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Trend reversals and new lows - APAC brief 12 Oct
What happened? The sell-off continues, and despite a brief pause during Wall Street trade that opened hopes of an end to this rout, it was quickly dashed as investors went back to dumping stocks.
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Tech Sell-off Leads Global Decline - EMEA Brief 11 Oct
US sees largest market fall in 8 months with the Dow Jones losing over 800 points  in the main session.
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Volatility - APAC brief 11 Oct
Volatility is up, and risk appetite has been dulled. The VIX traded towards the 22 figure overnight, while currency safe havens such as the Yen were sought amid a somewhat remarkable sell-off across global equities during the European and North American sessions.
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What will happen if we see 7Rmb on USDCNH - trade war talk
We’ve seen the knee jerk reactions to trade tariffs and war talk rhetoric, in some instances tit for tat plays from both sides to maintain political face, and whilst the initial volatility spikes seemed to be over it looks like we’ve shifted to a new horizon - one where the actual fall out of these tariffs is coming into play.

And what are the main markets to watch which could see some movement going forwards? I’d be interested in a few other people’s thoughts on this. I guess we’d be looking at
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bitcoin long period of consolidation
"What are we saying folks? Are there areas or prices which you're looking at for a move either way after bitcoins recent consolidation period? They say it's a time to accumulate when there is consolidation. Could now be the time to buy bitcoin? I think I'd be adding to my position in physical but would be cautious of anything else."
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Hurricane Michael hits the US - EMEA Brief 10 Oct
Hurricane Michael intensified from category 3 storm to category 4 early Wednesday. As it turns towards Florida, it could shutdown nearly 40% of US Gulf of Mexico crude output as early as Monday. When it comes to soft commodities, orange juice and orange juice futures could be affected. You can find this under the soft commodity section on the IG trading platform.
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Growth v. Risk - APAC brief 10 Oct
The growth-versus-risk paradigm shifted further in favour of the latter in the last 24 hours, as a multitude of stories compounded the bearish sentiment mounting in global markets.
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Why have Italian bond yields increased so much last week?
Following a few questions from clients regarding the surge in Italian bond yields in the last week, I have put together a quick overview of why this has taken place.
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Let's do some technical on the GBPJPY
What are your thoughts on GBPJPY? Join the discussion and commentary from one trader who believes "a near miss to the major quarter 150.000 forming a triple top at the completion of a butterfly pattern.

I'm expecting to see the price to break under the 147.121 level aiming for the next major quarter 140.000. A good set-up for very patient people on this trade could be to go short at the breakout of the 147.121 support level aiming the 141.000 level for an amazing 600 pips trade."
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Stock Screener
Join the community chat: "Hello people i am relatively new to stock buying and trading can you tell me, which is the best stock trading website and where can i find good bargain and value stocks, i am aware that market is at its all time high, but recent trade war and fall in DJIA and Nasdaq must have created some bargains."
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Asian Markets Decline - EMEA Brief 09 Oct
Japanese markets have led the declines, with the likes of the Nikkei and Topix playing catch up following yesterday’s bank holiday. The Hang Seng is the one outlier, with the market trading marginally higher despite declines in Japan, China, and Australia. A wider bearish trend remains in place with fears over a Chinese slowdown coupled with Italian fiscal uncertainty.
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Blue Monday - APAC brief 09 Oct
Markets welcomed back the Chinese from holiday and all the bad news came together at once. That’s not to say the world’s problems, at least as it applies to global markets, can be rooted in China.
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Trade war measures, Dollar alternatives, risk trends and yields - DFX Key Themes
Some people like to draw their assessment of investor sentiment from indicators like the VIX volatility index or more simply from the performance of a ubiquitous asset like the S&P 500. Others will evaluate volume and open interest for participation, data like GDP, or pure sentiment surveys.

I like to refer to correlation. In extreme conditions, what happens to markets in different countries or in different asset classes? They tend to move in concert. In a deep bear market or full financial panic, the market adage that ‘correlations go to one’ reflects on the fire sale mentality that cuts through any concept of which ‘mildly’ risky investment is worth holding when everything seems to be crashing down around us.
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PBoC reduces capital reserves- EMEA Brief 08 Oct
Chinese stocks decline and the renminbi devalued overnight, despite the PBoC reducing requirements for capital reserves. China's central bank to cut down Reserve Requirement Ratio, releasing 1.2tn Yuan in liquidity, and putting 750bn Yuan ($109bn or £83bn) in cash into the financial system. CSI300 down 3.7%.
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Dividend Adjustment 08 Oct - 12 Oct
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 8 Oct 2018. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below.
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The new week - APAC brief 08 Oct
It’s likely global markets will sway to begin the week, in a bid to find some semblance of equanimity following a raucous week.
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NFP day as US Treasuries reach 7 year high - EMEA brief 05 Oct
US non-farm payroll release at 13:00 BST. US Labour department forecasts an increase of 185,000 in non-farm payrolls last month and the unemployment rate is expected to fall by 0.1% to 3.8% - an 18 year low.
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Smooth Sailing for Brexit? - EMEA Brief 04 Oct
Theresa May declares to end austerity in the much anticipated Conservative party conference yesterday. Bloomberg has also reported this morning that the prime minister plans to rush her Brexit deal through parliament in a bid to stop the opposition voting down the treaty.
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Treasury sell-off - APAC brief 04 Oct
Economic data flow has been relatively light overnight, but activity on financial markets is especially rife.
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Stop entry order
Community is not only about trade ideas and discussion, but also questions and answers. No matter what your trade level or experience, the Community will probably be able to help. We are also hosting an IG webinar at 6 pm this evening walking new clients through the use of the platform.
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Aston Martin IPO at £19 - EMEA Brief 03 Oct
Aston Martin looks set to miss out on a spot in the FTSE 100 after the luxury carmaker cut the maximum valuation it is seeking in its initial public offering today, bloomberg reporting IPO price at £19.
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Macro-drivers  - APAC brief 01 Oct
Global markets endured a night of mixed trading, sandwiched between several risk factors, and the waning optimism of the USMCA.
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Post in Quick trade ideas
Quick Trade Ideas makes the 'Our Picks' section once again: "Taken from the blog this morning which I thought was quite interesting (and links a little to the carbon emissions stuff @TrendFollower)  - Think about going long natural gas." What are your thoughts? Get involved with trade discussion on Community.
Conservative Conference, Cable in Spotlight - EMEA Brief 02 Oct
Continued speculation for the conservative conference today with Theresa May expected to announce some concessions in her Brexit deal. Boris Johnson to speak later today. Yesterday saw a volatility spike in GBP/USD which we could see again today on the right type of news.
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Relief-rallies - APAC brief 02 Oct
Hopes were whetted during overnight trade from the news that the US, Mexico and Canada had agreed to a revised “NAFTA” agreement.
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