1 July 2018

Below you can find our 1 July 2018 posts archive, organized chronologically.
  • Coincheck To Relaunch In Japan And Expand To The United States

    Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 01/07/18

    The majors consolidated Friday’s gains on Saturday, but the sea of red returned in the early hours of the day to test investor resolve ahead of Monday, the majors needing to reverse the morning’s gains to go into the week on a high note.

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  • BTC

    Bitcoin and a new Quarter – More of the Same?

    Following a solid couple of days to limit the losses for the 2nd quarter, it’s back in the red for Bitcoin at the start of the 3rd, with uncertainty continuing to pin back any meaningful rally.

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  • What Traders Will Be Talking About This Week – China Bear Market, Another OPEC Output Hike, U.S. Economy, Fed

    The first week of the new quarter could actually prove to be a turning point for the entire year. Looking at the performances in the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow and the S&P 500, which settled the first half of the year up 8.88%, down 1.80% and up 1.70% respectively, it looks as if the risk has been spread across the board. This divergence is making investors nervous.

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  • The Week Ahead

    The Week Ahead – Stats, Tariffs and Monetary Policy to Drive the Markets

    It’s a big week ahead, with retaliatory trade tariffs, a heavy economic calendar, central bank commentary and policy in focus. With Canada hitting the U.S with tariffs on Sunday, will there be any major economies backing down?

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  • Natural Gas

    Natural Gas Price Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Vulnerable to Steep Break Starting Under $2.885

    Despite a forecast for hot temperatures the first week of July, gains were limited and prices retreated due to reports of strong production. The price action in the spot market suggests traders in the hot regions saw the heat coming and are well-supplied. Potentially pressuring prices were forecasts on Friday which showed heat in the short- and medium-term easing off by mid-July.

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  • Crude Oil

    Oil Price Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Headline News Bearish, but Tight Short-Term Supply Could Attract Buyers

    The direction in the crude oil market this week will be primarily determined by trader reaction to a possible increase in production by Saudi Arabia. Since most headlines dealing with increased supply tend to be bearish, we expect to see a volatile reaction to the downside early in the week. Although talk of increased supply tends to drive prices lower initially, buyers may jump in on any sizeable price dip because over the near-term, traders are still expecting a tightly supplied market. This further supports the case for increased volatility and a two-sided trade.

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  • Gold Bars and Dollar

    Price of Gold Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Longer-Term Outlook Still Bearish As Market Nears 1-Year Low

    The longer-term outlook for gold is bearish, however, over the short-term, we could see some profit-taking or short-covering due to technically oversold conditions. The shorts are still in control and the momentum is to the downside. Additionally, safe haven demand is driving money into the dollar and U.S. Treasurys.

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  • JPY Notes

    USD/JPY Fundamental Weekly Forecast – U.S. Bank Holiday Could Affect Price Action, Volume

    Lingering concerns over a possible trade war will continue to drive the price action, but investors also have to deal with a few major reports from the U.S. and minor reports from Japan. Traders will be particularly interested in the Fed Minutes which could reveal the central bank’s thoughts on the impact of a trade war on U.S. economic growth. Traders will also be looking for information on the possibility the Fed will allow inflation to overshoot its 2-percent target. Wednesday is a U.S. bank holiday.

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  • Australian Dollar and Coins

    AUD/USD and NZD/USD Fundamental Weekly Forecast – RBA Expected to Maintain Dovish Stance

    In Australia, the RBA will hold another monetary policy meeting early Wednesday. It is widely expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. It could also present a dovish outlook for the economy while saying it doesn’t foresee any interest rate hike in the near future. Futures market investors are pricing in the next possible rate hike for November 2019 or later.

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  • 10 Places Where You Can Use Bitcoin, Online and Offline

    10 Places Where You Can Use Bitcoin, Online and Offline

    Gone are the days when people used to wonder what Bitcoin is, let alone how to use it. A closer look around is sure to encounter online and offline joints accepting the cryptocurrency as a means of paying for goods or services.

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