Gold And Silver: Daily Market Outlook. April 20th.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:30:00 +0400
France and Spain accomplished their bond sales plans during yesterday’s bond auctions. They sold their bonds to the amount of 7.97bn and 2.5bn euro correspondingly. Despite the fact that the demand was higher than the supply, Spain had to agree on a higher yield. Yesterday’s auction covered almost 50% of the Spanish bond sales plan for 2012. Analysts assume that Spain and Italy will be able to do without external financial support.
The eurozone debt crisis is the major issue on the agenda of the current G20 meeting. The finance ministers of Canada, USA and Australia together with the IMF urged Europe to take more active steps in order to resolve the debt crisis. The IMF representatives say they have already accumulated $320bn in order to help the eurozone if needed.
The People’s Bank of China is expected to lower the rates in the coming weeks (usually this takes place during the weekend). Copper traders start going bullish, which also suggests higher consumption on economic stimulation.
During the G20 summit, the BoJ Governor confirmed the central bank’s intention to get down to more aggressive monetary easing.
Yesterday’s US unemployment data came out higher than expected while the manufacturing production report showed a major decline. This confirms the instability of the US economic growth, thus giving more weight to next week’ FOMC meeting.
The GFMS expects the industrial demand for silver to increase by 3-5% this year mainly for the sake of replenishing the silver reserves, which ran low on expectations of another major recession.
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, today gold is moving within the 1640-1651 price range, further consolidation within the range is highly probable during the day. A break and consolidation above 1651 will trigger the bullish scenario up to the probable targets located at 1660 and 1675. A break below 1641 will trigger a downswing. The closest major levels of support are located at 1625 and 1610.
On breaking above 31.8, the price will probably rally up to 31.95-32.0. A break above 31.95 will give way to 32.25-32.30, 32.50. Alternatively, a failure to consolidate above 31.95 will make the price rebound down to 31.7-31.75. On breaking below 31.65 the downswing will intensify, thus probably reaching 31.50, 31.25.
Crude oil keeps on going down in value. At this point, both WTI and Brent prices have been going down for 3 months in a row. As stated in the previous forecast, crude oil reached $50/b in July, which was followed by a market plunge all the way down to $41/b.
The global market of crude oil keeps on crashing as the U.S. Dollar is going up in value and the global oversupply of crude oil is still growing amid lower demand for it. At the same time, the U.S. crude oil inventories are getting more massive, which is an other bearish factor exerting downward pressure on oil prices.
Gold and Oil Prices Plunge As Chinese Yuan Sees Devaluation
Sensational data coming from China have been affecting financial market so far. Amid the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan, commodities are going down in value as well, including gold and crude oil, Market Leader reports.
In late July – early August, crude oil resumed its downtrend again. In particular, the prices crashed all the way down to January’s lows. The price of a barrel of Brent oil is now fluctuating around $49-$50, which is twice as cheap as 12 months ago.
According to the analysts of KGI Securities, which have been sharing relatively reliable insider information regarding Apple products, now claim that the production of Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus is going to be delayed, the Hi-Tech Department of Market Leader reports.
The never-ending downtrend in the market of crude oil is still underway, Market Leader reports. As the oversupply is going bigger and bigger and the demand for crude oil is still at its lows, crude oil is going down in value. In particular, WTI oil dropped down to $43,27 per barrel at the end of Monday’s trading session.
OPEC Planning Another Emergency Summit As Oil Prices Crash
OPEC doesn’t deny the possibility of holding another emergency summit in the near future. At this point, OPEC members are reported to be discussing the issue. According to Masterforex-V Academy the major reason why OPEC is planning the summit is the fact that oil prices resumed its downtrend while experiencing downward pressure coming from the increasing oversupply of crude oil in the global market.
The never-ending bearish trend in the global market of crude oil is still underway. Yesterday, at the end of the trading day, the price of WTI crude oil declined below $45 per barrel, Masterforex-V Academy reports.
In particular, at the ned of the American trading session, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) saw a 1.7% drop and broke through the $45/b support on its way down to new local lows. The trading day closed at $44,81/b. Masterforex-V Academy reports that this is the lowest price since March 19th, 2015.
Despite the fact that Chinese authorities have been doing their best to save the local stock market from seen an even deeper crash, there efforts have been inefficient and uncoordinated and have failed so far.
Yesterday, on August 4th, the Chinese government held an emergency summit together with the leading financial experts in China. The Prime Minister urged the expert to work out an efficient solution to cap the crash until it is too late. At the same time he insists on tighter cooperation between the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Ministry of Finance as well as stock market regulators and major banks.
There are several weeks until Apple is going to introduce a new series of mobile devices – iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. That is why more and more web sources keep on posting rumors and sneak pics of the would-be devices.