Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.


Are Gold Lovers Holding On to Their Precious Metals?

Gold saw a down day on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Gold futures for December delivery were 0.41% lower for the day and ended at $1,277.70 per ounce.

Volatility Index versus Gold
Rising Yield's Impact on Gold

Besides the impact of interest rates, there are also other global indicators that could play on precious metals—the most important being the US dollar.

This Crucial Factor Could Be Impacting Gold the Most

Gold touched its three-week high level on Thursday, November 9, of $1,289.5 and closed at $1,287.5 per ounce.

Gold Fell Due to Economic Numbers and the US Dollar

Gold fell on November 7 after witnessing a rise of almost 1% the previous trading day. Gold futures for December delivery fell 0.45% on Tuesday.

What Investors Should Know about Gold's Key Drivers

Gold prices (GLD) have risen ~10.5% as of November 7, 2017, YTD (year-to-date).

What the New Fed Chair Selection Could Mean for Precious Metals

Gold had an up day on Wednesday, November 1, as markets reacted to the selection of the next Federal Reserve chair.

Direxion's Opportunities in Beaten-Up Sectors

Some sectors have gotten downright spooky As we move into the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, many sectors in the market have given investors more treats than tricks this year.…

The Dollar, Fed Impact on Precious Metals

On October 26, gold futures for November expiration fell 0.74%. Silver for December futures fell 0.67%, and platinum for December expiration fell 0.55.

Gold Momentum Stalled by Fed Expectations

The momentum gold experienced in August carried over into early September. Geopolitical tension continued as South Korea reacted to possible preparation by North Korea for an intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

What Can China Do to Promote Long-Term Productivity?

China, along with the rest of the world, has experienced a long-running decline in productivity growth—a decline that accelerated after the Global Financial Crisis.

Could Appointment of Next Fed Chair Move Precious Metals?

Gold was trading moderately high on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. It rose a marginal 0.04% and closed at $1,276.30 per ounce. Silver and palladium, however, had a down day.

What's Playing the Ups and Downs in Precious Metals?

After the rise we saw on Friday, October 13, precious metals had a down day on Monday, October 16.

Mapping the Upward Trend in Precious Metals

Gold rose to a three-week-high level of $1,304.1 per ounce on Friday, October 13, and closed at $1,302.9.

Gauging Gold's Reaction to the September FOMC Minutes

During the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting in September, many officials showed interest in another rate hike in 2017—and more in 2018.

Gold and Its Miners: Analyzing Performance amid Global Concerns

The last few days have seen a rise in precious metal prices. However, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the prices of these loved metals fell.

Precious Metal Movements: A September Review

The negative sentiment toward gold prevailed on Friday, September 29, the last trading day of the month. Gold futures for November expiration fell 0.3%.

Palladium on Par with Platinum: Precious Metal Insight

Gold touched a one-month low on Thursday, September 28, due to the rise of the US dollar over the speculation of another rate hike in December 2017.

Understanding Precious Metals and Cross-Commodity Rates

Like silver, platinum has industrial uses and has seen growing demand in China.

Are Precious Metals Confused with the Market Indicators?

All four precious metals except platinum had an up day on Friday, September 22, 2017, as tensions in the North Korean peninsula got stronger.

Analyzing Gold and Silver Cross-Commodity Rates

Most precious metals witnessed a rebound in price on Friday, September 22, 2017, after falling for a few days. Gold closed slightly above the previous day’s close of $1,293.30 per ounce.


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