Welcome, Traders!
Today is Thursday the 18th of May or Friday the 19th of May, depending on where you are.
Here are some things to look out for in the session.


A dollar index rose for the third day in a row, putting it on course for the longest winning streak in more than a month. Haven currencies such as the yen and Swiss franc plummeted as US Congressional leaders planned votes on a bipartisan pact to avoid a debt default in the coming days.


6:45 PM ET

New Zealand Trade Balance - Forecast: | Prior: -1,273.0M

7:30 PM ET

Japanese CPI Overall Nationwide - Forecast: 3.5% | Prior: 3.2%
Japanese Core CPI Nationwide YoY - Forecast: 3.4% | Prior: 3.1%

Good luck!