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Market News - Week Commencing 26th JulyCreated: 26th Jul 2021

So last weeks events were a bit thin on the ground, but the ECB policy meeting was probably the most important. The governing council or rate setting committee, that sets rates and monetary policy, announced a slight change to their forward guidance. This included the announcement that the ECB is in no rush to raise rates. The bank also said that they would account for higher inflation tolerance in their overall policy mix. In short the ECB said “they expect to keep interest rates at their present or lower levels until inflation reaches 2% well ahead of their projection horizon AND remain durably at or above that rate for the rest of the projection period. In a nutshell, no rate rises even if inflation remains stubbornly high for a protracted period. The bank confirmed that the recent Delta variant spread is a “growing source of uncertainty.” The Euro, albeit almost becalmed last week, as the week before, fell slightly – reflecting the unlikelihood of any rate raise or policy tightening I the next 18 months. So, its Central Banks that continue to support the markets and determine the direction of everything from equities to bonds, foreign exchange, and commodities. ……….and we have another key meeting this week...

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Market News – Investors poised for bumper Q2 resultsCreated: 12th Jul 2021

Well, the Euro2020 dream is over.   But I think we can all agree that the lads did us proud.   And with Gareth Southgate’s vision and the immense talent we are already seeing in such a young squad, hopefully we have some good years ahead for English football. But let’s move on and focus our attention back on the markets and the opportunities they’re giving us.   £1,000 grows to £2,560 in 6 months   If you can spare an hour today at 7pm, check out the free webinar Adrian is hosting.   He’ll be focusing on a strategy we use to trade individual company shares.   Primarily, we focus on Dow Jones 30 stocks – because we’ve found they offer the most opportunities.   But you can also use it to spot high-probability trades on other stocks, including UK-listed ones.   I think you’ll love the simplicity and effectiveness of this strategy.   Going for modest 5% returns on each trade, we’ve achieved a cumulative return of 156% in the first six months of the...

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Market News - Week Commencing 5th JulyCreated: 5th Jul 2021

Dear Fellow Trader,   What a fantastic result for England on Saturday!   Is football coming home? Plenty think it is… and after that performance, the nation got a boost in confidence, that’s for sure.   Let’s see what the guys can do against the Danes on Wednesday.   In the meantime, let’s see what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week.   Before we do that, take a second to grab your place at our Momentum Stocks webinar.   It’s free to attend and we’re seeing great results from trading some of the world’s best-known stocks with a strategy that’s outperforming the Dow Jones. I think you’ll love the simplicity and effectiveness of this strategy.   OK, let’s get to the markets...   US closed for Independence Day   In the US, it’s Independence Day celebrations today so all US markets closed.   Movements will therefore be slightly more restricted.   But also bear in mind with the US closed, that any...

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Market News - Week Commencing 28th JuneCreated: 29th Jun 2021

Dear Fellow Trader, I hope you had a great weekend. In a moment, let’s check in with what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week. First, why not take a moment to book a place at our free stock trading session… click here to register. You’ll learn more about how we’re beating the Dow Jones with our Momentum Stocks strategy. And given how markets are moving right now… it’s a great time to be trading stocks with positive momentum. Let me show you what I mean.   Stock markets bounce back This coming Wednesday marks the end of H1. With US stock markets posting record highs and with other markets benefiting from the reflation trade, it’s been an extraordinary first half of the year. Investors continue to enjoy great returns as companies recover from the effects of the pandemic. Let’s look at last week’s moves. Following a poor performance, the previous week, US equities had their best week since February following the infrastructure spending deal announced by the Biden administration. Forget about the Fed and inflation, all eyes were on this...

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Market News - Week Commencing 21st JuneCreated: 21st Jun 2021

I hope you had a great weekend. let’s check in with what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week. Markets react to Fed ‘guidance’ change Following the slide in US equities on Friday, global markets were lower overnight… The risk-off move was quite marked last week, although we have seen a noticeable rebound off the lows in the overnight futures markets. But it’s clear that traders remain nervous. Financial markets continue to reverberate to the news from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting last week… and the prospect of rising interest rates down the line. In case you weren’t aware… The Fed communicates its intentions to the financial markets using terms referred to as guidance. This states what the Fed’s thinking is on the path of interest rates and other more recent monetary tools such as quantitative easing (QE). QE is the purchase of bonds – both sovereign (i.e. government) and corporate (bonds issued by companies to borrow money). By buying these bonds, the Fed provides liquidity to the financial markets. Up until last week the Fed made it very clear that rates would be kept at record lows for a long time – until at least...

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Market News - Week Commencing 7th JuneCreated: 7th Jun 2021

Monday 7th June 2021 – All eyes on Inflation   Stock markets are on the defensive side overnight following a near record close on US equities On Friday, the Dow came within 1% of its 35,091 all-time high set on 10th May. And the broader S&P500 came just 5 points (0.1%) shy of its record. For now, investors are bullish about the outlook for the world’s largest economy... and about how the US central bank (the Fed) will support markets. Will that change? We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds this week… It’s likely that this week’s US inflation report will be keenly anticipated. That might put a dampener on the markets until it is released this Thursday. Over in the commodity markets, the oil price was weaker overnight. After a strong week last week for US crude (+5.4%), it pulled back around one dollar (1.5%) on Sunday night. Oil traders are waiting for talks this week between Iran and world powers about a nuclear deal that could release further crude oil supply to the markets in concluded positively. Which way these talks go could bring...

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Market News - Week Commencing 12th AprilCreated: 12th Apr 2021

12-04-2021 Markets weaker overnight in Far East despite jump in Alibaba which rallied 5% following the $2.8Bln fine from Chinese regulators re anti competitive practices. Clearly the consensus for a greater fine and this now puts the inquiry to bed. US markets may be given a further boost today following the airing of an interview with Jay Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell described the US economy as being at an inflection point, with growth and new jobs about to accelerate. However he warned that new hot spots of covid infection could impede the recovery which underlined the importance of the vaccine roll out. The hope is that the vaccination program will break the link between infections and hospitalisations whilst slowing the spread of the disease as evidence emerges that what is happening here in the UK.   Review FTSE +178 +2.65% DOW +647 +1.95% S&P +109 +2.71% N ASDQ +420 +3.11% DAX +127 +0.84% NIKKEI -86 -0.3% Equity markets had another positive week, hitting record...

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Live Trading for a big winner on GoldCreated: 17th Feb 2021

People are often asking me to call a live trade in our free introductory events, and whilst that isn’t the purpose of these screenshare sessions, it is something that I like to do from time to time. This week, I was teaching the merits of the 4-hour timeframe, which I consider extremely underrated by many home traders. During the workshop, I also explained some of the details for my 4-hour chart strategy called S4. It is looking at turning points that are confirmed by strong trends. I ran the Trendsignal scanning tool which identified Gold as an upcoming opportunity that would be triggering in the next few minutes. The trade was confirmed at 2pm on Tuesday, and has since gone on to fall over 200 points. Please see the chart below: This is a great example of a Short trade, inline with the dominant trends of the market. Looking at the Annotations on the chart, we can see the “Sell trade” was inline with a down trend on the Daily (DT) and Weekly (WT) timeframes, a descending chart pattern (CP) and the intermediate trend (orange line). It was showing all the hallmarks of a strong continuance of an established downtrend. And here we are now, some 200 points lower. This is a great trade, but it wasn’t the only popular market to trigger an opportunity that day. This chart on EUR/USD...

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Market News - Week Commencing 13th April Created: 13th Apr 2020

Market News Markets continued to recover last week as some data suggested slight curve flattening in the worst affected countries in Europe. Central banks continued to provide support to the market Review   FTSE  +427 +7.89%  DAX +1038 +10.91% DOW Jones +2666 +12.67%  S&P500 +301 +12.10%  Nikkei +1678 +9.42% EURUSD +1.23 +1.13% GBPUSD +0.67 +0.54%  USDJPY unch Gold +64 +3.95%  UKOil -3.17 -9% USOil -5.62 -19.5%   Equities continued their risk correction as equity funds recorded a second week of inflows. News that China was easing some of its lockdown measures added general support whilst investors responded to the positive developments in Europe and the US, the new global epicentre for the epidemic, as infection rates and mortality rates seem to be decelerating. US equities had the best weekly performance since the Great Depression as stock markets responded positively to the start of the flattening of the epidemic curve. US indices have now rallied 25% from their lows on 23rd March. The FTSE100 has also recovered nearly 20% from its lows, whilst the Dax (GER30) has rebounded 28%. The question remains – what will be the lasting impact on economic growth in the world’s major economies and has the market priced in the risk correctly. Clearly the persistent volatility suggests...

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Latest Market News - w/c 16th SeptemberCreated: 16th Sep 2019

Important Financial For the week ahead, commencing 16th September. Including Brexit negotiations, FOMC Economic Projections and much more...  Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - Click here to register....

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Important Financial News - w/c 19th AugustCreated: 21st Aug 2019

The latest market news for the week ahead, including Germany’s Technical Recession, SPX500, Government Bonds and much more... Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - click here to register....

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Important Financial News and Events for the w/c 12th AugustCreated: 14th Aug 2019

The latest market news for the week ahead, including Brexit, GDP, US/ China Trade war and much more... Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - click here to register....

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Latest market news for the w/c 5th August 2019Created: 5th Aug 2019

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Important Financial News for the week ahead - 29th JulyCreated: 29th Jul 2019

The latest market news for the w/c 29th July. You can attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets. Click here to register.  ...

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Latest Market News for w/c 22nd July 2019Created: 22nd Jul 2019

Your important financial news for the week ahead - including Crude Oil, Stock Markets, the upcoming election for the Conservative Party and much more.  ...

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China's economy growth stagnating...Created: 22nd Jan 2019

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What the EU has said on Brexit talks...Created: 10th Dec 2018

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Will the Fed be forced to pause?Created: 26th Nov 2018

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Latest on the impending US - China trade warCreated: 22nd May 2018

  We focus on the updated news on the impending US – China trade war. With a new all-time high in the FTSE100 last week, we discuss the key data on inflation and retail sales out this week and whether this will support prices further. We also discuss the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, due to be published this Wednesday and the effect on the markets we track. The week is concluded with focus on speeches from central bankers at a conference in Stockholm....

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What will be the FOMC's interest rate decision be?Created: 1st May 2018

FOMC interest rate decision. Plus, manufacturing and service sector PMIs from UK and US.    ...

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Chief analyst - Why has growth in the Eurozone slowed down?Created: 23rd Apr 2018

  This week we look at the comments made by the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney regarding the outlook for interest rates in the UK. We discuss the implications of Trump opening up another front with comments last week about the manipulation of the oil market. The ECB meet again this week for the their monthly policy meeting and we discuss the apparent slowdown in the EUROZONE and how the ECB might react....

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What to expect for US Earnings in Q2..Created: 9th Apr 2018

Whilst the equity markets swoon at the ongoing phony trade war between US and China, we focus our attention this week on US inflation data and the FOMC minutes from the policy meeting held on 21st March. We discuss the start of the U.S. second quarter earnings season with heightened expectations for some bumper numbers. Banks are the first to update the market, with Q2 results from JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and Citi released this Friday.    ...

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Chief analyst - Key US non-farm employment news... Created: 5th Mar 2018

  This week we discuss the upcoming Central Bank policy meetings, with ECB taking centre stage with focus on what guidance the Bank will give about interest rates in the Eurozone. The key US Non-Farm Employment data is released this Friday with particular interest on the average hourly earnings, which last month was the catalyst for a sharp drop in global equities as traders and investors fretted about a pick-up in inflation. Service sector data in UK and US provide interest early on in the week....

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Chief analyst - Analysis of the FOMC meeting minutes this weekCreated: 19th Feb 2018

  Chinese New year celebrations this week and Presidents Day on Monday may reduce activity but focus still remains on the effects following the global equity markets sell-off ten days ago. The USD fell sharply against major currencies last week, casting doubt amongst analysts about the path of rates in the US. We discuss the FOMC minutes to be released this week which may give more clues about the Federal Reserve’s thinking about the slight pick-up in inflation and likely path of interest rate under the new Chairman, Jerome Powell. We also discuss the second release of the UK’s GDP and a speech by Mark Carney....

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What to expect in the upcoming FOMC Meeting...Created: 29th Jan 2018

  An important week for data as we focus on the key Non-farm employment data this Friday. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, following the anniversary of his first year in office. We discuss the Eurozone inflation data and the interest expectations in the USA with the last FOMC meeting to be chaired by the outgoing chairperson Janet Yellen – soon to be replaced by Trump nomination, Jerome H. Powell. Key Q4 results are also discussed with a quarter of the S&P500 reporting this week....

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Chief analyst - How the US Government shutdown will impact the marketsCreated: 22nd Jan 2018

  In this week’s market news we discuss the news over the weekend and the impact on the markets of the impasse in Congress between Republicans and Democrats resulting in US government shutdown. The World Economic Forum in Davos will be watched closely as the world’s mega-rich and powerful meet to discuss global challenges. Two key Central bank meetings are also considered – the monthly policy meetings from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. Key GDP data is also being released giving us insight into how the UK and USA economies performed in the fourth quarter in 2017....

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Latest market news for the week aheadCreated: 18th Dec 2017

Final full week of the year. This week markets will be looking to the US to see if President Trump can get his Tax Reform Bill through Congress. Theresa May meets with her cabinet to prepare for phase two the Brexit negotiations, which will focus on trade and security. The Spanish region of Catalonia holds regional elections Thursday which could be a problem for the Spanish government if the separatists are successful. Data highlights this week include the third reading of US Q3 GDP, UK Current Account and US Durable Goods....

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Important FX news for week ahead - 9th OctoberCreated: 9th Oct 2017

Quieter week this week. FOMC minutes on Wednesday as always very important especially after that NFP data miss, as well as further guidance on CPI and Retail sales in the USA on Friday.   There was also ripples in the FX and index markets on Friday after non farm payroll came in way under expectations. -33k jobs instead of 88k expected! Sure the Dollar jumped immediately on the data, but as common sense would suggest, it then fall after 3pm Friday.   Oil markets fell on the week, in fact giving us great short opportunities on Brent and Nymex, and profits on both, Nymex closing over $2 down on the week...

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Financial market news - Week commencing 25th April Created: 25th Apr 2016

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