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USD/JPY: The risk aversion is back in the financial markets

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

The Japanese yen advanced for a second day against most of its major counterparts, as commodity prices and Asian stocks declined. The dollar also was able to achieve more gains versus the euro and sterling, since fears counted to dominate FOREX market movements. The risk aversion is back in the financial markets, with demand rising for safe heaven currencies versus higher-yielding. Most of the countries around the world declared a state of emergency in their embassies and airports, fueling risk

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USD/JPY: The risk aversion is back in the financial markets is a post from: The Forex Trading System Blog

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Forex News Trading US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI 05/04/11

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

ISM or Institute for Supply Management is releasing its PMI (Purchasing Manager Index) and it is similar to the UK Services PMI as this release is targeting the services sectors. As a leading indicator, traders generally pay attention to this report for hints of economic trend. Here’s the forecast: 10:00am NY Time US ISM NonManufact. [...]

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Devon Energy Q1 EPS 97 cents vs $2.66

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news.

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FOREX-Euro up on sovereign demand, rate view hurts USD

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

* Euro up vs dollar, traders cite Asian sovereign demand * Dollar erases early gains, hurt by U.S. rate view * Euro seen testing .50 if ECB takes hawkish rate stance (Adds comments, details) By Naomi …

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Euro / US Dollar – 04/05/2011 06:36 GMT

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

EURUSD - Euro / US Dollar

Euro / US Dollar

Weekly Daily Hourly
Trends
Resistances 1.5 1.49 1.484
Supports 1.4635 1.471 1.4765
Our strategy
Entry Stop Target 1 Target 2
1.4825 1.477 1.49 1.5

Forex CorrelationForex Correlation

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Applied Materials to buy Varian for $4.9 billion

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Applied Materials Inc. said Wednesday that it’s agreed to buy chip-equipment maker Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. for a share in cash, or around .9 billion in total. The price represents a 55% premium to Varian’s closing price on Tuesday and a 38% premium to the stock’s 30-day average closing price. “Varian is a great fit for our strategy to profitably grow share in our core semiconductor business,” said Applied Materials CEO Mike Splinter. Applied Materials said the deal is expected to boost its adjusted earnings in the first year.

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Risk FX Recovers Recovers But Remains Capped

May 4, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Risk FX recovered some of its Asia session losses, boosted by the announcement that Portugal agreed to a bailout deal with EU. However, lackluster economic data in Europe and UK capped the upside for most of morning European trade with EUR/USD unable to take out the 1.4900 figure while Aussie remained below 1.0900.

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