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EUR/USD: With the pair following through lower the past week, further weakness is likely in the new week. On the upside, resistance comes in at 1.0600 level with a cut through here opening the door for more upside towards the 1.0650 level.
There is a broad consensus around the macroeconomic picture. The headwinds slowing the US economy in H1 16 have eased, and above trend growth in H2 16 appears to be carrying into 2017.
Confirming what BofA observed last week, JPM writes that in contrast to retail investors, institutional investors appear to have overall reduced rather than increased their equity exposure YTD.
Topping is a process, and it’s rarely straightforward, especially in metals. As each piece of the puzzle slowly falls into place - price performance, technicals, money flows, investor sentiment, etc., an impression forms.
Financial markets may overlook ample top-tier economic data and a steady stream of central bank commentary as a pivotal speech from US President Donald Trump takes the spotlight.
We discuss the gold market, the 10-Year bond market, and the US Dollar Index in this market video going into the FOMC meeting in three weeks. Is March a Live FOMC meeting?
The jump in sales demonstrates once again the strength in the housing market despite scarce inventory and the resulting increase in prices. With Spring selling season about to kick off, buyers are likely to face an ever tightening market.
The Canadian dollar ended the week unchanged. USD/CAD closed the week at 1.3084. This week’s key events are the Overnight Rate and GDP. Here is an outlook on the major market- movers and an updated technical analysis for USD/CAD.
It will be a typically busy week for the Pound, starting on Wednesday with the release of Manufacturing PMI data. On Thursday, there will be a release of Construction PMI, then finally on Friday, a release of Services PMI.
Two of the largest global suppliers, the United States Shale Oil Producers and OPEC are trending in different directions while the price seems to have stalled near the 2017 opening range high.
The tussle between the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and Winklevoss over the launch has been going on for about three years. In fact, the issuer has restructured the proposals for the Bitcoin ETF multiple times.
Without an ever-rising market, investors might feel a need to save more for retirement or other goals out of their paychecks instead of relying on the courtesy of corporations to buy their stock from them.
Retail, after a slew of earnings, some better than others, hung in there. Nevertheless, announcements like JC Penney closing 140-150 stores or a just-above junk rating for Macy’s means eat cake, but without lighting any candles. XRT did close green.
Berkshire Hathaway's Q4 profit rose 15% as net income increased to $6.29 billion, while operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, were $2,665 a share, a slight miss to the $2,717 consensus estimate.
The rally in gold prices continued this week with the precious metal up 1.7% to trade at 1255 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The advance marks the fourth consecutive week of gains and comes on the back of continued softness in the greenback.
Immigration audits have triggered disruptions to a number of businesses, including cases in which a third of the workforce was found to be using fake documents. Imagine trying to open your doors tomorrow if one third of your workers don’t show up.
The seemingly obvious future scenario of escalating debt that can escalate faster than rising tax revenues (from an eventual revenue-neutral tax policy) is overlooked given the focus on social, immigrant and migrant issues.
The shift away from tangible towards intangible assets has almost certainly made value investing more difficult. The cookie cutter approach is no longer value and investors now have to put in more work to dig out the value than Graham and Doddt.
The markets have been in a slow building parabolic rise since the Brexit lows, continuing their rise off the November election last year, followed by another leg higher to start 2017.Have we arrived at the short term top, or is there more to come?
Many have observed the peculiar last half-hour ramp in the stock market perhaps nowhere was it more noticeable than what happened on the last two Friday afternoons.