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  • Editor’s Picks / 1 hour ago

    USD poised to rise on jobs data, Nikkei hits 15-year high

    The USD held pole position in Asia on Friday as bulls wagered a looming US jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes there, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a trillion euro campaign of bond-buying. The same balance of risks kept most equity investors cautious with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up a slim 0.2%. Australia's main index, the ASX dipped 0.4%, while Shanghai edged up 0.2%. The major exception was Japan's Nikkei .N225 which gained 1% to a fresh 15-year top after the yen weakened on the dollar. Analysts polled by Reuters expect US payrolls to have increased 240,000 last month and the jobless rate to have ticked down to 5.6% from 5.7%. The recent run of US economic news has been mixed at best, leading analysts to steadily downgrade forecasts for growth this quarter.
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  • Article / 2 hours ago

    ECB forecasts look promising but more QE is possible

    Managing Director / Technical Research Limited
    New Zealand
    Inflation-linked bonds are on the ECB’s buying menu as well as standard issues. As the break-even rate is the spread between them, being in the market for both will give the ECB the opportunity to nudge market-based measurements of inflation expectations in the right direction
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    Vladlen Golubtsov Vladlen Golubtsov
    I was confused by the 200 SMA
  • Article / Yesterday at 15:37 GMT

    ECB QE: We will buy paper that yields minus 0.20%

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Ideas
    United Kingdom
    ECB QE: We will buy paper that yields minus 0.20%
    Mario Draghi was rather flippant today in suggesting that a year ago the market was worried about the amount of government debt and yet now the worry is can they actually buy paper? No...what we want to know is this – will it suit the ECB or NCB balance sheets to hold assets that offer a negative return?
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    Alessandro Milesi Alessandro Milesi
    sorry, I have asked that alrady but is the limit by defintion no applicable to bund, as the purchases I understand must be pro quota (or it...
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope was far from clear as the implementation of the programme.

    President Draghi was dismissive over concerns about a shortage of bonds for the ECB to buy,...
  • Article / Yesterday at 15:31 GMT

    FX Board: EURUSD 1.1000 a paper tiger?

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    FX Board: EURUSD 1.1000 a paper tiger?
    EURUSD has pushed to the key 1.10 threshold and I'm mulling whether this should impede further downside progress lower after the ECB. Elsewhere, the stubborn JPY refuses to do anything interesting versus the USD ahead of tomorrow's important US employment report.
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