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Bloomberg: Stocks Build on Weekly Gain; U.S. Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap
Asian equities posted modest gains Friday and were on course for the strongest week since early November, bolstered by continued signs of flexibility from the Federal Reserve and optimism over U.S.-China trade negotiations. The dollar slipped and Treasuries ticked higher. [more...]
Blooberg: From Jaguar to Macy's, Global Gloom Spreads Across Industries
Trade wars, China’s slowdown, erratic stock markets: The outlook is getting grimmer for an increasing number of companies across the globe. [more...]
Bloomberg: This May Be the Year Japan's Yen Finally Reclaims 100 Per Dollar
Fund managers are warming to the idea of the yen strengthening as far as 100 per dollar, but only if there’s a global economic downturn. [more...]
Bloomberg: BlackRock to Cut 500 Jobs, 3% of Staff, Amid Market Turmoil
BlackRock Inc. is cutting 3 percent of its global workforce, the largest reduction in its headcount since 2016. The world’s largest asset manager will dismiss about 500 employees in the weeks ahead, according to an internal memo viewed by Bloomberg News. The memo didn’t specify which businesses will be most affected. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Predicts Gold Prices to Climb to Highest Since 2013
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is leading a pack of bullish voices cheering for gold. The bank’s analysts led by Jeffrey Currie raised their price forecast for gold, predicting that over 12 months the metal will climb to $1,425 an ounce -- a level not seen in more than five years. [more...]
Bloomberg: Powell Says Fed Is ‘Waiting and Watching’ With Patience on Rates
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank can be patient before adjusting interest rates again as it waits to see how global risks impact the domestic economy. [more...]
Bloomberg: BNP Faces New Front in $188 Million ‘Fat-Finger’ Suit by Trader
A trader who wants BNP Paribas SA to pay him 163 million euros ($188 million) over a “fat-finger” mistake is betting that Paris judges will help him avoid having to give up most of the claim. [more...]
Reuters: Exclusive: China to set lower GDP growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 - sources
China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 compared with last year’s target of “around” 6.5 percent, policy sources told Reuters, as Beijing gears up to cope with higher U.S. tariffs and weakening domestic demand. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar slips on Fed chief's 'patient' comments
The dollar fell versus its major peers on Friday, as investors grew increasingly confident that the U.S. Federal Reserve may hit the pause button on monetary tightening this year. [more...]
CNBC: Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says
The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank. [more...]
CNBC: S&P 500 posts first 5-day winning streak since September
Stocks rose on Thursday, but gains were capped as disappointing holiday sales from Macy's and a revenue guidance cut from American Airlines pressured retail and airline shares. Fear that the U.S. government shutdown might continue for a long time also weighed on stocks. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
The currency strength meter gives you a quick visual guide to which currencies are currently strong, and which ones are weak. The meter measures the strength of all forex cross pairs and applies calculations on them to determine the overall strength for each individual currency. For example, if EUR is strong and USD is weak, it could mean that the currency pair EURUSD could be going up. If both currencies are strong or weak it is better to avoid since it will probably means there is no clear direction for the specific pair.
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