Commodities

Gold rally unlikely after strong US GDP data?

The United States revealed a 3.3% annualized GDP for the three months ending in December earlier today, surpassing the market's 2.0% forecast. The likelihood of an early-year Fed rate cut seems to have diminished even further now, helping curb weakness...

Gold trade: Is the outlook too pessimistic?

A few weeks ago, there was widespread belief in the markets that the U.S. central bank would implement more than 160 basis points of easing in 2024. However, these expectations have substantially moderated since then, leading to a bearish reversal...

Gold: $2,025 – After US Inflation, What’s Next?

Gold's short term prospects might be dependent on upcoming US inflation data for December. XAU/USD currently trades at $2,025, stepping back from an intraday high of $2,042. On Thursday, the US will release the Consumer Price Index for December. The...

Oil traders overreacting to the wrong triggers?

Divisions within OPEC have caused WTI crude to fall below $74 per barrel, ending a three-day climb for the commodity. Angola, which joined OPEC in 2007, said it is leaving the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. This move raised...

What’s next for Gold after $2,100 record? PCE report in sight

As attention in the financial markets shifts towards the upcoming US Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) inflation report set for release on Friday, its significance becomes apparent. This report holds the potential to provide crucial insights into future monetary policy adjustments....

Oil’s Next Move: Red Sea Conflict and $75?

BP has suspended all oil and gas shipments through the Red Sea due to a rise in attacks on cargo ships and a deteriorating security situation attributed to Iran-aligned Houthi militants in Yemen. This move has caused a 2% surge...

Gold Hits $2,000 After Fed’s Surprise, But for How Long?

The Federal Reserve kept its interest rate as 5.25%-5.5% for its December 2023 decision (staying unchanged for a third consecutive meeting). This was in line with expectations, but the big news is that they indicated 75 bps cuts in 2024....

Will gold hit a new record high after NFP?

In recent days, gold has seen a remarkable surge, reaching an all-time high of $2070, fueled by growing speculation surrounding the Federal Reserve's potential monetary easing in 2024. This surge coincides with mounting signs of a cooling U.S. labor market,...

Digital gold up (BTC), spot gold down (XAU)

Bitcoin, often referred to as digital gold, has surged again, extending above $43,000. The crypto has maintained its positive momentum for five consecutive days now, marking a 15% increase over this period. At present, the price hovers around $43,300, after...
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