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Yohay Elam has been into forex trading for over 5 years, and shares the experience and the knowledge accumulated after taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, Elam has earned the significant share of his knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ... more

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Spain Will Begin Suspending Catalan Autonomy On Saturday – EUR/USD Falls
Spain is the fourth-largest economy in the euro-zone and led its recent recovery. The current crisis is already taking a toll on tourism. The longer it lasts, the deeper the economic damage.
UK Retail Sales Badly Disappoint, Falling 0.8% – GBP Falls
Retail sales dropped by 0.8% m/m in the UK, much worse than -0.1% expected and with a downward revision. Year over year, sales are up only 1.2$ against 2.1% expected.
AUD/USD Hardly Rises Despite Robust Jobs Report, Chinese GDP
The Australian dollar should be on a roll after data from both Australia and its No. 1 trading partner China point upwards. AUD/USD is trading around 0.7870, up from the lows of 0.7840.
Jacinda Ardern Will Become New Zealand PM – NZD/USD Crashes
Markets preferred the incumbent Bill English of the more market-friendly National which held power for around a decade. The New Zealand currency doesn’t like the election results, and falls by more than 1%.
USD/CAD: Towards 1.25 Or 1.30 By Year-End?; NAFTA Negotiations Key – BTMU
BTMU FX Strategy Research notes that CAD has been undermined in the near-term by renewed concerns over the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.
UK Wages Rise To 2.2% – GBP/USD Follows
Wages are up 2.2% y/y in the UK in August, better than expected and with an upwards revision for July which is now 2.2% instead of 2.1%. Excluding bonuses, wages are up 2.1%, also above 2% predicted.
Draghi Does Not Lift The Euro
Draghi’s opening remarks at the ECB conference focus on structural reforms rather than on monetary policy. He ties between the two topics, but it is hard to see anything to move the markets.
Is EUR/USD In A “Buy The Dips” Mode?
Societe Generale Cross Asset Strategy Research expects EUR/USD dips-buyers to emerge on further move towards 1.1720 ahead of the key support around 1.1660/18.
German ZEW Sentiment Misses With 17.6 – EUR/USD Ticks Lower
Business confidence is not going anywhere fast, according to the ZEW Economic Sentiment measure for October 2017. EUR/USD was trading around 1.1767 ahead of the publication. Support awaits at 1.1720 and resistance is at 1.1820.
UK Inflation Hits 3% As Expected – GBP/USD Slides
Headline inflation comes at 3%, as expected. Core inflation also meets the early forecasts and stands at 2.7%. The RPI slightly missed expectations and remained at 3.9%.
GBP/USD Is Becoming Complicated, Like Brexit Negotiations
The pound is becoming quite tricky to trade, says NAB, as Brexit negotiations look complicated as well, as analyzed by BofAML.
EUR/USD: A Bullish Move Out Of The Range?
EUR/USD is off the highs but has never gone too low. The pair is still trading on relatively high ground and quite stuck in a range.
GBP/USD Falls To Support As May’s Brussels Trip Looks Unfruitful
GBP/USD is falling to support at 1.3230. Further support awaits only at 1.3110. Resistance is at 1.3340.
GBP/USD Ticks Up On Effort To Reignite Brexit Talks
GBP/USD is trading slightly higher, flirting with the 1.33 level. Further resistance is at 1.3370.
Catalan Crisis Deepens: Puigdemont Refuses To Play By Rajoy’s Rules – EUR/USD Slides
The Catalan government is ready for a dialog that could last two months and also calls for a meeting, but it's unclear whether declaration was declared.
USD/CAD Forecast Oct. 16-20, 2017
Dollar/CAD slipped from the highs in a much-needed correction. The upcoming week’s highlights are the inflation and retail sales reports.
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