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  1. News in 60 Seconds: Aussie unexpectedly raises interest rates! Gold hits new high!

    by , 10-06-2009 at 10:44 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Australia Unexpectedly Raises Interest Rates to 3.25%! Gold hits All Time High!


    Theme of the day: Aussie strength, Dollar weakness. AUD/USD up 1.29%, NZD/USD, EUR/GBP top the % gainers list.

    GBP/AUD down 1.36%, USD/ZAR, GBP/JPY, EUR/AUD all top the % losers list.

    Gold spiked up to $1.038 this morning. It's still at $1,034...exceeding the former all time high of $1,032 (on bid quote on the chart). http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2...d=a04.EcuZo5ko

    Silver $17.12 up 3.08%

    Oil $71.40 up 1.71%

    A few Nasdaq 100 stocks up 3-4% in pre-market trading.

    GBP Halifax HPI (Home Price Index) m/m better @ 1.6% vs. 0.6% expected and 0.8% ...
  2. News in 60 Seconds: Yen Weakness Abounds on talk of Japanese Intervention!

    by , 10-05-2009 at 10:33 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Theme of the day: Yen weakness as Japanese Finance Minister says that if there is a directional bias in the currency market that he will likely intervene. Fujii May ?Take Action? on Yen; G-7 Seeks ?Stability? (Update1) - Bloomberg.com

    AUD/JPY up 1.25%, NZD/JPY, CAD/JPY are the biggest % gainers on the day.

    Aussie strength and Euro weakness, both showing up in the % losers: GBP/AUD down 0.87%, EUR/AUD, EUR/CAD, EUR/NZD.

    GBP Services PMI better than expected at 55.3 vs. 54.6 expected and 54.1 last time.

    U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing (Services) PMI coming out at 10am EST today. 50.0 is expected (which is the boom/bust level for the economy).

    Australia's interest rate ...
  3. News in 60 Seconds: Swiss Intervening?

    by , 09-30-2009 at 10:22 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Looks like the Swiss Central Bank may have intervened in the EUR/CHF pair this morning. It popped about 160 pips within 35 minutes.

    Themes for today: Commodity dollar strength, Euro weakness

    AUD/USD up 1.32% so far), NZD/USD top the % gainers list. EUR/AUD (down 1.01% so far), EUR/CAD, EUR/NZD, etc. top the % losers list.

    CHF - KOF Economic Barometer came out better than expected 0.85 vs 0.33 expected

    U.S. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change (current reading worse...revision improved). Came in at -254k vs. -200k expected but improved revision -277k.

    CAD GDP m/m worse than expected at 0.0% vs. 0.4% expected and 0.1% previously.

    Tankan Manufacturing Index
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  4. News in 60 Seconds: GBP Strength Abounds; Japan back-peddles...mentions intervention!

    by , 09-29-2009 at 10:25 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Theme of the day: GBP Strength... GBP/CHF, GBP/JPY, GBP/AUD, GBP/USD all towards the top of the list as GBP bounces after an enormous fall!

    Euro is weak this morning: EUR/GBP, EUR/TRY, EUR/USD, EUR/AUD are all the biggest % losers today.

    Trichet pushed for a "strong dollar"
    in his speech yesterday. (In other words, ...guys...I need a weaker Euro right now!)

    GBP Net Lending to Individuals came in better than expected 0.7B vs. 0.3B expected.

    CBI Realized Sales came in better for the U.K. economy at 3 vs -15 expected and -16 last time.

    U.S. Consumer Confidence comes out at 10 am EST today. 57.0 is the expectation.

    Aussie Building Approvals & ...
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