Safe assets move higher on geopolitical risks
15 September 2017
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Gold rose on Friday after North Korea conducted another ballistic missile test that caused a strong tension in the markets and increased demand for safe assets. (more…)

Bitcoin and US dollar recover
11 September 2017
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Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto-currency that reached a record high of $4,911.80 on September 2, is still under pressure. Last week, the digital currency experienced a powerful decline caused by the Bank of China’s decision to ban ICO operations in the country. Last Friday, the Chinese Central Bank continued sanctions: the government decided to ban the digital currencies exchange. (more…)

Markets move up ahead of jobs data
1 September 2017
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The U.S. dollar is flat on Friday, as market players do not hurry to invest ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report. The weak economic data that was published during the recent weeks questions the Fed’s ability to raise interest rates again by the end of 2017. (more…)

The global markets jump into safe-havens
29 August 2017
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On Tuesday, investors decided to rush to “safe-haven” assets like the JPY, CHF, and gold. The main trigger behind this move is geopolitics. (more…)

Oil goes down influenced by Hurricane Harvey
28 August 2017
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Oil prices fall during the trading session on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in the U.S. Several oil companies, including Shell and ExxonMobil, have suspended oil production in the dangerous region. Meanwhile, futures for gasoline reached a record level for the first time since July 2015. (more…)

Currency market flat as Yellen and Draghi speeches ahead
25 August 2017
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On Friday, the U.S. currency is flat, as market players do not hurry to take important steps before the speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi during the conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (more…)

Markets uncertain ahead of Jackson Hole
22 August 2017

On Tuesday, the markets stay uncertain ahead of the Fed conference in Jackson Hole (Wyoming). The two-day meeting starts on Thursday. The heads of the world’s central banks will be hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Investors are highly interested in Janet Jellen and Mario Draghi’s speeches – their comments may shed some light on possible monetary policy changes. (more…)

Dollar near two-year lows against euro after Draghi comments
21 July 2017
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The U.S. dollar approved its course of the weekly weakening and remained close to its lowest level against the European currency in two years. The currency reacted to market players’ sentiment after European Central Bank Head Mario Draghi’s hawkish comments. The Australian currency went down against the USD after a representative of the Reserve Bank of Australia issued dovish comments. (more…)

Dollar moves away from 10-month lows
17 July 2017
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The U.S. dollar index moved up and left previously touched 10-month lows on Monday reacting to the recent report about the Chinese economy. China’s economy has started growing more effectively during the second quarter of 2017. Still, investors doubt about an actual ability of the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates one more time this year, and this fact has an influence on the DXY movement. (more…)

Dollar at 2-month highs against yen before Yellen testimony
11 July 2017
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The U.S. dollar was traded at two-month highs against the Japanese currency on Tuesday, while investors were waiting for the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen comments to find any clues on further possible interest rates increase. (more…)