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Weekly Trading Forecast: Politics Menace Markets Yet Again

Weekly Trading Forecast: Politics Menace Markets Yet Again


Markets might've focused on Fed policy as FOMC meeting minutes and US CPI data hit the wires but testy NAFTA talks, a shaky Iran nuclear deal and chaotic Brexit fears haunt investors.

US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar Aims to Extend Advance But Politics Threaten Progress

The US Dollar aims to build on recent gains as rising inflation feeds Fed rate hike speculation but politics threaten to spoil the markets’ mood once more.

Euro Forecast: Euro's Quiet Calendar Means Other Currencies are in Control

For the second week in a row, a quiet economic calendar leaves the Euro without significant drivers. Generally, the focus remains on the run-up to the October 26 European Central Bank policy meeting.

British Pound Forecast: Further Weakness Likely, But Not Inevitable

The British Pound looks set to slide further in the days ahead on political concerns, the Brexit impasse and weak data. However, it’s also due for a correction, which could come at any time.

Japanese Yen Forecast: USD/JPY Outlook Clouded with Mixed Signals Ahead of FOMC Minutes

USD/JPY appears to be on course to test the July-high (114.50) as it clears the monthly opening range ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes.

Australian Dollar Forecast: Australian Dollar Faces Hostile Backdrop, May Well Struggle

The Australian Dollar had a tough week last week and, while the coming one may be kinder, there’s little reason to suspect any change in the current AUD/USD downtrend.

Chinese Yuan Forecast: Yuan Losses Likely to Ease ahead of Top Party Congress

With market focus turning to China’s 19th Party Congress to be held in less than two weeks, Yuan’s losses against the Dollar may soon find relief.

Equities Forecast: S&P 500, FOMC Minutes Up Next; DAX, FTSE 100 Could Stall

In the week ahead, we have FOMC minutes in the U.S. on Wednesday; calendar light in Germany and the UK, indices to be impacted by their respective currencies and general risk-trends.

Gold Forecast: Gold Prices Find Solace Post-NFPs, CPI to Drive Next Week

Gold is down for the fourth consecutive week with an NFP inspired rally offering a reprieve on Friday. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.

Crude Oil Forecast:Crude Oil Crosses Under $50 as Tropical Storm Nate Bears Down

Oil prices fell back below the vaulted psychological level of $50 as worries about Tropical Storm Nate began to get priced-in. Meanwhile, a key long-term trend-line continues to help shape resistance in WTI.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Politics Menace Markets Yet Again

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