Gazprom Sees Income Decline. Possible Threats For Russia?
Negative forecasts for Gazprom’s future have become a routine for analysts and strategists from around the world, including Russia, China, Great Britain and the USA. While some of them can be treated as a means of info wars, most doomsday predictions are so old that they shouldn’t be considered seriously by market participants.
Still, there are some objective negative tendencies and factors. In particular, Gazprom has recently seen an income decline. What are the reasons behind it and what are the threats to the Russian energy-dependent economy?
Dotcoms: Experts Say Yahoo!, Google, Yandex and Mail.Ru Will See Their Stock Appreciating
Historically, when investors turn to dotcom stocks (i.e. the stocks issued by tech companies), that means that the entire stock market is getting ready for another rally. Nasdaq Composite Index grew by 8.6% in September 2012-February 2013. This was one of the strongest rallies. Nasdaq significantly outperformed S&P 500 during the same period (+2.8%). The 6% gap between those indices has reached the highest level since 2012.
Nasdaq was driven by the same bullish drivers that drove the entire Us stock market - another round QE, positive quarterly reports and lower economic risks.
However, due to higher demand for computers and mobile devices in emerging markets, tech stocks accelerated their rally, thereby outperforming the rest of the stock market.
What are the near-term prospects of the US stock market in general and its tech sector in particular? Let’s ponder on this question together with Masterforex-V Academy experts.
Asian-Pacific Stock Indices Close This Week Mostly Bullish
Most Asian Pacific stock indices closed this trading week in the green zone. The major reason for the increase is considered to be Friday’s US retail sales report, which came out positive and reassured the markets.
Windows RT seems to have failed to come up to the expectations of Microsoft and its clients. Even Samsung, which always sells its products like hot cakes, has recently seen a major sales decline of Windows RT-powered devices in the USA and Europe.
Apple Plans To Introduce iWatch and iPhone 5S In 2013, Apple TV in 2014.
Internet users are actively discussing Apple’s plans for 2013 and 2014. CNet has recently brought in a fresh portion of related information. The source says that the corporation is planning to introduce iWatch and iPhone 5S this year while Apple TV will be introduced in 2014.
The chief of Innolux Corporation disproved the rumors that the agreement signed by Samsung and Sharp revolves around the IGZO, technology. For reference sake, the technology is used in LCD manufacturing.
CFTC Starts Investigation In Search Of Possible Gold Market Manipulation
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissionis determined to start an investigation into what can turn out to be market manipulation. It concerns London’s commodity exchange (the market of gold in particular). The Wall Street Journal with reference to the CFTC reports that the commission is seriously determined to check the pricing in the London market of gold. The pricing process involves 5 major local banks.