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Gold attempts breakout as yields dip

Investors appear convinced the Fed will slow down rate hikes despite officials indicating otherwise.

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August 4, 2022 05:57 PM
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WTI lower, but it has little to do with the upcoming OPEC+ meeting

With negative manufacturing data beginning in China and continuing throughout the US session, WTI Crude Oil has been trading lower, down nearly 5% on Monday.

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August 1, 2022 08:04 PM
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Gold holds post-FOMC bounce ahead of GDP

Expectations that inflation will soon peak and that the economy will deteriorate further points to a contractionary monetary policy stance from the Fed in 2023

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July 28, 2022 12:09 PM
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Natural Gas at 14 year highs after EU agrees to cut 15%

If Russia continues to harass Europe by threatening to shut off gas flows, the commodity could move much higher.

Precious metals start busy week firmer

Investors know that front-loading of interest rates around the world is only going to bring a potential recession – and therefore interest rate cuts – sooner.

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July 25, 2022 12:48 PM

Commitment of traders report (COT): Bulls return to the yen

Whilst traders remain heavily net-short Japanese yen futures, we’ve taken note that gross longs have risen to their highest level since March 2021.

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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

Dax falls ahead of IFO business sentiment data. Oil extends declines with Fed in focus.

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Gold edges closer to the trap door. Will it fall or recoil?

Fresh cycle lows for gold today as it printed a low near $1683, a level not seen since August of 2021.

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July 21, 2022 10:12 AM
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Will gold stage a recovery from $1700 key support?

Gold bulls were hoping to see an end to the 5-week losing streak

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July 20, 2022 04:33 PM
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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

DAX rises as sentiment improves. Oil rises over the 200 DMA, supported by a weaker USD.

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July 18, 2022 08:15 AM
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Gold rises, dollar slumps despite hot CPI

Hot CPI readings may hurt the economy so badly that the Fed may start cutting rates again in as early as Q1

Oil takes a hit as recession and Covid fears loom

The German ZEW and the continued on again/off again lockdowns in China are contributing to fears of a global slowdown or recession.

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Recession Trade Keeps Risk Assets Under Pressure

Fears over a recession continues to drive financial markets, with commodities feeling the heat

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Crude oil plunges as recession fears intensify

WTI has plunged about $10 from the highs to fall below $100 and was still going lower at the time of writing

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July 5, 2022 04:31 PM
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Q3 Outlook: What to expect from the coming quarter?

Stocks and treasuries plunged in the first half of 2022 as inflation and recession fears rose. What can we expect in Q3? Here we look at the main themes set to drive the markets and how they could influence the different areas of the market.

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What’s driving the global markets right now?

Everything you need to know about the current economic and monetary policy environment, and what it all means for financial markets

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Gold: What does Russian gold exports ban mean for metal, miners?

Russia might be the world’s second-biggest bullion miner, there are plenty of countries that could step in to meet any shortfall in physical gold supply.

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June 27, 2022 12:58 PM
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Poor PMIs underpin recession worries

This is the latest macro data to underscore worries about a sharp economic slowdown

Oil unlikely to hold rebound as recession fears intensify

A sharp slowdown in the global economy is now inevitable…

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US open: Stocks tank on recession fears ahead of Powell’s testimony

US stocks are set to fall sharply on the open after yesterday’s rally proved to be short-lived and as all eyes are on Fed Chair Powell as his two-day testimony before Congress begins.

FTSE falls as UK inflation rises

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What’s going on with gold?

the metal has been stuck around its 200 MA as traders digest conflicting macro factors.

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June 21, 2022 11:12 AM