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?
Yellow metal tops $1,300
On Friday, gold futures managed to shot up above $1,300 an ounce, thus finding themselves on track for a weekly leap because the evergreen buck rebounded and market participants closely watched geopolitical turmoil as well as global surge fears.
Soaring gold prices actually reflect political uncertainty in the euro zone, America, Venezuela as well as pockets of South America, not to mention China-US trade negotiations, as some experts pointed out.
On the Comex exchange, February delivery gold futures GCG9 managed to ascend by 1.42% being worth $1,302.70. Tor the week the April contract tacked on by 1.1%. By the way, it hasn’t concluded above $1,300 since January 3.
Besides this, March delivery silver futures SIH9 jumped by 2.4% ending up with a reading of $15.665 an ounce. For the week they surged by 1.7%.
The evergreen buck has declined ahead of next week’s Fed gathering in the face of soaring hopes that the major US bank will once again draw attention to the necessity to have its interest-rate lifting cycle paused.
A traditional indicator of the purchasing power of the greenback versus its primary rivals, the USD index dived by 0.7%. Eventually, a weaker greenback can back dollar-priced commodities, making them cheaper to folks holding other currencies.
As for other metals, March delivery palladium futures PAH9 managed to ascend by 1.3% being worth $1,297.60 an ounce. Besides this, April delivery platinum futures PLJ9 tacked on by 1.6% ending up with $817.70 an ounce and soaring by up to 1.9% for the week.
Moreover, March delivery copper futures HGH9 went up by 2.4% trading at $2.708 a pound, although looked at a 0.4% weekly dive.
As for the SDPR Gold Shares GLD, they jumped by 1%, braced for a 1.1% weekly ascend. Moreover, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETFGDX rallied by 2.7%.
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.