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Nikolas Papas
Nikolas has been involved in the finance industry for over fifteen years spanning across Europe and USA with a depth of knowledge and experience within many aspects of the financial markets. Nikolas gained several years experience with some of the Europe’s leading Brokers, as equity analyst, and trader managing accounts for both Private and Corporate Investors. He enjoys both the fundamental and technical aspects of trading focusing on stock markets and all FX majors. Currently Nikolas provides analysis and comments to online financial publications. Educational background in Economics (BSc), and Finance (MSc).

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GBPUSD Rebounds from Recent Lows, BTC Breaks Above 13,000 

July 10, 2019

Asian indices finished mixed today as investors turn cautious ahead of Fed’s Jerome Powell testimony. The Nikkei225 finished 0.15 percent lower at 21,533 the Hang Seng finished 0.31 percent higher at 28,204. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.44 percent lower to 2,915, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.37 percent higher to 3,3415. Australian equities ended 0.4 percent higher at 6,689.

Yen at 2 Week Highs, Pound Breaks Below 1.25

July 9, 2019

Asian indices finished mixed today as investors turn cautious after better NFP data from the USA last Friday and increased trade tensions around the globe. The Nikkei225 finished 0.14 percent higher at 21,565 the Hang Seng slipped 0.62 percent at 28,156. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.32 percent lower to 2,924, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.04 percent higher to 3,335. Australian equities and ASX200 ended down 0.25 percent to 6,655.

USDCAD Approaches YTD Low, Asian Equities Lower 

July 8, 2019

Asian indices finished lower today as investors turn cautious after better NFP data from the USA last Friday. The Nikkei225 finished 0.98 percent higher at 21,534 the Hang Seng slipped 1.54 percent at 28,331. The Shanghai Composite finished 2.58 percent lower to 2,933, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.92 percent lower to 3,334. Australian equities finished 1.2 percent lower at 6,672.

Asia Markets Mixed Ahead of NFP, GBPUSD Lower

July 6, 2019

Asian indices finished mixed today as investors turn cautious ahead of the important AFP data from the USA. The Nikkei225 finished 0.20 percent higher at 21,746 the Hang Seng slipped 0.07 percent at 28,774. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.19 percent lower to 3,015, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.12 percent higher to 3,011.

Crude Oil Breaks Below $77, AUDUSD Higher on Better Trade Balance

July 3, 2019

Asian indices finished lower today as investors turn cautious after the U.S. agreed last weekend to halt additional tariffs on China and to start the negotiations again. The Nikkei225 finished 0.53 percent lower at 21,638; the Hang Seng slipped 0.07 percent at 28,855. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.94 percent lower to 3,015, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.12 percent lower to 3,366. Australian equities rose for a third consecutive day with the ASX200 inching 0.50 percent higher at 6,685.  

Equities Mixed, BTC Breaks Below 10,000

July 2, 2019

Asian indices finished mixed today as investors turn cautious after the U.S. agreed to halt additional tariffs on China and to start the negotiations again. The Nikkei225 finished 0.11 percent higher at 21,754; the Hang Seng added 1.13 percent at 28,861. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.03 percent lower to 3,043, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.12 percent higher to 3,367. Australian equities closed up 0.1% to 6,653.

Safe Haven Assets Lower, Equities Rally

July 1, 2019

Asian indices started on positive tone today as investors sentiment improved after the U.S. agreed to halt additional tariffs on China and to start again the negotiations. The Nikkei225 finished 2.13 percent higher at 21,729 the Shanghai Composite finished 2.22 percent higher to 3,044, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 1.54 percent higher to 3,372. Australian equities ended stronger on Monday as ASX200 added 29 points or 0.4% to 6,648. 

USDCAD Continues South, Bitcoin Volatility Skyrockets

June 29, 2019

Asian indices finished lower today as investors focus turn to G20 meeting which started in Osaka, Japan. The Nikkei225 finished 0.29 percent lower to 21,275, the Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong finished 0.28 percent lower at 28,542. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.28 percent lower to 2,978, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.21 percent lower to 3,321. Australian equities ended weaker on Friday by 47.5 points or 0.7% to 6618.

USDCAD at Five-Month Low, BTC Fresh YTD High

June 27, 2019

Asian indices finished higher today as traders focus turn to G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan. The Nikkei225 finished 1.00 percent higher to 21,297 the Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong, finished 0.03 percent higher at 28,510. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.71 percent higher to 2,997, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.67 percent higher to 3,323. Australian equities snapped the two-day losing streak to end the session at intraday highs ahead of tomorrow’s G20 Summit in Japan. The ASX200 rose by 0.39 percent to 6666.3.

Asian Equities Finished Lower in Choppy Trading

June 26, 2019

Asian indices finished lower today as traders focus turn to G210 meeting in Osaka, Japan. The Nikkei225 finished 0.51 percent lower to 21,086. The Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong finished 0.15 percent higher at 28,231. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.20 percent lower to 2,976, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.14 percent lower to 3,299. Australian equities finished lower today with The ASX200 down 17 points lower at 6640.5.