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Free Trading Alerts: Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Forex, Stocks & Bitcoin

Below you will find some of our daily trading alerts and our other free essays on the following markets: gold and silver, forex, stocks, bitcoin, crude oil, and on the economy in general. If you'd like to be notified about new free articles, please take a few seconds to sign up for our free mailing list today.

  • U.S. Stock Markets Tumble Again

    September 2, 2015, 4:27 PM
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    On Tuesday, all three major indices in the U.S. stock markets plunged again. What does it mean for the U.S. economy and the gold market?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Crude Oil - Sinking or Rebounding?

    September 2, 2015, 4:25 PM
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    On Tuesday, crude oil reversed and declined sharply as weak Chinese data weighed on investors’ sentiment. As a result, the commodity approached support levels, but will they encourage oil bulls to act in the coming days?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD/CAD – Time for Declines?

    September 1, 2015, 7:07 PM
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    Earlier today, official data showed that Chinese manufacturing PMI dropped to 49.7 in the previous month, which was the lowest reading since August 2012. As a result, investors’ appetite for riskier assets waned, pushing the USD Index lower. In this environment, USD/CAD slipped to the lower border of the consolidation, but will we see a breakdown in the coming days?

  • Oil Trading Alert: Oil’s Sharp Rally and Its Implications

    August 31, 2015, 12:17 PM
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    The crude oil moved sharply higher on Thursday and Friday and it erased many daily declines during these 2 sessions. Nobody can deny that these moves were significant, but what about their implications? Are they significant as well?

  • Stock Trading Alert: No Clear Short-Term Direction - Is The Worst Over?

    August 31, 2015, 12:10 PM
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    S&P 500 index extends its short-term fluctuations, as it trades slightly below the level of 2,000. Is this an uptrend, or just an upward correction following last week's sell-off?

  • Fischer’s Speech in Jackson Hole

    August 31, 2015, 12:03 PM
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    On Saturday, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a speech entitled “U.S. Inflation Developments” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What can we learn from it?

  • Is Gold a Portfolio Diversifier?

    August 28, 2015, 6:55 AM
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    The yellow metal is considered to be a good portfolio diversifier. What does this mean and why is gold believed to have this quality? We answer these questions and explain whether owning gold is generally really justified in one’s portfolio.

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Silver and Miners’ Major Breakdown

    August 27, 2015, 1:21 PM
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    Yesterday we saw another big daily decline and it served as an additional confirmation that taking profits on long positions and entering short ones on Monday, at 2PM (when the GDX was at $15) had been a good idea. Will the short positions become more profitable in the future?

  • Forex Trading Alert: AUD/USD – Trading in Narrow Range – For Now

    August 27, 2015, 1:01 PM
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    Earlier today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that private capital expenditure declined by 4.0% in the second quarter, missing analysts’ expectations for a 2.5% drop. As a result, AUD/USD moved lower once again but did this move change anything in the short-term picture?

  • Stock Trading Alert: Uncertainty Following Recent Decline - Correction Or New Downtrend?

    August 27, 2015, 12:48 PM
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    S&P 500 index trades within a volatile short-term consolidation. Is this a bottoming action or just a flat correction before another leg down?

  • Oil Trading Alert: One-day Rebound or Something More?

    August 26, 2015, 11:58 AM
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    On Tuesday, crude oil gained 4.15% after China's central bank cut interest rates. Thanks to this news, light crude reversed and invalidated Monday’s breakdown under the support line. Despite this move, the commodity still remains under the barrier of $40. Will it stop further improvement in the coming days?

  • China Cuts Interest Rates, Will Fed Hike?

    August 26, 2015, 11:50 AM
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    Yesterday, the People’s Bank of China cut interest rates to boost the economy. What does it mean for the financial markets and the gold market?

  • Forex Trading Alert: USD Index Rebounds

    August 25, 2015, 12:00 PM
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    The USD Index reversed and rebounded after the People’s Bank of China cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.6%. As a result the index erased over 75% of yesterday’s decline, pushing the euro under the May high. Will we see further deterioration in EUR/USD in the coming days?

  • U.S. Inflation Expectations Fall to Their Lowest in Year

    August 24, 2015, 2:13 PM
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    Last week, U.S. inflation expectations plunged to their lowest level since the start of the year. What does it mean for the U.S. economy and the gold market?

  • Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Everything Declines – Except Gold

    August 24, 2015, 8:04 AM
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    Not entirely everything, but both the USD Index and – especially – the general stock market declined substantially and so – to a smaller extent – did silver and mining stocks. Gold moved higher. The Friday session was definitely important – but in what way was it important to precious metals investors?

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Gold Market Overview

In the last edition of the Market Overview we analyzed the nature of gold and defined it as a global monetary asset rather than a commodity. Because of its nature, neither mining production nor industrial demand nor consumer demand nor central banks’ demand drives the gold price. In reality the casual relationship takes place in the opposite direction: the gold price affects these categories of demand. We concluded that the investment demand drives the gold prices, because only professional investors (not consumers) provoke a stable, sustainable rise (or decline) in the gold price. This time we will focus on the investment demand and its determinants.

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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