Dubai Financial Market General Index looking for next resistance zone

The Dubai Financial Market General Index ( DFMGI ) ended its last day (April 04, 2017) trading session by gaining 0.58% to close at 3,559.69. Last five consecutive days the benchmark index ended in a positive note

Overall bullish characteristics remain for the Tadawul All Share Index (TASI)

Following a breakout from a relatively large Double Bottom trend reversal pattern in late-November (breakout above 6,875.69) of last year the Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) pulled back and has been consolidating

The Kuwait Stock Exchange Index (KSE) is up big in 2017. How far can it go?

Last week the Kuwait Stock Exchange Index (KSE) was up 5.4% to close at 6,435.74, while volume spiked to the highest level since June 2013. This is the thirteenth consecutive week of gains and last week’s rise put

Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) signals a temporary top

Given the recent behavior of the Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) (Saudi Stock Exchange) a deeper retracement seems likely before the index is ready to resume its uptrend. The bigger picture includes some

US Dollar – The Big Picture

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) continues to strengthen following very positive long-term bullish price behavior. Although retracements will be seen in the short-term, upward pressure should remain for some time. 

Gold due for a bounce, but remains in long-term bearish trend

Spot gold (XAU/USD) remains in a long-term downtrend following a test of resistance at the long-term downtrend line over multiple weeks from July to September, and then again in November. A swing high of $1,375.15 was

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A busy day for Sterling Traders

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as weak Chinese export data offset a brightening energy sector outlook and an expected delay in interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. China trade balance for the month...

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  • Jun 8, 2016
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What To Expect At $20 Oil?

As we saw Oil dip below $30 per barrel yesterday, we have seen somewhat of an overnight reprieve in the Oil trading sessions of Asia and Europe. However,  it is very hard to find reasons to be optimistic in...

Anish S. Lal, Bsc

  • Jan 14, 2016
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Oil Crisis? Should We Now Buy Gold?

With a 17% fall in Oil since the start of 2016 , the possibility of $20 oil becomes a real target for Investors, as we see major Hedge Funds exit the commodity. Gold since August has been swung around in a tug of...

Anish S. Lal, Bsc

  • Jan 13, 2016
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CHINESE YUAN continues to devalue against the U.S DOLLAR

2016 can be another year of weak performance for the emerging markets. USD/CNY chart will have significant impact on emerging market currencies and equities. In the second half of 2015, sharp devaluation of the Yuan...

Aksel Kibar, CMT

  • Jan 3, 2016
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Musa Haddad, MSTA

History Suggests That EUR Tends To Lead the Way In Trend Reversal for Crude Oil

Euro Vs WTI Crude Oil showing tops & bottoms; History suggest that Euro tops & bottoms before Crude Oil EURUSD Weekly Chart - Long term uptrend intact    indicating a bottom at 1.0538...

Musa Haddad, MSTA

  • Dec 27, 2015
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Shoaib Abedi

Greenback Settles and Awaits Non-farm Payrolls

USD The Greenback settled during yesterday’s trading session vs. a basket of major currencies due to a lack of the U.S. economic data and as traders are anticipating the Fed. to raise interest rates this...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Mar 8, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi

U.S. Dollar Up on Political Uncertainty

USD The Greenback rose yesterday vs. a basket of major currencies despite profit taking. The U.S. dollar index rose to 101.65, thanks to a weak EUR as Marine Le Pen was given a big support ahead of the...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Mar 7, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi

Gold Pares Losses

USD The Greenback fell last week vs. a basket of major currencies, negatively affected by Yellen’s speech, as she did not talk about interest rates hike. The U.S. dollar index fell as much 1% and settled...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Mar 6, 2017
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Brent Crude technical update: Low volatility leads to high volatility

Since our last update on oil two months ago (Dec. 22, 2016) Brent Crude has not gone far, rising approximately 2.4% from 54.82 to 56.16 today. During this time it has traded within a relatively tight range (low...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Feb 20, 2017
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Uptrend in Silver (XAG/USD) continues to strengthen

Spot silver (XAG/USD) closed strong last week (17.93), near the high of the week (18.00), as it continues to push up against the top trend line of a relatively well constructed ascending channel. It has been in a...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Feb 11, 2017
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Bullish case for GBP/JPY

Looking back we see that the GBPJPY moved into a 16-month downtrend following the 195.87 peak reached in June 2015. Support was eventually found at 124.59 four months ago. It was promptly followed by a sharp...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Feb 9, 2017
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Gold Stands Tall

Euro Euro traded under pressure yesterday, as Marine Le Pen, the head of the French far-right Front National party, said she would urge European leaders to ditch the euro and return to national currencies if she...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Feb 9, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Euro Falls Sharply

Euro On Tuesday, Euro pared its losses vs. USD, but was still affected by the uncertainty over Europe's political outlook as Anti-EU leader Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the French presidential...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Feb 8, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Gold Trades at Three-Month High

USD The Greenback settled yesterday, but was still affected by the weak data that enforced it to trade below its lowest level in four weeks. The U.S. dollar index settled at 99.85, negatively affected by lack of...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Feb 7, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Dollar Falls For Fourth Straight Week

The U.S. dollar declined to its lowest level in four weeks against a basket of major currencies, negatively impacted by soft Nonfarm Payrolls. The Greenback fell as much as 2.3%, its worst January in three decades,...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Feb 6, 2017
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Musa Haddad, MSTA

Emerging Markets A Bullish Setup in Process in the weeks Ahead versus S&P 500

The chart below is a EEM –to-SPX Ratio is showing strong signals that EEM is about to outperform S&P 500. Last time we have seen this was during 1998-2001. This is also supported by Gold-to-Silver Ratio...

Musa Haddad, MSTA

  • Feb 5, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

British MPs Vote to Give May Power to Trigger Article 50

USD On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve decided not to increase the interest rates at the conclusion of a two-day meeting; however, it did give a sign to growing optimism among the business consumers and community...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Feb 2, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

The Greenback Settles

USD On Friday, the U.S, dollar settled vs. a basket of major currencies, after paring its gains due to a weak U.S. data, as the U.S. GDP growth rate in Q4 rose 1.9% vs. a 2.2% estimate. The U.S. dollar index...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 30, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi

Gold Trades below $1,200

GOLD Gold prices fell as much as 1% and settled below $1,200, negatively affected by receding fears of 'Hard Brexit. Technically, the yellow metal could re-test levels of $1,200 during the day.  GBP...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 26, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

UK’s Supreme Court Rules against British Government

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the government with a majority and decided that the UK government must win a vote in parliament before starting the “Brexit” process. It is likely that not one...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 25, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Gold Touches New Highs

On Monday, the U.S. dollar extended its losses against a basket of major currencies, negatively affected by Trump's controversial statements. The U.S. dollar index fell to 100.30 and touched a six-week low. ...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 24, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Sterling Pound Falls Dramatically

On Monday, the Sterling pound fell dramatically and hit its lowest levels since last October’s flash crash, over concerns that the UK Prime Minister Theresa May could signal plans to leave the EU’s single...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 17, 2017
  • 6

Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

USD Has its Worst Week in a Two-Months

On Friday, the Greenback edged lower and experienced its worst week in two-months, despite strong data surrounding U.S. retail sales, which grew faster than estimate.   USD declined as traders grew uneasy...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 16, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

The Precious Metal Rise

The greenback fell yesterday, negatively affected by Trump’s first formal press conference since winning the presidency in November. Trump said, he would resign from all positions linked to the Trump...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 12, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Markets Await Donald Trump's News Conference

On Tuesday, Oil prices continued their decline, as USD settled and as investors diminished their hopes that OPEC is unlikely to enforce its deal cut.  Oil prices were negatively affected by the U.S....

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 11, 2017
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Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Oil Prices Fall Sharply

British pound declined to its lowest level in more than a two-month’s after Prime Minister Theresa May suggested the government is willing to cut all ties with the European Union. May’s remarks raise...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 8

Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Markets await FOMC Meeting

The U.S. dollar rose to a new 14-year high in 2017's first full day, after data showed that U.S. factory activity accelerated to a two-year high in December and construction spending rose last November as well. In...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 7

Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

USD Rises after Christmas Holiday

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the Greenback’s strength against a basket of major currencies, rose yesterday. The Greenback fell slightly ahead of the Christmas holiday due to tight liquidity and a wave...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 7

Shoaib Abedi is the Director and co-founder of ICM Capital; a UK based company licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London with offices around the world. He is respected in the online trading industry and often quoted in well-known media outlets where he gives...

Shoaib Abedi

Markets Flat Around the Christmas Holiday

The U.S. dollar settled at the end of last week’s trading session and traded below a 14-year low, as investors ignored mostly upbeat U.S. economic data ahead of Christmas. Technically, the Greenback could rise...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Dec 27, 2016
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Bruce Powers, CMT, is Chief Technical Analyst for MarketsToday.net, a financial portal for the Middle East stock markets, plus Forex, oil and metals, published in Arabic and English. He has over 20 years experience in the financial markets.

Bruce Powers, CMT

Brent crude now in its second leg up off the bottom targets higher prices

Last January Brent Crude completed an 81.4% correction off the record high of $146.08 reached in 2008 when it found a low at $27.13. Since then Brent has advanced as much as 111.9% as of the $57.50 high hit last...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Dec 22, 2016
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