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European futures are flat to slightly lower
2020-09-04 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The GBP/JPY pair has just breached the Kijun Sen level. Further bearish sentiment will push prices into lower ground.
European Market View
U.S. stocks tumbled as the rotation away from super-charged technology shares picked up pace. The Nasdaq 100 lost more than 5%, its biggest fall since March, having gained in 11 of 13 sessions prior despite cries of stretched valuations. The rout was even more brutal in the options market.
European futures are flat to slightly lower.
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