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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is likely to trade sideways

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is likely to trade sideways

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is likely to trade sideways While we indicated last Friday (22 Mar) that “in order to maintain the current momentum, EUR could not afford to ‘dither’ as it would greatly decrease the prospect for further EUR strength”, the subsequent large decline of more than -0.50% (NY close of 1.1313, -0.52%) came 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 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 […]

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

$GLD, $USD, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY What we have been seeing over the past few years is that confidence in government is fading and the price of Gold is rising. Some current examples The UK House of Commons voted 413-202 last week to delay Britain’s exit from the EU. Despite resounding defeats, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovery faces yearly open resistance at 1.1445

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovery faces yearly open resistance at 1.1445

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovery faces yearly open resistance at 1.1445 The Euro rally is now testing yearly open / slope resistance and leaves the immediate recovery vulnerable while below 1.1445. From a trading standpoint, we’re looking for signs of support while above 1.1232. If price has indeed turned a corner. That said, a break below […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited Outlook in EUR/USD remains unchanged. Further rise could be seen with 1.1294 minor support intact despite loss of upside momentum. But upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance to complete the corrective rebound from 1.1176. On the downside, below 1.1294 minor support will turn bias to the downside […]

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. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance EUR/USD’s rebound from 1.1176 could extend higher but it’s still viewed as a corrective move. Hence, upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance to bring down trend resumption. On the downside, below 1.1294 minor support will turn bias to the downside for 1.1176 low first. […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors are focused on macro data updates for short term profit opportunities

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors are focused on macro data updates for short term profit opportunities

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors are focused on macro data updates for short term profit opportunities Since trading session opened for the week in Pacific-Asian market hours, the pair has managed to hold on to steady upside price action and moved well near last week’s highs as the spread difference between 2-year US-Germany government bond yields […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance EUR/USD’s rebound from 1.1176 continued last week despite lost of upside momentum. No change in the view that it’s a corrective move. Hence, in case of another rise, upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance to bring down trend resumption. On the downside, below 1.1277 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) controlled by the Fibonacci level at 1.1327

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) controlled by the Fibonacci level at 1.1327

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) controlled by the Fibonacci level at 1.1327 Renewed concerns over Brexit are putting pressure on the Euro shortly after the U.S. opening. Earlier in the session, the single-currency hit its highest level since March 5, but there was no follow-through to the upside as traders began to square positions after the latest […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB interest rates likely to stay low in Europe

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB interest rates likely to stay low in Europe

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB interest rates likely to stay low in Europe The Euro may have rebounded during recent sessions but the outlook from a fundamental perspective remains decidedly uninspiring as the European Central Bank (ECB) appears to jettison its previous plan to withdraw the crutch of crisis-era easing.  The Euro has climbed back up to 1.1300 […]

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Brexit news provided the impetus for a bumpy ride for the European Indices and Sterling yesterday. A positive stance after news of concessions from the EU was quickly replaced by uncertainty and a swift move lower as legal opinion indicated that we were no nearer a path through the forest to a successful Brexit. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) traders await German data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) traders await German data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) traders await German data EUR/USD struggles around 1.1230 while heading towards European sessions on Monday. The pair fall short of extending Friday’s NFP-backed recovery as recent comments from the Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave little importance to the data miss. Monthly readings of German trade balance and industrial production could offer intermediate […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Searches for Support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Searches for Support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Searches for Support EUR/USD tumbles to fresh yearly lows as the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to implement another round of Targeted Long-Term Refinance Operations (TLTRO), and the exchange rate may continue to search for support over the coming days as clears the 2018-low (1.1216). The announcement suggests the ECB will continue to […]

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

$EUR FLASH: ECB will maintain current level of rates through the end of Y 2019 and launch new targeted longer-term refinancing operation (TLTRO-III) in September European Central Bank presented a huge set of monetary policy initiatives Thursday that sent economists and analysts on Twitter spinning. Below are some of their quick reactions as the EUR […]

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 […]

Brexit woes and upbeat USD to pressure Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X)

Brexit woes and upbeat USD to pressure Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X)

Brexit woes and upbeat USD to pressure Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) The EURUSD pair yesterday saw a bearish breakout in American market hours as upbeat US macro data underpinned US Dollar’s positive price action in the broad market. Despite Wall Street continuing to see some level of bearish price action, US Greenback remained unaffected as last […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) but at the 1.12 handle

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) but at the 1.12 handle The Euro rolled over a bit during the trading session on Monday, as the pair of shooting star candles foretold of selling pressure. That being the case, we will probably reach down towards the bottom of the overall consolidation area, which is closer to the 1.12 handle. Somewhere […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate closed the initial gap higher in early Monday trading, falling from the weekly open of $1.13825 to trade at $1.13503 – a March low – at the time of writing. For the single currency, […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March In the month ahead the early half of will focus on Sino-U.S. trade talk as US President Donald Trump gave contradicting comments in the last week of February. While he first tweeted trade talks were proceeding in a favorable direction, following the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) testing trend resistance set from January 2018 once again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) testing trend resistance set from January 2018 once again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) testing trend resistance set from January 2018 once again The Euro is once again testing resistance guiding the move lower from January 2018 against the US Dollar. The appearance of a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern hints that a turn lower may be brewing ahead. Support guiding the upswing form mid-February remains […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell EUR/USD is showing little movement in the Wednesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1404, up 0.10% on the day. On the release front, there are no major German or eurozone events. The U.S. posts minor manufacturing and housing reports, but the focus will be on Fed Chair […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate reached a two-week best over the course of Monday’s trading, with further gains possible according to some analysts. “Fed Chairman Powell is headed to Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify before Congress” notes Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rotates higher after false break lower

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rotates higher after false break lower

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rotates higher after false break lower The Euro-to-Dollar exchange rate is trading at 1.1345 at the start of the new week after rising over half a percent from the previous week. Although continued concerns over Eurozone growth weighed on the Euro it still outperformed the Dollar which fell even more sharply after […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB Minutes Show Bank’s Concerns, but Unlikely to Make Changes in March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB Minutes Show Bank’s Concerns, but Unlikely to Make Changes in March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB Minutes Show Bank’s Concerns, but Unlikely to Make Changes in March The release of the European Central Bank’s meeting minutes showed policymakers had growing concerns. However, it’s thought unlikely the central bank will blink at its March meeting and make any immediate changes to its monetary policy. It’s expected new projections […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bullish view put forward

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bullish view put forward

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bullish view put forward The inverse head-and-shoulders breakout seen in EUR/USD’s 4-hour chart validates the bullish view put forward by the falling channel breakout on Monday and represents a bearish-to-bullish trend change (transition from lower highs and lower lows to higher highs and higher lows).  As a result, the common currency 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 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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rebound Still Possible

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rebound Still Possible

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rebound Still Possible The Euro-to-Dollar exchange rate saw a mixed start to the weekly session, with the Fiber initially pushing higher to post a session best above $1.133 before declining. From an overnight low of ~$1.293, the cross was last seen edging higher at $1.13115. The data schedule for the USD remains […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rates Fall as Eurozone Economic Concerns Rise

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rates Fall as Eurozone Economic Concerns Rise

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Rates Fall as Eurozone Economic Concerns Rise The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate was hit several times this week, with disappointing economic data releases further exacerbating fears of a slowing Eurozone economy. The Euro started Monday subdued following the publication of the Irish construction PMI figures, which fell to 54.6. There […]

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 […]

Battle Between Dollar Bulls and Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bears

Battle Between Dollar Bulls and Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bears

Battle Between Dollar Bulls and Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bears The price action last week suggests investors are being a little tentative about buying strength. In three sessions out of five, the dollar index rallied to highs not touched since early December before closing lower. On Friday, the dollar index reached its highest level since April […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength Yesterday’s EUR/USD rally ended with a fresh push to $1.126, with further losses so far this morning. Below $1.121, the price will head towards possible support at $1.1116. The bearish short-term view remains until we see a higher high created, with the $1.134 level as a near-term target. Overall, 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 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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long?

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long?

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long? EUR/USD finally managed a substantial rally yesterday, moving off $1.126 and heading towards $1.134, but at present it looks like a lower high has been created. Further downside targets $1.126, and then to $1.1118. If bulls can hold the price above $1.126 and create a higher high, […]

Spain Revolts on Socialist Government

Spain Revolts on Socialist Government

Spain’s Parliament has rejected a 2019 budget proposal, marking a major blow to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and raising the prospect of a potential snap general election. A host of minority regional parties, including the Catalans, refused to support the crucial piece of legislation and voted against the proposal put forward by the socialist-led cabinet […]

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, […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction The price of EUR/USD continues to push lower, falling below $1.13 support and heading to the November low at $1.1215. Further declines bring $1.1118 into view. Since September, substantial rallies have met with trendline resistance, and any push back towards $1.143 could well meet the same fate. So far, no change […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short Last week, the Euro furthered weakness off confluent trend-line resistance. The move from resistance already has big support in view as the trading range remains quite narrow in historical terms. Only a small handful of times has the 6-month […]

Markets Look to US China Trade Deal

Markets Look to US China Trade Deal

With a March 1 deadline fast approaching, US and Chinese officials resume negotiations next week to prevent escalation of a trade dispute that has major implications for the global economy. China’s economy already has shown signs of slowing, while the trade war has shaken the confidence of US businesses, as retaliatory tariffs have raised prices […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels EUR/USD has been continuing its descent as we move through the week, with a break below $1.1434 and $1.1406 negating the previous creation of higher lows. That points towards further downside, even if we are in retracement mode. Watch out for the 61.8% or 76.4% Fibonacci levels to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains EUR/USD failed to really push on at the end of last week, with Friday’s rebound failing to gain enough traction to push the pair through the $1.1514 peak.That means we could be looking at a retracement, with the recent rally having moved into and reversed around the 76.4% Fibonacci […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with The Euro continues to be a difficult handle with volatility extremely low. The 3-month percentage range is the smallest it’s been since the doldrums of 2014. We may not be in for a massive move like the one that began then, but we are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent EUR/USD has been consolidating after Friday’s gains, with the pair in rebound mode from the critical $1.1301 support level. As mentioned yesterday, the 76.4% retracement level at $1.1299 points towards a potential that we are not rolling over after failing to create a new higher high. Instead, that could […]

Euro Will Tank as Germany Looks to Stimulate Europe

Euro Will Tank as Germany Looks to Stimulate Europe

Our target for the Euro over the next 2 years is parity to the USD. The EU have failed to recognize 1 simple fact, socialism does not work, and the people look set to pay a heavy price for the ignorance of their politicians. Germany will be left with the added burden of Merkel’s influx […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing higher after key support holds up

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing higher after key support holds up

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing higher after key support holds up EUR/USD managed to rebound from the $1.1301 support level on Thursday, with the pair driving higher since. While the wider creation of higher lows has been negated, last week’s drop took us into the 76.4% retracement of the $1.1215-$1.157 rally. Thus, there are arguments on both […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) looks to build on Friday gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) looks to build on Friday gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) looks to build on Friday gains Having rallied sharply on Friday, bouncing off the $1.13 level, the EUR/USD price is back inside the rising trend channel, and also back above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) of $1.139. Further gains target $1.1453, the 100-day SMA, and then on to $1.1554. Overall, the bias in […]

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 […]

Germany Struggles as EU Fails

Germany Struggles as EU Fails

German business confidence fell to a nearly three-year low in January, a closely-watched survey said Friday, in the latest sign of waning momentum in Europe’s top economy. The Munich-based Ifo institute’s monthly barometer slipped to 99.1 points from 101.0 in December, to hit its lowest level since February 2016. The decline was worse than analysts […]

The Never-ending Euro Crisis is the Price of Socialism and Mass Immigration

The Never-ending Euro Crisis is the Price of Socialism and Mass Immigration

The European Central Bank will “probably” downgrade its growth forecasts soon, a senior official said Friday, a day after the Frankfurt institution warned that economic risks to the euro area had worsened. “The near-term growth will probably be reduced in our forecast published in March,” Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Bloomberg […]

Brexit is On

Brexit is On

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday he believed the EU might compromise over a Brexit deal in a way that would persuade lawmakers in London to support it. “I don’t think the European Union is going to change its fundamental position around the backstop”, a controversial provision in the deal relating to Ireland, Hammond […]

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 […]

Europe is a Disaster

Europe is a Disaster

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday warned that risks to the eurozone economy were now tilted “to the downside”, acknowledging for the first time that waning global momentum was weighing on the region’s outlook. But he stressed the ECB had “not run out of” tools to tackle worsening headwinds, suggesting the bank was […]

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 […]

Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy Questions Europe’s Future

Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy Questions Europe’s Future

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the Italian people are questioning the validity and credibility of the European project without regarding its historical merits. “Our experience might be an indication of what Europe will look like tomorrow,” he says. “A sense of despair is spreading. Even the middle class is facing poverty. Everyone feels that […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) still in trend channel

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) still in trend channel

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) still in trend channel EUR/USD continues to cleave to the rising channel, although we have yet to see a significant bounce. Yesterday saw the index hold the $1.134 area. If this remains the case, the bullish view suggesting a bounce back towards $1.15 remains in place. A close below $1.134 brings horizontal support […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to channel support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to channel support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to channel support EUR/USD’s fall has continued, but it is now nearing the bottom-end of the rising channel. If a bounce from around these levels takes place, a higher low in the uptrend from November lows has been created. This might suggest a move back towards the top-end of the channel, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD FlatCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China’s state planner Tuesday warned that the downward pressure on the economy will affect China’s job market as falling factory orders point to a further drop in activity in coming months and […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) falls into Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) falls into Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) falls into Fibonacci support EUR/USD has dropped into the 76.4% retracement amid a sell-off that has brought us back into a crucial area of support. The wider trend highlights the creation of higher highs and higher lows, thus pointing towards a possible bullish reversal in the near future. With an ascending trendline further […]

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 […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tumbles into potential wider retracement

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tumbles into potential wider retracement

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tumbles into potential wider retracement EUR/USD fell below the $1.1422 mark, seemingly paving the way for a wider retracement for the pair. The break through $1.15 last week sparked a rise in the likeliness of an upside surge after this pullback. Despite us currently having broken into a lower low, we saw something […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path Having rallied to $1.155, the price of EUR/USD has weakened again, and so far this morning further downward pressure is developing. The previous two sessions saw the pair find support around $1.145, but if this is lost then the lows from a week ago at $1.143 come into play. […]

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 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support EUR/USD pulled back into the 76.4% retracement last week, with the price continuing to consolidate around that key support level. The ability to remain above that level is going to be crucial in determining where we go from here, for if we break below this $1.1456 support, it would […]

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