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Gold & Silver drop, GBP Maintains its Gains Mon Sep 22 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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G10 Advancers and Decliners vs USD
 
GBP 0.41
NZD 0.28
EUR 0.25
DKK 0.25
CAD 0.24
JPY 0.21
CHF 0.2
SEK 0.18
NOK 0.15
AUD 0.09
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
 
Nikkei 225 Index 16205.9 -0.71
Hang Seng Index 23991.38 -1.31
Shanghai Index 2289.01 -1.74
FTSE 100 Index 6837.92 0.27
DAX Index 9799.26 0.01
SMI Index 8840.17 0.11
DJIA futures 17142 -0.79
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
 
Gold 1212.64 -0.25
Silver 17.56 -1.48
Crude wti 91.82 -0.64
VIX 12.11 0.67
USD Index 84.61 -0.14

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This week expect less FX volatility 22/9/2014

Last week, FX traders were in heaven with a calendar packed full of risk events, providing plenty of excellent opportunities. The key highlights were the FOMC, SNB policy meeting and Scottish referendum (lesser extent the ECB LTRO). The US Fed shifted the dots rather than provide any verbal acknowledgement on timing (not dropping the "considerable time" wording), while the results of the Scottish referendum preserved the UK union. And finally the SNB decided not to be proactive in defending the EURCHF 1.200 “floor” and Alibaba (baba) initial public offering was a soaring success for all institutions involved. In the coming weeks, there are less scheduled risk events which suggest a shift of focus back towards fundamentals. Given the headwinds towards high-yielding currencies (especially in Eastern Europe as IMF confirming growth concerns in EM), we continue to favor USD and Asia currencies trades Read more
Time Definition
22:45 International Visitor Arrivals
01:45 HSBC China Flash Manufacturing PMI
03:00 Net barter terms of trade
03:00 Corporate Bankruptcies
05:00 CPI
06:00 Labour force survey, incl unemployment
06:45 GDP - detailed figures
06:45 Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries)
07:00 Employment and unemployment
07:00 France Flash PMI
07:00 International Visitor Arrivals
07:30 PMI Composite FLASH
07:30 Germany Flash PMI
08:00 Retail Sales
08:00 Unemployment
08:00 Industrial output
08:00 Eurozone Flash PMI
08:30 BBA main high street banking groups statistics
08:30 Public sector finances
09:00 Registered Unemployment Rate
09:00 International Reserves, middle of month
09:30 Quarterly Employment Statistics survey
10:00 WPI
11:45 ICSC-Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Index
12:30 Retail trade
12:55 Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index
13:00 Retail Sales
13:00 U.S. Monthly House Price Index
13:45 US Flash Manufacturing PMI
14:00 Richmond Fed Business Activity Survey
15:00 Mexico Leading Indicators
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