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Dollar rebounds strongly as risk of imminent escalation in US-Iran tensions seem to have eased. It's reported there was no casualties caused by Iran's retaliation strikes against US forces in Iraq. The greenback is additionally supported by strong ADP...
Geopolitical tensions in Iran continue to evolve. The latest development is that Iran has launched over a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases hosting US and coalition troops. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement that the...
Dollar turns slightly softer, broadly, as Middle East tensions escalated after Iran's strike against US forces in Iraq. But loss is so far limited after President Donald Trump's refrained response. Markets generally calmed down for now, awaiting Trump's statement...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 31. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +4 780 contracts to 554 857 for the week. Speculative long positions added +1 546 contracts while shorts...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 31. NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -1 177 contracts to 12 054. Speculative long positions added +907 contracts and short positions added +2 084...
Dollar is trading generally higher today and Middle East tensions seem to be out of traders' mind already, without any new developments. Instead, markets are focusing back on fundamentals and central bank expectations. Thus, Australian and New Zealand Dollars...
As the world’s largest reserve currency, movement of US dollar reflects its two roles. First, the strength of USD reflects the well being of the domestic economic developments. The greenback rises against other currencies if US’ economy is expected...
Market sentiments have generally stabilized, with no further escalation in Middle East tensions so far. Asian stocks are trading generally higher. US indices closed with slight gains after reversing initial losses. Focus should now be turned back to economic...
European majors stage a strong come back today as supported by positive data. Germany investor confidence recorded a strong rebound while UK PMI services was revised up. On the other hand, despite continuous risk aversion on Middle East tensions,...
Middle East tensions continued to drive risk aversion in the markets as another week started. Stocks in Asia are generally in red, except in being mixed in China. Gold and oil price surge sharply on safe haven flows. Movements...
The financial markets took a roller-coaster ride as 2020 started with a bang. US stocks jumped to new record higher to celebrate new year. But sentiments took a great turn after abrupt escalation in Middle-East tensions. Safe-haven flows into...
The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks fell -2.89 mmb to 1267 mmb in the week ended December 27. Crude oil inventory slumped -11.46 mmb (consensus:...
Risk aversion is the dominant theme today, with deep selloff in global equity markets. Treasury yields took a dive while gold and oil prices surge. Sentiments are rocked by abrupt escalation in Middle East tensions, after US military had...
Re-escalation of geopolitical tensions in Iran lifted oil prices. The front-month WTI crude oil contract, rallying more than +3%, spiked to 63.4 at one point. The corresponding Brent contract, gaining about +3.5%, jumped to a 7- month high of...
Yen and Swiss Franc jump sharply as markets turned from strong risk appetite to risk aversion. Despite record closes in US stocks, Asian markets tumble on fresh geopolitical tensions in Middle East. Oil prices also skyrocket together with gold,...
Dollar started the first trading day of 2020 with mild recovery, as the year end selloff seems to have passed the climax temporarily. Though, Yen is currently even stronger. On the other hand, European majors are generally lower for...
As in last year, Chinese Yuan will remain directed by the US-China trade war in 2020. Although China’s economy continues to struggle and PBOC’s monetary policy is tilted to the accommodative side, CNY should stabilize against USD if trade...
Dollar remains soft in mixed, quiet market in Asia. Trading is subdued, on holiday mood, with no reaction to Chinese data, nor the surprised PBoC RRR cut. Calendar is light today too, with PMI manufacturing final reading from, Eurozone,...
Dollar selloff accelerates further as 2019 is heading to an end. The signing of US-China trade deal phase one should now be confirmed, but that provides little support to the greenback. Instead, Dollar dives through some key technical levels....
US-China trade war, Brexit drama and concerns over global economic slowdown have resulted in a volatile FX market for most of 2019. Risk aversion raised demand for safe-haven assets, such as Japanese yen. USDJPY declined to as low as...
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