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April 2, 2016
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Rebutting Matt O'Brien's and the Washington Post's Misguided Attack on Gold + MORE

A tale of two currencies – .goldmoney.com There is a widespread and growing feeling that financial markets are slipping towards another crisis of some sort. In this article I argue that we are in the eye of a financial storm, … Continue reading

March 26, 2016
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Dealing Desk: Precious Metals Weighed Down on Fed Hawkish Statement + MORE

WTI Crude Gain More than +3% Despite Jump in US Inventory – oilngold.com Attacks in Brussels affected financial market in Europe and the US, sending safe-haven assets including gold, US dollar and Japanese yen higher as risk appetite soured. The … Continue reading

March 22, 2016
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Crude Oil Extends Rally Above US$40/bbl + MORE

Crude Oil Extends Rally Above US$40/bbl – oilngold.com Market sentiment remains firm ahead of European opens. In the commodity sector, both crude oil benchmarks continue to trade above US$40/bbl on a report suggesting decline in Cushing stockpile last week. Genscaps … Continue reading

March 18, 2016
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Risky Assets Rally as Fed Scaled Back Rake Hike Forecasts + MORE

The ECB and John Law – .goldmoney.com Last week, the ECB extended its monetary madness, pushing deposit rates further into negative figures. It is extending quantitative easing from sovereign debt into non-financial investment grade bonds, while increasing the pace of … Continue reading

March 15, 2016
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Silver Weekly Technical Outlook + MORE

Shares Gain ahead of Busy Week, FOMC, BOE, SNB in Focus – oilngold.com Shares in Asia strengthened on Monday, extending last Friday’s gains as investors have turned more positive over ECB’s aggressive stimulus measures. This has overshadowed the disappointing macroeconomic … Continue reading

March 11, 2016
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Crude Prices Rebound Again as Fuel Stockpile Dropped; RBNZ Cut Rates; Focus on ECB + MORE

Risk Appetite Diminished as World Lenders Warned of Increasing Downside Risks to Growth – oilngold.com Commodity prices retreated on profit-taking. Market sentiment was also damped by IMF’s warning of increasing risk on global growth derailment. The front-month contract for WTI … Continue reading

March 7, 2016
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Market Report: Up, up and away! + MORE

Natural Gas Weekly Technical Outlook – oilngold.com Natural gas’s decline continued last week and the break of 1.684 low indicates down trend resumption. Nonetheless, as bullish convergence condition is seen in 4 hours MACD. Also, it’s close to 1.618% projection … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
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Brexit and a Hanseatic League + MORE

Financial Markets Steadied ahead of US Payrolls – oilngold.com Financial markets consolidated ahead of US nonfarm payrolls report. Equities firmed with modest gains in Asia today, carrying forward the sentiment in European and US sessions. Wall Street retreated initially on … Continue reading

February 29, 2016
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Mainland Equities Slump as G-20 Meeting Ended + MORE

Natural Gas Weekly Technical Outlook – oilngold.com Natural gas dipped further to as low as 1.682 last week and breached 1.684 support before recovering mildly. At this point, we’re still expecting strong support around 1.684 medium term bottom to bring … Continue reading

February 25, 2016
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Crude Retreated after Rallying on Short Squeeze + MORE

Dealing Desk: Buying Continues on Safe-Haven Demand – .goldmoney.com This week has seen a continued high in activity with clients net buying all precious metals. Clients have favoured gold and silver this week; along with with the occasional price dip … Continue reading

February 4, 2016
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US Manufacturing Sector in Worst Contraction since mid-2009 + MORE

China Manufacturing Activities Remain in Contraction – oilngold.com Although risk appetite was lifted by BOJ’s negative rate decision late last week, the boost appears short-lived as market optimism has been dampened by disappointing China data. The official manufacturing PMI dropped … Continue reading

January 27, 2016
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This is not 2008 – at least not for gold + MORE

Positive Sentiment Continues. FOMC, RBNZ, BOJ Awaited – oilngold.com Risky assets continue to shine in ahead of European opening. Last week’s ECB dovish tone certainly helps boost sentiment. Energy prices remain firm as extreme weather in the East Coast might … Continue reading

January 13, 2016
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Weekly Fundamentals – Recording Double-Digit Losses, Crude OIl Begins 2016 with a Weak Note + MORE

Crude Extends another Leg of Decline – oilngold.com Further selloff in commodity prices damped sentiment and weighed on stock markets. Crude oil prices extended weakness, slumping to the lowest levels in 12 years on oversupply concerns. The front-month WTI contract … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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Disappointing ISM Hints Weak December Payrolls? + MORE

Weak China Manufacturing Activities Hurt Risk Appetite as New Year Begins – oilngold.com ***Breaking***China’s CSI300 index suspended trading in the afternoon as the -7% slump triggers “circuit breaker” which takes effect today. Asian shares begin 2016 with a weak note, … Continue reading