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Saqib Iqbal
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Saqib Iqbal is a financial market analyst, serving the industry since 2011. The author is a mentor, providing training to individuals and organizations. Moreover, Saqib is a successful proprietary funds trader, managing a six-figure sum with an average annual ROI of 45%.

Crude Oil Futures
Fundamental Analysis

US Crude Inventory Drop Drives Oil Prices Higher

Oil prices rose on Wednesday due to a larger-than-expected fall in US crude inventories last week. Meanwhile, investors were positioning themselves for the US inflation report after Powell’s cautious remarks. Data from the Energy and Information Administration on Wednesday showed that US inventories dropped by 3.4 million barrels. Meanwhile, economists had expected a 1.3 million Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Gold Price Crawls Higher Despite Powell’s Cautious Tone

Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday despite a surge in the dollar and Treasury yields after Fed Chair Powell’s hawkish speech. Meanwhile, investors were preparing for the US inflation report coming on Thursday for clues on Fed rate cuts. Gold (Source: Bloomberg) Last week, gold reached the highest level since May as the US nonfarm Read More…

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Fundamental Analysis

Equities Close at Record Highs Ahead of Powell’s Testimony

Equities closed at record highs on Monday as investors looked forward to several key events, including Powell’s testimony. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 extended Friday’s rally when the US jobs report raised the chances of a Fed rate cut in September. The market has more rate-cut optimism as economic reports consistently show a slowdown Read More…

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Fundamental Analysis

Weak Jobs Data Sends Dollar Lower, Lifts Currency Futures

Currency futures edged higher on Friday as the dollar fell after the US monthly employment report. However, some outliers, like the Canadian dollar, plunged after poor Canadian employment figures. US job market (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) The greenback eased on Friday when the nonfarm payrolls report revealed fewer jobs added in June. Employment increased Read More…

Interest Futures
Fundamental Analysis

Interest Futures Jump Amid Falling Yields on Poor US Data

Interest futures surged Wednesday as Treasury yields fell with the dollar after a series of poor US economic reports. Meanwhile, markets remained closed on Thursday as the US observed Independence Day. Data on Wednesday revealed that private employment dropped in June when economists had expected an increase. The ADP employment figures showed that 150,000 more Read More…

Crude Oil Futures
Fundamental Analysis

Oil Prices Surge Nearly 1% on Crude Inventory Decline

Oil prices rose nearly 1% on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected decline in crude inventories, indicating robust demand. At the same time, weak data from the US raised the likelihood of a Fed cut in September, which would increase fuel consumption. Oil and crude inventories (Source: Nymex, EIA) The Energy and Information Administration reported that crude Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Gold Price: Rising Treasury Yields Dampen Demand

Gold prices fell on Tuesday as high Treasury yields reduced demand for the yellow metal. This overshadowed slightly dovish remarks from Fed Chair Powell. At the same time, employment data showed continued resilience in the US labor market. Treasury yields remained elevated on Tuesday after a rally in the previous session. The 10-year yield rose Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Equities Gain Thanks to Strong Tech Performance

Equities rose on Monday due to a boost from technology stocks. At the same time, investors were preparing for major US economic reports shaping the outlook for rate cuts. Meanwhile, data from the US painted a picture of a weaker economy that could pressure the Fed to start implementing rate cuts. Shares of major tech Read More…

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Currency Futures Up as Fall in Inflation Points to Fed Rate Cut

Currency Futures edged higher on Friday as US inflation eased in May, increasing the odds of a Fed rate cut in September. Still, most currencies ended the month lower amid economic, policy, and political changes. US inflation (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis) Notably, the US released the core PCE report, a very significant inflation measure Read More…

Interest Futures
Fundamental Analysis

Interest Futures End Higher With Markets Focused on US Inflation

Interest futures ended higher on Thursday as investors waited eagerly for the US core PCE report. At the same time, markets absorbed economic data released from the US, which showed a mixed picture of the economy. The US released its core PCE data showing that the annual figure eased from 2.8% to 2.6% in May, Read More…