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  • Stock Trading Alert: Mixed Expectations Following Friday's Move Down

    February 2, 2015, 2:40 PM

    S&P 500 index got close to three-month long consolidation's lower limits, as it fell below the level of 2,000. Will it break down?

  • The Short Story of Past Russian Financial Crises

    February 2, 2015, 2:29 PM

    The plunge in commodity prices severely hurt the Russian economy. In today’s article we analyze the history of Russia’s past financial crises. We claim that the Russian economy is still not developed and is heavily dependent on oil. Therefore, without a credible monetary policy and structural reforms, the Russian economy is entering into a full-blown financial crisis and going to slump into recession, which will last as long as oil prices do not rise again. Should investors expect the current Russian trouble to positively affect the gold prices?

  • U.S. GDP Growth Slows in Q4

    February 2, 2015, 6:45 AM

    The U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 to a 2.6 percent rate, down from 4.6 percent in the second quarter and 5 percent in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Why was the GDP growth lower than in the third quarter and what does it mean for the gold market?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Might Move Lower

    January 30, 2015, 11:46 AM

    The situation in the Bitcoin market remains quite interesting and the current developments seem to point to a possible move in the cryptocurrency. Which way might Bitcoin move? Read to learn our opinion.

  • US Labor Market - Strong or Weak?

    January 30, 2015, 7:35 AM

    The U.S. weekly jobless claims dropped from 308,000 to 265,000, the lowest level since April 2000. This could be negative news for gold prices.

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Suffered Some Further Losses Following FOMC Decision Release

    January 29, 2015, 9:10 AM

    Is it a new downtrend or just a retracement within medium-term consolidation? S&P 500 index extended its short-term downtrend yesterday, as it moved closer to the level of 2,000.

  • After FOMC Meeting

    January 29, 2015, 7:06 AM

    As we expected yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) remained patient about future interest rate hikes. Should investors be worried?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Oil Bulls vs. Resistance Zone

    January 28, 2015, 1:22 PM

    On Tuesday, crude oil gained 1.55% after mixed U.S. data weakened the greenback. As a result, light crude climbed above $46, but the nearest resistance still keeps gains in check. Will we see higher values of the commodity in the coming days?

  • Waiting for the Fed’s Decision

    January 28, 2015, 4:52 AM

    On Monday investors looked at Greece. Now, their eyes are on the FOMC's meeting, which started yesterday and will last until today. Investors await the Fed's statement and the outlook for the global economy after the European and Swiss central banks' recent actions.

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Tense Days Ahead

    January 27, 2015, 1:25 PM

    We saw very significant appreciation yesterday. The volume shot up. This was the highest level of volume since the violent rebound of Jan. 15 and Bitcoin hit a high of over $300. Today, the currency has gone down relatively significantly. This looks like a very important move. Is it, in our opinion?

  • Forex Trading Alert: AUD/USD – Invalidation of Breakdown

    January 27, 2015, 12:35 PM

    Earlier today, the U.S. Commerce Department showed that total durable goods orders dropped 3.4% last month, missing expectations for a gain of 0.5%, while core durable goods orders (without volatile transportation items) dropped by 0.8% in the previous month, disappointing forecasts for a 0.6% gain. Thanks to these numbers, AUD/USD extended gains, invalidating a breakdown below an important support level. Is it enough to trigger further rally?

  • Greek elections and Gold

    January 26, 2015, 2:20 PM

    Today’s hot news is the Greek elections. Syriza, a radical leftist and anti-austerity party, has won the Greece’s Greek general elections. In this article we discuss the implications for the global economy and for the gold market.

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Is the Rally in Gold Over?

    January 26, 2015, 11:21 AM

    Gold’s rally took place along with the U.S. dollar’s rally and this was encouraging for gold bulls, but gold’s reaction after the 1,140 billion euro QE program was announced was very disappointing. Is the rally over and will the gold market plunge once again?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Fluctuate Following Recent Move Up As Investors Take Some Short-Term Profits

    January 26, 2015, 8:53 AM

    S&P 500 index remains within three-month long consolidation. Which direction is next?

  • What Would an Emerging Markets Crisis Mean for the U.S. Dollar and Gold?

    January 26, 2015, 8:14 AM

    The falling commodity prices may be the canary in the coalmine. The gold is not like other commodities; however, its behavior depends strongly on the U.S. dollar. What are the prospects for the greenback? Will the current cycle of Fed’s relative tightening (compared to BoJ and ECB) and the unwinding of the emerging markets carry trade lead to the next Asian crisis? Should we expect another Russian crisis? What would such scenarios mean for the gold market?

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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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