This week all eyes were on the Federal Reserve economic projections and interest rate decision. The FED indicated they would maintain low interest rates until at least 2023. The fresh forecasts showed the FOMC expects GDP to contract by 3.7% which was softer than the 6.5% forecast, and unemployment to reach 7.6% at years end compared to the 9.3% forecast made previously. The upgrade in economic projections provided a surge in the USD throughout early Thursdays trading session.
Gold dropped over 400 points from the top of the pennant formation after teasing a potential breakout to the upside. Gold price action is becoming compressed between a pennant formation. The recent recovery in the US economic data has dampened the bull run in precious metals. Traders will be waiting for a breakout of the pennant formation for an indication on the next big move.
Jamie DuttaAnalyst / Trader
"With extensive experience as a full time trader and financial market commentator, I have worked as a trader in top tier investment banks and trading houses, including Morgan Stanley and GAIN Capital trading Forex, Index derivatives. and Bonds. I combine technical analysis with a deep fundamental knowledge to identify trade set-ups. My real life experience allows me to break down the complexities of financial jargon and trading. This means everyone can better understand the compelling forces of greed and fear which are realised every day in countless ways across markets."
Vantage does not represent or warrant that the material provided here is accurate, current, or complete, and therefore should not be relied upon as such. The information provided here, whether from a third party or not, is not to be considered as a recommendation; or an offer to buy or sell; or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any financial instruments; or to participate in any specific trading strategy. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. We advise any readers of this content to seek their own advice. Without the approval of Vantage, reproduction or redistribution of this information is not permitted.
Risk Warning: Trading derivatives carries significant risks. It is not suitable for all investors and if you are a professional client, you could lose substantially more than your initial investment. When acquiring our derivative products, you have no entitlement, right or obligation to the underlying financial assets. Past performance is no indication of future performance and tax laws are subject to change. The information on this website is general in nature and doesn't take into account your personal objectives, financial circumstances, or needs. Accordingly, before acting on the advice, you should consider whether the advice is suitable for you having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. We encourage you to seek independent advice if necessary. Please read our legal documents and ensure that you fully understand the risks before you make any trading decisions.
Regional Restrictions: We do not offer our services to residents of certain jurisdictions such as North Korea, Japan, United States and some other regions. For more information please refer to our FAQ page.
The information on this site and the products and services offered are not intended for distribution to any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.
While the Authority has granted a securities or derivatives investment business licence to the Licensee, the Authority does not endorse or vouch for the merits of the products offered by the Licensee.
Vantage Group of companies is authorized and regulated in various jurisdictions.
Vantage International Group Limited trading under Vantage, is authorised and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), Securities Investment Business Law (SIBL) number 1383491 and is registered at Artemis House, 67 Fort St, PO Box 2775, Grand Cayman KY1-1111.
Vantage Global Limited is authorised and regulated by the VFSC under Section 4 of the Financial Dealers Licensing Act [CAP 70] (Reg. No. 700271) and is registered at iCount Building, Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd trading under Vantage, is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), AFSL no. 428901 and is located at level 29, 31 Market St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia. For clients who onboarded via www.vantagefx.com.au, Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd is the product issuer. If you decide to trade products offered by Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd, you should consider whether you're part of our target market by reviewing our Target Market Determination (TMD), and read our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), Financial Services Guide (FSG) and other legal documents to ensure you fully understand the risks before you make any trading decisions. We encourage you to seek independent advice if necessary.