Daily Market Comment – Oil, gold up on Middle East tensions; dollar steady ahead of US retail sales

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:03 am GMT

Brent crude extends gains following tanker attack in Gulf of Oman; gold lifted too Dollar heads for weekly gains as US retails sales and Fed meeting eyed Aussie and kiwi sag on growing rate cut bets Oil jumps on renewed tensions in Middle East Market sentiment was mixed on Friday as ongoing trade uncertainty and a flare up in Middle East tensions were partly offset by growing expectations that the Fed will come to the rescue of a weakening economic [..]

Daily Market Comment – Yen up on trade deal pessimism; pound down on failed bid to block no-deal Brexit

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 8:11 am GMT

Major pairs struggle against the yen as the market mood sours on low hopes of a US-China trade deal US dollar also supported from risk-off despite softer-than-expected inflation data Pound gains then falls again as opposition MPs fail to get backing for legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit Safe havens back in demand Fading hopes that there could be a breakthrough in the stalled trade talks between the United States and China at the G20 summit weighed on market sentiment for [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar drifts lower ahead of US inflation data; euro edges up on Trump tweet

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:17 am GMT

US dollar drifts lower as markets await US inflation data for Fed rate clues Stocks turn negative as Trump says he’s “holding up the deal” with China Euro eyes fresh highs, gets a lift from Trump’s currency comments Risk appetite fades as US-China deal looking unlikely at G20 US stocks ended their five-day winning streak as hopes that the US and China would still be able to get the trade negotiations back on track at the G20 summit fast dwindled. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar bounces back from soft jobs report on Mexico-US migrant deal

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:22 am GMT

Risk appetite recovers after the US unexpectedly suspends planned tariffs on Mexico indefinitely US dollar and global stocks boosted but Fed rate cut bets remain high following weak NFP report Disappointing Chinese data also limits risk-on as yuan hits fresh 2019 lows Markets lifted by surprise US-Mexico deal It was a positive start to trading on Monday as markets were greeted by some rare good news. President Trump unexpectedly suspended tariffs on all Mexican imports indefinitely late on Friday as [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar see-saws on mixed data, trade risks; euro steady ahead of ECB

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US dollar stabilizes after roller-coaster session amid mixed data and little progress in US-Mexico talks Euro eases from 7-week highs as ECB meeting eyed for direction Oil plunges on rising stocks, global growth jitters but gold soars Fragile risk sentiment as hopes of Mexico deal fade Markets were mostly in a risk-averse mood on Thursday as hopes of a quick deal between the United States and Mexico over illegal migration were dashed after President Trump tweeted yesterday that “not nearly [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar extends slide as Fed rate cut bets intensify; Powell speech eyed

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 8:16 am GMT

US dollar continues to nosedive as Treasury yields touch fresh lows on rising rate cut expectations RBA cuts rates but Australian dollar defiant as it climbs to 3-week high Tech stocks tumble as US giants, including Facebook and Apple, face antitrust probe Dollar sell-off shows no sign of abating The US currency is headed for its third straight day of sharp losses against a basket of currencies as traders continue to price in an increasing probability that the Federal Reserve [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies after slump, yen holds firm as recession fears mount

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 8:19 am GMT

US dollar manages to stabilize after Friday’s slump but Treasury yields tumble to fresh lows US-China ties continue to deteriorate but some hope for deal with Mexico Aussie defies gravity, climbs to 3-week highs on upbeat data Dollar off lows but remains weighed by recession risks Markets were mired in a risk-averse theme on Monday as there was little prospect of the United States and China ending their worsening trade row. In fact, relations between the two global powers hit [..]

European Open Preview – Yen and franc firm again as Trump bans Huawei, fuelling tensions with China

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 8:29 am GMT

Trump continues to up the pressure on China; imposes ban on telecom giant Huawei But some relief as US delays auto tariffs decision for now Dollar softer after unexpectedly weak data out of the United States Aussie worst performer as rise in Australian unemployment raises rate cut bets Fragile market mood as trade tensions remain elevated Markets were mostly in risk-off mood on Thursday as a combination of on-going trade frictions and disappointing economic data out of the world’s two [..]

Technical Analysis – WTI oil futures form a golden cross pattern

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:20 am GMT

WTI oil futures managed to close with marginal gains on Monday after falling below the longer-term 50 and 200-day simple moving averages (SMA) to touch a one-month low of 60.02. The short-term bias, though, remains neutral-to-negative as the MACD is losing steam below its red signal line and moving towards zero, while the RSI seems to be unable to return above its 50 neutral mark. In the medium-term picture, the news is more positive thanks to the golden cross formation by the 50- and the 200-day SMAs which indicates that a [..]

European Open Preview – Dollar buoyant ahead of Fed, but caution elsewhere amid mixed growth signals

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 8:06 am GMT

Solid US growth and muted inflation boosts US dollar and Wall Street But other majors sag as disappointing Chinese PMIs revive growth fears Fed to start two-day monetary policy meeting, unlikely to alter stance Dollar eases from 22-month high but remains supported ahead of FOMC meeting The US currency was outperforming its peers early on Tuesday as there was further evidence on Monday that growth in the world’s largest economy is picking up speed. Personal consumption in the US rose [..]

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