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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BetOnMarkets Morning Update

The FTSE is currently indicating a sharply higher opening, as traders are trying to get their positions in before the release of the UK consumer confidence numbers which are released at 11pm GMT tonight. There are rumours circulating that the number will be higher then expected. Traders are proving that the old saying buy on rumours sell on the news works. Look for the FTSE to stay in the green the whole day.

Gold and oil keep taking it on the chin as both were losers yesterday, oil is on the verge of heading below 120, technicals are indicating that a break of that level opens a move to 110. This could be helped with the employment data from the US which is due on Friday of this week. Gold is giving back all the gains made last week, as the US dollar strengthens against the major currencies especially the commodity pairs (Australian and Canadian dollar). Both have lost ground as gold fell from its 975$ peak. Look for the strength of the US dollar to continue unless economic data shows otherwise