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Weekly Forex Market Review For October 25th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar reversed direction, gaining against most other major currencies last week amid geopolitical uncertainty and growing concerns over the purported Ebola outbreak in the United States. The U.S. Dollar Index gained +0.5620 or +0.62% for the week to close at 85.7320 on Friday, which was off …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For October 18th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar extended its losses against most majors last week. The U.S. Dollar Index closed at 85.1970 on Friday, up +0.2420 or +0.28% for the day, but off -0.84% on the week. The week began with the Columbus Day a bank holiday, followed by a sharp selloff …

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Swissquote launches revolutionary free portal Swissquote SQORE

October 17, 2014 – Swissquote Bank SA (“Swissquote”), the Swiss Forex broker and public bank regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has announce the release of Swissquote SQORE. SQore is a trade ideas generation service for both FX and commodities to retail traders. Sample of quantitative methodologies available: Pairs Trading (G10 & EM currencies) …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For October 11th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar reversed direction trading lower against all major currencies last week. The U.S. Dollar Index closed at 85.9120, up +0.3900 or +0.46% for the day on Friday, having recovered some of its weekly losses. The Index showed an overall decline of -0.84% for the week. The …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For October 4th, 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar added to its gains last week, closing at a four year high and after gaining in the last seven consecutive weeks. The U.S. Dollar Index closed at 86.6360 last week after the United States reported mostly better than expected economic numbers and the lowest level …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For September 29th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar continued its relentless rally last week, with the U.S. Dollar Index closing at 85.6230, a level not seen since 2010. The rally was driven mostly by comments of several FOMC members, which expressed their hawkish bias on interest rates once the tentative end of QE …

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CFTC Fines and Three-Year Bans FXDirectDealer, LLC

On September 24, 2014, The mission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an independent agency of the United States government that regulates futures and option markets, has published a Press orders FXDirectDealer, LLC (FXDD) to pay $600,000 and three-year registration ban as an FCM or RFED for Violating Minimum Financial Requirements and …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For September 20th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar extended its previous week’s gains against most majors last week, with the exception of the Pound Sterling and the Canadian Dollar. Sterling ended the week fractionally higher after a negative vote for Scottish independence on Thursday, while Canada reported better than expected economic data. The …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For September 13th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar traded higher against most majors last week, with the exception of the Euro, which ended the week fractionally higher. The Greenback was sharply higher against the Japanese Yen, reaching a six year high, and the commodity currencies, which were hit hard as the price of …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For September 6th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar rallied against most of the majors last week, with the exception of the Australian Dollar, as the U.S. Dollar Index gained +1.21% overall. The Greenback began gaining on Tuesday with the release of ISM Manufacturing PMI, which printed at 59.0 versus an expected reading of …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For August 29th 2014

Executive Summary The U.S. Dollar was mixed against the major currencies last week, gaining against the Euro and Yen, stable versus the Kiwi and Swissy, but losing ground against Sterling, the Aussie and the Loonie. The Greenback began the week gapping higher across the board, in part due to comments …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For August 22nd 2014

Executive Summary The Greenback strengthened across the board against all major currencies last week in part due to a hawkish FOMC Meeting Minutes report on Wednesday. The minutes outlined an exit strategy for Fed stimulus, along with the possibility of a rate hike sooner rather than later. Also supporting the …

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Weekly Forex Market Review For August 15th 2014

Executive Summary The forex market had mixed results last week, as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro, the Japanese Yen and Sterling, but weakened against the Swiss Franc and the commodity currencies. The highlight last week for U.S. data was Retail Sales on Wednesday, showing a flat reading versus …

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