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 tacks on as investors eye trade deal progress
On Friday, gold surged finding itself on track for a 0.3% weekly leap due to the fact that market participants closely watched trade talks between China and America.
On the Comex exchange, April delivery gold futures rallied by 0.3% ending up with a result of $1,331.55 an ounce, having slumped by 1.5% on Thursday.
American leader is anticipated to meet with his Chinese counterpart Liu He soon as the two leading economies rush to come to a compromise before the March 1 deadline when America would ramp up levies on China’s products to from 10% and 25%.
While progress has become evident, there are still gaps on major areas, as The Wall Street Journal uncovered on Thursday.
Gold’s price was also powered by a weaker greenback that the yellow commodity is linked to.
Gauging the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential against its several peers the USD index declined by 0.05% being worth 96.41.
Besides this, traders are also waiting for speeches from Fed representatives for prompts on how long the US major financial institution is going to pause interest rate lifts.
The key US bank has paused its tempo of rate lifts and mightn’t run down its balance sheet by as much as previously anticipated, as the bank’s minutes revealed on Wednesday.
Higher rates happen to be a negative thing for the yellow metal because the precious commodity that doesn’t pay interest struggles to take on yield-bearing assets when rates head north.
As for other metals on the Comex exchange, silver futures rallied by 0.39% being worth $15.86 a troy ounce. Aside from that, platinum futures rallied by 1.6% trading at $840.20. Palladium futures tacked on by 0.39% hitting $1,450.75 an ounce. Copper futures ascended by 1.3% being worth $2.937 a pound.
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.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.