This week started with the talk of the United States banning Russian oil exports, so XBR/USD saw $130 a barrel. Then the ban became reality. What does it really mean for the market?
Gold goes down, as greenback stabilizes
On Wednesday, gold went down in the face of a steady greenback as well as firmer stocks.
August delivery gold futures went down by 0.2% being worth $1,275.90 a troy ounce.
Regional sentiments managed to revive, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 soaring by 0.6% and South Korea’s KOSPI adding by 1.1%. As for the Hang Seng Index in Hong King, it went down by 0.5%.
This week North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and China’s leader Xi Jinping met in Beijing and came to a mutual understanding on a number of issues. Among the most crucial ones was the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That’s what North Korea’s state media uncovered on Wednesday.
Kim’s two-day visit to China’s capital that followed his Singapore crucial summit the previous week would be over today, according to the state media.
This week global financial markets went into risk-off mode following the announcement of the probable fresh 10% duties on $200 billion Chinese goods as well as an angry reply from the Chinese government telling that America has sparked a trade feud, breaking market regulations, which harms the interests of not just the Chinese and the population of the United States, but also the entire world.
The evergreen buck rallied a bit during Asia morning trade due to the fact that revenues of American treasures rebounded from their minimums.
Additionally, the US dollar index, gauging the major American currency versus several key currencies, managed to ascend by 0.11% demonstrating a reading of 94.75.
Greenback-denominated assets, including gold have always shown its high sensitivity to any fluctuations in the evergreen buck.
As for other precious commodities, silver futures went down by 0.73% being worth $16.320 a troy ounce, platinum futures inched down by 0.71% showing $862.20 an ounce.
For a long time, traders considered American Non-farm Payrolls (NFP) the most important release in the market. However, the situation has changed. Now US CPI moves financial markets.
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will release monthly average hourly earnings, non-farm employment change (NFP), and unemployment rate on November 5, 14:30 GMT+2.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.