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Gold rose on Tuesday, but remained hemmed into a range ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting this week.
The yen hit a high against the euro and rose against the dollar as traders lower expectations of a Japanese stimulus injection.
Japanese stocks sold off on Tuesday as the yen jumped after local media indicated the government's stimulus package may not live up to expectations.
Sources say the Federal Reserve is preparing an enforcement action against Goldman Sachs, reports the New York Times.
The Fed begins its two-day meeting Tuesday amid a barrage of earnings news and economic reports on housing and the consumer.
The market has become more prone to take a "we'll believe it when we see it" attitude toward any moves in interest rates.
Gold pared losses on Monday as the dollar and world stock markets turned lower ahead of central bank meetings.
European markets pared gains on Monday to close mixed, as Wall Street traded lower and oil prices fell.
Security threats hanging over Europe are another instance where the Fed and the ECB have to deploy policy instruments in the months ahead.
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The final week of July is expected to be a busy one in Asia Pacific, with the region entering the thick of its earnings season amid BOJ, Fed meetings.
The dollar inched up against the yen ahead of meetings at the Bank of Japan and the Fed which investors expect to be dollar-positive.
Asia markets traded mixed on Monday, as traders eye key central bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan due later in the week.
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Gold fell as investors cashed in profits following a gain in the previous session.
Industrial bellwether General Electric reports earnings Friday morning, as market focus turns to the Fed.
Ted Cruz left the GOP convention hall in an absolute uproar after his speech. And Trump running mate Mike Pence single-handedly pulled it back together, says Larry Kudlow.
Gold remained above a three-week low on Thursday, as the dollar and European shares fell.
Fiscal stimulus will likely come no matter who wins the presidency, but expect rocky road for the market first, Savita Subramanian says.
These are the themes investors need to understand to know whether the market rally can last.
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