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All Things Forex Trading Room: All Eyes on the USD in the Week Ahead

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With the U.S. Q2 GDP estimate and the Non-farm Payrolls on the horizon, we explain why these economic reports could prove crucial for the future trend direction of the USD and explore the outlook for the greenback against the currency majors...

 

All Things Forex Trading Room: Is the NZD Really Vulnerable to a “Significant Fall”?

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Following the Reserve Bank of New Zealand interest rate announcement and warning of the possibility for a "significant fall" in the NZD, we take a close look at the Kiwi dollar and examine some of its vulnerabilities that could trigger further losses...

 

Forex News

UK economy finally above pre-crisis peak, as GDP rises by 0.8% in Q2

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Live coverage of the latest GDP data, showing that the UK economy is, at long last, larger than in 2008 as it grew by 0.8% in April-June quarter. But on a per capita basis, GDP is still below the peak. Service sector surged, while construction shrank...

 

European stock markets hit by Portuguese bank fears and debt crisis concerns

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Concerns over Portugal's largest bank send shares down across Europe. Fears over Espirito Santo International as the shares of the troubled bank suspended after tumble. Portugal's bond yields jump. Analyst says "it's not a new eurocrisis"...

 
 

Forex Outlook

The US GDP puzzle: temporary setback or more serious?

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First, it was unexpectedly low growth of only 0.1% q/a, then the numbers were revised down to show the U.S. economy contracting. Economists claim the drop in the U.S. Q1 GDP is a minor blip, but it's not altogether clear how the U.S. will bounce back...

 

Forex events – are they helpful?

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If a Forex trader want to gain more knowledge of how the markets work and ask advice of renowned experts, financial exhibitions and conferences might be a good solution. But are Forex events really helpful with accelerating the learning curve?..

 

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Inflation is too low in the Eurozone

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It's not clear what the European Central Bank can do about the problem. Mario Draghi and his colleagues are faced with a stubborn inflation which remains stuck at 0.8%, well below the central bank's 2% target for the currency zone...

 

Bank of England flags up housing market concerns

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Financial policy committee 'concerned about potential risks to financial stability' from possible housing bubble. Bank of England policy makers agree to "closely monitor housing market indicators covering house price affordability and sustainability"...

 

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