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The Week Ahead In The Global Financial Markets

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From the desk of Joe Rios… U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday after late news of merger talks with chipmaker Intel Corp buying rival Altera Corp. Healthcare also helped the indices as biotech stocks ended higher after suffering a -7.0% drop earlier in the week. None the less, for the week the Nasdaq led the […]

Pre-Market Trading for Stocks,Bonds, Commodities and Currencies

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STOCKS – US stock futures pointed to a fifth straight day in the red, following a mixed session for Asia, European bourses shaking off some of yesterday’s weakness. BONDS – US Treasuries trading in pullback and consolidation mode after yesterday’s steep decline. COMMODITIES – Crude after a Yemen-induced spike, is heading right back toward sub-$50 […]

Pre-Market Trading – Stock Futures Consolidated

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UPDATED 6:30 am ET STOCKS –  Futures on the Dow  and the S&P  are only a touch higher. Earlier, Asia managed to sneak mostly higher on its major indexes. Europe  was mainly stuck in red territory early in the day.   BONDS –  US Treasuries traded range bound  after breaking out of recent highs during yesterday’s US trading session. […]

Trading Boot Camp: Why the basics trumps …​

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RQ EDU Workshop Training – Trading Boot Camp: Why the basics trumps …​ March 24th Tuesday – Starting at 8:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm ET. As active traders we sometimes get caught up with new and fancy approaches while ignoring the basic strategies that got us profitable in the first place.  While it’s always good to try to […]

The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

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From the desk of Joe Rios Last week’s lack of economic data reflected in a mixed trading environment as correlations were mostly loose across the Commodity, Bond and Currency markets. Copper rallied 2.5% while Crude Oil dropped -9.3%, US 30 Yr Bond traded higher 2.5% pushing yields lower although the US Dollar’s momentum continued closing […]

Pre-Market Trading – Crude Oil Lower

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UPDATED 7:10 am ET STOCKS –  Global stock markets mostly rose Friday after weak U.S. retail sales alleviated jitters about the Federal Reserve’s timetable for raising interest rates.   BONDS – US Treasuries traded sideways ahead of this morning’s Producer Price Index data.   COMMODITIES –   Benchmark U.S. crude was down 11 cents to $46.94 a barrel in […]

Pre-Market Trading – Euro Dives Lower

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UPDATED 7:20 am ET STOCKS – Stock futures pushed slightly higher on Wednesday, with signs that Wall Street could be ready to retake some lost ground after dollar gains triggered the worst loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in five months.   BONDS – European Central Bank purchases of sovereign debt pushed bond yields to record […]

The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

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From the desk of Joe Rios Friday’s strong US employment report sent the broad markets in a frenzy with the Volatility Index (VIX) spiking 5.7%.  Most markets turned red led by Gold -2.3%, US 30 Yr Bond -2.0%, Crude Oil -1.9%, the Euro -1.6% and the Dow Jones -1.4%. The beneficiary was the US Dollar […]

Pre-Market Trading – US Non-Farm Employment Change

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UPDATED 6:40 am ET STOCKS –  U.S. investors stayed cautious in pre-market action on Friday, with stock futures wavering around the flat line ahead of key unemployment data that could play a major role in determining the first Federal Reserve rate hike.   BONDS – German and U.S. bond yields stretched to its widest in more […]

Pre-Market Trading – ECB Monetary Policy Meeting

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UPDATED 6:50 am ET STOCKS –  Caution was the byword on Thursday, with futures flat after a losing session for Wall Street, with investors eyeing a crop of data as they wait for non-farm payrolls at the end of the week.   BONDS – Investors are waiting details of the European Central Bank’s debt-purchase program […]

 
 
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