If those who watch the market ever needed a reminder at how important positive US-China trade headlines can be to investor sentiment, they received more clarity on Tuesday as optimism builds that both sides will be able to find a resolution.
The price of Gold slipped straight through $1500 to hit its lowest level so far in November around $1485, while the price of US Oil is nearing levels not seen in over two months after appreciating $3 since Friday of last week.
Broader risk appetite can also be noted across a range of asset classes, including US stock markets reaching new record-highs and commodity-linked currencies, such as the Australian Dollar approaching levels close to near 3-month highs.
In terms of emerging market trends seen in APAC, the Malaysian Ringgit (USDMYR -0.47%), Indian Rupee (USDINR -0.11%), Indonesian Rupiah (USDIDR -0.32%), Philippine Peso (USDPHP -0.24%) and Korean Won (USDKRW -0.15%) all benefited from coordinated attraction towards emerging market assets, and strengthened against the USD.
Of course there is no stronger proxy for how investors look at US-China trade tensions than the Chinese Yuan.
The Chinese Yuan managed to advance by 0.3% with the USDCNY at one point breaking back below the ever-important, and critical psychological support level at 7.
Hopefully a resolution to US-China trade differences will be found, and while we have been here several times in the past, if investors do hold faith that a trade agreement (that lasts) is in place USDCNY could potentially decline all the way to 6.85.
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