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Dow Jones trading guide: constituents, market hours and how to trade

The Dow Jones is the definitive American index of blue chip stocks. Discover more about what moves the Dow Jones price, the nature of its constituents, and how you can go about trading it.

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S&P 500 trading guide: constituents, market hours and how to trade

The S&P 500 is a bellwether of stock market performance in the US, but its significance is global. Discover more about what moves the S&P 500 price, the nature of its constituents, and how you can go about trading it.

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What in the world is wrong with gold?

Despite being in an environment tailor-made for gold to thrive, the yellow metal continues to lag. Why?

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Europe FX Handover – 8 April 2019

See a summary of the top FX themes and trends ahead of today's US session!

US FX Handover – 4 April 2019

See a summary of the top FX themes and trends from today's US session!

US FX Handover – 28 March 2019

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9 Reasons USD/CAD is Today’s Strongest Currency Pair

Bullish developments abound today for USD/CAD, explaining why the pair is the day’s strongest major cross. There are at least nine major developments supporting today’s surge...

White House Wrangling Dominates Holdiay Season Markets

With the government in partial shutdown already, fuel has been added to the fire by the Treasury Secretary’s ring round of the banks, an unexpected move that could add to volatility later in the week.

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The State of Bitcoin and the Cryptoasset Market, Q3 2018

It’s been less than nine months since traders flipped their calendars to 2018, but cryptoasset bulls have aged years (if not decades!) since the holiday season’s euphoria.

EUR/USD remains pressured amid euro turmoil and ahead of key US data

As market jitters over Italy’s political turmoil partially subsided on Wednesday, both the euro and key global equity markets gained some respite from the previous day’s heavy pressures.

EUR/JPY tumbles to key support as Italy’s political worries intensify

As concerns over Italy’s political turmoil intensified on Tuesday and Italian debt risks continued to rise sharply, equity markets were pummeled on the increasing likelihood of political and economic instability in the eurozone.

USD/JPY extends breakdown on dovish Fed, heightened geopolitical tensions

USD/JPY continued to breakdown on Thursday as the US dollar came under some pressure after Wednesday’s release of dovish-leaning minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, and the safe-haven Japanese yen received a boost on heightened geopolitical tensions.

EUR/USD plagued by sustained dollar rally, weak euro

On Wednesday, as markets awaited the scheduled release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last FOMC meeting, the US dollar continued to rally, hitting a new year-to-date high.

US dollar index remains elevated below key resistance ahead of Fed minutes

One of the major market themes of the past few months has been the steep rise of the US dollar after it broke out in mid-April above its previous consolidation near multi-year lows.

Week Ahead: Central Bank Minutes and UK Data Take Center Stage

Market action in the past week has been driven to a large extent by heightened concerns over US-China trade negotiations, an extended rise in crude oil prices, and surging bond yields that indicate persistently increasing interest rate expectations.

USD/CAD in focus ahead of Canadian CPI, retail sales

After a moderate pullback last week on soft US inflation readings, the US dollar has rebounded strongly this week to resume and extend its rising trend that has been in place for the past month.

Euro and Japan GDP poised to move EUR/JPY

With quarterly GDP readings scheduled to be released from both the euro area and Japan this week, currency market focus has shifted in part towards EUR/JPY – one of the most widely traded of the major non-USD crosses.

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Week Ahead: Jobs and GDP in focus

The primary market themes for the past week have been weaker-than-expected inflation pressures, a surge in the energy sector due in part to a planned US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and a partial reduction in geopolitical risk concerns due to North Korea’s apparent display of cooperation in releasing hostages ahead of US/NK June talks.

USD/CAD falls sharply ahead of Canadian jobs data

USD/CAD fell sharply for a second day in a row on Thursday as a combination of factors helped to weigh on the US dollar while boosting the Canadian dollar. This USD/CAD drop has occurred immediately ahead of key Canadian jobs data for April to be released on Friday.

USD/JPY resumes climb as markets embrace risk

Although the US dollar was flat-to-lower overall on Wednesday, USD/JPY saw a strong surge as the Japanese yen fell broadly and sharply on higher risk appetite.

NZD/USD remains pressured ahead of RBNZ

As the US dollar took a bit of a breather on Wednesday after a prolonged, three-week rally, kiwi traders were positioning ahead of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s rate decision, monetary policy statement, and press conference, all scheduled for Thursday morning in Wellington (Wednesday evening in New York and London).

Is the dollar poised for a pullback amid upcoming inflation data?

As the US dollar started breaking out in earnest two weeks ago, many currency traders saw the dollar’s rise as long overdue, given the clear signs of climbing inflation, surging bond yields, and higher interest rate expectations from the Federal Reserve that have prevailed for many months.