Crude oil was supported primarily by worries over a possible supply disruption amid physical attacks on Saudi Arabian assets and US-Iran tensions. Natural gas rose as late spring/early summer heat became a new concern. Gold traders were burned by chasing headlines as the dollar regained strength on improving U.S. economic conditions.
The U.S – China trade war continued to grip the markets and, while the China economy showed cracks, U.S stats impressed.
Moody´s de México, ("Moody´s") has affirmed the B1 (Global Scale, local currency) and Baa3.mx (Mexican National Scale) issuer ratings of the Municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos, and changed the outlook to stable from negative. At the same time, Moody's affirmed the debt ratings of the municipality's MXN 250 million enhanced loan from BBVA Bancomer at Ba1/A1.mx.
Based on the early price action and the last price at $1276.30, the direction of the gold market the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to a pair of Gann angles at $1278.30 and $1280.20.
Moody's de Mexico S.A. de C.V. withdrew the Ba3/Baa1.mx (Global Scale, local currency/Mexico National Scale) issuer ratings of the Municipality of Cuautitlán Izcalli and also withdrew the negative outlook. At the same time, Moody's de Mexico withdrew debt ratings of the MXN 200 million loan (original face value) with BBVA Bancomer of Baa3/Aa3.mx (Global Scale, local currency/Mexico National Scale) and the MXN 75 million loan (original face value) with Interacciones of Baa2/Aa2.mx (Global Scale, local currency/Mexico National Scale).
Robust growing USD Index pushed down all its major rivals. Hence, EUR/USD pair plunged despite positive Euro-specific data. Meanwhile, the Cable continued to douse in fall amid Brexit chaos.
Gold markets initially tried to rally during the week, slamming into the $1300 level. However, we were repelled there rather quickly, and then turned around to fall rather precipitously. With this in mind, this is not a good look for gold.
Gold markets fell rather hard on Friday, crashing into the $1278 region which is where the 200 day EMA is. Because of this, it looks like we are going to make a serious test of the $1268 level, an area that has caused the lot of support in the past.
The US dollar initially fell during most of the week, but since then we have gone back and forth on the daily charts to form a bit of a zigzag on the way back to the highs. Adding more interest to the market is the fact that we are forming a weekly hammer.
The British pound initially tried to rally during the week, but then broke down almost immediately, leaving the 1.30 level in the rearview mirror. After that, we have broken down below the 1.28 level, and now things are looking rather ugly.
The British pound fell rather hard during the week and a lot of risk aversion when it comes to the Brexit. This of course makes quite a bit of sense, as the political situation with Theresa May looking very likely to retire has a lot of questions attached to it.
The Euro drifted a bit lower during the week, after initially trying to rally. That being the case, it looks as if the negativity continues in this market, as the Euro has been beaten down a bit over the last several months. That being said, it’s been a real grind so collapses that necessarily in the cards.
The Australian dollar has had a very rough week, as we are looking very likely to test the lows of the range of support that I have been talking about for some time. In fact, we are closing towards the bottom of the candle stick which is a very bad look to say the least.
The US dollar fell a bit during the trading session on Friday, as we continue to see a lot of noise against the Japanese yen. This makes sense, because there’s a lot of noise coming out of the US/China trade situation, and of course the Japanese yen is an extraordinarily “safe currency.”
The British pound got absolutely hammered during the trading session on Friday again, as we continue to see a lot of concern around the Brexit. This is a markets are reacting to the potential resignation of Theresa May, and the unknown after that.
The British pound fell rather hard during the trading session on Friday, as we had a bit of a “risk off” move during Asia. As the Chinese suggested that there is no real hope of talks continue in the short term, that of course at the Asian markets selling off. However, by the time the Americans came on board, things started to change.
The Euro went back and forth during the trading session on Friday, as we simply have no idea where we are going to go. At this point, it looks like the market is testing the 1.1150 level, and we could see some type of significant move once we make a decision.
The Australian dollar fell slightly during the trading session on Friday as we continue to see the Aussie slide overall. At this point, it looks as if we are probably heading towards the bottom of the major support level, but this is a pair that is moving in slow motion.
Soybeans prices are down on Friday due to trade war and profit taking; Sugar is negative big as experts are forecasting another year of surplus.
Investing.com -- Bitcoin fell sharply Friday, putting its six-week winning streak in danger after suffering its biggest drop in more than a year, with many attributing the plunge to technical indicators showing popular crypto has reached overbought territory.
U.S. stock benchmarks Friday morning traded solidly lower, putting the thee main indexes on a path to book weekly losses and halt a three-session advance amid further investor concerns about trade relations between the U.S. and its international counterparts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded about 94 points, or 0.4%, lower at 25,772, the S&P 500 index declined 0.4% at 2,864, and the Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 0.5% at 7,857, in early trade. For the week, the Dow was set for a weekly decline of 1%, the S&P 500 was poised for a weekly slide of 0.8%, while the Nasdaq was on track to fall 1%, according to FactSet data. Heightened trade tensions appeared evident in comments from state-controlled media, including the Communist Party's People's Daily and Xinhua News Agency, which published scathing attacks on U.S. actions in recent days. "The U.S. has made an irrational act in trying to blackmail China with tariff hikes, which will be proven over time to be shortsighted and doomed to fail," read an editorial in the Xinhua early Friday. Meanwhile, the British pound was under pressure against the dollar amid growing uncertainty about Britain's plans to exit from Europe's trading bloc. In corporate news, shares of Pinterest Inc. were looking at double-digit percentage losses, after the social-media company announced Thursday evening that its first-quarter losses of $41.4 million were three times as large as analysts had expected. Meanwhile, Chinese coffeehouse chain Luckin Coffee Inc. , a potential rival to Starbucks Corp. will list their shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange Friday, after pricing its shares at $17, with a plan to sell 33 million shares.
Gold and other metals are posting losses on Friday but the move is contained by trade war events. Palladium is collapsing to 2-month lows.