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  • The Swiss Surprise

    March 9, 2015, 8:55 AM

    The Swiss National Bank removed the euro peg and introduced negative interest rates in January 2015. What are the possible consequences of the SNB’s move for the global economy and the gold market?

  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Still above $250

    March 6, 2015, 11:11 AM

    Yesterday, Bitcoin ended the day roughly where it had started it. The volume was not weak but not far lower than we used to see during major swings or reversals. Does this mean that a move up is about to unfold?

  • Crude Oil vs. Oil Stocks

    March 6, 2015, 10:25 AM

    The first week of a new month was quite good for oil bulls. Although we saw a drop the level of $49, the buyers didn’t give up and pushed the commodity to a weekly high of $52.40. At the same time oil stocks declined below important support levels. Does it mean that they became weaker in relation to crude oil? Will we see lower values of the XOI? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Forex Trading Alert: EUR/USD Hits Fresh Lows

    March 5, 2015, 1:49 PM

    Earlier today, EUR/USD extended losses, hitting a fresh 2015 low ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later in the day. Will today’s Mario Draghi commentary support or rather sink the common currency against the U.S. dollar? Before we know the answer to this question, it is worth to take a closer look at the technical picture of the exchange rate.

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Gold Stocks Move Well Below Their 2013 Low

    March 5, 2015, 8:42 AM

    Precious metals declined once again and the HUI Index moved more visibly below its 2013 low. What are the implications?

  • Stock Trading Alert: More Uncertainty As Stocks Continue To Fluctuate Along Record Levels

    March 5, 2015, 7:39 AM

    S&P 500 index slightly extended its recent move down yesterday. Is this a new downtrend or just a quick pullback before another leg up?

  • Gold News Monitor: The LBMA Gold Price will replace the Gold Fixing Price

    March 4, 2015, 7:28 AM

    While we are waiting for the details on the ECB’s QE (will be published on Thursday) and the U.S. non-farm payroll report (will be revealed on Friday), it is worth analyzing a piece of news, which passed almost unnoticed. The long established London Gold Fix is going to be replaced by the new electronic LBMA price-discovery process on March 20th this year. Why do we believe that all gold investors should be aware of that fact?

  • Oil Trading Alert: More Of The Same – For Now

    March 4, 2015, 7:28 AM

    On Tuesday, crude oil gained 1.73% ahead of U.S. supply data. As a result, light crude closed the day above the level of $50, but did this increase change anything in the short-term picture?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD/JPY Pauses Rally

    March 3, 2015, 2:19 PM

    Although USD/JPY moved higher earlier today, Etsuro Honda’s (an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) commentary about implementing additional monetary easing measures by the Bank of Japan triggered a reversal and pushed the greenback lower. As a result, the exchange rate paused its rally slightly below the key resistance zone. Where it head next? North or south?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Gold and Miners Decline Together Too

    March 3, 2015, 7:48 AM

    Gold stocks erased the gains of the previous days during yesterday’s session alone and gold declined visibly as well. Is their and gold’s rally over?

  • Gold News Monitor: China Cuts Interest Rate

    March 2, 2015, 8:21 AM

    After Greece, it is time to move to the Far East. China’s central bank has cut its benchmark deposit and loan interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to, respectively, 2.5 percent and 5.35 percent. How can it affect the gold market?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Fluctuate Along Record Highs - Which Direction Is Next?

    March 2, 2015, 8:05 AM

    S&P 500 index extended its short-term move down on Friday. Is this a new downtrend or just a quick pull-back?

  • Greece’s Crisis, Again

    February 27, 2015, 12:23 PM

    A few days after launching the European QE, investors’ attention moved from Frankfurt to Athens, where Syriza triumphed in general elections. The new government opposed an extension of the bailout program that is about to end on February 28 under the bailout terms being in force at that time. The deal was eventually reached, however, the February agreement was only a means of buying four months. What are the possible consequences of the Grexit for the global economy and gold market?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Fluctuate Following Month-Long Rally - Will It Continue?

    February 27, 2015, 6:02 AM

    S&P 500 index retraced some of its recent gains as investors took profits off the table. Is holding short position still justified?

  • Gold News Monitor: Yellen’s Questions and Answers Sessions

    February 26, 2015, 7:52 AM

    As we have already reported, Janet Yellen testified two days ago to the Senate Banking Committee. Yesterday the Fed’s chair submitted identical remarks to the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives. What we want to analyze today are, thus, her question-and-answer sessions from these two days and their implications for the gold market.

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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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