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  • Next Week
    Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings are scheduled in Japan, Sweden, Thailand, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Minutes from this month’s meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia will be published (note that January is the one month each year wh…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 7:47pm -
  • Bank of Russia
    Russia’s key monetary policy rate has been reduced by a greater-than-expected 50 basis points to 7.75%. A main reason why central bank officials were able to slice 50 basis points from their interest rate as they did in September and April rather t…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:59pm -
  • National Bank of Ukraine
    Ukraine’s central bank interest rate was raised by another full percentage point to 14.5% just seven weeks after an initial increase of 100 basis points. As in Mexico, inflation has been higher than assumed previously, and a number of price risks c…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:42pm -
  • Another Rate Hike at the Bank of Mexico
    Citing higher-than-desired inflation, the Bank of Mexico under a new president has raised its one-day interbank rate to 7.25% from 7.0%. This is the fourth increase of 25 bps in size this year, following ones in March, May and June. A prior 50 basis…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:31pm -
  • U.S. Tax Plan Creating Uncertainty
    Markets are taking a breather. To paraphrase Yogi, the attempted overhaul of U.S. federal taxation ain’t done until it’s done, and uncertainty over whether a plan will be approved next week, the content of such a deal and its likely economic effe…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 1:18pm -


  • Top Trade Idea For December 24th, 2014 – EUR/USD
    It is understandably a very quiet day with the stock markets in Italy and Germany closed for the Christmas Eve. Elsewhere, most traders are probably out today too although that does not necessarily mean the markets won’t move. In fact, the lack of…
    - 24 Dec 14, 3:28pm -
  • Chart Of The Day For December 24th,2014 – EUR/USD
    By Ilya Spivak EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 1.2173, 1.2080, 1.1929 Resistance:1.2246, 1.2324, 1.2418 The Euro dropped for a fifth consecutive day against the US Dollar, setting a new 28-month low against the US Dollar. A daily clos…
    - 24 Dec 14, 1:13pm -
  • Gold Steady Ahead of Host of US Numbers
    Gold is showing little movement on Tuesday, as the spot price stands at $1177.61 per ounce. On the release front, there are a host of US events ahead of the Christmas holiday. There are four key events on the calendar – Core Durable Goods Orders, F…
    - 24 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • USD Crawls to Fresh Five-Year High as Markets Focus on Rate Contrast
    Talking Points: Dollar Crawls to Fresh Five-Year High as Markets Focus on Rate Contrast Euro Finds Too Little Traction, Too Late Yen Crosses Advance after BoJ Downgrades Growth Assessment Dollar Crawls to Fresh Five-Year High as Markets Focus on Rate…
    - 24 Dec 14, 6:12am -
  • Bitcoin Continues Offensive as Holiday Season Nears
    Bitcoin is continuing its attack on the $332 level. Earlier today we bounced off $332.92. After a small retracement to $326.66, BTC/USD is back on the offensive, hitting a high of $334.46 before pulling back. We are currently quoted at the $330 round…
    - 23 Dec 14, 10:23pm -

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  • My Constants – A new custom tool on the FastMarkets platform
    My Constants is a new tool on FastMarkets that allows users to create constants that can displayed and used throughout the platform in custom tools. This feature can help users save time in building and updating custom tools on the FastMarkets platfo…
    - 12 Jun 17, 1:15pm -
  • Metal Bulletin Apex Report – Now available on the FastMarkets platform
    Great news! The Metals Bulletin APEX Report for Q4 2016 is now available to research subscribers on the FastMarkets Platform! What is the APEX report? The Metal Bulletin APEX report collects the forecasts of the world’s leading metals analysts and…
    - 9 Feb 17, 9:30am -
  • New physicals premiums report: the only all-in-one report for global base metal premiums
    FastMarkets’ flagship report, the weekly base metal physical premiums table, has just become even more valuable as a reference tool. Eight years after producing the first weekly table and following FastMarkets’ merger with Metal Bulletin, we are…
    - 19 Jan 17, 4:29pm -
  • Metal Bulletin prices are coming to the FastMarkets platform
    Metal Bulletin prices and physical market reports will soon be available to use with all tools, calculators and features on the FastMarkets platform, allowing you to view its key benchmarks and price assessments alongside live market data, news, rese…
    - 13 Jan 17, 12:41pm -
  • The Metal Bulletin news team preview base metals in 2017
    Below are a number of recently published pieces by Metal Bulletin looking forward to the major issues and industry trends that face the base metals industry in 2017. Their regular news and opinions pieces are usually published on the FastMarkets Prof…
    - 22 Dec 16, 5:01pm -

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  • For Today, More Of The Same
    Once again, stocks are driven higher and the metals are shoved lower by a NYSE-opening spike in the USDJPY. OK, fine. Whatever. This is all just setting up to make the impending short squeeze that much more interesting. read more
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:49pm -
  • Spec Shorts Double Down
    Most of yesterday's gains have now been taken back as Spec shorting resumed anew as soon as the Comex opened this morning. Meh, whatever. Let 'em. They're simply sowing the seeds of their own future losses. read more
    - 3 days ago 14 Dec 17, 3:24pm -
  • Batchelor and Cohen Return
    The good professor returned from a two-week hiatus last evening and the discussion picks up right where it last left off...namely, the New Cold War and the elements in The West that seem hell-bent on driving it toward hot more
    - 4 days ago 13 Dec 17, 10:52pm -
  • Pre-Fedline Open Thread
    Uh-oh. You know what that means, don't you? It's time for a Hat Contest! read more
    - 4 days ago 13 Dec 17, 2:58pm -
  • "Take A Look Around You, Ellen. We're At The Threshold Of Hell!"
    Wow, it definitely feels like we've slipped through a wormhole and found ourselves again in December of 2015. I've mentioned several times this year that 2015 felt like a capitulation. If it was, then December 2017 is painting a capitulation double b…
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 17, 3:41pm -