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Rally Faces Bernanke On Economy

Wall Street posted a largely successful week leveraged off the persistent declines in the dollar, as market averages climbed to records despite some unevenness in the trends, but the durability of the advance figured to face a stiff challenge next week:

Ben Bernanke, the dollar’s chief pallbearer and the source of easy money, is slated to talk economy at the start of the week.

His comments certainly don’t have to be any kind of gamebreaker, not by any means. One of the… Continue

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Barclays Plc............Ultimate downside target of £2.70-£2.80

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Intraday Market Thought from Ashraf Laidi, 2009.11.16 10:15

Weaker than expected US Oct retail sales fail to dampen risk appetite as markets expect Bernankes speech (17:30 GMT) to once again prove negative for the greenback confirming the Feds broadening shift to dovishness (similar to this months FOMC statement and most recent FOMC speeches). Gold surges to 1134. As the Dow tests above the key 10,345 level and S&P attempts to stay above 1,100, USD weakness deepens across the board. GBPUSD still struggles to regain $1.6750s, a break of which to… Continue

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Oil .......coming into resistance @ $78.5 ........

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Dollar Hit by Retail Sales and Empire State

Weakness beneath the headlines is the story behind this morning's U.S. economic reports and the reason why the dollar is not responding to the pick up in consumer spending. Retail sales increased 1.4 percent in the month of October, but excluding autos, sales grew by only 0.2 percent, half the pace of the previous month. Car purchases single handedly drove up spending. Even though Americans ate out more and bought clothing and general merchandise, the increase in discretionary spending was… Continue

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SP500 - watch this gap - Key Leve1106

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FTSE Daily for resistance at 5380, response to C1889

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Intraday Market Thought From Ashraf Laidi - November 16, 2009

There was no surprise that APEC and China played failed to agree with US demands of revaluing the Chinese yuan. FX markets interpreted the news as a continuation of the status quo and more dollar weakness. US Oct retail sales due at 13:30 expected +1.0% from -1.5% and ex autos seen +0.4% from +0.5%. A return to positive territory would further boost selling of USD and JPY, but GBPUSD remains capped at $1.6740s and EURUSD still unable to regain $1.50. Keep a close watch on oil prices for the… Continue

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Economy Still Faces 'Significant Weakness': Fed's Hoenig

A Federal Reserve official said on Monday that the U.S. economy still faced "significant weaknesses" and urged policymakers to allow large financial institutions to fail if needed.

"We still have significant weaknesses to work through in the economy in the U.S. and coupled with a rapidly rising level ... (of) debt and enormous moral hazard issues, we have a great deal of work ahead of us," said Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig.

Data showed last week that U.S.… Continue

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Interesting levels to watch with Oil


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FTSE 100 .......Looking very bullish on the daily chart

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Gold Hits Record $1,130 as Dollar Drifts Lower

Spot gold hit a record high above $1,126 an ounce on Monday when massive buying in U.S. gold futures boosted bullion's appeal, but the precious metal later fell from its peak as follow-through buying failed to materialise.

Investors maintained their appetite for gold as a hedge against currencies as the U.S. dollar drifted lower in Asia, extending falls from late last week.

Underlining views that a global economic imbalance is being reflected in the weakening dollar, the… Continue

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Japan GDP up 1.2% in July-Sept vs. +0.6% expected

TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Japanese gross domestic product for the July-September quarter rose much more than economists had expected, government data released Monday showed. GDP rose 4.8% in real terms on an annualized basis, compared to a consensus forecast of 2.2% by economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires. GDP rose 1.2% from the April-June quarter, compared with an expectation for 0.6% growth, boosted by the government's stimulus steps. The data showed that corporate capital investment rose… Continue

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WORLD FOREX: Euro Gains As Rising Gold Fuels Risk Appetite

TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- The euro gained more ground against the dollar in Asia Monday as signs of strong demand for commodities including gold added to hopes that the world's economy is recovering, prompting traders to buy high-risk currencies.

Meanwhile the release in the session of unexpectedly strong Japanese gross domestic product data for the third quarter had no clear impact on the currency markets, which were focused more on stock and commodities prices as well as coming U.S.… Continue

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