Author: Ryan Littlestone

Nikkei closes off the lows at 18890.48

Japan stock market close 31 August 2015 - -245.84 points or -1.28% Shanghai is currently -43 at 3188 or -1.36%. The Hang Seng is doing better at +26 to 21638

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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July 2015 German retail sales 1.4% vs 1.0% exp m/m

Highlights of the July 2015 German retail sales data report 31 August 2015 - Prior -2.3%. Revised to -1.0% - 3.3% vs 1.9% exp y/y. Prior 5.1%. Revised to 5.2% Better than expected and decent revisions

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Trade ideas European session 31 August 2015

A new day, a new week so time to get the trading brain cells cranked up A big week for data this week and particular interest in the US with the upcoming FOMC. The UK was bereft of data last week and it's back with a bang this week

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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July 2015 Japan housing starts 7.4% vs 11.0% exp y/y

Details of the July 2015 Japan housing starts and construction orders data report 31 August 2015 - Prior 16.3% - Annualised starts 0.914m v 0.938m exp. Prior 1.033m This mob are vying with the Italians for title of 'Most tardy data releases'

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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USDJPY dips under 121.00 as stocks remain soft in Asia

A down day in Asia stocks but it's not a major rout like we saw last week Currencies are still in the pull of stocks, particularly in Asia USDJPY has had a little dip to 120.88 just now and is pivoting around 121.00 as I type and the next decent support is around 120.70/75

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Economic data due Monday 31 August 2015

Economic trading data for today Good morning folks. I'm in for Mike who is off on his jollies for a while. It's a Bank holiday here in the UK so it might be a bit quieter today and lighter on liquidity than usual

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

What Is SocGen FX Quant Fund Buying & Selling Now?

... the latest weekly positions updates on Societe Generale's FX Quant Fund This is via the folks over at eFX Societe Generale's FX Quant Fund which runs systematic currency strategies by SocGen's quant analysts.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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China equities down, EUR up, S&P down, AUD, NZD down, yen up ... groundhog day?

If this weekend's Symposium wasnlt such a fizzer I would have said we've slipped down the Jackson Hole But, no. This seems all about Chinese equities again - Shanghai Composite lower ( But, I'm giving the gold medal to EUR/USD, up around 75 or so points from session lows:

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Shanghai Composite chart - down 2.5% on the day so far

It was a battle of the headlines re the Chinese stockmarket this morning This vs. this So far it's the FT headline ahead on points. Shanghai Comp lower this morning in China:

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Goldman Sachs puts China's yuan 'close to fair value'

From a research note from Goldman Sachs just prior to the weekend: - Goldman's fundamental equilibrium exchange rate (FEER) model says the yuan is  "close to fair value"

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