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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.

  • Curious Case of Ben Bernanke

    November 11, 2013, 8:47 AM

    Without a doubt, the biggest news in recent weeks has been the upcoming replacement of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke by Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and a highly qualified economist who, many predict will continue in the Bernanke mold. Bernanke’s story is actually quite fascinating, and can teach us how to approach future Fed nominations.

  • Was Consolidation in Mining Stocks a Sign of Strength?

    November 8, 2013, 11:04 AM

    In our Wednesday’s free essay we discussed the situation in the Euro Index and mining stocks. We wrote that the long-term downtrend in the Euro Index remains in place and that the short-term uptrend might already be over. We emphasized that, based on the precious metals’ correlations with the currency markets, the implications of the bearish outlook for the Euro Index are also bearish for gold, silver and mining stocks.

    This was further confirmed by the analysis of the miners themselves (not only had the HUI Index reached its declining medium-term resistance line, but the same had been the case with the gold-stocks-to-gold ratio). In today’s article, we will further elaborate on the mining stock sector and discuss whether this week’s consolidation is really a sign of strength.

  • Final Bottom in Crude Oil or Just a Pause?

    November 7, 2013, 8:22 AM

    As we wrote in our previous essay, the first days of the new month have been hard for oil bulls. Since the beginning of November crude oil has lost over 2.6% and dropped to $93 per barrel. However, after six consecutive lower closes light crude rebounded and came back to around $95 per barrel. Is it possible that the final bottom in crude is already in? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Mining Stocks and the Euro and their Implications for Precious Metals

    November 6, 2013, 1:20 PM

    In our previous essay we focused on the most interesting asset and checked what we can expect to see on the gold market. Since then the yellow metal dropped below $1,340 and almost reached an important support level at $1,300. Gold has lost about 3% since Oct. 28 and has logged its longest losing run since mid-May when it dropped 8% in seven days. Additionally, we also saw drops in case of silver and mining stocks. Today, we will examine the Euro Index and the HUI Index (along with its performance relative to gold) to see if there's anything on the horizon that could drive the precious metals market higher or lower. Have a nice read.

  • What Can We Infer From the Oil to Oil Stocks Ratio?

    November 5, 2013, 1:21 PM

    In the previous week, the selloff in crude oil has been fueled by rising U.S. stockpiles, which have climbed roughly 8% over the past six weeks. Total inventories now stand at 383.9 million barrels and government data this week could show that stockpiles finished October at their highest level since 1930. This week, light crude extended losses as ongoing concerns over rising U.S. inventories and weaker demand in the world's largest oil consumer drove prices lower. In this way, the price dropped to a new four-month low. Where is the final bottom of the current correction? Is it possible that the light-crude-to-oil-stock-index ratio will give us some interesting clues? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Can VIX Substitute Gold?

    November 4, 2013, 9:20 AM

    We've recently read a very interesting essay on gold, VIX (the volatility index) and the safe haven status entitled "Forget gold, the VIX is the new safe haven" and we would like to share our thoughts about it in today's commentary.

  • Gold Price in November 2013

    October 31, 2013, 10:43 AM

    In our previous essay we took a closer look at the situation in silver and mining stocks (precisely: SLV and GDX ETFs) and discussed how it may translate into the precious metals market. Today, we focus on the most interesting asset and check what we can expect in the gold market in the near future. Does it confirm the indications for silver and mining stocks? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Do Oil Stocks Have Better Upside Potential Than Crude Oil?

    October 30, 2013, 12:11 PM

    In the previous week, the price of crude oil not only dropped below the psychological barrier of $100, but also reached a new four-month low of $95.95. On the other hand, the buyers managed to push light crude higher at the end of the last week. Earlier this week we saw further improvement and the price climbed to almost $99 per barrel. Taking the above circumstances into account, investors are probably wondering about the impact on oil stocks. How does the relationship between crude oil and the oil stock index look like at the moment? Can oil stocks move higher in the near future? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Silver and Mining Stocks – Resistance Has Been Reached

    October 29, 2013, 2:10 PM

    In our previous commentary we discussed the implications that the most recent moves in the USD Index and the general stock market are likely to have on the precious metals market. Today, we will briefly discuss two parts of the PM market: silver and mining stocks and explain whether or not the recent rally has run out of steam.

  • What Tapering?

    October 28, 2013, 11:06 AM

    Big twists in the market pricing behavior because of the Fed's meeting on the 18th seem like an exaggeration, even ludicrous. We do not see huge fundamental changes in the economy to justify those mood swings.

  • Dollar's Breakdown, Stocks' Breakout and Implications for Gold

    October 25, 2013, 11:40 AM

    The combination of recent economic data and the 16-day U.S. government shutdown has suggested that the Fed may keep its bond purchase in place for longer. These circumstances fueled gold's appeal as a hedge against inflation and resulted in a rally. In less than two weeks, the yellow metal has gained 8% (nearly $100 an ounce) and reached its highest level since Sept. 20. Looking at the chart of gold from today’s point of view, it seems that the shiny metal will end higher for a second straight week. Will it keep rallying? Or maybe further gains will be difficult to achieve in the near term? Is it possible that the dollar and stocks will give us some interesting clues? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Crude Oil and Its Connection with the U.S. Dollar

    October 22, 2013, 9:18 AM

    The recent months have been tough for the U.S. currency. Since July the greenback has lost 6% and dropped below the 80 level. At the beginning of the month, crude oil prices were supported by a weaker U.S. dollar as commodities priced in the dollar became less expensive for holders of other currencies. Did this relationship remain in place in the following days? Has a weaker U.S. dollar always been so bullish for crude oil? What could happen with light crude if we see a rebound in the greenback? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Federal Reserve, Stock Market & Gold

    October 22, 2013, 6:33 AM

    In our previous article we have seen how Federal Reserve’s balance sheet grew in the last few years. Now let us look how this growth coincided with increases on the stock market and what it means for gold.

  • Is the Rising Stock Market Bullish or Bearish News for Gold?

    October 18, 2013, 10:40 AM

    Yestarday, the S&P 500 closed at a new high and its intraday record of 1733.45 broke the all-time high set Sept. 19. Taking into account the fact that there are no technical resistance levels at the moment, it seems that stocks could continue their rally in the coming weeks or even months. How may the current situation in the general stock market translate into the precious metals market? If you want to know our take on this question, we invite you to read our today's essay.

  • Is It Right Time to Buy Oil Stocks?

    October 16, 2013, 12:16 PM

    Oil investors are focusing now mostly on news out of Washington, because it could have the greatest impact on crude prices this week. During the last session we saw this very clearly. Light crude fell throughout the session as hopes for a deal to end the U.S. debt crisis steadily diminished and oil finally closed at its lowest level since the beginning of July.

    Did the recent price moves in crude oil have any impact on the oil index? How does the relationship between light crude and the oil stocks look like? If you want to know our take on these questions, we invite you to read our today's essay.

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Nov Market Overview

Gold Market Overview

We continue our series about drivers of the price of gold. In November we will focus on the relationship between the bond market and the yellow metal. We will analyze whether U.S. Treasury bonds could substitute for gold, and whether changes in credit spreads, and Treasury yield curve drive the price of gold. We will also examine the relationship between the financial sector’s strength and the price of gold. Analysts and investors often overlook the real links between these factors and gold, so in the November Market Overview we will show that including these variables into analysis can help fully understand the gold market.

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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