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Three Big Geopolitical Risk Events This Week

Investors looking for a return of market volatility might see those chances increase this week, with geopolitical risks looming large.

The decision by a four-country alliance led by Saudi Arabia to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is just the first in what will be a busy week of events that have the potential to drive big moves in wider markets, joining a growing list of hot spots that includes the Korean Peninsula and the latest political scandal in Brazil.

Bloomberg [1]

Non-Farm Payrolls Send Oil and Gold Higher [2]

Sombre start to a huge week for markets [3]


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Craig Erlam

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Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA [8]
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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