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  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: No Rest for Traders

    March 20, 2015, 1:35 PM
    Bitcoin Trading Alert: ...

    We saw an important move on Wednesday. The action was more subdued yesterday in terms of price swings but the volume was actually significant, lower than on the day before but still significant. In this environment, what might the implications for the short-term outlook be?

  • Forex Trading Alert: Sharp Decline In USD Index And Its Implications

    March 19, 2015, 4:34 PM
    Forex Trading Alert: ...

    Yesterday, Ms. Yellen said that the Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates later this year, but it will not occur after the FOMC next meeting in April. She also added that the decision will depend on the data. In response to this announcement the USD Index reversed and dropped below the barrier of 100, accelerating further declines. As a result, the greenback hit an intraday low of 94.77 against the basket of major currencies. What impact did this correction have on their short-term picture?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Got Close To All-Time Highs Following Fed's Decision Release

    March 19, 2015, 11:09 AM
    Stock Trading Alert: ...

    S&P 500 got closer to February all-time high, as investors reacted to FOMC's decision announcement. Will uptrend continue?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Will Crude Oil Drop To $40?

    March 18, 2015, 9:44 AM
    Oil Trading Alert: ...

    On Tuesday, crude oil lost 3.11% as ongoing concerns over a supply glut weighed on investors’ sentiment. In this way, light crude hit a fresh 2015 low, but will we see a test of $40 in the coming days?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Miners Consolidate Before Next Big Move

    March 17, 2015, 11:37 AM
    Gold & Silver ...

    Mining stocks have been trading sideways for several days now and the decline seems to have paused. We can infer something from this paused based on an event that accompanied it. Is the decline over or exactly the opposite – is it about to continue?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Still below $300

    March 17, 2015, 11:01 AM
    Bitcoin Trading Alert: ...

    Appreciation was what was visible on Sunday and Monday. Bitcoin went up but didn’t really move to $300 at any point. What might this mean for Bitcoin traders?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Positive Expectations Following Last Week's Move Down - Will Downtrend Reverse?

    March 16, 2015, 7:42 AM
    Stock Trading Alert: ...

    S&P 500 index extended its short-term consolidation on Friday. Is holding short position still justified?

  • ECB’s QE

    March 16, 2015, 7:04 AM
    ECB’s QE

    On January 22, the President of the ECB, Mario Draghi, announced a €1.1 trillion monetary injection plan, which would start in March 2015 and last until the end of September 2016, or “until we see a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation”. What does this €60bn monthly bond-buying program imply for the economy and gold market?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Is This a Reversal?

    March 13, 2015, 1:09 PM
    Bitcoin Trading Alert: ...

    We saw a day of depreciation yesterday. Bitcoin started moving out of the overbought zone. This looked like a possible reversal. But might it be?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD Index Climbs to 100!

    March 12, 2015, 3:53 PM
    Forex Trading Alert: ...

    Earlier today, the Commerce Department showed that retail sales fell 0.6% in the previous month, which was the third consecutive monthly decline. Additionally, core retail sales (without automobiles, gasoline and food) were flat following a 0.1% decline in January. Thanks to these disappointing numbers the USD Index declined from a fresh 2015 high, slipping under the barrier of 100. How did this drop affect the euro?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Extended Their Decline - New Downtrend Or Just A Correction?

    March 12, 2015, 8:02 AM
    Stock Trading Alert: ...

    S&P 500 index accelerated its short-term downtrend on Tuesday as investors feared that the Fed will raise interest rates soon. Is holding short position still justified?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Another Breakdown Under $50

    March 11, 2015, 1:35 PM
    Oil Trading Alert: ...

    On Tuesday, crude oil lost 2.54% as the combination of the EIA forecasts and a stronger U.S. dollar weighed on the price. In these circumstances, light crude declined under the previously-broken support line, approaching the mid-Feb lows. Will we see a rebound from here or a breakdown below them?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Decline Continues

    March 10, 2015, 12:58 PM
    Gold & Silver ...

    Gold moved a little higher yesterday only to disappoint in the following part of the session. Gold stocks plunged without looking back. The decline continues – will it end soon?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Even More Overbought

    March 10, 2015, 12:37 PM

    We see Bitcoin moving into the direction of $300, which also coincides with the level of the late-January local top. Does this mean that we might see more significant action in the next couple of days?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Stronger Greenback Supports Oil Bears

    March 9, 2015, 3:49 PM

    On Friday, crude oil moved little higher supported by worries over supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq. Despite this improvement, the commodity reversed and declined sharply as a stronger U.S. dollar weighed on the price. Thanks to these circumstances, light crude lost 2.33% and closed the day below support levels. Where the commodity head next?

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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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