Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Declining In Asia Gold: Gold prices up Tuesday in Asia as the USD fell. Gold futures for February delivery on the COMEX division of the New York Merc traded 0.3% higher at $1,252.70 oz by 1:24 AM EST (05:24 GMT).  The precious Yellow metal marked its biggest weekly gainer since August last week. Technically, the break of $1,250 […]

US, China Map the Path to Trade Dispute Resolution

US, China Map the Path to Trade Dispute Resolution

 China and the United States discussed the road map for the next stage of their trade talks early Tuesday, during a telephone call between Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. This month in Argentina, Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a truce that delayed the planned […]

President Trump, “I want a trade deal good for US, China and Global Growth”

President Trump, “I want a trade deal good for US, China and Global Growth”

President Donald Trump wants to a trade deal that will be good for the United States, China, and global growth, White House Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett said Monday.  The stock market responded, bouncing off its lows. “If a country came to the US right now and offered Zero tariffs, Zero non-tariff barriers, full […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Mixed Asian Stocks Declining In Asia Gold: Gold prices are up Monday in Asia on a softer USD, gold for February delivery on the COMEX division of the New York Merc traded 0.2% higher at $1,254.75 oz by 1:24a EST (05:24 GMT).  Gold prices were near at their highest level since July on Friday and notched up […]

China, “US Should Withdraw Arrest Warrant for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

China, “US Should Withdraw Arrest Warrant for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told US  Ambassador Terry Branstad that the United States has made an “unreasonable demand” on Canada to detain Ms. Meng while she was passing through Vancouver, China’s Foreign Ministry said. “The actions of the US seriously violated the lawful and legitimate rights of the Chinese citizen, and by their […]

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou bail hearing underway in Vancouver The White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that he does not see the controversy surrounding China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (a private company) spilling into the trade talks between the United States and China. […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future $TSLA, $GM, $F, $VLKAY, $HMC, $TM China is Key to Tesla’s future, and so it is not surprising that the US-China trade dispute is hitting the company hard. China is Tesla’s largest market outside the US, accounting for about 10% of total revenue in the 1st 3-Q’s […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold is higher Thursday as growing risk aversion weighed on USD Spot gold up 0.2% at $1,239.86 oz as of 0429 GMT US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,244.9 oz. Note: Technicals; Spot gold may test resistance at $1,245 oz Markets are […]

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal $USO, $SOY, $UNG Wednesday, China expressed confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States. The remarks by the Chinese Commerce Ministry from Beijing followed Presidents Trump and Xi declaring a truce in the trade dispute at a meeting in Argentina Saturday evening. […]

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Dipped USD Up Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices dipped Wednesday, retreating from a more than 5-week high marked in Tuesday’s session. Spot gold was off 0.3% at $1,234.71 oz, as of 0422 GMT US gold futures were down 0.5% at $1,240.2 oz. Gold is mainly […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA extended its record-breaking run

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA extended its record-breaking run

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA extended its record-breaking run The Australian and New Zealand Dollars are trading higher on Tuesday, following the release of the RBA Rate Statement. At 0349 GMT, the AUD/USD is trading .7369, up 0.0011 or +0.15% and the NZD/USD is at .6961, up 0.0032 or +0.45%. The Reserve Bank of Australia […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish Australian shares closed lower on Tuesday, wiping most of the gains from the previous session as investor sentiment on global trade turned bearish. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 58.1 points, or 1 per cent, to 5713.1 while the broader All Ordinaries slid 58.8 points, or […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) questions remain about the details of the trade agreement

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) questions remain about the details of the trade agreement

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) questions remain about the details of the trade agreement Stocks in Asia mostly slipped on Tuesday amid uncertainty about the future of U.S.-China trade relations. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell by 2.39 percent to close at 22,036.05 while the Topix index shed 2.36 percent to 1,649.20 by the end of […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falls sharply

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falls sharply

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falls sharply The USD/JPY pair has been hit by heavy selling, having been unable to move above ¥114.00 over the past month. The next area of support is around ¥112.30, the late November lows. Below this is the October low around ¥111.65. Any break higher requires a daily close above trendline resistance from […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity Singapore shares slid on Tuesday, one of the worst performing markets in Asia, amid concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity and as doubts shrouded U.S.-China trade truce. Malaysia stocks also declined. The Straits Times Index ended 0.7% lower at 3167.79. Yangzijiang […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) an inverted U.S. yield curve raised concerns about a possible recession

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) an inverted U.S. yield curve raised concerns about a possible recession

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) an inverted U.S. yield curve raised concerns about a possible recession Asian shares fell on Tuesday as a relief rally petered out amid rising doubts over whether China and the United States will be able to resolve trade differences. An inverted U.S. yield curve also raised concerns about a possible […]

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

China announced Tuesday stiffer punishments for serious infringers of intellectual property — including barring them from buying real estate or going on expensive holidays — as Washington clamours for action on the issue following a trade war truce. The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s state planner, along with 37 government departments, released a joint […]

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details The Trump Administration expects immediate action by China on trade issues after a deal reached by the countries’ leaders, including lower tariffs on automobiles and measures against intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, a White House official said Monday. US President Donald […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November A Barometer of Singapore’s electronics manufacturing activity dipped into contractionary territory for the first time in more than two years in November, as US-China trade tensions and the peaking of the global semiconductor cycle weighed on sentiment. The latest electronics sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) extended […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) 90-day trade war truce

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) 90-day trade war truce

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) 90-day trade war truce Stocks listed in mainland China and Hong Kong rose on Monday after Chinese president Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, reached an agreement over the weekend to de-escalate the US-China trade war. On the mainland, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose by 2.6 per […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) expected to move higher to 0.7410

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) expected to move higher to 0.7410

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) expected to move higher to 0.7410 We have held the same view since last Thursday (29 Nov, spot at 0.7305) wherein the “the prospect of 0.7199 as a short-term bottom is quite high). We added, “confirmation of a short-term bottom is only upon a clear break above 0.7335/40”. AUD blast past […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expected to trade sideways for now

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expected to trade sideways for now

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expected to trade sideways for now We expected USD to “edge lower” since last Thursday (29 Nov, spot at 113.55) but it traded in a quiet manner and closed at about the same level on Thursday (113.47) and Friday (113.46). The mild downward momentum has eased and USD is still likely […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit  Australian markets have rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit over the weekend. US President Donald Trump agreed to hold off for three months — until March 1 — […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) temporary pause on escalating the ongoing trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) temporary pause on escalating the ongoing trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) temporary pause on escalating the ongoing trade war Stocks in Asia saw gains on Monday after Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a temporary trade truce between the United States and China. The mainland Chinese markets, closely watched as a result of Beijing’s ongoing trade spat with […]

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Falls Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Up Notes: China and the United States agreed during a weekend meeting in Argentina of the G-20 not to impose additional trade tariffs for at least 90 days while the pair hold talks to resolve existing dispute between the […]

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SOY FLASH: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that China has agreed ‘to reduce and remove’ 40% tariffs on cars from the United States. Futures on the DJIA are currently up 488 points after Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries Malaysia shares fell Friday capping quarterly earnings reporting seasons amid wild swings in commodity prices and heightened caution ahead of G-20 summit this weekend. Singapore stocks rose. The FBM KLCI ended 1% lower at 1679.86, dragging the monthly loss at 1.7%. Most sectors in Malaysia […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) overtakes Japan as the world’s 2nd biggest economy

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) overtakes Japan as the world’s 2nd biggest economy

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) overtakes Japan as the world’s 2nd biggest economy When it comes to paying up for the world’s common causes, like human rights, open-source research, climate change, ravages of war and famine in faraway countries, China likes to stress that as a poor country it lacks the means and urgencies […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has entered a period of tighter credit

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has entered a period of tighter credit

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has entered a period of tighter credit Australia has entered a period of tighter credit, as regulators look to bring down reliance on the housing market. The Royal Commission has made this scenario worse, as banks under intense spotlight retreat from the public eye. Australians have considerable wealth stored in housing […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) may continue to consolidate

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) may continue to consolidate

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) may continue to consolidate  USD/JPY marks another failed attempt to test the 2018-high (114.55)as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell tames speculation for an extended hiking-cycle,and the dollar-yen exchange rate may continue to consolidate ahead of the next interest rate decision on December 19 as it preserves the range for November. The reaction […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Higher Australian shares are set to open higher before a huge week of local data including third quarter growth statistics on Wednesday. Ahead of the GDP report however is tomorrow’s RBA policy meeting. ASX futures were 25 points higher over the weekend. Today the focus is likely to be […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.58%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors remain wary ahead of the upcoming G20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors remain wary ahead of the upcoming G20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors remain wary ahead of the upcoming G20 meeting China shares rose on Thursday morning on hopes for policy support and as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made comments interpreted as a dovish shift, but investors remain wary ahead of the upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina. At the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) strong gains against most major currencies

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) strong gains against most major currencies

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) strong gains against most major currencies The Australian dollar surged on Wednesday as doubts about the pace of rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve resurfaced. After doing very little for the majority of the session, the AUD/USD jackknifed higher in North American trade, fueled by remarks from US Federal Reserve […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gives back gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gives back gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gives back gains After falling sharply, USD/JPY may try to rebound, but it will need to recover ¥113.60 otherwise a more bearish view begins to emerge. Below ¥113.20 the price heads towards ¥112.40. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. The projected upper bound is: 114.56. The projected lower bound is: 112.30. The […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce Asian markets mostly saw moderate gains yesterday, as the latest positive turn in the Trump-Xi dalliance gave stocks a mild mid-week boost. Singapore stocks ended higher with the Straits Times Index rising 4.08 points, or 0.1 per cent to 3,094.48. Gainers outnumbered losers 225 to 146, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak sentiment ahead of G20 meeting

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak sentiment ahead of G20 meeting

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak sentiment ahead of G20 meeting China’s stock markets fell on Thursday as fragile investor sentiment shattered earlier gains, and as trading volumes remained lighter than average ahead of a widely anticipated meeting between the U.S. and Chinese presidents this weekend. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was 1.4 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping Asia markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after a cautious start as investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week. The mainland Chinese markets […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Claws Back Losses as Iron Ore Prices Rise

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Claws Back Losses as Iron Ore Prices Rise

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Claws Back Losses as Iron Ore Prices Rise The Australian Dollar US Dollar (AUD/USD) exchange rate has been volatile over the past twenty-four hours, and is currently trading at a rate of $0.7234 with the ‘Aussie’ making an attempt to push back against the ‘Greenback’. Tuesday saw iron ore spot markets […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) all eyes on G20 summit

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) all eyes on G20 summit

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) all eyes on G20 summit China’s main stock market indexes rebounded on Wednesday morning amid hopes that government support for the market could begin to bear fruit, but all eyes remain focused on the upcoming G20 summit for signs of easing trade war tensions. At the midday break, China’s blue-chip […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) traders bank on the chance of a US-China trade detente from the G20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) traders bank on the chance of a US-China trade detente from the G20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) traders bank on the chance of a US-China trade detente from the G20 meeting The Hang Seng Index rose 1.3 per cent and the Shanghai Composite Index added 1.1 per cent for the first gain in five days. Tencent Holdings gained the most in almost two weeks in Hong […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) under selling pressure and drops to 113.70

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) under selling pressure and drops to 113.70

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) under selling pressure and drops to 113.70 The pair has now faded the earlier spike to multi-day highs in the 113.90 area and it has returned to the 113.70 region, turning negative for the day. The now bearish performance in spot follows the drop in yields of the key US 10-year […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs Local shares snapped four days of gains yesterday after fresh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs on Chinese imports spooked investors. The cautious mood sent the Straits Times Index (STI) […]

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Lower US Dollar Steady Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Subdued In Asia Gold: Gold prices were flat Wednesday pressured by a robust USD after 1 senior Fed official reaffirmed the need for a further increase in interest rates while another made a case for no more interest rate hikes […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks drop as concerns about trade war resurface

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks drop as concerns about trade war resurface

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks drop as concerns about trade war resurface Stocks in Hong Kong and China both fell on Tuesday on concerns that the world’s two largest economies will fail to reach any agreement on resolving the trade war at the G20 summit later this week. China stocks were mixed after the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism The Singapore stock market has moved higher in four straight sessions, advancing almost 65 points or 2.1 percent along the way. The Straight Times Index now rests just above the 3,090-point plateau and it’s got another green light again on Tuesday. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors mulled the pending G-20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors mulled the pending G-20 meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors mulled the pending G-20 meeting The Hong Kong Hang Seng Index traded evenly and fell slightly on Tuesday, shrugging off positive Wall Street cues as investors mulled the pending G-20 meeting and the prospects for higher interest rates in the US. President Donald Trump is expected to meet […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT, Telecoms Services and Financials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.00%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (AX:APT), which […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives The dollar continues to find its feet, with a sustained pickup in USD/JPY over the past week. Gains yesterday stalled at ¥113.64, but above here the ¥114.00 area comes into view, followed by the peak from October at ¥114.50. Dips towards ¥113.00 would still be potential buying opportunities. Overall, the bias […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions The Australian sharemarket surrendered most of the low-volume gains made late last week after US stocks fell on Friday and tumbling commodity prices saw heavy selling of resource stocks. Major-bank bargain hunting halved early losses on the S&P-ASX 200 index to 0.4 per cent […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) inflation indicators next

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) inflation indicators next

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) inflation indicators next The Japanese yen has ticked higher in the Monday session. In North American trade, USD/JPY is trading at 113.46, up 0.45% on the day. On the release front, Japanese Flash Manufacturing PMI dipped to 51.8, shy of the estimate of 53.0. This marked a 4-month low. Later in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) economic weaknesses dampen investor appetite

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) economic weaknesses dampen investor appetite

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) economic weaknesses dampen investor appetite China stocks shed early gains to end lower on Monday as investors weighed the confluence of risks in the upcoming U.S.-China trade talks, Chinese economy and global oil prices. Financials were the outliers, anchoring the market and steadying the major indices. At close, the Shanghai […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggled to stay above the 0.7250 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggled to stay above the 0.7250 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggled to stay above the 0.7250 level The Australian dollar kicked off the week very positively, breaking towards the 0.73 level. However, by the time the Americans came on board it was already rolling over and showing signs of exhaustion above the 0.7250 level. Because of this, I think it’s only […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) crucial week in the future of the trade war between Beijing and Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) crucial week in the future of the trade war between Beijing and Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) crucial week in the future of the trade war between Beijing and Washington Chinese stocks slumped into the weekend Friday, ahead of a crucial week in the future of the trade war between Beijing and Washington. The Shanghai Composite, China’s benchmark share index, dropped just shy of 2.5% of its […]

Australia: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retreated from the highs as global stock markets were on the back foot

Australia: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retreated from the highs as global stock markets were on the back foot

Australia: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retreated from the highs as global stock markets were on the back foot The Australian dollar retreated from the highs as global stock markets were on the back foot once again. Capital expenditure, Chinese PMI’s, and the G-20 meetings stand out. Here are the highlights of the week and an updated technical […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 3,134.76. The projected lower bound is: 2,967.05. The projected closing price is: 3,050.90. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mixed performance expected

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mixed performance expected

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mixed performance expected The Dollar/Yen put in a mixed performance last week before closing higher. The price action was a little skewed last week due to thin trading conditions because of bank holidays in the United States and Japan. The Forex pair started the week under pressure as investors continued to […]

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Off Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held recent gains in early Asian trade Friday on lingering doubts over the pace of rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, putting the precious Yellow metal on track for a 2nd straight weekly […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower Australian shares rebounded from a 21-month low and ended a four-day losing streak on Thursday, as lithium miners and major banks led the market higher. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 48.5 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5691.3 while the broader All Ordinaries advanced 48.2 points, or 0.8 per […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher Singapore stocks closed the session slightly higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index rising 2.73 points, or 0.1 per cent to 3,041.38. Losers outnumbered gainers 193 to 170, after about 1.22 billion shares worth S$669.8 million changed hands. The most actively traded counter was Rich Capital, which fell 12.5 per […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) quiet day expected

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) quiet day expected

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) quiet day expected The Australian dollar rebounded on Wednesday after a shellacking a session earlier, helped by an improvement in investor risk appetite. Light volumes and position squaring ahead of Thanksgiving in the States largely explain the move given an absence of major news during the session. After beginning trade at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off The Australian share market has dived to near two-year lows amid a global stock sell-off, with energy and mining stocks bleeding red and the banks also suffering in early trade. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 63.5 points, or 1.12 per cent, to 5,608.3 at 1030 AEDT on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) howing signs of decoupling from US counterparts

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) howing signs of decoupling from US counterparts

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) howing signs of decoupling from US counterparts Stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong reversed earlier losses to close higher on Wednesday, shrugging off an overnight rout in US shares. They bucked declines elsewhere in Asia that took their cues from a sell-off in the US, as traders re-assessed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start A steep fall in US stocks for the second straight day on renewed global growth concerns does not bode well for domestic stocks, which stare at a gap-down opening on Wednesday. The only silver lining is the 6 per cent plunge in crude prices overnight, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retraces into Fibonacci support after recent breakout

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retraces into Fibonacci support after recent breakout

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retraces into Fibonacci support after recent breakout AUD/USD is turning higher from the 76.4% retracement, following a recent breakout through $0.7315 resistance. That break negates the wider bearish outlook, pointing towards a potential period of upside. With that in mind, the respect of the 76.4% retracement level at $0.7205 points towards a […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) showing signs of decoupling from US counterparts

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) showing signs of decoupling from US counterparts

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) showing signs of decoupling from US counterparts Stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong reversed earlier losses to close higher on Wednesday, shrugging off an overnight rout in US shares. They bucked declines elsewhere in Asia that took their cues from a sell-off in the US, as traders […]

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Off a Bit US Dollar Gains Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices dropped a bit Wednesday, as USD got a boost from safe-haven demand on heightened risk aversion. Spot gold dipped 0.1% to $1,219.96 oz at 0122 GMT US gold futures were down 0.1% at […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are cautious ahead of Trump-Xi meet

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are cautious ahead of Trump-Xi meet

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are cautious ahead of Trump-Xi meet Chinese stocks were the world’s worst performers Tuesday, falling the most this month, and Hong Kong’s November rebound came unstuck. The CSI 300 Index slid 2.3 percent, with technology shares leading declines after another sell-off in the U.S. That also dragged on Hong […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower ASX futures pointing notably lower. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day down by a sizeable 1.1% or 63 points on Wednesday. This follows another disappointing night of trade on Wall Street which late in the session sees the Dow […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) concerns over the economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) concerns over the economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) concerns over the economy The Australian Dollar retreated from three-month highs Tuesday after a sell-off in international stocks that sent a frosty wind through currency markets. Stock markets in the U.S. and Asia slumped late in the Monday session after the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market index posted […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower Singapore shares opened lower on Tuesday morning (Nov 20), with the Straits Times Index down 32.99 points, or 1.08 per cent, to 3,032.08, after Wall Street stocks sank on Monday. At 9.04am, losers outnumbered gainers by 97 to 24, with about 39.2 million shares worth $71.7 million […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bears take charge

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bears take charge

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bears take charge USD/JPY has continued to decline, and a small rally towards ¥112.60 has been met with fresh selling. Unless the price recovers the ¥113.40 level, then any rally looks to be a selling opportunity. The next levels to watch on the downside include ¥111.82 and then ¥111.38. Overall, the bias […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) uncertainty continues to swirl around the dispute

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) uncertainty continues to swirl around the dispute Chinese stocks were the world’s worst performers Tuesday, falling the most this month, and Hong Kong’s November rebound came unstuck. The CSI 300 Index slid 2.3 percent, with technology shares leading declines after another sell-off in the U.S. That also dragged on […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) global uncertainties on trade and Brexit

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) global uncertainties on trade and Brexit

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) global uncertainties on trade and Brexit Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Monday as ongoing tensions between the United States and China continued to weigh on investor sentiment. Chinese mainland markets traded higher: The Shanghai composite gained 0.91 percent to close at around 2,703.51 while the Shenzhen composite […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 29.07 or 0.95% higher at 3,083.60. The top active stocks were DBS, which advanced 0.17%, Singtel, which grew 0.03%, UOB, which climbed 0.19%, OCBC, which rose 0.10%, and ComfortDelGro, with a 0.02% […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaks through key resistance level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaks through key resistance level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaks through key resistance level AUD/USD has managed to break through a crucial area of resistance, with the rally above $0.7315 pointing towards an end to the downtrend in play throughout 2018 so far. With that in mind, further upside looks likely, with a bullish short-term outlook in play unless we see […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Property developers and financial firms lift China shares

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Property developers and financial firms lift China shares

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Property developers and financial firms lift China shares Property developers and financial firms lifted China’s main stock indexes on Monday as the government continues to roll out policy measures to support markets, and amid growing expectations of more loose policy to come. At the close of trade, the Shanghai Composite […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector Australian shares opened the week lower on Monday as the latest round of the banking royal commission weighed the finance sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 36.9 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 5693.7 while the broader All Ordinaries Index closed 36.4 points, or 0.6 per cent, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance at 113.10

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance at 113.10

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance at 113.10 The Japanese yen has posted slight losses in the Monday session. In North American trade, USD/JPY is trading at 112.48, down 0.32% on the day. On the release front, Japan’s trade surplus rose to JPY 0.30 trillion, lower than the estimate of JPY 0.48 trillion. There are no […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal Singapore stocks ended higher on the last trading day of the week, with the Straits Times Index gaining one per cent, or 29.07 points, to 3,083.6 on Friday’s close. The field was roughly evenly matched, with 181 gainers to 193 losers, as some 850.4 million […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again USD/JPY continues to weaken, and we look for further declines towards the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at ¥112.76. Rallies have been sold into over the past few days, but a rebound above ¥113.64 would be bullish in the near term. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher The Australian share market is expected to start the trading week higher, after an encouraging end to the latest session on Wall Street. But the market is likely to be volatile in the week ahead as uncertainty remains around a number of global issues, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slowdown in growth

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slowdown in growth

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slowdown in growth ‘China wants a deal’: Trump: President Donald Trump said he is optimistic about resolving the US trade dispute with China after receiving a response to his demands from Beijing. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index was up 0.3 per cent at 26,183.53 on Friday, and […]

UnionPay Expand in Asia

UnionPay Expand in Asia

Sri Lanka has become a new market where UnionPay is rolling out its mobile payment service. After the launch of UnionPay QuickPass service in the country this August, UnionPay QR code payment service will be accepted soon. Today, UnionPay International (UPI) announced its collaboration with Cargills Group, the largest Retail & FMCG group in Sri […]

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Higher US Dollar Down Crude Oil Rise a Bit Friday Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Friday, having hit a 1-week high earlier in the session, as investors sought safe-haven assets on fears of a chaotic departure for Britain from the EU aka BREXIT. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher Singapore stocks finished 0.4 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 11.34 points to 3,054.53. Gainers outnumbered losers 222 to 170, as some 1.91 billion shares worth S$1.06 billion in total changed hands. The most actively traded counter was Genting Singapore, which rose S$0.025 to S$0.950 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rise on hopes for trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rise on hopes for trade talks China stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Mobile and Software & Computer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite gained 1.36%, while the SZSE Component index gained 1.18%. The best […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sweeps higher after solid labour market report draws bid

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sweeps higher after solid labour market report draws bid

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sweeps higher after solid labour market report draws bid The Australian Dollar swept higher against all rivals Thursday after official data showed the Antipodean labour market going from strength-to-strength in October, but some analysts are warning that things might already be about as good as they are likely to get for […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) falters again USD/JPY continues to weaken, and we look for further declines towards the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at ¥112.76. Rallies have been sold into over the past few days, but a rebound above ¥113.64 would be bullish in the near term. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By the […]

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