The Greek parliament has approved the bailout package and the market has accepted it with a strong corrective rally in the equities indices after yesterday afternoon featured some protective selling near the close.
The U.S. Comex gold futures fell 0.48% last week and dropped a further 0.38% this week to $1,153.50 on Tuesday. The implied volatility of the gold futures has been falling from 21% in January to 11.5% currently in line with the decline in prices.
Having less sweeping market consequences--but very key to the price discovery of the energy sector--is the news that the United States and five other nations have a struck an accord with Iran exchanging deterred nuclear development for easing of economic sanctions.
A Greek deal and a possible Iran deal is giving crude oil mixed signals. On one hand, it seems that a deal in Greece will allow the market to focus on the more positive data that has been coming out of the Eurozone.