Tim Clayton

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.

US February Goods Trade Deficit Narrows To $64.8bn, Imports Decline

The US goods trade deficit for February narrowed to $64.8bn from $68.8bn in January and this was lower than consensus forecasts of a $66.6bn...
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Crude Oil Prices Boosted By Libyan Outages, US Supply Concerns Persist

There was relief that oil prices again held key support levels on Monday with an improvement in risk conditions and disruption to Libyan output...
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Chicago Fed’s Evans: Expects Core Inflation Below 2% Until 2019

Chicago Federal Reserve President Evans stated on Monday that inflation looks to be well on the way to reaching the objective, although he also...
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Trump Defeat Undermines FTSE 100 Index, Losses Pared In Late Trading

Negative reaction to President Trump’s healthcare defeat undermined the FTSE index on Monday with losses compounded by Sterling’s advance against the dollar, although the...
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March Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index Declined To 16.9, Sentiment Still Strong

The Dallas Federal Reserve Texas manufacturing outlook survey declined to 16.9 from 24.5 the previous month. This was the lowest reading for three months,...
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Healthcare Reform Failure Boost Gold Prices, Doubts Over US Growth Agenda

Despite a promise to focus on tax policy, the Trump Administration’s failure to secure healthcare reform has undermined confidence in the US growth outlook...
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US Supply Concerns Undermine Crude Oil Prices, No Support From Dollar Retreat

The latest drilling rigs data has reinforced concerns surrounding rising US supply with the negative impact amplified by renewed doubts surrounding the growth outlook...
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German IFO Business Climate Index Strengthens To 5-Year High Of 112.3

The German IFO business climate index strengthened to 112.3 for March from 111.0 the previous month and was above consensus expectations of a slight...
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Trump Healthcare Defeat Hurts Nikkei 225 Index, Dollar Hits Four-Month Lows

President Trump’s defeat over Healthcare legislation had an important impact in undermining sentiment surrounding both equity markets and the dollar on Monday which translated...

Quarter-End Positions Will Increase Market Volatility, Sterling Set For Sharp Moves

Market positioning will be an extremely important factor over the next week with month-end and quarter-end positioning flows having an important market impact across...

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Is General Electric (GE) Stock A Solid Pick Following the Selloff?

General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock price declined nearly 5.5% in the last twelve months after touching 52-weeks high of $33 a share in the mid...

Dollar Recovery Caps Gold Prices, Underlying Support Remains Firm

A rebound in the dollar and improved tone surrounding risk appetite has curbed support for gold, although the impact was offset by a fresh...
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Risk Recovery Boosts Crude Oil Prices, Markets Braced For Record Inventories

Oil prices have gained ground over the past 24 hours with a wider boost to risk appetite and disruptions to Libyan output underpinning prices...
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Halliburton (HAL) Stock Offers a Buying Opportunity

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) share price started tumbling since peaking around $58 a share in the beginning of this year. HAL’s stock price declined nearly 11%...
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Silver Prices Stall as U.S. Dollar Recovery from Four-Month Low

Silver prices edged lower Wednesday, as demand for precious metals softened on improved risk sentiment and a rebounding U.S. dollar.May silver futures fell 9...