The new trading week starts positively for equities amid the latest news about the convergence of the positions of  US and China in the negotiations on trade issues.

Brent

Brent started losing ground when buyers failed to hold onto gains around 79.50. 

XAUUSD

Buyers failed to extend recovery as they met a barrier at 1295. 

USDJPY

Technically buyers still lead the way. Sellers closed last week at 111.00 and spent the part of the Asian session over there.

EURUSD

Sellers were able to advance lower and visited the 1.1750 area on Monday. 

Asian markets were mostly higher on Monday, with positive prospects coming from US-China trade talks boosting risk sentiment among investors.

After a rocky start of the year, the dollar has finally started to perform well.

USD dollar closes the week in a strong and stable position.

Cryptocurrencies

Over the past three days, the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market has fallen by more than $42 billion: from $412 billion to $369 billion.

Yesterday the continued growth of US bond yields led to mixed sentiment in the stock markets.