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Gold Regains Momentum on Reignited US-Iran Tension

U.S. President Trump said he has instructed the Navy to shoot down Iranian gunboats that harass their ships, reigniting the tensions between the two nations...

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April 22, 2020 11:35 PM
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Worries of Coronavirus Plague World Markets

With new Coronavirus cases in Italy, fears are spreading that the virus may move further into Europe.

Week Ahead: Will there be more Middle East drama?

Going into the weekend, some market participants will be wondering whether more Middle East drama will unfold over the next couple of days, and if so, what might that mean for their open positions.

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OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Oil Earnings Season Starts with Schlumberger

The first insight into how the oil industry is doing will come from oil services firm Schlumberger on Friday.

USD/JPY Gunning for the 109.70, AGAIN

Keep an eye on the gap from early May between 110.90/111.00!

Gold drops to key support as Middle East fears subside

Crude oil and gold both fell further and stocks rallied after the US President made no mention of military action against Iran and called for peace.

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January 8, 2020 12:47 PM

Crude oil falls sharply after Iran attack spike

After spiking again on the back of the Iran’s retaliatory attacks on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, gold and oil prices have now turned to their levels from the day before.

As Iran Attacked US Military Bases, Markets Bought Rumour And Fact

Middle East tensions escalated. And they could come mightily close to taking the lift.

US-China trade more important for markets than US-Iran conflict

This is simply because China is the world’s second largest economy and a massive market for European and US exports.

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January 7, 2020 06:18 AM

Stocks not Worried about US/Iran Conflict

Make sure to keep an eye on the VIX to see if this type of price action continues.

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January 6, 2020 12:34 PM

This Stock Shock too shall pass

Stock market logic and precedent point to shrugging off Middle East risk, for a spell

Iran tensions hit FTSE, ratchet up oil trade

As expected, tensions in the Middle East have ratcheted up over the weekend following the US assassination of a top Iranian general Friday.

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January 6, 2020 07:24 AM

U.S. defense stocks set to benefit from Middle East geopolitical tensions (LMT, LHX)

Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies may see further upside within their respective bullish technical configurations.

USD/JPY Holds Support Despite Rise In Geopolitical Tensions

That USD/JPY has held support despite a flurry of negative news over the weekend could be a sign of strength over the near-term. Yet with price action suggesting it topped out late December, the pair could break to new lows after a corrective bounce.

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It's Gap Galore Around Middle East Tensions | Gold, SPX, WTI

Middle East tensions continued to flare over the weekend, resulting in some impressive gaps to further underscore the risk-off start to 2020.

OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Iran’s Possible Scenarios

Most analysts seem to lean towards Iraq becoming the proxy battlefield for a conflict between Iran and the US...

Who Knew What? And When?

When we see asset correlations break down, we need to ask ourselves why!

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Saudi oil output offer report lifts Brent for fourth day

Ahead of next week’s talks in Algeria, Reuters reported this morning that Saudi Arabia is apparently willing to reduce its oil output for as long […]

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September 23, 2016 02:07 PM

Crude trims losses after freeze deal collapse

Sunday’s meeting of crude producers in Doha ended without any agreement to curb oil production. The reaction of oil prices has been logical: a six […]

Crude rally inspires technical breakdown for GBP/CAD

This week’s mixed-bag UK economic data has caused the pound to fall against most major currencies, including the Canadian dollar which has managed to perform […]

Crude: What now for oil as Iran prepares to add to glut?

One of the big worries for investors involved in crude has been Iran’s return to the oil market. In July 2015, an agreement was signed […]

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January 18, 2016 01:04 PM

Crude: Iran-Saudi tensions pose little risk to oil production

Crude has had a volatile session in this first trading day of 2016. Both oil contracts started on the front foot before turning lower in […]

Crude extends decline on record OPEC oil output

Crude oil prices continue to head south. As before, they are being driven lower predominantly because of the disequilibrium created from the supply side of […]