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Investors on the Sidelines Awaiting ECB Action?

Investors on the Sidelines Awaiting ECB Action?

Market sentiment still awaits any action from the European Central Bank in order to lower Spanish and Italian borrowing costs. Will markets see little change until the see the action? The U.S. dollar saw little change against the Japanese Yen today with market sentiment still expecting action..more

Investors Still Waiting for Monetary Stimulus?

Investors Still Waiting for Monetary Stimulus?

The euro pulled back from a one-month high against the U.S. dollar today, however still remained supported by the optimisic hopes for progress regarding the euro zone debt crisis. The euro found support following the announcement from ECB President Draghi last week, stating that the bank may jum..more

Spotlight on the Nonfarm Payroll Report!

Spotlight on the Nonfarm Payroll Report!

Investors are anticipating the Nonfarm Payroll Report to be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics later on today. The total nonfarm payroll incorporates about 80% of the workers in the U.S. who produce the entire gross domestic product of the United States. This report is released o..more

Markets Await Hints of Central Bank Stimulus

Markets Await Hints of Central Bank Stimulus

Tomorrow the Federal Reserve is to release its most recent decision concerning interest rates. Investors are anticipating hints that the U.S. central bank will introduce new stimulus measures to boost the economy. This outcome would be bullish for global stocks and bearish for the U.S. dollar..more

Concerns Over Global Growth Weighing Down Market Sentiment?

Concerns Over Global Growth Weighing Down Market Sentiment?

The euro is still finding support with expectations that the European Central Bank is to implement economic measures to keep the euro zone crisis in check. However, the euro was lower against the U.S. dollar today. ECB President Mario Draghi spoke last week, expressing his dedication to do wh..more

Markets in Waiting after Bernanke Provides No Relief

Markets in Waiting after Bernanke Provides No Relief

Yesterday's congressional testimonial from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered no new policy stance on monetary easing. Bernanke repeated previous positions on monetary stimulus, emphasizing that although the Fed is not going to act now, they are not putting the opportunity complete..more

Investors Cautious Ahead of Bernanke’s Testimony

Investors Cautious Ahead of Bernanke's Testimony

Markets are remaining safe prior to tomorrow's testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke before the Senate. This, along with the national holiday in Japan, has kept trade volumes light so far today. The AUD and the EUR fell lower against their U.S. counterpart the USD as investors await..more

European Equities Climb for Sixth Straight Week!

European Equities Climb for Sixth Straight Week!

Today’s main events 07:15 GMT CHF Industrial Production q/q Change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by manufacturers, utilities and mines. It is a leading indicator of economic health, because production reacts quickly to ups and downs in the business cycle and is corr..more

Anticipation Growing for Today’s Events

Anticipation Growing for Today's Events

U.S. Markets The USD has been trading mixed to lower against major currencies and Gold futures are trading modestly as investors anticipate the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent monetary policy meeting later on today. Relief for the Euro? The Euro saw some support as a..more

Any Good News from Friday’s Weak U.S. Data?

Any Good News from Friday's Weak U.S. Data?

Friday the U.S. released official data that showed the addition of just 80,000 jobs in June, below the market expectations for a gain of around 90,000. This was the third consecutive month where U.S. hiring fell short of the 100,000 level. The report also revealed that the U.S. unemployment rate rem..more

Traders to Place Confidence in the ECB?

Traders to Place Confidence in the ECB?

The European rate decision announcement will be a crucial qualifier for how the market will interpret Europe's financial prospects following the EU Summit last week. If the ECB fails to provide a better foothold, hesitation could construe it outright, selling off not only the euro but als..more

Anticipating Thursday’s ECB Meeting?

Anticipating Thursday's ECB Meeting?

U.S. Markets Yesterday was a predictably docile day for U.S. equities, but stocks still found their way to some decent gains during the short-trading session. All three major U.S. indexes ahead of the Independence Day holiday as traders continued to speculate about more monetary easing. Tradi..more

All Eyes on Barclays?

All Eyes on Barclays?

Barclays Not Boring One stock that was far from boring yesterday was Barclays (NYSE: BCS). After being slammed on Friday, the company admitted to trying to scheme the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) for additional profits on mortgages and other loans. Barclays U.S-listed shares rose 4.6% o..more

Cyprus Becomes 5th Eurozone Member to Seek Bailout

Cyprus Becomes 5th Eurozone Member to Seek Bailout

On June 26 Cyprus became the fifth nation to formally seek a bailout for itself and its troubled banks. The request came just hours after Spain made its well-trailed formal request. Days before the 20th major meeting of EU leaders, the general market expectation is that the deadlock in European ..more

Betting On Commodities

Betting On Commodities

A row is building in Europe about whether commodities speculation is good or bad for the economy. Finance Watch, a lobby group that represents the interests of 'end investors' in Brussels has proposed seven new regulations designed to rein in the use of derivatives in commodities markets, arguin..more

Euro Crisis is No1 Worry For Investment Professionals

Euro Crisis is No1 Worry For Investment Professionals

The latest Barings Investment Barometer, a quarterly survey of investment professionals, found that 92% of investment professionals regard the eurozone debt crisis as the biggest global macro challenge. This is sharply up from the 84% who saw it as the biggest threat three months ago. Increasing..more

China to Roil Global Markets?

China to Roil Global Markets?

U.S. Markets: U.S. stocks were lethargic on yesterday following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not grant traders’ wishes by announcing another round of quantitative easing, but the central bank did say Operation Twist will..more

Fears Back to Spain?

Fears Back to Spain?

U.S. Markets: Following the Greek election that saw the pro-bailout New Democracy party seize control of the economically problematic Euro Zone nation, U.S. stocks failed to build on the momentum. The S&P 500 notched a hardly noticeable gain while the Dow Jones Industrial Average endured a small..more

An End To The Greek Tragedy?

An End To The Greek Tragedy?

U.S. Markets: U.S. equities rallied to close last week, enabling all three major indexes to post their second consecutive weekly gains ahead of Sunday’s critical Greek election. The market apparently liked the results of Sunday’s between the pro-bailout New Democracy party and the anti-auste..more

No Trend But Loads of Trading Signals

No Trend But Loads of Trading Signals

Binary options traders looking for a solid trend in the market are probably going to be disappointed if they read this article. I simply can’t provide that kind of confidence on days like this. Each of the last 4 trading sessions have gone in opposite directions. Friday was up, Monday down..more

Anticipating the Greek Elections?

Anticipating the Greek Elections?

U.S. Markets:Despite an increase in the weekly jobless claims number, U.S. equities surged yesterday on speculation that more monetary stimulus, also known as quantitative easing, could be right around the corner. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each gained more than 1% while th..more

Spain Secures Bailout, Now What For The Markets?

Spain Secures Bailout, Now What For The Markets?

Last week marked the single strongest week of trading in 2012 for US stock indices as the Dow and other indices finished the week very strong. Some of the indices are closing in on very critical resistances now and it will be very interesting to see how the trading session begins. The focus will..more

All About Spain… For Now

All About Spain... For Now

U.S. Markets: U.S. equities ended last week on a high note and Friday’s gains were enough to propel the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to gains of over 3.5% each while the Nasdaq added 4%. When the closing bell sounded on Friday, U.S. stocks had notched their best weekly performances..more

US Markets Pushed By The Japanese

US Markets Pushed By The Japanese

Yesterday saw an initial rise in the Nikkei index, early in the morning of the 6th and this led us to believe that we would see more increases in the European and US markets. This was in fact what occurred as the US markets saw a very dramatic rise in prices. The Us stock indices all headed high..more

Where Is The Sunshine?

Where Is The Sunshine?

U.S. Markets: It’s becoming harder and harder to find any good news in the international financial markets these days and for those that are looking for locales beyond Europe to blame for the calamity, China and the U.S. are certainly obliging. Following the worst May in two years for U.S. equi..more

Why Are US Markets Falling?

Why Are US Markets Falling?

Markets finished yesterday nearly unchanged as stock indices in the US seemed to have taken a “wait and see” approach. It is what should be expected during periods of uncertainty. Investors worldwide are closely watching 4 crucial issues facing markets at the moment: 1. The Greek debt cri..more

June Gloom Around The Corner

June Gloom Around The Corner

U.S. Markets: Well, "sell in May and go away" certainly worked this year. There was some talk the ages-old Wall Street adage is subject to failure in presidential election years, but that was certainly not the case this May. Following a small loss on Thursday, the S&P 500 closed the month with a..more

The EUR is Being Ripped Apart

The EUR is Being Ripped Apart

Over the last few days we have taken a wide look at the markets and the general trends in place. We have also provided our readers with about 9 great trading signals over the last 72 hours that should have yielded an enormous profit to binary traders over that time. We recommended the following as..more

Forex Pairs and Stocks for Binary Options

Forex Pairs and Stocks for Binary Options

Markets yesterday were bolstered by rumors that Greece would not be pulling out of the Eurozone. These rumors are based on some polls taken and not on any firm facts but apparently just a rumor of stability in Europe was enough to solidify a core of buyers to enter the market and push the major ..more

The Good and The Bad News

The Good and The Bad News

The markets were mixed yesterday during another volatile trading session. The Dow finished higher by 0.27% to 12529 along with the S&P, which finished up 0.14% to 1320. However, the Nasdaq stock index finished down 0.38% to 2839. The fact that the US had solid economic indicators reported during..more

Mr. Market’s Wild Ride

Mr. Market's Wild Ride

U.S. Markets U.S. stocks spent much of Wednesday’s session deep in the red as traders were once again fretting about Europe and assorted other macroeconomic headwinds. So heavy were the losses being sported by the Dow Jones Industrial Average that the blue-chip index was staring one of its wo..more

Down Options for Binary Option Traders

Down Options for Binary Option Traders

Although traders can’t get enough about Facebook and its IPO woes, the real news on Wall Street is elsewhere. Actually the real news is on a different continent as Greece, ever in the midst of turmoil, continues to be the focus of attention for traders. The worst case scenario of Greece le..more

Same Old Song

Same Old Song

U.S. Markets Following Monday’s ebullience, U.S. markets got back to the business of tumbling on Tuesday. Well, it should be said that stocks in the U.S. were essentially flat as the S&P 500 booked a small gain, but the Dow and Nasdaq fell slightly. Stocks traded higher for much of the session..more

Greece`s Departure From Eurozone

Greece`s Departure From Eurozone

Greece’s woes won’t leave the stock markets anytime soon and the fact that the current administration is providing panicky rhetoric isn’t helping. Papdemos said yesterday to CNBC that he is aware that countries surrounding Greece were planning scenarios for Greece’s departure from the Eu..more

Facebook is Dumped for the Benefit of the Market

Facebook is Dumped for the Benefit of the Market

Friday Facebook had its IPO which was far from the hyped up event everyone was expecting and just one trading session later, the stock was dumped by investors and the price tumbled 11%. The amazing aspect of this fall was that Wall Street as a whole had a great day yesterday. After falling for 6..more

A Bounce? Don’t Bet On It

A Bounce? Don't Bet On It

U.S. Markets Despite the fevered pitch with which social media darling Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) came to market last Friday, the stock finished higher by just 23 cents and that was simply not enough to drag beleaguered bulls off the sidelines. The Nasdaq, plunged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ha..more

Facebook Can not Push Stocks Any Higher

Facebook Can not Push Stocks Any Higher

Greece’s issues are still plaguing the markets and as a result, nothing could help push US and European stocks prices higher on Friday. Even the IPO of Facebook couldn’t help push market higher in any way. In fact, the Facebook IPO simply ended much as it started with an $0.18 higher fin..more

Facebook Ready to Move Markets

Facebook Ready to Move Markets

There are no major news events expected today but due to the Facebook IPO, trading might be quite volatile across a number of markets. This is because the amount of money expected to go into the IPO is in the billions so funds might be liquidated from other assets like bonds or other stocks to m..more

Binary Options and Commodity Prices

Binary Options and Commodity Prices

Yesterday market’s were rattled by the news that the European Central Bank stopped providing liquidity to some Greek banks. What this means for binary options traders is that the US stock markets were down for their 4th consecutive day yesterday and trading Down options have been the right str..more

No Rest For The Wary On The Downside

No Rest For The Wary On The Downside

U.S. Markets Plagued by a rejuvenated U.S. dollar and more doubts flowing from Europe, U.S. equities once again closed in the red with the S&P 500 cascading to a three-month. It wasn’t for lack of effort. Stocks were grinding higher for much of the earlier part of Tuesday’s session, but loss..more

Sell Signals From Apple

Sell Signals From Apple

Investors worldwide are already beginning to worry that what is transpiring at the moment is more than a simple correction. Markets worldwide have simply been colored in red across the board and across continents over the last 3 weeks now. Just recently, US stock markets reached the levels not see..more

Shorting GOOGLE today?

Shorting GOOGLE today?

On Friday, US stocks fell again. As has been the case over the last 2-3 weeks everything seems to be on the way down and binary options traders are seeking opportunities to go short. We discussed this at length this past Friday and still think that down is the way to go these days. With stocks, ..more

Will China Save the Day?

Will China Save the Day?

U.S. Markets On Friday, U.S. stocks careened to their second consecutive weekly loss after J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM),the largest U.S. bank by assets said after the close of U.S. markets Thursday that it lost $2 billion on synthetic credit securities, news that sent the shares plunging and co..more

Will Greece Depart from the Euro Zone?

Will Greece Depart from the Euro Zone?

U.S. Markets U.S. equities plunged on Tuesday and if not for a late-day mini-rally, the losses could have been much more severe. It would appear that traders around the world finally got around to pondering what the future holds for the Euro Zone now that Greece’s new leader, Alexis Tsipras, is..more

Will the Euro Weakness Continue?

Will the Euro Weakness Continue?

U.S. Markets All things considered, U.S. equities ended Monday in decent shape as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were able to book modest gains following a rocky Asian session at the hands of the French and Greek election news. U.S. stocks fought off negative action early in Monday’s session as it ap..more

Weekly Highlights for Binary Option Trading

Weekly Highlights for Binary Option Trading

U.S. stock futures fell, following the biggest weekly slump in 2012, after Francois Hollande’s election as France’s president and Greek voters flocking to anti-bailout parties spurred concern about Europe’s debt crisis. The S&P 500 dropped the most since December last week as a report show..more

European Elections Could Roil Global Markets

European Elections Could Roil Global Markets

U.S. Markets On Friday, U.S. stocks plunged as the S&P 500 skirted to its worst weekly performance of the year following an epic disappointment on the employment front. The Labor Department said employers added 115,000 new jobs in April, well below the 160,00 economists expected. The March number..more

Binary Option Trading Signals From Friday’s Large Fall

Binary Option Trading Signals From Friday's Large Fall

Markets took a large fall in Friday after the US jobs markets, as reported by the US Labor Department, showed significant weakness after the Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report disappointed traders worldwide. Everything from stocks to commodities were hurt by the news that the Non-Farm Payrolls showe..more

Dow Jones in Four Year High

Dow Jones in Four Year High

US Markets On Tuesday in the U.S., the Institute for Supply Management said its factory index surged to 54.8 last month, easily topping the reading of 53 economists expected. The April reading is the highest since June 2011. The U.S. and Chinese data points indicate manufacturing in the world’..more

Big Thursday For Binary Option Trading

Big Thursday For Binary Option Trading

Today 6 different USD related financial numbers are going to be released creating a big anticipation in the markets for the figures and their influence on the USD related currency pairs. this is a massive day for binary options traders as those events should fuel volatility and create many trade..more

XOM and GOOG Are Ready to Break

XOM and GOOG Are Ready to Break

Good news in the financial markets creates more good news for traders. The Dow reached its highest level in more than 4 years as the stock index rose by 0.5% to 13279. We mentioned that we are waiting for this index to break through a higher and more significant level, but it will take time ..more

Gold Near Two Week High

Gold Near Two Week High

Gold held near a 2-week high this morning on prospects of more safe haven buying, with the dollar under pressure from weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and speculation the Federal Reserve could ease policy further to boost growth. Money managers in gold futures and options had slashed net..more

Euro Near 3-Week High After Debt Sales

Euro Near 3-Week High After Debt Sales

The euro hovered near a three-week high against the dollar on Wednesday while focus turned to the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. The euro traded at $1.3197, close to levels not seen in three weeks, after hitting the previous session's low of 1.3145. Immediate resistance is at last week..more

April 26 Global Financial News

April 26 Global Financial News

Brent crude was steady under $119 a barrel on Tuesday as fears over the health of the euro zone economies and political uncertainty countered worries over a production stoppage in the North Sea and potential supply disruptions from Iran. Brent crude eased 9 cents to $118.62 a barrel by 11:56 ..more

April 16 Weekly Financial News

April 16 Weekly Financial News

Financial Highlights U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 to its first back-to-back weekly decline since November, after employers added fewer jobs than estimated and investor concern over global economic growth intensified. European stocks climbed, following the benchmark St..more