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Index in Focus: China A50

If China continues to re-open its economy, slowly but surely, then the China A50 may continue to move higher as the economy begins to expand once again.

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Technical Tuesday: S&P at key battle ground

In this week’s shortened edition, we are discussing the Fed policy and getting technical on the S&P 500.

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USD/JPY: Dollar likely to rebound again

USD/JPY is one of the more interesting pairs to watch in this data-light session, as it tests a key support level.

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Yesterday 01:00 PM

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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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RBA hike rates by 25bp, more hikes to follow

The RBA used the last meeting of the year to hike interest rates by another 25bp – its eighth hike in as many meetings.

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Currency Pair of the Week: AUD/CAD

With both the RBA and the BoC meetings this week to discuss interest rate policy, AUD/CAD could be volatile.

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December 5, 2022 05:03 PM
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Gold falls victim to strong US data

Factory orders and ISM services PMI both beat expectations

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S&P at key level as investors look ahead to Fed

The key question is what kind of a message will the Fed deliver at its highly anticipated rate decision next week.

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December 5, 2022 01:31 PM
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The consensus is for the RBA to hike by 25bp tomorrow

Whilst the potential for a pause cannot be ignored, I suspect the RBA are more likely to hike rates by 25bp tomorrow as they do not meet again until February.

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December 5, 2022 01:32 AM
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Week Ahead: OPEC+, RBA, BOC, and China CPI

Although this may be a light week for economic data, there are plenty of events taking place that could cause the markets to be volatile.

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December 2, 2022 09:16 PM
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Non-farm Payrolls stronger than expected. Does that change the Fed’s plan?

Chances are that Powell and gang stick to the plan and only hike 50bps. However, that’s not to say that they can’t increase rates later if they deem it necessary.

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December 2, 2022 04:04 PM
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Forex Friday: USD/JPY, EUR/USD, GOLD and YIELDS

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar, gold, yen and euro, and look forward to the week ahead.

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Two trades to watch: USD/CAD, GBP/USD

USD/CAD looks to US & Canadian jobs data. GBP/USD rally continues ahead of the NFP.

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December 2, 2022 08:59 AM
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European Open: Currency markets pause for NFP, Equities pull back

Today’s NFP report is the main event for traders, and the consensus forecasts is for headline job growth to soften to 200k (261k previously), and the unemployment rate remain at 3.7%.

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December 2, 2022 05:35 AM
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US Core PCE lower in September; USD continues lower

If Core PCE continues to fall over the coming months, the Fed may end up hiking rates less than it expects, or even cutting rates before the end of next year.

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December 1, 2022 05:11 PM
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GBP/USD retraces 50pc of decline…

…time for a reality check?

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December 1, 2022 05:00 PM
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US open: Stocks rise and USD drops as core PCE cools

US stocks are rising, building on yesterday's strong gains after core PCE eased to 5% YoY, down from 5.2%.

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December 1, 2022 01:55 PM

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S&P digesting market’s (over)reaction to Powell speech

Perhaps the markets were not expecting the Fed Chair to explicitly imply that the FOMC will indeed hike by 50bps in December

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December 1, 2022 11:47 AM

Two trades to watch: DAX, USD/JPY

DAX rallies post-Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech. USD/JPY falls to a 3-month low ahead of core-PCE.

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December 1, 2022 08:24 AM
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European Open: Flash PMIs and US inflation on tap

The US dollar has continued lower overnight following Powell’s dovish comments, with US inflation data having the potential to extend or reverse some of its move.

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December 1, 2022 06:59 AM
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OK Fed followers: When is a pivot, not a pivot?

Jerome Powell hit the wires and effectively confirmed that the Fed will slow their pace of tightening, reigniting the argument over what a ‘pivot’ is.

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December 1, 2022 03:32 AM
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November 30, 2022 09:01 PM
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USD/CAD holds between key levels ahead of Powell speech

Which direction will the Loonie break?

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November 30, 2022 05:22 PM