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  • Editor’s Picks / 2 hours ago

    Don't rely on US August payrolls figures

    Bloomberg
    Markets are drooling to see the US jobs report on Friday as a key to the Fed's policy decision this month. But the August figures are usually the least reliable of all, and subsequent revisions to the August data the most drastic of all months' revisions, says Bloomberg View's columnist Mark Gilbert. History suggests that relying on Friday's economic report to gauge whether the Fed will hike rates would be a mistake for traders and policymakers, Gilbert concludes.
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  • Saxo TV / 2 hours ago

    Garnry: Volatility is nothing to be afraid of and here's why

    Peter Garnry
    The usual response to market turmoil is to sell and stay away from trading, but Saxo Bank’s Head of Equity Strategy Peter Garnry says the current stock market volatility is offering up plenty of opportunities for active traders. He sets out his trading strategy including what stocks he is shorting and where he is going long.
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  • Article / 2 hours ago

    CEE Explained: Time to get real on the Czech crown

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    CEE Explained: Time to get real on the Czech crown
    The Czech crown has been kept artificially weak for years, and now the central bank's interventions are looking increasingly out of sync as the Czech Republic's economy grew robustly in the second quarter. So observers of the Czech currency should keep in mind the lessons of the Swiss franc's unpegging, writes Martin Svoboda,
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  • Editor’s Picks / 3 hours ago

    Carbon-capture Britain to hit the jackpot

    The Telegraph
    We've been so used to our fates for decades being dictated by those who control vast resources like oil and gas but sweeping climate rules likely to be implemented at a Paris CO2 summit this December are set to change that, writes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Those who are best able to capture carbon and store it cheaply are about to become the big winners and as luck would have it, Britain is at the head of the queue. With David Cameron aiming to make Britain a leader in 'green coal', his legacy could be a cash bonanza for the UK that lasts for generations.
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  • Article / 3 hours ago

    From the Floor: Markets ready to pounce if ECB dovish

    Saxo Bank
    Norway
    From the Floor: Markets ready to pounce if ECB dovish
    The European Central Bank's policymakers could be forced today to signal the bank is lowering its inflation forecast or preparing to add fuel to its quantitative easing programme, which would soften the euro and possibly boost riskier asset classes, such as south European bonds and corporate bonds. Markets get a respite today from the recent Asian whiplash, as Chinese markets are closed today and tomorrow for a public holiday.
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