Benchmarks indices and currencies from the Dow to the Dollar continue to burn through volatility, but meaningful trends remain elusive. Can key event risk like China GDP or the BoC rate decision offer clarity to counter the general uncertainty of political risk?
The US Dollar continued to hold the range that’s been present for the past two months, and another strong inflation report may keep bears at bay for a while longer.
British Pound Forecast: Heavyweight UK Data Will Steer Sterling Next Week
Sterling traders will be on their toes on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, waiting for the latest UK jobs, wages and inflation releases. Will they underpin the recent GBP rally?
The Australian Dollar market was clearly focused elsewhere Friday and didn’t react much to news of a Chinese import surge, and a rise in its trade surplus with the US
Chinese Yuan Forecast: Yuan Risk Remains Elevated amid US, China Seeking Trade Allies, 1Q GDP
US-China tariffs attacks may be on hold, but each party has begun to bring in allies. Also, China will release the first quarter GDP, having the Yuan at risk from home.
Crude oil traded to the highest level since 2014 this week on escalating geopolitical tensions that could lead to supply shocks while IEA says demand remains robust.
Equities Forecast: S&P 500, DAX & FTSE – Can the Bounce Sustain?
Last week risk appetite continue to firm up, but sustainability remains questionable; economic calendar on the light side, but there are other headline risks to watch.
Gold prices face US retail sales, Fed commentary and the central bank’s beige book. The anti-fiat asset could be vulnerable to swings in sentiment on geopolitical and trade developments.
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