Global Stocks Remain near Record Highs, FOMC Minutes in Focus

Japan remains on holiday. Inflation data will come from the European Union tomorrow.

S&P near 2,700 Level as Wall Street Climbs, Fed Paper Later Today

The major Indexes on Wall Street added value on Tuesday and started the New Year with new record highs. The Dow Jones Industrials finished above the 24.800 level and the S&P is slightly below the 2,700 mark. The Federal Reserve’s Meeting Minutes paper will be released later today and will provide investors a looking glass into the Fed’s interest rate decision last month.

Japan Open for Business Tomorrow, Hang Seng Marching Higher

Japan remains on holiday but will be open for business tomorrow. And the Yen has been stronger against the U.S Dollar and is approaching the important 112.00 juncture. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index has made cautious gains today, and this follows yesterday’s impressive gains. Caixin Services PMI numbers will be released in China tomorrow.

European Equities Remain Under Pressure, German Unemployment Data

European equities remained under pressure yesterday, and part of the selling impetus has occurred because of the gains made by the Euro and Pound against the U.S Dollar. German unemployment data will be published today, yesterday’s manufacturing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France proved disappointing, but German numbers met expectations. Tomorrow important inflation data will come from the European Union.

Surge Upwards Continues for Gold, Formidable Gains for Precious Metal

If traders have been on the wrong side of the surge upwards in Gold, they are likely feeling uncomfortable again this morning. The commodity is near 1314.00 U.S Dollars an ounce and has proven formidable the past week with solid gains. And the short-term will continue to be interesting for Gold.

U.K Data Coming Today, Federal Reserve’s Monthly Publication Later

Construction Purchasing Managers Index data will come from the U.K at 9:30 GMT and could have an impact on the Pound.

  • 9:30 AM GMT U.K., Construction PMI
  • 15:00 PM GMT U.S, ISM Manufacturing PMI
  • 19:00 PM GMT U.S., FOMC Meeting Minutes

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Yaron has been involved with the capital markets since 1998. During the past 16 years, Yaron has been a day and swing stocks trader in the American market. Yaron has founded and made successful investments into businesses spanning exciting industries – from apparel to restaurants and bars, to high tech, medical technology and education. Ten years ago, Yaron sold all of his businesses and became a trader. Yaron started an education provider that taught thousands of people worldwide how to trade. Since then, he has traded every single day across every imaginable financial instrument Organic Trading System (OTS) is an unprecedented, new paradigm of trading technique, developed by Yaron Mazor. The trading system utilizes a combination of essential resources of market data (Fundamental, market participant sentiment and the basic concepts of trends), which are harmonically coordinated, in order to enable a relatively fast, simple and easy way to decide which side of the market to be trading from – the Buy side or the Sell side.