While trade wars and global growth were active themes this past week, the conditions in liquidity sidelined most efforts to spin headlines into critical mass market moves. In the week ahead, the return from holiday will test traders focus on critical events like US earnings, BOJ and BOC rate decisions and 1Q US GDP among other high level event risk.
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Australian Dollar Forecast – Australian Dollar Faces The Big One As Official CPI Numbers Loom
The Australian Dollar has been resilient as global risk appetite has held up pretty well. However, the market can now look to official inflation figures. They may not help the bulls’ cause
Crude Oil Forecast – Crude Oil Prices Stalling Ahead of US Energy Earnings and GDP Data
The crude oil price outlook is neutral after the commodity and the S&P 500 stalled. Can Chevron, Exxon Mobil earnings fuel the dominant uptrend? Or will soft US GDP data sink oil?
British Pound Forecast – Will Sterling Stabilize with Brexit Risk in the Distance?
Expect fresh Brexit headlines next week with Parliament returning from recess following the UK’s second extension to the EU Withdrawal Agreement. What should British Pound traders watch for?
US Dollar Forecast – US Dollar May Rise on Haven Flows as Markets Turn Defensive
The US Dollar may rise, buoyed by haven-seeking capital flows as financial markets bombarded with evidence of slowing global growth unwind exposure to risky assets.
Gold Forecast – Outlook Soft Even as Brexit Comes Back in Focus, US GDP on Friday
Gold prices turned lower mid-week as a reinvigorated US Dollar sapped demand for bullion; the combination of strong US equities and a strong US Dollar has been historically negative for Gold prices.
Euro Forecast – EURUSD Crumbles on Euro-Zone Growth Fears
Markets are unforgiving, and the Euro is currently under the pump with very little currently in the way of support to help stem the ongoing sell-off.
Equity Index Forecast – Dow Jones, S&P 500, DAX 30 and Nikkei 225 Fundamental Forecast
Earnings season is in full swing with corporate giants like Microsoft and Amazon slated to report in the week ahead. Meanwhile, the Nikkei looks to a rate decision from the Bank of Japan.