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Pound, FTSE unimpressed by fiscal statement

Tax hikes are going to chock any chances of economic growth that there might be...

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November 17, 2022 08:00 AM
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What does Plan B mean for UK markets?

The UK government could be about to trigger Plan B and unleash a new wave of restrictions. We look at how markets are responding and explain how to prepare.

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European Open: Japan Floats Record Stimulus Package

Far exceeding original estimates, Japan’s ¥56 trillion package will be its highest on record if approved.

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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSE

EUR/USD extends gains from 9 month low as risk sentiment improves, USD eases. Eurozone & US PMI data in focus. FTSE rebounds after worst weekly performance in 6 months. Commodity stocks set to recover as China sees zero locally transmitted covid cases. UK PMI data in focus

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August 22, 2021 10:31 PM

Two trades to watch: GBP/USD, FTSE

GBP/USD & FTSE look towards the BoE on super Thursday. No change in policy is expected, the quarterly inflation report & BoE Governor Andrew Bailey's comments will be in focus.

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August 4, 2021 11:05 PM
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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSE

EURUSD attempts to capitalise on a weaker USD after upbeat German retail sales. EZ & US manufacturing PMIs in focus.

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August 1, 2021 11:04 PM
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European Open: The FTSE’s Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The FTSE 100 held above key support yet its apparent rebound lacked enthusiasm below key resistance. And until they break, range-trading strategies may be preferable.

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July 20, 2021 08:31 PM

European Open: Futures Point Lower, Gold Clings to Trend Support

The bearish sentiment on Wall Street last week has spilled over to Asian trade, with the majority of equity indices trading in the red.

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July 18, 2021 08:23 PM
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Two trades to watch: FTSE, Gold

FTSE trades lower despite hiring surgig. Gold retakes 200 day moving average after Powell reiterates transitory inflation verse. Jobless claims & Powell in focus today.

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July 14, 2021 11:10 PM
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European Open: GBP/USD Probes 1.3900, US Inflation in Focus

Today’s inflation report could easily decide which side of 1.3900 GBP/USD closes on today but, beyond that, we see the potential for a new trend to develop.

It's coming down but there is hope yet

Despite a valiant effort across the tournament it wasn't to be - but things look good for next years' world cup! No Euros2020 bounce here. GBP/USD trades lower but bulls remain hopeful, all eyes to PM Boris Johnson for Freedom Day plans. FTSE trades lower, lagging its peers but key supports hold.

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July 11, 2021 11:19 PM
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European Open: Asian Equities Extend Rally, GBP/AUD Hits 3-Month High

With traders their most bearish on AUD futures in a year and the UK still on track to ease lockdown restrictions, GBP/AUD may be able to extend gains from its 3-month high.

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July 11, 2021 08:10 PM

Thought it was all over for the FTSE...It isn't yet

Thought it was all over for the FTSE...It isn't yet. The FTSE attempts to recover after steep falls in the previous session. EUR/GBP drifts after UK GDP disappoints and ahead of ECB minutes & Lagarde speech.

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July 8, 2021 10:41 PM
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European Open: All Eyes on Risk Sentiment, UK Data Up Next

Whilst currency markets paused for breath overnight, much of the Asian share market was trading lower ahead of today’s open.

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July 8, 2021 09:13 PM
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European Open: STOXX 50 Drifts to Key Support Zone, Equities in the Red

Now traders have had time to absorb the FOMC minutes, equity markets are feeling the heat as expectations grow for the Fed to announce a tapering plan over the next couple of months.

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July 7, 2021 09:13 PM
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European Open: Ivey PMI and FOMC Minutes in Focus

Currency markets are in holding patterns ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC minutes, where traders will seek further clues surrounding any Fed tapering.

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European Open: RBA Hold, Traders Price In an Early RBNZ Rate Hike

Strong domestic data released for New Zealand overnight saw NZD trade broadly higher as traders suspect their first hike could come as early as this year.

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July 5, 2021 09:23 PM

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European Open: China’s PMI Sags, Potential Bull Flag on GBP/USD

China’s services PMI barely expanded in June, with its growth rate falling to its lowest level in 14-months.

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July 4, 2021 08:44 PM
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European Open: All Calm Ahead of NFP, EUR/GBP Ready to Breakout?

Volatility is its usual low-self ahead of today’s NFP report, which hinges around whether USD can extend its bullish moves upon an NFP beat or give back gains upon a miss.

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July 1, 2021 09:37 PM
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European Open: Majors Pause at Key Levels, USD/JPY Coils at Its Highs

When several pairs pause at respective swing highs or lows it can signify a near-term reversal. So USD bulls need to get their skates on to extend yesterday’s move.

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June 30, 2021 09:21 PM
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European Open: China PMI’s Slow, GBP/JPY Consolidates at the Lows

Despite softer reads for China’s manufacturing and service PMI report, sentiment remained buoyant for Asian indices after strong data from the US overnight.

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June 29, 2021 09:04 PM

European Open: Spread of COVID-19 Delta Variant Weighs on Sentiment

A risk-off tone seeped back into markets overnight with Asian indices in the red and the yen attracting safe-haven flows, as cases of the Delta variant continued to rise.

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June 28, 2021 08:13 PM
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Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

FTSE in focus as EU considers banning British tourists due to Delta variant. EUR/USD looks to ECB & Fed speakers in light economic calendar.

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June 27, 2021 10:37 PM