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Daily Market Comment – Gold soars on virus risks, softer dollar; US data awaited

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 8:41 am GMT

Gold extends bull run amid growing virus fears and US-China tensions; softer dollar helps too Stocks mostly positive as global recovery appears on track, but rally showing some signs of fatigue Markets await US ISM manufacturing and jobs data for direction Gold sets sights on $1800/oz as pandemic here to stay The safe-haven gold was scaling fresh 7½-year highs above $1785/oz on Wednesday even as investors maintained the view that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be a V-shaped [..]

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Technical Analysis – US 500 index’s sideways shift fades below 200-MA

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm GMT

US 500 stock index (Cash) is attempting to reclaim the 200-period simple moving average (SMA) after dipping below it in the previous session. The recent horizontal glide in the price after the pullback from the three-and-a-half-month top of 3,233, has been dwindling as negative tensions build. The neutral-to-bearish tone in the 50- and 100-period SMAs and the negative bearing in the Ichimoku lines further back the deteriorating view. Additionally, the price remains below the cloud and the vital 200-period SMA. [..]

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Emerging from lockdown: A V-Shaped recovery or false optimism? – Special Report

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 11:15 am GMT

Looking at how risk assets have been performing over the past three months, it’s hard to tell there’s a global pandemic going on. To put it into more context, if someone had been living on a desert island during this time, they would be forgiven for thinking that the world is in the midst of an economic boom when glancing at stock markets. But although there’s been no shortage of crisis response measures since the coronavirus outbreak erupted, how rational [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks drift, dollar holds firm amid growth, second wave worries

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 8:53 am GMT

Markets struggle for direction as persisting second wave fears weigh on sentiment US-China relations back in spotlight as Trump threatens to ‘decouple’ Pound steadier after hawkish surprise from BoE sends currency spinning lower Markets dogged by virus spike, recovery doubts Risk appetite is looking increasingly on borrowed time as stocks turn sideways, having lost momentum after last week’s sell-off. Global shares on Friday could only manage a tepid rebound from yesterday’s dip while gold headed higher amid ongoing worries about [..]

Daily Market Comment – Geopolitical tensions and virus spike dampen sentiment, but not much

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 8:51 am GMT

Rising regional tensions and a worrying increase in coronavirus cases weigh on risk assets But safe havens barely supported as growth optimism and drug hopes keep risk appetite alive Yen and gold slip, aussie bounces back from lows as stocks turn green Geopolitical tensions on the rise Clashes along the border between India and China as well as fresh provocations by North Korea over the last 24 hours raised fears of a serious flare up in regional conflicts amid a [..]

Daily Market Comment – Risk-on back in play as Fed goes overkill with stimulus

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 8:28 am GMT

Sell-off cut short as markets reminded Fed not done yet with stimulus Possible $1 trillion infrastructure plan by Trump further fuels stocks But will Powell spoil the party again as softer dollar eyes Fed chief’s testimony Pound outperforms after UK and EU agree to intensify Brexit talks Second wave, what second wave? It was a dramatic turnaround for Wall Street on Monday, with all three main indices wiping out earlier sharp losses to close with solid gains, as investors brushed [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies as stocks pause rally; euro eyes ECB stimulus

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

Dollar regains some positive footing as risk rally eases Euro takes a breather ahead of ECB decision Oil pulls back amid doubts about OPEC+ extending output cuts Dollar fights to end losing streak as stocks lose steam The US dollar fought back on Thursday to retain its reign over FX markets, which has come under threat over the past week as rising optimism about the global economy recovering from the pandemic has revived risk assets. The dollar index, which measures [..]

Daily Market Comment – Hong Kong tensions sink yuan but stocks yet to flinch

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 8:57 am GMT

Hong Kong’s special status with US under threat after Pompeo warning Yuan and Hong Kong shares under pressure but optimism prevails elsewhere Euro surges after European Commission proposes €750 billion rescue fund US and China heading for another clash Hong Kong looks set to lose the special status it enjoys with the United States on a range of areas, including trade, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration no longer considers it to be autonomous from [..]

Daily Market Comment – Caution sets in after Trump signals Hong Kong action

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 8:40 am GMT

Dollar firms as Trump hints at end-of-week response against China over Hong Kong But stocks mixed as US-China tensions fail to dent recovery optimism EU divisions resurface, put a brake on euro’s advances US preps Hong Kong sanctions: only Asia takes note Asian stocks were under pressure on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump gave his clearest signal yet that his administration is planning a response to China’s tightening of its grip on Hong Kong. In a White House press [..]

Daily Market Comment – Recovery hopes pull stocks higher as US-China row put aside

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 8:38 am GMT

Growth optimism drives equities higher as outlook brightens on lockdown easing Dollar slips on risk-on mood, pound and aussie shine But gold supported by lingering US-China tensions Stocks buoyed by economic reopening Global equities extended yesterday’s strong gains with Asian indices adding between 1-3% on Tuesday and European and US futures surging by 2%. The recovery theme continues to support risk assets as more businesses around the world are given the green light to reopen, fuelling hopes of a sustainable [..]

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