Market Sentiment Poor But Chinks of Light Remain

Market sentiment analysis:

  • The volatility of global stocks and more rises in the gold price suggest market sentiment is poor.
  • However, in the forex markets there has been little sign of a surge in demand for haven currencies such as the US Dollar, Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc.

Trader sentiment down but not out

While some measures of market sentiment suggest a decline in trader confidence, there are few signs yet of a surge in demand for safe-haven currencies, although the strength of the gold price implies that some traders at least are opting for the relative safety of the pressure metal.

Both the Euro and the British Pound are more stable than might be expected even though fears of a global recession can be seen in the prices of industrial metals such as iron ore and copper.

Copper Price Chart, Daily Timeframe (April 25 – August 27, 2019)

Latest copper price chart.

Chart by IG (You can click on it for a larger image)

In this webinar, I looked at the charts of the major currencies, stock markets and commodities, at the sentiment indicators on the calendar this week and at the latest signals from IG retail client positioning data.

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— Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

Feel free to contact me via the comments section below, via email at martin.essex@ig.com or on Twitter @MartinSEssex



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