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Gold Prices May Decline


 

 

Yesterday’s European PMIs disappointed investors once again. The eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI came out worse than expected  - below 50 – which suggests further economic stagnation. The Services PMI stayed in the negative zone as well. Therefore, we can conclude that the eurozone has become a major destabilizing factor for financial markets once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 
China’s leading economic indicator showed some growth in March, which was less substantial than a month before. This may serve as another factor urging the People’s Bank of China to implement further monetary stimulation.
 
Some experts expect the FOMC to consider interest rate hikes during the forthcoming meeting.
 
In advance of the FOMC meeting investors prefer to switch from commodities, including gold and silver, to bonds. The uncertainty is supported by the eurozone crisis. Asian dealers keep reporting about the increasingly lower demand for physical gold.
 
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, gold is rallying. The closest levels of resistance are 1643-1645. If the price breaks above them, 1650 and 1658 will become the next levels of resistance. A failure to consolidate above 1643 will make the price rebound down to 1633, a break below 1632 will give way to 1625, 1610, 1595.
 
Silver is expected to test 31.0, and maybe 31.25. On consolidating below 30.7, the price may go down to 30.50, 30.0, and maybe 29.90.

 

 

 

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Apple is Strong but these 4 Companies are Even Stronger

 

Apple Inc.,  the world-famous tech giant (which has its stock traded on Nasdaq, the ticker is AAPL) has recently exceeded the bravest expectations made by some analysts from Wall Street, Market Leader reports. In particular, the last quarter of 2014 was a good one for the corporation as it managed to sell more iPhones at higher prices than expected.

Publication date: 29 January 05:00 AM

Microsoft Doesn’t Count on Big Profits in 2015

 

Microsoft, the world-famous tech giant from the USA, reported about its financial performance in the forth quarter of 2014, which ended on December 31st. According, to the Hi-Tech Department of Masterforex-V Academy, the corporation’s net profits seen over the period of October through December reached $5,9 billion. For the same of comparison, the same figures seen 12 months before indicated $6,6 billion. With that said, this was a 10% decline in Microsoft’s quarterly net profits.

Publication date: 28 January 05:04 AM

Google Updates iOS and Android Apps

 

Not so long ago, Google updated its office apps for mobile devices powered by Android and iOS. According to the Hi-Tech Department of Masterforex-V Academy, Google updated the following apps: Docs, Slides and Sheets. The apps underwent minor design improvements and some new functions and features.

Publication date: 27 January 11:03 AM

Intel: Computer Cost Will Continue Going Down

 

It is reported that the profit of Intel, the world’s biggest manufacturer of computer chips, boosted in the 4th quarter of 2014. This is the sign that the global demand for desktop computers and laptops increased over he reporting period, Market Leader reports. According to the Hi-Tech Department of Masterforex-V Academy, the tendency is probably going to be seen this year as well.

Publication date: 22 January 01:40 AM

Why Doesn’t OPEC Fight Low Oil Prices?

One of the most burning problems of the contemporary society is the ultra low price of crude oil worldwide. Still, it is surprising to see that the OPEC, which is a union of some of the world’s major producers and exporters of crude oil, is still reluctant to start cutting down on their oil production. If you have been in financial markets for a while, you probably know that amid declining global demand for crude oil (mainly triggered by the economic slowdown in China - the world’s second biggest economy and the biggest consumer of crude oil), the steady and high level of oil production leads to oversupply at all times. Apparently, oversupply triggers a price collapse. The bigger it is, the harder the prices fall eventually. This is the case in the global market of crude oil right now. The prices have already fallen by more than 50% since its local highs set in mid 2014.

Publication date: 21 January 12:08 PM

Market Participants Expect Lower Oil Prices On Forthcoming News From China

 

Oil price seem to never stop going down since mid 2014. Yesterday, the prices went down a little bit as well. The thing is that the market seems to be reacting this way to the expectations of poor economic stats ,which are about to be released in China, the world’s biggest consumer of crude oil.

Publication date: 19 January 10:22 AM

History Hints At Long-Term Oil Prices Below $50/b

Judging by today’s situation, many experts do not doubt that crude oil may well stay below $100/b forever. At the same time, more experienced analysts are not in a hurry to make such brave predictions. Still, they agree with them to the extent that oil prices are probably going to stay low for quite a long period of time. In particular, they name serious levels below $50/b.

Publication date: 16 January 03:54 AM

The Times Assumes That Crud Oil Prices May Well Drop to $20/b

According to the observers working for The Times, this may well not be the end of the never-ending price decline in the glob oil market started in mid 2014. In other words, hey assume that crude oil may find the price bottom somewhere around $20 per barrel if the worst-case scenario manifests itself, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 16 January 03:19 AM

Apple Secretly Tests iOS9

 

According to some unofficial online sources, Apple has already started testing the next version of its operating system for mobile devices. It is likely going to be called iOS9. Those resources site visitor stats as some kind of confirmation of this rumor , Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 14 January 09:20 AM

Former IMF Chief Economist Doesn’t Deny Oil Price Recovering Up To $100/b.

Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics and the former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, assumes that oil prices may well recover up to $100/b in the mid-term future. In particular, he says that he doesn’t believe in the idea supported by many financial experts regarding the supposition that oil prices are never going to come back to the levels seen in mid 2014. On top of that, he assumes that sooner or later oil prices are going to see $100 per barrel or higher.

Publication date: 14 January 07:49 AM