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February 11, 2014, 8:05 AM
Stocks have retraced most of their recent move down. Is the correction over?
February 10, 2014, 11:13 AM
On Friday, crude oil gained 2.27% as the U.S. dollar weakened against major currencies after a monthly U.S. employment report came in weaker than expected. Thanks to this circumstances, light crude extended gains and rose above $100 per barrel for the first time in more than a month.
February 7, 2014, 8:09 AM
In the past years, the Federal Reserve dropped many inflationary bombs on the markets. Inflationary in the purely monetary sense by supplying money in almost ridiculous amounts, especially base money figures. During this process some commentators believed that the dollar would soon evaporate, that investors will run away in favor of the euro (like the EBC had not been printing euros for their banks), or maybe in favor of the yen (like the Japanese central bank was not that inflationary), or who knows maybe even the yuan. The dollar was supposed to be either dropped by international investors, or killed from within by internal inflationary rates (or possible by those two factors combined together). None of this happened. How are we to explain this if the Fed went almost crazy in monetary creation?
Has Fed printed all this money or not?
February 7, 2014, 5:07 AM
Yesterday, Bitcoin showed some weakness and ended the day 2.4% down. The volume increased markedly.
Today is even more volatile. The volume has already doubled compared with yesterday and is already highest since Jan. 7. What's our take on the market now? Read through the alert to find out.
February 5, 2014, 7:34 AM
Indexes set to move sideways after small rebound. S&P 500 within October-November trading range, as investors await economic data releases.
February 5, 2014, 7:28 AM
Earlier today, the U.S. currency erased some losses against the euro, yen and Swiss franc. However, the greenback moved lower against the British after data showed that construction output in the U.K. rose at the fastest rate since August 2007 in January, suggesting that the economic recovery is continuing. The U.S. dollar also declined against its Australian counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia left rates on hold at 2.5%. What impact did these numbers have on major currency pairs? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's Forex Trading Alert.
February 4, 2014, 12:42 PM
On Monday, crude oil lost 0.84% as weaker-than-expected U.S. and Chinese economic data fueled concerns over crude oil demand. Thanks to this news, light crude closed the day below $97 for the first time since Jan.27.
February 4, 2014, 7:51 AM
S&P 500 sharply lower as investors react to worse-than-expected economic data. Will downtrend continue?
February 3, 2014, 12:04 PM
Last week, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury released two additional guidelines on Bitcoin, clarifying what kind of entities would not be considered money transmitters.
We’ve been writing about the lack of action in the Bitcoin market for some time now. But it seems that if we thought there had been no moves in Bitcoin earlier, the market is testing our patience now. Are there any important hints at the moment? Read our alert to know our opinion.
January 31, 2014, 11:24 AM
In terms of asset purchases monetary policy was, is and will be accommodative. What's the impact on gold? This is the question that we answer in today's article.
January 30, 2014, 9:34 AM
On Wednesday, crude oil extended losses as the EIA data showed that crude inventories rose more than expected. Despite this drop, light crude reversed and erased some of the declines after the Fed decided to cut $10 billion from its bond-buying program. Thanks to these news, crude oil gained 0.06% and closed the day above $97 once again.
January 30, 2014, 9:21 AM
Indexes react negatively to further tapering announcement by Fed. S&P 500 hovers near support.
January 29, 2014, 10:02 AM
Benjamin Lawsky, New York State's first Superintendent of Financial Services, expressed the possibility of regulating Bitcoin under what he termed "BitLicense." This is an indication that the regulator is moving toward a framework for handling digital currencies.
The moves yesterday and today fit in particularly well with the current up-and-down action. The volume has its ups and downs too. Are there any apparent signs of either deterioration or improvement just now? Read more to learn our answer to that.
January 29, 2014, 10:00 AM
S&P 500 remains below 1,800 mark. Investors cautious after steep decline.
January 28, 2014, 9:55 AM
Earlier today, the U.S. currency rose against most of major currencies as expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to scale back stimulus program this week fueled demand for the greenback. What impact did these moves have on major currency pairs? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's Forex Trading Alert.
January 27, 2014, 10:49 AM
On Mt. Gox, Bitcoin went up 4.8% yesterday on highest volume since Jan. 9. This was a second day of relatively strong appreciation on increasing volume. The first more significant move turned out to be to the upside and it took place over the weekend. Does this development make the future rosy for those of you who are long Bitcoin? Read more in this alert.
January 24, 2014, 12:29 PM
Yesterday, gold rallied significantly, mining stocks rallied less significantly (didn’t close higher than on Tuesday) and silver moved higher very insignificantly. Gold stocks moved above their long-term declining resistance line, but silver stocks failed to do so. The situation is difficult, but there are some signs that tell us what's likely to happen next. One of them comes from one of the little-followed Dow Jones Transportation Average to Dow Jones Industrial Average ratio. In today's alert, we explain how much has actually changed in the precious metals market.
January 24, 2014, 9:16 AM
On Thursday, crude oil gained 0.65% as the EIA data showed that U.S. distillates stockpiles dropped more than expected last week, despite gains posted in oil and gasoline inventories. Thanks to this news, light crude extended its gains and hit a fresh three-week high of $97.84 per barrel.
January 24, 2014, 9:11 AM
Did the "taper" happen because things are so much improved in the economy? The truth is that the "taper" (taperie) might have happened because the Fed has run out of assets that it wanted to buy.
January 23, 2014, 9:00 AM
Yesterday, a Bitcoin enthusiast posted on reddit the e-mail conversation he'd had with several Google employees, including two Senior Vice Presidents at the company. The discussion sheds some light on what Google's stance on Bitcoin is.
Yesterday, Bitcoin lost 1.2% on Mt. Gox and ended the day at $951.00. The volume was lower than on Tuesday, but today it seems to be at rock bottom since only slightly more than 512 bitcoins have been traded so far. Does this mean that we can expect more stillness in the market or the opposite? Read through our alert to get to know our opinion.
January 23, 2014, 7:06 AM
Indexes consolidate near their long-term highs, technology stocks relatively stronger. Investors seem to take some profits off the table.
January 22, 2014, 11:43 AM
On Tuesday, crude oil gained 1.21% as the report from the International Energy Agency and forecast from the International Monetary Fund pushed the price higher. In this way, light crude hit a three-week high and closed the day above $95 per barrel.
January 22, 2014, 8:22 AM
Indexes remain near long-term highs as investors await further quarterly earnings releases, economic data announcements. Will the uptrend continue?
January 21, 2014, 1:07 PM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar moved higher against the euro after worse-than-expected data from Germany. The U.S. currency also appreciated against the Swiss franc and the yen, while the pound erased the gains against the greenback after data showed that British factory orders fell in January. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar rose to the highest level since September 2009 against its Canadian counterpart as expectations that the Fed will continue to scale back its stimulus program at the next policy meeting on January 29 to USD65 billion, from the current USD75 billion, weighed on the exchange rate. What impact did these moves have on major currency pairs? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's Forex Trading Alert.
January 21, 2014, 12:53 PM
The University of Cumbria in the UK will become the first public tertiary education institution to accept tuition in bitcoins. From this summer, students will be able to spend their bitcoins on two courses on complementary currencies.
Yesterday, Bitcoin edged 0.1% up on the heaviest volume since Jan. 11. But in spite of the surge in volume, the move itself didn’t have significant power and today the volume has been shaping up lower than yesterday. Does this make us bearish in any way? This alert answers this question.
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