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  • Gold and the US Presidential Elections

    Gold and the US Presidential Elections

    Recent history shows us that in the run up to and following the 3 previous US presidential elections the gold price has pulled back slightly, but that may be about to change this year as Donald Trump attempts to enter the white house which just 5 months ago seemed unattainable.The

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Where Will Oil Prices Go from Here?

    Oil prices have been on a volatile rout from the beginning of the year. With the OPEC meeting in late September, Russia & Saudi Arabia production freeze deal, oil oversupply and concerns over global economy, it seems as oil will continue to attract traders attention. Towards the end of 2016, we gathered three analysts to sum up

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  • Draghi is back from vacation

    Draghi is back from Vacation

    Draghi is back from vacation. In Japan, BoJ is running out of room for monetary policy as Governor Kuroda already tried everything to weaken the yen. Similarly, in Switzerland the central bank is having a hard maintaining the Swiss franc at sustainable level for the Swiss economy. Nevertheless, the SNB

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  • The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) projects that overall gas consumption will continue to increase

    Will The Natural Gas Rally Continue?

    Natural gas is a flammable gas that is used as a major source of power generation, cooling and heating, feedstock for chemical industry, Cleaner and cheaper alternative to other transport fuels such as petrol and diesel and Fertilizers – natural gas is a major feedstock for the production of ammonia.As a result,  we

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  • Who Is More Powerful, Janet Yellen or Hillary Clinton

    For near a hundred years’ central bankers remained in the background of their political and economic press and headlines. It was for a central banker to address the public and when they did, they spoke with a jargon known as bankereze which the general public could not understand. Bankers avoid

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  • Dog days of summer

    Dog days of summer

    Dog days of summer. The summer doldrums have finally hit financial markets. The lack of economic data suggests that illiquidity remains the source of exaggerated price action rather than a lasting sentiment shift. Last week Fed members hit the wires sounding marginally hawkish, yet credibility issues muted any significantly adjustment

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  • The Weight Of Helicopter Money Could Crash The Helicopter

    Helicopter Money is a new financial jargon this is making the circuit as of late. Many traders and speculators think the term just simply means easy money pushed into the markets by central banks or is the same as quantitative easing or stimulus, but there are distinct differences between the

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  • Markets are long equities and bonds

    Markets are long equities and bonds

    Markets are long equities… and bonds. Broad-based return seeking behavior continues to dominate, sending global rate curves and safe haven currencies lower and equities higher. News that the BoE was unable to fulfill its bond purchasing quote indicates that central banks policy is running out of rope but we are

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  • Investors Are Going Crazy For Platinum & Palladium

    All of a sudden the precious metals markets have shifted focus away from gold and silver as we see volume and interest squarely on platinum and palladium. As most of know there is a growing demand for these metals in the production of catalytic converters in automobiles. Not long ago

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  • US 10-year bond versus Japan interest Rate Differential is Driving the Movements of USD/JPY

    The balance of the summer will be a prelude to two big meetings that will occur simultaneously on September 20,21.  Both the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan will meet to decide on monetary policy.  It is clear that the underlying goals of these two major policy institutions are

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  • Strong NFP Won’t Help The Fed

    Strong NFP Won’t Help The Fed

    Strong NFP Won’t Help The Fed. A week after the FOMC, markets focused on jobs data hoping to assess the likelihood of a September rate hike. Nonfarm Payrolls beat expectations, printing at a solid 255k. However, historically, this data has been very volatile and even the improving labour conditions have

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  • The Brazilian Real Reaching For Gold

    The countdown to the opening events in Brazil is underway. With hundreds of thousands of visitors showing up in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, which begin Friday, hotel owners have been dusting off something they haven’t used for some time: their “No Vacancy” signs.But those signs will likely

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  • No summer holidays for central banks

    No summer holidays for central banks

    No summer holidays for central banks. Last week brought further evidence that central banks have hit the pause button. The hold is either to assess incoming data in a post-Brexit world or as a result of exhausted monetary policy. The net result is further risk -taking through wide spread carry

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  • Will the Dignity Return to US Dollar Index?

    The US Dollar Index (DXY) was under pressure after Wednesday’s FOMC statement, while poor US GDP figures provided follow through to the downside on Friday. The sharp selloff erased the prior four weeks of gains of DXY but we have a lot of activity this week, and the trend could change

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  • Crude Oil is Trading Lower on Wednesday as Brexit Jitters Makes a Comeback

    Falling Crude Prices Not Beneficial for All

    Crude oil prices are at it again, after rallying most of the first half of the year, it is set to finish nearly 15% lower in June. This is, once again, likely to lead to significant revenue shortfalls and cash flow problems in many energy exporting nations. On the other

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  • Long-Term Oil Analysis for 2016

    Long-Term Oil Analysis for 2016

    Oil is the most watched commodity of the past decades. Here you will learn what has happened to oil in 2016 with future predictions for the rest of the year!The first half of the year 2016 was marked with some turbulence for the oil market. We would like to sum

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  • Donald Trump could Stimulus Gold Prices Higher

    Gold Loves Donald Trump

    An interesting article printed by Marketwatch about politics in the US and gold prices reports that as election time heats up there will be many headlines. The notion that stocks are enjoying a Donald Trump–inspired rally doesn’t pass the sniff test. Gold, however, might be another matter, if the Republican

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  • Emerging Market Currencies Benefiting From Current Market Fundamentals

    With central bank meetings the main focus last week and this week, many traders have turned their attentions away from emerging market currencies. Last week’s coup attempt in Turkey and terrorism in France have also over shadowed investors thought processes.Brexit probably was the best thing to happen to all the

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  • Money will continue to move in the USD

    Brexit, Falling Oil Prices, Strong U.S. Economy Working Against Canadian Dollar

    The Loonie was impacted heavily by the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report that was released on Friday. Does this positive data from the US impact your short term forecast for the currency pair USD/CAD?Yes, I believe the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report was pretty robust. And it probably put the Fed on

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  • Bank of Japan will remain under pressure to expand Monetary Stimulus

    Watch The Japanese Yen For A Double Dose Of Stimulus

    The Bank of Japan may have gotten a reprieve this week courtesy of Mark Carney and the Bank of England. After the Brexit vote on June 23rd the Japanese yen soared to trade at its highest level since the Bank of Japan started its massive stimulus program. The USDJPY actually

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