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  • Calendar event / 3 hours ago

    US U.S. interest rate decision

    forecast
    actual
    High FOMC Vote For Action
    9
    High FOMC Vote Against Action
    0
    High Fed Funds Rate-Range High
    1.25
    High Fed Funds Rate-Range Low
    1
    Med Discount Rate
    1.75
    Med Discount Rate Change (Pts)
    0
  • Calendar event / 7 hours ago

    US New Residential Sales

    forecast
    actual
    Med New Home Sales
    619K
    610K
    Med New Home Sales, M/M%
    +1.5%
    +0.8%
    Med New Home Sales Months Supply
    5.4
  • Article / 16 hours ago

    3 Numbers: UK GDP on track to edge higher in Q2

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: UK GDP on track to edge higher in Q2
    Economic growth in the UK is likely to show a slight improvement for Q2, following a weak gain in Q1. In the US, new-home sales will show that the housing market is just treading water. And if Fed watchers are right, the central bank will leave interest rates unchanged in its policy statement today.
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  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 14:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Cons Conf Idx
    116
    121.1
    Med Present Situation Idx
    147.8
    Med Expectation Idx
    103.3
  • Calendar event / Monday at 14:00 GMT

    US Existing Home Sales

    forecast
    actual
    Med Existing Sales
    5.56M
    5.52M
    Med Existing Sales, M/M%
    -1.1%
    -1.8%
    Med Unsold Homes Month's Supply
    4.3
    Med Median Price (USD)
    263800
    Med Median Home Price, Y/Y%
    +6.5%
  • Squawk / Monday at 9:00 GMT
    Hypothesis Testing
    United Kingdom
    Open Interest data is useful for Oil reporting etc as describes weekly positioning but in truth rarely gives the full picture IMHO. Approx 15% of QQQ(Nasdaq) and SP500 entire market trading is by traders organisations that will hold a position for a term greater than 1 week. In fact the percentage remains the same for near dated options and futures and virtually identical for the subsequent future/option. Repo trades are no surprise to anyone and we are all aware of the mechanics of such trades equally we will be aware of fund managers generally buying and holding so the Open Interest report doesn't show near term buy and hold trading aspects. However we can fall back on the old favourite PUT/CALL ratio analysis so favoured by option traders.
    But another option overview often ignored is the spread between QQQ(Nasdaq) premium and SPX (sp500)....there is definitely evidence for covered calls but the spread has now reached a 6yr extreme
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    fxtime fxtime
    MP if you want some examples I can post but hopefully you get the idea shown above.
    NOTE additional liquidity points to be aware off within the marketplace...
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    Market Predator Market Predator
    Really high class for MP. Thanks for trying to explain to me :))
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    fxtime fxtime
    Sorry for any confusion mate...it is a large topic as I have omitted effects of carry trade or forward pricing less spot or even CTD marketting (cheapest...