The recent market volatility has also spurred price activity in both, Nasdaq and gold futures, making it a good candidate for long and short strategies. For more information on how you can add Nasdaq and Gold futures to your trading with our automated program, click here.
Gold futures recently hit 3-month highs as global troubles kept safe-haven assets in demand. Recent geopolitical tensions have kept gold prices bubbling over the past three weeks, with Saudi Arabia in a deepening crisis, China locked in a trade war with the United States and Italy trying to solve a budget drama without spillover risks to the eurozone.
Nasdaq futures has been the stock indices out-performer so far in 2018, today it closed up 2.93%. With the recent volatility, both to the upside and downside, Nasdaq futures should see more volatility as we enter corporate earnings season.
Above performance data based on gross profits and losses and 2 contracts for each instrument.
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