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Be prepared (seriously) before trading in risky futures contracts

Oil, Treasurys, foreign currencies or stock indexes ... If you speculate on asset price movements with futures contracts, you can lose money quickly.

Source: CNBC.com

FOREX-Dollar firm near two-wk high, investors seek more guidance on rates

*Japan's Suga signals action if yen strength excessive. LONDON, Aug 30- The dollar hovering near a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday with investors focused on the next set of U.S. data to see whether it supports expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon. Despite hawkish comments last week from both Fed Chair Janet...

Source: Reuters

China's free trade zone faces currency risks - think tank

BEIJING, Aug 30- China's leading free trade zone faces currency risks and the authorities should be cautious in opening up the capital account, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think tank, said on Tuesday. China set up the Shanghai free trade zone in September 2013 as a venue to pilot economic reforms, in particular in the financial sector.

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-Japan PM's adviser says: BOJ buying foreign bonds is an option to weaken yen

TOKYO, Aug 30- The Bank of Japan could consider buying foreign bonds as an option to weaken the yen, if government intervention in the currency market is deemed by the United States to be exchange rate manipulation, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday. "Japan's monetary authorities should intervene in the currency market not to change the yen's...

Source: Reuters

Appleā€™s European taxes in focus on Wall Street

Wall Street looked set to open higher on Tuesday, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average trading up.

Source: CNBC.com

INTERVIEW-Japan PM's adviser says: BOJ buying foreign bonds is an option to weaken yen

TOKYO, Aug 30- The Bank of Japan could consider buying foreign bonds as an option to weaken the yen, if government intervention in the currency market is deemed by the United States to be exchange rate manipulation, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday. "Japan's monetary authorities should intervene in the currency market not to change the yen's...

Source: Reuters

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks recoup losses, Fed headwinds stay on FX

LONDON, Aug 30- Emerging market stocks bounced on Tuesday as investors shrugged off the previous session's U.S. rate hike nerves but currencies including the rand and the lira struggled to make headway in the face of a stronger dollar. Both Asian and emerging European stock markets made decent gains, with Hong Kong up 0.8 percent, India up more than 1 percent,...

Source: Reuters

Peaks, troughs and hacking: Why would anyone invest in bitcoin?

Bitcoin has had a hectic year, with price spikes and thefts. Being cautious around it is understandable, but experts defend it as a viable investment.

Source: CNBC.com

Sterling slips back towards $1.30 as Transatlantic rate paths diverge

LONDON, Aug 30- Sterling slipped back towards $1.30 on Tuesday on divergent expectations for monetary policy, with investors increasingly betting U.S. interest rates could rise by year-end while British rates may be cut again. In contrast, the Bank of England earlier this month cut rates to a record low of 0.25 percent and relaunched asset purchases in an effort...

Source: Reuters

CEE MARKETS-Zloty off lows ahead of Polish GDP, remains under pressure

BUDAPEST, Aug 30- Poland's zloty was off overnight lows on Tuesday amid hopes that output data will not boost expectations for a central bank rate cut, while Central European currencies mostly moved sideways. Polish Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said a row over a constitutional tribunal that triggered Poland's rating cut was just a political game...

Source: Reuters