Oil prices rebounded slightly on Friday but are still expected to show losses for the week due to concerns about slowing growth in the US and China. US crude futures rose 2.7% to $70.41 per barrel, while the Brent contract increased by 2.5% to $74.33 per barrel.
This is What We Know So Far
2021-08-26 • Updated
The US Futures dropped on Thursday following some remarks by some of the Federal Reserve members earlier today, including Bullard who repeated his previous statement. Bullard wants to complete QE tapering by the end of Q1 of next year, such scenario is considered as extreme and probably unrealistic. Yet, the market reaction so far is reasonable.
The Dollar index spiked higher across the board, retesting 93.00 resistance area, while futures turned negative. However, eyes are still on the Federal Reserve's chairman Powell later today, which may change the current move.
If Powel kept the door open for a delay, equities are likely to recover, while the dollar might turn negative by the end of the day or by the end of the week. Otherwise, if the Fed stick to its plan to start tapering this year, equities may suffer a notable sell off and may turn negative on the week, while the Dollar Index might break above 93.70 this time.
China's economy is rocketing. On the other hand OPEC+ countries take the decision to cut the production. What will be the impact on the oil price?
The past two years have seen the biggest swings in oil prices in 14 years, which have baffled markets, investors, and traders due to geopolitical tensions and the shift towards clean energy.
Let's dive into the world of gold. Currently, the price of gold, represented by XAUUSD, is stuck in indecision, hovering around the $1,975 mark. The market is anxiously awaiting two important factors: the release of the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and the extension of the US debt ceiling.
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The Bank of England (BoE) has dramatically shifted its economic forecasts. They no longer expect a recession in the UK and have upgraded their growth projections. This year, the BoE predicts GDP growth of +0.25%, a significant improvement from previous expectations. Next year's forecast is even more optimistic, with a projected growth of 0.75%.