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Monday, March 26, 2012

A reader asked earlier today: Can you explain to a newbie why VXX is down 1.05 today yet the April 20 calls are up .05? This is a great question and one which I receive in one form or another on a regular basis. While there are a number of variables that go into the price of an option, in…

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Bank_Research_Consensus_Weekly_03.26.12_body_BankResearch.png, Bank Research Consensus Weekly 03.26.12 Budget: Figures Flattered…but Not Much Changes Jonathan Ashworth & Melanie Baker, CFA, Morgan Stanley The Budget and the OBR’s March 2012 Economic & Fiscal Outlook contained no major surprises, with the key details already well covered by the media in recent days. The Budget was fiscally neutral, and Chancellor Osborne remains on course to achieve his fiscal mandate and supplementary…

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Forex market volatility expectations and the S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) continue to trade at multi-year lows, and we broadly expect the US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) to hit fresh troughs against the Euro and other key counterparts. DailyFX Individual Currency Pair Conditions and Trading Strategy Bias forex_strategy_outlook_us_dollar_forecast_body_Picture_1.png, US Dollar Primed for Losses as Forex Volatility Tumbles DailyFX PLUS Trading Signals –The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker: USDOLLAR) last week…

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Index Last High Low Daily Change (%) Daily Range (% of ATR)
DJ-FXCM Dollar Index 9932.67 9998.41 9917.07 -0.18 122.88%
USD_Index_Oversold_Australian_Dollar_Maintains_Downward_Trend_body_ScreenShot059.gif, USD Index Oversold, Australian Dollar Maintains Downward Trend The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index (Ticker: USDollar) is 0.18 percent lower from the open after moving 123 percent of its average true range, and the greenback may continue to trade heavy over the next 24-hours of trading as the…

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* Euro has scope to rally further within broad consolidation to 1.3420 * But an analogy with the 1.30 low suggests it could really accelerate short term. * It therefore needs to maintain short term momentum. Guest_Commentary_MarketVisionTV_Euro_becomes_the_Nasty_Trade...Adding_to_Longs_body_EUR2603.png, Guest Commentary: MarketVisionTV - Euro becomes the Nasty Trade...Adding to Longs We remain bullish and long the Euro for a larger recovery within broad medium term consolidation. Indeed following the constructive rally to 1.3285 and…

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Fundamental Headlines - Frontier Currencies Irresistible as Naira Yields More – Bloomberg - Pimco’s Gross says Fed May ‘Hint’ at QE3 at April Meeting – Bloomberg - U.S. Needs Faster Growth to Lower Unemployment: Bernanke – Reuters - Merkel Backs Boost to Bailout Fund – WSJ - U.K. Seeks Probe into China Death – WSJ European Session Summary Higher yielding…

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Here is a short overview of the recent developments in gold and silver during the week of March 19th to 23rd and an outlook for the week of March 26th to 30th; this includes a short description of the main news items, decisions and events that may have affected metals traders during last week; in this analysis I use charts…

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Talking Points U.S. Dollar: Fed Chairman Bernanke Strikes Dovish Tone Amid High Unemployment Euro: ESM & EFSF To Run In Parallel, Head-and-Shoulders Top Negated U.S. Dollar: Fed Chairman Bernanke Strikes Dovish Tone Amid High Unemployment The greenback struggled to hold its ground on Monday, with the Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index (Ticker: USDOLLAR)giving back the overnight advance to 9,998, and…

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JUPITER, Florida (March 26, 2012) — The U.S. banking industry’s modest turnaround continues, according to a new analysis by Weiss Ratings, a leading independent rating agency of U.S. financial institutions. Increased profitability, growth in loan volume, and a decline in nonperforming loans are among the signs pointing to the industry’s improved performance following the financial crisis that began in 2008.…

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Here is my video analysis on what to expect this week in silver, gold, oil and the SP500. Watch Video Now: http://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/ETF-trading-videos/ Also if you have not signed up for Stocks, Futures and Options Magazine which is Free, you should do so now. They have had some great educational articles recently and if you want to master the market you…

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Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.
I’m on vacation in New Zealand right now. So I thought it was only appropriate to have our resident ETF expert Ron Rowland talk to you today about hot new international investment opportunities. His article below will give you all the basics and his brand-new video with more specific recommendations just went online, too! — Martin
Ron Rowland
We’re in a new…

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EUR/USD remains key market to watch A break of multi-day range required for clearer directional bias Eurozone uncertainty and China slowdown are key themes Fed officials continue to hint at shift in monetary policy outlook We enter the new week with the Euro still very much locked in a tight multi-day consolidation predominantly defined between 1.3000 and 1.3300. This will…

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