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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 6th February 2012

It’s been another week or risk on, which has seen stocks continue in bullish mode and the dollar continue its recent weakness. The trend continues to be up for stocks and is still up overall for the dollar but that may be going to change. Commodities for the most part have continued to benefit from […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 23rd January 2012

We have been writing of late about the inverse correlation between stocks and the dollar and this past week has seen more in the way of risk-on, which has favoured stocks and led to dollar weakness. This move has started to shift the long-term trend to up for stocks, but it also still remains up […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 16th January 2012

We wrote last week that the way the year has started with both stocks and the dollar rising is unusual and this has continued this week. The dollar index has risen to its highest level in a year and the S&P 500 has also reached a multi-month high. Stocks and the dollar are historically inversely […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 9th January 2012

As we kicked off the new trading year we saw a bullish week for the dollar with moves very much in the direction of the long-term trend and also a continuation of short-term strength in stocks. This is an unusual move as stocks and the dollar are historically inversely correlated. The long-term trend for stocks […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Tuesday 26th December 2011

The past week has been a bullish one for stocks but has also seen the dollar weaken. Once again though the dollar’s decline has not been in proportion to the gain in stocks. Although stocks and the dollar have continued their inverse relationship, the moves in the dollar have been much less than the corresponding […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 19th December 2011

Dear Alin, As the year moves into the last 2 trading weeks, the long-term trends continue as they have for much of the year, down for stocks and commodities, and up for the dollar and interest rate futures. Last Friday was triple witching, which saw stock index futures and forex futures roll out of December […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 12th December 2011

The past week saw a small continuation of strength for stock indexes but further weakness was seen in the commodity markets and the dollar for the most part was flat. Much of the week has been focused on events in the Eurozone with the Euro summit taking centre stage. The long-term trends are still as […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 5th December 2011

The past week has been bullish for stocks and bearish for the dollar. This was not all that surprising as the prior moves in these markets had been large, so a correction was always possible. The long-term trends however remain unaffected and the week ahead should be interesting. The long-term trends remain in place, and […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 28th November 2011

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday and it was a negative week for stocks and commodities but a bullish week for the dollar. The long-term trends remain in place, and are down for stocks and commodities, and up for the dollar and interest rate futures. Stocks For […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 21st November 2011

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday. US markets are closed on Thursday and Friday is a shortened trading Day. Last week we wrote that many markets were in trading ranges are were approaching support/resistance levels and that there could be several breakouts, and we […]

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