Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures ease off after 22 percent surge (news: 11/12/17)

Today's press

  • NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin futures eased back from an initial surge of almost 22 percent to trade up 13 percent on Monday, in an eagerly awaited U.S. market debut that backers hope will confer greater legitimacy on the volatile cryptocurrency and lead to its wider use.

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices edged higher on Monday, reversing earlier losses, after an explosion in New York refocused the market on the geopolitical risk.

  • The dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies on Monday, snapping a five-day rising streak as investors took profits before a U.S. central bank meeting this week, and the Swedish crown fell on pension-related outflows.

Next trading day's important events

  • 03:30 (GMT+3) Australia – Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
  • 12:30 (GMT+3) UK – Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Nov)
  • 22:00 (GMT+3) ECB President Draghi's Speech

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 113.29
  • EURUSD: 1.1805


  • S&P 500: 2654.88
  • NASDAQ: 6856.27

Source: Alpari

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