Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Market participants are keeping a close watch on the latest round of US-China trade negotiations, scheduled to start Thursday in Beijing, and the next BREXIT vote. British lawmakers will now vote on a range of BREXIT options Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally The Australian dollar has initially pulled back on Monday but found enough buying pressure underneath the turn things around and rally significantly. By doing so, the market looks as if it continues to see the same attitude overall, simply buying dips as they occur. That […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: A US trade delegation headed by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on 28-29 March which will be followed by a trip by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to Washington in early April. Concerns about a potential US […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: EU leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks’ reprieve, until 12 April, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels. A US trade delegation headed by […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness The Australian dollar initially rallied during the trading session on Thursday, showing signs of bullish pressure. However, we still have a lot of drama when it comes to the US/China situation, and therefore it’s likely that this pair will struggle as the Australian dollar will continue to be […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall Australia’s Westpac leading index came in flat in February, falling from an upwardly-revised +0.1% reading in January, despite firmer commodity prices. In addition, skilled vacancies in February fell 0.9% m/m, escalating January’s revised 0.5% decline. The Australian jobs markets has been one of the more robust parts of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers RBA’s pessimism and soft housing market data couldn’t disappoint Aussie buyers as risk sentiment remains strong. 0.7130/35 comprising 50-day SMA acts as immediate resistance contrast to 0.7050 support. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is taking the bids around 0.7100 versus the US Dollar (USD) during early Tuesday. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished higher last week on relatively low volatility. In the absence of major economic releases and central bank activity, traders had to rely on outside influences such as Brexit, U.S.-China trade relations and Chinese stimulus measures. Mixed U.S. economic […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: Data Friday showed US manufacturing output fell for a 2nd month running in February and factory activity in New York state hit near a 2 low this month, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in Q-1. In Asia Gold: Spot […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week AUD/USD stayed in consolidation above 0.7003 last week and outlook is unchanged. Initial bias remains neutral this week first. In case of another recovery, upside should be limited by 0.7121 minor resistance to bring fall resumption. On the downside, break of 0.7003 will resume the fall […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time It has been an eventful month for the Australian economy, with GDP and other key data surprising to the downside, and interest rate expectations shifting. Regardless, at USD0.7094, the Australian dollar is unchanged from USD0.7093 when our February Market Outlook went […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Flat Notes: The United States aims to cut Iran’s Crude exports by about 20% to below 1-M BPD from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid US sanctions, 2 sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Both sources said they were […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level The Australian dollar has pulled back just a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to hover above the crucial 0.70 level, an area that extends all the way down to the 0.68 level on the monthly chart as a major […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Down Notes: Gold scaled a near 2-week high Wednesday, after reclaiming the Key $1,300 mark in the prior session, as investors opted for the safe-haven precious Yellow metal after British lawmakers rejected an amended exit deal, while a weaker uSD lent further support. Washington could […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot The Australian Dollar slipped on Tuesday following yet more weak economic data, headlined by weaker business confidence. The index for that from National Australia Bank came in at 2 for February, below January’s 4. It was also the lowest print since the start […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated BREXIT deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a 3rd chance to endorse it. Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term The Australian Dollar is trading lower on Monday. There has been to follow-through to the upside following Friday’s potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom. Friday’s volatile price action was fueled by short-covering related to the mixed U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report. We could […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: Fed Chairman Powell said Friday that the central bank will be careful not to shock financial markets as it stabilizes its bond portfolio, saying that it does not see problems in the US economy that warrant an immediate change in its policy. Washington […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely The Australian dollar had an uneventful week, as AUD/USD continues to hover just above the round number of 70. There are only three events in the upcoming week.Here is an outlook for the highlights of this week and an updated technical analysis for AUD/USD. The RBA […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Falling, Stocks Up Notes: Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!” US jobs report […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019 The Australian Dollar recovered off earlier lows Thursday after official data revealed a sharp increase in the January trade surplus, which offered support to the Aussie even after other figures showed household spending growth was underwhelming early in the New […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Investors are looking ahead to the ECB’s board meeting Thursday. The ECB is expected to pare growth forecasts and give its strongest signal yet that more stimulus is coming in the form of more cheap loans. Washington could lift most or all […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report may produce a bearish reaction in AUD/USD as the growth rate is expected to increase 2.6% after expanding 2.8% per annum during the three-months through September. Evidence of a slowing economy may push the Reserve Bank […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he thought the United States and China were “on the cusp” of a deal to end their trade dispute, but President Trump will reject any deal that is not perfect. The WS-J reported Washington could lift […]

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure Recent comments from Governor Philip Lowe suggest the RBA will adopt a more dovish tone in 2019 as ‘available data suggest that the underlying trend in consumption is softer than it earlier looked to be,’ and the central bank may show a greater […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished sharply lower last week. The selling pressure was driven by a sharp rise in U.S. Treasury yields and weaker-than-expected domestic data. Comments were mixed over U.S.-China trade relations. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil UP, Stocks Up Notes: The WS-J reported Sunday Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold edged up Monday, after falling […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079 The Australian Dollar finished lower last week, pressured by a surge in U.S. Treasury yields. However, losses were dampened by the hope of a trade deal between the United States and China. Better-than-expected U.S. Gross Domestic Product data […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply A new report from three major financial institutions is suggesting that the Aussie economy could have more headwinds ahead, led by significant job losses. The reports from AMP, KPMG and UBS all point to major job losses in both the retail sector and construction. The reports point […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump wrapped up in Hanoi for 2nd Summit with Chairman Kim, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are optimistic on the progress mate. US and China have a deal in the works.President Trump extends deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold prices Thursday held near 2-week lows touched in the prior […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support near the 0.7050 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support near the 0.7050 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support near the 0.7050 level The Australian dollar has pulled back a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, testing the 50 day EMA. Quite frankly, if we can break down below the hammers from the previous two sessions, we could break down a bit further, something that I’m actually hoping to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of the House of representatives Wednesday. Will be the same as to the Senate. The Fed’s policy statements grew so complicated after the Great Recession that standard gauges of readability suggested people needed 4 years of university […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Flat, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Lower Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of Congress US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump in Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold seeing profit taking in here. Spot gold lost 0.1% to $1,326.36 oz US gold […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the rebound

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the rebound

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the rebound AUD/USD extends the rebound from late last week as the U.S. and China, Australia’s largest trading partner, appear to be on track to reach a trade deal, but the exchange rate may face range-bound conditions ahead of the next Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting on March 5 as […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Higher Notes: US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump on the way to Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday as USD fell Vs the RMB Yuan after President Trump said he would delay an increase […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is looking at a modest rise today

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is looking at a modest rise today

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is looking at a modest rise today The Federal Government and the mining industry have tried to play down the reports, while Chinese government spokesman say a ban is wrong, but add that there are delays because of unknown tests are being carried out. Rising optimism about the US-China trade talks […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Tumbles as Westpac Calls for Two Rate Cuts

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Tumbles as Westpac Calls for Two Rate Cuts

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Tumbles as Westpac Calls for Two Rate Cuts The week started with the minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia Monetary Policy meeting showing that the central bank saw “significant uncertainties” in the economy as property values took a nosedive. This opened the door to future rate cuts. Earlier in the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Dip Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines, the US and China have a deal in the works, as President Trump meeting China’s chief negotiator Vice Premier Liu Friday in Washington, DC. Growth in China’s new home prices fell to a 9-month low in January as broader economic weakness increasingly weighs […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggles going forward

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggles going forward

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) struggles going forward The Australian dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Thursday, but then rolled over at the 0.72 handle. By doing so, it looks very likely that we are going to continue to see struggles going forward, as the market has seen this area be the beginning […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China have a deal in the works meeting continue in Washington. Sentiment also got a lift after the Fed Wednesday affirmed it would be “patient” on further interest rate rises. In Asia Gold: Gold […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) significant support at the 0.7050

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) significant support at the 0.7050

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) significant support at the 0.7050 The Australian dollar has pulled back a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching down towards the 0.71 handle. At this point, there is significant support at the 0.7050 level that extends down to at least the 0.70 level. On the monthly chart, I see massive […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rates stabilized near previous support in the 0.7050 area

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rates stabilized near previous support in the 0.7050 area

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rates stabilized near previous support in the 0.7050 area AUD/USD is one of the best pairs to watch to gauge sentiment toward global trade. After a swooning on dovish RBA comments earlier this month, rates stabilized near previous support in the 0.7050 area. The pair has rallied 100 pips since then, and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominated headlines with a new round of negotiations between the United States and China expected in Washington on Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week. Comments from European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn on Sunday have triggered speculation the […]

Australian Economic Outlook

Australian Economic Outlook

The Year Ahead by Philip Lowe Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Thank you for the opportunity to address the National Press Club. It is an honour to have been invited. The media and the RBA have a special relationship. Most people in the community hear the RBA’s messages through the media. You report […]

Australian Dollar Outlook

Australian Dollar Outlook

Introduction RBA Financial Conditions and the Australian Dollar – Recent Developments Thanks to XE for the opportunity to be here in Melbourne to speak to you. A lot has happened in financial markets globally and in Australia since late last year. I thought it would be helpful to summarise the key developments, including revisions to […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks The Aussie extends recovery off 0.7054 base, boosted by fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks. Fresh extension higher cracked 0.7146 (Fibo 38.2% of 0.7295/0.7054) the lower boundary of strong resistance zone between 0.7146 and 0.7162 (consisting of Fibo barrier […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or not for rate hikes this year. There is also talk the Fed will keep a much larger balance sheet than previously planned. Financial markets are generally […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough The Australian Dollar rose Thursday as markets cheered fresh signs the White House could be willing to extend trade negotiations with China past a March 01 deadline, although new forecasts from UBS and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) suggest things are already about as good as they’ll get […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China, as the 2 countries work to hammer out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow 3 days of deputy-level meetings to work […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady, USD Higher, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the 2 countries seek to hammer out an agreement to resolve the trade dispute. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) dropped overnight to as low as 14.95, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting The Australian Dollar rose Tuesday as investors cheered an agreement struck overnight in Washington that will avert a second 2019 government shutdown, which has buoyed so-called risk assets including the Antipodean currency. President Donald Trump has secured partial funding for his proposed […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD HighersCrude Oil UpStocks Up In Asia Notes: Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer opened another round of trade talks in Beijing Monday to push for a deal to protect American IP, and avert a 2 March increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods. Gold: Gold prices steady Tuesday as investors kept a cautious stance ahead this round […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week The Australian dollar remains pressured following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) dovish shift last week. After starting the week at .7250, the AUD/USD ended it at .7088, representing a decline of 2.2%. It was the largest weekly decline in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

3$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold EasedUSD CautiousCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer open another round of trade talks in Beijing this week to push for a deal to protect American intellectual property and avert a 2 March increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods. Gold: Gold prices eased Monday as uncertainties around US-China trade tensions […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip The Australian dollar had its worst week since October, falling 2.2 percent. The Aussie has declined 2.5% in February, erasing most of the gains seen in January. We’ll get a look at business and consumer confidence, both of which are struggling. Here is an outlook for the highlights of this week […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD SteadyCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year Thursday, the EC sharply cut its forecasts for euro zone economic growth due to global trade tensions and a numberof domestic challenges. Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer are expected to kick off another round of trade talks in Beijing next week […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD UpCrude Oil DownStocks Up In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. Gold: Gold fell to a more than 1-week low Thursday, pressured by a stronger USD, but worries over slowing global […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible Philip Lowe told the National Press Club in Sydney on Wednesday, that the chance of the rate cut is more likely than it used to be, changing the RBA’s tone slightly. ‘Looking forward there are scenario where the outlook in the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Subdued In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. Gold: Gold prices held firm Wednesday after US President Trump, in his State of the Union speech, vowed to build […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields The main them of Monday’s session was broad based US dollar strength, helped by a lift in US bond yields despite another weak reading on US factory orders in November. “AUD/USD eased modestly in line with the stronger USD,” said Joseph Capurso, Senior […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold UpUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Higher In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. $VXX Gold: Gold rose Tuesday in thin trading as investors made purchases after prices touched 1-week lows Monday, but improved […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision The Australian Dollar fell into the new week Monday after surveys showed the jobs and housing markets struggling early in the New Year, just hours before the latest interest rate guidance is due from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Fresh […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Steady In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year Gold: Gold prices slipped Monday as risk aversion waned amid some signs of progress in US-China trade talks, while a firm USD kept bullion under pressure. Spot gold was down 0.4% at $1,313.01 oz by 0552 GMT US […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates The AUD/USD might have seen a bit of a resurgence in the last week or so, but there are rumblings that the RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD EasedCrude Oil SteadyStocks Up In Asia Gold: Gold fell Friday as investors sought riskier assets on optimism the United States and China ill reach a trade deal, although a pause in US interest rate hikes kept bullion on track for a 2nd weekly increase. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,316.95 oz at 0719 GMT. Prices […]

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up The US Federal Reserve’s January monetary policy statement was dovish and this provided further impetus to the Aussie dollar after release of the CPI data. The key words are as follows: ‘In light of global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures, the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD EasedCrude Oil UpStocks Up In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) held its policy-setting meeting and stood pat with a very dovish tone. Officials from Washington and Beijing have launch a new round of trade talks aimed at resolving their disputes. Gold: A surge in gold purchases by central banks to the highest […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone AUD/USD has been pushing upwards, with the pair rising into trendline resistance. The creation of a higher low this week provides half the bullish story, with a break through the $0.7204 resistance level providing confirmation of that bullish outlook. Look at the $0.7204-$0.7235 zone of resistance, where […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold HigherUSD EasedCrude Oil Off a BitStocks Flat to Little Change In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold its next policy-setting press conference on 30 January no hike expected. Officials from Washington and Beijing are set to launch a new round of trade talks on Wednesday aimed at resolving their disputes amid […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing little reaction to the NAB Business Confidence report

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing little reaction to the NAB Business Confidence report

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing little reaction to the NAB Business Confidence report The Australian Dollar is trading slightly higher early Tuesday, recovering from earlier weakness. Traders are showing little reaction to the NAB Business Confidence report which came in unchanged from the previous month at 3. There has also been little reaction to renewed […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil SteadyStocks Higher In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold it next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold price broke psyche resistance at 1300 oz Gold futures are hanging near 7-month highs at $1,302.2 oz. Spot gold was last at 1,304.19 after breaking above a the Key psych […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fails to hang onto gains

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fails to hang onto gains

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fails to hang onto gains The Australian dollar initially tried to rally for the Monday session, but we have turned around near the 0.72 level, which of course is a major round figure as of late and is the beginning of significant resistance extending to the 0.7250 level. Beyond that, the 200 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil downStocks Higher In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold it next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold prices held steady Monday, near a 7-month peak scaled in previous session, on hopes the Fed will keep interest rates unchanged during its 2-day policy meeting this week. Spot gold […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil UpStocks Rise In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Washington Thursday signaled it could impose sanctions on Venezuela’s Crude Oil exports as Caracas descends further into political and economic chaos. The US-China trade discussions will provide insight into how talks are […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of further weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of further weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of further weakness The Australian dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Thursday, and even pierced the 50 day EMA. By doing so, we rolled over and broke down below the 0.71 level during the day, showing signs of further weakness. However we have bounced just a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil DownStocks Rise In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China reported its lowest annual economic growth since Y 1990 and must stimulate, but its retail markets are expanding widely. China makes up 19% of the world’s economy, the slowdown this year […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) keeps on declining

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) keeps on declining

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) keeps on declining AUD/USD continued its downward move yesterday, providing further evidence that global risk appetite is waning. A rally off the lows yesterday is faltering at $0.714, creating a lower high. Further declines target $0.712 and then $0.709. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. The projected upper bound is: 0.72. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil UpStocks Off In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China reported its lowest annual economic growth since Y 1990 and must stimulate. Gold: Gold prices stood firm Wednesday on higher demand for safe-haven assets over concerns of slowing global economy and […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at risk of another break lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at risk of another break lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at risk of another break lower AUD/USD has been on the rise throughout the beginning of 2019, although the past week has seen the pair drift lower in what could be a topping pattern. The wider trend in AUD/USD is bearish, and thus until we break through the $7393 level, there is […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tone changed from short-term bullish to short-term bearish

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tone changed from short-term bullish to short-term bearish

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tone changed from short-term bullish to short-term bearish The tone changed from short-term bullish to short-term bearish last week when U.S. Treasury yields started to rise. This helped make the U.S. Dollar a more attractive investment. Yields are being boosted by increased demand for risky assets tied to the optimism over […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Firm Crude Oil Higher Stocks Up In Asia Notes: A report Thursday saying that Washington was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports buoyed financial markets, including Crude Oil. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Spot gold was set for its 5th straight […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) finds support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) finds support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) finds support The Australian dollar initially pulled back a bit during the trading session on Thursday, dipping slightly below the 50 day EMA. However, we bounced slightly, and I think this is indicative of what we are going to see, a slow and gentle grind lower. This isn’t necessarily an indictment on […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Firm Crude Oil Lower Stocks Mixed In Asia Notes: Spot gold is about to exit a Neutral range of $1,285-$1,299, and either rise to $1,311 or drop towards $1,268. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold has gained for 5 weeks running, but prices have been […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Westpac Consumer Sentiment shows deterioration in sentiment

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Westpac Consumer Sentiment shows deterioration in sentiment

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Westpac Consumer Sentiment shows deterioration in sentiment The Australian Dollar took a steep fall in the Westpac Consumer Sentiment index in its stride Wednesday but selling the Antipodean currency is still a “top ten” investment idea for the 2019 year, according to analysts at DBS Bank who see the Reserve Bank of Australia having to delay any […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73 The Australian Dollar mounted a spirited recovery after briefly spiking to a ten-year low against its US counterpart. The advance has paused to consolidate below minor resistance at 0.7247. A daily close above this barrier opens the door for a test of the December swing […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) this week. Monday, Citigroup (C) beat profit estimates. The bank’s shares rose 4.0% and bolstered the S&P financial […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy The Australian dollar eased on Monday as fresh concerns about the global economy resurfaced. The main theme of the session was a weak Chinese trade report for December with imports and exports suffering the largest year-ended decline since the second half of 2016, raising renewed concern about […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down The main trend is down according to the daily swing chart. However, momentum is trending higher. The main trend will change to up on a trade through .7247. The minor trend is up. This move triggered the shift in momentum to up. The main range is .7394 […]

The US Has the Strongest ‘Buck’ in about 30 Years

The US Has the Strongest ‘Buck’ in about 30 Years

$USD USD is at its strongest mark in 30 years, according to the Economist newspaper’s January 2019 “Big Mac Index.” The newspaper’s “lighthearted guide to exchange rates” measures the purchasing power of currencies against each other. The gauge also compares the prices of McDonald’s hamburger, the Big Mac, in different countries with the actual exchange rate between […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Friday as USD retreated on expectations the Fed will pause interest rate hikes if the US economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the US-Chinatrade talks. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,293.55 oz as at 0604 GMT, heading […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advances on rivals after China notes trade war “progress”

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advances on rivals after China notes trade war “progress”

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advances on rivals after China notes trade war “progress” The Australian Dollar was rose broadly Thursday in response to claims the U.S. and China are moving close toward a deal that will end the “trade war” between the two, which came ahead of retail sales figures for November. Chinese officials said […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Thursday as expectations that the Fed will pause its rate tightening cycle this year. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,295.84 oz as of 0556 GMT, hanging near Friday’s at $1,298.42, a mark last seen in mid-June 2018. US gold futures gained […]

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