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RISK OFF: U.K. 3Q14 Solid and in Line With Street Estimates. Light U.S. Data Calendar. ECB Bank Stress Tests Sunday

RISK OFF: U.K. 3Q14 Solid and in Line With Street Estimates. Light U.S. Data Calendar. ECB Bank Stress Tests Sunday
  October 24 2014 00:00 GMT
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09:00 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Early in European trade, markets are in a mild RISK-Off posture heading into the ECB bank stress tests due on Sunday. We would not be surprised to see results leaked at any time.  In Far East trade, equities ended mixed.  European bourses are broadly weaker.  U.S. share futures are lower.

U.S. 10-yr yields are lower. 10-yr yields in bunds and gilts are down as well. Peripheral bond yields are higher.

The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.

    • Preliminary 3Q14 U.K. GDP grew solidly and in line with street expectations. The GBP is up on the news.
    • Today has a light data calendar with U.S. New Homes Sales due, Over the weekend, European clocks are turned back one hour. North American clocks change a week later.
    • Markets have been setting up for the Fed meeting decision next Wednesday. Market confidence will be important for the FOMC. Markets also await ECB bank stress tests results on Sunday. One report says at least 11 of 130 banks have failed. 
    • Be sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar and the Forex Forum for the complete list of key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released.
    Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):
    08:30 GB GDP-- broadest measure of economy
    14:00 US New Homes Sales-- housing measure

    Time  Imp Country Title Cons Last
    24/10/14 14:00 A US New Homes Sales 470 504
    24/10/14 19:30 US COT Report n/a n/a
    26/10/14 1:00 A SUNDAY
    26/10/14 1:00 UK/EZ Clocks -1hr n/a n/a
    27/10/14 0:00 A MONDAY
    27/10/14 8:00 A DE IFO Climate n/a 104.7
    27/10/14 8:00 A DE IFO Current n/a 110.5
    27/10/14 8:00 A DE IFO Expectations n/a 99.3
    27/10/14 13:45 A US Markit SVC PMI flash n/a 58.9
    27/10/14 14:00 A US Pending Homes 1.00% -1.00%

    calendarBe sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar  For key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released.

    See the FOREX FORUM. for actual data, selected charts, etc.) and  comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.

    John M. BlandJohn M. Bland is a founding partner of He was a FX consultant to major corporations. He has also been a institutional forex trader, FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service and an author. John has an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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