• Precious Metals Monday 02-09-19

    Gold Gold prices have started the week a little lower despite some initial risk off movement at the open which came in response to news that the Trump administration has activated $15 tariffs on around $110 billion worth of Chinese goods. The products affected by the new tariffs are mainly consumer goods, ranging from home […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 26-08-10

    Gold Gold prices have softened a little over early trading today, following an explosive move higher on Friday, in reaction to comments from Fed Chairman Powell. Speaking at the Jackson Hole Symposium, Powell kept further rate cuts firmly on the table, though noted that the Fed is limited in its ability to handle the negative […]

  • Precious Metals Monday 19-08-19

    Gold Gold prices have started the week on a softer footing following a solid session last week, which saw prices trading up to levels not seen since early 2013. Despite the generally higher prices, we have seen some volatility over recent days as ongoing fluctuations in the US / China trade story continue to impact […]

  • Precious Metals Mondays 08-08-19

    It’s that time of the week and we’re back with our latest installment of Precious Metals Mondays 08-08-19, a look into how the metals market has developed over the past 7 days.  Gold It’s very interesting time for gold traders at the moment, with the yellow metal breaking out to fresh highs this week. Gold […]

  • Dollar is waiting for growth

    The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia express his attitude towards the FRS economic growth plan. Pointing out that tree rate increases are needed in 2018, instead of planned two.

  • Will the uncertainty within FED be resolved?

    FED preparing for the future leadership shifts within the organization and this is putting some pressure on the Dollar. The current favourite has not been the happiest with the banks’ practices.

  • Is Kim Jong-un planning another launch?

    USD/JPY lost half a percent in the Friday trading session after Kim Jong-un threatened to conduct a nuclear test again, in response to Trump’s statement to destroy North Korea.

  • The missile launch of North Korea ceased to frighten the markets

    The launch of the ballistic missile by North Korea on Friday did not have a noticeable effect on market sentiment, as traders are entirely focused on the Fed meeting next week.

  • A U-turn in the market?

    The chances of a rate hike in December suddenly rose above 50%, as the markets felt that the FED is convinced in a temporary inflation slowdown.

  • North Korea and a the weak Dollar are leading Gold to new heights

    On Friday, Gold prices swayed around the highest level of this year against the backdrop of the weak Dollar and persisting anxiety around the tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • The markets are taking a hit with the North Korean situation

    The threat of a military confrontation on the Korean peninsula has provoked a rise of risk on the world market. Stock markets of Europe and Asia went deep into the red zone.

  • Highlights of the Jackson Hole meeting!

    It seems as if the FED head used the Jackson Hole platform for “justification”, speaking in defense of his own post-crisis reforms, free trade, globalization. Take a look at all the main points that were presented at the meeting.

  • Is the Pound caught it a slump?

    Pressure on the British currency will be balanced by the peaceful comments of the central bank heads in of the United States and Europe. The two major forces will discuss the key issues about the development of monetary policy on Friday.

  • What surprises did the Central Bank executives have for the investors?

    To investors great regret, Mario Draghi refrained from discussing monetary policy in the speech at Jackson Hole, however, from the Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen, we could expect more constructive comments.

  • Are the disappointing statistics the end of the USD leadership?

    European and Asian indices are trading in a negative territory due to the USA and North Korea escalated tension. The main beneficiaries of this situation are defensive assets, including the Yen, the Swiss franc, and Gold.