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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll announcement

It’s the beginning of a new month which means that the Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 1:30 PM London time on Friday. Why is the announcement important? Non-Farm Payroll is one of the most closely watched indicators. It is considered ...

April 1, 2021
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Rotation from growth to value stocks accelerates, bond yields continue to rise

March has been an interesting month in global markets. Everything from shipwrecks to a blown-up hedge fund to a continued rise in US bond yields has had investors scrambling to position themselves. Global Equities Major world indices were mostly positive with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting all-time highs in the US and the DAX doing the...

March 31, 2021
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Up next: Bank of England rate decision

With Bank of Canada and the Fed interest rate announcements wrapped up, it’s time for Bank of England to announce their decision whether to increase, decrease or leave the interest rate unchanged. The decision is set to be announced at 12:00 PM London time on Thursday. About Interest Rates Interest rates are set by Bank of England’...

March 18, 2021
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Dow Jones rally Q1 2021

2021 has been a profitable year for stocks in the Dow Jones Index. Since the turn of the year, the Dow has seen what appears to be a roaring rally with no end in sight, fuelled by a return of investor confidence and a stimulus package aiming to revitalise a stagnant U.S economy. In the first quarter of 2021, we've seen an increase of over 30...

March 17, 2021
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Up next: the Bank of Canada rate decision

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The rate decision is due to be announced at 15:00 PM London time on Wednesday. Why is the announcement important? A bank interest rate is the rate at which a country's central bank lends money to local banks. The interest rate is charged b...

March 10, 2021
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GBPCAD – G10’s Best Performing Currencies Lock Horns

GBPCAD – Hourly Individually, both the British Pound and the Canadian Dollar have surged in recent trading sessions, appearing relatively strong against their peers in the short-term. With the latest fundamental data suggesting both currencies have benefited from similar economic drivers, it could be tough to navigate a directional bias for GB...

February 11, 2021
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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll announcement

The Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 1:30 PM London time on Friday. It will be the first jobs report since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States last month. Why is the announcement important? Non-Farm Payroll is o...

February 4, 2021
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The kiwi shooting star

By Luis Sebastian The Kiwi unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% from 5.3% in the quarter ending December 2020, Statistics New Zealand announced yesterday; it is worth noting some Economists had projected a rise to 5.6%. The Kiwi dollar (NZD) soared after the rate fell unexpectedly in the fourth quarter as the country boomed after a lengthy recession....

February 4, 2021
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AUDNZD – Kiwi Returning To The Status Quo

AUDNZD – Daily Despite the Australian Dollar having a strong rally towards the end of last year, it appears the New Zealand Dollar is once again regaining the upper hand against its counterpart. New Zealand is ticking many of the economic boxes of late, and from a fundamental point of view, it's not hard to envisage a return of strength for th...

February 3, 2021
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Wall Street vs. Main Street

It has been an eventful week over in the United States this week. Some of the major companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Tesla announced their latest earnings. The Federal Reserve kept their interest rates unchanged at 0.25%. We also saw the US GDP expand by 4% in Q4 of 2020. However, these were not the most talked-about events t...

January 29, 2021
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See-sawing equity markets, US Dollar strength and stimulus hopes

Equity markets Global markets see-sawed from record highs to steep declines in an eventful month that saw a new US administration sworn in, promises of record US stimulus and the FOMC spoiling the party somewhat. Global equities Major Indices in the US and Europe saw record highs this month on hopes of fresh stimulus from the US and signs of globa...

January 29, 2021
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EURGBP – Sterling Applying The Pressure

EURGBP – Hourly Since the 12th of January, we've seen much choppy price action in the EURGBP cross, with Pound Sterling applying the more significant selling pressure. This shorter-term bearish bias is what we'll be looking at in today's Chart of The Day using the hourly time frame. Firstly, we can see the initial DiNapoli target of 0.8854 ...

January 26, 2021
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COTD: FTSE100

FTSE100 – Point & Figure The FTSE 100 looked to ride the tailwinds of positive sentiment sweeping through US markets today but instead failed to maintain a reasonable start, ending the session down and 7 points in the red. However, the longer-term picture looks brighter for the Index as we study the latest point & figure chart shown ...

January 20, 2021
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Preview: the Bank of Canada rate decision

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The rate decision is due to be announced at 15:00 PM London time on Wednesday. Why is the announcement important? A bank interest rate is a rate at which a country's central bank lends money to local banks. The interest rate is charged by the nat...

January 19, 2021
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Electric Car Stocks on the Move

2020 was a good year for electric car space. We have seen shares of most electric car makers surge considerably and take steps to take the industry to the next level, most notably Tesla and NIO. Top 5 automakers by market cap* Tesla at $790.53 billion Toyota at $209.83 billion NIO at $97.21 billion BYD at $94.21 billion Volkswag...

January 13, 2021
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