Gold prices settled at their lowest level since March 22 as a strengthening U.S.
EUR/USD: The shared currency declined in reasonably dominant fashion on Wednesday as the US dollar continued to surge on lifting US Treasury yields.
Market Overview The recent strong run of yields higher and dollar strength has just taken a pause for breath this morning, but is it a turning point?
Moves on commodities, higher global bond yields and a strengthening dollar are all key factors on financial markets coming into this week.
Market Overview As Treasury yields continue to breakout there has been a key shift in sentiment seen on the dollar.
Market Overview With the inflationary implications of commodity prices gaining strongly in recent sessions and geopolitical risk fading (for now) there has been a set up for global bond yields to push strongly higher.
Market Overview With a lack of geopolitical drivers, markets have entered a somewhat quietened period of trading.
Market Overview There are still mumblings of trade disputes and the geopolitical risk of escalating tensions in the Middle East certainly cannot be discounted, however, for now there is a sense that markets are moving (albeit with less intent) on fundamentals.
Geopolitical risk has ramped up several notches over the weekend after a coordinated bombing of supposed chemical weapons manufacture sites in Syria.
A significant driver of recent trading sentiment has been taken from the flows of news over the trade dispute between the US and China.