Jan 222018
 
Bitcoin currency operators slapped with lawsuits alleging fraud

If that Bitcoin investment company's claims seem too good to be true, maybe they are. The U.S. government regulator in charge of futures markets, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), announced lawsuits against two different companies involved in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Staten Island-based 'CabbageTech' charged with bitcoin-related fraud after promising 300 …

In the latest bitcoin-related fraud, a digital currency trading scheme called CabbageTech has disappeared from the internet allegedly with customers' funds. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Friday it charged Patrick K. McDonnell and his company CabbageTech with “fraud …
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Forexlive Americas FX News wrap: Potential government shutdown does not phase markets

Forexlive Americas FX News wrap: Potential government shutdown does not phase markets. Fri 19 Jan 2018 21:24:04 GMT … The market held support against the 100 hour MA at 1.24357, and that gave the buyers (sellers of the CAD), the go ahead to send the pair higher. The CAD is ending the day as …
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Two bitcoin traders charged with fraud

The CFTC said McDonnell and his company convinced customers to give them money and also virtual currency in exchange for conducting trades and providing crypto-market tips. But the CFTC complaint says that McDonnell and his company just took the bitcoin without providing anything in return, …
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Jan 212018
 
Trade forex like they did at Lehman Brothers

One of the first things a new recruit on Lehman Brothers' trading desk would have gotten is the Lehman Brothers Foreign Exchange Training Manual. It's a 126-page guide book filled with quizzes on how the forex market works. Some of it's basic but there is also plenty of good info on the options and …
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Forex technical analysis: USDCHF tests 50% retracement after run higher.

The price is trading around the MA line and traders are likely looking for either a bounce and break higher, or a further corrective move lower with the 0.9809 as the 38.2% of the day's range and the rising 200 bar MA at 0.98044 would be targets. Watch the 0.9838 above or for more selling below the 100 …
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Angola's kwanza depreciates 10 percent at forex auction – sources

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Angola's central bank sold 83.65 million euros at around 220 kwanza to the euro on Tuesday at its first foreign exchange auction since switching from a dollar peg to a currency trading band, two banking sources said. The kwanza was trading at 199 per euro prior to …
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UK inflation forecast to ease a bit though remain comfortably above BoE target – Forex News Preview

Should inflation figures come in excess of analysts' projections, then forex market participants could propel pound/dollar higher in expectation for another interest rate increase by the BoE – after the one in early November – to be delivered sooner rather than later. In this case, the area around the 1.39 …
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Jan 202018
 
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GBPUSD Shrugs Off Poor UK Retail Sales, Brexit Optimism Dominates

Take a look at our Forex Trading Guides. GBPUSD fell back Friday after news that UK retail sales in December were significantly worse than expected. The headline month/month figure was down 1.5% while there was a fall of 1.6% excluding fuel. Both drops were the largest since June 2016 and retail …
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Breaking: JFD Brokers Acquires Majority Stake in German ACON Bank

JFD Brokers has acquired a majority stake in German bank ACON. The deal includes a 51 percent stake with the potential for the acquisition of another 20 percent in the future. JFD Brokers will take control of a German bank that is headquartered in Munich but also has offices in Frankfurt, London and …
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Jan 192018
 
Slovakia plans to start taxing Bitcoin

Slovakia's Finance Minister Peter Kazimir has said that all firms which provide services on digital platforms will start paying tax. As seen by many Forex brokers in Slovakia 2018, the year was going to be a good year given the increasing interest in digital trading. According to the minister, …
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EUR/USD – Euro Rally Continues, US Markets Closed for MLK Day

The euro has started off the trading week with considerable gains. Currently, EUR/USD is trading at 1.2280, up 0.66% on the day. In economic news, it's a quiet start to the week. In the eurozone, the trade surplus climbed to EUR 22.5 billion, edging above the estimate of EUR 22.4 billion. In the US …
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FxPro Forex Analysis: USDJPY Extends Losses

This has been perceived by the market as a signal the BOJ may look at tightening monetary policy sooner than expected. Moreover, the U.S. Dollar Index has traded at the lowest levels since the beginning of 2015. The continued weakness in USD has contributed to a drop in USDJPY pair. USDJPY and …
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Kenya shilling edges up against dollar

Forex traders attributed the rise to inflows from the agriculture sector but noted there was a steady rise in dollar demand from oil importers, a move that would put pressure on the shilling going forward. Against the British Pound, the shilling weakened to close Monday at 140.72 from 139.50 in the Friday …
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Jan 182018
 
China Goes After Alternative Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

The excitement kicked off on Monday with word that South Korea — one of the world's busiest and priciest bitcoin trading hubs — was on the verge of banning digital currency exchanges. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies, and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban …
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CANADA FX DEBT-C$ rises vs weaker greenback ahead of potential rate hike

At 9:18 a.m. EST (1418 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.2428 to the greenback, or 80.46 U.S. cents, up 0.2 percent. The currency touched its strongest since Tuesday at C$1.2405. Speculators have raised bullish bets on the Canadian dollar for the first time in three weeks, data from the …
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Forex- Dollar Continues to Fall Amid Thin Trading

Investing.com – The dollar continued to fall against a currency basket on Monday amid speculation that the European Central Bank is preparing to scale back its massive stimulus program, as trading remained thin on a U.S. holiday. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback's strength against …
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Hedge Funds Intensify Bearish Dollar, US Bond Bets: McGeever

Data from the Chicago Futures Trading Commission show that hedge funds' and speculative accounts' short dollar position against a basket of major and emerging currencies virtually doubled in the week to Jan. … Most of the FX market's bearish view on the dollar is rooted in its bullish view on the euro.
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Jan 172018
 
Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1000

“This paper identifies and analyzes the impact of suspicious trading activity on the Mt. Gox Bitcoin currency exchange, in which approximately 600,000 bitcoins (BTC) valued at $188 million were fraudulently acquired,” the researchers wrote. “During both periods, the USD-BTC exchange rate rose by an …
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ForexLive European FX news wrap: Brand new week, same old dollar weakness

Well, what else is new over the past three weeks? Dollar continues to be hammered today in the European session as we get the week started. The ICE dollar index fell to 3-year lows on Friday, and the rout continued into today's trading as the dollar is sold across the board. There wasn't much data …
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Germans add yuan to forex reserves

The yuan rose to its highest level in two years even as Germany's central bank has decided to include China's currency in its foreign exchange reserves, … Chan Tak-cheung, who heads BEA's currencies and interest rates trading, predicted the yuan's value to rise this year to 6.4 against the greenback.
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CoinEx Is the First Exchange to Implement Bitcoin Cash as a Base Currency

In the world of cryptocurrency, trading platforms are in high demand these days. Most exchanges seem to focus on very similar trading markets, even though there seems to be a high demand for anything related to Bitcoin Cash right now. It seems there is at least one exchange which offers pure BCH …
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Jan 162018
 
China is reportedly raising the bar on its cryptocurrency crackdown

Major digital currencies fell last week after reports of South Korea banning cryptocurrency trading via exchanges emerged. Bitcoin made a recovery Monday, however, trading 4.78 percent higher on CoinDesk at $14,269.80 a coin. CoinDesk's bitcoin price index tracks prices from digital currency …
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COLUMN-Hedge funds intensify bearish dollar, US bond bets: McGeever

The U.S. currency is on the slide, hitting a three-year low on a trade-weighted basis on Monday. It fell 10 percent last year, its worst year since 2003, but the New Year has brought no cheer – it's down a further 1.8 percent in just two weeks. Most of the FX market's bearish view on the dollar is rooted in its …
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South Korean plans for ban on crypto-currency exchanges are still not final

crypto-currency exchanges South Korean plans for ban on crypto-currency exchanges are still not final, as government agencies are in talks to decide how to regulate the market. “The plan on ban the crypto-currency exchanges, recently mentioned by the Minister of Justice, is one of the measures in …
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China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, … Regulators around the world are stepping up scrutiny of cryptocurrencies amid concerns over excessive speculation, money laundering and tax evasion.
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Jan 152018
 
Forex – Dollar Edges Higher Vs. Other Majors in Thin Trade

Investing.com – The dollar edged higher against other majors currencies on Friday, as U.S. data and the vote of a major U.S. tax reform plan lent some support to the greenback. Trading volumes were expected to remain ahead of the Christmas holiday on Monday. Data on Thursday showed that the U.S. …
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EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies hold steady, yuan backs off from 3-1/2-mth high

(Adds text, updates prices) By Susan Mathew Dec 26 (Reuters) – Most Asian currencies barely budged in thin holiday trade on Tuesday, with the Chinese yuan briefly rallying to a 3-1/2-month high before retreating on corporate dollar demand. China's central bank lifted its official yuan midpoint to the …
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Bitcoin Recovers From Pre-Christmas Selloff – Is The Panic Over?

Bitcoin investors were in shock last week after the currency lost over 30% of its value, but the most popular virtual currency in the world is gaining steam again. The crypto-currency had surged over 10% from last week's low, when it dropped below the $12,000 mark. Tuesday morning it was trading at …
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Ripple Extends Gains To Hit Fresh, New High

Ripple's XRP token climbed its latest price record today, pushing higher as investors flocked to the digital currency. … As for why the digital currency has been drawing interest lately, Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst for social trading platform eToro, emphasized that XRP is a practical investment.
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Jan 142018
 
US Treasury yields taking a tumble on the day

US Treasuries pared losses in US trading yesterday as yields were sent soaring after Chinese reports that officials who were in charge of the FX reserves recommended to slow down or halt purchases of US debt earlier in the European session. US 10-year yields rose to as high as 2.59% before ending …
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Is EUR/USD still stuck around 1.20: to 1.10 or 1.30?

Where next for the world's most popular currency pair? Here are two … By signing up to eFXplus via the link above, you are directly supporting Forex Crunch. … ING FX Strategy Research discusses EUR/USD outlook and maintains its structurally bullish bias on the single currency through 2018.
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Bitcoin falls after threat of ban from South Korea

The value of bitcoin plunged after South Korea said that it would soon ban digital currency trading and government officials raided exchanges. Park Sang-ki, the country's justice minister, said there were “great concerns” about digital currencies and that his department was preparing a bill that could ban …
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Korean Authority Slaps Exchanges With Licensing Requirements

Korean Authority Slaps Exchanges With Licensing Requirements On December 20, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) began carrying out “on-site inspections for violations of consumer laws, such as electronic commerce laws and contract laws, at virtual currency exchanges for three days,” the …
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Jan 132018
 
Tradeweb bond volumes spike as MiFID II sparks electronic trading rush

While forex trading volumes for January are not yet available, December trading volumes showed a spurt before the MiFID II regulations kicked in. Currency trading on Thomson Reuters platforms in December topped $392 billion, the highest for that month since at least 2013, as trading in derivatives …
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Forexlive Americas FX news wrap. US to drop out of NAFTA. Canada thinks so (but US says "No").

Also helping to weaken the CAD in the NA morning, was a report of Canada launching a wide range trade dispute against the US through the WTO. Now this is while the NAFTA talks are still taking place. One would think, that would not be something to do, unless you wanted to stir things up with Trump …
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US Dollar Rally Drives Forward as Euro Correction Continues

On a longer-term basis, traders would likely want a bit more confirmation before assigning bullish biases to the Greenback. Current resistance is showing around the December swing-low that had printed on the first day of last month, so from the four-hour chart we still have a case of old support showing …
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