Turkish turmoil grabbed all markets' attention today, capping a week of increasing concern over the country, its leader, and its central bank's independence. US tariffs added to the country's worries, which sent the lira tumbling 7% today alone, a fall that was itself dwarfed by an 18% collapse of the Turkish ETF's value. Now the ECB is worried about contagion from Turkey impacting European banks – and that's just not good.
The STOXX 600 dropped 1.07% on that, after the Asia Dow fell 0.99% for much the same reason. Gold rallied, until contagion worries sent the US dollar soaring, which pulled the plug on the not-ready-for-prime-time precious metals. Meanwhile, money poured into the risk-off fixed income markets, and well – that's basically the story.
The final numbers showed the US dollar up 0.72%, the US 10-year note up half a point, with its yield down to 2.871%. Gold was down a dollar, ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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