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Trading News to Watch Next Week (12 – 16 November 2018)

Important economic news for 12-16 November

The monetary policy season appears to be over… at least for now. But that doesn’t mean that the markets are standing still.

Au contraire, participants in the global economy should steal some extra time off their busy schedules as they will have to track multiple events at a time, some of which include:

– Year over year Consumer Price Index report (GBP);

– Unemployment rate statement (AUD);

– Month over month core retail sales report (USD).

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Trading News to Watch Next Week (29 October – 02 November 2018)

Winter is coming and, with it, some of the busiest 5 days we’ve seen since the heat of summer. For instance, next week is the week when:

The Bank of Japan will release its monetary policy statement;

The Bank of England will present a summary of their own monetary policy;

BOE Gov Carney will hold a speech that could potentially spark volatility.

But we’re nowhere near the end of the list just yet. Discover what else is brewing on the global markets below.

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Trading News to Watch Next Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

Next week, the star of the perpetual motion picture that is the global markets is, no doubt, the Bank of Canada. On Wednesday, the Bank is expected to hold a press conference meeting, as well as disclose a fair chunk of market-shifting information, such as:

– Main and overnight rate statements

– Detailed monetary policy report

Find out what else is hot on the economic radar in our detailed briefing of next week’s events below.

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The cannabis stock craze—a boon for the global economy or a dotcom in disguise?

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Depending on who you ask cannabis was, up until recently, one of two things—a medical drug or a laziness-inducing opiate. This all changed when Canada recently announced out of the blue that it’s going to legalise the recreational use of marijuana.

Suddenly, what was once an illegal substance has since become a highly sought-after asset for many professional investors and common folk alike as both attempt to cash in on a multibillion dollar business. But will this industry be here to stay?

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Ray Dalio: there will be a new economic downturn in two years

Pictured: Train passing near a drawn shadow of a man with "Made in crisis" written next to him

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In about two years the global economy may enter a new financial crisis, thinks Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the Bridgewater Associates hedge fund.

In a recent interview for the popular business and economy website Business Insider, Dalio noted that the current situation is quite similar to that preceding the 1937 recession.

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