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EUR/USD: Poor US statistics pull the pair upwards

EUR/USD: Poor US statistics pull the pair upwards



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Throughout all week, the European currency has been growing against the USD, undergoing deep corrections. The rise in the pair was mainly driven by negative US macro-economic statistics on the main sectors of the US economy. On Monday U.S. negative data on retail sales, key indices, industrial production and labor market became known. Because of the negative impact of the US releases, the pair… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 17, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: demand for the USD will continue to grow

USD/JPY: demand for the USD will continue to grow



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This week the American currency has been declining against major currencies, including the Yen. The decline in the USD is associated with the negative macro-economic statistics on retail sales, key indices and US industrial production. At the same time, Japanese currency has received support from economic news. Investors started to take profit on long positions, which decreases demand for the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 16, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Brent: energy prices will grow

Brent: energy prices will grow



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At the beginning of April the price of oil has grown amid weakening in the USD. In addition, the news from the US shale giants is negative: large companies have suspended drilling rigs operations and reduced the number of new rigs; many companies bear losses, therefore in the near future oil production will drop significantly.



On the other hand, volume of production in Saudi Arabia has reached the new… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general review

EUR/USD: general review



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The pair EUR/USD continues to lose positions at today’s trades. The USD has been strengthening for the 6th consecutive day amid expectations of the increase in the interest rate by the US Fed. After the release of the minutes of the meeting of the Open Market Committee, investors begun to believe that the US monetary authorities can introduce this measure as early as this June. The assumption is supported by the positive… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 13, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: Pound can reach five-year lows

GBP/USD: Pound can reach five-year lows



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After reaching the key resistance level of 1.4990, the pair GBP/USD sharply went down, breaking down important support levels of 1.4800, 1.4750 and 1.4700. Such rapid decline in the pair was primarily caused by strengthening in the USD after the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve. The majority of the American regulator voted for the increase in interest rates this June. In addition, main… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: remains a chance of significant correction

USD/JPY: remains a chance of significant correction



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This week, the pair USD/JPY had repeatedly tested important resistance level of 120.30, but failed to break it down. At the beginning of this week the pair regained after last Friday’s decline. However, on Wednesday the announcement by the Bank of Japan, that monetary policy would remain unchanged, has caused short-term correction. Investors had expected that new incentive measures would be… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 9, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of NZD/USD

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of NZD/USD



NZD/USD, H4

Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is above Kijun-sen, both lines are directed steeply up. Chinkou Span line is above the price chart; current cloud has reversed from descending to ascending. The pair has broken through the cloud and is trying to consolidate above its upper border (0.7543). The next obstacle for the price on its way up will be one of the previous minimums of Chinkou Span line… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 8, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: the pair will reverse downwards

EUR/USD: the pair will reverse downwards



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At the end of last week European currency started to strengthen against the USD amid negative US labour market statistics. Yesterday, additional pressure on the American currency was caused by the negative data on the US business activity index. The pair EUR/USD went up and almost reached key resistance level and the local highs of 1.1050.



Today, European currency started to lose positions due to… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 7, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of USD/CHF

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of USD/CHF



USD/CHF, H4

Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is above Kijun-sen, the red line is directed downwards, while the blue one remains horizontal. Chinkou Span line has crossed the price chart from above; current Kumo-cloud has reversed from descending to ascending. The pair has entered the cloud and is trying the break down its lower border. The closest resistance level is Kijun-sen line (0.9656). the next… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 2, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Investors Look at Recent Growth in Hedge Fund Industry

Hedge fund assets have really started to grow in recent years. While this shouldn't be viewed as an endorsement of any specific investment product, it might speak volumes about the health of the industry. A recent report stated that the industry's total managed assets are over $3 trillion, and investors added around $13 billion of new capital in February 2015 alone.
Analysts feel that 2014 was something of a bad year, but the industry itself looks quite healthy all things…
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Added by yuval on April 1, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: the euro rallies on investors' interest

EUR/USD: the euro rallies on investors' interest



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Last week, Germany published strong data on key indexes that supported the European currency, and EUR/USD reached the key resistance level and local high at 1.1000. At the end of the last trading week, the American currency re-appreciated against the Euro against a backdrop of positive statistics for US labour market and weak data on the eurozone's loan sector.



The pair is slowly falling… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 30, 2015 at 3:22pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: waiting for publication of US GDP

GBP/USD: waiting for publication of US GDP



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This week, GBP/USD quotes have tested a resistance level of 1.4980 a couple of times, but failed to break it down. The latest attempt was made on Thursday after publication of positive statistics for UK retail sales. The index registered a 5.1% year-on-year increase and 0.7% month-on-month increase, with both values exceeding forecasts. However, it should be noted that the increase in sales is due to… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 27, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

AUD/USD: potential for growth exists

AUD/USD: potential for growth exists



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AUD/USD has continued to trade within a wide upward channel this week. Today, quotes have reached its lower border and then started to rally again. The price is currently located near the middle line of Bollinger bands coinciding with a level of 0.7855. The bands themselves are narrowing as it happens ahead of a serious price jump. Market participants are not likely to risk before tomorrow's publication of… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 26, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: analysis and forecast

EUR/USD: analysis and forecast



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EUR/USD clawed back a part of lost positions after yesterday's fall. The dollar was supported on Tuesday after publication of statistics for US inflation. Core consumer price index grew by 1.7% year-on-year and by 0.2% month-on-month. Both indexes were higher than expected. Today, market participants are waiting for February's data on US durable goods orders that are forecast to decrease.



Support and… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 25, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

XAU/USD: general review

XAU/USD: general review



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Gold quotes continue to rise slowly as Fed failed to provide information on the dates of an interest rate rise at the latest meeting. An important resistance level is at 1200.00 and coincides with M200 moving average. If the price consolidates above it, it may continue to grow to 1250.00-1265.00.



On the whole, as many experts believe, gold remains a perfect asset for increasing money due to low interest rates… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 24, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of EUR/USD

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of EUR/USD



EUR/USD, H4



Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is above Kijun-sen, they are both directed upwards. Chinkou Span line is above the price chart; current cloud is ascending. The pair has broken through the cloud and is still rising. The closest support level is the upper border of the cloud (1.0789). One of the previous maximums of Chinkou Span line is expected to be a resistance level at… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 23, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Brent: general overview

Brent: general overview



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As expected, Brent crude oil dropped yesterday to about 54.00 due to a technical correction, but failed either to consolidate below or push off from this level. For want of important macroeconomic releases market participants have not been active and the market has been quite calm. At the same time, many analysts think that the growth of oil prices won't last long. The increase in US oil stocks and the high oil production… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 20, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

NZD/USD: the pair is under correction after yesterday's growth

NZD/USD: the pair is under correction after yesterday's growth



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NZD/USD has been highly volatile his week. Quotes dropped to a level of 0.7274 on Tuesday once the information on an 8.8% decrease in dairy prices was published. However, the price increased sharply on Wednesday having reached a 2-week high at 0.7547. The increase was due to FED's meeting where the outlook for US GDP growth for a few next years was downgraded. Thus, it may amount to… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 19, 2015 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of GBP/USD

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of GBP/USD



GBP/USD, H4



Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is below Kijun-sen, they are both turning downwards once again. Chinkou Span line is below the price chart; current Kumo-cloud is descending. After another correction the pair resumes its movement towards the level of 1.4685. The closest resistance level is Tenkan-sen line (1.4800).







GBP/USD, D1



On the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on March 17, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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