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  • Is The Strong U.S. Dollar Coming Again?

    April 27, 2015, 6:45 AM
    Is The Strong ...

    In March, the U.S. dollar reached a 12-year peak against the euro. The greenback gained almost 25 percent in the past twelve months and 9 percent in 2015, which was the biggest surge in 30 years. What is most important, the U.S. dollar was rising not only against the euro, but against almost all currencies in the world. Why the greenback was rising? Should we expect the next U.S. dollar bull market?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Provides Traders with Hints

    April 24, 2015, 11:58 AM
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    Yesterday, we didn't see too much action in Bitcoin. Today, this also seems to be the case? Does this mean that Bitcoin has become boring lately? We don't think so, and we offer some hints as to what the current outlook might be.

  • Forex Trading Alert: EUR/USD Approaches Long-term Support

    April 23, 2015, 1:46 PM
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    Earlier today, official data showed that the Gfk German consumer climate index increased to 10.1 in April, missing analysts’ expectations. As a result, EUR/USD declined below 1.0700 and approached the long-term support line once again. Will it encourage currency bulls to act in the coming days?

  • Gold News Monitor: U.S. Existing Home Sales Jump

    April 23, 2015, 7:38 AM
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    U.S. existing home sales rose more than expected in March to the highest annual rate in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors. After the publication, gold prices tumbled to the sharpest single session loss in more than six weeks. Do strong home sales in March signal that the economy is bouncing back?

  • Stock Trading Alert: No Clear Direction As Investors React To Quarterly Earnings Releases

    April 23, 2015, 7:17 AM
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    S&P 500 index extends its short-term consolidation, as it remains relatively close to all-time high. Which direction is next?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Resistance Zone Stops Rally

    April 22, 2015, 2:43 PM
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    On Tuesday, crude oil declined sharply as speculations about weekly supply data weighed on the price. As a result, light crude lost 2.80% and invalidated one of earlier breakouts. What does it mean for the commodity?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin’s Recent Low Volatility Might Be Deceptive

    April 21, 2015, 11:15 AM
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    Yesterday was a perfect continuation of the no-action period we saw over the weekend. Bitcoin barely moved and the volume was almost identical to what we had seen on the day before. Today might seem similar but are there any indications of a more significant move?

  • Forex Trading Alert: AUD/USD Tests Support Lines

    April 21, 2015, 11:06 AM
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    Earlier today, the minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia suggested a possible rate cut in the near future, which pushed the Aussie lower against the greenback. As a result, AUD/USD declined to the support lines. Will they withstand the selling pressure in the coming days?

  • Gold News Monitor: U.S. Credit Conditions Deteriorate

    April 21, 2015, 10:59 AM
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    The Credit Managers Index (CMI) has worsened significantly over the last two months and current readings stand at recessionary levels not seen since 2008. What does it mean for the U.S. economy and the gold prices?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Silver Stocks’ Signal

    April 20, 2015, 3:12 PM
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    The situation in the precious metals market is quite specific at this time. We have gold moving higher on low volume and moving lower on increased volume (which is bearish), but during the last few weeks miners have outperformed gold which seems to indicate strength. One of the signals that help to decide what the outlook really is comes from silver stocks.

  • Oil Trading Alert: Crude Oil Meets Support Line

    April 20, 2015, 2:05 PM
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    On Friday, crude oil lost 0.81% as profit taking and the Baker Hughes report weighed on the price. Thanks to these circumstances, light crude reversed and declined to the short-term support line. Will oil bears manage to break below it in the coming day(s)?

  • Stock Trading Alert: New Downtrend Or Just Another Pull-Back? No Clear Direction So Far

    April 20, 2015, 1:54 PM
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    S&P 500 index extends its medium-term consolidation along the level of 2,050-2,100. Which direction is next?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin in Deadlock

    April 17, 2015, 12:29 PM
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    Bitcoin went up both yesterday and on the day before. This could have looked like the end of the decline but we were rather cautious about that yesterday. Has anything changed since then?

  • The Consequences of the Fed’s Interest Rate Hike

    April 17, 2015, 6:00 AM
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    Although sometimes we doubt whether the Fed is going to increase interest rates soon, it is worth analyzing the consequences of such a game-changing move. The hike would be the first in nearly a decade. What will be the effects of rising interest rates and how can they affect the gold market?

  • Forex Trading Alert: Sharp Decline in USD/CAD and Its Consequences

    April 16, 2015, 4:44 PM
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    Yesterday, the Bank of Canada left its monetary policy unchanged (the overnight cash rate at 0.75%), which in combination with a sharp increase in crude oil pushed the Canadian dollar higher against its U.S. counterpart. As a result, USD/CAD broke below important support levels, confirming a bearish formation. How low could the exchange rate go?

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Apr Market Overview

Gold Market Overview

The U.S. recovery and the Fed's interest rate hike are the hottest topics right now. The stronger than expected February job market report fueled expectations that the Fed would increase interest rates sooner rather than later. We believed that the market’s reaction was a bit exaggerated, and suggested in the Gold News Monitor not to take the hike for granted. The U.S. recovery is not as strong as it is commonly believed (as was confirmed by the downgraded Fed’s economic projections) and there are many downside risks. However, we can assume that the American central bank will finally increase its interest rates, especially that since March it is no longer as “patient” as it used to be. How will this action change the global economy and affect the gold market?

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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