Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rebounds of down-trend resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rebounds of down-trend resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rebounds of down-trend resistance Euro reversed off downtrend resistance against the US Dollar last week with decline now testing monthly open support. The immediate focus is on a breakout of last week’s range – these are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the EUR/USD price chart. Technical Outlook In this month’s Euro Weekly Price Outlook we noted […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Spikes, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil spikes after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares President Trump said the US is “locked & loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil production facilities Gold rallies as […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Avoids Losses despite ECB Easing Measures

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Avoids Losses despite ECB Easing Measures

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Avoids Losses despite ECB Easing Measures Both the Euro and US Dollar were fairly volatile last week, driven by shifts in global trade sentiment as well as the latest central bank news and speculation, but the Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate ultimately closed the week fairly closely to its opening […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB announcement came out with the interest rate cut and of course the bond buyback program starting back up

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB announcement came out with the interest rate cut and of course the bond buyback program starting back up

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB announcement came out with the interest rate cut and of course the bond buyback program starting back up The Euro went back and forth wildly during the trading session on Thursday, as the European Central Bank announced that they were cutting rates and that of course have decided to buy unlimited bonds. […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Bears ease grip on most Asian currencies as trade worries fade Asian stocks at 6-wk highs as trade dispute gloom lifts before ECB meet Crude Oil gains on hopes for US-China trade dispute thaw Gold slips as trade […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices up after bigger-than-expected fall in Us stockpiles Rising bond yields support value stocks ahead of central bank meetings Gold prices snap 4-day losing streak and focus on ECB meet USD steady as traders await Thursday’s […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil hits 6-wk highs on hopes of extended OPEC output cuts Asian stocks mostly weaker on steep Chinese factory price declines Gold hits 4-wk low as stimulus hopes, trade optimism boost risk-on mode JPY, CHF fall as […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) higher which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) higher which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) higher which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility The Euro is trading higher against the U.S. Dollar but inside last Thursday range, which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. The single currency could remain rangebound until Thursday when the European Central Bank releases its interest rate decision and monetary policy decision. Investors […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks gain as soft data lift stimulus hopes Crude Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue Gold inches higher, improved risk appetite caps gains USD was capped as US yields came off 2-week highs […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) downtrend to probably continue

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) downtrend to probably continue

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) downtrend to probably continue The Euro-to-Dollar rate is trading at around 1.1024 at the start of what promises to be a busy week for the pair owing to a crucial decision at the European Central Bank. While the ECB should provide volatility on Thursday, our technical studies of the charts are showing the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises, set for weekly gainer Asia shares rise on trade disputes hopes .DXY Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies was little changed Investors took profits in gold Thursday Gold: Gold retreated Thursday as investors booked […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices rise after US confirms trade talks with China to re-start. Gold eases as equities gain on BREXIT, Hong Kong progress. Asian shares up as BREXIT, Hong Kong progress lifts sentiment. Trade talk plans cheer […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices recover some, but economic concerns weigh Asia stocks bounce, Chinese lead Gold, silver surge after weak US data compounds slowdown fears USD is being seen as a safe-haven asset Gold: Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Eases , USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices mixed as market eyes trade dispute Gold prices ease as firmer USD weighs Stocks hurt by trade tensions USD up, GBP hurt by BREXIT uncertainty Gold: Gold prices fell Tuesday as USD gained, making the […]

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy

The widespread acceptance of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency would pose a threat to monetary policy in the EU, according to one board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Yves Mersch. He said on Monday that “Depending on Libra’s level of acceptance and on the referencing of the euro in its reserve basket, it could reduce the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil set for biggest weekly gainer since July JPY is the best performer among major currencies this month, rising 2.2% so far. Asian shares at 1-week highs Gold: Gold extended losses Friday and was set to […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up , USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices drop on concern over US economy Bonds reign supreme, equities struggle on recession, BREXIT fears Gold prices marked gains Thursday against the backdrop of recession fears USD flat to unchanged Gold: The precious metal markets […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines JPY rises as traders temper optimism over US-China trade deal Asia stocks climb as trade war fears ebb Crude Oil up as US-China trade comments calm markets Gold little changed as traders seek clarity Gold: Gold prices were largely […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Just in: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the US through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict. China’s Top trade negotiator, was speaking at […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines USD steps up before Powell, Kiwi jumps on […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) central bankers from around the world are discussing monetary policy, will have a massive effect on where things go next

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) central bankers from around the world are discussing monetary policy, will have a massive effect on where things go next

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) central bankers from around the world are discussing monetary policy, will have a massive effect on where things go next The Euro went back and forth during trading on Thursday as we continue to see a lot of noise just below the 1.11 handle. That being the case it looks as if the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continue to see the 1.11 EUR level attract a lot of attention

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continue to see the 1.11 EUR level attract a lot of attention

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continue to see the 1.11 EUR level attract a lot of attention The Euro has gone back and forth during the trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to see the 1.11 EUR level attract a lot of attention. Ultimately, this is a market that remains negative longer term, so I look at […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Up Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a Group of Seven summit this weekend for clues on what additional […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for return back down to 2019 lows

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for return back down to 2019 lows

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for return back down to 2019 lows The Euro-to-Dollar rate is trading at around 1.1088 at the start of the new week, after falling 0.97% in the week before. Studies of the charts are showing the short-term trend has flipped again and probably begun to decline, and this suggests more downside […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks advance as China’s rate adjustment improves investor mood Crude Oil prices climb after Saudi oilfield attack Gold prices dip on firmer USD and equities Gold: Gold prices dipped Monday on a stronger USD, and a recovery in […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears The US Dollar (USD) also began the week down against many of its peers as US-China trade tensions weighed on sentiment in the ‘Greenback’. Economists at Goldman Sachs also commented that the US economy could face a recession if the superpowers fail to concede […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises as US retail sales ease recession fears Asia stocks up in stimulus speculation Gold heads for 3rd weekly gainer on trade, growth concerns Dollar index higher Gold: Gold prices dipped Friday but were headed for […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading near weekly lows as the ECB might be getting ready for more stimulus

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading near weekly lows as the ECB might be getting ready for more stimulus

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading near weekly lows as the ECB might be getting ready for more stimulus On the daily time-frame, the common currency is trading in a bear trend below the main daily simple moving averages (DSMAs). Earlier in the New York session, the US Retail Sales Control Group came in better-than-expected at 1% […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate has had a turbulent few sessions to say the least with price action – albeit confined to a $1.116 to $1.124 range – choppy over the last week amid mixed economic signals from both the US and Eurozone […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian stocks like President Trump’s delay of some China tariffs Crude Oil prices fall as China economic data disappoints Gold prices slip, President Trump’s trade concession boosts equities USD’s advance stalled as the sharp rise in US yields […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead German services PMI slowed to 54.5 in July, down from 55.8 a month earlier. The eurozone indicator also lost ground, falling from 53.6 to 53.2. Germany’s industrial numbers were mixed. Factory orders jumped 2.5% in June, rebounding from a decline of 2.2% in May. However, industrial production posted a […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian shares of on trade worries Crude Oil off despite supply/demand issues The Argentine Peso collapsed overnight Gold marked fresh news highs Gold: Gold prices marked their highest in more than 6 years Tuesday, as concerns around protests […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone The early month dramatics in EUR/USD have calmed over the past week. As that burst of USD-weakness showed up on the back of additional tariffs on China (less than 24 hours after FOMC), EUR/USD burst up from fresh two-year-lows to run all the way up to a key zone on the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares higher on China recovery, RM Yuan fixing Crude Oil off as demand outlook, trade dispute weigh Gold hanging near $1,500/oz on trade, recession concerns The .DXY, which tracks the Buck, Vs a basket of 6 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort Several bottoming efforts in recent months have failed to produce a meaningful turn in EURUSD: the bullish falling wedge entering 2019; the bullish falling wedge between January and May; and the rising channel between May and July. Despite EURUSD hitting a fresh […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals Just when it seemed like a bit of clarity had finally emerged in Euro technical positioning, a sharp recovery from support above the 1.10 figure has muddied the waters anew. The move pointedly undid an earlier break below a long-standing support shelf in the 1.1107-16 area, which seemed to signal bearish trend […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Bounces, Stocks Rally Chicago Fed President Charles Evans signaled Wednesday he was open to lower rates to bolster inflation and counter risks to economic growth from trade tensions. Futures moved to price in a 100% probability of a Fed easing in September […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy The Euro reversed its earlier course and drifted lower on Tuesday as the Dollar rebounded from its previous slump but the exchange rate is still being tipped as a sell by strategists at TD Securities, who say the single currency is likely to […]

Socialism has Failed Germany

Socialism has Failed Germany

Industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a picture of a eurozone suffering from trade wars and global uncertainty. Output at producer firms shed 1.5 percent in June from the previous month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, after […]

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Longstanding warnings from economists of global spillover from the US-China trade war appear to be materialising, with a trio of central banks springing surprise rate cuts on Wednesday. The monetary policy moves in India, New Zealand and Thailand came as industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, adding to uncertainty in the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Higher Headlines US-China trade dispute remains in focus Crude Oil prices steady Spot gold may test psyche resistance at $1,500 oz Calm returns to stock markets as RMB Yuan steadies Gold: Gold prices +1% Wednesday as investors to seek refuge […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce finds resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X)  bounce finds resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce finds resistance Similar to the backdrop on USD, differing approaches could be attractive on EUR/USD based on timeframes employed. From a swing perspective, prices found resistance at a key zone that runs from 1.1248-1.1262. This zone had come into play as resistance in the month of May and helped to catch today’s swing-high. […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil climbs on Short-covering, Us-China trade disputes caps gain Global Stock ‘rout’ deepens US labels China a currency manipulator paving the way for more sanctions Yuan off lows, JPY slumps as China struggles over currency policy Gold […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery The Euro to US Dollar exchange rate extended its recovery as Monday’s European session progressed with the single currency last seen trading up 0.61% at $1.11742, after posting a session high just above $1.118. Monday’s data releases out of the bloc left much to be desired – with the services […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines Asia stocks hit 6-month low as investors flee to safety Futures are now pricing in deeper interest rate cuts than before last week’s Fed meeting. The terminal US rate is seen at 1.22%, 93 bpts below the current […]

Gold’s Price Rallies to Record Highs in 73 Currencies

Gold’s Price Rallies to Record Highs in 73 Currencies

$XAU, $USD, $AUD, $CAD, $INR, $GBP Gold marked 6-year highs Friday as investors barged into the safe-haven metal on an escalating US-China trade dispute, and the prospects of a return to ultra-loose monetary policy by the Fed. Gold for delivery in December, the most active futures contract trading in New York, touched a high of […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level The Euro broke down a bit during the trading session on Thursday again, as we continue to see US dollar strength pick up. The Federal Reserve has suggested that it is more or less in a “wait-and-see mode” when it comes to interest rate cuts, and […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dipped, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines USD up as lengthy Fed easing uncertain and BREXIT pains deepens. Crude Oil slips 1% after Fed disappoints, US Crude Oil output rises. Gold dipped to 2-wk lows on Fed uncertainty about more rate cuts. Asian shares fall, […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0%

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0%

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0% Healthy 1.1158 resistance handle continued to restrict the pair’s upside even today. The EUR/USD pair had remained almost muted since July 23. However, the bulls attempted to test the 1.1158 resistance in the European trading session. Anyhow, the aforementioned resistance, in […]

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

FLASH: Fed policy makers reportedly are being forced to cut interest rates because of the European Central Bank’s much-lower policy rate. If losing demand to Europe weakens US growth and threatens to push inflation too low, US rates also must also fall. “The ECB’s policy rate, at minus 0.4%, is already nearly 3 percentage points […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Asian shares at 6-week lows on trade worry Gold prices hold steady ahead of Fed’s rate announcement Crude Oil gains for a 5th day running after US stockpile drop  .DXY held firm Wednesday, as a wait-and-see mood prevailed. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips The Euro looks likely to be choppy and a bit listless heading into the trading session on Wednesday, as we await the Federal Reserve and its interest rate decision. If we do in fact get an interest rate cut, that should help the Euro […]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

$FB, $USO, $XAU, $XAG, $USD, $JPY, $EUR President Trump gives his voice to increasingly public impatience with what we analysts call macro-economics. The Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise between accomplishing strong growth and stable prices. Since the Y 2008 financial crisis, whether unemployment was 10% or less than 4%, no matter how high or low […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Higher Headlines Asia stocks gain ahead of Fed, GBP pressured by BREXIT uncertainty, Crude Oil prices rise on expectations Fed will cut rates, Gold slips as USD climbs. Gold: Gold prices dipped Tuesday as USD rose to 2-month highs, while […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD There was plenty of volatility to start the week as FX markets showed an unusual amount of movement. Japanese retail sales beat expectations, but the Nikkei 225 was not impressed, falling 0.6%, while the JPY gained in a noticeably risk-off period of trade. Cryptocurrency markets […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil falls on growth outlook concerns and positive news on Iran A Fed interest rate cut a certainty Asian shares drift lower, trade talks loom Gold rises as markets awaits Fed meeting Gold: Gold prices gained Monday […]

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

$GLD, $XAU Gold prices rose Friday, after slipping to more than 1-week lows in the prior session, as soft US inflation numbers offset better-than-expected Q-2 economic growth that kept bets alive for an interest rate cut next week. Spot gold was last seen up 0.4% at $1,419.10 oz Friday, but still on track for the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Crude Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions counter sluggish demand, Asian shares slide as ECB holds off easing, earnings mixed, Gold up on rate-cut bets; focus on US GDP data Gold: Gold prices steadied Friday after touching a […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107 The Euro is trading nearly flat against the U.S. Dollar early Thursday, well ahead of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) interest rate and monetary policy decisions at 11:45 GMT and ECB President Mario Draghi’s Press Conference at 12:30 GMT. The single-currency […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares tick higher, euro near 2-month lows before ECB decision Crude Oil advances on Gulf tensions, but demand concerns cap gainers Gold steadies ahead of ECB decision; firm USD caps appeal Fed to cut rates for […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data The shared currency has been unable to benefit from weakness in rivals as the US Dollar (USD) recovers from fears of an aggressively dovish Federal Reserve, and the currency has not found much support in recent Eurozone data either. Rather than show any fresh signs of resilience […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle After consolidating within a range for just over a week, EUR/USD is under pressure in early trading on Tuesday, and has fallen below the 1.1200 handle. The pair appears to be targeting stops set below the mid-June low. In the middle of June, the pair was supported by a horizontal […]

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

Eurozone banks are tightening the criteria firms and households must meet to be granted loans, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, as policymakers weigh their response to stuttering growth brought about by years of Socialist policy. Lenders upped their requirements of business borrowers and households seeking consumer credit between April and June, the quarterly poll […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Sterling was off Tuesday as investors worried Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the UK’s next Prime Minister, would trigger a “hard BREXIT” from the EU, seen as a risk for the British economy. Further, currency-market focus will […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week Last week, EUR/USD saw some rather volatile swings as several Fed members shared views on their latest stance. So far, a majority of FOMC members do appear to favor easing policy next week. The notable exception was Fed member Rosengren who stated he would rather […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: Geopolitical fears were dominated by confrontation in the Crude Oil trade’s most important waterway escalating, with footage showing the Iranian military defying a British warship when it seized a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Friday. Priced-in forecasts […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data The Euro-to-Dollar rate is set to begin trading around 1.1220 at the start of the new week after gaining half a percent by last Friday’s close, although the charts argue for more range-bound trading from the single currency in the days ahead. The […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break The theme of the week has been “consolidation” on the forex. For the most part, the majors have traded within last week’s FED-fueled ranges, with the EUR/USD being among the most hotly contested. Since the bearish break of Tuesday, rates have rotated between 1.1250 and 1.1201, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

IMF: USD Overvalued

IMF: USD Overvalued

$USD, $EUR, $JPY, $CNY International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday the USD is overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals, while the EUR, the JPY, and China’s RMB Yuan were seen as broadly in line with fundamentals. The IMF has been at odds with President Trump over his use of tariffs to […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support In contrast to the breakdown in GBP/USD looked at above, EUR/USD has seen a more moderate pullback to a prior zone of support. This is the same zone that’s been in-play as both support and resistance since coming back into the equation in November of last year. More recently, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate remains on the front foot this morning as the ‘Greenback’ continues to grapple with renewed expectations of a rate cut from the Federal Reserve this month. At the time of writing EUR/USD exchange rate is trading just shy […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: OPEC and allied producers led by Russia agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020. Brent has risen nearly 20% in Y 2019, supported by the pact and tensions in the Middle East, especially the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3 The Q3 open has so far seen a return of sellers in EUR/USD, following a month of June that saw bears get squeezed as US Dollar weakness had showed up. Behind that USD weakness was a seemingly dovish outlay at the Federal Reserve in which […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Notes: BoE Governor Mark Carney has said a global trade war and a no-deal BREXIT were growing risks to Britain’s economy, which might need more help to cope with a downturn. That prompted investors to increase their bets on […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers Friday’s jobs report sent a message to the markets that the Fed is not in a hurry to ease monetary policy. Much of the rally in EUR/USD in June was predicated on the speculation that the Fed was sure to cut rates […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Lower Notes: White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow has confirmed top representatives from the United States and China will meet in the coming week to continue trade talks. Iran said Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark Y 2015 nuclear […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance The current bounce in the dollar was triggered by news over the weekend that trade talks between China and the US are progressing. This caused a correlated move across the financial markets. Treasury yields bounced higher with the 10-year rallying from a psychological 2% yield. Gold […]

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

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

All US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: Top representatives of the United States and China are organizing a resumption of talks for next week to try to resolve a year-long trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies, Trump Administration officials said Wednesday […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance Also on the side of USD-weakness, USDJPY has pushed-lower from a key zone of resistance while filling this week’s opening gap. This keeps the door open for further bearish potential in the pair. Prices are finding a bit of short-term support at the 107.50 level that was looked at […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level The weakening of the Euro after the G20 Summit, and subsequent announcement of Christine Lagarde as the next President of the European Central Bank (ECB), is unlikely to extend suggest the charts. The Euro fell after the G20 as improved investor sentiment reduced safe-haven flows, a dynamic […]

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: President Trump is focused on the Fed, calling for lower interest rates and a lower USD Donald J. Trump is the biggest driver of financial markets in the world, and I write about him daily in this column. Savvy participants are making money off by anticipating his moves, which are […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Wednesday, the US financial markets are shortened, and all US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Tuesday flagged uncertainties stemming from trade disputes and Britain’s departure from the EU […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance Earlier in the London and New York session, EUR/USD attempted to regain the 1.1300 figure but sellers pushed the price near the daily low as Tuesday is coming to an end.  Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By the way, prices are vulnerable to […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump said Monday that any trade deal with China would need to be “somewhat tilted” in favor of the United States. The US government also threatened tariffs on $4-B of additional EU goods in a long-running dispute […]

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