Gold And Silver: Daily Market Outlook. May 17th 2012
17 May 07:12 AM
Stock markets lost over $3 trillion on Greek news. The next round of parliamentary elections are seen as a referendum of the eurozone membership. The ECB has suspended the lending for several Greek banks.
Yesterday’s FOMC meeting minutes testify that most FOMC members support further economic stimulation if the pace of economic growth slows down. The manufacturing production is growing better than expected. The production capacity index has increased as well. President Obama insists on raising the borrowing limit for the US Government without additional public spending cuts.
Japan’s GDP report came out better than expected. The manufacturing production report showed some growth as well. Analysts expect China to resume the high pace of economic growth.
Amid the eurozone uncertainty and the rumors connected with another round of quantitative easing, the demand for gold and other precious metals increased yesterday.
According to Asian dealers, platinum is getting more popular with Indian jewelers. The reason is that platinum has recently been traded at a discount as compared with gold. This tendency is clearly seen in big cities.
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, today gold may continue its rally if the price consolidates above 1549. If this is the case, the closest targets will be around 1560, 1575, 1595. A failure to consolidate above 1549 may result in a test of 1540. If an H1 price bar closes below 1536 the probability of going down to 1510, 1500 will increase.
Silver is expected to test the 27.75 resistance. On consolidating above 27.8, the price may rally further up to 28.0, 28.25. Alternatively, a failure to consolidate above 27.80 will probably resume the downtrend with targets around 27.40, 27.25. A break and consolidation below 27.15 will intensify the downswing. In this case, it may well touch 27.0, 26.75, and even 26.50.
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.