French industrial morale dipped in April, reflecting concerns elsewhere in the euro zone that growth in the bloc is weakening as the impact of a stronger currency starts to bite. "There's definitely a slowdown, and the euro is not helping. The European Central Bank is stuck in a corner.
U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, as persistent weakness in the pound helped push the blue-chips market toward a sixth consecutive advance.
U.S. dollar bulls feel vindicated by the recent jump in the greenback, but currency positioning data from last week, which showed growing bearish dollar bets, perhaps, raising concerns for some about the ...
Investing.com – Cryptocurrencies’ prices gained on Thursday. Reports that Malta was supportive of the digital coins gained attention. Meanwhile, India is uncertain whether the country will ban cryptocurrencies.
Investing.com – The dollar continued to rally on Tuesday morning in Asia along with the higher yields on U.S. Treasuries that hit a four-year high, and the rally in the dollar weighed down the yen. Meanwhile, eyes were on the Aussie in the morning as Australia released some lacklustre CPI data.
It’s been risk on this morning, with the markets accepting rising Treasury yields, as economic data at the start of the week suggest that a soft patch in the 1st quarter may have come to an end.
Based on last week’s close at .7669, and the price action the previous three weeks, the direction of the AUD/USD this week is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at .7743.
Investing.com – Gold prices tumbled pressured by easing geopolitical tensions and continued dollar strength on the back of the rising US bond yields.
Investing.com – The dollar rose to an eight-week high against a basket of currencies amid a slump in both the yen and Aussie dollar, while a rise in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield close an important 3% level also lifted sentiment.
The greenback rallied on Monday, notably against the yen, with a key dollar index ascending to a three-month high as a U.S. benchmark Treasury yield was on the cusp of breaking above a psychologically significant level at 3%. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index (IFUS:DX-Y.NYB), which gauges the buck against a basket of six currencies, climbed 0.7% to 90.927, trading around its highest level since mid-January and adding to its positive momentum from late last week. The WSJ U.S. Dollar Index (CALCULATED:BUXX), which measures the greenback against a wider basket of currencies, rose 0.7% to 84.97.
Gold prices tumbled as the dollar gained traction following a boosted in U.S. treasury yields up to 3%. Since gold prices are quoted in dollars, a stronger dollar is generally negative for yellow metal prices. Prices broke down through trend line support but stabilized above the April lows at 1,320. Resistance is seen near the upward sloping trend line that was prior support near 1,331. Momentum has turned negative as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) histogram generated a crossover sell signal.
The EUR/USD broke down on Monday as U.S. treasury yields hit the 3% level sending the greenback higher. Treasury yields have tested this level in the past, and despite a hawkish fed there has been little in the way of inflation that should send yields higher. Resistance is now seen near the breakdown level at 1.2245 and then the 10-day moving average at 1.2334. Momentum has turned negative as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) index generated a crossover sell signal. This occurs as the MACD line (the 12-day moving average minus the 26-day moving average) crosses below the MACD signal line (the 9-day moving average of the MACD line).
Gold was lower on Monday, weighed down by a strengthening U.S. dollar and a rise in U.S. Treasury yields. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.51% to 90.54 as of 10:57 AM ET (14:57 GMT). Gold is denominated in the U.S. currency and becomes more expensive for holders of other currencies when the dollar rises.
Investing.com - The dollar posted broad gains against a basket of the other major currencies on Monday, hitting seven week highs, boosted by rising U.S. bond yields.
Investing.com – Wall Street was higher on Monday, as investors shake off bond worries and looked ahead to earnings.The S&P 500 was up over four points or 0.16% to 2,674.38 as of 9:37 AM ET (13:37 GMT) while the Dow composite increased 47points or 0.19% to 24,510.0 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite rose nearly 31 points or 0.29% to 7,167.04.Bond yields have risen to their highest levels in four years, as inflation has added to expectations of continued rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. ...
Investing.com – U.S. futures pointed to a slightly lower opening bell on Monday, as bond yields rose and investors waited for earnings results from top technology firms.The S&P 500 futures was up over half a point or 0.03% to 2,672.25 as of 6:47 AM ET (10:47 GMT) while Dow futures was flat at 24,432.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures rose over four and a half points or 0.07% to 6,681.0.Bond yields have risen to their highest levels in four years, as inflation has added to expectations of continued rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. ...
Investing.com - The dollar extended early gains against a currency basket on Monday, rising to one-and-a-half month highs, driven up by a rise in U.S. bond yields, while mixed euro zone private sector survey data failed to support the euro.
Gold has been very quiet over the last couple of months. Since hitting $1,300 during Christmas week, it has been confined to a narrow range of around $1,305 to $1,352. Can it be the beginning of a downtrend?
Investing.com - Gold prices fell to their lowest levels in two weeks on Monday as a stronger dollar and renewed risk appetite dampened demand for the precious metal.
Gold has come under additional pressure early this morning. The precious metal stumbled late last week as the U.S Dollar mounted gains in forex.
The pair dropped significantly during the Friday’s session reaching down towards the 1.22 level as due to rising interest scenarios in the United States and lack of any clear pictures on rate hike by ECB after ending the QE. The market has now broken below 1.23 level, there will be some downward pressure with major support at 1.21 level. …Read MoreGBP/USD