Trading Update
11-Aug-14, 9:11am:

Calming Russian Tensions Helps the US Dollar

The euro saw a spike on Friday after news of a de-escalation of tensions with Russia, but has started to show signs of weakness already.

The Japan 225 has been seeing huge volatility on moves in the yen, with 14,977 a very strategic level.

Update by Craig Inglis, Head of Product Development,
11-Aug-14, 9:47am: The FTSE has jumped by 50 points, with the DAX also rallying by 120 points, as a reduction in Ukraine/Russian tensions leads markets higher.

Update by Adrien Cohen, Market Analyst,
12-Aug-14, 8:44am:

Stocks Rebound but Investors Remain Cautious

The Dow, the FTSE and the Nikkei have seen a good rebound, with indices targetting resistance despite lingering concerns about the nature of Russia’s ‘humanitarian’ mission to Ukraine.

The key aspect of today’s session may well be the German ZEW confidence survey, which could have a large impact on the DAX and the euro.

Update by Craig Inglis, Head of Product Development,
12-Aug-14, 9:48am:

Dollar Strength Sees Euro Fall to November 2013 Lows

With the geopolitical situation easing, stock markets saw gains whilst the euro dropped to around $1.3319.

Update by Joe Rundle, Market Analyst,