The dollar weakened and gold advanced with bonds after the President-elect said the U.S. currency is already “too strong.” Stocks declined as traders braced themselves for British Prime Minister Theresa May to set out her plan for leaving the European Union.
The greenback fell against most major currencies after Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal its value is too high in part because China holds down its currency. U.K. and European equities retreated a second day before a speech by May, in which she is expected to say Britain is likely to pull out of the EU’s single market for goods and services and seek a completely new trading relationship with the bloc. The Bloomberg Commodity Index rose to the highest since July on a closing basis.
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