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February 10, 2015, 3:42 PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs in last month, more than expected. Is the U.S. labor market so strong, as the January jobs report indicates? How will it affect the Fed’s actions and the gold market?
February 10, 2015, 12:50 PM
We didn’t see much action yesterday but the volume was higher than on the day before, the highest in several days. Today, the trading has been muted. Is this a signal that there's more action around the corner?
February 10, 2015, 5:26 AM
Will the 1998 Russian meltdown repeat itself? Some analysts point out a few significant differences between 1998 and the current crisis in Russia, like larger foreign exchange reserves and lower public debt, and argue that today’s financial troubles will not be as severe as in the past. Why do they think so and why are they wrong?
February 9, 2015, 2:12 PM
On Friday, crude oil gained 2.79% as stronger U.S. jobs data and Baker Hughes’ report supported the price. As a result, light crude extended rally and closed the week above $50 for the first time since the beginning of the year. Will we see further improvement?
February 9, 2015, 7:04 AM
S&P 500 index got closer to last year's highs, before closing slightly lower on Friday. Will uptrend continue?
February 6, 2015, 9:51 AM
We saw a little bit more depreciation yesterday but the move in and of itself is not a signal that a new decline has started. At least not yet. Was there any change in the short-term outlook?
February 6, 2015, 7:51 AM
In yesterday's Oil Investment Update we wrote that investors should not expect a reverse of the downward trend in oil prices. One of the reasons for that is the slowing global economic growth. The very recent fall of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) to the lowest level since 1986 confirms our fears about the health of the world economy. Why is the drop in the index a bad sign for the global economy?
February 5, 2015, 9:07 AM
On Wednesday, crude oil lost 5.57% as a bearish EIA weekly report and a stronger greenback weighed on the price. As a result, light crude reversed and declined sharply, approaching the Apr 2009 lows once again. Will we see another breakdown?
February 5, 2015, 7:05 AM
S&P 500 index is in a short-term consolidation, as investors await tomorrow's monthly jobs data, among others. Is it still justified to be out of the market?
February 4, 2015, 7:14 AM
We focused on the U.S. economy in the few last articles. Today we would like to adopt a more global perspective. The starting point is yesterday’s hot news from the Antipodes. The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2.25 percent. Why is this important and what can be the implications for the U.S. economy and the gold market?
February 4, 2015, 6:51 AM
Earlier today, the U.S. Census Bureau showed that factory orders dropped by 3.4% in December, missing expectations for a decline of 2.2%. Thanks to these numbers, EUR/USD moved sharply higher, breaking above important resistance levels. Will we see a comeback above 1.1600 in the coming days?
February 3, 2015, 7:45 AM
Consumer spending fell 0.3 percent in December (month-on-month), recording its biggest decline since late 2009. What caused the drop in consumer spending and what does this indicate for the U.S. economy and the gold market?
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?
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?
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?
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