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Asian Markets Soft On China Trade Data By ActionForex - Oct 13, 2015

Asian markets opened the day mildly lower and stays soft after China trade data. Trade surplus widened to USD 60.3b in September, much larger than expectation of USD 46.9b. Exports dropped for the ...

Mixed Chinese Data Is Bad Chinese Data By IG - Oct 13, 2015

Asian trade has gone strongly risk off today. Markets and currencies started to weaken from the open as nervousness about the Chinese trade data was heavy in the air. Chinese exports were ...

Trading Opportunities In The Current Lull By IG - Oct 13, 2015

Very quiet conditions currently, with the US earnings season starting in earnest tomorrow morning. All central banks (except the Fed) have met and passed on changing their respective status quos, ...

The Ups And Downs Of Alternative Investing By AllAboutAlpha - Oct 13, 2015

Advisers are gearing up for year-end allocation reviews with clients, and once again, dreading the inevitable push-back from some over increasing or holding steady on alternative investments. Last ...

Lance Roberts
4 Warnings To Heed By Lance Roberts - Oct 12, 2015

When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasn't until much later in life that I learned that such knowledge did not come ...

Adam Grimes
5 Charts To Start The Week By Adam Grimes - Oct 12, 2015

I thought it might be useful to star the week with a look at trends and possible inflections in a number of major markets. Here’s a quick look at stocks, biotechs, Treasury futures and crude ...

Michael A. Gayed
Today's Market: One Certainty By Michael A. Gayed - Oct 12, 2015

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh Whenever the investment community believes with 100% vigor that the future is...

US Futures Starting Off On Higher Note By AvaTrade - Oct 12, 2015

US futures are trading higher this morning and starting off where they left last week. Although, the dovish FOMC tone will still be still very much on the investor’s dashboard, but the main ...

Sober Look
Increasing Tyranny Of King Dollar By Sober Look - Oct 12, 2015

We begin the week with some data on the US economy where the dollar strength takes its toll. According to Barclays (L:BARC), the economic slowdown we are seeing now is the result of last year's dollar...

Danske Markets
Aggregate Long USD-Bets Remain Stable   By Danske Markets - Oct 12, 2015

IMM positioning data released Friday show yet another week of close to unchanged speculative positioning in the G10-sphere. Like in the last couple of weeks the most noteworthy change in the report ...

Steve Saville
Reverse Repo Follow-Up By Steve Saville - Oct 12, 2015

Last week I wrote about the incorrect portrayal of the late-September spike in the Fed’s “Reverse Repo” (RRP) operations. Breathless commentary in some quarters had portrayed the RRP...