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21 April 2016

Media reviews

Natalya Indeeva

US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Drop to Lowest Level Since 1973 (News: 21/04/16)

New applications for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 to 247,000 in the week ended April 16, data from the Labor Department showed Thursday. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 265,000 claims. The number of Americans already on benefit rolls declined to a more than 15-year low.
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Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

Euro Rate Falls Before ECB Meeting

On Wednesday Tuesday’s maximum was shifted by three points and profit was fixed on long positions. Due to the strengthening of the dollar and a fall in the euro/pound, the euro/dollar by the end of the day had fallen 95 points to 1.1295. Traders were selling euro before the ECB convenes.
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20 April 2016

Media reviews

Natalya Indeeva

Canadian Dollar ‘Confused’ by Oil Swings, but Could yet Retake 80-cent Mark (News (20/04/16)

The Canadian dollar’s rally may have stalled this morning, but analysts say it could still retake the 80-cent level in a couple of weeks.
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Metals: gold and silver

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China Proposes New Gold Standard in Yuan

According to the COT report on Friday, last week hedge funds continued to build up long positions on gold. Speculative positions on the precious metal rose to 213,807 contracts. Similar interest from speculators was seen in the height of the gold rally of 2010 and 2011. Now there is active opening of long positions on the precious metals at the same level.
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Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

Cheapening Oil to Pressure the Euro

The euro/dollar broke through the 1.1340 marker due to a revival of the euro/pound cross and weak US stats. Data on construction in the US turned out worse than expected, provoking renewed speculation as to whether the Fed will decline to lift interest rates in the coming time.
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