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Thursday, 19 January 08:59 (GMT -05:00)



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Gold And Silver: Gold Is Ready To Rally

Gold And Silver: Gold Is Ready To Rally

 

 

The situation around Iran remains tough. Yesterday a US citizen of Iranian descent was sentenced to death for spying. Today Timothy Geithner is on his visit to China. He is expected to ask China to back the sanctions against Iran. According to Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former Mideast advisor, the USA is ready to attack Iran in order to cease its nuclear program. Goldman Sachs has increased its oil price forecast for 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 
The data on China’s external trade for December 2011 showed a major import/export decline as compared with the forecast. China’s foreign trade turnover in 2011 hit the all-time record of $3.6 trillion. However, the balance-of-trade surplus declined down to 3-year low ($115B).
 
The Federal Reserve is planning to arrange a press conference. Investors will be looking for hints at the Fed Reserve’s further economic stimuli. In November 2011 the US consumer lending hit the record level (+$20.37B).
 
In the meantime, Angela Merkel and Nicola Sarkozy met in Berlin. The parties agreed on all the issues in advance of the next EU summit scheduled for Jan 30th 2012. This week Spain and Italy are expected to hold their own bond auctions as investors will be focused on the bond yield. These auctions can influence France’s credit rating as French banks are major holders of these bonds. Today Angela Merkel will meet with the IMF President.
According to Goldman Sachs, the current macroeconomic situation around the world suggests an increase in gold prices up to $1940/oz by late 2012. Asia keeps seeing steady demand for physical gold.
 
Forecast: According to the Department of Commodity Trading of Masterforex-V Academy, after declining within a range for a couple of days, today gold is ready for a rally. It is currently above 1617-1617.5. However, the price still may test 1610. The closest targets are 1627, 1630, then 1640-1641, and maybe even 1668.
 
As for silver, in order to resume its rally, the price needs to consolidate above 29.30 in order to reach 29.50 and 29.75. A break above December’s high will give way to 30. A failed test will initiate a downswing to 28.9-29, and maybe even 28.7.

 

 

 

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Economic Calendar by Dukascopy 18.01.2017

Thursday brings the latest ECB statement, so let's take a closer look with the Economic Calendar.
Swiss Producer Price Index for December is up first at 8:15 AM. The Index has been growing for the past 3 months.
The closely watched ECB Monetary Policy Statement is out at 12:45 PM GMT, and make sure you tune in for the press conference 45 minutes later. President Draghi is sure to face plenty of questions about the latest developments which could cause some volatility in the markets.

Publication date: 18 January 10:10 AM

Economic Calendar by Dukascopy 17.01.2017

Tuesday brings the latest update on UK inflation, so keep watching this Economic Calendar to find out more.
In fact, the highly anticipated British December CPI is the first item on the schedule, and it's released at 9:30 AM. The annual inflation picked up speed in November, rising to a 2 year high.

Publication date: 17 January 09:42 AM

Economic Calendar by Dukascopy 16.01.2017

It's time for another Dukascopy Economic Calendar. Here's a rundown of the most important news releases scheduled for Monday, the 16th of January.

US markets will be closed for the Martin Luther King day, and the first item on the schedule comes one minute past midnight when the UK Rightmove House Price Index for January is released.

Publication date: 16 January 06:00 AM

Clean Energy Gets Popular, IEA Reports

In 2015, the amount of energy produced the “green” way outnumbered the amount of energy produced from fossil fuels in terms of growth for the first time in history. This is confirmed by the recent report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
 
Publication date: 21 December 01:55 PM

In 2017, Oil Market May See Both Deficit and Oversupply

The contemporary global market of crude oil may well go from oversupply to seeing a deficit in 2017. This is what several respected experts working for the International Energy Agency thing on the matter. For starters, this scenario need a major trigger in the form of signing the promised oil production cap agreement reached verbally by OPEC members in late September in Algeria.

 

 
Publication date: 17 November 05:35 PM

Oil Prices Get Ready For Another Plunge

Crude oil and the Russian Ruble have found themselves at 3-month lows. There are several reasons for that.  In particular, OPEC is reported to be producing record-high amounts of crude oil despite the recent verbal agreement to cap and even cut their production in the near future.
 
Publication date: 16 November 09:01 AM

Kudrin Says Oil Will Cost Under $30/b Over the Next 20 Years

Former Russian Minister of Finance Mikhail Kudrin says that crude oil is going to see the period of ultra-low prices over the next 20 years. One of the most influential and respected Russian financiers specifies that crude oil is not going to cost more than $30 per barrel in the future.
 
Publication date: 14 October 05:11 AM

OPEC's Oil Production Saw Record Highs In September 2016

According to the recent research conducted by Bloomberg, OPEC’s oil production reached a new high in September 2016. To be more specific, OPEC is reported to have been producing 33,75 million barrels a day over the reporting period.
 
The record high production of crude oil within the scope of cartel has to do with considerable production growth seen in Libya and Nigeria over the reporting period. For those of you who don’t know, the similar data taken for the previous month report 33,24 barrels a day, which means that OPEC’s oil production increased by as much as 170 thousand barrels a day in a matter of 4 weeks.
Publication date: 07 October 11:34 AM

OPEC Cuts Oil Production, Oil Prices Go Up

Despite all the skepticism around yesterday’s unofficial OPEC summit, the members of the cartel did finally manage to agree on production cuts for the benefit of higher oil prices as well as a more stable and stronger market of crude oil. Apparently, the breaking news instantly sent oil prices higher all around the globe.

 

 
Publication date: 29 September 04:30 AM

Samsung Loses $22 Billion of Market Cap in 2 Days

Samsung, the world-famous manufacturer of computer electronics from South Korea, saw its market capitalization shrink by as much as over 22 billion dollars in a matter of just 2 trading days. This happened amid a scandal with the new smartphone named Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Masterforex-V Academy reports.

Publication date: 13 September 05:29 AM