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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Drifts Down as Price Breaks Below Key $7.8K Support



Bitcoin has broken the key support level at $7,800 as the bears take back full control of the market during an exhaustive sell-off.

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CryptoCurrency News: One Year Later, A Wave of Apps Is Emerging on Bitcoin Cash



Now a year old, bitcoin cash is carving out a unique niche for itself with new applications.

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CryptoCurrency News: Stellar Month: July's Top Performing Crypto Asset Saw 40% Gains



Stellar (XLM) was the best performing cryptocurrency amongst the 25 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization during the month of July.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ripple Partners With Madonna to Fundraise for Orphans in Malawi



Cryptocurrency payments startup Ripple is partnering with Madonna to raise funds for orphans in the African nation of Malawi.

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CryptoCurrency News: Korean Officials Probe Shipwreck ICO for Possible Fraud



Korean police are investigating a cryptocurrency startup claiming to be selling treasure from a sunken ship, the Korea Joongang Daily reported.

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CryptoCurrency News: US Lawmakers Seek Blockchain Solution in Fight Against Fungal Disease



A group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed the creation of a blockchain pilot as part of a wider effort to combat infectious fungal diseases.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ripple Taps Bill Clinton to Give Keynote at Upcoming Conference



Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will headline Ripple's Swell conference later this year, the cryptocurrency payments startup announced Tuesday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Binance Acquires Anonymous Mobile Wallet for Ethereum Tokens



Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired the open-source and anonymous mobile ethereum wallet Trust Wallet, it was announced Tuesday. 

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CryptoCurrency News: Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations



Video game marketplace Steam removed an alleged crypto miner from its platform Monday amid user complaints.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Price Hits One-Week Low In Drop Below $8K



The price of bitcoin fell below $8,000 for the fourth time in seven days as the cryptocurrency's value sank to its lowest level since July 23rd.

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CryptoCurrency News: China's Government Censorship Agency Is Hiring a Crypto Expert



A high-level government media censor in China wants to hire a cryptographer with expertise in blockchain technology.

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[FOREX TIP] AUDUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

AUDUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

AUDUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

The Aussie remains trapped in a very narrow trading range between support level 0.7300 and the big psychological number 0.7500. As long as we trade between these two S/R levels we should expect more consolidation. However, with the summer trading conditions in full swing mode, we can’t rule out the possibility to see some false breakouts on both sides of the market. The stochastic indicator is in neutral mode, so there are no extreme readings in the market. Above resistance level 0.7500 we can mention the next significant level as being the pivot point 0.7650.

While, on the downside, we can mention the intraday support level 0.7220. There are no major risk events that can disrupt the AUD/USD volatility other than the ongoing trade war rhetoric between the USA and China, which can act as a proxy risk event for the Australian Dollar. The RBA is also not expected to make any major changes in its monetary policy during the coming months, so we should expect a more technically driven market.

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AUDUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] USDCAD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDCAD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDCAD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

As long as the Canadian dollar, trades above the big psychological number 1.3000 the bulls remain in control. However, we can’t rule out a short-lived sell off all the way down until we retest the support level 1.2920 from where we should expect the bulls to show up again. Only a daily break and close below 1.2920 will signal that a significant swing high was put in place at the level 1.3380.

On the upside the first level of interest comes at pivot point 1.3125 followed by 1.3380 which can open up the door for a retest of the big round number 1.3500 if we managed to get a daily close above it. The stochastic indicator is coming close to reach oversold readings so a bounce might be in the short horizon. The Canadian economic calendar doesn’t have much to offer in terms of risk events as there are no big shifts in the BOC’s monetary policy.

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USDCAD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] GBPUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

GBPUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

GBPUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

The GBPUSD technical pattern remains bearish, but since August is considered to be the slowest trading month of the year we should expect the current trading ranges to prevail. The big psychological number 1.3000 remains the line in the sand between the bulls and the bears. Only a strong weekly close below 1.3000 will open the door for the bearish trend to resume and possible see a retest of support level 1.2770. On the upside the resistance level 1.3300 should stop any rally for moving forward. The stochastic indicator is in neutral territory and it doesn’t highlight any extreme conditions in the market.

A break and a daily close above 1.3300 will indicate that we’re in the process of a larger correction, in which case we can see the resistance level 1.3670 retested again. On the fundamental side the ongoing BREXIT negotiation remains the biggest threat to the GBPUSD exchange rate. The chances of a hard BREXIT have increased considerably over the last few especially after the EU has rejected some of the key elements of the UK government BREXIT plan. A hard BREXIT will also make it harder for the BOE to raise interest rates, which is why the odds remains stacked against the British Pound.

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GBPUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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CryptoCurrency News: Thomson Reuters Is Adding 50 Crypto Assets to Finance Data Feed



Thomson Reuters will soon track 50 crypto assets on one of its desktop finance feeds, thanks to a new deal with market data aggregator CryptoCompare.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin's Price Moves Below $8K as Bull Case Weakens



Bitcoin's price faces the risk of a deeper drop as an extended period of low volatility action has ended up making way for a downside move.

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CryptoCurrency News: National Football League Union Partners With Blockchain Startup



The National Football League Player's Association is partnering with a blockchain startup to help its athletes license products in return for tokens.

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CryptoCurrency News: Coinbase Taps Regulation Veteran for First-Ever Crypto Compliance Chief



Coinbase has announced the appointment of its first-ever chief compliance officer as it moves to become a licensed broker-dealer.

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CryptoCurrency News: Another US County Hits Pause on Crypto Mining Power Requests



Franklin, Washington State, is the latest U.S. county to have suspended new utility applications from crypto mining farms over spiking power demands.

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CryptoCurrency News: BBVA Can't Hold Cryptocurrency – And That's a Problem



The bank wants to use ethereum as a notary, but regulators discourage holding even the tiny bit of ether needed to put data on the public blockchain.

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[FOREX TIP] USDCHF Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDCHF Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDCHF Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

 

Technical Outlook: The USDCHF currency pair briefly broke past the previously noted resistance level of 0.9968. However, the gains saw a new resistance level being established at 1.0028. After two attempts to break past this resistance level, the currency pair posted strong declines. While the overall trend remains sideways, this comes at the top end of the rally. Therefore, the breakout within 1.0028 or 0.9803 could potentially determine the next leg of the trend in the currency pair. To the downside, a breakdown below 0.9803 could trigger a correction toward the lower support at 0.9462 – 0.9432.

Fundamental Outlook: As with most of the other markets, the economic calendar for the Swiss franc looks very light for the month of August. Therefore, most of the fundamentals are likely to be determined by the data from the United States. The only notable event over the month of August comes from the FOMC meeting minutes. However, no surprises are expected given the state of momentum in the U.S. economic growth. With the Swiss franc being one of the save haven assets, investors will be flocking to the Swiss franc in the event of any geo-political or economic shocks which remains the main risk for the USDCHF currency pair.

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USDCHF Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] USDJPY Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDJPY Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

USDJPY Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

Technical Outlook: The USDJPY currency pair was seen breaking briefly above a multi-year falling trend line. While this signaled a potential upside breakout, price action quickly gave way to a steep decline. Despite breaking past the horizontal resistance level near 111.49 – 111.08, the USDJPY settled below this level. As price action consolidates around this level, we expect to see potential downside momentum gaining pace. A much needed correction could push the USDJPY lower toward 108.76 over the next couple of months. However, in the near term, we expect the declines to be very gradual.

Fundamental Outlook: Economic data from Japan has been sparse in the month of July. The quarterly BoJ Tankan surveys released earlier in the month showed that large manufacturing and non-manufacturing firms were cautious. This came amid rising trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners. Meanwhile, inflation continues to rise at a sluggish pace. Wage growth, which was one of the aspect that the Bank of Japan was holding on to also remains weak. Amid this backdrop, the yen is likely to maintain its weakness in the near term. On the economic front, no major releases are scheduled for the month ahead.

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USDJPY Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] EURUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

EURUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

EURUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

Technical Outlook: The EURUSD currency pair was seen trading within the flat range of 1.1801 and 1.1540. The flat price action emerges after a previous strong downtrend. This could potentially signal either a bottom formation or a temporary sideways pause ahead of further declines. This will be determined by the potential breakout from this range. An upside breakout could trigger near term gains and could cause a short term correction in prices. However, in the event that the EURUSD breaks out to the downside, a close below 1.1540 could trigger steep declines as the downtrend could resume.

Fundamental Outlook: Economic data for July did not impact the euro currency much. Although the broader outlook remained one that of cautious, the common currency managed to hold its ground. The ECB meeting was the main highlight of the month in July. However, the central bank stood pat on monetary policy. This came as the ECB had announced its forward guidance in June which included its plans to end QE by December 2018. The month ahead is expected to remain quiet for the most part. No major economic releases are scheduled amid a holiday month. As a result, the euro currency could be seen to continue trading within the range.

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EURUSD Monthly Forex Forecast for August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] AUDUSD Price Action Analysis – 31st July 2018

AUDUSD has been in a range on the H4 chart. However, there is some space for the price to go upward. Today’s price action shows that the pair produced a strong H4 Bullish candle. If the breakout level is held by the current H4 candle, then we might get an opportunity to take a long entry on the pair. Let us have a look at the H4 AUDUSD chart.

AUDUSD Price Action Analysis – 31st July 2018

AUDUSD Price Action Analysis – 31st July 2018

Have a look at today’s H4 Bullish Engulfing candle. The candle also has made a breakout at the level of 0.74155. Now that level has to be held by the current H4 candle. If this level is held and it produces an H1 Bullish Engulfing Candle afterwards, then buying the pair would get us some green pips later today. Let us have a look at the summary of the trade…

  • Buy Limit Order: 0.74155
  • Stop loss: 0.74035
  • Take Profit: 0.74640
  • Validity: 72 hours
  • Whenever possible, move the stop loss to the entry price and whenever you want, you can take profit anytime as long as you feel comfortable

The best buying signal here would be if the current H4 candle finishes a bit above the breakout level. Later, an H1 candle of the next H4 candle comes to the breakout level, and then an H1 Bullish Engulfing Candle is produced. If the H1 Engulfing Candle is produced within the current H4 candle, that is a valid entry as well. However, the signal candle within the next H4 candle is considered as an A+ signal to take the long entry that we have recommended here. Let us wait and see what happens next.

 

AUDUSD Price Action Analysis – 31st July 2018

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Monday, July 30, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Chinese Banking Giant Trials Blockchain to Issue Land-Backed Loans



One of the "Big Four" commercial banks in China has completed the issuance of a loan worth of $300,000 using a blockchain system. 

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto)



The first developer to code alongside Satoshi couldn't stay away from crypto for long. He's now helping to launch a new token.

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CryptoCurrency News: AlphaPoint Helps Launch XRP-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange



Cryptocurrency services firm AlphaPoint is powering a new decentralized exchange, the company announced Monday. 

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CryptoCurrency News: Gallup Poll: 75% of US Investors Think Bitcoin Is 'Very Risky'



Three-quarters of U.S. investors think bitcoin is too risky to invest in, a new poll by Gallup and Wells Fargo showed Monday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Will Start Trading on a Stock Exchange This Week



Cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital will begin trading on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange this week.

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CryptoCurrency News: HTC Says Its Crypto-Friendly Smartphone Will Support Litecoin



Litecoin creator Charlie Lee revealed Monday he will serve as an advisor to HTC's Exodus, the blockchain-powered smartphone.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Mining CEO Said to Disappear With $35 Million In Funds



Crypto mining firm Sky Mining's CEO Le Minh Tam has reportedly stolen $35 million from investors and fled to America.

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CryptoCurrency News: Dubai Plans to 'Disrupt' Its Own Legal System with Blockchain



Dubai is planning to develop what it calls a "Court of the Blockchain" as part of a wider push for smart government operations.

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CryptoCurrency News: Draper Dragon Backs $20 Million Raise for Alibaba Vets' Blockchain Startup



A public blockchain project founded by former members of Alibaba's blockchain arm has raised over $20 million in a combined token and equity sale.

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CryptoCurrency News: A Blueprint for Reforming the Crypto Token Market



The Token Alliance, a Chamber of Digital Commerce initiative, has laid out guidelines for how token sponsors and regulators can meet in the middle.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin's Price Needs Move Above $8,350 to Regain Bull Bias



Bitcoin bulls could make a strong comeback if prices find acceptance above the key resistance at $8,300.

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CryptoCurrency News: Blockstack's First Business App Wants to Help Employees Earn More Crypto



Misthos' new multi-signature bitcoin wallet for businesses aims to empower workers and democratize the setting of wages.

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CryptoCurrency News: Korean Government Seeks to Strip Tax Perks From Crypto Exchanges



Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea may soon lose eligibility for tax benefits currently granted to smaller companies and startups.

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[FOREX TIP] GBPCAD Price Action Analysis – 30th July 2018

GBPCAD has been very Bearish on the H4 and the Daily chart. The price has been heading towards the South by making new lower lows. Today’s first H4 candle came out as a corrective H4 Bullish Candle, but the next one came out as a Doji candle. If the current candle comes out as a Bearish Engulfing Candle, and we get an H1 breakout at last day’s lower low, then selling the pair would get us some green pips. Let us have a look at the H4 GBPCAD chart.

GBPCAD Price Action Analysis – 30th July 2018

GBPCAD Price Action Analysis – 30th July 2018

Have a look at the current H4 candle. The level of 1.71340 is the level of Resistance here. If the current candle Engulfs the last H4 candle and we get an H1 breakout at the level of 1.70735, then selling the pair would get us some green pips with an excellent risk and reward ratio. Let us have a look at the summary of the trade…

  • Sell Stop Order: 1.70735
  • Stop loss: 1.71340
  • Take Profit: 1.69800
  • Validity: 72 hours
  • Whenever possible, move the stop loss to the entry price and whenever you want, you can take profit anytime as long as you feel comfortable

This week is the first week of August. The starting of the week looks good so far. However, we have to be patient to see the effect of some major news events such as NFP to get some direction of the market. We are at the last quarter of the year. So this week could be very vital. It could determine the direction to finish the rest of the year. Long-term traders are going to get engaged with the market soon by seeing off this week.

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CryptoCurrency News: IBM, Barclays and Citi Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks



Announced Monday, LedgerConnect is the offspring of bank-owned currency trading utility CLS and enterprise software giant IBM.

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CryptoCurrency News: Commonwealth Bank Claims Success in Global Trade Blockchain Trial



Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced the completion of a cross-border shipment that was tracked with blockchain.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Mount Sinai Hospital to Explore Blockchain Applications



The Medical School of the Mount Sinai hospital system announced it will explore the use of blockchain in healthcare on Tuesday.

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CryptoCurrency News: A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake



Even though it's yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.

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CryptoCurrency News: A Solution to China's Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away



Could blockchain help China avoid its next vaccine scandal – or at the very least, allow for more conversation about such issues?

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

[FOREX TIP] AUDUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

AUDUSD Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

AUDUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The AUDUSD is continuing to consolidate in a very narrow and frustrating trading range. Since there are no signs of any extreme oversold or overbought readings we should expect the market to produce false breakouts on both sides of the market. On the downside, we have our key support level 0.7346 followed by the swing low 0.7300, which traders should keep an eye on. On the upside, the top of the range 0.7443 followed by 0.7480 are the key resistance levels ahead of the big psychological number 0.7500. The stochastic indicator is in neutral territory, so not much should expect.

The Australian economic calendar has some high risk events scheduled for the next week. Thursday, we have the Trade Balance data and Friday the retail sales can provide some volatility. However, the main risk events come from the other side of the monetary policy spectrum aka the Fed interest rate decision. The market consensus is for the Fed to keep interest rate unchanged at 2%.

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[FOREX TIP] USDCAD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDCAD Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDCAD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The USDCAD price action remains trapped in a wide trading range. On the downside the big psychological number 1.3000 is the key support level you should keep an eye on for a possible reaction higher. However a daily close below 1.3000 will open the door for a retest of 1.2920. The stochastic indicator isn’t showing any extreme readings in the market, which means we should continue, down the path of consolidating. On the upside, the intraday resistance level 1.3150 followed by 1.3220 are our levels of interest.

The Canadian economic calendar will bring the GDP data, which, according to the general consensus should come unchanged at 0.1%. Friday will bring the Canadian Trade balance data and we also have the NFP report, which should show that the US economy has added another 200k new jobs during the past month. Also, the unemployment rate is expected to inch lower to 3.9% from 4.0%.

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USDCAD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] GBPUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

GBPUSD Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

GBPUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The GBPUSD weekly close above the big round number 1.3000 suggests that the bulls are still in control. This doesn’t mean that we can’t see another attempt to break below 1.3000 but since the stochastic indicator is already showing an oversold reading we can expect that any attempt to break lower to fail. On the downside, the next level of support comes at 1.2955 followed by 1.2810 from where we can expect a bounce. On the upside, the intraday pivot point 1.3120 is a level that you should keep an eye on, but the more significant level remains the current top of the range and resistance level 1.3280.

Only a daily break and close above 1.3280 can signal that a major swing low was put in place. In terms of risk events that can disrupt the market volatility we have the Markit Manufacturing PMI, but more importantly, we have the BOE interest rate decision which, according to the market consensus the BOW is expected to raise rates to 0.75% from 0.5%. However, this is not a done deal because the recent developments around Brexit might actually make it harder for the BOE to raise rates.

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GBPUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] USDCHF Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDCHF Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDCHF Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The markets look to a busy week this coming week which marks the end of July. Economic data kicks off with the Bank of Japan set to hold its monetary policy meeting. According to some rumors, the BoJ is expected to announce a possible change to its interest rate targets. The week ahead will also see the release of the core PCE price index data from the U.S. the report comes ahead of the September monetary policy meeting. The start of August will trigger the release of the main important fundamentals which includes the ISM manufacturing PMI and Friday’s payrolls report. The FOMC will be holding its placeholder monetary policy meeting on the 1st of August. No changes are expected to interest rates at this week’s meeting with investors expecting to see a rate hike in September. Data from the Eurozone over the week covers the flash inflation estimates for the month of July. The economic calendar from Switzerland is relatively quiet this week.

Chart set up: The USDCHF currency pair was seen bouncing off the median line to briefly rally back to the resistance level around 0.9962. The 4-hour Doji was followed through be a bearish close which could potentially signal a move to the downside as price action could test the support level that has been freshly established.

Key support/resistance levels:
Support: 0.9907; Resistance: 0.9962

Commentary:
The USDCHF currency pair is expected test the support level and could possibly maintain a sideways range within the support and resistance level mentioned. A breakout from this level could trigger the next leg of the short term trend. We expect a downside breakout which could push USDCHF lower to test the next support at 0.9870.

For the week ahead, the USDCHF currency pair is expected to be bearish.

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USDCHF Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] USDJPY Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDJPY Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

USDJPY Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The markets look to a busy week this coming week which marks the end of July. Economic data kicks off with the Bank of Japan set to hold its monetary policy meeting. According to some rumors, the BoJ is expected to announce a possible change to its interest rate targets. The week ahead will also see the release of the core PCE price index data from the U.S. the report comes ahead of the September monetary policy meeting. The start of August will trigger the release of the main important fundamentals which includes the ISM manufacturing PMI and Friday’s payrolls report. The FOMC will be holding its placeholder monetary policy meeting on the 1st of August. No changes are expected to interest rates at this week’s meeting with investors expecting to see a rate hike in September. Data from the Eurozone over the week covers the flash inflation estimates for the month of July. The economic calendar from Switzerland is relatively quiet this week.

Chart set up: After the USDJPY currency pair broke to the downside of the rising price channel, the currency pair has moved into a sideways range. While there is scope for a downside decline in price action, we expect to see the breakout occurring in either direction.

Key support/resistance levels:
Support: 110.75; Resistance: 111.55

Commentary:
The newly established support and resistance levels form the upper and lower bounds for the USDJPY. If price action breaks out from this level could we could expect to see a strong retracement above 111.55. This could push the currency pair toward 112.27 to retest and establish the resistance level. To the downside, a break down below 110.75 could signal a break towards 109.50. In the near term the currency pair could rebound off the current levels to test the breached support at 111.27 where resistance is now expected to be established.

For the week ahead, the USDJPY currency pair is expected to be bearish.

USDJPY Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

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[FOREX TIP] EURUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

EURUSD Weekly Forex Forecast - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

EURUSD Weekly Forex Forecast – 30th July to 3rd August 2018

The markets look to a busy week this coming week which marks the end of July. Economic data kicks off with the Bank of Japan set to hold its monetary policy meeting. According to some rumors, the BoJ is expected to announce a possible change to its interest rate targets. The week ahead will also see the release of the core PCE price index data from the U.S. the report comes ahead of the September monetary policy meeting. The start of August will trigger the release of the main important fundamentals which includes the ISM manufacturing PMI and Friday’s payrolls report. The FOMC will be holding its placeholder monetary policy meeting on the 1st of August. No changes are expected to interest rates at this week’s meeting with investors expecting to see a rate hike in September. Data from the Eurozone over the week covers the flash inflation estimates for the month of July. The economic calendar from Switzerland is relatively quiet this week.

Chart set up: The EURUSD currency pair remains in a consolidation phase in the long term and in the medium term. Price action over the past week saw the currency pair continuing to trade sideways. By Friday’s close, the EURUSD currency pair bounced off the support level at 1.1627. We expect this ranging price action to continue in the medium term.

Key support/resistance levels:
Support: 1.1627; Resistance: 1.1740

Commentary:
The week ahead will see the EURUSD currency pair likely to continue moving in the sideways range. With the resistance and support level established at the said levels, the currency pair could however possibly see a breakout in the near term. With the U.S. economic data likely to see high impact events, this could be the outcome.

On the 4-hour chart there is a possibility that the currency pair will rally to the upside given that the Stochastic oscillator is in the oversold levels. However, if the bearish momentum continues, the common currency could break below the 1.1627 level. This could signal a bearish trend that could resume. For the week ahead, the EURUSD currency pair is expected to remain flat.

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CryptoCurrency News: Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating



Despite the rejection of a bid for a bitcoin ETF, the crypto market remains confident other proposals will persevere.

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CryptoCurrency News: Monero-Style Privacy Is Ready for Ethereum – Who Will Implement It?



A new white paper contends that monero-style privacy can be implemented on ethereum without much work.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: 10,000%: Pantera Reports Massive 5-Year Crypto Investment Return



Pantera Capital announced it had seen a lifetime return of more than 10,000 percent in its first five years.

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CryptoCurrency News: What Volatility? How Facebook's Historic Loss Became Crypto's Gain



Facebook had a bad day in the market this week – and the crypto community quickly pounced.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ethereum Is Testing Code for Its Next Hard Fork



Ethereum developers are already implementing code that's set to be activated in Constantinople, the network's next system-wide upgrade.

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CryptoCurrency News: ICO Platform Promises Full Refund Following $7 Million Hack



Initial coin offering support platform KickICO lost $7.7 million in KICK tokens in a hack on Thursday, the company reported. 

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CryptoCurrency News: New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky



Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries.

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CryptoCurrency News: Google Bans Crypto Mining Apps from Play Store



Google has now joined Apple in banning cryptocurrency mining applications from its mobile app store. 

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[FOREX TIP] USDCAD Price Action Analysis – 27th July 2018

USDCAD Price Action Analysis – 27th July 2018

USDCAD Price Action Analysis – 27th July 2018

USDCAD has been Bearish on the H4 chart. The price has kept making the lower low. Yesterday’s Daily candle came out as an Inside bar as well. Thus, if the price makes a breakout towards the South today, we will get an opportunity to go short on the pair and make some green pips. Let us have a look at the H4 USDCAD chart.

As the chart shows that the pair produced some big H4 Bearish candles. Yesterday’s H4 candles look like corrective candles. Those H4 candles made the Daily candle as an Inside bar. Today’s first two H4 candles came out as Bearish candles. However, we would have to wait for a good-looking H4 Bearish Engulfing candle and an H1 breakout at the level of 1.30205 to take the short entry. The level of 1.30780 might be the level of Resistance as far as the H4 chart is concerned. This means let’s wait until the chart produces an H4 Bearish Engulfing Candle at the level of 1.30780 first. Let us have a look at the summary of the trade…

  • Entry- H1 breakout at 1.30205
  • Stop loss- Above 1.30780
  • Take profit- 1.29275
  • Validity: 72 hours
  • Whenever possible, move the stop loss to the entry price and whenever you want, you can take profit anytime as long as you feel comfortable

Yesterday we recommended that EURCAD would be Bearish. The price actually went down all the way to hit our target. However, the price did not trend from the level that we had recommended though. Now the question would be whether we should take those entries just after the breakout? The answer is “No”. It is best to take an entry if the price trends right from the strong level of Support/Resistance.

USDCAD Price Action Analysis – 27th July 2018

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