Tag: Commodities

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown.

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown. But one thing that we do know for sure is the president’s uncontrollable need to defend his status is more apparent than any strategy when comes to bilateral trade negotiations. But, the far from harmonious Quebec summit confirmed deep-seated G6+1’s expanding policy fissures on […]

Market Scuttlebutt 

Market Scuttlebutt There’s a high level of circumspection associated with this weekend’s G7 meeting as President Trump prepares to enter the G-7 lion’s den. Usually, a non-event for markets but with all the focus on escalating trade tensions amongst long-standing G-7 allies, there’s a good reason for investors to be chary as this meeting is […]

Let the Games Begin

 Maximus Pressure or Circus Maximus Both the S & P and Nasdaq fell overnight snapping the 5-day winning streak as the tech sector sags. But entering weeks end investors are taking another peek at the calendar and thinking that perhaps booking some profit is prudent in case politics gets messy over the next week or […]

Gold Yawns as US Jobless Claims Within Expectations

  Gold has inched higher in the Thursday session. In the North American session, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1297.31, up 0.05% on the day. On the release front, U.S, unemployment claims ticked higher to 222 thousand, just below the estimate of 223 thousand. On Friday, G-7 leaders will gather in […]

US equity markets defy gravity.

US equity markets defy gravity. Equity Markets US equity markets continue to defy gravity and extending the recent winning streak to four straight sessions. It was all about the financials as a series of coordinated hawkish comments from ECB members,  that the end of QE will be top of the to-do list with some suggesting […]

Slight Gains for Gold Against Sluggish Greenback

Gold has posted slight gains in the Wednesday session. In the North American session, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1299.37, up 0.24% on the day. On the release front, there are no major US events. We’ll get a look at unemployment claims on Wednesday. As fears of a global trade war […]

Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs

  Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs Stock market investors remain utterly unfazed by the prospects of trade tariffs or even higher interest rates as consecutive monthly payroll numbers continue to support the Goldilocks economy sweet spot scenario. Employers are aggressively ramping up staff, but wages are rising much less dramatically. So far, investors remain […]

Gold Calm at Start of Week, Services PMI Ahead

Gold has posted slight gains in the Monday session. In the North American session, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1296.65, up 0.21% on the day. On the release front, it’s a quiet start to the week, with no major events on the schedule. US Factory Orders expected to decline 0.4%, after a […]

Chasing One’s Tail

Chasing one’s tail There’s a lot less drama to start the week but still plenty of possible noisemakers in play to keep things interesting. Global trade war tensions are on the rise again so on the heels of the latest US administrations salvo of metal import tariffs, the market’s focus will be directed at trade […]

Gold Sticks to $1300, Investors Await Non Farm Payrolls, Wage Growth

Gold has posted gains in the Thursday session. In the North American session, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1301.14, unchanged on the day. On the release front, consumer data was positive, as Personal Spending and PCE Price Index both beat their estimates, with readings of 0.2% and 0.6%, respectively. There was more […]