Strategy & Overnight News


  • Catalonia independence due today, Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont says “he is ready for independence”. Watch this space for the euro.
  • Strong earnings support stocks into record close, DOW holding above 23000.
  • China GDP slows slightly 3rd Quarter.
  • Treasury Yield Curve bear steepens, 10 year note price falls.
  • Slight miss on Japanese data however it has been a strong year for Japans export market.
  • Strong Aussie data with employment growth and a surprise fall in unemployment.
  • Trump doesn’t support health care reform bill in its current form.
  • North Korea statement informing of surprise attack in retaliation for US and South Korean naval drills.

Data and speakers

  • 09:30 BST UK retail sales September, prev 0.1%, forcast -0.1%
  • 13:30 BST US philli FED manufacturing, prev 23.8, forcast 22.0
  • 14:30 FOMC member George speaks (Hawk).



Sterling – Short, miss on retail sales data coupled with brexit risks and wage growth stagnation.

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AUD Long

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YEN Short

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