European Markets:    

European markets traded sideways, opening the trading week on a very flat note. The technology sector was the best performing sector while banks lagged, closing the day lower 0.7%. The Catalan crisis will be the focus for traders this week as investors digest more corporate news and the ongoing Spain constitutional crisis. Thursday will be “the day” for the EU markets this week as the ECB press conference and rate decision will take over other news.   

Markets DAX CAC40 FTSE EUSXX600
23.10.2017  0.09% 0.27% 0.02%

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 0.16%
1 Month 5.66% 5.53% 2% 4.91%
1 Year 23.86% 20.96% 6.82% 20.49%

 

                                                                                 

                                                                                                 MARKET MOVERS  

ASML.ho 2.22% Deutsche Bank.de -1.15%
LVMH.fr 1.43% Vivendi.fr       -1.61%
MicroFocus.uk 2.19% Mediclinic.de  -2.65%
ABFood.uk 1.38% ITV.uk -1.72%
  Fresnillo.uk 1.32%             

 

 Forex & Commodities markets:  

  • The dollar closed slightly higher yet the FX and commodities markets opened the trading week on a flat note with zero important news on the agenda. Metals traded sideways most of the trading day, as well as oil ahead of important news later during the week. There is no important news on the agenda Tuesday.
Market GBPUSD USDJPY EURJPY EURUSD GOLD OIL
23.10.2017 0.1%  0.12% -0.25% -0.36% 0.05%  0.04%
 Dollar Index USDCHF AUDUSD AUDJPY USDCAD Silver Platinum
0.2% 0.16%  -0.2% -0.1% 0.11% 0.04%  0.05%

 

Swing trades follow up –

Trade Entry price Position Open profit Date triggered Stop loss Remarks today
     
NASDAQ 6108 6 -200 29/9 6045       
USDJPY 112.26 0.7 690 17/10 113.25  
OIL 52.05 5 40 23/10 52.35 New position
DAX 11980 3 3510 29/8 12670    
EURJPY 133.67 0.7 -180 20/10 133.45 Stopped out     
USDCAD 2639 0.7 -80 23/10 2610 New position     
USDNOK 8.01 0.7 -170 23/10 7.97 New position     
       
OPEN PROFIT     3760$