Stocks have plunged this past week and tipped sentiment distinctly to risk aversion. How will the FX markets respond to this shift?
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The S&P 500 closed its biggest one-week sell off in four years. That’s what makes the Dollar’s biggest retreat in nine-weeks over the same period so remarkable. Isn’t the US Dollar the world’s most renowned reserve currency, liquidity store and safe haven? Shouldn’t it rally at the first hint of fear?
An unexpectedly active week for financial markets sent the Euro sharply higher versus the suddenly-downtrodden US Dollar, but why did it rally? And more importantly, does it have the momentum to test and break above critical resistance levels ahead?
The near-term breakout in GBP/USD may gather pace during the last full-week of August should the key speeches by central officials point to a tightening race between the Bank of England (BoE) and the Federal Reserve to normalize monetary policy.
The Japanese Yen put in an outsized gain on the week as risk aversion around-the-world gripped through financial markets.
The Australian Dollar is looking to filter the influence of risk trends through RBA rhetoric to gauge if the market-wide selloff will inspire interest rate cuts.
Gold prices surged for a second consecutive week with the precious metal rallying 3.5% to trade at 1153 head of the New York close on Friday. The advance comes amid the largest decline in equity markets seen in nearly 4 years...