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  • Article / 55 minutes ago

    FX Board: GBP sprinting as USD stalls

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    FX Board: GBP sprinting as USD stalls
    Markets are eyeing the Federal Open Market Committee nervously as the USD remains poised close to support in several pairs. GBP is doing its own thing at the moment, as the bulls are off and running with EURGBP and GBPUSD testing important levels.
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  • Squawk / 1 hour ago
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    US pending home sales miss in June, decline 1.8%:

    Analysts had penciled in a modest increase of 0.9%, but instead pending sales of existing homes fell 1.8% m/m in June while May was revised a bit lower to 0.6%. Despite the monthly decline the annual change in pending home sales rose to 11.1% last month from a revised 7.9% in May.

    Pending home sales lead existing home sales by 1 to 2 months.

    Homebuilders (XHB) have outperformed the S&P 500 index so far this year.
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  • Calendar event / 1 hour ago

    US Pending Home Sales Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Pending Home Sales
    110.3
    Med Pending Home Sales Idx , Y/Y%
    +8.2%
    Med Pending Home Sales Idx, M/M%
    +1%
    -1.8%
  • Editor’s Picks / 3 hours ago

    From rents to haircuts, Americans feel price hikes

    CNBC
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. Higher prices reflect a healthier economy and are a key reason the Federal Reserve, will likely raise interest rates from record lows later this year. Inflation has long trailed the Fed's 2% target rate but is on track to return to that level in coming months.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 4 hours ago

    Why gold is only going to get worse

    Bloomberg
    According to Bloomberg's Debarati Roy and Eddie Van Der Walt, the yellow metal has simple "lost its charisma". After sulking through a period of Greece- and China-related instability of the type that usually boosts gold prices, the metal slumped to new lows and it appears the bottom is not yet in. "Gold is out of fashion like flared trousers, no one wants it,” said Societe Generale SA analyst Robin Bhar, with Bloomberg adding that July is on track to post the largest monthly decline in gold prices in two years. One key factor in gold's current woes is the US Federal Reserve, which is widely forecasted to hike interest rates in September, boosting the USD at the yellow metal's expense. Gold is currently trading at $1,095/oz.
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  • Article / 4 hours ago

    Russia battens down the hatches

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Russia battens down the hatches
    Russia's economy shrank 4.2% year-on-year in June, showing a deeper decline than earlier this year. The economy ministry does see some light in the headline stats, but its own analysis of economic trends poises some uneasy questions.
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    Warren Buffet007 Warren Buffet007
    I don't know, but maybe Russia will keep the Ruble low to beneficiate the Export?.
  • Calendar event / 4 hours ago
    Low Composite Idx
    379.5
    Low Composite Idx, W/W%
    +0.8%
    Low Purchase Idx-SA
    198.1
    Low Purchase Idx-SA, W/W%
    -0.1%
    Low Refinance Idx
    1406.3
    Low Refinance Idx, W/W%
    +1.6%