News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.



Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events


Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

Free Trading Guides
Oil - US Crude
Wall Street
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
More View more
Real Time News
  • #Crudeoil prices could reverse lower as the #OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) forecasts fading global demand and oversupply concerns. Get your #commodities update from @DanielGMoss here:
  • The outlook for the $EURUSD pair has worsened after its failure to move back to the high just above 1.20 touched on September 1 despite the #ECB’s decision earlier this month not to talk down the Euro. Get your #currencies update from @MartinSEssex here:
  • #USDollar Outlook Bearish on Mnuchin & Powell Testimonies, Key US Data ⬇️
  • The London trading session accounts for around 35% of total average forex turnover*, the largest amount relative to its peers. The London forex session overlaps with the New York session. Learn about trading the London forex session here:
  • The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) was founded in 1913 by the United States Congress. The Fed’s actions and policies have a major impact on currency value, affecting many trades involving the US Dollar. Learn more about the Fed here:
  • The Japanese #Yen may continue to exhibit a bullish behavior as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) appears to be in no rush to alter the path for monetary policy. Get your #currencies update from @DavidJSong here:
  • The New Zealand Dollar appears poised to extend its climb against its haven-associated counterparts as long-term trend break hints at cyclical upturn. Get your $NZDUSD market update from @DanielGMoss here:
  • The US Dollar may rise against ASEAN currencies like the Singapore Dollar if local retail sales and sentiment data disappoints. USD/IDR may fall on the Bank of Indonesia. Get your market update from @ddubrovskyFX here:
  • The US Dollar may rise against the Singapore Dollar and Philippine Peso. USD/MYR’s downtrend holds, but a bullish pattern brews. USD/IDR seems stuck between key technical levels.Get youe #ASEAN currencies market update from @ddubrovskyFX here:
  • There are three major forex trading sessions which comprise the 24-hour market: the London session, the US session and the Asian session. Learn about the characteristics of each session here:
Most Asian Markets Lower As Tech Sags, Brexit Hopes Lift GBP

Most Asian Markets Lower As Tech Sags, Brexit Hopes Lift GBP

2017-11-30 06:30:00
David Cottle, Analyst

Talking Points:

  • Most Asian stocks ended Thursday lower
  • There was rotation out of tech and into finance as there had been in the US
  • The New Zealand Dollar took a data hit, while Sterling made gains

What divides really successful market players from the rest? Check out the DailyFX deep dive into the Traits of Successful Traders.

Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday despite another record-high close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average the day before.

Tech stocks had taken a hit in New York, with investors moving out of them and into financials anticipating a more profitable, higher interest-rate environment. Asia’s tech heavy bourses suffered a little as a result. The Nikkei was a notable exception. It finished up 0.5%, the only notable patch of green on Asian trading screens late session. The reason for its resilience was not immediately clear but USD/JPY did pick up through the day and that is a sight which often lifts the exporter-heavy index. The ASX 200 was off by 0.69%, with the Kospi also lower. The Hang Seng had the worst of the selloff. It fell by 1.3%.

The US Dollar was broadly steady, although its Australian cousin got a lift against it on news that China’s manufacturing sector performed well in November. The New Zealand Dollar meanwhile was clobbered by a weak business-confidence reading, while the British Pound rose on renewed Brexit optimism.

Gold held near two-month lows as investors looked to a stronger US economy, while oil inched up as OPEC’s meeting was set to start in Vienna.

The rest of the day will bring Eurozone consumer price data, German jobless figures, US jobless claims and the Personal Consumption Expenditures roundup.

--- Written by David Cottle, DailyFX Research

Contact and follow David on Twitter: @DavidCottleFX

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.