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Gold Gold prices were higher this week, taking their cues from a weaker US Dollar which softened in response to weaker than expected economic data along with the prospect of negotiation between the US and China over the ongoing trade dispute. The latest US inflation data for August came in below expectations at 2.7% vs 2.9% on the headline read...

2018-09-14 James Harte Read more
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Gold Gold prices were softer this week, but only just, managing to rally up off initial lows on the week as the US Dollar traded lower. The weakness in USD came in response to a report that President Trump told the Wall Street Journal he is considering taking trade action against Japan. The US is already heavily engaged in a trade war with Chin...

2018-09-07 James Harte Read more
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Gold The yellow metal was able to post a minor recovery this week in response to a weaker US Dollar, which posted its second consecutive weekly loss. The fall in the US Dollar comes on the back of President Trump’s comments regarding the Fed where he expressed his disappointment with the bank’s tightening policy which he feels poses a threat to...

2018-08-24 James Harte Read more
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Gold The yellow metal fell to a fresh nineteen month low this week before posting a mild recovery later in the week as the US Dollar conceded some of its recent gains. The pullback in USD is attributed to news of talks between the US and China over their ongoing trade conflict. It has been announced that a delegation from China, led by Wang Sho...

2018-08-17 James Harte Read more
forex gold

Gold The yellow metal was lower once again this week, printing its fifth consecutive losing week, as the US Dollar climbed higher on global geopolitical tensions. With the Fed having reaffirmed its commitment to continuing its tightening program this year, and data continuing to print firmly, USD has been enjoying a renewed rally over recent we...

2018-08-10 James Harte Read more
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Gold The Yellow Metal hit a fresh 12-month low this week, registering its fourth consecutive losing week, as the US Dollar rallied gathered pace. The moves came in response to the latest Federal Reserve FOMC meeting. Although the central bank kept rates unchanged as was widely expected, the accompanying statement registered a more hawkish shift...

2018-08-03 James Harte Read more
Metals

Gold The yellow metal cratered to fresh 12 month lows this week as a resurgent US Dollar and cascading oil prices combined to shunt the safe haven metal lower. The US Dollar has been rallying firmly this week in response to Fed chairman Powell’s testimony before the Senate where he gave a very encouraging outlook on the US economy. Alongside ra...

2018-07-19 James Harte Read more
forex commodities

Gold After suffering consecutive weeks of declines over the last month, the yellow metal was able to rebound higher this week as safe haven inflows saw steady demand. With the market bracing for the implementation of bilateral US/ Chinese tariffs on Friday which is set to affect billions of dollar’s worth of each country’s goods, there has been...

2018-07-05 James Harte Read more
precious metals

Gold The yellow metal was down heavily this week as the US Dollar continues to extend its recent bull run, as the market continues to trade off US rate hike expectations. Following the Fed’s second rate hike this year and the upward revision to its rates forecast, which now projects two further hikes this year from one previously, the market ha...

2018-06-28 James Harte Read more
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Gold The yellow metal collapsed lower this week due to the much stronger US Dollar which rose to an 11-month high this week. Despite broader concerns for the US economic outlook in the wake of continued trade tensions with China, investors instead chose to focus on the Hawkish shift in the Fed. The Fed meeting saw rates raised for the second ti...

2018-06-21 James Harte Read more