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.
gold

Trade Fears Support Gold Prices, Trump Policies Remain Key Focus

Underlying fears surrounding the threat of protectionist US policies has supported gold, especially with the dollar retreating to six-week lows, but longer-term resistance has...
Japan

Nikkei 225 Unsettled by Trade Protectionism Concerns

Although US indices closed in positive territory, increased concerns surrounding US trade policies triggered a more defensive tone surrounding risk and a weaker dollar,...
bulls and bears

Top 5 Economic Calendar Events for January 23–27

Political events will tend to dominate the week ahead as the new US Administration under President Trump takes office. Markets will be looking for...
USA

Trumponomics, the Forex Market, and the Dollar: Short-Term Fed Speculation, Long-Term Vulnerability

President Trump has been inaugurated as US President amid the promise to make America great again and to restore jobs. The inauguration speech was...
gold

Gold Prices Weekly Forecast: US Uncertainty Will Underpin Prices

Political developments in Washington are liable to dominate trends in gold for the week ahead with choppy trading liable to be the most important...
UK

FTSE 100 Index Undermined By Retail Sales Decline, Trump Reaction Awaited

A much weaker than expected retail sales report had an impact in undermining confidence with the FTSE index unable to derive support from stronger...
Silver Dollar Back

Fed’s Harker Expects Three Rate Hikes In 2017

In comments on Friday, Philadelphia Fed President Harker reiterated that, GDP growth, inflation and the labour market are displaying considerable strength and indicate a...
Canada

Canadian CPI Declines 0.2% in December, Annual Rise Held To 1.5%

Headline Canadian consumer prices fell 0.2% in December following a 0.4% decline the previous month and the data was weaker than consensus forecasts of...
gold prices

Gold Prices Edge Lower, Trump Inauguration Speech in Focus

Gold prices found support below $1,200 per ounce on Thursday as the dollar retreated from its highest levels, but buying support was limited ahead...
UK

UK December Retail Sales Slide 1.9%, Prices Edge Higher

UK retail sales volumes fell sharply in December with a decline of 1.9% for December, which dragged the annual increase down to 4.3% from...
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