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Gold Technical Analysis
Gold futures are down by almost a percentage point. The decline in the dollar is associated with rising yields in the U.S treasuries and a stronger dollar.
Global Markets Stabilize Amidst Fears Of Higher Inflation
This week, the global markets stabilized following the panic that ensued following the release of inflation data from the United States.
WTI Rises As US Inventories Miss Estimates
In the past five days, the price of crude oil has fallen sharply, by about 46 degrees, following traders’ fear that US production could lead to a surplus.
AUD Gains As Jobs Gains Streak Continues
The Australian Dollar gained 30 basis points against the dollar following the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the highly anticipated data, the economy added 16K jobs in January, beating the analysts’ estimates of 15.3K.
The Pound Rises As Inflation Concerns Linger
Today, the UK’s Office of National Statistics) released the inflation data for January. The data showed that inflation was at 3%, above the analysts’ estimates of 2.9%.
The Dollar Retreats As Investors Eye Inflation Data
Yesterday, the dollar index fell a few basis points to end the day at $89.97. This fall came as the volatility in the market slowed down as global stocks showed signs of recovery.
USD/ZAR Technical Analysis: Rand On Edge; Decision On Zuma Looms
The South African dollar is stronger today after the New ANC head promised to resolve the row on Jacob Zuma.
Week Ahead: Focus Shifts To Inflation
The current volatility in the financial markets has been because analysts expect inflation to continue to rise which may lead to more rate hikes.
Week In Review: Crude Oil Disappoints, As The Dollar Triumphs
This week, the global market failed to find a support and yesterday, the S&P 500 officially entered the bear market. As such, these low prices could persist because historically, a bear market tends to stay for more than 72 days.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Look Out For The 1.3500 Level
Yesterday, the cable rose to the highest weekly level after the Bank of England’s interest rate decision.
Bank Of England Review: Brace For Rate Hikes
Today, the Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) completed its two-day policy meeting. The committee voted unanimously to leave the interest rates at the current level of 0.5%. The traders expected this.
Has Crude Oil Peaked?
In the past year, the price of crude oil has surged by more than 50%. In June, the price bottomed at $42 a barrel and then started a rally that saw it reach a three-year high of $66 last month.
Exciting Times As Volatility Returns
The return of volatility is welcome because it increases the swings of financial assets and thus increasing the potential for returns. Of course where there is volatility there is risk, something a fact that some trading on volatility may overlook.
BoE Preview: Will Carney Live To The Expectations?
Today, the Bank of England’s (BOE) starts its two-day meeting, which will culminate in tomorrow’s decision on interest rates. Investors expect the bank to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.50%.
GBP/JPY: In A Silent Day, Politics Could Dominate
Today, with no major economic data expected, the movements of the GBP/JPY pair will be determined by politics and commentary on tomorrow’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England.
USD/JPY: More Downside
Today, the USD/JPY pair erased the gains made in the past five days when the pair moved from a low of 108.39 to a high of 110.48. The pair is currently trading at 108.93.
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