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Asif Imtiaz worked as a prop trader for almost a decade, and later he managed trading operations for one of the largest automated foreign exchange strategy developers in Europe. Asif earned a degree in International Business, and he likes to keep an eye on Global macro developments for the fun of it. Currently, he works as a trading consultant to several brokers and writes about various tech and financial topics. You can reach him at contact@asifimtiaz.com.

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The Market Glance for July 9: Rising Rates and Lax Regulation Likely Propped Up Bank Earnings in Q2

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The Market Wrap for July 6: Fate of the Global Supply Chain Lingers On

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The Market Wrap for April 27: Jobless Claims Drop to 48-Year Low

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The Market Glance for April 23: Market Is Concerned About Dip in Consumer Confidence

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The Market Wrap for April 20: Surging Oil Price Caps Bullish Sentiment

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The Market Glance for April 2: Roaring Job Market to Astound Policymakers

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The Market Wrap for March 9: Potential Trade War Bogs Down Markets

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The Market Wrap for March 2: Jerome Powell Triggers a Sell-Off

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The Market Wrap for February 23: Effects of Gradual Policy Firming

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The Market Glance for January 29: Apple Plans to Create 20,000 Jobs

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The Market Wrap for January 26: Signs of a Softening Economy

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The Market Glance for January 22: Market Awaits Housing Sector Data

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The Market Wrap for January 19: Investors Pay No Attention to Possible Government Shutdown

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The Market Glance for January 15: Banking Sector Seems to Have Done Well in Q4 2017

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The Market Wrap for January 12: China Plans to Halt U.S. Bond Purchases

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The Market Glance for December 18: Roaring Housing Sector to End the Year in Style

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The Market Wrap for December 15: Bulls Brush Aside Fed’s Rate Hike

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The Market Glance for December 11: Costco Just Might Survive Amazon’s Disruption

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The Market Wrap for December 8: Markets Spooked by a Flattening Yield Curve

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The Market Glance for December 4: Investors to Focus on Qualcomm Bid During Broadcom Earnings

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The Market Wrap for December 1: Improving Consumer Confidence Pushed Dow to New High

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The Market Wrap for November 24: Markets Rally Ahead of Thanksgiving

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The Market Glance for November 20: Wall Street Awaits Fed Meeting Minutes

The lack of major corporate earnings and the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday will probably keep...

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The Market Wrap for November 17: Concerns Over Tax Bill Bogs Down Markets

Corporate earnings continued to demonstrate the strength of the economy, but stocks continued to...

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The Market Glance for November 13: Strong Job Market Boosts Retail Profits

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The Market Wrap for November 10: Slow but Steady Gains

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The Market Glance for November 6: Big Week for Big Pharma

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The Market Wrap for November 3: Jerome Powell to Chair the Fed

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The Market Glance for October 30: Weak iPhone 8 Demand Concerns Apple

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The Market Wrap for October 27: Housing Market Came Around

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The Market Glance for October 23: Tech Boom Continues

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The Market Wrap for October 20: Bipartisan Deal Sparks Hope

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The Market Glance for October 16: Goldman Sachs Drags the Party

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The Market Wrap for October 13: Era of Endless Uptrend

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The Market Glance for October 9: Gear up for Bank Earnings

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The Market Wrap for October 6: Thriving Amidst Mayhem

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The Market Glance for October 2: Start of the Q4 Earnings Season

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The Market Wrap for September 29: All Eyes on Proposed Tax Cuts

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The Market Wrap for September 22: Astounding Escalation in Rhetoric

President Trump’s economic nationalism-centric speech at the UN with his threat to “totally...

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The Market Wrap for September 15: A Sigh of Relief

Investors breathed a sigh of relief after Hurricane Irma made landfall during the weekend, but...

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The Market Wrap for September 8: Preparing for Irma

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The Market Wrap for September 1: The Aftermath of Harvey

Markets performed relatively well this week, despite Category 4 tropical storm Harvey continuing...

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The Market Wrap for August 25: Indifference Toward Politics

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Market Wrap for August 18: Cautious Optimism

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