Gold And Silver: Daily Market Outlook. Feb 20th 2012
20 February 06:04 AM
The People’s Bank of China lowered the reserve requirements for Chinese banks, thus expanding their lending reserves by $57-64B. China’s economy is expected to grow by 8.2% in Q1 2012 against 8.9% in Q4 2011. China is trying to make some oil exporters (Russia, Middle East countries) agree to sell their oil for the Chinese Yuan.
Japan and China seem to be ready to help the eurozone resolve its debt crisis thought the IMF. In the meantime, Japan saw a record high balance-of-trade deficit in January. The export declined by 9.3% (y/y) while the import of energy carriers increased sharply. S&P confirmed Japan’s current sovereign rating with a negative forecast.
Today the eurozone minfins are expected to decide whether to provide Greece with another substantial loan.
In the meantime, a team of 5 UN experts arrived in Teheran yesterday to resume the nuclear talks. The visit is expected to last for 2 days.
Last week the inflow of new capital in the market of gold and silver reached $102M.
According to the Department of Commodity Trading of Masterforex-V Academy, today gold is ready to resume its rally. The closest target 1750. However, during the day, the price may test 1734, 1729, 1724.
As for silver, the closest level of support is 33.5. The closest levels of resistance are 34.0 and 34.25. If an H1 bar closes below 33.50, the price may test 33.40 and maybe 33.2.
Will foreign countries buy Russian oil and gas for rubles or not?
In response to the sanctions of the West related to the annexation of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, Russian exporters want to refuse the U.S. dollar as the main means of payment with foreign buyers of oil and gas. However leading Russian energy players offer different approaches to this issue.
More and more web sources join the growing army of those who spread rumors about Apple and its plans to introduce its own smart watch – iWatch. Apparently, these rumors heat up the interest in this long-awaited device.
YouTube, the world's most popular video hosting is about to get a «younger brother».
The thing is that Google, which owns YouTube, is about to introduce a YouTube version for children. In particular, the representatives of the world-famous tech giant say the new version of the popular hosting is made exclusively for children under 10 years old.
More and more web sources report that Apple is seriously working on a new portable device. It is said to be called iWatch. Until recently, there was no doubt that Apple would introduce its own smart watch.
Apple to Introduce 12-Inch MacBook with Retina Display
Apple is reported to be currently working on a new Macbook. This time it is going to be a 12-inch Macbook with the Retina display. Another new feature is that this laptop is not going to have a cooler inside.
The new mobile device by Samsung called Galaxy S5 has been discussed on the Web for several months already. The device is said to come into market in April 2014. At this point, all the fans of Samsung devices are left to be looking forward to the long-awaited release.
Gammers and Developers Got Interested in Microsoft DirectX 12
At this point, we know enough about DirectX 12 to start comparing and making conclusions. In particular, the developers promise wiser and more efficient use of CPUs and GPUs along with wider hardware support.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with 4G Available for preorder in China
Not so long ago (during CES 2014), Lenovo introduced another model of the ThinkPad series. Now, the new device is reported to be available for preorder in China. Apparently, this is the domestic market for the company, and that is why it decided to start the sales form it. Without any doubt the device will become available to other nations in the near future.