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Why Futures are Key for Bitcoin’s Future

Exchanges in the spotlight after futures volumes surged ahead of halving Waiting for bitcoin’s sky to fall It’s a week after bitcoin’s momentous halving event and the sky has not metaphorically fallen on the crypto world, as some of the … Continue reading

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Staley wins again, then retreats

Jes Staley’s investment and trading business has remained a difficult-to-define work in progress for longer than shareholders have been comfortable with, but it’s getting a track record of beating the market. Barclays Investment banking (IB) fees still caught flak in … Continue reading

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The Bankia Signal

Another Friday, another wait for economic news out of Spain. The results of the second part of an audit of Spain’s banks  – started in May and with particular reference to their funding needs – is likely to be released … Continue reading

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ECB Bullets To Shoot Down High Hopes [Sorry]

The views below are based on my soundings, readings and common sense. Responsibility my own: ESM banking licence: crisis would need to deteriorate significantly (threaten the core) before such a politically contentious and legally complex policy change is considered. Bear … Continue reading

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JPY can go OTP ahead of DPJ Contest

QuickJPYbullets: scope for USD/JPY to plumb/set historic lows with the most recent being 76.37. Overnight the pair reversed from a peak around 76.88 and is now at a weakly looking 76.53 triangle on hourly chart suggests 73.50 target! More sensible targets are 76.37 and … Continue reading

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USD/JPY compressed, hourly chart with 100-day moving averages, Bollinger bands and Fibonacci-based retracements

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Forget ‘Europhoria’, Look at EUR/GBP

Forget for a moment the possibility that today’s ‘Europhoria’ doesn’t really make a great deal of sense, when looked at in the round. Something quite detailed about the EUR/GBP cross was mentioned which seems to have some fundamental and technical … Continue reading

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Where is European ‘Cash’ Hiding?

Risk. Without another full-blown financial crisis, could most parts of the financial markets be any riskier right now? Hence the perennial search for assets to add which serve to reduce risk. You might like to take a look at this … Continue reading

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RBA Hawks may have Long Hop in store The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Governor Stevens has created quite a conundrum ahead of its rates decision Tuesday,  in Asia-Pacific trading hours, 1430 AEST/0400 GMT He was very hawkish over the weekend. … Continue reading

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Things are quieting down again: so, it’s time for my: Risk Screening Of Small Caps [a Short View] The yen is easing back to more normative levels following the concerted G-7 intervention last week and Libya and the Middle East … Continue reading

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