Category: Weekly Forecast

Gold and Silver Outlook for May 23-27

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Gold and silver took another hit this week mainly after the minutes of the last FOMC meeting were released and managed to convince the market that a June rate hike is a viable option – albeit the chances are still…

Financial Market Outlook for May 23-27

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The recent hawkish FOMC minutes were enough to drive back up the USD and bring down equities as the markets adjusted expectations regarding a possible rate hike. This week’s main reports and events include: U.S. core durable goods, EU manufacturing…

Financial Market Outlook for May 16-20

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The volatility in the financial markets remains elevated over economical and geopolitical unrest including: Concerns over a possible Brexit, Greece’s debt problems, China’s economic slowdown, the U.S. presidential primaries and the Fed’s monetary policy, just to name a few. Besides…

Financial Market Preview for May 9-13

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The recent NFP report didn’t present, yet again, a clear picture as to where the U.S. labor market is heading: Wages went up but job growth didn’t meet market estimates. This week, the JOLTS report will provide another look at…

Gold and Silver Outlook for May 2-6

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The bullion market rode again on the coattails of the weaker USD – as it devaluated mostly against the Yen and Euro – following the FOMC’s statement, which was mostly positive about the U.S. economy but didn’t offer any hints…

Financial Market Outlook for May 2-6

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The BOJ disappointed by not expanding its monetary stimulus, while the FOMC, as expected, didn’t budge on its rate hike talk. In the end, the USD continued to devalue against the Yen and Euro, which helped push back up commodities…

Gold and Silver Outlook for April 25-29

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The divergence in the bullion market continued for a second week in a row as silver finished the week up while gold – slightly down. This divergence, however, may not last long considering the busy week ahead that includes several…

Financial Market Outlook for April 25-29

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In the midst of earnings season next week will also entail two major events that could boost even further up volatility: The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and U.S. GDP for Q1. Other events and reports to consider include: BOJ’s policy…

Gold and Silver Outlook for April 18-22

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Gold and silver didn’t move in concert as they usually do during last week. The USD slightly appreciated against the majors even though the market reduced its expectations of a Fed rate hike this year – for now the chances…

Financial Market Outlook for April 18-22

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The volatility in the markets continue to pick up as the earning season progresses. And this week we have two main events: Doha meeting on Sunday and ECB policy meeting, in other words we have a double D theme: Doha…