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  1. Date : 21st January 2021. USD Data – Claims Remain Elevated, Housing & Philly Fed beat. EURUSD, H1 US initial jobless claims fell -26,000 to 900,000 in the week ended January 16. This follows the prior week’s sharply downwardly revised 142,000 surge to 926,000 (was 965,000) which was the highest level since late August. But the 4-week moving average rose to 848,000 versus the prior 824,500 (was 834,250). Initial jobless claims (NSA) tumbled -151,300 to 960,700 in the January 16 week after rising 192,300 (was 231,300). Continuing claims dropped -127,000 to 5.054 million in th
  2. Date : 20th January 2021. Morgan Stanley – Still the best Equity Trader? Morgan Stanley is set to report its fourth-quarter 2020 earnings before the market open today. Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. Hence similar to the previous three quarters of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic, along with the US presidential election and vaccination breakthroughs clearly impacted the Morgan Stanley report and weighed on markets sentiment especially as in the 4th quarter the seco
  3. Date : 19th January 2021. Market Update – January 19 – USD & Yen Slide. EURUSD, H1 The Dollar and Yen have come under pressure today after rallying yesterday. A bullish sentiment in global stock markets has boosted other currencies, particularly the dollar bloc and other cyclical units. The MSCI Asia-Pacific Index rose over 1.5% and clocked a new record high, buoyed in the wake of strong GDP and production data out of China yesterday. Europe’s Stoxx 600 fared less well, and was showing a modest 0.2% gain as of the late London morning session. US Index futures were up by o
  4. Date : 18th January 2021. Events to Look Out for This Week. US elections will dominate the markets in the week again, as the inauguration of Joe Biden will take place on Wednesday with security having been stepped up. From data perspective is all about inflation next week from UK, EU, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. However eye will be on central banks with BoC, BoJ and ECB rate decision in the spotlight. Monday – 18 January 2021 Gross Domestic Product (CNY, GMT 02:00) – Gross Domestic Product should advance in Q4 and reveal headline growth of 6.1% y/y and 3.2% q
  5. Date : 13th January 2021. FX Update – January 13 – USD & Yields stall their run, Politics swirls. FX News Today USD reversed its 5 day run as Yields stalled too. House vote tonight to impeach President Trump, (YouTube have banned him for 7 days), Pence will not initiate the 25th Amendment to remove him. The symbolism is significant, no President has ever been impeached twice. Equities flat too (UBER +7.24%,TSLA +4.72%, FB -2.24%, GooGL & NFLX -1.00%) Asian markets also flat. GBP rallied after Bailey pushed back on Negative Interest Rates. Oil rallied over 1% after sur
  6. Date : 12th January 2021. Market Update – January 5 – Georgia on everybody’s mind. Trading Leveraged Products is risky FX News Today USD continues to bounce (Day 5), and Yields up significantly as virus worries escalate and political uncertainty swirls. Democrats lodge papers to impeach President Trump if the cabinet doesn’t act to remove him. Neither of which are likely to come to fruition but the symbolism is significant. Equities lower (TSLA -7.82% & TWTR -6.4%), Asian markets mixed (Japan flat). Bitcoin crashed 20% before recovering 50% of loss, Oil recovered & Go
  7. Date : 11th January 2021. Events to Look Out for This Week. 2021 has started and even though it is set to be far better than 2020, January remains as stormy and volatile as its predecessor. In the week ahead, the markets are expected to continue to buy into the recovery story. In regards to data, this will be a week of increased attention to the global inflation releases and production numbers out of the UK and China. The markets also remain focused on potential further lockdowns and tighter restrictions. Monday – 11 January 2021 Consumer Price Index (CNY, GMT 01:3
  8. Date : 6th January 2021. Europe and UK risks after the deal. The last two weeks were thin on data and full of trading holidays, but the last minute agreement on a Brexit deal and virus developments were key events and will be decisive for growth and central bank policy over the next months at least. The Brexit deal secured frictionless goods trade, but didn’t cover financial services, which has already led to some shifts. The sharp rise in Covid-19 case numbers over the holiday period and the resulting tightening and/or extension of restrictions meanwhile will put fresh pressu
  9. Date : 5th January 2021. Market Update – January 5 – Georgia on everybody’s mind. USDCAD, Oil & Gold The Dollar has been trading steadily so far today after yesterday rebounding quite sharply from 33-month lows. This has come amid a backdrop of sputtering stock markets, with narratives ascribing today’s two runoff elections in Georgia, which have existential implications for the incoming Biden administration (as the result will decide whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate), alongside the constant rise in positive Covid tests and associated res
  10. HotForex: Upcoming January 2021 Webinars Part-1. Power your trades with industry tips and knowledge from our forex experts by signing up to our free weekly webinars. Our webinars are designed to improve your FX knowledge and help you hone your trading skills to give you the confidence you need to trade the markets! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced trader, our seasoned market analysts will guide you through key forex strategies and concepts. Every live webinar is followed by a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to put your questions to the presen
  11. Date : 4th January 2021. Focus on the Data, but Politics Still in Play. After last week’s focus on US stimulus, Brexit, vaccine roll outs, virus worries, and lockdowns, attention will turn back to fundamentals with heavy data slates around the world. However, politics will still be an issue near term. On the immediate radar are the runoff elections in Georgia which will determine control of the Senate, which in turn will set the legislative agenda for Congress. In the UK, it will be adjustment time after leaving the EU single market, with many Brexit details still to be worked out. A
  12. Date : 31st December 2020. Market Update – 2020 Day 366 – More grief for the Greenback. USDIndex, Weekly My diary tells me it’s day 366 of 2020. I started my WFH campaign on March 11, when the USDIndex was trading at 96.40 and on its way to 103.80 by March 23. Today, as we close an unprecedented year, the USDIndex has posted another major-trend low, at 89.51, a level last traded in April 2018. The Dollar has continued to correlate inversely with global stock market direction, with weakness today being concomitant with the MSCI Asia Pacific rising to a new record high in holiday
  13. Date : 30th December 2020. FX Update – December 30 – USD slips again. AUDUSD, H1 The USDIndex posted down to 89.65 earlier, close to the 32-month low from December 17 at 89.62, before recovering to 89.80 in low volume trading. EURUSD concurrently printed a 32-month high at 1.2295 before turning back to 1.2255, and USDJPY saw a nine-day low, at 103.26, and remains below 103.30. The pair’s near-10-month low, seen on December 17th, is at 102.88. The Australian and New Zealand Dollars posted respective 30- and 32-month highs against their US peer. AUDJPY and NZDJPY also saw new trend
  14. Date : 29th December 2020. Market Update – December 29 – The final few days. EURUSD, H1 US stock futures are in the green with gains of 0.45% to 0.65% after President Trump signed the $2.3 tln spending bill that will fund the government through to September 2021 and which also includes the $900 bln pandemic relief package. Further supporting investor sentiment has been the Brexit deal — while not ideal for either side, it eliminates the hard Brexit result that was most feared. These factors, and the positive developments on vaccines, should smooth out trading over the rest of 2020,
  15. Date : 24th December 2020. FX News Today | 24 December 2020. Wall Street rallied overnight, despite some disappointing US data. Stimulus hopes and the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines supported the market. Energy, financials and healthcare sectors outperformed, while tech issues lagged. Core European bourses were higher, with the GER30 up 1.26%, and the UK100 underperforming, adding 0.66%, though held back by a firmer Pound. Treasury yields climbed amid bearish momentum from European bonds. Thinning holiday conditions exacerbated the moves and the break of key levels added to the selloff
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