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  • Squawk / 8 minutes ago
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Breaking: Twitter reports better-than-expected Q1 earnings!
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    1m
    Mads Koefoed Mads Koefoed
    Sees 2015 revenue at $2.18bn to $2.27bn (expected: $2.37bn), sees 2015 EBITDA at $510mn to $535mn
    1m
    Mads Koefoed Mads Koefoed
    Twitter reports partnership with Google's Doubleclick, Twitter to buy Tellapart
  • 3h
    John Shaw John  Shaw
    North American growth is sputtering and don't be surprised if we are back in recession by Q4 this year or Q1 next year.
    Did we even really leave...
  • Squawk / 4 hours ago
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    US consumer confidence drops, but house prices rise:

    We have had a mixed bag of US data today led by a large decline in the Conference Board's consumer confidence index to 95.2 in April from 101.4 a month ago. Consensus had looked for a slight improvement to 102.2 and today's reading of 95.2 is the weakest of the year.

    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index also came in (slightly) below expectations at -3 in April vs. -2 expected, though this was an improvement on March's -8 reading. New order remain weak at -6 (vs. -13 prior) but the number of employees rose to 7 from 6 and the average workweek was also positive at 4 (vs. -4).

    The Case-Shiller home price composite index rose 0.9% m/m in February vs. 0.7% expected and 0.9% prior implying an annual change in house prices of 5% (4.7% expected).

    The S&P 500 index is down a tad so far today (-0.1%). Tomorrow we have Q1 GDP (12:30 GMT) and FOMC (18:00) as the main events.
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  • Article / 5 hours ago

    FX Board: USD under pressure

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    FX Board: USD under pressure
    USD longs are rushing for the exits ahead of the FOMC meeting with AUDUSD and GBPUSD squeezing to impressive new highs for the cycle. It may take some time for the USD to recover from this latest damage unless the FOMC proves a shocker.
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  • Squawk / 5 hours ago
    Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Crude oil higher on news that Iranian forces seizes US cargo ship with 24 people on board. Directs it to Iranian port. Arabiya TV
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  • Squawk / 5 hours ago
    Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Gold having another go to the upside after weak US Consumer Confidence data. Now testing buying appetite above old resistance at $1209. Silver once again running ahead, now testing resistance at $16.65
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  • Squawk / 6 hours ago
    Trader
    Belgium
    WTI: watch the 56.10 level for a break-out of the rising channel. Could go back and test the top of the previous horizontal range at 54.30.
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