Category: Forex

Sterling sparkles after election poll, yuan up on trade deal reports

By Ritu Capital Sands The pound rose to a three-and-a-half year high versus the euro and the highest in more than a year versus the dollar after exit polls suggested a win for the Conservatives, which should help ensure the UK’s smooth exit from the European Union. The Chinese yuan rose in offshore trade and the Japanese yen fell after a source […]

StockBeat: Dovish Fed, Dominant Tories Push Europe Markets Higher

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stocks found their feet again on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signalled that it’s likely to remain on hold throughout next year, seemingly convinced that historically low jobless rates won’t create enough inflationary pressure to warrant a rate hike. By 5 AM ET (1000 GMT), the benchmark Stoxx 600 was up 0.3% at 407.50, while the FTSE MIB was […]

Dollar Regains Ground as Coronavirus Spreads Globally

Forex – U.S. Dollar Slips After Fed; Pound Gains Ahead of ECB Meeting, Election

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies slipped 0.1% to 97.035 by 10:02 PM ET. Overnight, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left its benchmark rate unchanged in the range of 1.5% to 1.75%. “Committee judges that the current stance of monetary policy is appropriate to support sustained expansion […]

OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts

By Ritu, Capital Sands OPEC and its allies led by Russia were moving closer on Thursday to agreeing to deeper oil supply cuts next year to support crude prices and prevent a glut, sources from OPEC and its allied producers said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Thursday in Vienna followed by a meeting with Russia […]

Dollar Regains Ground as Coronavirus Spreads Globally

Forex – Dollar Near 1-Month Lows as Trade War Fears Ramp Up

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was trading near one-month lows on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned a trade deal with China might not come until after the 2020 presidential election and threatened to escalate his trade war with other nations. The U.S. dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was at 97.6 by 03:47 AM […]

Gold Prices Up; Trade Deal Might Come After 2020 Election

By Ritu https://capitalsands.com/ Gold prices were supported by a fresh round of uncertainty of the US-China trade deal on Wednesday morning in Asia. The precious metal still hovered near a three-week high above $1,480. Gold Futures contracts were up 0.06% to trade at $1,485.35 by 11:10 PM ET (04:10 GMT). US President Donald Trump suggested that the long-awaited trade deal might […]

REFILE-FOREX-Dollar hits 1-week high on yen as U.S.-China trade deal hopes rise

By Ritu, Capital Sands. The dollar held an upper hand against the yen on Tuesday as optimism on a trade deal between the United States and China dented the allure of the safe-haven unit while the British pound was supported by hopes of an end to a hung parliament. China’s Global Times, a tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party’s […]

Europe to Edge Lower Despite ECB Support

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares regain footing as mood swings on trade

By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian shares made guarded gains on Monday as investors dared to hope for some progress in the endless Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while the outperformance of recent U.S. economic data gave the dollar a leg up on its peers. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan bounced 0.8%, after losing 0.4% last week. Japan’s Nikkei .N225 firmed 0.9%, […]

Dollar Hits 2-Week Lows as Pandemic Fears Intensify

FOREX-Dollar slips as Chinese comments marginally boost risk appetite

By Ritu, Capital Sands The dollar was marginally down on Friday and risk appetite boosted by statements from China on the need to find a solution to the tit-for-tat tariff war with the United States, raising hopes that a “phase one” deal could be reached. Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing wants to work out a deal with Washington and […]

Oil falls from 2-month high as U.S.-China trade doubts dominate

By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices were toppled from their highest in nearly two months on Friday by doubts over future demand for crude as uncertainty continues to shroud a potential U.S.-China trade deal, and along with it the health of the global economy. That was more than enough to offset news of a likely extension of production cuts among […]