Is Iran nuclear deal close?

An unnamed EU politician stated today that the Iran nuclear deal can come to an agreement in the next few weeks. The official also stated that most of the details are agreed, but also emphasized that unless everything is agreed, nothing is agreed. If the deal comes through, Iran will be back with its supply of oil, which can lead to lower prices.

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Newcastle coal drops sharply 📉

After Newcastle coal grew above the $420 level from March to $450 in September, it fell by 8% in one day below the $400 per tonne mark. Coal is falling as China pledged to raise coal production capacity by 300 million tonnes. This is about the equivalent of China’s yearly imports.

Silver skyrockets 🚀

Silver futures are up 8% and hit $20.3 per ounce on the first trading day of Q4 of 2022. Silver is up by almost 15% in just one week.

EU gas prices tumble 9%

Gas prices in Europe are down 9% for the day at €171, far lower than the record highs of €340 in August. Europe managed to replace certain Russian supplies with LNG imports and was able to refill its storage facilities ahead of winter. The amount of gas reserves across Europe is currently at about 87%.

UK natural gas jumps sky-high

UK natural gas reached their highest level in two weeks on Friday, rising by almost 50% to 380. The surge was fueled by increased demand from gas-fired power facilities as a result of slower wind speeds.  As of September 28th, gas storage facilities in the UK were 94.65% full.

WTI Crude oil recovers losses

Worries about limited global supply helped WTI crude futures rise 2% to $80, pulling away from 9-month lows at $76 earlier this week. Hurricane Ian caused a reduction in US crude output of around 190,000 barrels per day, or 11% of the Gulf’s total.

Nord Stream damaged & gas rises

Leaders in Europe thought the two explosions that destroyed the pipelines used to transport Russian natural gas to Europe were intentional. However, some officials accused the Kremlin of being behind the explosions, saying they were meant to be a warning to Europe. Meanwhile, EU gas is up 13% on Wednesday.

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EUR/USD reclaims parity

Amid a massive bounce of stocks and commodities, Eurodollar reached parity for the first time in two weeks. The Euro gained 5% against the US dollar in this period.

US stocks surge sharply 🔥

Right after the American stock market opened, S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose 2.7% and 3%. This growth may be explained by expectations that weaker-than-expected US economic statistics will soften the Federal Reserve’s extreme hawkish tone.

Newcastle coal drops sharply 📉

After Newcastle coal grew above the $420 level from March to $450 in September, it fell by 8% in one day below the $400 per tonne mark. Coal is falling as China pledged to raise coal production capacity by 300 million tonnes. This is about the equivalent of China’s yearly imports.

Bovespa rose by 5.5% in one day 🚀

Bovespa, a Brazilian stock index, rose 5.5% in a single day, close to 116,000, a level not reached since April. This is because of the first round of the presidential election. Results revealed that President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil’s far-right party surpassed polls and still has a chance to win.

RBA raised interest rates by 25 bps

The Australian ASX 200 Index climbed strongly from a critical low and gained 3.75% to 6,700. The Reserve Bank of Australia surprised the markets with a modest 25 bps rate increase to 2.6%. This led to a drop in the Australian dollar and bond yields and supported an increase in equity prices.

Brazilian real gains 4% in one day 🔥

The Brazilian real increased by 4% versus the dollar, trading at about $5.2. BRL strenghtens as investors cheered an unexpectedly close outcome in the first round of the presidential elections. After no candidate receives a majority of more than 50% of the vote, the contest will proceed to a runoff scheduled for October 30.

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AUD/USD slumps following another rate hike

The RBA disappointed market players today, sending the AUD/USD pair lower.