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Gold Prices Back to All-time High Territory

Market Summary Asian equity markets opened strongly at the start of the week, buoyed by the bullish sentiment from last Friday’s U.S. market performance. Investors in the U.S. are eyeing Nvidia’s earnings report on Wednesday, anticipating another AI-driven rally. On the other hand, geopolitical issues in Eastern Europe and the Middle East …

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Gold Surge on Soften Dollar

Market Summary The Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, the Producer Price Index (PPI), was released yesterday, showing April PPI slightly above market consensus at 0.5%. Following the inflation data, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated that the U.S. central bank is likely to keep interest rates higher for longer to address persistently sticky inflation. …

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Gold Surges On Escalating Middle East Tensions

Market Summary Gold prices surged to near-record highs, driven by a subdued US Producer Prices Index, fueling expectations of Federal Reserve rate cuts and bolstering gold’s appeal as a safe-haven asset amidst escalating geopolitical tensions, notably between Israel and Iran. Meanwhile, the US Dollar initially stumbled following lower-than-expected PPI data but rebounded …

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Dollar Surges on CPI Beat, Gold Pressured

Market Summary The Dollar Index surged on the back of robust inflation data, surprising investors and challenging expectations of an imminent rate cut. US Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures outpaced forecasts for the fourth consecutive month, reaching 3.5% over the 12 months to March. This unexpected inflationary pressure prompted a reevaluation of …

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Gold Prices At All-Time High Ahead Of CPI

Market Summary As the financial markets brace for the forthcoming U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) announcement on Wednesday, U.S. equities presented a subdued performance, while the dollar index witnessed a modest decline. The anticipation surrounding the Federal Reserve’s rate-cutting measures has been significantly adjusted, with expectations now set at a 60 basis …

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Bullish Gold Trades To All-Time High

Market Summary Gold prices have reached another milestone, currently trading steadily above $2300, as market sentiment leans towards the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut this year. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech yesterday reiterated the central bank’s stance, indicating that it will take more time to assess market conditions …

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Gold Surges To Record Highs As Gloomy Outlook

Market Summary The US Dollar faces challenges as key employment indicators present a mixed picture, with a disappointing unemployment rate and hourly earnings figures contrasting with a robust non-farm payroll report. The US Unemployment rate and Average Hourly Earnings came in at 3.90% and 0.10%, respectively, both worse than the expected 3.70% …

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Gold Skyrocketing Ahead Of Powell’s Testimony

* U.S. equity markets pulled back from a previous AI rally ahead of the Fed’s testimony. * Gold prices are approaching their all-time high levels, fueled by risk-off sentiment. * BTC plunged more than 10% after it traded beyond its all-time high at $68980.  Market Summary U.S. equity markets are showing signs …

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Gold Surges To Record Highs As Gloomy Outlook

Market Summary The US Dollar faces challenges as key employment indicators present a mixed picture, with a disappointing unemployment rate and hourly earnings figures contrasting with a robust non-farm payroll report. The US Unemployment rate and Average Hourly Earnings came in at 3.90% and 0.10%, respectively, both worse than the expected 3.70% …

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Gold Skyrocketing Ahead Of Powell’s Testimony

* U.S. equity markets pulled back from a previous AI rally ahead of the Fed’s testimony. * Gold prices are approaching their all-time high levels, fueled by risk-off sentiment. * BTC plunged more than 10% after it traded beyond its all-time high at $68980.  Market Summary U.S. equity markets are showing signs …

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How To Invest In And Trade Gold

Gold has been used as a store of value for thousands of years. Even today, it remains a highly liquid asset, with hundreds of billions worth traded every day. Content: What Is Gold?What Affects The Price Of Gold? Why Invest In And Trade Gold?How To Start Trading Gold?How To Read And Analyse …

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Gold Prices Surge as Recession Looms

Dollar weakness has leant support to the precious metal, which has climbed back to the near-2000 mark U.S. equities took a hit as concerns over corporate earnings weighed heavily on investor sentiment, a sentiment that spilled over into Asian markets. The market’s risk appetite has contracted due to fears of a possible …

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Gold Surges Past 2010 as Inflation Shows Signs of Slowing

On Wednesday, 12 April, the U.S. CPI data was released, showing that March’s headline inflation in the U.S. slowed more than anticipated, with the year-on-year number showing a drop from 6.0% in February to 5.0% in March; lower than the expected 5.2%. The monthly rate decreased to 0.1% from 0.4%, which was …

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What Are The Factors That Affect Gold Prices?

Understand Deeper About How Gold Prices Work. Gold is one of the most widely-traded commodities in the world, and its value can fluctuate greatly based on a number of different factors. Here are some of the key factors that affect gold prices. Gold Prices Factor #1: Supply And Demand Not all of …

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Understanding The Gold-Silver Ratio Trading Strategy

What Is The Gold-Silver Ratio? Simply put, the gold-silver ratio is the price of gold divided by the price of silver. In other words, it is the amount of silver that is equivalent to one ounce of gold. This ratio has historical significance, having been used as a tool to maintain the …

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“Goldilocks” Markets Sees Diverging Signals After CPI Release

On Tuesday, February 14, the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures were released, showing an increase of 0.5% in January and the highest in three months but in-line with expectations. The year-on-year increase, meanwhile, is 6.4%, up slightly from market forecasts of 6.2%. Meanwhile, the core CPI, which excludes volatile food and …

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What Are The Best Trading Indicators For Gold?

In gold trading, technical analysis aids traders in predicting gold price movements based on data. Trading indicators are widely used by gold traders to derive insights from historical data so that they could make predictions about gold price movements. Hence, here are the best trading indicators you need to know to successfully …

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Gold Struggles to Find Direction even as China Eases Covid Restrictions

China has announced that it will be lifting its strictest covid policies, including being forced to quarantine in state facilities and the need to test before entering most venues. The easing has been released in a series of new guidelines that include a ban on blocking fire exits, encouraging vaccinations among the …

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6 Key Gold Trading Strategies To Know

In order to maximise your profits, understanding gold trading strategies are vital. Gold trading strategies are referred to as guidebooks by many gold traders to navigate how to manage a trade and when to close it. However, each form of a transaction has its own characteristics and not all trading strategies used …

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Why Is Gold Volatility So High?

While gold remains a highly liquid asset with hundreds of billions worth traded everyday, understanding gold volatility is key to successfully trading it.  To be more successful in gold trading, a good understanding of gold volatility would, more often than not, help gold traders make more informed decisions. Hence, you may want …

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Must-Know Gold Trading Tips

Gold has been known as a good hedge against inflation and hence, many investors flock towards the gold trading market. Here are some tips to know. Gold has been widely called a “safe-haven” asset as it is able to retain and increase in value despite times of market turbulence or inflation. Many …

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Gold Remains Downbeat as Treasury Yields Hit Decade High

Recession fears are plaguing the markets more strongly than ever. On Wednesday, US Treasury yields hit a 14-year high, with the 10-year note hitting as high as 4.153% as of writing – the highest since 2008’s recession. Meanwhile, the 2-year yield rose by 13 basis points to 4.57%. More importantly, the 3-month …

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How To Invest In And Trade Gold

Gold has been used as a store of value for thousands of years. Even today, it remains a highly liquid asset, with hundreds of billions worth traded every day. Content: What Is Gold?What Affects The Price Of Gold? Why Invest In And Trade Gold?How To Start Trading Gold?How To Read And Analyse …

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Gold Steadies as Fed Increases Interest Rate By Expected 0.25%

On Wednesday, 16 March, the US Federal Reserve made the long-awaited decision to raise interest rates to combat surging inflation. As per the market’s expectations, the Fed raised rates by 25 basis points. The 0.25% rate hike was voted on almost unanimously by policymakers, except St Louis Fed president James Bullard, who voted …

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Gold Surges as Geopolitical Tension in Eastern Europe Rises to New Heights

Rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West, combined with the effects of booming worldwide inflation, has caused the price of gold to soar. The precious metal is trading at its highest prices in over a year as investors seek the safe-haven asset in response to Putin’s increasing belligerent stance against Ukraine; …

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Unexpected Fed Dovishness Causes USD Drop and Gold Rise

On Wednesday evening (GMT+2), the US Federal Reserve released its meeting minutes, revealing its plans for interest rate hikes, as well as a “significant reduction” in asset holdings in response to spreading inflation. However, while its outward tone might seem hawkish, the details of the minutes lacked bite without any clear signals …

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Gold rises as US ADP Nonfarm Employment massively underperforms

On Wednesday afternoon (GMT +2), the US ADP Nonfarm Employment data was released. The results showed that private U.S. payrolls fell by 301,000 in January 2022, the largest drop since April 2020, and far from the gain of 207,000 estimated by economists polled by Dow Jones. This is the first time in …

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Why Should You Trade Gold

Gold has been long valued by societies all over the world for its lustre and malleability. Discover the 4 reasons why you should trade gold.  Gold trading is one of the most popular financial transactions conducted worldwide. Many forex traders also get their hands on gold trading with the aim of generating …

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NFP Shocks Market, Triggers Dollar Surge

Market Summary Last Friday’s U.S. Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) report rattled financial markets with a significantly higher-than-expected reading, far surpassing both market expectations and the previous month’s figures. The robust job data dashed hopes for an early rate hike from the Federal Reserve, as a tight labour market could potentially spur higher inflation, …

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Market Awaits For Crucial NFP

Market Summary All eyes are on today’s Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) and U.S. unemployment rate data, which could be the final piece of the puzzle for the Federal Reserve’s rate cut decision this year. Recent lackluster U.S. economic indicators, alongside monetary policy pivots from the Bank of Canada (BoC) and the European Central …

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Dollar Hammers By Soft U.S. Job Data

Market Summary The ADP Nonfarm Employment Change data released yesterday provided a preview of the highly anticipated Nonfarm Payroll report due on Friday. The dollar tumbled to its lowest level in two months following the disappointing job data, which reinforced bets on a Federal Reserve rate cut. This speculation of a dovish …

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Oil Plummet On U.S. Crude Inventory Surge

Market Summary Oil prices experienced their steepest decline of 2024, dropping over 5%, following the release of the American Petroleum Institute (API) weekly crude data, which revealed an unexpected inventory build-up exceeding 4 million barrels. This surprise data, coupled with OPEC+’s decision to increase oil supply in the fourth quarter, exerted significant …

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Soft PMI Reading Hammers Dollar Lower

* U.S. Dollar continued to slide as the PMI readings came short. * Seeking today’s JOLTs job opening data to gauge the dollar’s strength.  * Gold traded within its sideways range despite the dollar having been weakening. Market Summary The U.S. dollar remained on a downward trajectory following the release of yesterday’s …

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Soft PCE Boost Equity Market

* Soft PCE reading hammered the dollar’s strength and improved stock market performance.   * Eye on today’s U.K. and U.S. PMI readings.  * Oil prices are expected to be hindered by the outcome of the OPEC meeting. Market Summary The highly anticipated U.S. PCE, the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, met market expectations …

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All Eye On Today’s PCE Reading

Market Summary The U.S. dollar failed to sustain its gains following the release of U.S. GDP data that fell short of expectations, coupled with Initial Jobless Claims that exceeded market forecasts. This has prompted a slight shift in market sentiment away from the expectation of a more hawkish Federal Reserve stance. All …

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Dollar Fuels By Strong Treasury Yield

Market Summary The U.S. 7-year note auction held yesterday saw tepid demand for long-term Treasury yields, resulting in a decline in bond prices and pushing bond yields higher. This development, combined with market perception that the Federal Reserve is not planning to initiate a rate cut policy soon, fueled risk-averse sentiment and …

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Oil Prices Bullish As Geopolitical Tension Escalates

Market Summary As U.S. markets resumed following the Monday public holiday, the implementation of the “T +1” settlement rule was overshadowed by a hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 closed unchanged, while the Dow Jones declined. Fed official Neel Kashkari indicated that the Fed would maintain its …

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Commodity Surge As Geopolitical Tension Rise

Market Summary The market saw muted activity as both the U.S. and the U.K. observed public holidays in yesterday’s session. The dollar index (DXY) edged lower, failing to hold above the 104.50 level. This decline comes as the market anticipates signs of cooling U.S. inflation ahead of the PCE reading due on …

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Dollar Dips Ahead Of Key Data, Fed Insights

Market Summary The Dollar Index dipped as investors took profits ahead of key economic data and events later this week, including the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index. With US markets closed for a holiday, trading in dollar-related products is expected to be subdued. Investors are also …

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Dollar Gain on Hawkish Fed Prospect

Market Summary Yesterday’s US data release surprised markets, with upbeat PMI readings exceeding expectations. The S&P Composite PMI reached a two-year high, while Initial Jobless Claims fell short of forecasts. This robust economic performance dampened hopes for a Fed rate cut this year, leading to a sharp selloff across both equities and …

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Dollar Surge on Hawkish FOMC Meeting Minutes

Market Summary The U.S. dollar has strengthened, with the Dollar Index (DXY) climbing to its highest level this week, fueled by hawkish FOMC meeting minutes released in the last session. The minutes revealed that some members doubted whether the current interest rate level is sufficient to bring inflation down to the 2% …

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Dollar Dilemma: FOMC Caution

Market Summary The US Dollar remained subdued as investors awaited the FOMC meeting minutes, with Federal Reserve officials emphasising the need for more evidence of easing inflation before considering rate cuts. This cautious stance has kept the dollar in check, influencing other markets as well. Gold prices stayed flat but slightly retreated …

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Dollar Rebound on Fed’s Hawkish Tone

Market Summary In yesterday’s market, the U.S. equity market took a breather after all three major indexes had risen more than 5% in May. All eyes are now on Nvidia’s earnings report due on Wednesday, which has the potential to spur the equity market further. In Asia, the Chinese stock markets also …

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Soft CPI Hammers Dollar to Monthly Low

Market Summary Yesterday’s U.S. inflation gauge, CPI, rattled financial markets as the dollar index (DXY) plunged nearly 1% and equity markets jumped following a reading below market consensus. The April CPI came in at 0.3%, lower than the previous month, alongside flat Retail Sales data at 0%. This downbeat economic data has …

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Soft CPI Hammers Dollar to Monthly Low

Market Summary Yesterday’s U.S. inflation gauge, CPI, rattled financial markets as the dollar index (DXY) plunged nearly 1% and equity markets jumped following a reading below market consensus. The April CPI came in at 0.3%, lower than the previous month, alongside flat Retail Sales data at 0%. This downbeat economic data has …

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Japan’s Long-term Treasury Yield Surge

Market Summary In the most recent trading session, asset classes remained largely unchanged as markets awaited key U.S. inflation data. The Producer Price Index (PPI) is set for release today, followed by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) tomorrow. These figures are critical as they could influence the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. In …

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BoJ Trim Bond Buying Amid Weakening Yen

Market Summary On Friday, the U.S. dollar remained stagnant after being affected by positive initial jobless claims data, which hinted at an easing job market and potential measures from the Fed to curb inflation. U.S. equity markets continued their upward trajectory in anticipation of a more accommodative monetary policy from the Fed …

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Soft U.S. Job Data Hammers Dollar

Market Summary Following the market’s digestion of last Friday’s soft Nonfarm Payrolls report, the dollar index (DXY) initially showed signs of recovery, inching towards the $106 mark and mitigating previous losses. However, the dollar’s upward momentum was abruptly halted by the release of the latest U.S. Initial Jobless Claims data, which surged …

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All Eye on BoE’s Monetary Decision Today

Market Summary In the last session, the financial markets experienced relative calm, with the dollar index (DXY) maintaining stability around the 105.50 level, while U.S. equity markets remained near recent highs. Notable movements were observed in the bond markets, where the 10-year benchmark yields for Australia, New Zealand, and Japan saw increases, …

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Eye on the Horizon: Market Anticipate Inflation Data Ahead

Tuesday, 14th May 2024, 14:30 – US PPI (YoY) (Apr) The Producer Price Index, which is an important gauge of wholesale-level inflation, increased by 2.1% over the 12 months leading up to March. This marks a rise from the 1.6% gain observed in February, representing its most substantial increase since April 2023. …

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Hawkish Fed’s Comment Strengthen The Dollar

Market Summary The latest session saw equity markets mainly focusing on earnings reports from prominent companies, maintaining a relatively steady position amidst a broader economic context. While last week’s softer-than-expected Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) report temporarily influenced market sentiment, attention has shifted back to corporate performance as a key driver for stock movements. …

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Yen Drop on Japan FX Officials Comment

Market Summary The U.S. equity market continued its upward trajectory, buoyed by growing optimism surrounding potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve later this year, following the release of softer-than-expected nonfarm payroll data last Friday, indicating a slowdown in economic performance. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index surged over 1% this morning upon …

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Soft NFP Spurs Stock Market

Market Summary Last Friday saw a notable weakening in the dollar, with the dollar index (DXY) declining to its monthly low following the underwhelming U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) report, which significantly missed market expectations. This soft job data has fueled market speculation about a possible interest rate reduction by the Federal Reserve …

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All Eye Will Be On Today’s NFP

Market Summary Following Jerome Powell’s remarks subsequent to the Fed’s interest rate decision announcement, equity markets rallied in response to the dovish tone from the Fed chief, while the Dollar index continued its decline. The Fed’s dismissal of another rate hike possibility, despite persistent inflation in the U.S., contributed to the Dollar’s …

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Dollar Hammers By Dovish Powell Statement

Market Summary The financial markets were roiled by Jerome Powell’s remarks following the Fed’s interest rate decision announcement. Powell’s dovish stance prompted a sharp decline in the strength of the U.S. dollar, while gold prices rebounded on the prospect of a softer dollar. Despite ongoing signs of inflationary pressures in the U.S, …

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Dollar Strengthens On Strong U.S. Wage Data

Market Summary The U.S. dollar surged and equities stumbled following the release of the U.S. employment cost index, which revealed a robust 1.2% increase, the sharpest uptick in a year. This data underscores the tightness of the U.S. job market and raises concerns about potential inflationary pressures. Investors are eagerly anticipating the …

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Japanese Yen Fluctuation Eases after Rumour Clear

Market Summary The Japanese Yen experienced a significant fluctuation, moving more than 500 pips against the U.S. dollar in the last trading session. This volatility was driven by market speculation regarding potential intervention by Japanese authorities after the Yen surpassed the 160 mark against the dollar. Meanwhile, market participants are also focusing …

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Japanese Yen Seesaw after Hitting 160 Mark

Market Summary The U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data released last Friday slightly surpassed market expectations and the previous reading, supported by recent positive economic indicators in the U.S. This bolstered the dollar index, as investors interpreted the data as a sign that the Federal Reserve may scale back its plans for …

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All Eyes on Today’s U.S. PCE

Market Summary The release of the U.S. GDP data yesterday sent shockwaves through the financial markets, as the GDP price index surpassed both forecasted and previous readings. This has prompted market speculation that the U.S. PCE index, scheduled for release later today, will also exceed expectations, dampening prospects for Fed interest rate …

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Eye On U.S. GDP Today

Market Summary The U.S. equity markets saw a halt in their two-day rally, primarily pulled down by disappointing earnings from Meta Platforms. As a result, both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were left nearly unchanged, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower. Market focus is now turning to Alphabet and Microsoft, …

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Wall Street Closes Higher On Profit Optimism

Market Summary In the latest trading session, the Dollar Index retreated, failing to sustain its position above the $106 mark. This movement coincides with heightened buying interest in U.S. 2-year Treasuries, suggesting that investors are bracing for slower economic growth and potentially anticipating a Federal Reserve rate cut within the year. In …

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Market Focus on Earnings Report

Market Summary As we head into the second quarter earnings report season, the U.S. equity market is poised to capture significant attention. Recent geopolitical events, particularly the unconfirmed reports of an explosion in Iran’s third-largest city last Friday, have injected volatility into commodities prices and bolstered the appeal of safe-haven assets like …

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Unconfirm Explosion Stimulates Commodities Prices

Market Summary The market was roiled by unconfirmed reports of explosions in Iran, Iraq, and Syria, adding to the already tense atmosphere following Iran’s recent attack on Israel over the weekend. Anticipation of potential retaliation from Israel contributed to heightened nervousness in the markets throughout the week. Gold prices surged above the …

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Oil Prices Plummet On Strong U.S. Crude Inventories Build-up

Market Summary The U.S. dollar experienced a technical retracement, easing from its 2024 peak and breaking below the $106 mark. Despite this, robust U.S. economic performance and the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance are expected to provide underlying support to the dollar. Concurrently, the easing dollar has allowed its peers to make gains, …

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Dollar Fuels By Powell Hawkish Statement

Market Summary The market’s attention has shifted from Middle East tensions to remarks made by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Powell’s recent speech signals that the U.S. central bank may opt to maintain interest rates at elevated levels for an extended period, given the backdrop of robust economic indicators and surprisingly high …

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Upbeat U.S. Retail Sales Boost Dollar

Market Summary In yesterday’s trading session, the U.S. dollar saw appreciable gains, buoyed by stronger-than-expected U.S. Retail Sales data. This robust economic indicator has led market participants to speculate that the Federal Reserve might delay any prospective rate cuts due to persistent inflationary pressures. Amid ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, …

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Safe-Haven Surge Amid Rising Middle East Tensions

Market Summary Gold surged past $2400 per troy ounce, hitting record highs driven by geopolitical tensions and global uncertainty before retracing as technical indicators signalled overheating, prompting profit-taking. Despite this, gold saw a remarkable 20% surge since mid-February, catching investors off guard amid talks of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. Geopolitical tensions …

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All Eye on the U.S. CPI

Market Summary Market participants are keenly awaiting the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) data set for release today, a crucial determinant of the Federal Reserve’s forthcoming monetary policy direction. In the lead-up, the Dollar Index (DXY) has experienced a downturn, struggling to stay above the critical 104.00 threshold. Concurrently, a decline in …

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Strong NFP Bolsters The Dollar

Market Summary The U.S. labour market’s vigorous expansion, with the Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) report disclosing an impressive 303,000 job additions that exceeded both previous results and projections, accentuated the U.S. economy’s resilience and amplified concerns over enduring high inflation. Consequently, the Dollar Index (DXY) experienced a resurgence as forecasts about the Federal …

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Dollar Buoys By Optimistic NFP Expectation

Market Summary The dollar index (DXY) briefly dipped below the pivotal $104 mark before rebounding in anticipation of the upcoming release of the Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report, introducing an element of volatility into the market. Recent positive economic indicators, particularly the ADP non-farm employment change figures, exceeding expectations, have buoyed market sentiment …

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Dollar Eases Ahead Of Jerome Powell Speech

Market Summary The U.S. stock market experienced a significant decline yesterday, with all three major indexes dropping by approximately 1%. This downturn occurred as U.S. long-term Treasury yields surged to their highest level since last December, fueled by robust economic data suggesting that the Federal Reserve might postpone interest rate cuts. However, …

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Upbeat PMI Readings Bolsters Dollar

Market Summary The dollar index (DXY) surged by nearly 0.5% in the previous session, propelled by the robust ISM PMI readings surpassing the 50-mark threshold, signalling sustained economic growth in the United States. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s relatively dovish remarks last Friday, following the release of the PCE reading within expectations, …

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Dollar Gains On Upbeat U.S. GDP Data

Market Summary The Dollar surged as upbeat U.S. GDP data, surpassing expectations at 3.4%, fueled speculation of a Federal Reserve pullback on anticipated rate cuts, heightening investor confidence in the currency. Concurrently, safe-haven gold experienced significant bullish momentum as investors hedged portfolios ahead of pivotal events despite the dollar’s ascent. Eyes are …

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Dollar Bolsters By Upbeat Economic Data

Market Summary The dollar index (DXY) saw an uptick yesterday amid favourable economic indicators, reinforcing the perception of a robust U.S. economy. Notably, the growth in Durable Goods Orders from -6.9% to 1.4% for February indicates ongoing consumption growth, potentially fueling persistent inflationary pressures. This development has caused a recalibration of market …

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Market Trades Dully Ahead Of PCE

Market Summary The market exhibited relative quietness in yesterday’s trading session as investors positioned themselves ahead of Friday’s release of the PCE index. There is a palpable sense of confusion among market participants regarding the Federal Reserve’s forthcoming monetary policy. While the U.S. central bank remains steadfast in its commitment to implementing …

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Sticky Inflation Bolsters Dollar

Market Summary At the outset of the week, market attention is squarely focused on the upcoming release of the Fed’s preferred inflation measure, the PCE index, scheduled for Friday, alongside remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell following the release. Currently, the U.S. dollar is supported by persistent inflationary pressures in the …

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Financial Market Stall Ahead Of CPI

Market Summary The U.S. financial markets remained relatively calm in anticipation of the forthcoming Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading, slated for release later today. This inflation data is seen as a critical determinant for market speculation on the timing of potential monetary policy moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Concurrently, expectations of …

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Dollar Faces Strong Headwind From Dovish Fed

* The dollar Index (DXY) continues to plunge due to persistent dovish messages from Jerome Powell. * Gold prices continue to break their all-time high level and currently face strong resistance at the $2160 mark. * BTC has rebounded and is back to $67000 territory. Market Summary The dollar is currently experiencing …

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Dovish Powell’s Testimony Hammers Dollar

* The dollar index traded to its one-month low after a Dovish Testimony by Jerome Powell.  * The soft dollar has pushed the gold to break its all-time high levels with strong bullish momentum in sight.  * BTC rebounded and is back to $67000 territory.  Market Summary The Powell testimony that began …

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Financial Market Await Powell’s Testimony

* Gold prices are on the brink to hit its all time high ahead of Powell’s testimony on Wednesday. * Tokyo Core CPI came in line with the market expectation with an increase from the previous reading fuels hope for a rate hike from BoJ. * BTC surged to above the $68000 …

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Financial Market Stall Ahead of CPI

Market Summary The U.S. financial markets remained relatively calm in anticipation of the forthcoming Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading, slated for release later today. This inflation data is seen as a critical determinant for market speculation on the timing of potential monetary policy moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Concurrently, expectations of …

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Dollar Faces Strong Headwind From Dovish Fed

* The dollar Index (DXY) continues to plunge due to persistent dovish messages from Jerome Powell. * Gold prices continue to break their all-time high level and currently face strong resistance at the $2160 mark. * BTC has rebounded and is back to $67000 territory. Market Summary The dollar is currently experiencing …

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Dovish Powell’s Testimony Hammers Dollar

* The dollar index traded to its one-month low after a Dovish Testimony by Jerome Powell.  * The soft dollar has pushed the gold to break its all-time high levels with strong bullish momentum in sight.  * BTC rebounded and is back to $67000 territory.  Market Summary The Powell testimony that began …

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Financial Market Await Powell’s Testimony

* Gold prices are on the brink to hit its all time high ahead of Powell’s testimony on Wednesday. * Tokyo Core CPI came in line with the market expectation with an increase from the previous reading fuels hope for a rate hike from BoJ. * BTC surged to above the $68000 …

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Poor PMI Reading Weigh On Dollar’s Strength

* Poor ISM PMI readings put pressure on dollar strength. * Traders’ eyes on Tokyo Core CPI due tomorrow to gauge the Yen’s strength.  * OPEC+ will extend oil supply cuts to the second quarter of 2024 to avert a global surplus.   Market Summary Last week’s release of ISM PMI readings, which …

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U.S. PCE Reading Boost Dollar Strength

The much-anticipated U.S. PCE reading, the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, was released yesterday, meeting market expectations at 2.4%. The much-anticipated U.S. PCE reading, the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, was released yesterday, meeting market expectations at 2.4%. As the market awaits comments from Federal Reserve officials regarding the PCE inflation gauge, …

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Dollar Eases On Low GDP Growth

The Dollar Index underwent considerable volatility, fluctuating within a range of approximately 0.3% in the recent session. The Dollar Index underwent considerable volatility, fluctuating within a range of approximately 0.3% in the recent session. This movement followed a mixed bag of U.S. economic data. On one hand, the last quarter’s U.S. GDP …

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Dollar Stall Ahead Of GDP

The Dollar Index continues to trade within a narrow range, exhibiting minimal change with a marginal increase of 0.02% in the last session The Dollar Index continues to trade within a narrow range, exhibiting minimal change with a marginal increase of 0.02% in the last session. Concurrently, U.S. equity markets find themselves …

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Upbeat Japanese CPI Fuels Yen’s Strength

Japan’s Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) data exceeded market expectations at 2%, strengthening the Japanese Yen against other major currencies. The bullish momentum in U.S. equity markets appears to be tapering off, trading flat in anticipation of the crucial U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) reading. This data is poised to influence market …

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All Eyes On Japan’s CPI

The robust U.S. stock markets, having reached record highs, paused for breath last Friday, reflecting a momentary halt in their bullish momentum. The robust U.S. stock markets, having reached record highs, paused for breath last Friday, reflecting a momentary halt in their bullish momentum. Conversely, the dollar index has maintained a subdued …

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Raving Sentiment In The U.S. Stock Markets

The U.S. stock markets, particularly the Nasdaq, have experienced a significant surge, reaching record high levels, largely driven by Nvidia’s impressive earnings report. The U.S. stock markets, particularly the Nasdaq, have experienced a significant surge, reaching record high levels, largely driven by Nvidia’s impressive earnings report, which signals a positive outlook for …

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Fed’s Tightening Policy Remain, Meeting Minutes Shows

The dollar index exhibited a narrow range of movement following the much-anticipated release of the FOMC meeting minutes yesterday. The dollar index exhibited a narrow range of movement following the much-anticipated release of the FOMC meeting minutes yesterday. As anticipated, board members expressed concerns about the potential risks of cutting rates too …

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Dollar Eases Ahead Of FOMC Meeting Minutes

As the FOMC January meeting minutes loom, the Dollar Index (DXY) is losing steam, struggling to maintain its value above $104. As the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) January meeting minutes loom, the Dollar Index (DXY) is losing steam, struggling to maintain its value above $104. Conversely, gold prices are surging due …

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Fed’s Tightening Policy Remain, Meeting Minutes Shows

The dollar index exhibited a narrow range of movement following the much-anticipated release of the FOMC meeting minutes yesterday. The dollar index exhibited a narrow range of movement following the much-anticipated release of the FOMC meeting minutes yesterday. As anticipated, board members expressed concerns about the potential risks of cutting rates too …

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Raving Sentiment in the U.S. Stock Markets

The U.S. stock markets, particularly the Nasdaq, have experienced a significant surge, reaching record high levels, largely driven by Nvidia’s impressive earnings report. The U.S. stock markets, particularly the Nasdaq, have experienced a significant surge, reaching record high levels, largely driven by Nvidia’s impressive earnings report, which signals a positive outlook for …

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China Cuts Mortgage Rate To Revive Property Market

China has executed its most substantial cut on record to the five-year loan prime rate in an effort to stimulate its economy. China has executed its most substantial cut on record to the five-year loan prime rate in an effort to stimulate its economy. However, the equity markets, including Hang Seng, have …

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China Cuts Mortgage Rate To Revive Property Market

China has executed its most substantial cut on record to the five-year loan prime rate in an effort to stimulate its economy. China has executed its most substantial cut on record to the five-year loan prime rate in an effort to stimulate its economy. However, the equity markets, including Hang Seng, have …

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Dollar Holds Steady, All Eyes On US GDP Release 

Amidst positive US economic indicators, the Dollar Index remains stable, dampening expectations for a Federal Reserve rate cut. Amidst positive US economic indicators, the Dollar Index remains stable, dampening expectations for a Federal Reserve rate cut. Robust US equity markets, fueled by strong corporate results, counter rising Treasury yields. Gold faces downward …

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All Eye On U.S. PCE Data

The U.S. equity markets continue to surge, propelled by a rally in tech stocks, notably led by Nvidia—the world’s largest chip maker. The U.S. equity markets continue to surge, propelled by a rally in tech stocks, notably led by Nvidia—the world’s largest chip maker. Optimistic earnings outlooks from Nvidia suggest that the …

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U.S. PCE Pressures Dollar To Trade Lower

The PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, the PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The inflation data, aligning with market expectations at 2.6%, suggests that pricing pressures in …

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Dollar Poise Ahead Of Interest Rate Decision

The U.S. dollar has been trading sideways recently, as market participants await the pivotal Federal Reserve interest rate decision The U.S. dollar has been trading sideways recently, as market participants await the pivotal Federal Reserve interest rate decision, along with the release of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes scheduled …

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Yen Stimulates by Hawkish BoJ meeting minutes

The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of the negative rate policy were noted. The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of …

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Powell’s Hawkish Statement Stirs Equity Market

Jerome Powell emphasised that the central bank is not in a rush to shift its monetary policy and has ruled out near-term interest rate cuts The Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision aligned with market expectations, maintaining the rate at its current level. However, the notable aspect of the event unfolded in the …

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Powell’s Hawkish Statement Stirs Equity Market

Jerome Powell emphasised that the central bank is not in a rush to shift its monetary policy and has ruled out near-term interest rate cuts The Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision aligned with market expectations, maintaining the rate at its current level. However, the notable aspect of the event unfolded in the …

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U.S. Dollar Eases Ahead Of Nonfarm Payroll

U.S. equity markets staged a rebound fueled by impressive earnings reports, and this positive sentiment spilled over to Asian markets U.S. equity markets staged a rebound fueled by impressive earnings reports, and this positive sentiment spilled over to Asian markets, including Hong Kong and China, which all opened on a positive note. …

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Upbeat NFP Stimulates Dollar

The robust U.S. Nonfarm Payroll report released last Friday, with a reading of 353k has significantly impacted the market The robust U.S. Nonfarm Payroll report released last Friday, with a reading of 353k, higher than the previous 333k, has significantly impacted the market. The data suggests that the U.S. labour market remains …

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U.S. Dollar Remain Strong On Upbeat Economic Data

The dollar maintained its strength and continued to rise, propelled by robust economic data released yesterday. The dollar maintained its strength and continued to rise, propelled by robust economic data released yesterday. Higher-than-expected ISM PMI figures indicated ongoing strength in the U.S. economy despite elevated borrowing costs. The U.S. equity markets faced …

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Hang Seng Stock Index Rebounds Strongly

The Hang Seng Index has continued to show strength for the second consecutive session, with the Chinese government support. The Hang Seng Index has continued to show strength for the second consecutive session, with the Chinese government directing the China sovereign fund to provide support to the Chinese equity markets. In contrast, …

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Fed’s Hawkish Tone Buoys The Dollar

Several Fed officials have made consistent statements following last week’s interest rate decision and the disclosure of the Nonfarm Payroll. Several Fed officials have made consistent statements following last week’s interest rate decision and the disclosure of the Nonfarm Payroll. Jerome Powell and his colleagues have emphasised that the strength of the …

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Oil Prices Surge On Geopolitical Uncertainty

Oil prices surged by over 3% yesterday, driven by escalating tensions in the Middle East Oil prices surged by over 3% yesterday, driven by escalating tensions in the Middle East. Ceasefire talks took a gloomy turn as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the Gaza deal, deeming it “delusional.” This geopolitical uncertainty …

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Dollar Flat: Investors Await Key Inflation Report

Dollar in consolidation mode ahead of key economic data, investors are advised to continue eyeing on US CPI. The US Dollar adopts a consolidated stance in anticipation of key economic data, particularly US inflation and retail sales figures. Investors are closely monitoring the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January, expecting a year-on-year …

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Robust CPI Report Sparks Surge In Dollar Demand

January’s inflation exceeds expectations at 0.30% monthly and 3.10% year-on-year, reinforcing the Dollar’s strength. The Dollar Index hits a three-month high, driven by robust economic indicators, including strong job reports, GDP figures and US inflation. January’s inflation exceeds expectations at 0.30% monthly and 3.10% year-on-year, reinforcing the Dollar’s strength. Market expectations for …

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U.S. Dollar Edges Higher Ahead Of GDP 

In the financial markets, the U.S. long-term treasury yield held firm above 4.1%, contributing to a slight uptick in the U.S. dollar’s value on the previous day. In the financial markets, the U.S. long-term treasury yield held firm above 4.1%, contributing to a slight uptick in the U.S. dollar’s value on the …

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U.S. Equity Markets Trade At All-Time High

U.S. equity markets saw upward momentum, driven by a rally in tech stocks. The U.S. dollar maintained a sideways trajectory as market participants awaited more cues from the U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data that is due on Friday. Investors are keenly observing developments that could provide insights into the upcoming monetary …

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Robust CPI Report Sparks Surge In Dollar Demand

January’s inflation exceeds expectations at 0.30% monthly and 3.10% year-on-year, reinforcing the Dollar’s strength. The Dollar Index hits a three-month high, driven by robust economic indicators, including strong job reports, GDP figures and US inflation. January’s inflation exceeds expectations at 0.30% monthly and 3.10% year-on-year, reinforcing the Dollar’s strength. Market expectations for …

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Dollar Ease On Profit-Taking Sentiment

The Dollar Index (DXY) experienced a moderation in its bullish momentum due to prevailing profit-taking sentiment in the market. The Dollar Index (DXY), initially bolstered by a positive Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading, experienced a moderation in its bullish momentum due to prevailing profit-taking sentiment in the market. Nevertheless, the steadfastly hawkish …

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Soft Retail Sales Hammers Dollar

The Retail Sales figure disappointed at -0.8%, marking its lowest point since January 2023. This has fueled expectations for a potential rate cut by the Federal Reserve in May. The much-anticipated U.S. Retail Sales figures failed to sustain positive sentiment following the robust Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading unveiled last Tuesday. Despite …

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Dollar Retreats On Profit-Taking, Eyes On FOMC Minutes

The US Dollar undergoes a notable retreat driven by profit-taking activities following recent gains, fueled by optimistic economic data The US Dollar undergoes a notable retreat driven by profit-taking activities following recent gains, fueled by optimistic economic data suggesting a delay in Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. Despite the pullback, the dollar’s overall …

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Yen Stimulates by Hawkish BoJ meeting minutes

The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of the negative rate policy were noted. The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of …

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U.S. PCE Pressures Dollar To Trade Lower

The PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, the PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The inflation data, aligning with market expectations at 2.6%, suggests that pricing pressures in …

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Dollar Poise Ahead Of Interest Rate Decision

The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of the negative rate policy were noted. The Japanese Yen gained strength following the release of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting minutes, where discussions about the potential end of …

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U.S. PCE Pressures Dollar to Trade Lower

The PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, the PCE reading, revealed last Friday, contributed to a decline in the strength of the dollar. The inflation data, aligning with market expectations at 2.6%, suggests that pricing pressures in …

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All Eye On U.S. PCE Data

The U.S. equity markets continue to surge, propelled by a rally in tech stocks, notably led by Nvidia—the world’s largest chip maker. The U.S. equity markets continue to surge, propelled by a rally in tech stocks, notably led by Nvidia—the world’s largest chip maker. Optimistic earnings outlooks from Nvidia suggest that the …

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U.S. Equity Markets Trade At All-Time High

U.S. equity markets saw upward momentum, driven by a rally in tech stocks. The U.S. dollar maintained a sideways trajectory as market participants awaited more cues from the U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data that is due on Friday. Investors are keenly observing developments that could provide insights into the upcoming monetary …

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U.S. Dollar Edges Higher Ahead Of GDP 

In the financial markets, the U.S. long-term treasury yield held firm above 4.1%, contributing to a slight uptick in the U.S. dollar’s value on the previous day. In the financial markets, the U.S. long-term treasury yield held firm above 4.1%, contributing to a slight uptick in the U.S. dollar’s value on the …

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All Eyes On BoJ Interest Rate Decision

The market is dominated by speculation regarding an early rate cut by the Federal Reserve, leading to record highs in U.S. equity markets The market is dominated by speculation regarding an early rate cut by the Federal Reserve, leading to record highs in U.S. equity markets. Despite a recent slide in the …

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Dollar Gain On Upbeat Retail Sales Figure

The U.S. dollar secured its fifth consecutive session of gains, continuing its upward trajectory following a better-than-expected U.S. Retail Sales data. The U.S. dollar secured its fifth consecutive session of gains, continuing its upward trajectory following a better-than-expected U.S. Retail Sales data. Robust economic indicators, including a rebound in the Consumer Price …

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U.S. Government Shutdown Averts Fuels Risk-On Sentiment

The greenback experiences a slight easing as the U.S. Congress approves funding for government spending The U.S. economic data continues to underscore robust performance, contributing to the dollar’s strength. However, the greenback experiences a slight easing as the U.S. Congress approves funding for government spending, alleviating concerns about a potential government shutdown …

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Dollar Strengthen as Fed Rate Cut Speculation Wane

The U.S. dollar maintained its upward trajectory, putting pressure on both gold and equity markets. Despite a relatively dovish speech from Fed governor Christopher Waller, the U.S. dollar maintained its upward trajectory, putting pressure on both gold and equity markets. Wall Street faced selling pressure as early bets on Fed rate cuts …

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Hawkish Fed Meeting Minutes Boosts Dollar

The U.S. dollar strengthened, driven by the Hawkish narrative revealed in the meeting minutes. U.S. equity markets registered a second consecutive decline following the release of the December Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The U.S. central bank signalled an intention to maintain interest rates at a restrictive level for an extended period until …

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Oil Prices Jump As Red Sea Tension Escalates

Oil prices experienced a significant rally as geopolitical tensions heightened in the Red Sea. Oil prices experienced a significant rally, reaching their highest level in 2024, as geopolitical tensions heightened in the Red Sea. Following a retaliatory move by the U.S. against Houthi attacks on ships, airstrikes were launched, escalating tensions and …

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Dollar Strengthen As Sentiment Shift

The U.S. dollar has experienced a resurgence, reaching its highest level in a month, propelled by a revival in U.S. treasury yields. The U.S. dollar has experienced a resurgence, reaching its highest level in a month, propelled by a revival in U.S. treasury yields. This rebound signals a departure from earlier speculation …

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Oil Prices Drop To 4-Month Low

The financial markets experienced a relatively subdued session overnight, as lacking significant catalysts. Investor attention remains focused on the APEC forum The financial markets experienced a relatively subdued session overnight, lacking significant catalysts to drive decisive movements. Investor attention remains focused on the APEC forum, with particular interest in the meeting between …

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Soft CPI Lead To DXY Crashes

The Dollar Index took a substantial hit, plummeting over 1.5% in the wake of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) release. The Dollar index took a substantial hit, plummeting over 1.5% in the wake of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) release. The data indicated a softening of inflationary pressures, leading the …

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Dollar Gains On Upbeat Retail Sales

The U.S. dollar staged a modest recovery following a notable decline on Wednesday. However, the latest U.S. Retail Sales data surpassed expectations, supporting the greenback’s upward nudge. The U.S. dollar staged a modest recovery following a notable decline on Wednesday, spurred by indications of easing inflation from the U.S. CPI report. However, …

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Equity Market Bolstered By Fed Rate Peak Speculation

Recent weak U.S. economic data, hinting at slowed growth and contained inflation, suggests the Federal Reserve might be near the end of its tightening cycle. Recent downbeat economic data from the U.S., which indicates a moderation in economic performance and contained inflation, has led the market to believe that the Federal Reserve …

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Risk-on Sentiment Sparks Equity Market

Nasdaq ascended to nearly a two-year high, driven by anticipation surrounding Nvidia’s upcoming report. US dollar has slid to its lowest point since September Recent market dynamics have seen a surge in risk-on sentiment, with global equities rallying fervently. The Nasdaq has ascended to nearly a two-year high, driven by heightened anticipation …

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Dollar Drops On Dovish FOMC Minutes

Nvidia’s quarterly report beat expectations; however, the company’s share prices dropped about 2% after the closing bell. In a much-anticipated earnings release, Nvidia’s quarterly report beat expectations; however, the company’s share prices dropped about 2% after the closing bell. This unexpected downturn interrupted the recent winning streak in U.S. equity markets, dampening …

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Market Muted While Celebrating Thanksgiving

Amidst the Thanksgiving holiday, with the U.S. equity market closed, market observers anticipate subdued trading in the Dollar Index (DXY). Amidst the Thanksgiving holiday, with the U.S. equity market closed, market observers anticipate subdued trading in the Dollar Index (DXY) and gold prices throughout the festive season. Concurrently, the trajectory of oil …

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VIX At Record Low, Sparks Equity Market

The U.S. equity market is set to return to normal trading hours after the Thanksgiving holiday; The VIX index reaching its lowest level since January 2020 The U.S. equity market is set to return to normal trading hours after the Thanksgiving holiday; meanwhile, with the VIX index reaching its lowest level since …

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Dollar Weakens As The Treasury Yield Slumps

U.S. long-term treasury yields have retraced to recent lows downside pressure on the U.S. dollar U.S. long-term treasury yields have retraced to recent lows, adding sparking discussions about the possibility of the Federal Reserve cutting rates next year; this has added downside pressure on the U.S. dollar, with the dollar index reaching …

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Understanding The Basics Of Risk Management In Trading

Content: What Is Risk Management In TradingAssessing and Identifying Trading RisksMinimising Psychological Risks in TradingSetting Trading Goals And Risk ToleranceRisk Management With Order TypesOther Strategies For Risk Management In TradingMonitoring And Adjusting Risk Management StrategiesHow Stop-out And Margin Can Affect Your TradesShort-Term vs. Long-Term Risk Management In Trading What Is Risk Management …

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How To Identify Market Trends For Trend Trading Strategies

The trend trading strategy is a popular strategy employed by many traders seeking to capitalise on sustained price movements in the financial markets. By learning how to identify market trends and adhering to these trends, traders aim to ride the wave of momentum and potentially generate profitable trades. In this article, we …

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An Introduction To The Financial Markets And Trading

Financial trading refers to the buying and selling of financial instruments in the financial market, with the goal of generating profit from the price movements of these assets. It involves making decisions based on various factors, including market knowledge, market analysis and risk management strategies. What Are The Financial Market? A financial …

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All Eyes On Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

Before the release of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, the dollar surged impressively due to the positive initial jobless claims data. In anticipation of Jerome Powell’s address at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium today, the dollar surged impressively by over 0.6% yesterday, propelling the dollar index to a current trading position above …

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Powell’s Hawkish Statement Boosts Dollar

The Fed chief has jointly reaffirmed his determination to combat inflation, which has strengthened the dollar. The Fed chief, along with the Deputy Governor of the BoE and the Chair of ECB, have jointly reaffirmed their determination to combat inflation until it remains consistently within the targeted range. This Hawkish stance has …

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The Main Market Categories

Bullion Bullion refers to the physical gold and silver of high purity. The demand for bullion isn’t driven only by their practical use, but also by their role as investments and a store of value. Paper currencies come with all sorts of problems, like the risk of inflation in times of political …

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Risk-on Sentiment Heightens Ahead Of Job Data

US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after Jerome Powell’s dovish tone at the Jackson Hole Symposium. US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after assimilating Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole Symposium discourse. Powell’s subtly dovish tone vowed meticulous inflation management to foster risk appetite. Speculation also swirled around a softer …

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Softer Job Data Hammers Dollar

The decline in U.S. JOLTs Job Openings signals a cooling labor market, leading to a significant setback of nearly 5% for the dollar. In an unexpected turn, the U.S. JOLTs Job Openings report displayed a decline from its previous reading of 9.17 million to the current figure of 8.83 million, signalling a …

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The Basics Of Fundamental Analysis

When formulating a trading strategy, traders employ various tools that can be broadly classified into two types of analysis methods: technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Although there are differing opinions on each approach, there is no definitive answer as to which trading strategy is “superior.” Each analysis method has its own advantages, …

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U.S. Economic Data Continue To Dampen Dollar’s Strength

Downbeat U.S. economic data continue to hammer the dollar and is struggling to hold above $103 trajectory The United States continues to release disappointing economic data, leading to a further weakening of the dollar’s strength. The labour market’s cooling trend is evident as the ADP Nonfarm Employment Change figures declined to 177k, …

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Dollar Surge On Above Expectation Job Data

Dollar strengthened as U.S. economic data including PCE and initial Jobless Claims better than than market expectation. The U.S. equity market’s winning streak ended as the Dow Jones closed about 0.5% lower due to mixed economic data. The Fed’s preferred inflation measure, the PCE index, matched market forecasts at 4.2%, while Initial …

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Caixin Services PMI Shows China’s Economy Is Still Struggling

China’s equity market dropped, influenced by the decline of Caixin Services PMI reading, underscoring persistent challenges in China’s ongoing economic recovery. Last night, US markets observed Labor Day celebrations, resulting in a subdued environment across asset classes, marked by sideways trading. Conversely, China’s equity market experienced a morning session decline. The catalyst …

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Oil Prices Gain on OPEC+ Supply Cuts Extension

Dollar continues to edge higher, amid rising US Treasury yields. Oil prices surge as investors anticipate OPEC+ might extend its oil supply cut. The Dollar index has surged to its highest level since March, while the Dow Jones index closed lower for the third consecutive session. Several Federal Reserve governors have expressed …

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Dollar Strengthens on Fed Outlook

The Dollar index has traded steadily at around the $105 level as the market anticipates further monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. The Dollar index has traded steadily at around the $105 level as the market anticipates further monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. Short-term U.S. bond yields have surged past 5%, …

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Strong NFP Bolsters Dollar’s Strength

Nonfarm Payroll beat expectations, lifting the dollar. China reduced property down payments, boosting its equity markets. The latest Nonfarm Payroll report, released last Friday, exceeded market expectations with 187k jobs added, significantly higher than the previous 157k. This robust job data boosted the dollar by over 0.6%, while equity markets took some …

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Caixin Services PMI Shows China’s Economy is Still Struggling

China’s equity market dropped, influenced by the decline of Caixin Services PMI reading, underscoring persistent challenges in China’s ongoing economic recovery. Last night, US markets observed Labor Day celebrations, resulting in a subdued environment across asset classes, marked by sideways trading. Conversely, China’s equity market experienced a morning session decline. The catalyst …

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All Eyes On Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

Before the release of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, the dollar surged impressively due to the positive initial jobless claims data. In anticipation of Jerome Powell’s address at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium today, the dollar surged impressively by over 0.6% yesterday, propelling the dollar index to a current trading position above …

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Chinese Ailing Economy Drags Kiwi Lower

The New Zealand dollar has declined and cannot recover due to China’s ongoing struggles in stimulating its economy. The Chinese stock market remains in a downward trend, primarily influenced by challenges within the property sector and limited Chinese economic stimulus efforts. The recent bullish oil prices have also hindered the much-worried Chinese …

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Powell’s Hawkish Statement Boosts Dollar

The Fed chief has jointly reaffirmed his determination to combat inflation, which has strengthened the dollar. The Fed chief, along with the Deputy Governor of the BoE and the Chair of ECB, have jointly reaffirmed their determination to combat inflation until it remains consistently within the targeted range. This Hawkish stance has …

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Risk-on Sentiment Heightens Ahead Of Job Data

US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after Jerome Powell’s dovish tone at the Jackson Hole Symposium. US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after assimilating Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole Symposium discourse. Powell’s subtly dovish tone vowed meticulous inflation management to foster risk appetite. Speculation also swirled around a softer …

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Risk-on Sentiment Heightens Ahead Of Job Data

US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after Jerome Powell’s dovish tone at the Jackson Hole Symposium. US equities advanced as the dollar’s vigor abated after assimilating Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole Symposium discourse. Powell’s subtly dovish tone vowed meticulous inflation management to foster risk appetite. Speculation also swirled around a softer …

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Softer Job Data Hammers Dollar

The decline in U.S. JOLTs Job Openings signals a cooling labor market, leading to a significant setback of nearly 5% for the dollar. In an unexpected turn, the U.S. JOLTs Job Openings report displayed a decline from its previous reading of 9.17 million to the current figure of 8.83 million, signalling a …

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U.S. Economic Data Continue To Dampen Dollar’s Strength

Downbeat U.S. economic data continue to hammer the dollar and is struggling to hold above $103 trajectory The United States continues to release disappointing economic data, leading to a further weakening of the dollar’s strength. The labour market’s cooling trend is evident as the ADP Nonfarm Employment Change figures declined to 177k, …

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Dollar Surge on Above Expectation Job Data

Dollar strengthened as U.S. economic data including PCE and initial Jobless Claims better than than market expectation. The U.S. equity market’s winning streak ended as the Dow Jones closed about 0.5% lower due to mixed economic data. The Fed’s preferred inflation measure, the PCE index, matched market forecasts at 4.2%, while Initial …

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Market Calm Before U.S. Retail Sales Releases

The financial market was relatively calm last night ahead of the release of U.S. retail sales data scheduled for later at 15:30 (GMT+3). The financial market experienced a relatively calm session last night as investors awaited the release of U.S. retail sales data scheduled for later today (18th July). Major currency pairs …

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China’s GDP Misses Expectation, Hammers Oil Prices

The latest release of China’s second-quarter GDP has fallen short of market expectations which has exerted upward pressure on oil prices. Investors are wagering that the upcoming rate hike in July will mark the end of the tightening cycle, yet Federal Reserve officials are keeping their options open for a potential increase …

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CPI Hammers DXY To Below $100

The U.S. dollar continues to decline, breaking below the key psychological support level of $100. The release of lower-than-expected CPI data on Wednesday has significantly impacted the financial market. The equity market has extended its gains, while gold prices have risen by over 1.5% following the data release. Conversely, the U.S. dollar …

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CPI Shows U.S. Inflation Softening

US CPI released yesterday showed a two-year low inflation rate of 3%, leading to a decline in the US dollar. Yesterday’s release of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) revealed that the country’s inflation had reached a two-year low of 3%, lower than the previous reading and the forecasted figure. As a …

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Japanese Yen Strengthen With Heighten Recession Risk

Major central banks tightening policies, boosts Japanese Yen. The Japanese Yen has reached its highest level in a month, surpassing the 140 mark against the U.S. dollar. This surge is attributed to the growing concerns of a global economic downturn due to major central banks tightening their monetary policies to combat persistent …

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Fed Officials Emphasise Higher Interest Rate Needed

Markets are now assessing the hawkish outlook against visibly cooling inflation Several Federal Reserve officials have expressed the view that interest rates need to be raised further this year in order to bring inflation back to the targeted rate of 2%. Despite this hawkish sentiment from the Fed, the market is inclined …

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Fed June Minutes Reveal Hawkish Stance

FOMC meeting minutes spark demand on the US Dollar Last night’s release of the FOMC meeting minutes revealed a divergence of opinions among Fed officials, with the majority committed to further rate hikes in their ongoing battle against persistent inflation. The Fed is expected to continue its rate hike cycle this month, …

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RBA Holding The Interest Rate Unchanged

Market participants remained relatively calm, eye on several crucial data including Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) The market was surprised when the RBA decided to keep rates unchanged yesterday. The Australian central bank emphasized a data-dependent strategy and indicated potential future tightening if necessary. Oil prices slightly increased as Saudi Arabia unilaterally reduced production, …

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Aussie Dollar Gains Ahead Of RBA Rate Decision

The disappointed PMI reading indicates a lack of optimism in the manufacturing sector Investors await the RBA’s interest rate decision, expecting a 25 bps rate hike. Despite Australia’s CPI dropping to 5.6%, it remains distant from the 2% target. Meanwhile, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) readings in both the United States and …

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U.S. PCE Shows Inflation Moderating

Cooling inflation has given hopes to the equity markets and weighed on the dollar The US Dollar has strengthened significantly as economic data exceeded expectations, bolstering confidence in the currency. Furthermore, the robust performance of the banking sector has ignited positive momentum in the US equity market. The Federal Reserve’s stress test …

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How To Identify Market Trends For Trend Trading Strategies

The trend trading strategy is a popular strategy employed by many traders seeking to capitalise on sustained price movements in the financial markets. By learning how to identify market trends and adhering to these trends, traders aim to ride the wave of momentum and potentially generate profitable trades. In this article, we …

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Resilient US Dollar And Robust Banks: Key Market Highlights

Solid US economic data continue to boost demand on US Dollar. The US Dollar has gained strength as economic data surpassed expectations. Meanwhile, the robust banking sector sparked bullish momentum in the US equity market. The Federal Reserve’s stress test results showcased the resilience of major banks, including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, …

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Dollar Gains As Federal Reserve Unleashes Hawkish Tone

Fed’s hawkish tone continues to spark rate hike expectations, US Dollar extend its bullish momentum. The global financial landscape is being marked by shifting monetary policies and concerns over inflationary pressures. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s hawkish tone has injected confidence in the US dollar, as market expectations for a rate hike …

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Equity Markets Positive After Russia Mutiny Resolved

Geopolitical tensions eased following Prigozhin’s troops retreat from Moscow as both parties had reached consensus on certain deals. Political instability in Russia has abated as Prigozhin’s troops retreat from Moscow, leading to a positive response in equity markets, particularly the Nasdaq, which rose over 1%. Oil and gold prices declined as the …

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Stock Markets Slide As Russian Instability Continues

The geopolitical uncertainty saw gold rise slightly, while lending support to a crude oil market plagued by demand concerns Stock markets were rattled as the events over the weekend in Russia heightened geopolitical uncertainty. In a late-night televised speech, the Russian president condemned the leaders of the Wagner mercenaries as traitors, further …

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Russia Mutiny Spurs Risk-Off Sentiment

The rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is facing a significant challenge as the Wagner mercenary group advances towards Moscow. The rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has held power for 23 years, is facing a significant challenge as the Wagner mercenary group advances towards Moscow. This development has caused concerns …

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BoE Surprises With 50 Bps Rate Hike

Hike expectations have also increased across other central banks as the focus shifts back to inflation Markets have increased the probability of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, a sentiment also applied to other major central banks worldwide, including those of the U.K, Switzerland, and Norway. Furthermore, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen …

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Powell Signals Higher Rates

On the first day of Jerome Powell’s two-day testimony before the House, the Federal Reserve Chair delivered a semi-annual monetary policy report. The equity markets and the dollar both experienced declines as Powell took a hawkish stance, stating that the central bank would need to raise interest rates further to curtail U.S. …

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Dollar Stands Pat Ahead Of Powell’s Testimony

Fed Chair Jerome Powell is due to give his twice-yearly testimony before congress today The market is exhibiting cautious sentiment as it edged lower in anticipation of Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivering his semi-annual monetary policy report before the House today (21st June). Investors closely scrutinise this two-day testimony to gain insights …

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Positive Talks Between Blinken And Xi Spur Hope For Equities

Additionally, China has announced its first reduction in the benchmark lending rate in 10 months, a move that could provide support for oil prices. Last night, the U.S. Secretary of State met with the Chinese President and expressed satisfaction with the accomplishments of their trip. This positive development in bilateral relations has …

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Blinken Potentially Meeting President Xi

Improved relationships between the US and China could potentially lead to the equities markets surging Equities in the U.S. contracted last Friday after a bullish run in the past week with Nasdaq up by more than 3%. Notably, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visit to China, including meetings with top diplomats …

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Dollar Surrenders After Rate Pause Decision

Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain the interest rate unchanged, equity markets responded positively, leading to upward movements, while the U.S. dollar experienced a significant decline of nearly 1% last night. On the other hand, Asian equities continue to gain, helped by the expectation of more stimulus from China. On top …

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Hawkish Tone From The Fed After Rate Pause

While the Fed has paused rates at their June FOMC meeting, their hawkish tone has caused the dollar to rise The Federal Reserve kept the interest rate unchanged at 5.25%, in line with market expectations, as U.S. inflation showed signs of moderating. Despite a rate pause, the dollar quickly erased its losses …

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Higher Chance For Rate Pause With Softer CPI

Inflation came in lower-than-expected and versus the previous month, signalling a June pause on the Fed’s hiking cycle. The equity markets experienced gains, accompanied by a weakening of the dollar, following the release of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) yesterday. The U.S. CPI decreased to 4% from the previous month’s 4.9%, …

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The U.S. equity market witnessed a notable rally as investors expressed optimism about the possibility of the Federal Reserve pausing the rate hike The U.S. equity market witnessed a notable rally as investors expressed optimism about the possibility of the Federal Reserve pausing the rate hike, with the decision scheduled to be …

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Market Sideways Ahead Of U.S. CPI 

Dollar movement remains muted as investors await inflation data as well as the upcoming FOMC meeting The upcoming week is expected to be quite busy for investors, as significant events are anticipated to have a profound impact on the market. The U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be released on Tuesday, setting …

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Dollar Drops On Cooling U.S. Job Market

High jobless claims have weighed on the dollar and thrown a wrench into the market outlook on the Fed’s hiking schedule U.S. initial jobless claims recorded the highest level since October 2021, confusing the market which previously speculated the Fed might follow the footstep of RBA and BoC to raise rates next …

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Is The Fed Going To Raise Interest Rates In June?

After the rate hikes by the Canadian central bank and the RBA, the Federal Reserve is now under pressure to consider raising interest rates. Despite the prevailing risk of an economic downturn in Australia, the RBA surprised the market by adding another 25 bps to its interest rate, vowing to bring the …

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Asian Equities Rise On China Stimulus Package

Additionally, a planned visit by the US Secretary of State has boosted indices like the HSI The Chinese government introduced an economic stimulus package, including lowering their deposit rate as soon as mid-June. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of State has planned to visit China, which may improve the bilateral relationship between the …

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Dollar Hammered By Weak PMI Data

The dollar’s value experienced a decline, falling below $104 following the release of disappointing U.S. service PMI data. The reading dropped from 51.9 to 50.3, prompting the market to reconsider the possibility of the Federal Reserve pausing its interest rate hike in June. Investors are currently awaiting the announcement from the Reserve …

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Dollar Surges on Impressive NFP and Debt Ceiling Resolution

Markets are now risk-on after the US Nonfarm Payrolls reported a much higher-than-expected increase in jobs. In response to impressive non-farm payroll figures, the US Dollar surged, buoyed by renewed market optimism surrounding the US economic progression. NFP in May saw a remarkable increase of 330,000 jobs, surpassing expectations and outpacing the …

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Is The Fed Skipping The June Rate Hike?

Over 70% of punters are now betting on a hike pause at the upcoming FOMC meeting The focus of attention is currently directed towards the U.S. Senate, where the passage of the debt limit is being closely observed. Concurrently, senators are engaged in debates concerning 11 amendments to the bill. The value …

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All Eyes On U.S. Senate For Debt Ceiling Conclusion

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Debt-Limit Bill Clears 1st Hurdle

Uncertainty Remains In The Markets As Both Political Parties In The U.S. Continue With Their Discourse Around The Debt Ceiling Issue The bill regarding the U.S. debt limit has successfully cleared its first obstacle at the House Rules Committee, but it now faces another challenge in Congress. Ahead of the bill’s debate …

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Optimism Ignites Asian Markets As Debt Ceiling Deal Sparks Risk Appetite

Market participants are now eagerly waiting for the conclusion of a debt ceiling deal in congress Global markets experienced a mixed landscape as Western holidays provided a sense of calm for dollar-related currencies. In contrast, Asian markets saw a surge in positive sentiment, driving the Nikkei index to its highest level in …

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Dollar Soars On Optimistic Debt Ceiling Deal

Markets Risk-on After Positive U.S. debt Ceiling Deal Boosted The Dollar The US Dollar continued its impressive rally, buoyed by the optimistic prospects of a tentative debt ceiling deal between President Joe Biden and top Republican Kevin McCarthy. The deal aims to avert a potentially catastrophic default, boosting investor sentiment. Concurrently, the …

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Dollar Surges On Robust Economic Data, Fueling Investor Confidence

The US Dollar was buoyed by robust US economic data and positive market sentiment. US GDP exceeded expectations, posting a strong growth rate of 1.30% compared to the projected 1.10%. Encouraging job market data also contributed to the dollar’s strength, with Initial Jobless Claims coming in lower than anticipated at 229K. The …

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Credit Rating Agencies Threatens to Cut U.S. Rating

Fitch has threatened to lower the US’ AAA rating as the debt ceiling issue remains at an impasse Wall Street slid as well as the Asian stock markets as the worries over the debt ceiling escalated when the time was getting closer to the X-date. Meanwhile, the dollar strengthened to its highest …

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U.S. Debt Ceiling Remains At An Impasse

The Biden-McCarthy meeting on the debt-limit bill has yet to yield any deal to avert a catastrophic U.S. default, with U.S. Treasury secretary warning that the country will run out of cash in June. Market sentiment worsened as the White House has no more meetings planned; and gold prices have rebounded due …

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Biden-McCarthy Talks Productive

Both President Biden and the House Speaker claimed that yesterday’s meeting on the debt-limit bill has a productive outcome but both parties are yet to come to an agreement. Meanwhile, U.S. treasury secretary Janet Yellen, reiterated that the department will run out of cash in early June. The dollar index has strengthened …

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Debt-Limit Talks Resume

After a brief setback in debt ceiling talks, US President Joe Biden is set to resume discussions with Kevin McCarthy President Biden is scheduled to resume discussions on the debt limit with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday, following his participation in the G-7 Summit. The dollar index reached its highest level …

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Optimism Showed About Debt Ceiling Between Biden and McCarthy

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was optimistic that congressional negotiators could reach a deal to raise or suspend the debt ceiling in time. The focus on resolving the debt limit issue overshadowed macroeconomic data as the June 1 deadline approached. McCarthy’s positive outlook came after a meeting at the White House and the …

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Dollar Surges On Positive Data And US Debt Ceiling Deal

Optimism In The Markets Has Seen The US Dollar Index And Equities Rising In Tandem The Dollar Index surged, buoyed by upbeat economic data, and the optimism surrounding a potential deal to raise the US debt ceiling. Prominent Republican Kevin McCarthy expressed confidence in passing a bill to increase the debt ceiling, …

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Debt Ceiling Optimism Overshadows Macro Data

The dollar has hit a 7-week high after significant progress on the debt ceiling bill has been reached. Macroeconomic data has taken a backseat as the U.S. nears its 1 June debt ceiling deadline as outlined by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Unlike the hard data of economic releases, this is a political …

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Biden Confident On Debt Ceiling Bill

President Biden is confident in reaching a bipartisan agreement with congressional leaders to elevate the debt ceiling, effectively averting an unprecedented default situation for the United States. This development has sparked a wave of optimism, prompting the dollar to trade higher, while the safe haven commodity gold languishes amid the surge in …

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Positive Progress On U.S. Debt Ceiling Bill

Investors are rotating out of gold en masse on optimism surrounding the U.S. avoiding a default Both President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy struck an optimistic tone regarding the prospects of reaching a consensus to raise the national debt ceiling and avert a potentially catastrophic default on the debt. As a …

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All Eyes On Biden Meeting Outcome

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has once again emphasised the need to pass the debt ceiling bill before June 1, warning that failure to do so could result in the federal government running out of cash to meet its obligations. President Biden is set to hold a meeting with congressional leaders today …

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Dollar Boosted By Fed’s Hawkish Comments

A bounce in the U.S. dollar has put downward pressure on oil and gold prices Equity markets were stagnant while the dollar has strengthened, driven by hawkish comments from various Fed officials stressing high inflation in the U.S. On the other hand, President Joe Biden and the country’s congressional leaders are going …

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Investor sentiment has taken a hit in the market following the postponement of a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and the House Speaker to address the looming debt ceiling crisis. The Biden administration is under pressure to pass the debt ceiling bill by June to avoid a potential default on the …

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Soft CPI Give Fed Room To Pause Rates

A lower-than-expected inflation has lent optimism to the markets The latest U.S. inflation figures have provided the Federal Reserve with some respite on its upcoming rate hike decision. The data for April showed a slight drop in inflation to 4.9% from 5%, easing the Fed’s dilemma. As a result, the dollar weakened …

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Markets Calm Before U.S. Inflation Data

Ahead of the release of U.S. CPI, the markets remain subdued as most asset classes saw little change overnight. As investors await the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and monitor the development of the U.S. debt ceiling, the markets remain subdued. Most of the asset classes saw little change overnight ahead of …

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Markets Quietly Await U.S. CPI

The markets are quiet before the U.S. CPI released on Wednesday (10th May). U.S. equity markets moved sideways while the dollar index and gold prices have little change as the market is digesting the renewed banking sector risk as well as developments regarding the U.S. debt ceiling. On the other hand, Australia …

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Share Markets Advance After NFP Release

The Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) reading was in line with expectations, showing a substantial increase from the previous reading of 165,000 to 253,000. This suggests that the job market in the United States remains strong, indicating a robust economy. The equity market responded positively to this economic data and closed higher, resulting in …

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Equity Market Slides Ahead Of NFP Release

Renewed fears about the banking crisis have caused investors to turn risk-off even as gold hits a new high While investors are still digesting the recent rate hike by both the Fed and the ECB, the equity markets continue to slide with the renewed banking turmoil. Several regional banks in the US …

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Fed Meeting Goes As Expected, Signals Potential Hike Pause

Traders are strongly advised to look out for Friday’s Nonfarm Payrolls data, meanwhile, is estimated to be at 180K, lower than the previous month’s 236K In line with market expectations, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25%, or 25 basis points, bringing the so-called Fed fund rate up to between …

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Fed Rate At The Highest Level Since 2007

The dollar has dipped on dovish expectations and downward pressure on the economy Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced yesterday that the central bank would deliver its 10th consecutive interest-rate hike of 25 basis points, bringing the Fed rate to 5.25%, its highest level since 2007. Powell also hinted that the Fed …

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Markets are widely expecting a 25-point hike at the upcoming Fed meeting The U.S. financial markets experienced much-needed stabilisation after JP Morgan’s acquisition of First Republic bank, the latest financial institution to fail. This development has lifted the U.S. equities markets, with Asian markets also opening higher after returning from the labour …

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Wall Street Rally Boosts Asian Equities

Markets now hang in balance with the future of First Republic Bank on contagion concerns Wall Street’s gained at the end of last week as investors waited for news on a bid for First Republic Bank. Japanese and Australian stocks edged higher, while U.S. futures were broadly flat in early Asian trading …

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The tech-heavy index is up over 2.7% on the day, with companies like Meta Platforms leading the rise Nasdaq led a Wall Street rally driven by robust earnings from US tech firms, despite concerns over US economic growth. Meta Platforms saw the biggest gains after forecasting quarterly revenue above estimates, citing AI’s …

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Euro Surges on Upward German Growth Forecast, ECB Hawkish Tone

The euro has received a boost from a combination of hawkish guidance from the ECB and positive economic data in the region The Euro stole the spotlight as it surged to a record high following Germany’s upward revision of its economic growth forecast for 2023. The move is reinforced by positive indicators, …

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First Republic Bank’s Deposit Plunge Sparks Risk-Off

A probable bank run and a far lower-than-expected drop in deposits have prompted market participants to turn to safe havens First Republic Bank’s disappointing first-quarter results with a significant plunge in deposit levels, had raised concerns about the bank’s financial health. This triggered a risk-off sentiment, driving the CBOE Volatility Index to …

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Dollar Slips Ahead of Fed’s Monetary Policy Decision

With a 25-point hike already priced in for the dollar, investors have turned to the ECB’s hawkish outlook to price the euro The US Dollar slipped to a one-week low as investors pondered the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy ahead of next week’s meeting, where a rate hike is expected. Uncertainty lingers, with …

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The U.S. is trading flat as the markets prepare for potential uncertainty ahead of GDP and inflation figures The King Dollar is trading flat as market participants prepare for potential uncertainties. The upcoming release of GDP figures, core PCE price index, and employment cost index are critical for global investors. Meanwhile, the …

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Asian Shares Dip Amid Cautious Trading

The VIX dipped to its lowest level in over a year as equities trade sideways ahead of the Fed interest rate decision Asian shares traded lower, and U.S. equity futures fell as investors remained cautious after Wall Street closed with little change. The CBOE VIX volatility index hit its lowest level in …

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USD remains elevated even as the economy shows signs of weakening The U.S dollar saw a bounce on Monday after a sustained dip on the back of signs of easing inflation and the recent bank stress. Resilient retails sales, optimistic earnings in Wall Street, and hike-signalling from the Fed have caused the …

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Dollar Struggles as Investors Remain Sceptical of Fed’s Hawkish Tone

The US Dollar is uncertain due to recent hawkish comments by Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic and James Bullard on rate hikes. The US Dollar continues to struggle as uncertainty over US monetary policy lingers in the global financial market. Despite hawkish comments from Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic and James Bullard …

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China’s GDP Shows Solid Economic Recovery

Economic growth in the world’s second-largest economy will be bullish for oil prices China’s freshly released economic data has shown resilient growth in the country compared to the previous quarter. China’s GDP in the first quarter surged to 2.2% from the previous quarter’s 0%, a favourable sign that could potentially stimulate higher …

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Markets Cautious Ahead of Earnings Season

Equities are muted as markets await the expected volatility of the earnings season US index futures cautiously climbed during the Asian market session, signalling investors’ apprehension ahead of the upcoming earnings season. Against the backdrop of growing concerns over economic slowdown and the possibility of further rate hikes, market volatility is expected …

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Rate Hike Expectations Falter as PPI Plummets 

The US Producer Price Index came in lower than expected The US Federal Reserve’s rate hike expectations have continued to wane amid a flurry of lacklustre economic data. The latest blow to inflationary pressures came from the Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which displayed a significant …

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US Dollar Dips as Inflation Falls Short. 

US Treasury yields and the Greenback dipped as investors recalibrated their expectations for rate hikes following the release of March’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which came in below the market consensus. This unexpected dip in inflation triggered a surge in the prices of non-yielding assets such as gold and crude oil, as …

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Markets Calm Before Inflation Data

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The market has a higher risk tolerance, with U.S. equity markets edging higher and the dollar extending its gain for the 2nd straight session. On the other hand, notwithstanding a dovish stance from the newly appointed BoJ governor, economists projected that the ultra-loose monetary policy is unsustainable with the rising inflation in …

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Mixed Asian Shares After Surprise Rate Hike by RBNZ

Asian markets were mixed as investors digested a US labour report showing a drop in job openings to their lowest level in almost two years in February. New Zealand’s central bank increased its benchmark cash rate by 50 basis points to 5.25%, causing the New Zealand dollar to strengthen by almost 0.9%. …

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Most of the asset classes were muted ahead of the Nonfarm Payroll report which will be released today; Markets seemed confused and contradictory between asset classes with the backdrop of high inflation and recession fears. Assets class, including equity markets, the U.S. dollar, gold, stayed flat on Thursday amid directionless trading. On …

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Nasdaq 100 Enters Bull Market as Fears Over Banking Crisis Ease

On Wednesday, 8 March, the U.S. ADP Nonfarm Employment Change data for February was released, coming in at a lower-than-expected 145,000 against the expected 200,000 and down from January’s figure of an upwardly-revised 261,000. This is the latest in a string of cooling data showing that the Fed’s aggressive tightening regime might …

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Recession fears have escalated in the markets, especially after the ADP Nonfarm payroll was released yesterday. The dollar index traded higher, and gold prices poised at a yearly high as safe-haven assets are being sought after by investors amid a recession looming with a lower-than-expected U.S. job report. On top of that, …

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Banking Crisis Fears Resurface

Evidence of a weakening U.S. economy has led investors to rotate out of the dollar Although a hawkish statement from Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester advocated for sustained rates above 5%; the market is struggling with the resurgence of banking fears. The newly released economic data, including the manufacturing PMI and JOLTs …

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Stock Markets Mixed On Concerns Over Oil Inflation Risk

OPEC+’s surprise production cut has roiled Asian the equity markets U.S. equity markets continue to be bullish, with market sentiment continuing upwards after the banking sector woes. Asian markets saw mixed performance due to inflationary worry after a surprise move from OPEC+. The oil cartel further cut production by more than 1 …

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Oil Prices Surges With OPEC+ Surprise Supply Cuts 

Oil prices surged by more than 8%, with WTI crude trading above $81 for the first time since January after an unexpected announcement from OPEC+ to cut crude supply to tighten the market. The oil allies announced cutting more than 1 million barrels of oil per day, with Saudi Arabia leading the …

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Crude Surges on Surprise OPEC+ Cuts

Oil prices surged at the beginning of the week after OPEC+ unexpectedly announced crude output cuts that could tighten the market, causing inflationary concerns for the global economy. The cuts, which will exceed 1 million barrels a day, were not expected by traders who anticipated output to remain steady. Goldman Sachs raised …

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Global Markets Maintain Risk-On Sentiment in Anticipation of Key PCE Reports

China’s economic performance continues to astound global markets as the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data revealed that the service sector activity in the country surged to its fastest pace in 12 years in March. Such sentiment has sparked optimism for the antipodean currencies, which are closely linked to China’s economy. The …

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Tech Shares Push Wall Street Higher

Wall Street rallied following the footstep of Asian equity markets last night, pushed by tech shares as concerns over the stability of the financial system continue to ease. An increasing risk-on attitude has also muted the gold prices and the U.S. dollar while U.S. treasuries yield stays flat. Before the RBA announces …

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China Equity Market Rallies with Alibaba Revamp

Driven by tech shares, as concern over the financial system eased, Wall Street and Asian equity markets rallied Chinese stock indices, including the Hang Seng Index, rallied as Alibaba said it would split the company into 6 units that would potentially be listed individually. This reflects a loosening attitude from the Chinese …

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Markets Get Relief From Banking Turmoil

The banking crisis was seemingly resolved after yesterday’s news reported that First Citizens Bancshares Inc agreed to buy Silicon Valley Bank. On top of that, the U.S. authorities are considering expanding its emergency lending facilities for banks to shore up the bank’s balance sheet, which in a way supports the embattled First …

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Markets Put Less Weight On Banking Crisis

Focus has shifted back to inflation and interest rates as the banking crisis shows signs of easing Equity markets advanced and major currencies fluctuated in narrow ranges in the last session. Easing in the banking crisis and perceived lower risk of recession spurred the equity market to trade higher while modest rate …

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Equities Markets Slide as Banking Sector Concern Still Intact. 

Wall Street was hindered by the banking sector and slumped after investors digested the comment from Janet Yellen, U.S. Treasury Secretary on Wednesday’s hearing. However, Yellen attempted to alleviate market concerns during a subsequent hearing on Thursday, promising that policymakers would take further action to safeguard bank deposits if necessary. Meanwhile, Japan’s …

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Fed Takes Risk With Rate Hike Amid Banking Crisis

Investors hoping for a pause in rate hikes were disappointed as the U.S. Federal Reserve pushed ahead with a quarter-point hike at its interest rate decision on Wednesday. While way lower than 2022’s mega-hikes of 50 to 75 bps and in line with economist expectations, March’s 25-point hike is a calculated risk …

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Fed is not Pausing Rate Hike

Jerome Powell delivered a smaller size of rate hike of 25 bps which is in line with the market consensus; however, the market was hit by double assail with U.S. major indexes dropping by more than 1% and the dollar traded below $103. Firstly, Powell revealed that the Fed considered pausing the …

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Markets Risk-on Ahead of Fed’s Interest Rate Decision

Wall Street closed high and gold prices retraced as the fears over the banking sector crisis abated; the dollar index remains calm before the Fed’s interest rate decision announcement, which will be made later today (22nd March). However, investors are starting to discuss the banking turmoil as aftermath of central banks’ frenetic …

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Investors Snap Up Adani Bonds

Hedge funds and distressed debt specialists are buying bonds related to Gautam Adani’s business empire, a potential sign of encouragement after a recent short-seller report. Oaktree Capital Management and Davidson Kempner Capital Management are among the firms buying the debt, which suggests that a rout in Adani’s securities may be easing after …

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Crude Oil Prices Defy Inventory Build

On Wednesday, the U.S Energy Information Administration reported an increase in crude inventories by 2.42 million barrels, close to the market expectations of 2.46 millions barrels. This is the third consecutive crude inventory build, coming after an outsized 4.14 million last week. This makes it a rough 4% above the 5-year average …

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Starting Sunday, China no longer requires quarantine for inbound travellers. No more testing requirements to board trains, planes, ferries or shuttle buses for domestic travel. While anyone wanting to enter the country will only need a 48-hour negative Covid test result. Officials estimate that the number of trips over the Chinese New …

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On Wednesday, the U.S Federal Reserve released the minutes for its 13-14 December meeting, revealing a key message coming from committee members to investors: don’t start counting on a dovish pivot just yet.   Quoting from the minutes – “an unwarranted easing in financial conditions, especially if driven by a misperception by the …

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Outlook on Crude Positive for Early 2023 on China Reopening and OPEC+ Cuts

U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell much more than expected, according to the data of the American Petroleum Institute (API). The weekly report released by the organisation reported a draw of nearly 3.1 million barrels of crude oil for the week ending in December 16th. Compared to a build up of more than …

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On Wednesday evening (GMT+3), the US ADP Nonfarm Employment data was released, clocking in at 208,000 jobs added, better than the 200,000 forecasted and August’s 185,000. While the manufacturing, natural resources, and mining industries reported a loss of 29,000 positions, huge additions in the trade, transportation, utilities; and business and professional services …

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On Wednesday (GMT+3) 31st August, the ADP US Nonfarm Employment figures were released after a 2-month hiatus. According to the ADP, US private payrolls grew by 132,000 – down from the 268,000 in July and the forecasted 300,000 increase. The ADP took a two-month hiatus to revise its methodology and released June, …

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On Wednesday, 17 August (GMT+3), the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released the minutes for its 26-27 July meeting. In it, the Fed has finally decided to take a step back to assess the effects of aggressive monetary tightening. For the past few rate hikes, which saw increases as high as 75 …

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Cooling US CPI Numbers Give Hope for Soft Landing 

On Tuesday evening (GMT+3), the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July was released, showing a year-on-year growth of 8.5% – lower than the expected growth of 8.7% and the previous month’s increase of 9.1%. Core CPI, which excludes volatile categories like food and energy, comes in at an increase of 0.3% …

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Will JOLTs Data Foreshadow Friday’s NFP?

On Tuesday evening (GMT+3), the US JOLTs Job Openings data was released, showing 10.689 million job openings, lower than the expected 11 million and the previous month’s value of 11.303 million. This is also the lowest in 9 months.  Robert Frick, corporate economist at Navy Federal Credit Union, notes: “Fewer openings likely …

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US CPI Sees Yield Curve Inversion

On Wednesday afternoon (GMT+3), the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for June were released, showing that consumer prices grew by 9.1% year-on-year, the fastest pace of inflation growth since November 1981. This is higher than the forecast of 8.8% and May’s figure of 8.6%. Meanwhile, Core CPI increased 0.7% month-on-month, higher …

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US Dollar Index Consolidates Ahead of US NFP Report

On Thursday evening (GMT+3), the US Initial Jobless Claims data was released, showing that 235,000 people filed for unemployment insurance for the first time in the week of July second. This is the highest since January this year, and up from the forecasted 230,000 and the previous month’s 231,000. Continuing claims, whose …

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Crude Drops Despite EIA Inventory Decrease

On Wednesday (GMT+3), the US Energy Information Administration reported a decrease of 2.762 million barrels in its crude oil inventories for the week of 24 June. This is more than the forecasted decrease of 569,000 barrels and the previous week’s decrease of 386,000.  Meanwhile, gasoline stocks increased by 2.6 million barrels, while …

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Powell Raises “Unconditional” Commitment to Battling Inflation

Fighting rampant inflation has become the Fed’s main objective, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s words to the US House Financial Services Committee during his semi-annual testimony might have sparked more than a few fears about a recession. Specifically, it means that the Fed might be ready to cause increased unemployment or even …

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Fed’s 75 Point Hike Boosts Equity Markets

On Wednesday evening (GMT+3), the US Federal Reserve announced a rate hike of 0.75% or 75 basis points, up from the last rate hike of 50 points. This is the largest Fed interest rate hike in 28 years, and brings the benchmark interest rate to between 1.50% – 1.75%, a number last …

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Oil Rises Despite EIA Crude Oil Inventory Increase

On Wednesday evening (GMT+3), the US EIA Crude Oil Inventories data was released. For the Week of 3 June, US inventories of crude increased by 2.025 million barrels. This is compared to the forecasted draw of 1.917 million, and the previous week’s draw of 5.068 million.  Meanwhile, distillate inventories saw a rise …

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Positive Manufacturing PMI Buoys Dollar

On Wednesday evening (GMT+3), the US ISM Manufacturing Purchasing Managers‘ Index (PMI) figure for May was released. May showed a reading of 56.1, higher than the forecasted 54.5 and the previous month’s value of 55.4. The ISM Manufacturing PMI measures product demand from over 300 key manufacturers in the US and is …

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Poor Retailer Earnings Lead Another US Stock Rout

US shares saw their largest rout in almost two years as investors exited equities on the back of poor retailer earnings results and inflation fears. Trading hours on Wednesday saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose 3.57% to close at 31490.07, the S&P 500 drop 4.04% to close at 3923.68, and the …

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Rate Hike Overshadows US ADP Nonfarm Employment Figures

On Wednesday afternoon (GMT+3), the US ADP Nonfarm Employment Change figures were announced, revealing that employment in the US rose by 247,000, lower than the forecasted increase of 395,000 and the previous month’s increase of 479,000. Markets were largely unmoved by the ADP Employment figures as participants awaited the Fed’s interest rate …

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US Shares Rout on Inflation Fears

US shares plunged on Tuesday night (GMT+3) as investor fears about spiking interest rates, slowing economic growth, and rampaging inflation culminated in a rout. The S&P 500 closed the day by 2.8% lower to 4,175.20, Dow Jones slid around 800 points to 33,240.18, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite plunged nearly 4% to …

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How to Diversify Your Portfolio for Inflation

While most investors will greet inflation as bad news, moderate, consistent inflation is healthy for the economy, promoting productivity and driving demand and consumption. However, high inflation can also erode the value of cash – often at a much quicker rate than income increases. Other assets, however, can grow with and even …

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FOMC Minutes Point To $95b Balance Sheet Cuts

On Wednesday, 6 April (GMT+3), the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released the minutes for its 15-16 March meeting. As expected, the meeting was focused on discussing the tightening measures that the Fed would take to rein in galloping inflation. Chiefly, the central bank has plans to shrink its almost-US$9 trillion balance …

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US ADP Nonfarm Data Points To Half-Point Rate Hike

On Wednesday afternoon March 30 (GMT+3), the US ADP Nonfarm Employment Change data reported an increase in 455,000 jobs. This figure is slightyly more than the expected increase of 450,000, and down from the previous month’s value of 486,000. While higher than expected, March’s ADP Employment numbers are still the lowest seen …

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Crude Surges Amid Lower-than-expected EIA Inventories

On Wednesday evening March 23 (GMT+3), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a decrease of 2.508 million barrels in its crude oil inventories for the week of 18 March. This is in contrast to the forecasted increase of 0.114m barrels, and the previous increase of 4.345M. Meanwhile, a disruption in the …

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China Sees Worst Covid-19 Outbreak Since Pandemic Start

28 of China’s 31 provinces have recently seen an outbreak of the highly-infectious Omicron variant of the coronavirus. With over 15,000 infected, this is the largest outbreak China has seen since the initial wave of the virus. The recent outbreak has hit major cities including Shanghai and Shenzhen. Dongguan city, the fifth-largest …

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The Basics Of Fundamental Analysis

When formulating a trading strategy, traders employ various tools that can be broadly classified into two types of analysis methods: technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Although there are differing opinions on each approach, there is no definitive answer as to which trading strategy is “superior.” Each analysis method has its own advantages, …

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The Main Market Categories

Bullion Bullion refers to the physical gold and silver of high purity. The demand for bullion isn’t driven only by their practical use, but also by their role as investments and a store of value. Paper currencies come with all sorts of problems, like the risk of inflation in times of political …

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An Introduction To The Financial Markets And Trading

Financial trading refers to the buying and selling of financial instruments in the financial market, with the goal of generating profit from the price movements of these assets. It involves making decisions based on various factors, including market knowledge, market analysis and risk management strategies. What Are The Financial Market? A financial …

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Markets Build Risk Appetite as ADP Nonfarm Exceeds Expectations

On Wednesday, 15:15 (GMT+2), data for the February US ADP Nonfarm Employment Change was released. At 475,000, the number beat out the market estimate of 378K, although it is still lower than the previous month’s 509,000. Broken down, February’s numbers indicate a significant employment drop of 96,000 in small businesses, although overall …

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Russia invades Ukraine

On Thursday, 24 February, Russian forces entered neighbouring Ukraine, sparking what some are calling the largest conflict in Europe since World War 2. Land, sea, and air forces have been sent into Ukrainian space, with the country’s foreign minister saying that the country’s capital, Kyiv, has been hit by Russian rocket strikes. …

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Chances of 50-point Rate Hike Increases as US CPI Hits 40-year High

On Thursday (GMT+2), the US released its Consumer Price Index data (CPI) for January. Results showed that inflation, as measured by the CPI, increased by 7.5% year-on-year, beating out the forecasted 7.3% and posting the highest gain since 1982. The results also mark an increase of 0.6% from December, continuing the fourth …

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Fed Expected to Expedite Rate Hikes as US CPI Beats Expectations

On January 12 (Wednesday) afternoon (GMT+2), the United States announced its year-on-year, not seasonally-adjusted Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December. US CPI rose 7% in 2021, the largest 12-month gain since 1982, according to data released by the Labor Department. CPI rose 0.5% month-on-month in December, slightly beating the market expectations of …

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How Can You Deal with a Bear Market?

Like the tides, the financial markets wax and wane. It’s all part of the natural cycles of the financial system since no bull market can last forever. A bear market is usually defined as a 20% or more drop of a major stock index. While the index most commonly used as the …

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ADP Employment Data Far Exceeds Expectations

On January 5 (Wednesday), the United States announced the December ADP employment data. According to the ADP private payroll numbers for December, 807,000 jobs were added compared to estimates of a figure of 410,000 and the previous value of 534,000, the largest increase since May 2021. The minutes from the Fed’s December FOMC meeting on …

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CFD Trading Example

A Contract for Differences, commonly known as CFD, is an agreement where the difference in settlement of a financial derivative’s open and close prices is resolved with a cash settlement. CFDs exist for multiple assets, including stocks, indices and commodities, although no delivery of actual goods or securities happen when trading a …

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The 3 Main Market Categories

Bullion Bullion refers to the physical gold and silver of high purity. The demand for bullion isn’t driven only by their practical use, but also by their role as investments and a store of value. Paper currencies come with all sorts of problems, like the risk of inflation in times of political …

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What is currency

Currency, or foreign exchange, often abbreviated as forex or simply FX, refers to the exchange of global currencies on a decentralised market place – also known as over the counter (OTC) currency exchange. The foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid market in the world, with an average daily trading …

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What are CFDs

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are financial derivatives that allow investors to speculate on whether the price of a specific instrument will rise or fall, without taking ownership of the underlying asset. Contracts for Difference have grown in popularity in recent years, enabling retail traders to invest in various financial instruments including forex, …

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