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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

How to Access GO Markets Complimentary VPS

If you're an existing GO Markets client, simply get in touch with a member of our Support Team and we'll help you get set up. How it works: GO Markets offers complimentary monthly VPS subscription to clients who have completed a minimum trade volume of US $1 Mil per calendar month (approximately 5 round turn FX lots). A service fee starting f...

October 9, 2018
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Weekly USD Round-up: 08/10/18

Last week's ATR: 95-96.1 From the daily chart below, we can see that the US Dollar Index is currently testing its right shoulder, and I have marked the left and right shoulders by two red rectangles. It will take weeks for the price to tumble around the rectangle area, and there might be a lot of fake movements occur, thus it is still too soon to...

October 8, 2018
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Latest US Jobs Report

The Buraeu of Labor Statistics have released the latest jobs report for September. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers. The total non-farm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today versus the forecast of 185,000. Biggest job gains were in professional and business services, in health care, an...

October 5, 2018
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What Lies Ahead For Japan

In the midst of Wednesday afternoon's global bond sell-off, we saw government bond yields rise across the board and in one particular 10-year bond we saw a significant level approached and then surpassed. Japanese Government Bond – 10-year yield The Japanese government's 10-year bond yield rose to and then surpassed 0.145 percent, a significant...

October 5, 2018
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A Rise in U.S Bond Yields

Is rising bond yields bad news for the equity markets? Bond yields are an important indicator to gauge the direction of equities. They have an inverse relationship which explains why the stocks markets were in a sea of red when the US 10 -Yr Treasury yields soared to multi-year highs on Wednesday. The catalysts behind the surge in yields are mai...

October 5, 2018
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Chile’s Boom And Bust

These days when you pick up a local newspaper, you'll generally only find that most information is somewhat limited to what is happening either in your own country or perhaps even the US. The main reason for this is primarily due to the nature of the industry; the media will typically only print which is most likely to sell. That is just good busin...

October 4, 2018
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USMCA – NAFTA 2.0

The fourth quarter kicked off with some good news on trade with a last-minute agreement between US-Mexico- Canada just before the deadline. "America first" is the slogan by Trump and he managed to do just that at least when renaming NAFTA to USMCA. The new agreement came with rules for cars and trucks, labour, IP protections and dairy products....

October 3, 2018
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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data will be released on Friday 5th October at 1.30 PM London time (22:30 PM Melbourne). Why is the announcement important? Non-farm payroll is one of the most closely watched indicators and is considered the most w...

October 3, 2018
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Top 5 Oil Exporters In The World

There has been quite a lot of talk about oil in the news recently with some analysts suggesting the price could reach $100 per barrel, which would be the highest since 2014. Whether that will happen, that is another story. In this article, we take a look at world’s largest crude oil exporters. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest c...

October 2, 2018
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Final Quarter of 2018

STOCK MARKETS Investors have been entertaining the idea that the equity markets will outperform in 2018. After a stellar year in 2017 without any major pullbacks that often accompany rallies, bulls were confident on the global economic growth and robust corporate profits. The dynamics have since changed as protectionism measures, and a hawkish F...

October 2, 2018
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The Most Traded Currencies In The World

The Forex market is the largest in the world with around $5 trillion average daily trade volume. It dwarfs the daily trade volume of the New York (NYSE), Tokyo (TSE), and London Stock Exchange (LSE) which stands at around $22, $18 and $8 billion respectively. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 most traded currencies in the world. ...

September 28, 2018
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FOMC Brief – Sep 2018 Rate Hike

    Yesterday, the US Federal Reserve announced the raising of interest rates from to 2.00%~2.25%. Most Fed officials agreed (12 people out of 16) in principle to raise the rate, in line with market expectations, and according to the Dot Plot, the expected interest rate in 2019 & 2020 is 3.2% and 3.6% respectively, which is still...

September 27, 2018
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Global Financial Markets: Dispersions and Catalysts

On GFC’s 10-year anniversary, one cannot help but wonder about the current dispersion in the financial markets. Developed Markets (DM) equities are now divided between US and non-US, with the US outperforming every other major market. S&P is hovering around its all-time highs whereas DM are still well below their 2018 highs. S&P 500 (Whi...

September 26, 2018
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Apple—Can It Survive In Next Decade?

Apple is the first company on this planet to reach a $1 Trillion Market value, each year continuing to release brand new innovative products including the latest iPhone to hit shelves. There is no doubt that Apple is the technology king of this generation given its following, constant growth, and company profits. However, can it maintain its innova...

September 25, 2018
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Fundamental and Technical Forecasts Ahead of the FOMC meeting

The FOMC Meeting is set to be the highlight of the week as it might revive the rising trend of the US dollar. Watchful eyes are glued to the reactions of the financial markets as the new tariffs officially take effect today. The policy divergence between the Fed and other central banks have put the US dollar in the spotlight and traders are k...

September 24, 2018
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