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The history of money: from silver coins to credit cards

Learn about the full history of money to see how currency evolved from barter systems to bitcoin. In this timeline, we go deep on the evolution of money including the development of banking establishments and the future of cashless societies.

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May 18, 2023 11:12 AM
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EUR/USD: Rally potential after hot Spanish and French CPI readings

The ECB had already planned a half-point rate move in March, and these stronger readings are likely to bolster officials who say that more big moves are needed beyond that to get inflation under control.

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February 28, 2023 08:46 AM
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EUR/USD and EUR/GBP in focus for eurozone CPI

Both EUR/GBP and EUR/GBP are hugging various pivot points ahead of the open, but whichever way they break initially our bias is for a break to new lows.

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February 23, 2023 12:03 AM

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How GDP affects forex trading

Learn what gross domestic product (GDP) is, how it’s calculated and what it means for a nation’s economy. Then, learn how to use GDP when trading forex.

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January 18, 2023 03:44 PM

The contrarian case for a EUR/USD rally if rates can break above 1.00

The key area to watch for EUR/USD will be in the 0.9950-1.0000 zone

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October 18, 2022 01:42 PM

The contrarian case for a EUR/USD rally if rates can break above 1.00

The key area to watch for EUR/USD will be in the 0.9950-1.0000 zone

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October 18, 2022 01:42 PM

2 Trades to watch for today’s US inflation report: EUR, Gold

Today's US inflation report is a key event this week for traders, who are placing bets that it will soften ahead of the report to send equities higher and the US dollar lower.

ECB and the euro in focus, WTI bulls eye $124

The conclusion of today’s ECB meeting is the only game in town today, which has seen the yen and euro rise against the dollar just hours ahead of it.

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June 9, 2022 12:59 AM
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The euro perks up ahead of German ZEW report

Whilst EUR/USD remains within a 150-pip range, momentum has turned higher form the midway point and hints at a run for 1.0600.

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May 10, 2022 01:49 AM
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Weekly COT report: Traders flip to net-short exposure on the euro

Traders flipped to net-short exposure to euro futures for the first time since early January last week.

Sentiment turning positive in Europe

Investors have welcomed Macron’s performance in the French election debate, while Ukraine conflict is no longer having the same impact on asset prices

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EUR/USD: Polarity principle points to plunging prices

At this point, the odds favor a retest of the 1.0800 level in the coming weeks...

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March 23, 2022 01:31 PM

EUR/USD: Watch out below if 20-month lows at 1.1125 give way!

The ongoing military clash in Ukraine may soon drive EUR/USD to its lowest levels in more than 20 months


Two trades to watch: Oil, EUR/USD

Oil sees heightened volatility on Russia-Ukraine fears. EUR/USD extends losses amid risk off trade and ahead of ECB Lagarde.

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February 14, 2022 03:50 AM
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ECB meeting preview: Don’t expect a hawkish shift yet!

The ECB meeting is likely to affirm that the gap between monetary policy on the two sides of the Atlantic is wider than the ocean itself.

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January 31, 2022 10:49 AM
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Weekly COT report: Divergences form between FX prices and trader positioning

As the data was compiled ahead of the FOMC meeting its likely there are some distortions in this week’s speculative positioning report.

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BOE liftoff! GBP soars as traders price in more BOE rate hikes through 2022

Today's rate hike signals that the tide has shifted and BOE policymakers are now prioritizing fighting inflation as the biggest economic risk...

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December 16, 2021 07:55 AM

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US CPI preview: Will we see a near 40-year high in inflation?

Friday’s inflation reading will undoubtedly be top of mind for the central bank heading into its final meeting of the year.

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December 8, 2021 11:20 AM
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European Open: China Data Mixed, EUR/GBP Bears Eye Break of 0.8520

Whilst there are some strong numbers coming out from China, its slowdown remains apparent. Which is still a net-positive when compared to Japan’s negative growth figures.

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November 15, 2021 12:46 AM
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EUR/AUD Reverses at Bearish Target. What Now?

Shorting EUR/AUD has been one of the better performers in recent weeks for bearish traders. Yet yesterday’s rally (its best in 4-months) should serve as a warning.

ECB meeting preview: What to expect?

The ECB is due to give its monetary policy announcement on Thursday 28th October whilst inflation sits at a 13 year high.

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October 26, 2021 12:52 PM
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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, Gold

EUR/USD extends rebound from 15 month low. Gold struggles at 1800, US retail sales, consumer confidence in focus.

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October 15, 2021 03:00 AM
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EUR/CAD: Lopsided short positioning may hint at a bullish reversal

When a market is seeing lopsided short positioning in deeply oversold territory after an historic collapse, the risks of an abrupt trend change start to rise...

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October 13, 2021 10:32 AM