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Forex Forecast: Pairs In Focus – Sunday, August 19

Forex Forecast: Pairs In Focus – Sunday, August 19

The difference between success and failure in Forex trading is very likely to depend upon which currency pairs you choose to trade each week, and not on the exact trading methods you might use to determine trade entries and exits. Each week I am going to analyze fundamentals, sentiment and technical positions in order to […]
The Bulls Are Moving To Different Pastures

The Bulls Are Moving To Different Pastures

Friday’s up move in the SPY, DIA, and IWM further solidified the shift that had been happening all week. The shift is the bulls shifting their preference of big tech stocks into other areas of the market. The shift out of semiconductors (SMH) and some other tech names such as FB has been obvious in […]
HUD Files Formal Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

HUD Files Formal Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a formal complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination. HUD claims Facebook enables advertisers to control which users receive housing-related ads based upon the recipient’s race, color, religion, […]
Tech Stocks: What’s Hitting Semis?

Tech Stocks: What’s Hitting Semis?

Semiconductor stocks have been weak of late after a recent Morgan Stanley downgrade and some negative data-points. While the stock market is close to all-time highs the semiconductor chart (SMH) is struggling. We pointed out semiconductor technicals being week in early July and they have continued to under-perform. Weak Action Last Week While the rest of the stock market was […]
USDJPY Weekly Analysis – Sunday, August 19

USDJPY Weekly Analysis – Sunday, August 19

USDJPY broke below the falling trend line on the daily chart and is now in the downtrend from 113.17. A further decline could be expected in a couple of days and the next target would be at the 108.00 area. Resistance is at 111.50 and 113.17, only a break above these levels could trigger another […]
Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Of Aug. 20

Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Of Aug. 20

EM FX stabilized last week as the situation in Turkey calmed somewhat. Reports Friday that the US and China are hoping to resolve the trade dispute also helped EM FX ahead of the weekend. However, TRY remains vulnerable as the US threatens more sanctions due to the pastor. Both S&P and Moody’s downgraded it ahead […]
Weekly Trading Forecast: US-China Trade Talks And A Rebound In Equities Warms Speculative Interest For Next Week

Weekly Trading Forecast: US-China Trade Talks And A Rebound In Equities Warms Speculative Interest For Next Week

US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar Rally May Resume on Fed Minutes, Jackson Hole Symposium The US Dollar fell from an 18-month high on hopes for trade war de-escalation. August’s FOMC meeting minutes and the Jackson Hole Symposium may revive the rally. Euro Forecast: EUR/USD Vulnerable to Dovish ECB Minutes, Hawkish Fed Symposium The Fed’s Economic Symposium may curb the […]
How To Manipulate People With Interest Rates

How To Manipulate People With Interest Rates

Most experts agree that through the manipulation of short-term interest rates, the central bank by means of expectations regarding future interest rate policy, can also dictate the direction of long-term interest rates. In this way of thinking expectations regarding future short-term interest rates are instrumental in setting the long-term rates. (Note the long-term rates are […]
Growing Reluctance To Move: Job Relocations Down

Growing Reluctance To Move: Job Relocations Down

Despite a tight labor market with numerous openings, there’s a growing reluctance to move. The Wall Street Journal reports Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for New Jobs. Fewer Americans are moving around the country to pursue new work opportunities, as a tighter labor market and changing family ties make people less willing to uproot their lives for […]
Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong Dollar Eye On Central Banks’ Defense At Key Levels

Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong Dollar Eye On Central Banks’ Defense At Key Levels

FUNDAMENTAL FORECAST FOR CNH: Neutral PBOC stepped in twice when the USD/CNH broke above 6.90, a key threshold below 7.0. US-China Trade war and weak Chinese fundamentals add difficulties to support the Yuan. USD/HKD touched the lower limit of 7.85, a level that HKMA will continue to defend. The offshore Chinese Yuan gained against the U.S. Dollar this week after nine […]