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Fed decision upcoming – USDJPY under pressure

This has been the week that has seen the ECB get a better set of fangs, the Fed being expected to fire some more funds into the system and the return to the blog of the descending triangle. The joy … Continue reading

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Asymmetric Event Risk

“Asymmetric risk” is one of those terms economists like to throw around. It refers to a situation where the positive and negative risks (yes, risk can be both positive and negative) are not equal. Unequal risk is exactly what trader’s are … Continue reading

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Pairs Trading – BUY Dow SELL SP500

Many traders are currently reducing or avoiding US exposures, ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this Thursday. This may be why an unusual “relative value” trade is available. A gap has opened between the US … Continue reading

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Markets Wrong on Stimulus

Market commentators around the globe are obsessed with the potential for central banks (chiefly the European Central Banks, the Peoples’ Bank of China and the US Federal Reserve) to stimulate their economies by injecting further funds. The problem is that, on … Continue reading

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Sell Gold on QE Disappointment

The gold price may be artificially high. Expectations of further action from the Fed are supporting current levels. With an announcement due tonight, there is substantial downside for gold if, as I expect, no further monetary stimulus is announced.

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