Weekly Trading Forecast: Markets Chart a Course as World Weighs Trump Effect
The markets closed out one of the most volatile weeks in years and the source was clear: the surprise election for Donald Trump. Will risk appetite hold for the US and spread the rest of the world?
The trade-weighted ICE Dollar Index posted its strongest weekly advance in 12 months with this past Friday’s close.
An exciting end to the week for EUR/USD marked an exciting week for the Euro complex, broadly speaking. After the dust settled around the US Presidential elections,it should be of little surprise that the risk rally relegated the Euro to the back of the line as a funding currency. With that said, there is little reason to think that the Euro, broadly speaking, will find direction over the coming week outside of its recent fundamental drivers.
The British Pound may stage a larger relief rally over the days ahead should the key developments coming out of the UK raise the outlook for inflation and dampen market expectations for another round of monetary support.
The Canadian Dollar traded as low as 1.3547 on Friday, hitting its lowest levels since March. This week brought the improbable event of the non-politician Real Estate Magnate, Donald Trumpbeing electedPresident of the United States.
Breakneck volatility in the wake of the US presidential election may have finally set direction for the Australian Dollar after three months of aimless drift.
In the Post-Financial Collapse economic environment, Central Banks have taken on a key and critical role in the management of most major economies on Earth.
The Yuan resumed losses against the U.S. Dollar this week following bounces in the last week.
Gold prices plummeted this week with the precious metal down more than 6.2% to trade at 1222 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The losses come on the back of a stunning victory by president-elect Donald Trump with all three major U.S. stock indices closing markedly higher as yields on 10-year Treasuries surged to levels not seen since January.
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