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All Things Forex Trading Room: Are We in the Early Stage of a Bullish USD Trend?

Currency Wars

In light of the greenback's strengthening across the board in the last week, we examine the fundamental and technical factors that could accelerate the USD strength and could turn its bullish momentum into a lasting trend...


All Things Forex Trading Room: Will the U.K. Data Next Week Boost the GBP?


As the current trading week winds down, we turn our attention to a list important economic events scheduled in the week ahead from the United Kingdom and examine how positive economic data could boost the pound's bullish trend...


Forex News

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

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange

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"...


U.S. Payrolls increase by 288,000 in June; unemployment rate declines to 6.1%


Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 288,000 in June from upwardly revised 224,000 in May, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today...


Forex Outlook

The US GDP puzzle: temporary setback or more serious?


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?


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?..


Forex Research

Inflation is too low in the Eurozone


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

Bank of england

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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