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FTSE rises but global stocks set to remain undermined

The slightly firmer tone is in an overall bearish macro environment, with focus on Fed, BoE and other central bank meetings this week

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September 21, 2022 01:22 PM

FTSE Reshuffle: Abrdn, Hikma and Howden to exit FTSE 100

Abrdn, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Howden Joinery Group are being relegated from the FTSE 100 and replaced by ConvaTec Group, F&C Investment Trust and Harbour Energy.


3 Trades to watch for today’s US inflation report: (EUR, Gold, Nasdaq)

Today's US inflation report is a key event this week for traders, who are placing bets that it will soften ahead of the report to send equities higher and the US dollar lower.

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Stocks start week positively but optimism could fade

The biggest factor behind these moves is undoubtedly short covering.

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September 12, 2022 12:00 PM
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FTSE 100 stocks: Are UK housebuilders undervalued?

Is it worth having a look at UK housebuilders following the heavy selloff in 2022?

EUR/USD probes parity as ECB hikes by 75 basis points

The ECB said inflation remains far too high and is likely to stay above target for an extended period.

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September 8, 2022 01:53 PM

European Open: The DAX taps 13k ahead of ECB, Powell speech in focus

ECB day is here and we finally get to find out whether they’ll hike by 50 or 75bp, before handing over the mic to Jerome Powell.

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DAX teetering as Europe’s misery keeps piling up

fears grow that a long cold winter is awaiting Europe

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September 5, 2022 11:57 AM

Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSE

EUR/USD falls as energy fears rise. The FTSE drops ahead of the new PM announcement.

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September 5, 2022 08:48 AM
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Nasdaq slumps as tech sector faces more pain

“Risk off” was written all over the markets today

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September 1, 2022 06:23 PM

ECB hawks out in force ahead of Eurozone CPI; EUR/GBP

Hawkish ECB speakers over the last few days, combined with the lack of BOE speakers, have sent EUR/GBP to its highest level since July 6th.

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August 30, 2022 04:50 PM
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Stocks: Cracks starting to appear after big recovery

The list of worries for investors grow larger...

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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%

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What is a fiat currency? Everything you need to know about the classic monetary asset

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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August 11, 2022 03:39 PM

S&P 500: What’s driving the rally in indices and have we seen THE bottom?

Traders are betting that mild recession will be enough to nip inflationary pressures in the bud while simultaneously prompting the Fed and other central banks to return to a more accommodative policy heading into 2023.

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Euro turns lower after ECB delivered 50bps hike

The ECB has indicated that further normalisation of interest rates “will be appropriate.”

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July 21, 2022 02:38 PM

Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSEMIB

EURUSD rises ahead of the ECB rate decision. Italy's FTSEMIB falls as Draghi looks set to resign.

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July 21, 2022 08:20 AM

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European Open: FTSE 100 warns of reversal at resistance, ECB up next

We have identified a range within the range for the FTSE 100, and several technical clues hint at a potential swing high in place.

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Will EUR/AUD continue to break lower?

The key question for EUR/AUD is, “Will the ECB be more hawkish than the RBA?”

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July 20, 2022 07:55 PM

S&P500 bear market squeeze set to tighten its grip

The S&P500 closed 2.62% higher overnight, for its best session since June 24, rallying back to the 3950 level it brutally rejected in late June.

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ECB Preview: Markets bet on 50 bp hike

There is a level of uncertainty in terms of whether it will be 25 or 50 basis point rate hike.

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Traders see continued rate hikes over the next year, despite concerns of a recession

Will central banks be able to raise rates fast enough to keep higher inflation at bay, while simultaneously keeping the world out of a recession?

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July 18, 2022 08:30 PM
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US open: Stocks rise as corporate earnings heat up

US stocks open higher ahead of a busy week for earnings and as aggressive Fed bets ease.