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RISK OFF – Geopolitics Dominates – Video Analysis

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RISK OFF – Geopolitics Dominates – Asian stock markets headed south, after North Korea tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday. Yen, CHF, Gold and Treasuries surged, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped sharply. USDJPY dove back under 110.00 on geopolitical concerns and Friday’s underwhelming U.S. August jobs report. North Korea tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, ratcheting up market anxieties and seeing stock markets dove in Asia today. The yen met a burst of safe haven demand, sending USDJPY to a 109.53 low, which is the lowest since last Tuesday.

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Stuart Cowell

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