Market Analysis

Demand fears are still holding back the crude oil market, along with the prospect of a deal to get Iranian oil back on the market. Drone attacks on Saudi oil fields suggest that Iran is still not worthy of having sanctions lifted.
The strong start to the month should come as no surprise as February, March, and April each started out with gains of 1.6%, 2.3%, and 1.1%, respectively, after soft finishes on the last day of the prior month.
Every time it looks like a recovery in gold prices is coming, it rolls back over. In reality, this market has been sideways with a slightly downward slope for the past 6 months.
Tether (USDt) has surpassed a market cap of USD 50 billion. The world's largest stablecoin has added an unprecedented 45 billion to its market cap in the last year, growing assets 10x.
Given all of the uncertainties in the markets and volatility over the past year due to the pandemic, traders should look to diversify and have a well-rounded portfolio. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, so why not add a piece to your strategy?
Doves flew yesterday as the Federal Reserve reiterated steadfast support for the economy and that it’s not yet thinking about tapering its unprecedented asset purchases.
Each day Ira Epstein gets you up to speed on what happened in the metals futures markets. He focuses on relevant economic and geopolitical topics that affect the precious metals and base metal markets.
Each day on the European market opening Anthony Cheung, Sam North, and Amplify Trading gets you prepared for the trading day. They focus on relevant macroeconomic insights and trade idea generation for the global macro futures markets.
The USDt balance on the Tron network (USD 25.9 billion) has surpassed Ethereum’s USDt balance (24.4 billion) for the first time. The change comes as USDt surpasses USD 50 billion in market cap and highlights the degree to which blockchain applications are agnostic to the network they’re deployed on.
OPEC+ has skipped all the drama and decided to follow through on a gradual increase in production because, despite the hit from another wave of Covid-19 in India, the reopening trade is getting harder for oil traders and OPEC+ to ignore.