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Yen safety demand prompts key USD/JPY breakdown

August 10, 2017 6:24 PM
Though the US dollar was relatively flat on Thursday, USD/JPY made a key breakdown below a confluence of price support as a result of sustained demand for the safe-haven Japanese yen amid rising tensions and saber-rattling between North Korea and the US.

GBP/JPY pressured as risk concerns heighten

August 9, 2017 7:02 PM
Within the past week, sterling has finally begun to show signs of weakening against the US dollar after a prolonged bullish trend. Against the euro, the pound has been steadily falling for the past three months. GBP/JPY has also begun to falter as a weaker pound has combined with heightened safety demand for the Japanese yen amid rising concerns ove...

Gold remains under pressure with little reason to rally

June 22, 2017 5:24 PM
Gold prices remained subdued on Thursday during a relatively quiet week in the markets, which have continued to exhibit extremely low volatility. Recently plunging crude oil prices have stoked some market concerns, but crude staged a tentative rebound on Thursday, alleviating some of that market pressure. The past few days have seen gold attempt a r...

Gold drops to critical support on extended slide

June 20, 2017 5:37 PM
The price of gold has been heavily pressured for the past two weeks as commodity prices have generally slumped, the Federal Reserve has signaled more rate hikes, the US dollar has staged a significant relief rebound, and persistent risk appetite in the markets has decreased demand for safety assets like gold. This confluence of factors weighing on t...

Markets flee back to safety as Trump risks mount

May 17, 2017 4:14 PM
After a prolonged risk-on market environment, where it seemed that nothing short of catastrophe could faze investors, this week has finally seen a marked return to elevated risk aversion and higher market volatility. On Wednesday, this risk-off sentiment continued to be driven in large part by US political concerns, after fired FBI Director James Co...