Trade and speculation about the moves of the Federal Reserve moved back to the forefront of factors affecting market volatility this week. Continued escalation of tensions in the Middle East region also remains a factor.
The G-20 meeting appeared to result in a truce between China and the U.S. on the trade front, as was generally expected. Stock analysts eagerly awaited the release of the June Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday for indications of what the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy move might be. It was a shortened trading week due to the Independence Day holiday in the U.S.
The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 4, 2017 – Precious Metals International
The Precious Metals Week in Review April 7th, 2017 1. This week was news-heavy, with the release of the March Non-Farm Payrolls report, the meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and a U.S. airstrike on Syria in retaliation for its recent use of chemical weaponry against its citizens. 2.…