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  • Stock Trading Alert: New Record High - Will Uptrend Extend Even Further?

    February 23, 2015, 7:48 AM

    S&P 500 index has reached new all-time high above the level of 2,100. Is holding short position still justified?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Fundamental Factors Continued to Weight

    February 23, 2015, 7:36 AM

    On Friday, crude oil lost 2.72% as slowing cuts to rig counts and historically high U.S. supplies weighed on the price. In these circumstances, light crude declined, invalidating earlier breakout above the resistance levels. Does it mean that we’ll see crude oil below $50 in the coming days?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Drifting Toward Depreciation

    February 20, 2015, 11:26 AM

    Yesterday went up but definitely not strongly. Particularly not in terms of volume which was lower than on the day before. Taking into account the appreciation we've seen today, what is the picture for the short term?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD/CHF Extends Rally – For Now

    February 19, 2015, 1:30 PM

    Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of initial jobless claims in the week ending February 14 dropped by 21,000, beating analysts’ expectations for a fall by 11,000. Thanks to these bullish numbers, USD/CHF extended rally, but how much more room for further gains does the exchange rate have?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Extended Short-Term Fluctuations Along Record Levels - No Weakness Yet

    February 19, 2015, 7:47 AM

    S&P 500 index remains at all-time high as investors react to economic data releases. Will uptrend continue even further?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Crude Oil – Double Top or Further Rally?

    February 18, 2015, 1:23 PM

    Although crude oil moved lower after the market’s open weakened by concerns over the situation in Ukraine and Greece, the commodity rebounded as weaker U.S. dollar supported the price. As a result, light crude gained 1.08% and climbed above an important resistance, but is it as bullish as it seems at the first sight?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Suggests Yet Another Move

    February 17, 2015, 10:48 AM

    We didn’t see much action yesterday. The price itself didn’t move much, especially in comparison with what we had seen earlier, and the volume was relatively weak. This was the calm after the “storm” but are there any hints at the direction in which Bitcoin is headed?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: The Silver Signal

    February 17, 2015, 10:06 AM

    Friday’s rally raised many questions and quite a few eyebrows, especially among silver investors, as it was the white metal that rallied the most. How much changed?

  • Forex Trading Alert: Good News for Euro

    February 17, 2015, 8:30 AM

    Earlier today, the ZEW Centre for Economic Research showed that its index of German economic sentiment rose by 4.6 points to 53.0 this month from January’s reading of 48.4, which is the highest reading since February 2014. Thanks to these positive numbers, EUR/USD bounced off this week’s lows and climbed above 1.1400. Will we see the exchange rate above 1.1500 later this week?

  • Gold News Monitor: Gold Demand in 2014

    February 17, 2015, 7:28 AM

    Today we make a short break from the news from the main financial markets in order to analyze gold demand trends for the full year 2014, published a few days ago by the World Gold Council. How did the demand for gold behave last year?

  • The Russian Banking Crisis

    February 16, 2015, 1:34 PM

    The Russia’s current problems resemble those from 1998. The next logical step during the currency crisis experienced by the developing country with large foreign-currency debt is banking crisis due to balance sheet problems. Why do we think that Russia is entering into a full-blown financial crisis with banks and companies’ defaults?

  • Gold News Monitor: Ukrainian Ceasefire and Gold

    February 16, 2015, 10:12 AM

    After almost a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, a ceasefire agreed on February 12 in Minsk, Belarus, went into effect after midnight on the night from Saturday to Sunday. How may the ceasefire affect gold prices?

  • Oil Trading Alert: The Price Is Not Everything

    February 16, 2015, 8:04 AM

    On Friday, crude oil gained 2.59% as weaker greenback and Baker Hughes’ report supported the price. As a result, light crude closed the week above $50 once again, but the commodity still remains under the key resistance zone. Will we finally see a breakout in the coming week?

  • Sweden Imposes Negative Repo Rate

    February 13, 2015, 5:51 AM

    The markets were surprised yesterday by the decision of the Swedish central bank, which cut its repo rate to -0.10 percent and introduced QE. In that way, the Riksbank joined the club of central banks introducing negative interest rates (others are the Danish central bank, SNB and the ECB). What does it mean and what are the implications for the gold market?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD/CAD – Another Breakdown

    February 12, 2015, 1:40 PM

    Earlier today, the U.S. Commerce Department showed that retail sales dropped by 0.8% in Jan (missing expectations for a decline of 0.5%), while core retail sales (without automobile sales) decreased by 0.9% in December, disappointing forecasts for a 0.4% drop). On top of that, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of initial jobless claims in the week ending February 7 increased by 25,000 missing analysts’ expectations for a 6,000 increase. In response to these disappointing numbers, the U.S. dollar moved lower against its Canadian counterpart, which resulted in a breakdown under the long-term support/resistance line. Will we see a sizable downward move?

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Mar Market Overview

Gold Market Overview

A lot has been going on in Europe in the first two months of 2015. Swiss National Bank removed the peg of 1.20 francs per euro, European Central Bank announced the QE program, radical left-wing Syriza won the elections in Greece, shortly thereafter Sweden cut its key interest rate, S&P downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk status, and the conflict in Ukraine continued.
These are the key events that are likely to drive the price of gold in the following months - be sure to be aware of their impact.

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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