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  • Editor’s Picks / 12 minutes 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 / 44 minutes 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 / 50 minutes 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 / 1 hour 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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  • Saxo TV / 3 hours ago

    Fasdal: The ECB is in real trouble, but will it act?

    Simon Fasdal
    Since March the European Central Bank has pumped more than 300 billion euros into the European economy through its bond-buying programme. But according to Saxo Bank’s Simon Fasdal, the positive effects of the ECB’s QE programme are rapidly vanishing in the current market and the central bank needs to act sooner rather than later to turn the tide.
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  • Article / 3 hours ago

    The Tactician: The day before the markets broke?

    Asia Macro Strategist / Saxo Capital Markets
    Singapore
    The Tactician: The day before the markets broke?
    Commodities, equities and currencies look like a complete roll of the dice at present. Price moves feels whacky, wrong, and like a wounded animal ready to bolt in any direction. Traders who can weather volatility will find opportunities to capitalize on some best of breed names.
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  • Article / 3 hours ago

    Morning Markets: Draghi's day of decision

    Deputy Editor / TradingFloor.com
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Draghi's day of decision
    European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is the man in the middle today as markets await his press conference at 1230 GMT and attempt to decipher where he stands on the anxiety scale about flagging Eurozone inflation. Elsewhere, Chinese markets are taking some time out to celebrate the WWII victory over Japan and Sweden awaits its latest monetary policy statement.
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  • Article / 4 hours ago

    ECB preview: Worried, vigilant but waiting

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    ECB preview: Worried, vigilant but waiting
    The European Central Bank's meeting today will note the lower inflation outlook, the recent turmoil in the financial markets and the international economy's dark clouds. The ECB will probably mention the increasing monetary aggregates and play time for now – but it will have to step up its asset purchases in the future.
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