Gold And Silver: Daily Market Outlook. May 3rd 2012
03 May 08:25 AM
The eurozone’s manufacturing PMI came out slightly worse than expected. Germany’s unemployment and manufacturing production report also disappointed investors. Now it seems that the crisis has reached the heart of the eurozone economy.
The current economic situation may force the ECB into changing its mind and going back to economic stimulation. However, the ECB is unlikely to announce any new stimuli during today’s press conference. Today’s Spanish bond auction is expected to end up with a yield increase.
In the meantime, the US manufacturing orders report showed a less-than-expected decline. The employment change report also came out less than expected, thus suggesting instability in the world’s major economy. Now everyone expects an unpleasant surprise during Friday’s employment report. However, the US economy is still showing some faint growth.
China, Japan and South Korea agreed to expand mutual investments in their T-bonds. The overall bond market of the 3 Asian giants is estimated at $15 trillion. China’s service PMI declined against last month but remained above 50.
India’s import of gold keeps going down. Last month India imported 30-35 tons of gold against 90 tons imported in 2011.
According to the US Mint, April’s gold coin sales were the lowest since 2008.
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, gold is in a bearish trend. The probable targets are 1640, 1633 and maybe 1625. There is still a chance of testing 1653-1654. However, a further downtrend is more probable. A break and consolidation above 1654 will give way to 1665, 1675.
As for silver, it is expected to test 30.25, 30.0, 29.90. However, a test of 30.60-30.6 is still possible as well. A break and consolidation above 30.65 will give way to 30.75, 30.90-31.0.
One of the owners of the smartphone called iPhone 5S told us an interesting story about his gadget. In particular, Reddit (the nickname is Glarznak) claims that iPhone 5S tracks the user's location and motion even when it is off.
According to several web sources, Apple, the world-famous tech giant, is currently looking for the ways and means to expand its developer teams in China (in Shanghai and Taibei). They say the expansion may take place mainly at the expense of major Asian companies like HTC, Quanta and Inventec. In 2013 alone, the amount of Apple employees in China increased up to 600.
The consequences of the deal between Nokia and Microsoft (Microsoft purchased Nokia's mobil business) seem to be scaring such tech giants as Google and Samsung. Market Leader found out what exactly Google and Samsung are afraid of. It seems like the 2 heavyweights in the international mobile industry are getting increasingly worried that the recent purchase of Nokia's mobile business by Microsoft may eventually lead to higher license payments for using the company's patents (which now belong to Microsoft).
What is the difference between traders and investors? Investors can only invest in businesses hoping that the investments are going to grow in value or bring dividends.
On the contrary, traders are more flexible in terms of opening, maintaining and closing a trade (time, lots, asset etc). Investors usually benefit from growth and can only exit their investments in order ot reduce the loss in the worst-case scenario. On the contrary, traders can benefit from any market state (whether the market goes up or down).
More often than not, the so-called «buy and forget» approach to investing can give you higher yield than interest on bank deposit. Still, what if we want more ROI than 10% a year?
PocketBook has recently introduced the world's first waterproof reader. The device is called PocketBook 640. This gadget will show within the scope of the expo called Salon Du Livre, which is to take place in Paris in the near future.
12 months ago, Google made a lot of noise with its new gadget called Google Glass. The device became the focus of global attention even before coming into market. While some countries banned the sales of Google Glass, millions of users were looking forward to them.
According to several web sources, Google, the world-famous tech giant, is currently working on a new superfast network. The experts working on the project are reported to be ready to test the network to amaze the audience with its speed.