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  1. Webinars with Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst Take an in-depth look at what’s in store for the global and local markets with FXTM’s Research Analyst, Lukman Otunuga. Get the latest on the biggest market developments, how they could potentially impact trading instruments and a look at what major events are in store the week ahead. 11th June at @ 13:00 +01:00 (GMT) Get insights on: - Growing optimism over global economy - Appreciating commodity prices - Hawkish sentiment across major central banks - Geopolitical tensions and political risk bubbling in the background - Cryptocurrencies remaining in the spotlight About Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst: Lukman Otunuga has been a Research Analyst at FXTM since 2015. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in fundamental and technical analysis. His in-depth analysis on global currency and commodity markets is often cited by leading international media, including the Associated Press (AP), BBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketwatch, NASDAQ, and The Telegraph. He has also appeared on Africa’s biggest television network, NTA 2. Lukman holds a BSc (hons) degree in Economics from the University of Essex, UK and an MSc in Finance from London School of Business and Finance. To Participate in the Webinar: - If you are new to FXTM, use the form on this page to Register - If you already have a MyFXTM account, use the form on this page to Login - After logging in or registering, click “Join” to participate in the Webinar of your choice. - Check your email inbox for the webinar link. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  2. FXTM GLOBAL AUTHORITY IN FOREXThe FXTM brand was initially launched in 2011 with a unique vision to provide unparalleled superior trading conditions, advanced education and state-of-the-arttrading tools in the forex industry. As a result of a continuous focus on localizing our products and services to suit each market, together with our successful collaboration with talented and experienced teams from all over the world, FXTM was quickly established as the global trademark it is today. Our core mission is centered on the most precious commodity of all – time. By valuing time and understanding the importance of efficiency in the fluctuating, lighting-fast world of financial markets, every decision we make is designed to ensure that our clients and business partners, as well as our team of professionals, invest their time wisely. This road is paved by an ironclad focus on educating our customers. Knowledge is power, and empowering traders to get the best value for their investments is our passion. Why ForexTime? - We serve clients from 156 countries in 18 languages - Over 350K registered accounts - Over 60 currency pairs, CFD’s, Spot metals and Indices, and over 180 Share CFDs - 19 payment options, instant withdrawals - Floating leverage of up to 1:1000 and tight spreads from 0 pips - No minimum deposit & Microlots - Copy trade with FXTM Invest - Forex-trading video tutorials FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  3. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) Oil slips further ahead of OPEC meeting Oil markets have suffered another blow today as US oil inventories showed an increase of 2.07M barrels (-2.1M exp), while at the same time US gasoline inventories also showed a strong increase to 4.6M (0.5M exp). This has come as a bit of surprise for the market which had been expected drawdown's and probably more so for OPEC and its allies, as they look to ramp up production to find an equilibrium and maximize profits from the high oil price we have at present. Certainly the OPEC meeting due out on the 22nd of June will be very interesting, where it is expected that Saudi Arabia and Russia will continue their ramping up of prices. Many are expecting that with Iran out of the picture this does give the Saudis and Russia the chance to put production up even if the price if oil is not doing well. On the charts it has been very bearish for oil as of late. So far we saw a peak for oil at 72.81, followed by oil falling back down to earth in a hurry - not surprising given that oil trending very hard, and it does not always continue. This bullish buy hit resistance at 65.75 when trying to claw back some ground against the bears and it really does look like it may struggle to breakthrough this level in the interim. For bearish traders feasting off the data the next levels of support can be found at 64.17, with the potential to extend even lower to 62.65 in the long run. I would also focus on the long term potential trend line as well, which could propel oil to something further in the long. Looking at the bulls however resistance as mentioned above can be found at 65.75 and 67.45 in the long run, but it may take some cracking to get them through given the OPEC meeting. One of the other key winners today was the NZD which enjoyed the risk sentiment of the market as it started. So far the despite positive data the US market has enjoyed, it has translated into more foreign investment outside the US in other currencies and the NZD and AUD were no exception today. Looking at the charts we can see that the NZD has cracked through the important 70 cent barrier mark and is climbing higher, but has stumbled against resistance at 0.7035. With bullish traders looking to assert themselves it would seem that the NZDUSD could end up taking on the next level of resistance at 0.7171 if the bulls stay in control. On the flip side support still remains at 0.6966 and 0.6819 in the long run. More Info Here
  4. Forextime.com Daily Market Analysis Kiwi struggles after weak trade data The New Zealand dollar continues to be volatile for traders despite the upbeat rhetoric from the government of New Zealand and also the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Trade Balance data today was anything but positive though as it came in at -705M (-500M exp), putting further pressure on the NZDUSD which has been under intense pressure from bears in the recent weeks. This combined with the recent drop in global dairy auctions will put pressure back on the New Zealand economy, and it will be interesting to see the view point of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand regarding this as trade balance has always been high on its agenda. However, there has been some slight wins as the housing market looks to be cooling off after enacting aggressive measures and the NZDUSD has started losing some of its value which will certainly help turn around further trade balance issues. The key focus from here will be tomorrows GDP data, with many expecting it to be a robust figure for the quarter - despite the recent natural and market events which have caused some worries. The NZDUSD continues to be an interesting trade with long trending runs and also large patches of ranging, but so far it has been all trend with no range as of late - a common theme across all commodity currencies since the Trump victory. The trade balance data today had little effect on the NZDUSD and the markets seemed to be positive to it; it's the USD strength though which is causing issues for commodity currency bulls. Support was certainly found at 0.6881 and traders will be looking to see if the daily candle closes out as a hammer which could indicate a swing here as USD traders may be looking to take a breather and unwind. If that is the case then resistance can be found at 0.6948 and 0.7000 as the next levels higher, however this is against the trend at present and I would expect fierce pressure around these levels from kiwi traders. Across the 'ditch' and the Australian dollar continues to find itself under some pressure as well against the USD, but one trade that has been quite interesting has been the trading around the AUDJPY after yesterdays Bank of Japan holding fire. Recently, the AUDJPY trended up sharply before hitting and forming a strong trend line on the daily chart which is quite bearish in nature since 2014. The clear respect of this trend line will be key for a number of traders strategies, and as the Yen continues to look to get weaker the AUDJPY may see another attempt to take a higher level here. The move higher on the daily chart as of today shows a strong candle trying to engulf all the recent loses after finding support at 84.754, and I would expect a further rise to also find resistance at 86.188 before looking to play of the trend line yet again. More Info Here By Alex Gurr, Guest Analyst
  5. E-Trading and Investment Summit comes to Port Harcourt Traders in Port Harcourt enjoyed five action-packed days of valuable forex education, courtesy of FXTM Nigeria. Due to popular demand, we hosted two E-Trading and Investment Summit seminars on the 18th and 19th of May. FXTM Nigeria’s esteemed Head of Education Conrad Okongwu and General Manager Abiola Akinyele gave fascinating presentations about the FX market and FXTM’s innovative investment programme. Traders were eager to find out how to begin currency trading and what FXTM’s industry-leading products and services could do for them. Next came a three-day in-depth workshop held from the 22nd to the 24th of May in the Best Western Hotel. Spellbound attendees benefitted from Conrad’s years of trading experience and expertise, as they were treated to insights on important technical analysis tools, risk-management principles and the psychology of trading. The E-Trading and Investment Summit is just one small part of our mission to demystify trading and forex for investors around the world. We were delighted with the excellent feedback we received from these events and look forward to returning to Port Harcourt in the future! For more information about upcoming educational events in your area, please visit the FXTM seminars page. Join With FXTMPartners: www.fxtmpartners.com FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  6. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) Trade war fears to dominate market moves this week Intense G7 meeting After imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on its closest allies, the U.S. will be facing enormous criticism at the G7 summit on Friday in Quebec or, as the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire likes to call it, “G6 plus one.” “When you’re almost 800 Billion Dollars a year down on Trade, you can’t lose a Trade War! The U.S. has been ripped off by other countries for years on Trade, time to get smart!” Donald Trump Whether President Trump is playing a smart strategic game or is seriously considering getting into a trade war remains unknown, but the probability of a full-blown trade war has undoubtedly increased significantly. The summit is due to take place after the U.S. and China trade negotiations ended on Sunday without any significant progress made. In fact, China warned the U.S. that any move to implement tariffs on Chinese products would ruin the negotiations. Although markets in Asia are rallying after the U.S employment report released on Friday showed a robust surge in numbers and new elections were avoided in Italy, this optimism will soon disappear if the Trump administration pulls the trigger on the threatened tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese exports. So, keep a close eye on Trump’s Twitter account for updates. Europe’s Politics and data to be in focus The Euro struggled last week, with Italian and Spanish political turmoil sending the single currency to its lowest level since July 2017. The compromise reached between the Italian President and the populist coalition prevented further losses as a new election seems to be off the cards for now. This relief was reflected in Italian bonds where 2-year yields fell 200 basis points from Tuesday’s high. However, the Euro’s recovery may be short-lived if the new Italian government moves ahead with its proposed massive spending agenda and tax reductions. These actions will not only create conflict with Brussels but will also invite credit rating agencies to cut their debt ratings. On the data front, the Eurozone Services PMI is likely to confirm that the economy continued to slow down as it entered Q2. Another round of negative economic releases will lead the ECB to postpone ending QE and thus drag the Euro further. The UK services PMI, Germany’s industrial production and factory orders will also be in focus this week. More Info Here
  7. Webinars with Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst Take an in-depth look at what’s in store for the global and local markets with FXTM’s Research Analyst, Lukman Otunuga. Get the latest on the biggest market developments, how they could potentially impact trading instruments and a look at what major events are in store the week ahead. 4th June at @ 13:00 +01:00 (GMT) Get insights on: - Growing optimism over global economy - Appreciating commodity prices - Hawkish sentiment across major central banks - Geopolitical tensions and political risk bubbling in the background - Cryptocurrencies remaining in the spotlight About Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst: Lukman Otunuga has been a Research Analyst at FXTM since 2015. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in fundamental and technical analysis. His in-depth analysis on global currency and commodity markets is often cited by leading international media, including the Associated Press (AP), BBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketwatch, NASDAQ, and The Telegraph. He has also appeared on Africa’s biggest television network, NTA 2. Lukman holds a BSc (hons) degree in Economics from the University of Essex, UK and an MSc in Finance from London School of Business and Finance. To Participate in the Webinar: - If you are new to FXTM, use the form on this page to Register - If you already have a MyFXTM account, use the form on this page to Login - After logging in or registering, click “Join” to participate in the Webinar of your choice. - Check your email inbox for the webinar link. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  8. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) CAD lifts on rate rise prospects, EUR also in focus The Canadian economy has been the big talking point of this afternoon with the Bank of Canada (BoC) keeping rates flat at 1.25%. The major change though was the removal of dovish wording from the monetary policy statement, and now starting to align that wording with their American counterparts the Federal Reserve. The odds now of a hike at the next meeting in July have increased drastically as a result and this should not come as to much of a surprise, given that inflation has been running at 2% recently which gives the bank the mandate to look to move rates higher from the artificial lows they've been sitting at for some time. The only thing that could derail things is upcoming GDP figures which are expected to be slightly weaker, though analysts may change this in the wake of the Bank of Canada's confidence, and NAFTA - which continues to drag on with the US and Mexico. However Canada has said it won't cut a deal which negatively impacts Canada's main industries. For the USDCAD some serious movement has taken place and the bears were quick to capitalise on the USD sell off today and the CAD's strength. So far the USDCAD has moved below the 1.2881 level on the charts and if it can remain below this support level we could see some further selling pressure and potentially a move to 1.2693 on the next leg. At the same time if we close above this key support level then potentially it's a sign that the bulls think the USD still has plenty in the tank to run with and we could see another leg back up to 1.3041. All in all, it's looking quite bearish, and we could get another few days on the back of the BoC announcement. The other major talk of the town today was the complete U-turn in Italian politics. With the President and PM coming together to allow more time for the government to set up its coalition, and also the 5 star movement asking that Savona not be nominated for the finance/eco minister role for Italy. This of course still has its challenges, but at the same time it removes a major euro sceptic from a key position in the goverement and euro bulls were quick to rally as a result. There are a number of challenges ahead, but at the same time it could in theory lead to a more stabilised, yet progressive Italian government, that won't be so aggressive towards the euro-zone. The EURUSD as a result has rallied strongly eclipsing all of yesterday's losses, but has failed to capitalise on the follow days candle. This to me is a strong sign that perhaps markets are positive but being cautious here. Resistance at 1.1719 will be interesting, with markets likely to look for some sort of political relief before extending further to the next level at 1.1824. At the same time if the bears are serious in the market, they may look to jump on the news and push the Euro down to 1.1482 in the long run. More Info Here
  9. Webinars with Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst Take an in-depth look at what’s in store for the global and local markets with FXTM’s Research Analyst, Lukman Otunuga. Get the latest on the biggest market developments, how they could potentially impact trading instruments and a look at what major events are in store the week ahead. 28th May at @ 13:00 +01:00 (GMT) Get insights on: - Growing optimism over global economy - Appreciating commodity prices - Hawkish sentiment across major central banks - Geopolitical tensions and political risk bubbling in the background - Cryptocurrencies remaining in the spotlight About Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst: Lukman Otunuga has been a Research Analyst at FXTM since 2015. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in fundamental and technical analysis. His in-depth analysis on global currency and commodity markets is often cited by leading international media, including the Associated Press (AP), BBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketwatch, NASDAQ, and The Telegraph. He has also appeared on Africa’s biggest television network, NTA 2. Lukman holds a BSc (hons) degree in Economics from the University of Essex, UK and an MSc in Finance from London School of Business and Finance. To Participate in the Webinar: - If you are new to FXTM, use the form on this page to Register - If you already have a MyFXTM account, use the form on this page to Login - After logging in or registering, click “Join” to participate in the Webinar of your choice. - Check your email inbox for the webinar link. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  10. FXTMPartners hosts successful seminar in Ho Chi Minh City On the 19th and 20th of May, a magnificent number of traders and investors gathered at the Vissai Saigon Hotel in Vietnam’s capital, to discover the secrets of FX guru Andreas Thalassinos’ Ultimate Trading Formula. The two-day seminar opened with an engaging presentation from Huan Tran, and FX trainer Jeffrey Gi gave fascinating insights into a trading strategy. Then, Andreas Thalassinos took to the stage and wowed audiences with his infamous Ultimate Trading Formula. With turnout exceeding all expectations, the near 200 attendees were spellbound as they absorbed key insights into topics including the ingredients for possible success, how to ‘ride’ the trend, risk management principals, and much, much more. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  11. The Ultimate Trading Formula reaches Tanzania FXTM was delighted to bring our Ultimate Trading Formula forex educational series to Dar es Salaam for the first time. The turnout exceeded all expectations! We kicked off the highly successful events with a one-day seminar on Saturday, the 5th of May at the Mlimani City Conference Centre. Our charismatic Head of Education Andreas Thalassinos addressed a packed audience of over 500 traders of all experience levels. Attendees were treated to valuable insights from an FX master on a vast array of important trading topics, including risk-management techniques, the Fibonacci Retracement indicator, high-probability entry and exit points – and much more! Three lucky winners also walked away with fantastic, high-tech prizes, including an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy S6. Next came our three-day advanced workshop on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May, held at CITL in the Tanzanite Tower. Participants relished the opportunity to go into more detail on the world of technical analysis, with interactive sessions on Tops and Bottoms Identification, Reversal Patterns and Entry Confirmation Signals. We’d like to thank everyone who came to our events in Dar es Salaam and helped make them such a resounding success! To find out more about other forex education opportunities coming soon to your area, please visit out our seminars page. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  12. Webinars with Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst Take an in-depth look at what’s in store for the global and local markets with FXTM’s Research Analyst, Lukman Otunuga. Get the latest on the biggest market developments, how they could potentially impact trading instruments and a look at what major events are in store the week ahead. 21th May at @ 09:30 +01:00 (GMT) Get insights on: - Growing optimism over global economy - Appreciating commodity prices - Hawkish sentiment across major central banks - Geopolitical tensions and political risk bubbling in the background - Cryptocurrencies remaining in the spotlight About Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst: Lukman Otunuga has been a Research Analyst at FXTM since 2015. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in fundamental and technical analysis. His in-depth analysis on global currency and commodity markets is often cited by leading international media, including the Associated Press (AP), BBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketwatch, NASDAQ, and The Telegraph. He has also appeared on Africa’s biggest television network, NTA 2. Lukman holds a BSc (hons) degree in Economics from the University of Essex, UK and an MSc in Finance from London School of Business and Finance. To Participate in the Webinar: - If you are new to FXTM, use the form on this page to Register - If you already have a MyFXTM account, use the form on this page to Login - After logging in or registering, click “Join” to participate in the Webinar of your choice. - Check your email inbox for the webinar link. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  13. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) AUD struggles in market enviroment The Australian dollar got some positive news for a change as it faced off against the USD and won a round for the bulls after a month of bearish pressure. This has been positive on the fact that the Australian economy in the employment sector has performed better than most expected with Australian employment coming in at 22.6K ( 20K exp) and the unemployment rate lifting to 5.6% (5.5% prev) on the charts as a result. For now the Australian dollar continues to find itself under pressure, with the labour market being the only strong point. Despite all of this the Reserve Bank of Australia continues to look for positives for the future, with inflation being a key compontent for any future rate rises. The AUDUSD continues to climb high, but only on the back of weaker currencies as of late. The AUDUSD failed to make it through resistance at 0.7506 as traders are quite bearish above that level of pace that the AUDUSD continues to go through. Traders will be looking ot see if the market can indeed pressure here and breakthrough, but in reality it could be another bearish test followed by further pressure on 0.7472. I would expect in the long run that we could potentially see an extension to 0.7371 on the charts if the USD strength continues to be a mainstay for the market. All in all the AUDUSD finds itself in a unique position and I would expect to see further bearish pressure unless anything radical comes about in the markets. The other key mover has been EURUSD which has struggled to find its feet under immense pressure from the USD but also weakness in Europe surronding Iran and Italy. The market has been looking for strong words from the EU and how much the Italian goverement changes will influence the EU, but so far it has shown little promise of anything radical in the way of changes. Despite all of this the EURUSD is always a favourite for traders and has slid down the charts reflecting USD strength. If we do see futher politiacl pressure we could see the EUR drop further against all major pairs. One of the key areas has been support has been 1.1760 which has so far defending againt any and all bearish movements lower on the charts. It's unlikely this key level will hold in the long run and we could see further slippage down into the low 1.10 levels if the USD strengthening continues. I would expect that any movements higher are likely to find strong resisstance at 1.1825 on the charts as this level has come under pressure in the past. More Info Here
  14. Announcing exclusive Ramadan rewards As part of our mission to provide clients with a superior trading experience, FXTM is delighted to announce a brand-new deposit rewards programme. To celebrate Ramadan, we’re giving traders an incredible $1000 when they make a minimum deposit of $5000! Simply register with FXTM or log in to your MyFXTM account, read & accept the T&Cs and make a deposit between 17/05/18 and 20/06/18 to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity. This promotion is only available to residents of GCC countries. If you would like to take part but do not live in the GCC, please contact your dedicated Account Service Manager or get in touch with Customer Support. Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate with FXTM and earn a fantastic payout. Happy Ramadan Kareem to all! Terms and conditions apply. Want to take part in FXTM’s amazing promotions and competitions? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  15. 100% Reimbursement on all Deposit Fees FXTM is delighted to announce some important changes to our reimbursement scheme. From May 1st, FXTM clients will receive 100% reimbursement on all deposit fees! These changes are part of our commitment to providing clients with a truly superior trading service. If you have any questions regarding the above change, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated Customer Support Team. Happy trading! Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  16. Webinars with Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst Take an in-depth look at what’s in store for the global and local markets with FXTM’s Research Analyst, Lukman Otunuga. Get the latest on the biggest market developments, how they could potentially impact trading instruments and a look at what major events are in store the week ahead. 14th May at @ 09:30 +01:00 (GMT) Get insights on: - Growing optimism over global economy - Appreciating commodity prices - Hawkish sentiment across major central banks - Geopolitical tensions and political risk bubbling in the background - Cryptocurrencies remaining in the spotlight About Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst: Lukman Otunuga has been a Research Analyst at FXTM since 2015. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in fundamental and technical analysis. His in-depth analysis on global currency and commodity markets is often cited by leading international media, including the Associated Press (AP), BBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketwatch, NASDAQ, and The Telegraph. He has also appeared on Africa’s biggest television network, NTA 2. Lukman holds a BSc (hons) degree in Economics from the University of Essex, UK and an MSc in Finance from London School of Business and Finance. To Participate in the Webinar: - If you are new to FXTM, use the form on this page to Register - If you already have a MyFXTM account, use the form on this page to Login - After logging in or registering, click “Join” to participate in the Webinar of your choice. - Check your email inbox for the webinar link. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  17. Jameel Ahmad Returns to South Africa for Another Fruitful Media Tour FXTM’s Global Head of Currency Strategy and Market Research Jameel Ahmad travelled to South Africa last month for another triumphant media tour. Over his time in the country, his expert market insights were sought by South African media giants including Business Day TV, CGTN Business, eNCA and SABC TV, as well as popular radio stations such as Metro FM, Classic FM and SAfm. Mr. Ahmad’s unparalleled market knowledge was broadcast to over 10 million viewers in 9 different countries across southern Africa, in a series of fascinating one-on-one interviews. These engaging discussions covered a wide range of financial current affairs, focusing on global economic growth and ongoing geopolitical tensions, amongst others. Key topics discussed during the tour included: - Global markets – the positive trend in global growth in the opening quarter of 2018 - US global relations – the geopolitical tension resulting from the US-China, US-Russia, US-North Korea, US-Iran relations - The South African Rand – the recent weakening of the rand and revised growth outlooks in the face of structural issues - USD – the move in US treasury yields and the federal reserve interest rate expectations - The European economy – the European Central Bank’s monetary policy message and EU interest rates Watch the interviews in full below*: Business Day TV https://youtu.be/lpbKw_BDubw eNCA https://youtu.be/Fya9QMAT5Ss SABC TV https://youtu.be/m99-Pj2jTVE * All material presented has been approved by the Company's Key Individual in accordance to FSB guidelines. Still not trading with a leading broker? Register with FXTM FXTM Online Forex Trading Broker | ForexTime (FXTM) | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForexTime |Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsForexTime ✓Traders from 156 countries | ✓13 international awards | ✓16 secure payment methods | ✓25 languages supported
  18. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) GBP and AUD continue to struggle The pound has come under increased pressure over the last few weeks, as the so called Brexit continue to fail to come to any sort of conclusions at all for markets. Certainly there is a case for leaving the EU, however no politicians can come to any sort of agreement on it. Further to the downside has been UK retail sales m/m coming in at -4.2% (-0.75% exp), which is much worse than anyone expected, and a figure not seen since 1995 when records began. It's clear that off the back of this traders will be looking to offset losses and clear balance sheets. Looking at the GBPUSD it's clear to see that that the daily char reflects a number of key points, the first being that Brexit continues to be a major topic and that the initial positivity of a quick solution has quickly failed. Further to this economic data continues to be a mixed bag as can be seen from the retail sales figures above, which will put further pressures on UK businesses. For me the defining technical movement is of course resistance at 1.3575 holding up very strongly to any pressure at present and preventing anything but bearish movements from happening. The market as a result is looking increasingly like it may look to move lower to support at 1.3314 if the bearish pressure continues in the short term. However, a push down here may provoke a very strong bearish pressure. The Australian dollar can get no breaks as of late, as it continued its bearish run against the USD even further today. This comes as no surprise as the trend has been quite bearish, but also retail sales m/m came in at 0% (0.2% exp), showing that the consumer sector is weaker than expected. While not largely off the market it continue to show that the Reserve Bank of Australia will struggle to lift rates in the near future if the status quo continues. Looking at the AUDUSD on the charts it's clear to see the bearish trend that has been in effect for the last month and looks set to continue in these circumstances. The AUDUSD has cracked through support at 0.7472 and is now looking lower on the charts in the face of bearish pressure, to the potential support level at 0.7371 as the bears look to target lower lows. In the event we do see any bullish pressure in the market expect 0.7472 to be the key area that will either allow the bulls to take control or reaffirm the bearish trend in this market, as the AUDUSD continues to be a bearish story in the interim. More Info Here
  19. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) Emerging markets face punishment from stronger Dollar The unprecedented turnaround of fortunes for the US Dollar is continuing to leave a lasting impression on the FX markets, following the Dollar Index’s rise to above 92.80 on Monday, a new milestone for 2018. The emerging market currencies are now playing catch up with some of the excessive losses seen in developed currencies like the Euro, British Pound and Japanese Yen over the past couple of weeks, with the Dollar broadly stronger against the emerging markets at the start of the week. Asian currencies have also fallen victim to the latest round of USD buying momentum. The Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, New Taiwan Dollar, Korean Won, Philippine Peso, Indonesian Rupiah, Chinese Yuan, Malaysian Ringgit and Thai Baht are all suffering as a result of the USD’s strength at time of writing. While there will be concerns that the extended run of Dollar-buying momentum risks spelling pain for the emerging markets in ways not seen since the Federal Reserve began raising US interest rates back in 2015, emerging market investors should not panic. It must not be forgotten that we are encountering an unexpected global theme where the Dollar has become unexpectedly stronger than the overwhelming majority of its counterparts. The British Pound has nosedived 5.5% since April 17th, while the Euro has lost 3.7% during the same period. Rather than investors becoming concerned about the future prospects of the emerging markets, the real question to ask is - what exactly has encouraged such a turnaround in investor demand for the Dollar? Many will be inclined to look towards the 10-year US treasury yields, that are above 3% for the first time since 2014, as being the main catalyst behind the Dollar drive. Although I am personally leaning towards the view that increased interest rate differentials between the United States and its developed peers are what is causing the move in the US Dollar. Both the Bank of England (BoE) & European Central Bank (ECB) have seemingly backtracked from their own interest rate ambitions over the past couple of weeks. This has reminded investors that the Federal Reserve remains significantly beyond its developed peers when it comes to normalizing monetary policy. Euro hits new 2018 low The EURUSD has resumed its recent downward spiral by falling below 1.19 for the first time since late 2017. A new round of weak economic data has exposed further fears that the Euro area is at risk of entering another downturn. I personally feel that this view is a little unfair, considering that the Eurozone outperformed all expectations throughout the previous year. The latest EU data will however provide the ECB with more reason to remain hesitant on raising interest rates, meaning that increasing interest rate differentials between the United States and Europe risk exposing the EURUSD further to the downside. China and Nafta talks still in spotlight The first round of negotiations between the United States and China concluded at the end of last week with no breakthrough, as expected. While ongoing talks behind the scenes have eased tensions around a potential trade war between two of the largest economies in the world, investors will remain on high alert for trade threats, as long as the discussions fail to bring any tangible results. Oil benefits from Iran risk Persistent fears that President Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal later this week have played a pivotal role behind the price of US Oil rising above $70 for the first time since November 2014. With Trump having referred to the Iran agreement in the past as “the worst deal ever”, it is not difficult to understand why investors are pricing in heavy risk premiums into the price of oil before Trump’s announcement on the Iran nuclear deal this evening. It does need to be remembered that there will be wider implications than the price of oil, if Trump does abandon the 2015 nuclear deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has already warned that the US would “regret” its decision to exit the nuclear deal, and concerns over how Iran might react to the United States pulling out do not appear to have been factored into other asset classes. One of the most difficult questions to answer is what impact the United States pulling out of the deal might mean for politics in the Middle East. There is a likelihood of market uncertainty in the lead up to Trump’s “decision” on the Iran nuclear deal today, and I think the Japanese Yen and Gold will be sought from investors if there is a period of risk aversion in the markets. Ringgit weakens ahead of General Election Ahead of an extremely busy week for the Malaysian economic calendar, the Ringgit is showing signs of weakness against the USD. The intense buying momentum in the USD has probably been the main contributor to the Ringgit fluctuations, but the general election later this week will still be seen as a potential event risk. If there is unexpected uncertainty with the election in Malaysia, it can’t be ruled out that the Ringgit could find itself at risk of further selling pressure. Rupiah weakens as Indonesia GDP disappoints The Indonesian Rupiah tumbled to its lowest levels since December 2015 at 14,000, after GDP growth in Indonesia showed signs of weakness in the first quarter of 2018. The headline GDP miss has been attributed to weak consumption, and the news failed to help the Rupiah pull away from its recent rut that has seen the currency take the position of the second-worst Asian performer over the past three months. The slower pace of economic growth is going to make it difficult for Bank Indonesia to raise interest rates, despite calls for the central bank to take action in an effort to prevent the local currency from further weakness. More Info Here
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  22. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) US equities in spotlight before Non-farm It could be a case of the straw that breaks the camel's back with the upcoming non-farm payroll data due out tomorrow. So far there have been some very strong economic figures out from the US economy, but there are also worries that Trumps trade wars could push the US economy into a recession, a voice that has been echoed recently by a letter signed by 1000 economists warning him of such at thing. However, the market will be watching employment figures as usual and with a keen sense of interest to see if Trump has made a dent in them recently as we start to head into the summer period. So far the market is expecting 192K tomorrow, which is a lot more robust than the previous 103K reading we saw last month, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a record 4%, something that seems tantalising close for the US economy. Today however we saw the market react sharply though to bad news as US durable goods (core) m/m missed expectations to come in at 0.1% (0.5% exp), and the worry is that with non-farm payroll we could see another sharp turn in the market again. Something that would play out across the US dollar and of course US equity markets. The biggest impact today was on the S&P 500 which faltered sharply in today's trading before clawing back some ground as the bulls rushed back into the market. At present the US equity markets are very vulnerable to economic data and we've seen some big swings as of late. We've also seen the S&P 500 looking to sit between the 200 day moving average and the 100 and this looks like it may continue unless we saw a solid breakout of these levels. A very weak non-farm figure tomorrow could push the S&P 500 much lower as markets are quite jittery at present compared to a year ago. If we see a positive figure I would look to see a push back up to the 100 day moving average at present, as it looks to act as dynamic resistance in this market. Across the Pacific and the bears took a break today from the AUDUSD as it was upbeat for a change. This was on the back of weaker US dollar, but also the fact that the AUDUSD encountered strong support at 0.7472 as it bottomed out. There is a chance we could see further bearish pressure tonight with the Monetary policy report, so traders will be looking for a retest here and potentially a move to lower support at 0.7371. In the event it's hawkish I would expect a breakout above 0.7546 and potentially move to the topside of 0.7638 as the bulls will be keen to have a crack at this one. All in all though, the Australian economy continues to struggle so it may be a hard ask for the Reserve Bank of Australia to be more optimistic at present - especially based of their recently neutral statements. More Info Here
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  24. Daily Fundamental ForexTime ( FXTM ) Global stocks under pressure while Gold dips Global equity markets were under pressure on Wednesday as rising U.S Treasury bond yields and speculation of higher U.S interest rates dented appetite for stocks. Most Asian shares fell during early trade following a heavy selloff on Wall Street overnight. The negative momentum from Asian markets and growing caution has already punished European stocks this morning. With investors likely to maintain some distance from equities as U.S bond yields climb, Wall Street could extend losses this afternoon. Sterling depressed below 1.4000 Sterling struggled to push back above the 1.4000 pivotal level this morning as investors continued to question the likelihood of a BOE interest rate hike in May. An aggressively appreciating Dollar has punished the GBPUSD further with prices trading around 1.3957 as of writing. Easing UK inflation and a cautious Mark Carney have forced investors to scale back expectations of a May rate hike. The Pound which is extremely sensitive to monetary policy speculation could depreciate further based on these factors. Taking a look at the technical picture, the GBPUSD is bearish on the daily charts. The decisive break down below the pivotal 1.4000 support level could encourage a decline towards 1.3920 and 1.3800, respectively. For bulls to jump back into the game, prices need to secure a daily close back above 1.4000. Currency spotlight – USDJPY The Yen slipped to a fresh two month low at 109.25 during Wednesday’s trading session as higher U.S yields boosted the Dollar. With the Dollar finding amble support from rising bond yields and expectations of higher U.S interest rates, the USDJPY has scope to venture higher. From a technical standpoint, the USDJPY is bullish on the daily timeframe as there have been consistently higher highs and higher lows. A daily close above 109.00 could encourage an incline higher towards 109.70. Alternatively, if bulls fail to maintain control above 109.00, the next levels of interest will be at 108.40 and 107.80, respectively. Commodity spotlight – Gold Gold has edged lower with prices sinking towards $1324 despite global equity markets suffering heavy losses. An aggressively appreciating Dollar, expectations over higher U.S interest rates and easing geopolitical tensions are the most likely culprits for the yellow metal’s depreciation. With the Dollar expected to remain supported by rising bond yields and Fed hike speculation, zero-yielding Gold could feel the heat. If U.S GDP data dishes out an upside surprise on Friday, bears may be injected with enough inspiration to send prices towards $1300. All in all, it must be kept in mind that Gold still remains in a wide $60 range with support at $1300 and resistance at $1360. Prices are likely to remain confined within these regions until a fresh catalyst is brought into the picture. More Info Here
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