By Ritu, Capital Sands   OPEC and its allies led by Russia were moving closer on Thursday to agreeing to deeper oil supply cuts next year to support crude prices and prevent a glut, sources from OPEC and its allied producers said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Read More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   Asian currencies made something of a comeback on Thursday morning in Asia as optimism about a possible trade deal between China and the US returned. The USD was lost a little ground and the Australian dollar stopped a multi-day slide even as the Yuan continued toRead More →

Dollar in Demand, Euro, Pound Under Pressure

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was trading near one-month lows on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned a trade deal with China might not come until after the 2020 presidential election and threatened to escalate his trade war with other nations. The U.S. dollar index against a basketRead More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   Gold prices were supported by a fresh round of uncertainty of the US-China trade deal on Wednesday morning in Asia. The precious metal still hovered near a three-week high above $1,480. Gold Futures contracts were up 0.06% to trade at $1,485.35 by 11:10 PM ET (04:10Read More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   France and the European Union are ready to fight back over the latest U.S. tariff threats on French products, French government ministers said on Tuesday. On Monday, the U.S. government said it may impose punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion of importsRead More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   Gold traded marginally lower on Tuesday morning in Asia, hovering around the $1,468 range as the U.S. and China are still in talks for ‘deal or no deal.’ Gold Futures contracts traded at $1,467.95 by 10:00 PM ET (03:00 GMT), down 0.09%. Talks of a possibleRead More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday as signs of rising manufacturing activity in China pointed to increasing fuel demand and hints that OPEC may deepen output cuts at its meeting this week indicated supply may tighten next year. Brent crude futures rose 74 cents,Read More →

By Ritu,   Capital Sands USD/CHF declines after registering a bearish candlestick formation the previous day. Buyers look for sustained trading beyond 1.0000 psychological magnet. 200-day SMA can please sellers during further downside. USD/CHF drops to 0.9985 during the early trading session on Friday. That said, the pair formed aRead More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   The safe-haven yen rose against the dollar after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, which could complicate efforts to end the U.S.-China trade war. That caused the yuan to fall in offshore trade on mounting worries thatRead More →

By Ritu, Capital Sands   Asian shares rose on Wednesday as upbeat signals from Sino-U.S. trade talks fanned hopes of an easing of tariff hostilities, while expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low supported sentiment. The positive mood pushed Wall Street indexes to fresh record closing highs onRead More →