Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade China’s growth slows US Dollar (.DXY) Index up on the week Crude Oil futures fall again on supply/demand issues In Asia Gold prices are higher Friday as Asian shares fell on renewed political and economic concerns including China’s weak […]

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold steady in narrow range Fed mins signal more rate hikes ahead US Dollar (.DXY) Index rises to 1-wk high Crude Oil futures fall for 1st session in 4 In Asia Gold prices held steady in a narrow range Thursday as Asian shares eased, […]

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices edged lower early Wednesday as stocks gained and USD firmed on fading risk-averse sentiment, with the market awaiting mins from the Fed’s FOMC latest policy meeting […]

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices held steady Tuesday near last session’s 2.5 -month high as risk-averse investors sought refuge in the precious Yellow metal amid rising political tensions and economic uncertainty. […]

Hong Kong’s OKEx Lists 4 New ‘Stablecoins’

Hong Kong’s OKEx Lists 4 New ‘Stablecoins’

Hong Kong’s OKEx Lists 4 New ‘Stablecoins’ $BTCUSD Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced that it is adding four USD-pegged cryptocurrencies to its platform for trading. Rolling out the new additions over Monday and Tuesday, the exchange said in a support notice that it will list TrustToken’s TrueUSD (TUSD), Circle’s USDCoin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) […]

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices rose early Monday as Asian stocks eased due to concerns about a potential decline in China’s economic growth amid an ongoing trade dispute and signs of tighter monetary policy by the Fed. Spot gold was up 0.3% […]

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates Spot gold may extend gains to $1,237 oz Crude Oil falling on overblown supply issues In Asia Gold Gold prices edged lower Friday, but held near a more than 10-wk highs hit […]

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Asian shares fall sharply after Wall St tumbles Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) rise for 1st time since July US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday as strong […]

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices held steady Wednesday as expectations of more US interest rate increases pressured demand, although the precious Yellow metal drew some support from USD coming off 7-week highs. Spot gold was little changed at $1,189.05 oz at 0513 […]

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold on track for its biggest daily pct loss since mid-Aug China eases policy on concerns trade dispute with US could hurt growth Speculators cut net short position in COMEX gold in 1st week of October […]

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018 $SPY, $JPM, $C, $WFC, $USD Earnings reporting period is here once again, and it always commands a great deal of attention because earnings drive stock prices over the long term. The S&P 500 has been underpinned by impressive earnings growth. The Q-3 reporting frame, which begins in earnest […]

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices inched lower Monday as USD firmed after China’s central bank eased its domestic policy to support the economy.  Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,200.31 oz at 0103 GMT, the precious Yellow metal […]

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices were steady Friday as investors remained cautious after US Treasury yields hit multi-year peaks on expectations that stronger monthly employment data could boost the Fed’s case for a tighter monetary policy. Investors are expected […]

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain $BTCUSD, $BLCN  Bitcoin and the alternative cryptocurrencies, aka altcoins, are cryptic to say the least. Some people consider bitcoin a currency, others an investment and still others a store of value. Even government agencies cannot agree on what bitcoin really is. The IRS treats it […]

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT The USD reached an 11-month high against the Japanese Yen and stood strong Vs other peers, boosted by upbeat US economic data and hawkish comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday, after upbeat US economic […]

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices rebounded Tuesday as risk appetite faded after getting a boost from an agreement between the United States, Canada  and Mexico’s (USMCA) free trade deal. Asian stocks fell, with MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares […]

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold is higher early Tuesday, having dipped Monday, as demand for riskier assets picked up after the United States and Canada reached an agreement to salvage a North American free trade deal aka USCMA. US […]

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices dipped Monday as the USD firmed in the wake of indications from the Fed last week that it will pursue a tighter monetary policy. The Fed raised US interest rates last week and said it […]

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company $BTC, $ETH Seba Crypto AG, a Swiss financial services company run by ex-UBS Group AG bankers, said it raised money as it seeks to become 1 of the world’s 1st regulated banks to let consumers trade paper (fiat) money into cryptocurrency. The Zug HQ’d company […]

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold is down more than 13% from an April high, largely because of the stronger USD Concerns about Iran sanctions led to a widening difference between NYMEX WTI Crude and ICE Brent Crude prices Global mining […]

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Thursday, Gold prices rose, as investors looked for bargains after the metal fell a 2-week lows in the prior session following a US interest rate hike and as limited gains in USD after the decision supported demand […]

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March $BTC, $BTH, $USD, $JPY The trustee for the now-defunct Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox has revealed new details about the pace of cryptocurrency sales as part of the firm’s bankruptcy and rehabilitation process. Attorney Nobuaki Kobayashi explained in a 25 September notice on the […]

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices drifting in a narrow range Wednesday as investors awaited cues of the FOMC’s 2-day meeting, where policymakers are expected to raise interest rates for the 3rd time this year. Spot gold was up […]

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold was steady Tuesday on US-China trade tensions after $200-B of tariffs came into effect, investors stay on the sidelines ahead of the FOMC policy meeting. Spot gold was barely changed at 1,198.28 oz by 0056 GMT. […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD) $BTCUSD Trading in Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital coins continues to be very volatile, as the cryptocurrency market ramps up once again, running past the 6,000 mark: Bitcoin is the #1 cryptocurrency. Bitcoin remains highly correlated with the other digital coins, known aptly as the altcoins. When bitcoin rises, these […]

Savvy Investors Are Starting To Buy Gold

Savvy Investors Are Starting To Buy Gold

Savvy Investors Are Starting To Buy Gold $GLD, $SLV, $USD. $ABX, $GOLD, $FNV Savvy investors will start stocking up now on gold since roaring inflation is poised to soon ravage global economies, Barron’s reports. “Inflation is starting to pick up in the US and in much of the world as central banks shrink their enormous […]

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold edged lower Monday, as USD held firm on news that China has cancelled trade talks with the United States, with the market also eyeing this week’s FOMC policy meeting for guidance on […]

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy $USO, $UGA, $USD, $HON The EPA’s proposed new auto emissions rule, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, is now half-way through its comment period, which ends in October. Deep in the 500-pg notice of proposed rule-making is an issue few are talking about, but it’s one […]

The Newly Minted Shareholder’s Gold Council Vs the Destruction of the Gold Sector

The Newly Minted Shareholder’s Gold Council Vs the Destruction of the Gold Sector

The Newly Minted Shareholder’s Gold Council Vs the Destruction of the Gold Sector $GLD, $SLV, $USD After about a year of behind-the-scenes work, billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson announced that he has formed a coalition with 15 other investors aimed at curbing years of what his fund has called value destruction in the gold sector. […]

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the Industrials led DJIA to a new closing high Friday ahead of Monday’s major sector reshuffle, capping a week in which investors shrugged off trade dispute concerns. Declines in the FAANGs dragged on equity benchmarks, helping erase the session’s gains on […]

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Asian stocks extended gains Friday thanks to Wall Street marking all-time highs, as investors believe that the latest exchange of tariffs between the United States and China may be less damaging than initially feared. […]

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT In Asia Asian stocks followed global indexes higher Thursday, as investors took a less bearish view on the impact of the US-China trade war on markets, a sharp contrast to dim expectations economists had on US growth amid the […]

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon $BTCUSD Like cash, the anonymity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have attracted criminals and terrorists to the digital coins over recent past. That could soon all be over after the President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Marshall Billingslea, said the group will likely agree […]

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT  Gold prices edged up Wednesday, as the USD weakened despite another round of reciprocal tariffs in the US-China trade dispute. In focus 19 September 2018 Spot gold up 0.1 % to 1,199.18 oz by 0044 GMT US gold futures […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Briefing, Cryptocurrencies Making Gains Across Industries $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $USD, $MS In the market The talk in the cryptocurrency industry last surrounded Ethereum (ETH) as participants stand by and await the next stage of the digital coin’s development. The protocol also served as the starting point for a new fully regulated USD based stable-coin. […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

Looking at the Week: Gold Gains on the Weaker Buck

Looking at the Week: Gold Gains on the Weaker Buck

Looking at the Week: Gold Gains on the Weaker Buck $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $CNH Precious metals finished up Friday despite its dips during the week. Precious metals were up on Friday despite many taking dips earlier in the week. Plus we run through key stories in the space for the week. Both gold and silver prices finished up Friday, 14 […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan $USD/CNY In New York Wednesday US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished down 0.5% at 94.75, approaching its August low (94.43). The Buck saw some slight strength in overnight trade, but a slide to lows took place after the release of a cooler than expected […]

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class $BTCUSD,$CME, $Cboe There is and has been talk on The Street about financial institutions adding crypto services to their offerings, raising new funds for digital currencies, and even launching dedicated trading desks. But until institutional investors have a regulated, […]

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern $GLD, $SLV Gold prices held steady during Asian trade Tuesday as investors remained on the sidelines amid expectations of a Fed interest rate hike later this month and on fears of an escalation in the US-China trade dispute. Spot gold was mostly unchanged at 1,195.79 oz […]

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade $USD/CAD The US fell Wednesday in Asia as sources said Canada was ready to make a concession to the United States to resolve their talks over reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished littl changed at 95.19, looking to […]

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios $GLD, $USD Gold has been hammered lately, and some advisers are telling their wealthy clients to take advantage of lower prices and add to their stockpile to protect assets against pounding equity markets. Advisers to Asia’s super rich think their clients should put more of their […]

Bitcoin Tracker One, Ether Tracker One Trading Suspended

Bitcoin Tracker One, Ether Tracker One Trading Suspended

Bitcoin Tracker One, Ether Tracker One Trading Suspended $CXBTF, $CETHF Bitcoin is still viewed with a jaundiced eye by Wall Street business titans. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Sunday suspensions in trading of the securities Bitcoin Tracker One CXBTF, -2.38% and Ether Tracker One CETHF. In a statement, the SEC said trading was suspended as of 5:30p. EDT […]

President Trump, “not trilled” with Fed’s Raising Interest Rates

President Trump, “not trilled” with Fed’s Raising Interest Rates

President Trump, “not trilled” with Fed’s Raising Interest Rates $USD, $EUR Monday, US President Donald Trump said he is “not thrilled” with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates, plus he accused China and Europe of manipulating their respective currencies. President Trump rattled investors in July when he criticized the Fed’s monetary policy tightening, […]

Turkish Lira: USD/TRY (TRY=X) hits all-time low

Turkish Lira: USD/TRY (TRY=X) hits all-time low

Turkish Lira: USD/TRY (TRY=X) hits all-time low The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country’s leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks “we have our God.” The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira. […]

China Gets a Trade Boost as Sanctions Lift USD

The recent fall of the yuan has been a boon to Chinese exporters facing a trade war with the United States, but it poses financial risks that could prompt Beijing to prop up its currency. While markets are spooked by the standoff between the world’s two biggest economies, a weaker currency makes exporters’ goods cheaper, […]

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, US stocks advanced for a 4th session running, with the S&P 500 climbing 0.3% to 2858. The benchmark index is now within 0.5% of its 26 January record high. The tech-heavy NAS Comp climbed 0.3%, and the DJIA rose 0.5%. The S&P 500 […]

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US and China are working  restart talks to avert trade war between the world’s 2 largest economies. Representatives of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage […]

The Purpose of Cryptocurrency

The Purpose of Cryptocurrency

The Purpose of Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD For many Bitcoin (BTC) is and has always been a mystery. There is no such thing as a Bitcoin “coin”. It is shown as a coin because that’s a useful analogy. It is an Encryption Key, 1 of roughly 21-M answers to an intricate computer puzzle, that can only exist on […]

US Debt: The Buyers and The Sellers

US Debt: The Buyers and The Sellers

The persistently soaring US debt is now well over $21 trillion. While most media focus on foreign holders of US Treasuries, they make up less than 30 percent of the total. RT breaks down who holds the rest. Russia recently dropped out of the top-10 holders of US Treasuries, with its holdings falling from $96.1 […]

‘Big Blue'(NYSE:IBM) Partners with Stronghold for New Digital Coin

‘Big Blue

‘Big Blue'(NYSE:IBM) Partners with Stronghold for New Digital Coin $IBM Tuesday, IBM aka Big Blue (NYSE:IBM) announced that is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the USD, in a partnership with US-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds stability to a sector known for its volatility, the companies said. Dubbed the stable coin, Stronghold USD, […]

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading $BTCUSD China’s central bank has hailed it’s cryptocurrency crackdown a complete success. Declared by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and reported by state media, data apparently shows that the Chinese currency is now involved in less than 1% of all Bitcoin trades worldwide. The Big A: How did this happen? […]

China Switches Focus Away from USA

China Switches Focus Away from USA

Companies from China and the United States are concerned about the impact of trade tensions between the world’s top two economies after the United States began imposing a 25-percent additional tariff on Chinese products worth 34 billion U.S. dollars Friday. China’s customs authority announced that additional tariffs for some imports from the United States worth […]

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers $DXY, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV Selloff forces EM central banks to raise interest rates Currencies have struggled to find a floor despite rate moves Central banks in emerging economies are losing the battle with markets as their efforts to shield their currencies struggle for traction, suggesting policy makers have […]

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF It is time to reduce exposure to Wall Street and shift the proceeds into Gold, Silver, the precious metals mining companies and the royalty streamers. Let us have a look at the 21st Century Bear markets. The high-tech dot.com bubble ultimately deflated […]

Bitcoin (BTCUSD) Traded Flat on the Day

Bitcoin (BTCUSD) Traded Flat on the Day

Bitcoin (BTCUSD) Traded Flat on the Day $BTCUSD,$SQ, $IBM, $MSFT, $AMZN, $ORCL Monday, Bitcoin continued traded near and around $6,500 in a low-volume session. Total 24-hr trading volume was only at about $3.4-B into Monday afternoon, marking a 4th-straight day that volume hasn’t topped $4-B. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at 6,709.9951,+268.18, or +4.16%, as of 5:59a […]

Some of the Clouds Above Cryptocurrency Have Started to Blow Over

Some of the Clouds Above Cryptocurrency Have Started to Blow Over

Some of the Clouds Above Cryptocurrency Have Started to Blow Over $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD A dark cloud hanging over cryptocurrency investors may have blown over Thursday after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that Ethereum (ETH) is not a security. Currently, Ethereum is trading at 513.42, -6.41, or -1.2331%, as of 4:48a BST, the market is open. Thursday […]

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index?

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index?

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index? $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) closed the week with its BEV plot under -5% for the 1st time since early March. No small thing for the Bulls, seeing the Dow’s BEV plot rising towards its BEV Zero […]

Italy’s Deepening Political Crisis May Drive Gold North

Italy’s Deepening Political Crisis May Drive Gold North

Italy’s Deepening Political Crisis May Drive Gold North $GLD,  $SLV The deepening political crisis in Italy that provoked a 2nd day of heavy selling on European financial markets. Italy’s President set the country on a path to early elections on Monday, appointing a former IMF official as interim PM with the task of planning for […]

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Bitcoin prices continued within a broad consolidation range over the last 24 hrs, as there was not much fundamentals or economic data to rock the crypto market in the frame. The Key development in here has been the decision of the large crypt exchange Coincheck to re-enter […]

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform $EURUSD European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Friday called for greater central government interference in capital markets, stating his desire for a fiscal instrument that would alleviate crisis-driven stress on weaker countries. The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is urging political leaders to […]

President Trump’s Economic Agenda

President Trump’s Economic Agenda

President Trump’s Economic Agenda The Trump Administration has outlined big economic agenda items at focus on a stable USD, robust American growth and fair trade. Larry  Kudlow, the Wall Street economist who is now the director of the White House’s National Economic Council and is advising our President Mr. Kudlow said he is trying to […]

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned US Sanctions Iran Currency Network After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Thursday, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against 6 individuals and 3 companies it said had funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Qods Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Y 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The […]

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’ $CNY, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $GLD For the last few years, I have been writing about China’s coming Gold-backed ‘petroyuan’ and that it was imminent, few thought is possible. On 26 March China launch an RMB Yuan-dominated Crude Oil futures contract, it had tried before, but, now the contract has gotten […]

USD & Gold: The Bulls Vs The Bears

USD & Gold: The Bulls Vs The Bears

USD & Gold: The Bulls Vs The Bears $USD, $EUR, $GLD The notion of repeated cycles is timeless, it is how the ancient people perceived time: not as linear sequence of events, but as replaying patterns of Dark and Golden Ages. Those of us that Chart the Market view it as struggle between The Bulls and The […]

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013 $BTCUSD,$FB Cryptocurrencies are extending losses with Bitcoin headed for its worst monthly decliner since December 2013 on the last day of January trading as US regulators ramp up their scrutiny of one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges while Facebook Inc. (NYSE:FB) is banning ads tied to […]

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines the Price of Bitcoin? $BTCUSD The Big A: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency based on specifications outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto in Y 2009. Transactions are recorded in a blockchain, which shows the entire transaction history for each unit and is used to prove ownership. Processing transactions requires miners using computers to process blocks of […]

US Dollar (.DXY) Falls on Treasury Secretary’s Welcome in Davos

US Dollar (.DXY) Falls on Treasury Secretary’s Welcome in Davos

US Dollar (.DXY) Falls on Treasury Secretary’s Welcome in Davos $DXY The US Treasury boss has welcomed a weaker Buck, breaking with a past commitment by the US government to back a strong USD. His comments in Davos, CH led to a sharp sell off Wednesday marking a 3 year low.  US Dollar (.DXY) Index […]

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era $USD, $JPY, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY The world’s biggest financial market, Forex, is embracing the SmartPhone era as investors find new ways to work when they are not on the trading floor. In a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) survey of more than 400 institutional Fx, interest rates and commodities […]

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys $GLD, $USD, $JPY Gold rose Wednesday, hitting its highest mark in 4 months, as the USD declines on a report that Chinese officials had recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasury securities, the Treasury market was flat to unchanged at its close Wednesday. USD […]

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX, $USD Gold’s outperformed most major assets since the Fed last month raised interest rates last month, it even is beating Bitcoin. Since the December Fed rate hike, Gold is beating stocks, the USD and Bitcoin, Unless USD weakness reverses, Gold should […]

Gold Rose Toward Largest Annual Gainer Since 2010 on Weakened USD

Gold Rose Toward Largest Annual Gainer Since 2010 on Weakened USD

Gold Rose Toward Largest Annual Gainer Since 2010 on Weakened USD $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold extended its rally to a 3-month high last Friday, running toward its biggest 1-year rise in 7, as a softening USD, political tensions and dampened concerns over the impact of US interest rate hikes played into its rally. Gold’s gains […]

Analysts See End of the Year Weakness in Bitcoin Price

Analysts See End of the Year Weakness in Bitcoin Price

Analysts See End of the Year Weakness in Bitcoin Price $BTCUSD ,$CME, $JPY Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, extended its decline over the Christmas Holiday weekend, failing to reverse a selloff that began after an unprecedented rally fell short of cracking the $20,000 mark. The fall is expected to bring more end-of-year weakness to a market […]

China Plans the Future of the Economy

China Plans the Future of the Economy

Xi Jinping Thoughts on Socialist Economy with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has taken shape, said the statement. The tone-setting meeting described the thought as the “theoretical crystallization” of the past five years of practice in pushing forward China’s economic development, the “latest fruit” of socialist political economy with Chinese characteristics, and the “extremely […]

Bitcoin Like ‘Monopoly Money’ and ‘Pure Gambling’

Bitcoin Like ‘Monopoly Money’ and ‘Pure Gambling’

Bitcoin Like ‘Monopoly Money’ and ‘Pure Gambling’ $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Investment guru Jim Cramer warns investors that the digital currency Bitcoin is like “Monopoly Money.” Currently Bitcoin is trading at 13,415.9951, +979.33, or +7.87% Vs the US Dollar. He said essentially that if you invest in the virtual money, you’re engaging in “pure gambling” and you have better odds […]

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November $BTCUSD$CME, $CBOE Bitcoin was last down around 6.72% at $9,69.1934 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, from a record high of $11,395 set Wednesday. Thursday, it went as low as $9,000. The latest profit taking pullback is a ‘Pause to Refresh’ after a 54.7% rise in […]

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing $BTCUSD Hollywood feature film may soon be financed with cryptocurrencies. Christopher Woodrow, who has helped produce or finance movies for the past decade, says the distributed-ledger technology known as blockchain is about to disrupt the film industry and he wants to be a part of it. The producer the Oscar-winning […]

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply $BTCUSD Almost weekly we are seeing new iterations of Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, as disagreements over of its design persist and opportunities for making fast money prove hard to pass up. The biggest offshoot, called Bitcoin Cash, emerged in August after a hard fork in the Bitcoin blockchain. That spinoff valued […]

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF, $USD Gold prices rose for a 3rd day running Wednesday, and was flat Thursday, as USD weakened and US bond yields fell despite solid US economic data that reinforced expectations that the Fed will press ahead with increases to US interest rates, […]

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship $SOYB, $USD, $CNY The US Soybean industry is very optimistic about the future relationship with the Chinese soybean processing and utilization industries. “We expect China’s economy to grow, consumers’ income to increase and urbanization to expand,” Paul Burke, North Asia regional director of US Soybean Export Council […]

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors $GLD, $SLV, $USD President Donald Trump’s selection for the next Chairman of the Fed’s Board of Governors will not alter policy much, and could be good news for Gold investors. Trump’s selection of current Fed Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell follows months of public speculation about the […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

China Plays a Role in the Gold Markets, How Important?

China Plays a Role in the Gold Markets, How Important?

China Plays a Role in the Gold Market, How Important? $GLD, $USDCNY China has been accumulating Gold over the past 10 years, and it is also the largest producer of Gold in the world and perhaps the world’s biggest consumers of the precious Yellow metal. The World Gold Council’s (WGC) data for Q-2 Y 2017, says […]

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers $BP, $RYAAY, $BNPQY World stocks headed for a record 12th month of gains Tuesday, as a 5.5 month high in European stocks and records elsewhere underscored one of the most robust Bull markets in history. Europe’s latest rally came as figures from the once-fragile Eurozone showed […]

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD Singapore does not plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use, the head of the country’s central bank said. “As of now I see no basis for wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies,” Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

China Makes a Move on the USD

China Makes a Move on the USD

China is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar’s global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors who haven’t paid attention to the Chinese plans, according to the head of […]

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold?

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold?

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold? $USDCNY, $GLD, $OIL People are asking, Paul, what is the link between the RMB Yuan and the precious Yellow metal? The Big A, as follows: Chart 1: The USD/CNY exchange rate (red line, right axis) and the price of Gold (yellow line, left axis, London P.M. […]

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