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Stocks jump, dollar drops despite hawkish Fed
Sentiment was cheerful Thursday morning, and it looks like the recent correction in stocks might be over as dip buyers stepped in, sending equities higher and erasing most of the losses as the Fed supported risk assets by its recent decision.
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Investors anxious ahead of the FOMC decision
Sentiment improved on Wednesday after some "positive" news from China as traders are getting ready for today's FOMC decision. 
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Are dip buyers back?
Yesterday's massive sell-off in stocks is being met with solid dip-buying today as EU indices are more than 1% higher during the London session. At the same time, US equity futures are advancing notably as well.
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Sentiment remains sour as Evergrande nears bankruptcy.
Stocks crashed on Monday, undermined by very bearish sentiment, sending EU indices down 2% during the London session. US indices were nearly 1% lower. 
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Precious metals crater, dollar strengthens notably
Thursday saw some massive selling in precious metals, sending silver 4% lower. Gold also plummeted to one-month lows below 1,750 USD.
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Precious metals under pressure as dollar regains strength
The US dollar regained some strength on Thursday, pushing the EURUSD pair back below the 1.18 threshold, undermining both gold and silver.
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Greenback eases ahead of CPI data.
The US dollar traded broadly lower on Tuesday, pushing the EURUSD pair above the 1.18 level again as investors anxiously anticipate today's US inflation numbers.
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WTI, USD, and equities rise in tandem on Monday
The USD was bid on Monday and was seen higher against most of its major peers, pushing the EURUSD pair below its 50-day moving average at 1.18.
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It's Friday; stocks are up!
Equity indices rose on Friday, and sentiment seems positive during the London session. Stocks usually go up on Fridays, and today might be no exception.
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EURUSD defends 1.18 ahead of ECB decision
The EURUSD pair managed to defend its 50-day moving average at 1.18, and bulls are trying to buy the dip, sending the euro 30 pips higher ahead of today's ECB monetary policy decision.
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Stocks decline as sentiment turns negative.
Yesterday's session started in a bearish mood for US equity indices, and Wednesday continued selling, dragging all the main benchmarks notably lower.
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Equities slide on Tuesday, EU investors getting ready for a batch of EU eco numbers
The greenback ticker higher on Tuesday, and investors took some profits from yesterday's rally in stock indices, dragging them slightly lower during the London session.
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Nasdaq posts new highs, sentiment remains positive
On Monday, US equity benchmarks continued in their uptrends, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index rising to new all-time highs during the London session, while the SP500 and Dow Jones indices also climbed.
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Dollar suffers ahead of today's payrolls.
Investors continued to dump the USD on Friday, and it was down six days in a row, pushing the EURUSD pair toward the 1.19 threshold, where the critical resistance is located. 
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Greenback remains under pressure, stocks getting volatile.
The USD continued to decline against most of its major peers on Thursday, with the EURUSD pair trying to settle above 1.1850, while commodity currencies (NZD and AUD) remained the strongest since Friday's Powell speech.
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Dollar continues to suffer; stocks rocket higher
Another day, another record high in US stock markets, pushing the SP500 index above 4,540 USD and the Nasdaq 100 index toward 15,700 USD.
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Dollar remains offered after dovish Powell.
The greenback slid on Monday, following a large drop on Friday as Jerome Powell disappointed dollar bulls with his Jackson Hole speech.
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All eyes (and ears) on Powell's speech
The long-awaited day and hour are finally here, and today, we should find out when the tapering will most likely begin. 
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Jackson Hole Symposium is finally here!
A little bit of risk-off trading was observed on Thursday as traders are bracing for today's data and the start of the Jackson Hole conference.
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Positive sentiment continues on Wednesday.
Today, the greenback was seen flat during the London session, but precious metals corrected their yesterday's gains. Gold was down half a percent, back below 1,800 USD, while silver traded near 26.70 USD.
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Stocks rise to record highs, dollar dumped ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium
Equities rocketed higher yesterday and the Nasdaq 100 index + the SP500 index rose to new record highs, while the Dow is lagging a bit.
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Monday starts in a positive mood.
It looks like the new week kicked off in a risk-on environment as the USD dropped and equities + commodities are pushing higher.
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Commodities advance as greenback consolidates on Friday
Precious metals and oil were trading higher on Friday as the US dollar was seen flat, moving nowhere today.
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Dollar at 9-mth highs as Fed hints at tapering.
ON Thursday, the USD pushed sharply higher as yesterday's FOMC minutes showed a hawkish surprise, supporting the greenback and tanking equities. 
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Equities recover on Wednesday amid improving sentiment.
Wednesday has been bullish for equities so far, and both EU and US indices were trading stronger during the London session.
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Another European risk-off session on Tuesday
Risk assets came under renewed selling pressure on Tuesday, with indices and commodity currencies diving. 
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Dollar trying to recover from Friday' sell-off
The greenback is trying to erase some of Friday's losses on Monday, although fresh buying seems to be lacking.
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Gold and silver rise as dollar fails to hold gains.
Precious metals were trading higher, with gold erasing all of this week's losses as it was attacking the 1,760 USD resistance, forming a large weekly bullish pin bar.
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Sterling advances after data, US PPI in focus now.
The financial markets have been calm during the Asian session, and most of the major asset classes are trading without any significant movements.
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Greenback advances ahead of CPI data.
The US dollar continued in its rally against the euro, yen, and sterling and traded higher during Wednesday's London session.
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Greenback ticks higher amid tapering expectations
The USD was broadly higher on Tuesday, although gains have been small so far, with the EURUSD pair trading at fresh four-month lows at 1.1730.
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Gold crashes, ends long-term bull market.
The bullion cratered during the Asian session, dropping nearly 5% in minutes, before recovering most of the losses.
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Investors nervous ahead of the NFP number
Stocks were somewhat lower during the London session on Friday, while precious metals also fell as investors are getting ready for today's important macro data from the US.
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Dollar slips on Thursday, stocks move higher.
The greenback failed to hold yesterday's gains, and it was trading lower against most of the major peers during the London session on Thursday.
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NZD soars after labor market data, precious metals advance
The New Zealand dollar was trading nearly 1% stronger on Wednesday, rising to one-month highs after strong labor market data.
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Aussie strengthens after hawkish RBA; stocks stumble near record highs.
The Australian dollar was trading half a percent stronger today, and it was the best performing major currency during the London session.
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Equities continue higher, dollar flat on Monday.
It looks like the long-term trends will continue this week, meaning stocks should push higher while the USD is expected to move sideways.
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Euro Poised to Advance Higher
The greenback slumped further down after the country published preliminary estimate of Q2 GDP.
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FOMC Elevates Precious Metals
The price of silver and gold continue to rise capitalizing on the Fed’s stance and the weaker US Dollar.
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Dollar Weakens Against Major Rivals
The greenback could not hold on to its gains and went down against major components of DXY, trading below 92.50.
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Dollar indices record fresh highs
Despite making some early losses, US Dollar made gains against all major currencies leading to US Dollar Index (DXY) closing with fresh highs.
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XAG/USD bears back in control
Silver bears are back on the prowl with the price falling down below the weekly support line, making over a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement.
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Market Sentiment Improves
Continuing improvement in market sentiments is helping bulls across the market gain better control.
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Markets in Recovery Mode
Decent gains and consolidations were seen in the market suggesting a shift to recovery mode. The resilience is increasing the optimism among investors and the markets are expected to perform better in the coming days.
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Will Australia Register a Weak Recovery Rate?
Latest economist poll done by Reuters suggest that Australia may record the weakest growth rate this quarter against all expectations and forecasts.
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China Showing Signs of Recovery
China maintained its benchmark loan prime rate unchanged for both short-term and long-term corporate and household loans. With the risk of delta variant of COVID-19 still playing at the back of the mind, investors decided to stay out of risky assets, which resulted in China’s Interest Rate Decision making not much of an impact in the forex market.
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Market continues to lick its wounds
Gold, major currencies and Dogecoin are still licking their wounds inflicted in the last week(s). While some currencies have recorded mild gains, others like USD/CAD has shown promising signs of improvement by remaining firm amidst corona woes.
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Dollar lower ahead of US retail sales, equities flat
So far, volatility has been minimal on Friday, with main equity benchmarks trading flat and the greenback sliding against most of its major peers.
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Greenback continues to decline after dovish Powell's testimony.
The USD dollar was down again on Thursday, with the EURUSD pair trading 0.2% stronger during the London session, last seen near 1.1850.
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Precious metals bid after US inflation data
Both gold and silver were trading higher on Wednesday, although gains were not that impressive, following the biggest US inflation in 13 years.
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Dollar flat ahead of US CPI
The greenback has been without any significant volatility so far today as investors await inflation data from the world's biggest economy.
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Commodities ease amid stronger dollar.
It looks like the new week will start in the bullish mode for the greenback, while equities have been unmoved so far, trading near their Friday's closing levels.
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Equities correct Thursday's losses, CAD flat ahead of labor market data
It looks like volatility will continue today as US bonds continue to stage wild swings, which is somewhat unusual for this safe-haven asset.
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Stocks drop after FOMC minutes
Thursday saw some strong selling in US equities, pushing them 1% lower as the FOMC minutes confirmed a slightly hawkish tone left from the latest Fed's decision.
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US 10-year yield down to 4-mth lows ahead of FOMC minutes.
It looks like the recent uptrend in 10-year yields might be over as the yield is now testing the crucial uptrend line from August lows.
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Gold back above 1,800 USD as dollar loses its appeal again.
It looks like the short-term uptrend in the USD is over, and the long-term downtrend will continue as traders are still digesting Friday's labor market data.
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USD strengthens ahead of US labor market data
The greenback was trading higher on Friday, waiting for the labor market update, due later in the day. 
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Dollar near multi-month highs ahead of labor market numbers
It looks like the bullish momentum in the USD pairs will continue throughout the rest of the week as the dollar index rose to its highest in three months. 
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Gold slammed for second day, Nasdaq at record highs.
The greenback seems to be picking up some bullish momentum, weighing negatively on precious metals and other commodities. 
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Greenback advances on Tuesday, pushing commodities lower.
The USD was broadly higher during the London session on Tuesday, with the EURUSD pair dropping toward the 1.19 level again.
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Oil seems unstoppable, pushes toward 75 USD
The WTI oil seems to be one of the best-performing assets in the current inflation environment, and on Monday, it was up again, trading slightly below the important 75 USD level.
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Markets consolidate ahead of inflation data.
The greenback was flat during the London session on Friday, while US indices also trod water, waiting for the inflation figures later in the day.
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US stocks advance, dollar eases ahead of US data.
Equity benchmarks were seen higher during the London session today, while the USD continues to slide, although only modestly so far.
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Nasdaq at record highs, dollar erases last week's gains.
It looks like the long-term trends will prevail in many assets, despite last week's setback, with the USD being offered while US stocks keep roaring higher.
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USD gains on Tuesday, all eyes on Powell's testimony
Volatility is expected to be elevated today as yesterday's relief rally in most assets seems to be fading. 
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Everything rallies on Monday
Today, Investors were in a totally different mood than Friday, and stocks, metals, oil, and the EURUSD pair rallied notably.
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Precious metals soar as dollar loses steam on Friday.
Both gold and silver were more than 1% higher on Friday as they were quickly erasing this week's losses, supported today by the halt in the US dollar strengthening. 
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Gold craters amid hawkish Fed
The bullion has dropped 80 USD over the last two days and was down nearly 2% on Thursday, trading at around 1,780 USD during the US session.
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Markets in turmoil after hawkish Fed
Wednesday brought some huge volatility to the markets as the Federal Reserve surprised with a hawkish tone in its rate projections.
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Markets anxious ahead of FOMC decision
Traders are bracing for today's FOMC decision, due later in the day. The Fed is not expected to change monetary policy, but odds are the central bank will surprise with a hawkish statement following skyrocketing inflation in the US. 
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Dollar slightly lower, stocks rise on Tuesday.
European equities rose for an eighth straight session on Tuesday, posting the longest winning streak since 2019 as the ECB said it wouldn't scale back its QE program any time soon. 
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Precious metals plunge as inflation fears retreat.
Friday saw some selling in gold and silver, and the trend continued on Monday. Both metals were circa 1% lower during the London session.
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Dollar loses after biggest inflation data in decades.
The EURUSD pair returned to 1.22, USDJPY dropped toward 109, and commodity-linked currencies were all bid after the inflation fiasco continues to worsen in the US.
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Markets nervous ahead of CPI & ECB
Investors remain anxious ahead of today's major macro events - May's CPI report will be under very close scrutiny.
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Dollar eases, focus on BoC today.
Volatility has been low so far on Wednesday, but the USD remained under bearish pressure.
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Greenback ticks higher on Tuesday
The US dollar was trying to recover from the post-NFP sell-off, with the dollar index trading 0.2% stronger today.
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WTI at 70 as inflation fears are getting worse
It looks like today's session will be a bit more volatile than an usual Monday's session.
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Equities consolidate ahead of US labor market data.
US benchmarks fell on Thursday, reacting to better than expected US data, which might force the Fed to start tightening monetary policy sooner than expected.
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Dollar advances ahead of labor market data.
The US dollar was up broadly on Thursday, pushing the EURUSD pair below 1.22 and the USDJPY pair toward the important 110 level. 
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Greenback trying to recover from the recent selling pressure
The US dollar was slightly higher on Wednesday, trying to erase some of the recent losses. The USDJPY pair was seen rising toward the 110 threshold again.
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Euro higher ahead of EU CPIs
The EURUSD pair continued in its uptrend and was trading slightly higher during the London session on Tuesday, settling above the 1.22 level.
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Precious metals jump as dollar continues to bleed.
Monday has been calm so far, with markets consolidating after Friday's volatility.
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US yields move higher, stocks and metals ease on Friday.
The 10-year US yield rose on Friday, following more stimulus by the US, and it managed to get back above the 1.6% level.
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Sentiment worsens on Thursday.
Equity benchmarks slid on Thursday, erasing yesterday's gains as taper chatter became more serious. 
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Precious metals soar as dollar continues to sink.
Yesterday, the US new home sales dropped to 863,000 for April, well below the expectations of 970,000 and also below 917,000 scored in March. Additionally, consumer confidence weakened to 117.2 for May.
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Stocks continue higher after barrage of Fed speakers.
Many Fed officials spoke Monday, reiterating that inflation is only temporary and the central won't scale back stimulus any time soon. 
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USD plummets yet another time

The US dollar gave ground on Thursday, giving back the gains it made on the FOMC minutes, thus once again moving to the multi-month lows. 

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PBOC leaves rates unchanged
The PBOC has, for the thirteenth straight month, maintained its one-year LPR at 3.85% while keeping the 5-year LPR at 4.65%.
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Stocks hammered, silver reversing, and oil weaker.
Yesterday's session on Wall Street started in a bullish regime, but a late-day decline took the indices lower, and the sell-off continued on Wednesday.
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Oil, metals at new swing highs
The inflation hedge continues to be played by investors, with precious metals and oil rising to new swing highs today. 
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Stocks consolidate after Friday's rally.
Monday has been calm so far, and equity markets were slightly lower during the London session, consolidating after the huge Friday's rally.
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Equities rally hard as inflation worries wane.
Yesterday's bounce in equity indices was powerful, but the momentum seems to be continuing today, with US benchmarks trading notably higher during the London session.
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Stocks slammed after inflation numbers.
According to data released on Wednesday, the US consumer price index rose 4.2% in April from a year ago, well above expectations of 3.6% and climbing to its highest rate since the 2008 financial crisis.
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Stocks steady, precious metals lower on Wednesday
Yesterday's selling in stock markets seems to be slowing, and both EU and US indices were trading somewhat higher on Wednesday.
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Equities dive as inflation concerns rise again.
Traders sold equities on Monday and Tuesday, with the Nasdaq 100 index dropping 3% yesterday to the lowest level in a month.
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Markets in calm mode on Monday
It looks like today's trading might not be that volatile as the London session is seeing only small movements across the major asset classes.
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Markets anxious ahead of US NFPs
Volatility has been higher so far on Friday, with EU indices trading higher again, but the US benchmarks seen flattish at the time of writing.
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Precious metals bid on busy Thursday
Traders paid attention to German factory orders, which rose 3% on a monthly basis and 27.8% year-on-year. Both numbers surpassed forecasts, which lifted the EURUSD pair to 1.2030.
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Stocks trying to recover from yesterday's decline
Wednesday started a bit more positive than Tuesday, and EU bourses were nearly 1% higher, while US indices were up by 0.3%.
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Oil and copper near cycle highs amid inflation pressures
Both oil and copper were trading lower on Tuesday but remained near their cycle highs reached earlier this week. 
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All attention on the manufacturing sector today
US indices were slightly higher on Monday, trying to start another leg higher, while EU bourses were nearly 1% stronger.
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EU stocks advance, US equities fall.
It looks like the earning session in the US was not taken positively, and indices reversed yesterday's gains to close in negative territory.
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Equities supported by dovish Fed, corporate earnings
Most of the markets continued in their medium-term trends on Thursday, with stocks and oil trading higher, while the USD fell. 
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Precious metals slide as yields stage a bullish breakout.
Gold and silver declined on Wednesday, while the USD gained as US yields are accelerating higher again. 
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Yields rise ahead of FOMC meeting; equities hold gains.
It looks like a volatile day again as investors are waiting for the Fed meeting, which usually leads to market movements. 
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Calm Monday, investors waiting for macro updates
On Friday, the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde assured market participants that reductions in the central bank’s emergency bond-buying program were not discussed.
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Busy Friday amid many macro data
It looks like a busy day for traders as the macro calendar is full of many important updates. 
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Stocks & euro advance ahead of ECB meeting
Wednesday was a positive day for equities and the single currency, with the bullish momentum staying in place on Thursday.
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Equities drift higher after yesterday's slump.
It looks like the recent selling in equities might be over as indices were down two days in a row, which is somewhat unprecedented nowadays. 
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Euro keeps rising amid soaring German yields.
The EURUSD pair has been rising sharply recently, bolstered by the rising German yields as the 10-year yield rose to new cycle highs near -0.218%. 
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Stocks, Dollar, oil consolidate on a quiet Monday.
It looks like volatility will be low today as all the markets were consolidating after last week's big movements.
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Dollar eases again, DAX at record highs.
Another day, another new all-time high for the German DAX index, despite the never-ending lockdown in Germany and rising EURUSD pair. 
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DAX at record highs despite rising euro
The German DAX index is trading near its record highs, despite the surging EURUSD pair. 
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Nasdaq at record highs again
Tuesday was a very bullish day for US equities, and the technology index Nasdaq 100 rose above the 14,000 USD level for the very first time. 
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Yields rise ahead of CPI data.
The 10-year US yields were attacking the 1.7% barrier again, and it looks like the uptrend in yields is still intact. 
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Markets consolidate after Sunday's Powell speech
Jerome Powell appeared on TV on Sunday, and he reiterated that the current inflationary pressures will be short-lived.
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Precious metals plunge on Friday, dollar gains.
Friday brought the reversal of Thursday's moves, with metals and stocks declining, while the USD managed to book some gains after this week's losses. 
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Markets happy after FOMC minutes
Traders paid attention to the FOMC minutes released yesterday.
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USD confused, stocks rally again on Wednesday
It looks like the immediate uptrend in the USD has ended as US yields seem to be stabilizing.
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US equities correct yesterday's gains; EU bourses roar higher.
Tuesday started with slight selling in US indices, but since EU markets were closed yesterday, they needed to catch up to Monday's huge Wall Street rally. 
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Equities shoot higher on Thursday as more stimulus is announced.
It looks like sentiment is turning back to bullish for most tech stocks as the Nasdaq index was up more than 1% during the London session, up two days in a row.
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Dollar eases, EU stocks advance on Wednesday
The greenback was correcting some of this week's gains, while EU equities continued to be bid. 
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Precious metals plunge as US yields rocket higher again.
Gold fell below 1,700 USD again, while silver headed toward 24 USD as US yields pushed to new swing highs. It looks like the bull markets in metals are officially over.
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Markets nervous after Friday's volatility
The greenback was trading broadly higher on Monday, and the EURUSD pair remained below 1.18 as sentiment looks negative in the new week.
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WTI and stocks volatile, USD gains momentum
The WTI oil continues to be volatile amid the Suez canal blockade, while tech-stocks remain under pressure as it seems like the current bubble might be bursting.
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EURUSD continues lower, Nasdaq stabilizes
The EURUSD pair is under bearish pressure, and it was trying to drop below 1.18 on Thursday. 
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Markets disappointed by Fed's speakers.
Yesterday's barrage of Fed's speakers sounded very lightly hawkish, and markets were clearly disappointed, with US indices heading lower.
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Investors await Powell & Yellen's testimonies.
Equity markets came under pressure on Tuesday, correcting Monday's gains as market participants are getting ready for many important speeches throughout the day.
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Metals, indices, and yields all drop on Monday
The new week started in a risk-off regime as traders sold most of the risky asset classes, while bonds, VIX, and the USD were bought. 
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Stocks correcting Thursday's losses
The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index dropped 3% yesterday as bond yields surged to fresh highs. The 10-year yield hit 1.75%, which is considered the last meaningful resistance on the way to 2%.
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Equities erase Fed's gains on Thursday.
Traders paid attention to the FOMC decision yesterday, and boy, they loved it. Risk assets were bought, and the dollar fell strongly. But the optimism did not last for long.
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Equities stumble ahead of FOMC's decision.
US equities were somewhat lower during the London session on Wednesday as traders are getting ready for the FOMC outcome while rising virus cases undermine the reopening optimism. 
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Markets await further impetus for volatility.
Equity markets were consolidating on Tuesday, with all US and EU indices experiencing minimal volatility and trading flat on the day. 
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Monday without any volatility, so far.
The London session has been calm so far, and equity indices were somewhat higher on the day, while EU benchmarks were flat. 
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Rising yields are spoiling the party again.
Friday saw some sharp reversal in tech stocks, and the Nasdaq 100 index was down 1.3% during the London session, erasing most of yesterday's gains.
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Markets rally ahead of ECB decision
US equities were up again on Thursday, this time followed by precious metals as both gold and silver strengthened notably.
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Equities rally strongly on Tuesday, consolidate on Wednesday.
Investors piled back into tech stocks on Tuesday as US yields declined somewhat, with the Nasdaq 100 soaring 4%, one of the best days in a long time. 
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Tuesday looks like a relief day.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index cratered more than 2% on Monday, but other indices were resilient, with the German DAX jumping more than 2%.
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Stocks crash as Senate passes new stimulus.
Monday has been a very bearish day for stocks so far, and US indices were sharply lower during the London session.
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Powell fails to deliver, markets are disappointed
US stocks continued to sink Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made it clear that the central bank wouldn’t be changing its ultra-loose monetary policy any time soon.
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Markets await Powell's speech to save them, again.
The Nasdaq 100 index dropped nearly 3% yesterday, following a 2% drop on Tuesday as US yields accelerated sharply higher again.
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Equities and dollar volatile, metals resume downtrend
Stock markets are seen rising again on Wednesday, having corrected lower on Tuesday. Volatility remains elevated as US yields fail to decline, and this volatile environment is good for short-term traders.
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Stocks correct yesterday's gains.
Monday's huge rally in equity indices is getting quickly undone on Tuesday as all the major indices are deep in negative territory, with the Nasdaq 100 index down more than 1%.
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Markets in rally mode on Monday
Sentiment has been positive so far on Monday, with most of the markets recovering from Friday's losses; however, as long as US yields remain elevated, gains could disappear quickly.
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Soaring yields causing massive de-risking
Equity markets over the globe suffered a steep sell-off yesterday as US bond yields keep rising sharply amid inflation fears.
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US bond yields cant rise forever.
Another day, another rally in US yields. Whether you are a bull or bear, you must admit this can't go on forever, or the financial system implodes.
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US indices trying to turn positive after yesterday's huge reversal
US equities were trying to hold some small gains on Wednesday morning, with the main benchmarks trading from flattish to slightly higher during the London session.
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Nasdaq suffers again on Tuesday.
The Nasdaq 100 index is having one of its worst periods in a long time as it is down six days in a row, losing 0.6% during the London session after dropping more than 2% yesterday. 
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Rising yields putting pressure on equities
It looks like tough times are ahead of us regarding the financial markets, as US yields continue to spike relentlessly. 
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Precious metals slammed overnight.
Another day, another slam down in the precious metals. Both gold and silver were down on Friday morning, although recovering from their overnight losses.
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Nasdaq down for the third day, dollar eases.
There is something we are not used for - the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index was down for the third day on Thursday, losing circa half a percent during the London session.
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Dollar bid as yields soar
The greenback strengthened on Wednesday, and the EURUSD pair was down 0.25% to trade below the 1.21 level again.
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Markets calm on Tuesday morning
There has been minimal volatility in the financial markets during the Asian session on Tuesday, with indices erasing their overnight gains to trade flat.
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WTI above 60 USD for the first time since January 2020
The black gold continues to defy gravity, and the bullish trend is evident. On Monday, the WTI oil was up another 1.5%, trading at around 60.50 USD for the first time in 13 months.
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Precious metals slammed again on Friday.
Precious metals such as gold, silver, and copper were pummeled on Friday, dropping from 0.2% to 1.5%. 
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Rally continues in US indices, despite yesterday's drop.
US indices seem to be back in the rally-mode, and the Nasdaq 100 index was up 0.25% during the London session, jumping back above the 13,700 USD level.
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US indices outperform again as dollar drops.
Another day, another record high in US equity benchmarks. The Nasdaq 100 index was up half a percent during Wednesday's London session, rising toward 13,800 USD.
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Dollar loses ground; metals shine on Tuesday.
Traders sold the USD on Tuesday, and the EURUSD pair rose toward 1.21, while the USDJPY pair slipped below the 105 threshold.
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Indices continue higher while USD strengthens.
US indices were trading stronger on Monday morning, with the Nasdaq and SP500 benchmarks rising to new all-time highs.
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US benchmarks at record highs ahead of NFP report.
US indices pushed to new all-time highs today (DOW excluding), and it looks like Friday will be another strong day for equities. 
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Precious metals continue lower despite massive physical buying.
As most US mints have run out of physical silver and gold and are completely sold, the price continues sharply lower, with gold down 1% today, trading at 3-week lows and silver was 2% weaker, seen at around 26.40 USD.
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Nasdaq near record highs, dollar remains stronger.
The Nasdaq 100 index rose notably on Tuesday and pushed toward record highs, half a percent stronger on Wednesday. 
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Metals destroyed on Tuesday, Indices advance.
It seems that Friday's dip in equities was a short one, and it was instantly bought on Monday, with the Nasdaq 100 index rising more than 3%.
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Silver soars 10%, posts 10-year highs.
It has been an amazing weekend for silver as small investors emptied vaults across the world, and the physical silver is officially sold out at many vendors.
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Volatility is back - stocks slip, silver soars, USDJPY roars.
Thursday was an exciting day, and Friday will most likely remain in the same tone as correlations are breaking down everywhere and volatility has picked up notably.
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Markets plunge after disappointing Fed.
On Wednesday, equity markets dived with the Nasdaq 100 index plunging 4% as traders were disappointed by the latest Fed's decision.
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Markets calm ahead of FOMC.
US indices futures were trading flat on Wednesday, while EU benchmarks were somewhat lower during the London session as the Fed's meeting looms.
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Precious metals remain bearish, USD advances.
Despite all the money-printing in the world, gold and silver remain stuck in their medium-term bearish trends, posting lower highs and lower lows as each small rally is met with furious selling.
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US stocks continue higher, EU indices struggle.
The Nasdaq 100 index was trading 1% higher during the London session on Monday, rising to new all-time highs, with other US indices trading stronger as well.
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Euro spikes after not-so-bad PMIs
The EURUSD pair rose circa 30 pips from its daily lows and was seen 0.2% stronger at the time writing, trading at around 1.2180.
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Nasdaq seems unstoppable
The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index is up every day this week, and it reached new all-time highs as it marches toward the 15,000 USD level. It looks like the final melt-up phase has already begun. 
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Metals shine again as dollar slips.
Precious metals are waking up again, and both gold and silver pushed higher on Wednesday, trying to erase losses from the recent slamdown. 
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Dollar resumes slide, US indices roar higher.
It looks like everything is back to normal as the USD resumed its decline on Tuesday, which sent US indices notably higher.
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Dollar flat, stocks marginally higher on Monday
US equities were slightly higher during the London session on Monday, while the EURUSD pair hasn't moved anywhere and was glued to the 1.2070/80 zone. 
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Dollar strengthens across the board on Friday.
Traders bought the greenback on Friday, and it was up against all major currencies, excluding the yen.
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Indices continue higher, while USD holds, PMs drop.
Nothing is changing in the markets, and US indices are up nearly every day, while the greenback was holding steady after yesterday's bullish day.
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Equities advance, metals falter on Wednesday.
It looks like yesterday's dip in US equities will be bought today as all three major US indices were trading stronger during the London session.
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Oil and metals rally as dollar eases.
At the time of writing, gold was up nearly 1% at around 1,860 USD, silver advanced 2.2% to 25.40 USD, and oil rallied to 53 USD. 
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Risk-off session in place on Monday
The new week kicked off in a risk-off environment as basically everything was sold-off - metals, commodities, indices, and higher-yielding currencies. Traders bought the USD and UST.
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Stocks rocket higher while precious metals crater.
Nothing seems to be changing in the markets. Stocks are rising every day, while metals are plunging again. 
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Stocks are loving the Blue Wave
Wednesday saw some massive gains across the equity markets (tech underperformed), while the USD slipped and precious metals cratered. 
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Calm Tuesday, so far
Equity markets were consolidating on Tuesday and were trying to correct some of their yesterday's losses as steep selling hit the markets during the US session.
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Dollar drops, stocks and metals pop
The New Year has started in an old fashioned way - the USD remained under pressure, equities continued to rise, and metals are finally waking up from their long slumber. 
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Markets Still Unstable as New COVID Strain Spreads
The US reported its first case of the new COVID strain, the mutant variant that is 70% more transmissible, in a person who does not have any significant travel history.
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S&P 500 Futures Hit All-Time Highs
S&P 500 futures recorded a well-deserved all-time high gain, nearing the 3740 mark.
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Markets React to New US COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Bill
US President Donald Trump has signed the massive 2.3 trillion USD COVID-19 relief stimulus bill, in an attempt to save off partial government shutdown.
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Greenback eases as sentiment improves.
The US dollar came under pressure on Wednesday, with the EURUSD pair climbing back toward the 1.22 level. 
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Stocks advance as new COVID mutation already forgotten by investors
It looks like yesterday's events are already forgotten, with stock markets erasing most of yesterday's morning large decline during the US session. Today, the US and EU indices are advancing again. 
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Precious metals explode higher; stocks drop amid new virus strain restrictions.
It looks like another volatile week, with Monday's trading already off the charts for some assets.
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Stocks consolidate after this week's rally.
Friday looks to be a calm day, and equity markets were consolidating after this week's rally, which brought the US indices to new record highs. 
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Sterling rockets higher ahead of the BoE Decision
The pound has been rising nonstop since Monday, and it is up 360 pips from Friday's close, with the GBPUSD pair trading 0.5% stronger on Thursday, seen at around 1.3570.
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Metals wake up ahead of Fed's decision.
Precious metals rose notably on Tuesday, and it looks like their medium-term bearish trends might be over for now as fundamentals still point to further upside.
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DAX up for two days, ignores Christmas lockdown
European equities continued their drift higher, and the German DAX was up 0.65% during the London session, while US indices were also stronger. 
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Euro rises despite German lockdown, metals drop amid weak dollar
The euro continued in its bullish tracks and the  EURUSD pair was trading nearly half a percent stronger during the morning session on Monday, last seen at around 1.2150.
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Sterling falls after Brexit comments, stocks rise.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there was "a strong possibility" Britain and the EU would fail to strike a trade deal. His words were ignored, and equities continued to rise, with the FTSE 100 index climbing to nine-month highs.
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Euro strengthens ahead of ECB decision.
The EURUSD pair was trading around the 1.21 threshold on Thursday morning as investors await the ECB monetary policy decision, due later in the day.
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Metals plunge as dollar eases again.
Wednesday has brought a negative session for metals, which were down notably, despite the US dollar index's weakness. Gold was 0.5% weaker during the London session, while silver slipped 1%.
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USD stalls despite plunging US 10y yields
The greenback has stopped its decline this week and managed to book tiny gains during the morning EU session on Tuesday.
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Commodities dive as dollar corrects losses.
Commodities dropped notably on Monday, and the WTI oil was down 1.50%, silver 1.35%, copper was losing 1%, and gold was 0.20% weaker during the London session as the USD managed to book small gains after last week's massive decline.
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Dollar mostly flat ahead of NFPs
The US dollar has been flat against most of the other major currencies on Friday, with the EURUSD pair changing hands at around 1.2150, the USDJPY pair was spotted near 103.80, and the so-called cable traded near 1.3440.
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Precious metals have finally woken up.
It would appear that precious metals are finally awake from their recent slumber and both gold and silver are up strongly from their Monday's gains. 
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Equities at record highs, more record-er highs soon
Most US indices rose to new all-time highs on Tuesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index leading the way, rising to 12,500 USD before trimming some of the gains. 
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Dollar continues to bleed on Tuesday.
The greenback was trading lower against all of the other major currencies, yen excluding, and the EURUSD pair was attacking the 1.20 level again.
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The new week starts in risk-off mode.
Monday has brought selling to nearly each asset class - equities were down circa 1% during the London session, metals plunged much more, confirming their bearish trends, and the USD was also trading weaker against most of its counterparts.
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Bears Continue Dominating the Markets
Bears continued to dominate the market in light of tepid economic data from Germany and a soft tone from EU indices.
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The US Dollar Sees Further Decline
The USD managed to hold above the psychological level of 1.1900 following the release of US macro data.
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Risk Appetite Takes Over Financial Markets
Significant improvement in global risk appetite gave many currencies like the AUD a much-needed boost.
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The GBP Outperforms its Counterparts
Out of the USD’s major counterparts, the GBP was the most active yesterday.
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The Noose Tightens Over Lending Programs
US index Dow Jones settled at a lower price following the reduction in economic aid in light of rising COVID cases.
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Stimulus talk undermines greenback again.
The USD was trading somewhat lower on Friday, while stocks rose on Thursday and continued to be bid today. 
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Metals plunge despite weaker dollar.
It has not been a good week for precious metals as both gold and silver are down notably this week, with gold looking especially bearish as the metal is dropping toward the key support of 1,850 USD again.
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Dollar drops for fifth consecutive day.
The greenback has been dropping for five consecutive days now, and the dollar index was down 0.2% on Wednesday. It was trading at around 92.25 during the morning session.
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New week begins in a risk-on mood.
On Monday, the Asian session brought back the positive sentiment, and investors cheered new data from Japan and China.
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Markets rattled by the rising US COVID-19 cases. 
The United States has reported fresh daily records for new Covid-19 case hospitalizations this week, and Biden's administration is already calling for a 6-week national lockdown to stop the spread.
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Equities correcting gains on Thursday
It looks like today's trading will be with a bearish preference as major indices were trading circa 1% lower during the London session. 
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European indices go vertical.
Nothing unusual here as we are used to seeing vertical moves in stocks. French CAC is up 20% from its November lows (yes, +20% in two weeks), despite the country entering a hard lockdown a couple of days ago.
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Optimism is neverending
Yesterday's massive rally was sparked by the news that the vaccine developed by Pfizer seems to be 90% effective in the latest trials, meaning 9 out of 10 patients developed a strong immunity reaction.
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Equities continue to rise vertically, Nasdaq nears all-time highs.
Nothing unusual this week, and US equity indices are rising vertically again, with the Nasdaq 100 index up nearly 2% during the London session, trading somewhat below the all-time highs posted in September. At this rate, the index will post new highs in one or two hours. 
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Dollar continues to bleed on Friday.
The greenback has been sharply lower this week, and its demise continued on Friday. The EURUSD pair was up 0.20% near 1.1850, cable was trading at around 1.3150, and the USDJPY pair fell toward the 103 threshold.
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Stocks rocket higher, dollar dumps in the post-election hours.
So far, it looks like Joe Biden will be the next American president. However, fraudulent behavior has been reported from 2-3 key states.
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Volatility is here as elections' results are coming in.
The long wait is finally over, and this year's elections are behind us. Slowly, results are coming in, and markets jump up and down as the winner will most likely win by only a tight margin.
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The Big Day is finally here!
Finally, the day we have been waiting for is here! Today, the US elections will take place..
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Markets remain calm on Monday as elections loom
The FX market was with a slight preference of the USD on Monday morning, with the EURUSD pair continuing down toward the 1.16 level.
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Friday brings another sell-off in the markets.
It seems that this is one of the worst weeks for stock markets since the March disaster. On Friday. major indices were down another 1% and were trading at fresh weekly lows.
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Sentiment improves slightly on Thursday, but pressure remains.
European indices dropped sharply on Wednesday - the DAX closed 4.2% lower, the CAC dropped 3.4%, and the FTSE index declined 2.6%.
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Dollar accelerates higher as risk-off trading continues to dominate
The greenback erased yesterday's losses in the last hour of trading and continued to rally today, with the EURUSD pair dropping below the 1.18 level again. 
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Sentiment remains negative on Tuesday.
For a while, it looked like equities will try to erase some of yesterday's losses as indices opened the London session half a percent stronger. However, a strong selling wave then occurred, and EU bourses dived into 0.5% losses shortly after the open. 
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Stocks down sharply as virus cases continue to rise vertically.
The risk-off sentiment characterized Monday's trading, and US indices were down more than 1% during the London session. EU bourses were trading 2-3% lower as most of the companies in those indices are from the cyclical sector, which is slowly (or quickly) going bankrupt.
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USD strengthens, stocks fall on Friday
It looks like another risk-off day on Friday as indices are down, while the USD is stronger, heading into the London session.
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"No Deal" is sending stocks lower, again.
US equity indices are down yet again on Thursday, and the main benchmarks are sliding 0.5% during the EU session. Moreover, indices are down for 7-8 consecutive days, which is rather unusual. 
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Risk-on Wednesday as fiscal stimulus draws closer.
Wednesday started with a bullish mood, and US equity indices were up nearly 1%, while EU bourses were expected to open half a percent strong. 
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Equities jump on Tuesday, but the negative sentiment persists.
US indices were trading higher ahead of the London session as traders bought the dip. However, the bearish mindset seems to be prevailing for now, and indices are down for six consecutive days, completing erasing last Monday's massive rally.
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Sentiment improves Monday, stocks rally.
Traders bought equities on Monday, and stocks erased Friday's losses, with the Nasdaq 100 index trading nearly 1% higher. The Dow and SP500 were up more than half a percent, and European exchanges were underperforming slightly.
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Stocks and dollar unchanged on Friday morning
Friday has brought with it some consolidation, and US equity futures are trading flat during the London session, and so is the greenback.
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Stocks decline again as risk-off sentiment reappears.
US equities were down for the third day, which is unusual nowadays. Indices futures were half a percent lower during the London session, erasing Monday's gains. 
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Equities erase yesterday's losses.
It looks like Wednesday will be a bullish day for stocks, and yesterday's decline is already nearly erased. US futures are up half a percent during the Londons session.
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Sentiment worsens on Tuesday after bad vaccine news.
Traders took some profits from yesterday's massive rally in stock indices, and Tuesday saw some selling early in the EU morning.
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US equities continue higher as the world battles another wave of infections.
The US stocks are up for the fourth consecutive day, with indices trading higher during the London session.
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Futures up again, bull market never ends.
Another day, another rally in the equity futures. US benchmarks are up 0.3% during the EU session and continue in their strong bullish momentum started on Wednesday.
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Euphoria continues, stocks push higher again.
Tuesday's large decline has already been completely forgotten and erased, with US indices gaining another 0.5% on Thursday, continuing higher after Wednesday's 2% gains.
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Tuesday's decline nearly erased as fiscal stimulus no longer necessary.
Donald Trump sent stocks sharply lower late Tuesday when he tweeted that he has negotiations over a new coronavirus aid package.
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Sentiment remains positive after Trump's discharge from hospital.
Stock futures remained somewhat lower on Tuesday, and they were consolidation after yesterday's huge rally. The SP500 index was trying to defend the 3,400 USD level, while the Dow was trying to stay above 28,000 USD. 
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Friday's dip erased as optimistic news send equities higher.
It looks like Friday's correction didn't last for a day, and US equity futures are back where they started on Friday as news broke out about Trump's condition.
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Traders got nervous after Trump's COVID announcement.
Equities around the world plunged on Friday, and EU bourses were set to open 1% lower. The US benchmarks were down 1.5% during the Frankfurt session as President Donald Trump, and his wife Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Stocks push higher; dollar eases amid stimulus hints.
Another day, another stimulus talks and another strong rally in equities. It seems there really is no other driver of the stock markets apart from stimulus - either fiscal or monetary. 
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Sentiment worsens again; dollar rises as stocks skid.
Wednesday has brought with it another decline of EU stocks, which continued to erase Monday's gains. Moreover, US equity futures were down nearly 1% ahead of the London session as yesterday's pause in Monday's rally brought more bears to the market.
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Markets rally after new stimulus package
Stock markets across the globe rose sharply on Monday despite the worsening COVID situation as the US's new stimulus overshadowed everything else. 
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Dollar falls, equities rise after Chinese data.
The greenback slid on Monday, while equity indices rose notably as sentiment improved over the weekend. US stock futures were up more than half a percent during the London session, with EU bourses also opening notably stronger. 
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Dollar eases on Friday after Thursday's reversal
The greenback failed to hold gains on Thursday and many USD pairs turned lower during the US session, which could imply the latest appreciation of the buck might be over. 
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Risk-off sentiment returns to markets. 
The US indices plunged on Wednesday and continued to trade weaker on Thursday, but EU bourses rose during the London session.
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Gold slammed amid dollar strength.
It has been a bad week for precious metal so far, and both gold and silver continued to decline on Wednesday. Silver was down another 4%, trading at 23.45 USD, with gold sliding 1% to trade near 1,880 USD.
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Stocks continue lower on Tuesday.
Yesterday's sharp losses (although cut considerably in the last hour of US trading) continued on Tuesday, and market indices were seen half a percent lower ahead of the London session.
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Markets slide again on Monday.
Equity markets came under selling pressure again on Monday, and US indices were down circa half a percent, while EU bourses were expected to open nearly a 1% lower.
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Equities calm so far on Friday, virus resurgence eyed
Equity markets were flat during the London session on Friday as volatility decreased after Thursday's decline. 
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Markets plunge as Fed disappoints.
It was an unusual sight this morning for EU traders as they came to their desks and saw equity futures down nearly 2% - we are certainly not used to see that!
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Investors getting ready for another dovish Fed meeting.
Volatility has been lower so far on Wednesday, and equity indices were up only marginally during the London session. 
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US equities up on Tuesday, continuing in bullish mode.
Traders bought US equity futures again on Tuesday, and indices were trading half a percent higher during the London session as the recent correction seems to be over. 
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Stocks rocket higher amid more vaccine news.
How easy is that? Indices are up 1.5% during the London session on Monday after AstraZeneca announced Saturday that it had resumed phase 3 trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, which it is developing with the University of Oxford.
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Equities shake-off from yesterday' sell-off, post gains on Friday
Friday looks like an optimistic day and markets are in a risk-on regime once again.
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Stocks rise despite bad vaccine news, focus on ECB.
Wednesday was a very bullish day for equities worldwide, and major indices posted huge gains between 2-4%. We will see if the buying continues today as investors will pay attention to the ECB meeting.
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Oil crashes most since June.
Yesterday was a negative day for the financial markets and stocks; oil crashed hand in hand. The WTI benchmark lost circa 6% and the Brent oil +- the same. 
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Dollar eases on quiet Tuesday.
The greenback was trading somewhat lower on Tuesday morning, with the EURUSD pair hovering above 1.18, and the USDJPY pair was seen slightly above 106.
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New week starts with negative sentiment.
Earlier in the day, German industrial production for July rose only 1.2% monthly, well below 4.8% expected and below 9.3% scored in June. The year-over-year change remained weak at -10%, slightly better than -11.4% in June, but analysts had expected +12.1%.
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Equities finally tumble, dollar unchanged ahead of US labor market data.
Thursday saw some massive selling in the equity markets, and nearly all of the major stocks fell sharply. 
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Stocks and dollar up, France promises more stimulus.
The EU indices were rising again on Thursday, with the German DAX up half a percent. The US indices were lagging, although futures were indicating at another bullish open. 
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Greenback flat, equities rise again on Wednesday.
Nothing new is happening - the US dollar continues to be under pressure, although with a little pause on Wednesday, while US equity markets are going vertical. 
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Shares rise again after Chinese data.
US equity indices were trading 0.3% higher on Monday morning, while the EU exchanges were also stronger heading into the opening bell.
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Equities surging to record highs on Friday
Another day, another record highs. This could be put on a copy-paste rotation as markets are rallying each day, without any hesitation.
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Investors await Powell's speech, US GDP.
Volatility has been lower so far on Thursday, and indices were marginally lower, correcting some of yesterday's huge gains as two major macro events are on the agenda today.
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Markets are getting ready for Powell's speech.
US equities continue to reach new record highs every day, while other markets are calmer. On Wednesday, equity indices were trading marginally lower during the London session, while EU bourses were more bearish.
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Stocks soar yet again on Tuesday.
US benchmarks were 0.7% higher, while EU bourses opened 1% stronger on Tuesday morning.
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Another day, another record-er highs
The new week is staring in a bullish mode (how unexpected), and equities across the globe are seen notably higher, with US futures up half a percent and EU exchanges opening circa one percent stronger. 
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EURUSD turns lower after EU PMIs
The single currency was trading nearly half a percent weaker on Friday, with the EURUSD pair hovering near 1.1810 as traders digested the latest PMI numbers across the eurozone.
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Traders spooked by Wednesday's FOMC minutes.
Thursday saw a negative open for equity indices, and US benchmarks were down half a percent, while the EU bourses opened circa 1% lower. However, the dip will most likely be temporary, and dip buyers are expected to emerge soon.
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Bad news is good news, but good news is even better!
Stocks rocketed higher on Tuesday, and the SP500 index, along with the Nasdaq index, rose to new all-time highs. The Dow lagged. 
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Tensions rise, but equity markets remain bullish.
The US-China relations have deteriorated yet again as the Trump administration stated Monday that it would further tighten restrictions on China's Huawei Technologies, cracking down on its access to commercially available chips.
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Traders pausing on Monday
There has not been huge volatility so far on Monday, and most of the markets were calm or with only a marginal daily difference during the Frankfurt session.
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SP500 at record highs
On Wednesday, the SP500 index reached new all-time highs but failed to close there as the index slipped during the final hour. However, we can expect new highs today as equities are rising every day now. 
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Markets surge again, ignoring yesterday's decline
Tuesday was a negative day for US stocks as indices erased all intraday gains and dropped sharply in the last hours of trading. However, this is all a forgotten history as futures are up 1% during the London session on Wednesday.
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Stocks surge on Tuesday, again
Nothing new here - move along. Equities were bid again, and US indices were trading half a percent stronger in the Frankurt session on Tuesday as there was no obvious catalyst, but the bullish momentum was clearly enough. 
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Markets calm on Monday morning
The greenback was trading unchanged against most of its major peers, with the EURUSD pair hovering near 1.1780, and the USDJPY pair was spotted rising toward the 106 level.
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Equity markets lower ahead of NFPs.
Stock markets around the globe slipped on Friday, and investors took some profits from the recent massive rally, with E.U. and U.S. indices trading half a percent lower during the Frankfurt session.
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Precious metals explode higher, yet again
The incredible bullish trend in precious metals continued on Thursday, with gold rising another half a percent to 2,050 USD, while silver has rocketed more than 3% so far on the day, trading below the 28 USD level. 
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Gold surges above 2,000 USD, seems unstoppable
As the US dollar continues to fall, precious metals are rising sharply. Earlier in the day, the EURUSD pair rose back toward the 1.19 mark, which helped to renew the buying frenzy in gold and silver and metals roared higher.
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Equities correct gains, dollar drops again
On Thursday, GDP data for both Germany and the U.S. showed catastrophic drops in growth, printing the worst numbers on record, which were caused by the lockdowns imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
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Stocks pause rally ahead of GDP data.
Sentiment seemed negative on Thursday morning, and stocks corrected their yesterday's gains, while the US dollar advanced a little. 
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Dollar down ahead of FOMC meeting
The greenback came under renewed selling pressure on Wednesday and the EURUSD pair was up 0.3% during the Frankfurt session, changing hands at 1.1750. The USDJPY pair fell below 105, but precious metals were flat today (so far), with silver spotted near 24.40 USD and gold at around 1.960 USD.
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Gold eases from record highs on Tuesday.
The price of gold continued to shoot higher during the Asian session and was seen reaching new record highs near 1,950 USD, before giving up those gains and dropping to 1,910 USD. Silver followed the sell-off and was trading more than 6% lower during EU trading hours.
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Equities rise on Monday; investors eye more stimulus.
Monday started on a positive note, and stock indices were trading stronger, although the EU session is already seeing some selling. 
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Investors are getting nervous - equities are dropping.
Friday started with a bearish sentiment as stock indices were already 1% weaker during the London session, and it seems like the negative sentiment could persist throughout the whole day.
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Indices briefly higher on Thursday morning
Equity indices turned higher on Thursday, with EU and US futures rising circa 0.5% during the Frankfurt session. 
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EURUSD above 1.15, stocks flat
The Euro remained above the 1.15 threshold against the greenback and it was seen somewhat higher on Wednesday during the London session. The pair managed to break above the March top and was trading at 18-month highs. 
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Risk appetite increases after vaccine news.
Tuesday has brought renewed optimism that all will be well, and investors bought equities, while JPY crosses and commodity-linked currencies were bid too.
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Sentiment seems bearish on Monday morning.
Stock markets are dropping notably on Monday, amid disappointment that the EU leaders have failed to come to an agreement over additional stimulus as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise globally. 
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Equities climb higher amid stimulus hopes.
European Union leaders meet later Friday to seek agreement over a proposed recovery fund to help the countries hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak to rebuild.
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Equities pare gains ahead of ECB, US data
Stock indices corrected yesterday's gains and were seen 0.5 - 1.0% weaker during Frankfurt and London trading hours.
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Sentiment positive again after Moderna's vaccine news
Indices futures rose sharply, and both the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen plunged following some positive vaccine news on late Tuesday. 
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Monday's big reversal
Yesterday was quite a volatile day. US stock indices were trading 1.5% to 2.0% higher with only 2 hours to go for the day when the Fed's Kaplan said the US central bank might start scaling back its QE program as the US economy is doing pretty well. 
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Investors buy equities on Monday.
Stock benchmarks across the globe rose during the Asian session on Monday, with E.U. bourses set to open 1% higher, and U.S. equity futures were seen half a percent stronger. 
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Markets sharply lower to end the volatile week.
Equity futures dived on Friday and EU bourses were lower by 1%, while US indices were a bit strong, trading down 0.8% shortly after London opened for trading.
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Markets expect EU leaders to provide more stimulus
Sentiment during the EU session was not very bullish and indices fell slightly, erasing part of yesterday's gains. 
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Daily Roundup 8.7.2020
Equities are trying to start the EU session slightly positive as the intraday dip was bought. However, the upside momentum seems to be lacking following yesterday\s sell-off.
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Markets preview 6.7.2020
Euphoria is back! Markets surged on Monday as traders eyed the coronavirus developments over the weekend. Since US cases slowed somewhat, it seemed to be enough to fuel another strong rally. 
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Markets preview 3.7.2020
The Asian session continued in the risk-on sentiment, and equity futures rose half a percent, heading into the European session. The greenback was trading flat against most of the major currencies, with the EURUSD pair seen near 1.1240, and the USDJPY pair was unchanged at 107.50.
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Markets preview 2.7.2020
The risk-on sentiment persisted throughout the Asian session and equity indices are trading half a percent higher during the early London session. 
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Markets preview 1.7.2020
European stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday, with the second half of the year starting with worries about the Covid-19 outbreak still prominent even as data releases offer hope of a global economic recovery.
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Markets preview 30.6.2020
Sentiment remained positive during overnight trading hours, with equities rising slowly and commodity-linked currencies also seen stronger heading into EU hours.
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Markets preview 29.6.2020
The last week of June started on a bearish side as stock indices opened with another bearish gap, and the Dow Jones index was testing 25,000 USD to the downside, while the SP500 index was trying to defend the 3,000 USD level. If these levels are broken to the downside, a steeper correction could occur.
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Stocks slammed amid virus threat, again.
Equities plunged into negative territory on Friday as Thursday's rally was sold into, and it looks like a bearish trap. Indices were down 1-2% across the board shortly after the US opening bell. 
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Equities volatile as cases surge
Thursday started as another risk-off day and equities dived, mainly due to continuous rise in COVID cases in the US, but the dip was bought and indices were trading flattish during the US session.
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Stocks pummelled, dollar gains after tariff talk.
The US dollar bid on Wednesday, while stock indices dropped 1-2% as a fresh risk-off wave hit the markets. 
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Optimism returns after superb PMIs
Stocks were soaring on Tuesday and EU indices were 2% higher, while the US benchmarks traded 1% stronger ahead of the US opening bell. 
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Equities volatile, trying to erase Friday's losses
Stocks were volatile today but managed to erase a large bearish gap on Sunday evening as investors bought the dip.
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Dollar advances after US macro data
Traders bought the US dollar on Thursday and it was advancing against other major currencies, with the EURUSD pair dropping toward the 1.12 threshold. Commodity-linked currencies were the weakest today.  
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Stocks trying to remain positive on Wednesday
The US equities were fighting to stay in a positive territory shortly after the US opening bell as the morning rally was met with selling pressure after the open (as usual).
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Sentiment improves after more stimulus is announced.
Investors once again piled into equities, and yesterday's decline was quickly erased as US indices were seen trading nearly 2% stronger on Tuesday.
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Stocks plunge again amid virus resurgence fears.
Equities dived on Monday, and indices were down 3% during the London session. However, they managed to recover some of the losses to trade off their daily highs during the U.S. session.
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Equities pare gains during US session on Friday
Traders bought the dip in US equities, but as usual, the opening bullish gaps are sold and Friday was no exception, with indices quickly paring gains during the US session.
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Stocks slammed as sentiment worsens
Global stock indices were down 2-3% on Thursday, and they continued to slide since Tuesday's reversal as there has been some bad news for investors, and the Fed failed to inspire more buying in the overbought markets. 
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Equities dive ahead of FOMC decision
Traders took profits from the recent massive rally in equities and the SP500 index and Dow Jones indices were trading sharply lower on Wednesday, down two days in a row, while the Nasdaq 100 index continued to march higher after breaching the 10,000 USD threshold. 
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Stocks decline after some profit-taking.
Equities across the globe took a hit on Tuesday, and the main indices were down 1-2% ahead of the US session as traders took some profits from the recent euphoric rally. 
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Equities and euro rise after weak German data
The new started on a positive note, and equities surged again, with the EURUSD pair defending the 1.13 level for now. 
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Payrolls rise by 2.5 million; stocks explode higher.
What a surprise! The greenback advanced, stocks rocketed higher, and bonds were sold-off heavily (yields spiked) as May's labor market report shocked positively.
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DAX pumps and dumps after ECB decision
The EURUSD pair along with the German DAX rocketed higher after the ECB decision, but failed to hold gains and both instruments were quickly sold-off to daily lows.
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Greenback remains weaker after ADP beats expectations.
The EURUSD pair was still holding above the 1.12 barrier on Wednesday afternoon, as many US data were released today. US equities continued to roll higher, with the Nasdaq 100 index just shy off the all-time highs. 
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EURUSD at ten-week highs, stocks continue to rise
The greenback was sold broadly on Tuesday,, and the EURUSD pair pushed above the critical resistance level of 1.1150. As long as the euro remains above this level, the immediate outlook seems bullish.
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This Month’s NFP Report Expected to Be Much Better than Last Month’s, But Is This Good News?
On Friday, June 5th the Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) will be released and the US economy is expected to shed another 10 million jobs. This would be half of April’s 20 million, but still an incredibly high number.NFP reports since the COVID-19 lockdown have reported unprecedented numbers of unemployment which reflect negatively on the United States economy.
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Risk returns as China-US relationship worsens again
Traders sold equities and bought the greenback on Monday as risk sentiment soured due to US riots and worsening China-US diplomatic relationship.
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Stocks plunge on Friday
Friday seemed to be a negative day for equities as investors braced for President Donald Trump’s response to China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong, threatening to take the shine off a monster week - and month - for Wall Street, which pushed the S&P above 3,000 and the 200 DMA for the first time since March.
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Dow Jones boosted by Boeing on Thursday.
The Dow Jones index was the best performing US index on Thursday and was trading more than half a percent stronger ahead of the US opening bell. Boeing Co climbed 4.2% after the planemaker said it had resumed production of its 737 MAX passenger jet at its Washington plant.
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Markets slump amid US-Chinese tensions.
It started as another very bullish day as indices rose sharply during the Asian and E.U. session, only to be sold-off like crazy once the U.S. exchanges opened for trading. 
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Nasdaq turns lower, while broad market indices remain sharply higher
It has been a volatile session on Tuesday and the Nasdaq 100 index erased all the daily gains and turned lower after the US opening bell, while the SP500 and Dow Jones indices were trading more than 1% stronger.
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US equities erase losses ahead of the opening bell
US benchmarks were 1% lower in the morning, but dip buyers reappeared and the decline was quickly erased, with indices now slightly higher on the day ahead of the US opening bell.
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Equities down despite encouraging PMIs
Major equity benchmarks were down ahead of the US opening bell, with indices correcting Wednesday's gains. 
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Stocks Rise, Dollar Drops ahead of FOMC minutes.
U.S. equities rocketed higher on Wednesday, with both the SP500 and Nasdaq 100 indices posting new swing highs, which could be a confirmation of an ongoing bullish trend. 
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US stocks volatile after real estate data
US indices were jumping up and down on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq 100 index half a percent higher after the opening bell, while the SP500 and Dow Jones indices were seen slightly lower. 
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Stocks rocket higher after dovish Fed
All three US equity benchmarks were strongly higher today and they were trading 3% stronger during the US session. EU indices also rose notably. 
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Dollar drops after miserable US retail sales
The greenback was sold-off notably on Friday and the EURUSD pair jumped to 1.0850, while the USDJPY pair slid below the 107 threshold.
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Dollar advances despite another surge in claims
The greenback was trading broadly higher on Thursday as traders were relieved from fears of negative rates coming to the US.
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Stocks drop, dollar gains as Powell says Fed is not looking at negative rates.
Tuesday's sell-off in equities continued on Wednesday, and the SP500 and Dow Jones indices were trading half a percent lower, while the tech Nasdaq 100 index fought to stay in positive territory.
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Dollar drops after Weak CPI print
The EURUSD pair was trading 0.6% higher on Tuesday, as weak US inflation undermined the greenback. The USD was down against most of the major currencies.
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Greenback and Nasdaq rise on Monday
Monday has not brought any meaningful news, apart from the fact that there has been an uptick in new coronavirus infections in Germany and South Korea. 
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Another Historic NFP Report Comes Out Today
Much has been said about the current state of the US labor market. Economists expect the non-farm payrolls (NFP) number to decline to -22 million for April, down from -701k scored in March. There has never been such a substantial drop in jobs, and these times are truly unprecedented. The unemployment rate is forecast to rise to 14% from 4.4% previously, but as we speculated earlier, the real number will most likely be far worse. We expect the unemployment rate to reach 23%. 

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Stocks soar, dollar gains and oil spikes on volatile Thursday
Equities accelerated higher today after batch of positive macro news and US indices were trading 2-3% higher during the US session.
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Dollar Remains Higher after ADP Report
The EURUSD pair was trading nearly half a percent weaker on the day, hovering at around 1.08 during the US session, while the GBPUSD pair was seen at around 1.2350, some 65 pips lower on the day. The USDJPY pair was also under pressure and dropped 0.4% to 106.00.
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Last Month’s NFP Was Unprecedented! Are You Prepared for This One?
On Friday, May 8th the Non Farm Payroll (NFP) will be released for the second time since the COVID-19 lockdown and traders are on alert!
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Indices rise sharply on Tuesday, oil soars
Traders bought equities yet again on Tuesday and the three US benchmarks were seen nearly 2% higher shortly after the US opening bell.
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EU Brent Oil Proves Stable in Face of WTI Market Crash, Does This Mean You Should Trade Brent?
Market conditions are pointing towards a couple of unstable weeks ahead for the WTI benchmark which is why at Axiory we acted fast and added Brent Oil to your choices of energy assets.
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Stocks rocket higher after catastrophic US GDP, oil gains after positive data
Another day, another strong rally in the equity markets. The SP500 index was up 2.15%, while the Nasdaq 100 index advanced 3% at the time of writing. EU indices were 2-3% higher as well.
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Equities drop, dollar rises after weak US consumer confidence
Stocks were slammed and the EURUSD pair dropped circa 60 pips from daily highs and was trading at around 1.0830 during the US session on Tuesday as the greenback rallied strongly after weak US data.
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Greenback volatile after US durable goods orders
The greenback traded slightly lower against a basket of currencies as traders reacted to the latest US economic numbers.
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Dollar drops and stocks soar after today's macro data
Traders sold the greenback on Thursday and it erased earlier gains as the US jobs market continued to deteriorate, but equity investors pushed the indices sharply higher.
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Oil Dropped Below $0 For the 1st Time in History - What Are Traders Doing?
With the historic crash of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures, dropping below $0 on Monday, April 20th, traders are frantically looking for their next move. You can take advantage of the market without incurring extraordinary high risk - Tomasz Wisniewski has all the details in the video.
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WTI Futures Fall Below $0 For the First Time in History - What Does this Mean And Why Did it Happen?
On Monday, US West Texas Intermediary (WTI) oil cratered to -40 USD a barrel. This isn’t a joke – oil traded in negative territory for the first time in history, just a week after the price was at 25 USD a barrel.
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Oil crashes 40% to multi-decade lows.
The price of the WTI oil dropped 40% on Monday and traded at around 11 USD, which are levels last seen in 1998. Moreover, today's crash was the biggest on record.
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Markets euphoric at the end of the week
US equities surged yet another day and indices were up 2-3% percent on Friday as investors cheered the possibilities of the US states reopening their economies. Moreover, news about the Remdesivir drug being effective for COVID treatment lifted stocks as well.
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US equities rally again after US jobless claims
US indices staged another rally on Thursday as US jobless claims continued to point to a steep rise in the unemployment rate. 
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Greenback surges despite weak US data
The US dollar was bid on Wednesday and was trading higher against other major currencies, with the EURUSD pair down 1% during the afternoon session, changing hands at around 1.0870.
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Oil drops to 20 USD after IMF warning
Traders sold oil on Tuesday, despite the recent historic OPEC+ deal to cut production and the WTI benchmark was down 6% during the US session, quickly dropping toward the 20 USD threshold again.
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Equities soar after another catastrophic claims print
US equitires roared higher again on Thursday and the SP500 index was trading 2% higher after another batch of very negative fundamental news. 
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Equities volatile, dollar eases on Wednesday.
Wednesday has brought with it another day of volatility, and equities jumped up and down, with bulls a bit cautious after yesterday's significant reversal.
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Stocks roar higher as investors turn optimistic again
All it needed for a 5% rally in indices was a small decline in US coronavirus deaths over the weekend (despite many analysts calling this decline false and underreported), and the markets rallied sharply.
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Stocks rocket higher after catastrophic US labor market data
US equities shot higher on Friday and erased all the intraday losses after the worst non-farm payrolls print since the financial crisis.
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EURUSD drops despite catastrophic US jobless claims
The EURUSD pair declined 1% on Thursday and was trading at around 1.0850 during the US session as investors once again sought the safety of the US dollar. 
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Relief rally ends on Wednesday
Risk-off sentiment returned on Wednesday, and investors sold into the latest stock market' rally. 
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Equities turn lower on Tuesday
US equity benchmarks declined somewhat on Tuesday, but remained strongly higher on the week, with all three major indices down circa 1% during the US session.
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WTI oil plunges to 20 USD again
The big standout during the European trading was oil, which took another eyewatering 8% tumble on Monday, with some now expecting the price to drop to zero (or negative) as storage facilities fill up. The rout in oil took crude to its lowest since 2002.
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Stocks Explode Higher Despite Miserable News
Equities across the globe exploded higher on Thursday and US benchmarks were seen 4% stronger, while EU indices were also trading with gains, ranging from 1 to 4%. 
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Oil falls again on Wednesday
Earlier in the day, the WTI oil plunged back to a 23 USD handle after the boss of Vitol Group said demand is down about 15 million to 20 million barrels a day and will shrink further with India’s decision to go into lockdown.
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EURUSD defends 1.08 after EU PMI's
The EURUSD pair was trading 1% higher on Tuesday as the global demand for the greenback eased slightly and the euro managed to crawl back above the 1.08 threshold.
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Another bearish day for stocks
US stock futures hit the limit down on late Sunday again as the US congress failed to approve the massive financial aid.
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USDJPY tests 110 amid USD shortage
Traders have been massively buying the US dollar over the previous days, which sent the dollar index to new record highs. The USDJPY pair was trading 1.5% stronger during the US session on Thursday, testing the 110 threshold to the upside. 
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Markets in total panic mode once again
All four major US equity benchmarks opened circa 7% lower on Thursday, which immediately led to a 15 minutes halt in trading as circuit breakers were triggered. After the stop, indices surged sharply, but failed to hold those gains and are now slowly (or rather quickly) dropping toward daily lows.
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USDJPY pair rockets higher and erases Monday's losses
In a surprising move, the USDJPY pair skyrocketed higher and was trading more than 2% stronger during the US session, last seen at around 104.50. The greenback effectively erased Monday's losses and closed the bearish gap. What happens now should be crucial for the near-term future here.
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Total Collapse of the Street
Monday marked one of the worst days in the history as oil crashed 30% and equity indices were down 7-10% across the globe, which seems to be the worst weekend, or at least the similarly bad to the infamous Lehman weekend. 
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Coronavirus: Markets are Falling - How to Deal with it?

Learn how to trade in times of instability
Let’s get real - spreading of Coronavirus doesn’t seem to lose its grip on the financial markets.”Safe haven” assets such as Gold, Stocks, or USD are falling down sharply and the same goes for Oil, or Bitcoin. Axiory is here to keep its traders safe and secure. This webinar will show you how.

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