Gold Prices May Extend Gains on Soft US Economic Data

Gold prices may extend gains inspired by pre-election UK political uncertainty fears as soft US economic data cools Fed interest rate hike speculation.

Asian Markets Mixed Again In Holiday-Hit Session

Asia investors had to deal with Chinese markets out for holiday and no new themes in play beyond a dovish-sounding European Central Bank President

Euro and US Dollar Look Vulnerable as Inflation Slows

The Euro and the US Dollar may face selling pressure as German and US inflation measures point to slowing price growth, cooling prospects for ECB and Fed stimulus withdrawal.

Australian Dollar Unmoved Despite Building Approvals Beat

The Australian Dollar held firm on Tuesday, but failed to rise despite news that local building approvals were stronger than expected in April.

Japanese Yen Ticks Up After Big Retail Sales Beat

The Japanese Yen was already getting some support from Euro weakness as the Asia/Pacific session took off, but upbeat local data also helped.

S&P 500 and Dow Jones Flash Warning Signs – Time to Sell?

The US S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and UK FTSE 100 continue trading onto fresh record-highs, but retail speculators continue selling. Do stocks remain a ‘buy’?

What Has Driven Bitcoin to Its Record-Breaking Rally?

The cryptocurrency space’s most popular member – Bitcoin – continues to climb. Yet, is its strength based on a systemic adoption, a need to circumvent capital controls or a pure speculative play?