Financial Markets Are Bewildered By US-China Trade Headlines - Forex Anatomy

Financial Markets Are Bewildered By US-China Trade Headlines

Market-wide confusion and bewilderment over the lengthy US-China trade debates have caused capital markets to cover their gains early for the last trading session of the week, and take profit early ahead of the weekend.

Contradicting trade headlines regarding the roll-back of tariffs on Chinese goods are shaking global financial instruments into a state of unease. But, what has been consistent among spot currencies (forex market) is the constant demand and luster for the greenback, despite the mixed reportings from top White House officials. At the moment, there is a mild risk averse tone across asset classes, with global equities consolidating their gains from earlier, and WTI crude oil tumbling near the $56.50/barrel on US supply glut fears. The greenback appears to be fairly bid, and benefiting from a combination of good US economic data, weaker commodities, and safe haven demand, which inspired further misery for most dollar-denominated currency pairs, like EUR/USD, AUD/USD, and GBP/USD.

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About the Author Marvin Perry

Marvin Perry has been an active trader within the Forex market since 2010. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, and graduated in 2002 with a double major in Cell and Structural Biology and Chemistry. He currently serves as an FX instructor & Quantitative Analyst for the Forex Anatomy Private Trading Community called "The Lab", where he conducts live weekly trading webinars & instruction on Fundamental Analysis & Inter-Market Interpretations of dynamic asset classes and their influence on currencies.

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