Type: Currency | Group: Majors | Base: Gold | Quote: US Dollar | Spread: 7.0 – 43.0 pips
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Gold is a precious metal that plays an important role in world markets. Scientifically speaking, gold is an element just like any other, but its value to people goes far beyond that. Along with being useful in manufacturing and jewelry, gold is perceived as a hedge against inflation.
At one time, the major world currencies were all on a gold standard. Now, however, world currencies are largely fiat currencies, meaning their value is exactly what the market decides it is. That said, gold still plays a role in the forex market. It is often viewed as an alternative to the U.S. dollar, so rallies in gold can be linked to weakness in the USD. This relationship isn’t always as defined as it sounds but watching gold activity can give traders insight into the psychology of other markets. Traders can also trade gold directly against a currency as in XAU/USD.
About US Dollar
The USD is integral to world trade in that it belongs to the world’s largest economy and acts as the world reserve currency. Because of this unique situation, many of the standard economic rules do not seem to apply to the USD.
The U.S. government has had long periods of fiscal irresponsibility and yet the USD has not always suffered during inflationary times that would damage any other currency. This is because, as the world’s largest economy, the USD is considered a safe haven currency in times of global uncertainty. However, this rule doesn’t always hold, and the U.S. dollar does eventually pay for periods of prolonged inflation and trade deficits – it just seems to enjoy a much longer lag before any market reaction takes place.
This week saw a key part of the US yield curve inverted for the first time in 16 years. The
Gold has been trading sideways at the price of $1.923 but I see potential upside continuation of the upside impulsive
Investors and traders worldwide will be combing through these scheduled major events and data releases, while keeping a wary eye
EURUSD, “Euro vs US Dollar” EURUSD continues trading downwards to reach 1.0982. Later, the market may rebound from this level
Opening Call: The Australian share market is to open higher. U.S. stocks surged as oil prices slid below $100. The
CAD/JPY bullish consolidation As commodities resume their strong uptrend while US stocks which have a decent correlation to the CAD
EURUSD, “Euro vs US Dollar” EURUSD is still consolidating around 1.2230. If later the price breaks this range to the
XAUUSD, “Gold vs US Dollar” As we can see in the H4 chart, the correction continues. After forming several reversal
USDCHF, “US Dollar vs Swiss Franc” As we can see in the H4 chart, USDCH is trading below the 200-day
EURUSD, “Euro vs US Dollar” After rebounding from 1.2262 and finishing the descending structure at 1.2200, EURUSD is forming a