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12 January 2016

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USDCAD – UPDATE: Breakout to New Highs 5th Jan, 2016

As forecast, the USDCAD has broken out of the narrow trading range (shown on chart) and this pair is moving higher, hugging the upper Bollinger Band.
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Natalya Indeeva

Europe Rallies as Oil Rebounds from near $30 ; DAX up 2%

European markets extended gains on Tuesday despite continued wariness in Asian markets regarding China, as the oil price rebounded from session lows.
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Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

Pound Down on Industrial Manufacturing Data

The British pound is at the centre of attention on Tuesday. After the release of weak industrial manufacturing data, the currency weakened against the US dollar by 120 points to 1.4414. The price strengthened below the psychological level of 1.4500 (rounded figure).
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11 January 2016

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Natalya Indeeva

Crude Oil Nears 12-Year Low as Hedge Funds Head for Exit (News 11/01/16)

Futures dropped as much as 2.8 percent in New York after tumbling 10 percent last week. Speculators’ net-long position in West Texas Intermediate declined 24 percent in the week to Jan. 5, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. Producer prices in China fell for a record 46th month, bolstering concern about the world’s second-biggest economy. A rapid appreciation of the U.S. dollar may send Brent oil to as low as $20 a barrel, Morgan Stanley said.
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GBPJPY – History Repeating Itself?

A fundamental tenet of Technical Analysis is that history tends to repeat itself. The repetitive nature of price movements is attributed to market psychology; in other words, market participants tend to provide a consistent reaction, the collective psychology of fear vs greed to similar market events. An analog chart takes a historical price pattern and overlays it onto a current emerging price pattern which may (or may not) follow the same path as the historical pattern.
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Commodities

Alexander Razuvaev

World’s Largest Oil Company from Saudi Arabia to go Public

Information about the privatisation via an IPO of state Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco has appeared in global journalistic publications. Aramco currently controls over 10% of the world’s oil. The main thing which is worrying the market is as to whether the sale of Saudi Aramco shares will change the price set up on oil via a refusal to reduce extraction.
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Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

Euro/Dollar Situation Contradictory

The euro/dollar closed slightly down on Friday. Moreover, after the publication of strong NFP data, a long shade appeared on the daily candle. The key currencies were showing mixed movements by the end of the trading session. Whilst one strengthened against the dollar, another weakened, Now I will explain why this happened
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