EUR/USD holds steady above 1.0800 ahead of German IFO

EUR/USD holds steady above 1.0800 ahead of German IFO

EUR/USD is consolidating weekly gains above 1.0800 in early European morning on Friday. The pair remains underpinned by a sustained US Dollar weakness and an upbeat market mood, despite mixed EU/ US PMIs. Focus shifts to the German IFO survey and Fedspeak. 

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GBP/USD posts modest gains above 1.2650 amid softer US Dollar

GBP/USD posts modest gains above 1.2650 amid softer US Dollar

GBP/USD posts modest gains above the mid-1.2600s in early Europe on Friday. The ongoing US Dollar decline offers some support to the pair alongside a risk-on market profile. All eyes remain on Fedspeak, as the UK and US docket remain data-light. 

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Gold price struggles to capitalize on modest intraday uptick amid Fed rate cut jitters

Gold price struggles to capitalize on modest intraday uptick amid Fed rate cut jitters

Gold price trades with a mild positive bias during the Asian session on Friday, albeit lacks follow-through and remains below a nearly two-week high touched the previous day. The minutes of the late January FOMC meeting, along with the recent comments by influential Fed officials, suggested that the central bank is in no hurry to cut interest rates. 

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XRP price dives closer to support while Kraken cites SEC v. Ripple lawsuit in its legal battle

XRP price dives closer to support while Kraken cites SEC v. Ripple lawsuit in its legal battle

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple has influenced the native token’s price consistently in the past three years. This week the lawsuit entered the remedies phase. Kraken cited Judge Analisa Torres’ summary judgment in the SEC’s lawsuit against the exchange. 

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Riding the bull of optimism

Riding the bull of optimism

Investors in Asia are entering Friday's trading session riding the bull of optimism, buoyed by the U.S. led surge in mega tech stocks that has fueled a global stock market boom.

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Gold focuses on weekly close above $2,033 Premium

Gold focuses on weekly close above $2,033

Gold price is replicating the same moves seen in Thursday’s Asian trading, as buyers attempt another run toward the key contention level of $2,033 early Friday. The US Dollar continues to display a subdued momentum, despite the hawkish Fedspeak and positive US Treasury bond yields, as Gold traders await the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) semi-annual Monetary Policy Report (MPR) due later on Friday.

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Filecoin Price Prediction: After Solana integration, $10.00 is in sight for FIL once this barrier breaks

Filecoin price is trading with a bullish bias, making another bold attempt with the $10.00 target in sight after two previous attempts. However, the altcoin faces a strong opposition from a supplier barrier that will determine the next directional bias.

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Pyth Network price finds support, eyes a 5% recovery amid PYTH Council Elections euphoria

Pyth Network price finds support, eyes a 5% recovery amid PYTH Council Elections euphoria

Pyth Network price has been on a decline for just over a week now, recording lower highs and lower lows. This came as traders cashed in on the sharp uptrend that lasted between February 8 and 14. The network kicked off the council elections on Thursday.

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Bitcoin price eyes $48,000 as European Central Bank tears down at BTC after spot ETF approval

Bitcoin price eyes $48,000 as European Central Bank tears down at BTC after spot ETF approval

Bitcoin (BTC) price is begining to lean south after a multi-day consolidation, with bearish forces coming from, among others, recent reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) does not belive in the convinience of BTC.

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Avalanche price crashes as almost 10 million AVAX tokens flood market in cliff unlock

Avalanche price crashes as almost 10 million AVAX tokens flood market in cliff unlock

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Stock Market Today: Dow Jones underperforms, tech rally lifts Nasdaq futures

Major equity indexes in the US remain on track to open in positive territory following Wednesday's indecisive action. The rally seen in technology shares in premarket trading points to a big jump in tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, while Dow Jones' upside remains limited.

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EUR/USD: Bears encouraged by price pressure heating up Premium

EUR/USD: Bears encouraged by price pressure heating up

The EUR/USD pair is ending a second consecutive week little changed at around 1.0750, although it posted a fresh low for 2024 of 1.0694. 

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GBP/USD: Pound Sterling could stage a comeback but will it last? Premium

GBP/USD: Pound Sterling could stage a comeback but will it last?

The Pound Sterling (GBP) continued to remain in the back seat against the USD, as GBP/USD extended its bearish momentum into the fifth week in a row.

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US Dollar: The year-to-date rally appears unchanged

Another positive week saw the US Dollar (USD) gather extra steam and advance to fresh 2024 peaks at levels just shy of the key 105.00 barrier when gauged by the USD Index (DXY).

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Gold: Sellers could be encouraged in case $2,000 holds as resistance Premium

Gold: Sellers could be encouraged in case $2,000 holds as resistance

Gold declined for the second consecutive week, pressured by the recovering US Treasury bond yields and renewed USD strength. Next week's economic calendar will feature February PMI data and FOMC Minutes. 

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Bitcoin: BTC eyes $60,000 but correction looms

Bitcoin: BTC eyes $60,000 but correction looms

BTC has been moving up only since January 22 but could slip into a consolidation before the next leg up. With the rate at which BTC is climbing after the ETF approval, coupled with strong fundamentals, investors should consider buying the dips before BTC hits $60,000.

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Week ahead – Fed minutes headline a data-heavy week

Week ahead – Fed minutes headline a data-heavy week

Solid economic growth, a tight labor market, and persistently high inflation are a cocktail that makes it very difficult for the Fed to cut interest rates. Markets have finally gotten the message.

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