Oil Prices Decline Sharply
By ICM Capital
Oil prices fell as much as 2% to a 10-month low and settled at $42 before recovering to $42.50.
Meanwhile, the US crude received support earlier today specially with the tropical Storm Cindy forecasted to approach the southwest Louisiana coast (Gulf of Mexico), considered as the home of about 17% of the total U.S. oil and offshore natural-gas production. Oil has slid 20% in the first half of 2017 biggest first-half slide in 20 years.
The U.S. dollar failed to manage its gains vs. a basket of major currencies with falling oil prices.
Gold prices rebounded yesterday to $1,245, as the U.S. dollar declined. Technically, the yellow metal could be supported during the day due to the lack of US economic data and Geopolitical uncertainties.
The Sterling pound managed to pare its losses yesterday vs. USD and settled at $1.26 after declining to its lowest in two months, garnering support on signs, the BoE could consider scaling back stimulus later this year. Technically, could trade under pressure on UK political uncertainty.
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