Tim Clayton

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Tim is a contributing author to EconomicCalendar.com. He is an economist and has been involved in financial markets for over 20 years as an analyst. He specialises in global economic trends, macro policy and central banks. Extensive knowledge, experience and data mining is used to anticipate trends in equities, bonds and forex with a contrarian slant. He is a graduate of the University of York with a degree in Economics/Econometrics.
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September University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index Declines, Hurricane Impact Significant

The preliminary September University of Michigan consumer confidence index reading declined to 95.3 from the previous reading of 96.8 and below consensus expectations of...
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Gold Prices Resist Selling Pressure, Global Growth Hopes Limit Support

Gold has edged lower, although overall selling pressure has still been limited with the dollar unable to gain traction against European currencies. There are...
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New York September Empire State Manufacturing Index Holds Near 3-Year Highs

The New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey declined slightly to 24.4 for September from 25.2 previously, although this was significantly above consensus expectations of...

US August Retail Sales Fell 0.2%, Limited Market Reaction

US retail sales declined 0.2% for August after a revised 0.3% gain for July which was originally reported as a 0.6% drop. The release...
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Demand Hopes Continue To Boost Crude Oil Prices, COT Data In Focus

Crude prices have maintained a firm tone during the past 24 hours with further optimism surrounding the outlook for global growth boosting confidence in...

GBP/USD Surges To 14-Month Highs, Vlieghe Fuels Rate Hike Expectations

Sterling is likely to maintain a stronger tone in the short term with further speculation over a November interest rate increase. GBP/USD will, however,...
Bank of England

Bank of England’s Vlieghe Turns More Hawkish, Sterling Surges Again

In a speech on Friday, Bank of England external Monetray Policy Committee (MPC) member Vlieghe stated that the period of de-leveraging in the UK...
Gold and USD

Gold Prices Again Prove Resilient, North Korea Fears Offer Support

Although the fundamentals are liable to put some downward pressure on gold, there will be a reluctance to sell given concerns over a renewed...
UK Currency -US Dollar GBP/USD

GBP/USD Jumps To Fresh 12-Month High After Hawkish Bank of England Rhetoric

The shift in interest rate expectations should provide important Sterling protection in the short term. Although GBP/USD will be vulnerable to some profit taking...

EIA Reports Natural Gas Inventories Rise 91 Bcf, Prices Still Move Higher

The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) natural gas storage data recorded a build of 91 Billion Cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending September...

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EUR/USD Weekly Forecast September 18-22

EUR/USD was under pressure in the early week but recovered in the second half of the week to erase about half of the week’s...
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Crude Oil Prices Weekly Forecast September 18-22

WTI crude oil prices (USOIL) gained for a second consecutive week and seen once again attacking resistance at the psychological $50.00 handle. Oil...
US Dollar

DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Extend Record Run to Four Days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose again on Friday, extending its record-setting pace to four days, with defense contractors and technology firms leading the...
USA

S&P 500 Futures Hit Record as Investors Shrug Off North Korea Threat

U.S. stocks advanced Friday, with the S&P 500 Index closing at a new all-time high as investors shrugged off North Korea’s latest provocation.The benchmark...

Coffee Prices: Robusta Falls as Speculators Exit Positions

Robusta coffee futures, which have been well supported for months due to razor-thin supplies fell on Friday due to a round of speculator selling...
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