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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
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22:00 Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index
00:30 Employment / Unemployment
05:00 Supermarket sales
07:00 Labour Force Survey
07:00 Consumer expectations
07:00 Central Government Finance & Debt
07:00 Convenience Store Sales
07:00 Retail Sales Index
07:00 Balance of Payments
07:30 House Price Index
08:00 Industrial turnover & orders
08:00 Industrial turnover & orders
08:00 Export Orders
08:30 CPI
08:30 Balance of Payments
09:00 Unemployment
10:00 Aluminium Production report
12:30 Chicago Fed National Activity Index
13:00 Unemployment
14:00 FCCI Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator
14:00 Existing Home Sales
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