USD/CHF as a proxy.

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2022 Conservative Party leadership election: Who will be the UK’s next PM?

Liz Truss appears to be the clear favorite over Rishi Sunak in early polling...

Retail Sales data mixed ; USD/JPY continues higher

The July headline Retail Sales print was slightly weaker; however, the core print was stronger. Due to the mixed data, USD/JPY continued its overnight path higher as price broke out of a descending wedge.

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August 17, 2022 04:18 PM
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XPeng Q2 preview: Where next for XPEV stock?

XPeng has struggled to grow output in 2022 but markets believe deliveries will accelerate in the second half of the year.

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FTSE drops as super-hot inflation sends UK yields higher

Investors fear more aggressive hikes will be on the way after CPI topped 10%

What is a meme stock and why are they popular?

Interest in meme stocks has been revived in 2022, but what are they and how do you trade them?