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
weekly commodities

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
forex weekly commodities wrap

Gold The yellow metal rose slightly this week, taking its cues from a weakened US Dollar which fell in response to the June FOMC meeting. The sell-off came despite the Fed raising rates as expected and upgrading its rate hike forecast for the rest of the year from one hike previously to two hikes. The weakness is reportedly due to President Tru...

2018-06-14 James Harte Read more
Weaker US Dollar Allows Metal Recovery

Gold After suffering a sharp decline last week, A Weaker US Dollar Allows Metal Recovery including Gold. Prices were able to post a recovery as the US Dollar rally took a pause and softened somewhat. The release of the latest FOMC meeting minutes this week confirmed that most members foresee that a further increase in rates will “soon” be warra...

2018-05-25 James Harte Read more
Continued USD Strength Weighs on Metals

Gold The yellow metal had a much quieter week this week, and over the course of a very constrained trading session, remained broadly unchanged after plumbing initial lows earlier in the week. The main driver behind the weakness in gold was continued USD strength as the USD short covering continued over the week. With US data strengthening again...

2018-05-10 James Harte Read more
US Dollar Weighs on Metals

Gold As the US Dollar Weighs on Metals, Gold prices came under pressure following the US Dollar's impressive rally last week.  The US Dollar had been under pressure due to mounting concerns over the trade war with China as Trump threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese goods to $150 billion. However, with the more aggressive rhetoric having no...

2018-04-26 James Harte Read more