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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Financial Markets Await a Busy Week

Despite the recovery of the U.S. economic growth during Q3, the U.S. dollar failed to maintain its earlier gains vs. a basket of currencies. The FBI could reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 31, 2016
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All Eyes Turn to the UK’s Economy

On Wednesday, Gold prices retreated from its highest levels in three weeks, giving back most of what they gained a day earlier. The precious failed to settle above the 200-day moving average of $1,270. ...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 27, 2016
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The U.S. Dollar Pares Its Gains

On Tuesday, the U.S. dollar pared its gains as the U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly declined to 98.6 in September. The U.S. dollar index fell to 98.60.  Gold hit the 200-day moving average and settled...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 26, 2016
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The U.S. Dollar Hits a Nine-Month High

On Monday, the Greenback rose to a 9-month high vs. a basket of major currencies as Trump’s probability of winning fell on growing expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike by the end of the year....

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 25, 2016
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Tadawul All Share Index (TASI): Long-term support reached and bullish double bottom setting up

The recent decline in the Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) (Saudi Stock Exchange) is showing signs that a bottom has been reached. You can see in the monthly chart below that the most recent low of 5,327.49 hit...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Oct 23, 2016
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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...

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Euro Hits a 3-Month Low

On Thursday, the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold, as widely expected, and maintained the key parameters of its 1.74 trillion euro assets-buying scheme as it tries to lift inflation and growth....

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 22, 2016
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Musa Haddad, MSTA

Dubai General Index Weekly Update (13-Oct-2016)

Trading breakout is often used by highly active traders/investors, but many are missed and feel like you’ve missed the boat. Historically trading the breakout tend to result in losing trades and a much better...

Musa Haddad, MSTA

  • Oct 13, 2016
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U.S. Dollar Stands Tall

The Greenback surged yesterday vs. a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes confirmed previous expectations for a potential December rate rise. On the other hand, officials in...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 13, 2016
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Shoaib Abedi

The Greenback Hits an 11-Week High

On Tuesday, U.S. dollar surged to an 11-week high vs. a basket of major currencies  as traders increased bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of the year. The U.S. dollar index...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 12, 2016
  • 14

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Shoaib Abedi

Oil Jumps and Gold Rebounds

On Monday, the yellow metal bounced back from its weakest week since November as U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September decreasing speculation of a near-term interest rate rise, and as Chinese...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 11, 2016
  • 9

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

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows in September

On Friday, U.S. employment growth declined unexpectedly for the third straight month in September and the unemployment rate rose, which could make the Federal Reserve more cautious about raising interest rates later...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 10, 2016
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Gold Declines

On Wednesday, the greenback was little changed vs. a basket of major currencies as optimistic data on U.S. services sector offset a weaker than expected report on private job growth. On the other hand, the single...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 6, 2016
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Shoaib Abedi

British Pound hits a Three-Decade Low

On Tuesday, Gold fell as much as 2% to its lowest level since the UK’s shock vote, as a bounce in USD after optimistic U.S. data triggered the yellow metal to the psychological level of $1,300.  Also on...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 5, 2016
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Shoaib Abedi

Eurozone Inflation Picks up in September

U.S. consumer spending declined unexpectedly in August for the first time in seven months, official data showed on Friday.  On the other hand, inflation showed signs of accelerating, showing mixed signals that...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Oct 3, 2016
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  • Oct 3, 2016
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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 Bides Time

Oil prices rose yesterday amid expectations that Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to limit crude output. On the other hand, Oil prices fluctuated earlier in the day...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 29, 2016
  • 17

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

Saudi and Iran Dash Market Hopes

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia and Iran played down hopes for a deal to reduce or freeze their oil production at the closely watched informal OPEC meeting. Iran refused an offer from Saudi Arabia to decrease its oil output...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 28, 2016
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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

New Home Sales Declines

Sales of newly built homes fell less than expected in August after soaring to nine-year highs last July, but the trend is still positive. New home sales declined 7.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609k...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 27, 2016
  • 9

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Technical update: Bull Flag setting up in Gold

By: Bruce Powers, CMT Gold’s (XAU/USD) behavior over the past seven months continues to point to an eventual rise to higher prices.  The precious metal broke out of a large bullish descending wedge...

Bruce Powers, CMT

  • Sep 26, 2016
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Shoaib Abedi

U.S. Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, but strongly hinted at the possibility of a rate increase later this year as the labor market improves further. U.S. growth was looking stronger...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 10

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

All Eyes Shift to Federal Decision

The two-day Fed Reserve meeting ends today amid expectations that the Fed could leave its main benchmark interest rate unchanged, but could signal an increased likelihood of a hike by the end of the year. USD...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 21, 2016
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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 Jumps on Strong CPI

Dollar rose against a basket of major currencies at the end of last week’s trading session as U.S. inflation data could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next December. The consumer Price Index...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 19, 2016
  • 14

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

Financial Markets Are Under Pressure

On Wednesday, USD fell vs. JPY and declined to its lowest level in eight days, after suspicion grew that the BOJ would support its simulative monetary policies next week, while the market is awaiting clues on the...

Shoaib Abedi

  • Sep 15, 2016
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