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Gold Regains Momentum on Reignited US-Iran Tension

U.S. President Trump said he has instructed the Navy to shoot down Iranian gunboats that harass their ships, reigniting the tensions between the two nations...

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April 22, 2020 11:35 PM
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Worries of Coronavirus Plague World Markets

With new Coronavirus cases in Italy, fears are spreading that the virus may move further into Europe.

Week Ahead: Will there be more Middle East drama?

Going into the weekend, some market participants will be wondering whether more Middle East drama will unfold over the next couple of days, and if so, what might that mean for their open positions.

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OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Oil Earnings Season Starts with Schlumberger

The first insight into how the oil industry is doing will come from oil services firm Schlumberger on Friday.

USD/JPY Gunning for the 109.70, AGAIN

Keep an eye on the gap from early May between 110.90/111.00!

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January 8, 2020 02:14 PM

Gold drops to key support as Middle East fears subside

Crude oil and gold both fell further and stocks rallied after the US President made no mention of military action against Iran and called for peace.

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January 8, 2020 12:47 PM

Crude oil falls sharply after Iran attack spike

After spiking again on the back of the Iran’s retaliatory attacks on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, gold and oil prices have now turned to their levels from the day before.

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January 8, 2020 08:42 AM

As Iran Attacked US Military Bases, Markets Bought Rumour And Fact

Middle East tensions escalated. And they could come mightily close to taking the lift.

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January 7, 2020 09:18 PM

US-China trade more important for markets than US-Iran conflict

This is simply because China is the world’s second largest economy and a massive market for European and US exports.

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January 7, 2020 06:18 AM

Stocks not Worried about US/Iran Conflict

Make sure to keep an eye on the VIX to see if this type of price action continues.

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January 6, 2020 12:34 PM

This Stock Shock too shall pass

Stock market logic and precedent point to shrugging off Middle East risk, for a spell

Iran tensions hit FTSE, ratchet up oil trade

As expected, tensions in the Middle East have ratcheted up over the weekend following the US assassination of a top Iranian general Friday.

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January 6, 2020 07:24 AM

U.S. defense stocks set to benefit from Middle East geopolitical tensions (LMT, LHX)

Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies may see further upside within their respective bullish technical configurations.

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January 6, 2020 05:43 AM

USD/JPY Holds Support Despite Rise In Geopolitical Tensions

That USD/JPY has held support despite a flurry of negative news over the weekend could be a sign of strength over the near-term. Yet with price action suggesting it topped out late December, the pair could break to new lows after a corrective bounce.

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It's Gap Galore Around Middle East Tensions | Gold, SPX, WTI

Middle East tensions continued to flare over the weekend, resulting in some impressive gaps to further underscore the risk-off start to 2020.

OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Iran’s Possible Scenarios

Most analysts seem to lean towards Iraq becoming the proxy battlefield for a conflict between Iran and the US...

Who Knew What? And When?

When we see asset correlations break down, we need to ask ourselves why!

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January 3, 2020 10:34 AM

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WTI oil blasts to 4-year highs - could the mid-70s be next?

Last week, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil traded down to 63.70 intraday, the same level it was trading at in early January.

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June 27, 2018 02:27 PM

Week Ahead: Jobs and GDP in focus

The primary market themes for the past week have been weaker-than-expected inflation pressures, a surge in the energy sector due in part to a planned US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and a partial reduction in geopolitical risk concerns due to North Korea’s apparent display of cooperation in releasing hostages ahead of US/NK June talks.

Crude oil turns volatile as Iran decision looms

Crude oil turned volatile on conflicting reports about Iran deal earlier today, with US President Donald Trump set to announce his country’s decision in just over an hour at 19:00 BST.

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May 8, 2018 01:52 PM

Crude oil risks skewed to downside

Crude oil prices have been unable to build on the large gains made during Monday’s sessions. Those gains were driven by increased concerns over the potential restriction of Iranian oil exports after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Tehran of having a secret plan to build nuclear weapons.

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May 1, 2018 08:37 AM

Crude grind higher continues

After an uninspiring couple of weeks, oil prices looked to be finally on the move this week: both crude contracts were trading higher for the third consecutive day. However, oil prices had eased off their best levels at the time of this writing, presumably because of profit-taking amid the lack of clear direction from the macro front, and ahead of the US jobs report on Friday.

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February 2, 2017 01:03 PM

USD/CAD braces for OPEC, jobs data

Headline-driven crude oil prices have been fluctuating dramatically in the past few weeks as energy traders have been bombarded with various remarks and innuendos from OPEC nations regarding the organization’s proposed deal to cut oil production and boost prices. Formal OPEC talks will take place on Wednesday in Vienna, after which it should finally be revealed if a satisfactory deal was agreed upon or not. The implications of the meeting outcome are extensive, as the success or failure of a production deal will not only impact crude oil prices, but also global equity markets and the Canadian dollar.