Technical Analysis
GBPUSD
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20 OCT clock 15:41

GBPUSD: Bullish momentum on the increase

The GBPUSD on the D1 time frame was in a down trend until 26 September when a possible last lower bottom was recorded at 1.03516.
Oil rigs
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13 OCT clock 13:06

Oil bulls try to make a comeback 

The Crude Oil market on the D1 time frame was in an extended down trend until 26 September when a last lower bottom was recorded at 76.13.
USDCAD: Bears are in control
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23 NOV clock 12:07

USDCAD: Bears are in control

The USDCAD on the D1 time frame was in an uptrend until 13 October when a last higher top was recorded at 1.39760.
S&P 500
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27 OCT clock 14:32

S&P 500 bulls get some action at last

Are S&P 500 bulls back in town? After breaking above the 3800 resistance level and 34-day SMA, could bulls be making a return?
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04 Mar clock 08.38
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