Wall Street rallies on Huawei reprieve

Wall Street stocks climbed yesterday after the Trump Administration announced a 90-day extension that allows it to do some business with US customers. The US dollar hit a 2019 high as longer-dated US yields rose, which clobbered gold.

US30USD Daily Chart

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The US30 index rose for a third day yesterday, hitting the highest in almost a week amid better risk appetite

The index is rising toward the 55-day moving average at 26,544, which has capped prices for the past 11 trading sessions

US data releases are mostly second-tier today with the weekly Redbook index the only item of note. Fed’s Quarles is scheduled to speak.

DE30EUR Daily Chart

The Germany30 index rose for a second day yesterday, buoyed by increasing expectations of central bank easing and fiscal stimulus packages in the near future

The index closed above the 200-day moving average at 11,662 for the first time in a week

Germany’s producer prices are expected to rise 0.1% m/m in July, the latest survey of economists suggests. That’s a sharp rebound from June’s -0.4% m/m and would be the first positive reading in three months.

XAU/USD Daily Chart

Gold retreated for a second straight day yesterday as the US dollar reached a 2019 zenith amid firmer longer-dated US yields. The 30-year US yield closed at 2.07% yesterday. It was at 1.97% in August 15

The precious metal is coming off 6-1/2 year highs and is dropping toward the 55-day moving average at 1,419, which has supported prices since June 3

Speculative investors turned net sellers of gold for the first time in five weeks, according to the latest data snapshot as at August 13 from CFTC. Net long positions pulled back from the highest since September 2016.

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