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Crude Oil, Energy Stocks Sink on Fed Commentary. WTI at Risk on Technicals
Growth-linked crude oil prices weakened alongside energy stocks on Wall Street.
Rising global Covid-19 cases, speech from Fed’s Clarida dented energy prices.
WTI at risk of developing bearish technical signals as retail traders go long.
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Dividend Adjustments 2nd August 2021- 9th August 2021
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 2nd August 2021. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.

NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a <br style="background-color:#ffffff; color:#262629; font-size:14px; text-align:center">cash neutral adjustment on your account.


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US Dollar at the Mercy of Economic Data, ADP Jobs Report in View
US Dollar little-changed since last week’s Fed-inspired selloff.
ADP jobs data eyed as preview of Friday’s official NFP release.
EUR/USD struggling to make good on bullish Wedge breakout.
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British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook: GBP/USD Edging Higher Ahead of BoE
GBP PRICE, NEWS AND ANALYSIS: GBP/USD is continuing its modest climb higher that began a fortnight ago, and could hit the psychologically important 1.40 level soon.
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Is the Tencent share price at current levels a buy?
The Tencent share price is off more than 40% from February’s highs due to regulatory headwinds, but is now the time to buy?
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Bank of England rate preview: how will the BoE react to rising inflation and easing Covid-19 fears?
The Bank of England grows steadily more hawkish, but questions remain over whether rising inflation will force its head towards a tapering stage.
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Futures prices vs spot prices: what are the differences?
Spot prices and future prices have some things in common, but it’s essential to understand the differences between futures vs spot when trading any asset. Learn more in this guide.
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BP share price on watch ahead of Q2 earnings
BP’s share price has retraced more than 14% from its one-year high since June. Can its upcoming results boost its share price?
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Reserve Bank of Australia expected to backflip on tapering as lockdowns hit economic outlook
When is the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting next? The RBA will meet on Tuesday, 3rd August at 2.30pm.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
Another busy week ahead, with both economic and corporate earnings playing a significant role in driving volatility as we move through the week. Central banks will once again be in focus as the RBA and BoE release their latest rate decisions, while the week ends with the latest US jobs report.
On the corporate front, earnings data from the likes of HSBC, BP, Fresnillo, and Taylor Wimpey bring updates across a wide spectrum of the economy. In the US, keep an eye out for data from Uber, Virgin Galactic, and Moderna
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Post-earnings trade setups: Microsoft, Barclays, and Rio Tinto
With Q2 earnings season in full swing, Microsoft, Barclays, and Rio Tinto provide us with potential trading opportunities. This article looks at some of the big movers off the back of recent earnings announcements to try and find stocks that seem to provide a good trading opportunity.
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Dollar Edges Higher; Weekly Losses Likely on Dovish Fed
The dollar edged higher in early European trading Friday, but looks set to register a negative week after a dovish Federal Reserve meeting and some disappointing growth data. 
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Amazon Earnings Beat But Revenue Outlook Falls Short
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported Thursday softer third-quarter revenue guidance and mixed second-quarter results as earnings beat, but revenue fell short of expectations.
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Introduction to Basic Trendline Analysis
In this series we will piece together the anatomy of a swing trade and discuss the tools along with the methodology used to construct a basic trade setup. While no one single strategy is perfect, these best practices can be utilized in conjunction with your own trading strategy to identify more favorable entry / exit points in trending market environments.
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Dollar Slips Down After Powell's Dovish Tapering Comments
The dollar weakened in early European trading Thursday, falling to two-week lows after further indications that U.S. interest rate hikes are still a distant event following the conclusion of the latest Federal Reserve meeting. 
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Fed Keeps Rates Steady; Monitoring Progress on Taper Threshold
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates, and acknowledge that while progress had been made toward its threshold to start tapering monthly bond purchases, more time was needed to assess the progress at upcoming meetings. 
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Pfizer Off Lows As It Sees $33.5 Billion Revenue From COVID Shots
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) stock came off earlier lows in premarket trading Wednesday and was down 0.4% as the company raised its annual guidance and pegged revenue from sale of its COVID-19 vaccines at approximately $33.5 billion.
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Fed to Stress Patience on Scaling Back as Virus Threat Lurks, Dollar waits for Fed
With the delta variant posing a growing risk to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and his colleagues are likely to emphasize patience on scaling back the central bank’s massive policy support.
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BoE set to keep full-speed stimulus despite split over inflation risk
The Bank of England looks set to keep its stimulus running at full speed next week despite two policymakers breaking ranks to suggest that its nearly 900 billion pound ($1.2 trillion) bond-buying scheme might have to end early as inflation speeds up.
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Fed History Suggests ECB Won’t Boost Inflation on Guidance Alone
European Central Bank policy makers have acknowledged that their new push to boost inflation expectations could take quite a while to kick in, according to officials familiar with the discussions.
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4 Effective Trading Indicators Every Trader Should Know
When your forex trading adventure begins, you’ll likely be met with a swarm of different methods for trading. However, most trading opportunities can be easily identified with just one of four chart indicators. Once you know how to use the Moving Average, RSI, Stochastic, & MACD indicator, you’ll be well on your way to executing your trading plan like a pro. You’ll also be provided with a free reinforcement tool so that you’ll know how to identify trades using these forex indicators every day.
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Dollar stabilises near recent peaks as traders await Fed
The U.S. dollar hovered below recent peaks on Tuesday, as investors turned to this week's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the policy outlook, while cryptocurrencies pulled back sharply from an attempt to break out of a monthslong range.
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Dollar, yen rise as risk sentiment declines ahead of Fed Policy Decision Remains Focus
TOKYO (Reuters) - The safe-harbour yen and dollar started the week firmer against riskier currencies like the Aussie as rising COVID-19 cases and a decline in Asian equities set a cautious tone ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting this week.
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Oil Down, Increasing COVID-19 Cases Continue to Dampen Fuel Demand Outlook
Oil prices fell on Monday as concerns about fuel demand from the spread of COVID-19 variants and floods in China offset expectations of tight supplies through the rest of the year. Brent crude futures for September fell 44 cents, or 0.6%, to $73.66 a barrel by 0432 GMT while U.S. Texas Intermediate crude was at $71.62 a barrel, down 45 cents.
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