Gold And Silver: Daily Market Outlook. April 26th 2012.
26 April 08:59 AM
The Federal Reserve has left the key interest rate unchanged. During the recent interview, Ben Bernanke confirmed the bank’s record-low-rates policy till the end of 2014. The Fed Res looks determined to act if the economic situation worsens. The central bank has improved its forecast for the US economic growth in 2012, simultaneously confirming that the rate of inflation is within the target rage. The forecasts for 2013 and 2014 are downgraded due to heavier taxation and more substantial spending cuts.
Yesterday the US stock gained on positive quarterly reports and Bernanke’s speech. However, the demand for the US T-bonds increased as well. The results of today’s bond auction will probably clarify the situation. There are suppositions that the market will be looking for signs of an economic slowdown in today’s unemployment report.
In the meantime, most Spanish banks have passed the stress-tests arranged by the IMF. Mario Draghi, ECB President, urged the eurozone authorities to implement structural reforms in order to support the economic recovery in the area. Angela Merkel backed this idea.
The Japanese authorities keep urging the Bank of Japan to continue stimulating the national economy. All the economic sectors showed poor performance (worse than expected).
Yesterday gold prices recovered and showed intensions for further growth. Asian dealers report that India’s gold export shrank by 50% y/y. The eurozone crisis and political risks around the world will be the major market drivers.
In particular, North Korea is “playing” with its missiles, threatening its southern neighbor. The nuclear tests may resume anytime. Pakistan has recently tested its mid-range ballistic missiles, which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
According to Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, gold prices keep rallying. The probable targets are 1657, 1664, 1675. A test of 1642 is expected throughout the day, if successful, the price may reach 1638 and 1633.
30.90 is the closest major level of resistance for silver, a re-test is expected. If an h1 price bar closes above 30.90 we may see a rally up to 31.0, 31.25. A failure to consolidate above 30.90 may result in a rebound down to 30.35, 30.25. A break and consolidation below 30.35 will give way to 30.0, 29.90.
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.