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Gold loses stream after tapping fresh 6-year highs

Gold futures lost steam on Friday, ending lower for the session as the dollar strengthened. Prices, however, gained for the week after logging their first intraday climb above $1,450 an ounce in six years. August gold trading fell by $1.40, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,426.70 an ounce, after touching an intraday high of $1,454.40. Friday™s intraday high and Thursday™s settlement were the loftiest for a most-active contract since mid-May 2013, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Gold tallied...

Stocks Skid Lower to End Worst Week Since May Smid Disappointment on Fed Rate-cut Plans

U.S. stocks finished firmly lower Friday, capping the worst week for equities since the end of May, as doubts about the magnitude of an expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve softened the buying mood on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3% at 27,154, off 69 points, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.6% at 2,977, while the Nasdaq Composite Index pulled back 0.7% to end at 8,146. For the week, the Dow booked a 0.7% decline, the S&P 500 finished with a weekly slide...

Oil Gains For The Session, But U.S. Prices Drop Over 7% For The Week

Oil futures finished higher Friday after reports that Iran seized a U.K.-flagged ship in the Gulf of Oman. Prices still settled lower for the week, however, on worries about a slowdown in demand. The market saw an "insane downward trend in crude oil this week," said James Hatzigiannis, senior commodities associate at Long Leaf Trading Group. "I think it is a bit of an overreaction and you should see prices recover next week if there [is] any progress on the U.S./China trade front or any...

Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute

U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session Friday, with Wall Street hopeful that the Federal Reserve will take aggressive action to stamp out signs of stress in the economy, while digesting mixed corporate earnings reports against the backdrop of the unresolved U.S.- China trade dispute. The S&P 500 index rose back above 3,000 level in early trade, but all three benchmarks look likely to end slightly lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 78 points at 27,301, while...

European stocks close slightly higher as investors await Fed rate decision

European stocks were little changed on Friday as market players awaited news on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline during afternoon trade and ended the session 0.12% higher to 387.25 with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Basic Resources were the strongest performers with a 1.1% climb, while bank stocks were 0.9% lower as Italian banks declined amid tension between the two parties...

BOE Notes Rising No-Deal Brexit Risk as Rate Kept Unchanged
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:20 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |BOE

The Bank of England said the perceived risk of crashing out of the European Union without a deal had risen as they unanimously voted to keep policy unchanged.

While officials, led by Governor Mark Carney, said they still see the need for interest-rate hikes in coming years if their forecasts bear out, they also acknowledged that investors are taking a different view than the bank's assumption of a smooth Brexit.

That has pushed down the pound and market expectations for future interest rates, the Monetary Policy Committee said in the minutes of its June meeting. 

The market moves œhighlighted the ongoing tension between the MPC's forecast conditioning assumption of a smooth Brexit and the assumptions about alternative Brexit scenarios that were priced into the financial market variables, the minutes said.

The BOE last month indicated that more rate hikes would be needed over the next few years to keep inflation under control, and said the market curve doesn't reflect that. Since then investors have increased bets in the other direction, with the market showing a greater likelihood of a cut rather than an increase as the next move.

That assumption about an orderly departure from the EU looks more fragile now. All the remaining candidates in the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May have refused to exclude the prospect of leaving without a new arrangement in place.

The panel voted 9-0 to hold the key rate at 0.75%. All 63 economists in a Bloomberg survey correctly predicted Thursday's decision. They cut their prediction for second-quarter growth to stagnation after a previous estimate of 0.2%.

The BOE reiterated its guidance for limited and gradual rate hikes in the minutes, but also joined other major central banks in recognizing the weaker global outlook. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi this week pledged new stimulus if the outlook doesn™t improve. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday opened the door to a rate cut as soon as next month.

With Brexit now delayed until Oct. 31, the BOE said it doesn't expect investment to pick up before then. It said that downside risks have increased since May, and underlying growth has weakened slightly in the first half.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold loses stream after tapping fresh 6-year highs

Gold futures lost steam on Friday, ending lower for the session as the dollar strengthened. Prices, however, gained for the week after logging their first intraday climb above $1,450 an ounce in six years. August gold trading fell by $1.40, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,426.70 an ounce, after touching an intraday high of $1,454.40. Friday™s intraday high and Thursday™s settlement were the loftiest for a most-active contract since mid-May 2013, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Gold tallied...

Stocks Skid Lower to End Worst Week Since May Smid Disappointment on Fed Rate-cut Plans

U.S. stocks finished firmly lower Friday, capping the worst week for equities since the end of May, as doubts about the magnitude of an expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve softened the buying mood on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3% at 27,154, off 69 points, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.6% at 2,977, while the Nasdaq Composite Index pulled back 0.7% to end at 8,146. For the week, the Dow booked a 0.7% decline, the S&P 500 finished with a weekly slide...

Oil Gains For The Session, But U.S. Prices Drop Over 7% For The Week

Oil futures finished higher Friday after reports that Iran seized a U.K.-flagged ship in the Gulf of Oman. Prices still settled lower for the week, however, on worries about a slowdown in demand. The market saw an "insane downward trend in crude oil this week," said James Hatzigiannis, senior commodities associate at Long Leaf Trading Group. "I think it is a bit of an overreaction and you should see prices recover next week if there [is] any progress on the U.S./China trade front or any...

Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute

U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session Friday, with Wall Street hopeful that the Federal Reserve will take aggressive action to stamp out signs of stress in the economy, while digesting mixed corporate earnings reports against the backdrop of the unresolved U.S.- China trade dispute. The S&P 500 index rose back above 3,000 level in early trade, but all three benchmarks look likely to end slightly lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 78 points at 27,301, while...

European stocks close slightly higher as investors await Fed rate decision

European stocks were little changed on Friday as market players awaited news on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline during afternoon trade and ended the session 0.12% higher to 387.25 with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Basic Resources were the strongest performers with a 1.1% climb, while bank stocks were 0.9% lower as Italian banks declined amid tension between the two parties...

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