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

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise the Federal Funds Rate today, from 1.75% towards 2.00% benchmark points. Exactly at 18:00 GMT the FED will issue a statement, which will contain the interest rate outlook, along with its latest economic forecasts. At this stage, the Market already priced in the June Fed rate hike, therefore, ...

2018-06-13 Richard Tataru Read more
EUR & XAU Bulls Awaiting Their Turn

Surfs up dudes! Hold onto your boards, it's another episode of Surfing the Waves with Richard Tataru! EUR & XAU Bulls Awaiting Their Turn! During this technical analysis video, Richard is following up on his most recent and successful views, which were previously posted in the “USD Bulls Vs Bullfighters – Patterns At Decisive Levels” arti...

2018-05-29 Richard Tataru 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
Patterns at decisive levels

The charts are showing, from a technical analysis standpoint with patterns at decisive levels, that the Dollar Index (DXY) could be heading towards significant levels. USD has been enjoying an impressive bullish rally for an entire month, a swing which was mentioned and explained in the “Is The USD Getting Stronger?” article. Is it time for ...

2018-05-17 Richard Tataru 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
Metals Rally On China Rate Cut

Gold Despite slightly higher US yields, gold prices were higher this week as on-going trade tensions between the US and China have kept the US Dollar penned in. Markets had been hopeful of calmer trading given the Chinese President Xi’s recent speech at the Bao forum, in which he said that the country would be more open regarding trade policies...

2018-04-26 James Harte Read more