government shutdown

The U.S. government partially closed at midnight on Friday. But the UK deals with a much more serious crisis. Potentially also for gold.
The rally in Asian equities resumed on Tuesday taking the lead from Wall Street, after the U.S. government shutdown came to an end on Monday.
U.S. investors shrug off shutdown concerns; earnings season enters key period as 82 S&P 500 Companies prepare to report; ECB and BoJ monetary policy decisions eyed this week; bitcoin off to a rocky start again.
The U.S. government entered its third day of shutdown after the Congress failed to arrive at a short-term budget deal. Although the story has been a major talking point among media, investors don’t seem too worried about the impact on their investments.

The market’s main focus remains fixated on developments in Washington. The dollar has started the new week on the back foot as U.S.

The dollar held a three-day gain against the euro before U.S. data forecast to show jobless claims decreased and manufacturing expanded.
Lower-than-expected slaughter numbers and key seasonal dates could point the way for hogs.
Slaughter increases could weigh on hogs, while the government shutdown could have an effect on cattle if it persists.
E.U. attempts to win exemptions from U.S. rules for swaps trading platforms have been hampered by the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.
The U.S. government shutdown has claimed the CME Group's price indexes for lean hogs and feeder cattle.