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Bond Signals

Reading Ric’s post on Iron Ore from yesterday (click here) reminded me of the way in which markets can inform other markets. With concerns about the potential impact of the end of US Fed stimulus, it may be a good … Continue reading

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QE3 and precious metals – updated entry strategy

Precious metals pushed a little higher last night but this did not change the basic sell setup I reviewed yesterday for gold and platinum. The setup is yet to be triggered and we still have potential for the 5th and possibly final swing in the recent uptrend to end at a … Continue reading

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Qe3 bullish or bearish? Implications for gold ….. and a platinum setup

This post has 2 themes: Looking for chart set ups that have good reward: risk opportunities before a major news event. A view that the potential for a decent market move after Thursday’s Federal Reserve meeting probably depends more on the type and size of any easing than on whether they ease this month or a bit … Continue reading

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Markets Wrong on Stimulus

Market commentators around the globe are obsessed with the potential for central banks (chiefly the European Central Banks, the Peoples’ Bank of China and the US Federal Reserve) to stimulate their economies by injecting further funds. The problem is that, on … Continue reading

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Sell Gold on QE Disappointment

The gold price may be artificially high. Expectations of further action from the Fed are supporting current levels. With an announcement due tonight, there is substantial downside for gold if, as I expect, no further monetary stimulus is announced.

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Gold – Trade the Range

The big mover in overnight markets is gold. After taking two weeks to climb from $1,700 to just under $1,800, it gave up all the gains in one session, trading through a $104 range and touching a low around $1,686. … Continue reading

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Breaking USD/JPY

Fundamentals and technicals are pointing to a buy trade in USD/JPY. Yesterday, in a surprise move, the Bank of Japan announced a further easing of monetary conditions through an expansion of its bond purchasing program. Previous commitments of 55 trillion yen increased … Continue reading

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US Fed Dashes Unrealistic Expectations

Oil, metals and share markets moved sharply lower overnight, after an announcement from the Federal Reserve that it would sell shorter term bonds to buy longer term bonds.  Known as “the Twist” in memory of a 1961 Fed operation of … Continue reading

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