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Bitcoin price analysis: Breaks down of important support, but all's not lost yet; Singapore c-bank MAS turns up heat on ICOs Manoj B Rawal

King of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is trading in the red on the short term charts after breaking down of a critical support earlier in the week and is trading just below it. A bounce and some positive trigger is all that the bulls need to gain traction.BTC/USD is down about 0.5 percent at $7,423 and not far off from day's low of $7,375.39 hit earlier in the day. On 360-minute chart, Bitcoin broke d...

10:23 26 May /2018 Forex

Wall Street stocks mixed as investors focus on earnings over geopolitical fears Flavio Tosti

The S&P 500 lost 0.24% to 2,721.33 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average equally dropped 0.24% to 24,753.09. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.13% to 7,433.85 on Friday. The week started with the news that the discussions between US and China were “put on hold”. The news broke out a few days before the second round of talks between the two biggest economies. Later in the week, US Pres...

00:00 26 May /2018 Forex

EUR/USD Technical Analysis: bearish trend remains intact Flavio Tosti

The EUR/USD is in a strong bear leg. It is currently trading in the 1.1670 region on Friday. The Relative Strength Index (RSI), the Stochastics and the Moving Average Confluence/Divergence indicators are in bearish mode. The market is trading below the 50-period simple moving average (weekly) suggesting that the previous bull trend has...

20:23 25 May /2018 Forex

Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD bears remain locked in on a possible return to $6,500 Ken Chigbo

 The Bitcoin price was seen down on Friday by 1.5%, as the selling pressure resumes, following a small break during Thursday’s session. It isn’t too surprising observing the continued move south, given the key support area breaks this week.Looking at the weekly view for BTC/USD

18:23 25 May /2018 Forex

WTI tumbles to 2-week lows near $68.50 Pablo Piovano

Prices of the American benchmark for the sweet light crude oil are sharply lower at the end of the week, taking the barrel to the mid-$68.00s area, or 2-week lows.WTI weaker on OPEC, US suppliesPrices of the barrel of West Texas Intermediate came under renewed and strong selling pressure on Frid...

17:23 25 May /2018 Forex

US stocks mixed during early trade, tumbling oil weighs Haresh Menghani

Major US equity indices opened mostly lower on Friday amid a sell-off in energy stocks, led by the latest slump in oil prices.News that OPEC and non-OPEC were considering to increase oil output by 1 million bpd trigger...

17:23 25 May /2018 Forex

EUR/USD stays near lows around 1.1660 on US data Pablo Piovano

The sentiment around the shared currency remains subdued at the end of the week, dragging EUR/USD to the area of multi-month lows in the 1.1660 region.EUR/USD weaker on USD-bid tone, US dataThe pair deepened its leg lower today following a w...

16:46 25 May /2018 Forex

USD/JPY stabilizing above 109.30 after 3-day slide, remains vulnerable to safe-haven flows Flavio Tosti

As the main stock market indices worldwide are in risk-off mode, the Japanese Yen has been benefitting from the risk-averse trade as a safe-haven currency. Trump’s cancellation of the historic meeting with Kim Jong Un along with the new US plan to impose 25% tariffs on imported vehicles increased the uncertainty among investors. Additionally, the lack of progress in the second round of the US-Chin...

16:23 25 May /2018 Forex

Eurozone: Growth weakening? - Nomura Sandeep Kanihama

Yesterday’s weak PMI prints for May question the thesis that the weather was the primary contributor to weak euro area growth in Q1, according to analysts at Nomura.Key Quotes“We are hesitant about exiting our long euro trades as pricing for ECB hikes next year has been lowered, while ECB rhetoric still appears to be in the direction of normalisation of policy. On top of that, nex...

15:23 25 May /2018 Forex

EUR/USD under pressure, in YTD lows near 1.1660 Pablo Piovano

The selling bias remains well and sound around the European currency at the end of the week, with EUR/USD dropping to fresh multi-month lows in the 1.1670/60 band.EUR/USD looks to US data, USDAfter the failed bullish attempt to the 1.1730 region, spot met some selling orders and is now recording fresh YTD lo...

15:00 25 May /2018 Forex

USD/JPY consolidates around mid-109.00s, US data/Powell’s speech awaited Haresh Menghani

   •  Easing geopolitical tensions/softer Tokyo CPI print helps stage a modest rebound.
   •  Sudden fall in the US bond yields offset reviving USD demand and capping gains.
   •  Investors eye US macro data and Powell’s speech for some fresh impetus.
The USD/JPY pair now seems to have entered a consolidation phase and was ...

14:23 25 May /2018 Forex

Saudi EnergyMin: Certainly prepared to adjust policy in June Dhwani Mehta

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Al-Falih is on the wires now, via Reuters, speaking in Russia about a potential change in policy during the OPEC, non- OPEC June meeting. Key Points:Certainly prepared to adjust policy in June.The release of supply will be a gradual process.We are aligned with Russia in our views.Need to make sure 13:24 25 May /2018 Forex

WTI: Downside opening up towards $ 69.50 amid OPEC output boost talks Dhwani Mehta

WTI (oil futures on NYMEX) extends its losing streak into a fourth-day today, as rising worries over the latest report that the OPEC and non-OPEC producers are considering increasing...

12:46 25 May /2018 Forex

Gold consolidates overnight strong gains, capped below 200-DMA Haresh Menghani

   •  Easing geopolitical tensions does little to build on build on the overnight momentum.
   •  Reviving USD demand/positive US bond yields seemed to cap any further up-move. 
Gold seesawed between tepid gains/minor losses through the early European session and was seen consolidating overnight strong gains to ov...

12:46 25 May /2018 Forex

JPY: Changing reality - Rabobank Sandeep Kanihama

Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, explains that the USD/JPY reached its highest levels since January this week after it had a brief boost to risk appetite, but since then the JPY has reclaimed some ground. Key Quotes“In Q1 Japanes...

12:46 25 May /2018 Forex

Russia’s Novak: Will discuss oil output boost proposal in June Dhwani Mehta

Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak is on the wires now, via Interfax, making some comments after Reuters quoted sources saying that the OPEC and non-OPEC are discussing increasing oil output by around 1 mbpd.Key Points:Russia will ful...

12:00 25 May /2018 Forex

GBP/USD stays weak, around 1.3350 post-UK GDP Pablo Piovano

The Sterling gathered some traction today and is now pushing GBP/USD to the 1.3365/70 band, moving away from earlier lows in the 1.3340 region.GBP/USD finds support near 1.3340The knee-jerk in the greenback is now allowing Cable to bounce off earlier session lows in the 1.3340 region.The British Pound has pr...

12:00 25 May /2018 Forex

Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD resumes downslide to test $7,400; German bank, Deutsche Boerse considers cryptocurrency trading services John Isige

Bitcoin price attacked the resistance level at $7,600, but the upside was limited below $7,650. The 200 SMA offered resistance leading to a trend reversal that has seen BTC/USD break below $7,500 and is currently testing the short-term support level at $7,400.The 100 SMA is still below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path ...

11:46 25 May /2018 Forex

EUR/USD reverses a dip to sub-1.1700 level, recovers early lost ground Haresh Menghani

   •  Reviving USD demand prompts some follow-through selling on Friday.
   •  Upbeat German Ifo business survey helps ease the bearish pressure.
   •  Traders now eye US macro data and Powell’s speech for fresh impetus.
The EUR/USD pair quickly reversed a dip to sub-1.1700 level and recovered nearly 30-pips from session lo...

11:46 25 May /2018 Forex

OPEC, non-OPEC discuss increasing oil output by around 1 mbpd - sources Haresh Menghani

According to the latest news flashing on the wires, quoting sources familiar to the development, OPEC and non-OPEC members are said to have discussed increasing oil output by 1 million bpd but the final decision is expected to be taken in June.Additional headlines:   •...

10:23 25 May /2018 Forex