Trade War Becomes Currency War

Longstanding warnings from economists of global spillover from the US-China trade war appear to be materialising, with a trio of central banks springing surprise rate cuts on Wednesday. The monetary policy moves in India, New Zealand and Thailand came as industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, adding to uncertainty in the…

Socialism has Failed Germany

Industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a picture of a eurozone suffering from trade wars and global uncertainty. Output at producer firms shed 1.5 percent in June from the previous month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, after…

United States Oil (USO) trade dispute continuing to cast a shadow over the market

United States Oil (USO) trade dispute continuing to cast a shadow over the market Oil prices steadied on Wednesday after falling at the start of the session, with the potential for damage to the global economy and fuel demand from the intensifying Sino-U.S. trade dispute continuing to cast a shadow over the market. International benchmark Brent crude futures were…

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) breakout testing initial resistance hurdle near six-week highs

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) breakout testing initial resistance hurdle near six-week highs The Canadian Dollar is down nearly 2% against US Dollar with USD/CAD rallying to fresh six-week highs on the back of last month’s breakout. Despite broader Dollar weakness, Loonie has remains vulnerable with the immediate focus now on near-term uptrend resistance. These are…

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war Gold prices near steady and pausing in early U.S. trading Tuesday, after scoring another six-year high in overnight dealings. Safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war. December gold futures were last…

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) support at the lower parallel around 105.55

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) support at the lower parallel around 105.55 Price posted an outside weekly reversal off resistance last week with the decline now targeting confluence near-term support at the lower parallel around 105.55. Look for a reaction there- resistance at 106.78 backed by 107.21 with bearish invalidation at 107.60. A break lower expose 104.65. Technical Indicators Overall, the bias in prices…