The oil prices experienced significant losses amid the US-Iran tensions at the beginning of the year. What's next?
Gold inches down
On Tuesday, the yellow metal declined, while the evergreen buck managed to rally a bit ahead of the American midterm elections, as market experts guess a Republican win would have the American dollar underpinned, while hurting commodities.
As a matter of fact, on the Comex exchange, December delivery gold futures inched down by about 0.1% coming up with an outcome of $1,231.7 a troy ounce.
Besides this, gauging the US dollar’s purchasing potential against a number of its peers the USD index managed to rally by up to 0.1% ending up with a reading of 96.19.
As some financial analysts explained, financial markets are currently pricing in the very possibility of a win for the Republicans. The matter is that everybody is ensured that a Republican win in both chambers will most likely to underpin the evergreen buck.
Market experts told that American leader would be capable of pushing for more hawkish trade as well as fiscal policies on the condition Republicans grasp a majority in both chambers of the American key legislative body. However, reports told that the room for further fiscal updates might be restricted due to the fact that the fiscal deficit has already increased dramatically.
In addition to this, crude prices headed south to almost multi-month minimums after America provided up to eight countries with temporary waivers, enabling them to proceed with buying crude from Iran.
Earlier this week the American government formally slapped punitive sanctions on Iran.
Aside from that, on Monday, at the International Import Expo Chinese leader Xi Jinping came up with a statement that he actually backs globalization. However, he didn’t reveal any detailed measures, which would suggest that he was about to meet American President’s strict trade demands, such as ceasing forced technology transfers as well as over-supporting state-owned companies.
Iran retaliates, Donald Trump will announce the next step by the US today. Gold flies up to $1,600 per ounce.
The Middle East tension pushes the market into a cautious mode; oil, gold, and the safe-haven currencies gain.
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