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Gold attempts breakout as yields dip

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

US Dollar rips higher on economic data, Fed speakers

Today’s US ISM Manufacturing PMI and hawkish Fed speakers were bullish for the US Dollar. Will the DXY continue to move higher?

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June 1, 2022 08:04 PM
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US open: Stocks fall as oil rises and inflation, Fed fears return

US futures are set for a negative start, parring some of last week’s impressive gains with the Fed’s tightening plans in focus and the prospect of higher inflation as the EU bans most Russian oil imports.

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May 31, 2022 01:50 PM

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US open: Futures hold steady ahead of the Fed minutes

US futures are holding steady on Wednesday after a mixed closed in the previous session, which saw tech stocks take a hammering.

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The US dollar has risen to its strongest level for two decades thanks to safe-haven inflows amid geopolitical tensions and fears of rate hikes from the Fed. Discover the different ways you can trade the US dollar.

Gold falls to two-month lows as relentless dollar strength overwhelms bulls

The yellow metal is trading down by more than -5% since peaking near $2,000 last week and is now testing its lowest level in more than two months.

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The dollar rallies ahead of the FOMC meeting (but will it after?)

The US dollar index sits just below a 22-month high ahead of FOMC meeting, the outcome of which could be the fine line between an extended rally or reversal tomorrow.

FOMC meeting preview: 25bps pencilled in, but balance sheet and dot plot updates key

It seems unlikely that Jerome Powell and Company will rock the boat dramatically this week, but the US dollar could still gain ground - see why!

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March 14, 2022 06:39 PM

US Dollar soars on Russian invasion

Look for the technical levels to see where price may pause or even reverse!

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What does the surprise BOE and less dovish ECB mean for the US Dollar Index (DXY)?

The 97.90/98.25 area is an extremely important area for the DXY

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December 17, 2021 06:29 PM

What does the US dollar have to say about gold ?

After making fresh cycle highs overnight at $1877, gold slumped to close near $1850 after robust U.S. economic data sent the U.S. dollar, real yields, and nominal U.S. yields higher.

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November 17, 2021 03:51 AM

US stocks: Why things don’t always have to give

There are so many reasons why the stock market, the US market in particular, looks overbought right now. The RSI – the relative strength index […]

Trump tax pledge & UK manufacturing boost markets

Trump’s tax pledge Just a few words from Trump was enough to put the Trump Trade well and truly back on the map. In a […]

Safe havens creeping higher as political clouds gather

Risk off dominated the session on Monday, pulling European indices to seven week lows, as investors responded to increased political risk on both sides of […]

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February 7, 2017 09:55 AM

Polititcs over economics as key driver

As we kick off a new week President Trump’s policies remain a key driving factor for global markets as investors continue to be engrossed in […]

The Trump trade with a twist

The Trump trade is back on as the key US stock indices post record highs as politics and earnings growth boosts the mood in the […]

Strong wages a silver lining in an otherwise uninspiring NFP

The number of jobs created in the final month of 2016 came in at 156k, missing the expected rate of 175k. Unemployment ticked up, as […]

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Construction grows, retailers drag.

Construction PMI leaves plenty to cheer, but rising cost pressure shouldn’t be ignored The FTSE looks set to finish the day more or less flat […]

Europe & US diverging outlooks

European equity markets have failed to make much progress one way or the other this week, kicking the week off and ending it at more […]

Market Watch: US or Autumn Statement to steal the show?

Team Trump appointments The bond market rout Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Look ahead US indices Look ahead FX Look ahead Oil Throughout the week the markets have […]

Risk off dominates ahead of a busy economic calendar

Risk off sentiment is expected to remain the dominating theme throughout the morning, with investors reluctant to make any major moves ahead of another flurry […]

FTSE tumbles & sterling holds firm ahead of employment data

UK employment data to drag sterling lower? Sterling is managing to regain some lost ground against the dollar this morning, after upbeat US retail sales […]

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November 16, 2016 09:12 AM

Trump’s influence on global currencies

This morning, for the first time since the US Election, currency markets paused for breath. The sell-off in emerging market currencies eased up and the […]