Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Is the market hedging for a dovish Yellen?

USDJPY options are the most active options today On yesterday's option board I noted an abundance of put options in USDJPY, and today so far, they've been the most active contract.

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Economic data due 26 August 2016

A fairly light week of data bursts into life today Good morning, good day or good evening, wherever you are. The day we've all been waiting for. Yellen will shake markets to their foundations later....perhaps ;-).

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: Japan CPI heads lower again

Forex news for Asia trading Friday 26 August 2016 A session of small ranges as the market awaits Janet Yellen's speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Friday morning (10am NY time, 1400GMT).

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

China x3: Return to reform mode, Weakening business sentiment, Curbing property

3 articles via Bloomberg on China for a read on a quietish Asian arvo China has returned to reform mode. - Having stabilized the economy with a mix of fiscal support and easy monetary settings, China's leaders appear to be reviving a stalled reform push that's key to long-term growth prospects

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

China's NDRC says 'big room' to guide interest rates lower

The National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC) says - China has 'big room' to guide interest rates down That's a Bloomberg headline, no further details

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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This is turning into a typical pre-NFP session in Asia

What's that you say? The NFP isn't until next week? Today we're waiting on Yellen to speak at Jackson Hole? OK, got it! tee hee. Anyway .... looking ahead, once Yellen is out of the way then we can chill out awaiting the nonfarm payroll figures on Friday September 2!

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Reports of large explosion in Belgium

Reports on Twitter of a large explosion at a Belgian sport centre - Initial reports at least two people injured - At least one person has died - Said to be people trapped under debris Plaine Chalon sports center in the town of Chimay, Belgium         

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Here is the agenda for speakers at Jackson Hole

The Kansas City Federal Reserve have published the schedule for the central bank symposium Full text is here Yellen is at 8am Mountain Time - that's 10am NY time Other big wigs .... Benoít Coeuré  (Member of the Executive Board  European Central Bank) and  Governor of the Bank of Japan Kuroda are speaking as panel participants on Saturday from 10.25am Mountain time

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

CBA expects Yellen to be dovish, thus bullish for the AUD/USD

Commonwealth Bank of Australia note today - Say Yellen's speech is likely to taken as dovish by the market - CBA expects Yellen's speech to focus on FOMC policy options in the case of an economic downturn -

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Japan Headline CPI: -0.4% y/y (expected -0.4%)

Japan inflation data for July (national) and August (Tokyo .... Tokyo CPI data is available a month earlier than the national figure) National CPI y/y for July,  -0.4%  MISS

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Woman throws bugs over riders in crowded subway car - causes 'chaos'

A crazed woman trying to sell crickets and worms on a D train suddenly threw them all over the crowded car, sending it into chaos during the evening commute. , but apparently its got nothing to do Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole on Friday.

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Author: Adam Button

ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Stuck in a Jackson Hole

Forex news for US trading on August 25, 2016 Markets: - Gold down $2 to $1322 - WTI crude up 54-cents to $47.31 - S&P 500 down 3 points to 2172 - US 10-year yields up 1.3 bps to 1.57% It's a quiet time of year that was locked into a freeze by an unwillingness to act ahead of Yellen's Jackson Hole speech at 1400 GMT on Friday.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

G20 Communique is said to show less anxiety on Brexit

The G20 meeting is coming up on September 4 and 5 in China Its in Hangzhou (as an aside, Hangzhou is shutting down factories in the lead up to try to ensure blue skies ... the factories will shut from August 24 to September 6).

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Author: Greg Michalowski
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US stocks wander but mostly lower on the day

S&P closes down -0.14% The US stock market had minor losses on the day. The averages are down on the week (but only marginally) as the Yellen is awaited. 

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