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15
Apr

Iran-Israel escalation in focus, Empire State Manufactu...

The dollar posted another moderate increase against most major currencies on Friday, with the dollar index (USDX) gaining approximately 1.67% on the weekly chart, supported by its ...

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Dow, gold may slip as Fed may delay rate cuts until QT done

Dow, gold may slip as Fed may delay rate cuts until QT ...

On Thursday, Wall Street Futures, Gold, and UST/US bond surged, while USD slumped on hopes of less hawkish Fed rate action in the coming days after softer than expected US PPI. But...

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Gold slid as Iran set to launch a calibrated Israel attack

Gold slid as Iran set to launch a calibrated Israel att...

On early Friday, Wall Street Futures slid, while Gold jumped after a report that Iran is ready to launch an attack on north/south Israel directly within the next 24-48 hours with a...

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Dow wobbled after softer US PPI on muted bank earnings

Dow wobbled after softer US PPI on muted bank earnings

On Wednesday Wall Street Futures, Gold, and UST/US bond slid, while USD jumped after hotter than expected US core CPI/inflation report. The market is now implying -75 or even -50 b...

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12
Apr

U.K. GDP, UoM Consumer Sentiment, U.S. Import Prices

The dollar rose for yet another session against most major currencies on Thursday, with the dollar index (USDX) gaining approximately 1.3% on the weekly chart, trading at levels la...

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11
Apr

ECB Monetary Policy Statement, U.S. Core PPI and Unempl...

The dollar surged against most majors on Wednesday, with the dollar index (USDX) ending the session higher by 1.04%, currently trading at levels last seen in November 2023. Accordi...

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Dow, UST, and Gold slid on hotter US core inflation

Dow, UST, and Gold slid on hotter US core inflation

Wall Street was almost flat amid hopes & hypes of Gaza war ceasefire being actively persuaded by the U.S. Ahead of Ramadan-Eid Thursday and Nov’24 election, Biden is now feeling im...

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10
Apr

Core US CPI, BOC Rate Statement, FOMC Meeting Minutes

The dollar showed little change on Tuesday against other major currencies with the dollar index (USDX) ending the session slightly higher, while on a weekly basis there appears to ...

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What are Backtesting Trading Strategies?

What are Backtesting Trading Strategies?

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Gold soared on EM central bank buying to diversify from USD

Gold soared on EM central bank buying to diversify from...

On Friday, Wall Street Futures, Gold, and US bonds slipped, while USD surged on hotter than expected US NFP/BLS job report; Gold slid from around 2300 to around 2280 but soon jumpe...

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9
Apr

API Weekly Crude Oil Stock, New Zealand Interest Rate D...

The US Dollar is started the week with the left foot, as the Dollar index (USDX) ended the session with moderate losses of 0.24% ending the session below the mark of 104.00. Mild ...

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8
Apr

In the week ahead: U.S. CPI, ECB Monetary Policy Statem...

The direction of the US dollar is unclear based on last week’s fluctuations, as the dollar index (USDX) ended the week slightly in negative territory after hitting monthly highs ea...

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Wall Street, Gold recovered from hot US NFP data panic low

Wall Street, Gold recovered from hot US NFP data panic ...

On Thursday, Wall Street Futures, Gold slipped from soft jobless claims high on hawkish talks by the Fed, now indicating rate cuts in H2CY24, most probably from Sep’24 against pres...

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Dow slid on talks of an imminent Iran attack on Israel

Dow slid on talks of an imminent Iran attack on Israel

On Wednesday, Wall Street Futures, Gold, and UST briefly slid on hotter-than-expected ADP private payroll job addition including wage growth. But Wall Street Futures, Gold, and UST...

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5
Apr

Non-Farm Employment Change, Unemployment Rate, Hourly E...

Following two consecutive daily declines, the US dollar fluctuated between gains and losses against most major currencies on Thursday, with the dollar index (USDX) ending the sessi...

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Gold jumped on soft ISM Service PMI and Israel-Iran tension

Gold jumped on soft ISM Service PMI and Israel-Iran ten...

On Tuesday, Wall Street Futures, Gold slumped on hotter than expected JOLTS job openings and factory order data coupled with the Fed’s indication of rate cuts in H2CY24, most proba...

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4
Apr

US Unemployment Claims, US Trade Balance, FOMC Member M...

The US dollar continues to trend lower against most major currencies, with the dollar index (USDX) losing another 0.51% of its value. The move comes amidst an unexpected slowdown i...

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Wall Street Futures, Gold recovered on QT tantrum panic low

Wall Street Futures, Gold recovered on QT tantrum panic...

Wall Street Futures and gold soared last Thursday on hopes & hypes of an early Fed pivot/put. The market was expecting -100 bps Fed rate cuts in 2024 and 2025 each (from June 24) a...

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3
Apr

ADP Non-Farm Employment, Final Services PMI, Fed’s Powe...

The US dollar gave back a small piece of its recent gains against most major currencies on Tuesday, retreating from six-week highs against the euro, with the dollar index (USDX) en...

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How the ATR Indicator Can Improve Your Trading Acumen

How the ATR Indicator Can Improve Your Trading Acumen

Schoolteachers know they need to assess the moods of their pupils very quickly. Sometimes the children are over-excited; sometimes they’re lethargic; and sometimes they’re just a b...

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