U.S. government debt prices fell on Tuesday as gains in the stock market reduced the appeal of safer but low-yielding bonds, but worries over the possible federal spending cuts and outcome of the upcoming Italian election limited bond losses.
Gold reversed earlier gains on Tuesday, as physical buying from Asia that drove a recovery from six-month lows eventually gave way to selling.
Oil prices rose as traders grew bullish amid a rally in U.S. stock markets, even as U.S. pipeline bottlenecks and European economic concerns threatened to weigh on oil markets.
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European shares rallied on Tuesday, with stronger than expected German sentiment data prompting investors to return to economically sensitive sectors like autos and technology.
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The robust Australian dollar could actually get a whole lot stronger over the next two years, rising to as high as $1.30, but this is subject to strong gains in Asian equity markets.
Asian bourses were mostly lower on Tuesday as markets struggled to gain momentum amid a fresh lack of market catalysts and caution in Japan as investors await the appointment of Japan's next central bank governor.
The long awaited recovery in Chinese stocks is here to stay, with the Shanghai Composite Index building on the surge seen late last year. Now analysts are expecting it to rally up to 30 percent in 2013.
The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi's concerns over the impact of a strong euro on a weak euro zone economy raise the prospect of monetary easing to dent the currency's appeal.
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Gold slipped Monday but was off its six-month low, helped by buying from Asia, where Chinese participants returned to the market from a one-week holiday.
The yen weakened across the board on Monday after Japan escaped direct criticism from its G-20 peers on its bold reflationary plans that have weakened the currency.
Brent crude rose slightly toward $118 a barrel on Monday, underpinned by expectations of improving global growth despite some weak U.S. data dampening prices at the end of last week.
In the last month or so, in an effort to stimulate growth, central bankers have begun a new round of creative experiments. This should lead to more market volatility and unexpected investment opportunities, particularly in currencies.
Gold bounced back from a drubbing that sent the precious metal to a six-month low late last week, however, analysts say further upside is dependent on whether gold can hold on to a key support level over the next few days.
The yen fell Friday after three days of gains against the U.S. dollar and the euro as a draft statement from the G-20 did not single out Japan trying to weaken its currency.
Stocks recovered from their lows Friday to close narrowly mixed, but the S&P 500 managed to pull off its seventh-straight week higher.
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