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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.
January 20, 2014, 12:21 PM
Gold moved to its previous January high, while miners soared. We saw a breakout above the medium-term resistance line in the HUI to gold ratio and the same goes for the HUI Index. Is the over-2-year-long decline over? Read more in today's Gold & Silver Trading Alert.
January 20, 2014, 10:06 AM
On Friday, crude oil lost 0.07% after mixed U.S. economic data. Despite this fact, light crude climbed 1.29% in the previous week and this was the first weekly gain in three weeks.
January 17, 2014, 11:31 AM
After the announced "tapering" all the doubts were centered around the question, how big the "tapering" is. All trails lead us to speculation about how the so called backing out could influence the market in the long run.
January 15, 2014, 12:14 PM
Earlier today, the greenback extended gains against major currencies as U.S. producer price inflation rose at the strongest rate in six months in December. Data showed that producer price inflation rose 0.4% last month, (which is the biggest increase since June), recovering from a 0.1% decline in November. Meanwhile, core PPI was up 0.3% in December, compared to expectations for a monthly increase of 0.1%. What impact did it 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 15, 2014, 11:34 AM
Bitcoin went slightly down yesterday but has recovered today so far. The move yesterday took place on tiny volume and the volume today is already higher than yesterday. How do these fact influence the current outlook?
Also, we've recently received interesting questions from our readers. Today, we answer them in the alert.
January 14, 2014, 2:39 PM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar improved as U.S. retail sales and core retail sales suggested continued improvement in the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said that U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% last month (beating expectations for a 0.1% increase), while core retail sales, which exclude automobile sales, climbed 0.7% in December (above forecasts for a 0.4% increase). What impact did it 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 14, 2014, 9:18 AM
Yesterday, bitcoin went 1.8% down on moderate volume, very similar to the volume levels we had seen in the two preceding days. Today, the trading has been calm so far and it seems that the action has been winding down. Is this bearish news?
We also comment on the increasing pressure on the U.S. Internal Revenue Service following Overstock's decision to accept bitcoins. Read through the alert to get to know the most current developments in the bitcoin market.
January 13, 2014, 11:44 AM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar was trading close to a one week low against the euro and Swiss franc. Additionally, it slipped to a three-week low against the yen as Friday’s weaker-than-expected U.S. employment data for December still weighted on the exchange rate. On the other hand, the U.S currency improved significantly against the Canadian dollar and still remains near a four-year high. The greenback also moved higher against the British pound. Did these moves change the outlook for 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 13, 2014, 10:49 AM
Every month the Fed will print 5 billion dollars less than in the past to buy additional government securities, and 5 billion dollars less each month to buy additional private assets. That gives us total of 10 billion each month less than in the past, 120 billion less printing every year. “What a great sum of money, what a major shift in policy” – one would be inclined to say, wouldn't he? Now the Fed is going to print 75 billion dollars, not 85 billion dollars as it used to. But wait a minute...
January 13, 2014, 10:29 AM
Bitcoin's been trading in the $800-1000 range for some time now. Does the recent lack of strength in the market suggest closing long positions? We comment on that today and let you know what our current view on the market is. Have a nice read.
January 10, 2014, 11:49 AM
In our previous commentary, we focused on the U.S dollar, the euro and their impact on precious metals. Since that essay was posted, gold and silver have extended their declines and dropped to fresh monthly lows. In the following days both metals rebounded and approached the levels that we saw in early December. Will they increase any further? Today, we will examine long-term chart of the yellow and white metal. Is it possible that they will help us answer the big question: Is the final bottom for gold and silver already in? We invite you to read our today's essay.
January 10, 2014, 11:30 AM
Earlier today, the greenback moved lower against major currencies as data showed that the U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December (compared to expectations for a 196,000 increase), while the U.S. private sector added only 87,000 jobs last month, disappointing expectations for a 195,000 rise. What impact did it 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 10, 2014, 11:29 AM
Yesterday, Ghash.io, a Bitcoin mining pool (a group of entities mining Bitcoin) reached 42% of all Bitcoin mining power, dangerously close to 51%, at which unpleasant things can happen. Is there cause for concern? On Mt. Gox, bitcoin moved down yesterday, to 0.2% lower than the previous day’s close.Overall, the day ended more or less where it had begun and the volume was moderate. Did we see any change in the outlook? Read through this alert to find our answers to these questions.
January 9, 2014, 1:32 PM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar improved as a drop in the number of new unemployment claims suggested continued improvement in the labor market. The Labor Department said in its report that initial claims for jobless benefits decreased by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 in the week ended Jan. 4 (while economists had expected 335,000 new claims for the week). What impact did it 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 9, 2014, 9:58 AM
Bitcoin went up 6.7% yesterday but the volume was significantly lower than what we had seen the day before. Such a move is not the most bullish development of all, but are there any bearish hints, given today's flat action (so far)? With no decisive move seen just yet, turn your attention to our alert to get to know our view on the market.
January 8, 2014, 12:30 PM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar improved as the ADP nonfarm payrolls report showed that the U.S. private sector added the largest number of jobs since November 2012 last month. Additionally, demand for the U.S. currency increased ahead of the minutes of the December Federal Reserve's policy meeting. What impact did it 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 8, 2014, 11:10 AM
On Mt. Gox, bitcoin declined 13.1% yesterday on significant volume but the price didn't hit our stop-loss level. What we’ve seen today so far amounts to a rebound but the day is far from being over. What kind of implications does this have for the outlook? Is the situation still bullish? Read our comments on the recent market developments in this alert.
January 7, 2014, 1:18 PM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar improved as the Commerce Department said that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed to USD34.25 billion in November from a revised deficit of USD39.33 billion in the previous month (while economists expected the U.S. trade deficit to widen to USD40 billion). What impact did it 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 7, 2014, 11:34 AM
On Monday, crude oil lost 0.69% as expectations for an increase in oil supply from Libya and weaker than expected U.S. economic data pushed the price lower. With this drop, light crude extended the previous session‘s losses and hit a fresh monthly low of $93.20 per barrel.
January 7, 2014, 9:40 AM
The price action yesterday was intense, but bitcoin ended the day virtually flat. The action today has been to the downside, without big moves. Overall, the volatility has recently increased quite considerably. How does this kind of action sit with us? Read through our commentary to find out.
January 6, 2014, 10:48 AM
Earlier today, the U.S. dollar moved lower against the euro and the yen. Nevertheless, the greenback rose against the Canadian dollar, British pound and Swiss franc as expectations for further reductions in the Fed’s stimulus program still serve as support for the U.S currency. Did these moves change the outlook for major currency pairs? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's Forex Trading Alert.
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