The Canadian dollar is higher against the US dollar on Tuesday. It rose slightly 0.11 percent versus the greenback with the price of oil also subdued and the gold rally fuelled by comments from a Trump administration official commenting that there will no broad trade agreement announced at the G20 after the meeting with Trump and Xi. Canadian whole
Gold prices hit their highest level in six years on Tuesday as investors plowed into the precious metal amid the prospects for lower interest rates, a softer global economy and increased geopolitical tensions. Futures for August delivery hit a high of $1,442.90 per ounce overnight, its highest level since May 14, 2013, when it reached $1,444.90. As
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stressed the central bank’s independence in a speech Tuesday that comes amid continuous pressure from the White House to cut interest rates. He spoke during a event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that investors were watching closely for clues about the direction of monetary policy. His remarks
Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations. I will begin with a progress report on the broad public review my Federal Reserve colleagues and I are conducting of the strategy, tools, and communication practices we use to achieve the objectives Congress has assigned to us by law—maximum employment and price stabilit
Oil prices ticked up on Tuesday after the U.S. market open on anticipation that data due later would show crude stocks there declined, erasing earlier losses linked to concerns over waning demand Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 32 cents at $65.18 a barrel by 1353 GMT. U.S. crude futures rose 24 cents to $58.14 a barrel. Sending a bullish sign
Homebuyers pulled away from the builders in May, even as affordability improved thanks to lower mortgage rates. Sales of newly built homes fell 7.8% month-to-month and were 3.7% lower compared with May 2018, according to the U.S. Census. This number represents signed contracts, not closings, so it is a very recent indicator of buyers out shopping d
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2% on Tuesday as investors looked for safety following the release of much weaker-than-expected confidence data. The yield traded at 1.98% as of 11:02 a.m. ET. The 2-year rate also slid to 1.71% while the 30-year bond yield declined to 2.52%. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence inde
Wall Street’s main indexes slipped on Tuesday, hit by trade jitters and rising tensions in the Middle East, while investors focused on speeches by Federal Reserve officials for clues on monetary policy. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is among a host of central bank policymakers scheduled to speak amid rising expectations of an interest rate cut for the fi
U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh sanctions on Iran are a “symbolic act” and may leave Washington with no room to exert further pressure on the nuclear power, a former U.S. diplomat said Tuesday. Trump on Monday signed an executive order to impose “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom he said was responsi
Gold soared to almost a six-year high on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and U.S.-Sino trade anxiety, leading traders to pile into safe-haven government debt and to snap up the yen and Swiss franc at the expense of the dollar. The dollar, meanwhile, fell to a three-month low against the euro and dropped to its weakest against the Japanese
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The start of the New York session was greeted with weakness and stocks extended their declines after consumer confidence fell to the lowest levels since September 2017 and new home sales declined for a second consecutive month.  Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index are down 0.4% in early trade.  Markets are now awaiting the l
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