Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 17

After rising last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday and started this week on a weaker note. The index opened lower on October 17.

Wall Street Started the Week on a Stronger Note

Following a rally for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 maintained its strength and opened higher this week.

What Did the Market Say about Halliburton on October 13?

Halliburton’s (HAL) one-week stock price didn’t change in the week ending October 13, 2017. Since October 6, 2017, XLE also remained unchanged.

Important Events that Could Drive Markets this Week

President Trump’s executive order on healthcare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and news about North Korea preparing for a launch ahead of US–South Korea military exercises failed to trigger higher volatility.


Precious Metals Stay in Lockstep with the Fed

Gold prices fell once again on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Gold futures for August expiration were 0.22% lower for the day, settling at $1,249.4 per ounce.

Gold versus Equities
How Are Precious Metals Moving, and What's Playing Them?

The fall in gold on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, was most likely due to the rise in the equities market that same day.

Gold's 4-Week High: Precious Metals Insights

Gold hit a four-week high on July 24, 2017. Gold futures for August expiration touched a high of $1,259 per ounce on the day, ending up at $1,254 per ounce.

Just How Crucial Is the Gold-Silver Ratio?

When an investor considers parking their money in haven assets and wonders whether gold or silver is the right choice, it’s a good idea to look at the spread.

How Miners Followed the Upward Correction in Precious Metals

Precious metals saw an up-day on July 20, 2017, after Mario Draghi said that policymakers would discuss potential changes in the bond-buying program in autumn.

In What Direction Are Precious Metals and Their Miners Moving?

Precious metals were on the path to recovery last week, mainly due to the fall witnessed by the US dollar. The U.S. Dollar Index fell ~1% in the week.

Platinum and Palladium: Market Insights in July 2017

When reading the platinum market, it’s important to analyze the comparative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio or spread.

Precious Metals Rebounded from Rough Week on July 17

On Monday, July 17, gold futures for August expiration closed at $1,233.7 an ounce after having touched the day’s high of $1,235.4 per ounce.

Precious Metals Fall as Bond Yields Rise. What's Next?

Precious metals saw a down day on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium traded lower due to a renewed increase in bond yields.

How Precious Metals Performed after July 7 Carnage

Gold futures for August expiration touched a low of $1,209.6 an ounce and ended the day at $1,212.1 on Monday, July 10.

Your Soft Commodities Price Updates as of July 11, 2017

On July 11, 2017, coffee prices were broadly positive for both the Arabica variety traded in the United States and the Robusta variety traded in London.

Why Precious Metals Tumbled on Friday, July 7

Precious metals saw a down day on Friday, July 7, 2017, as the US dollar scaled higher after the better-than-expected economic numbers.

Gold at 8-Week Low: What's Next?

On July 3, 2017, gold fell to an eight-week low of $1,218 per ounce, likely due to the revival in the equity markets and the rebound in the US dollar.

How Soft Commodity Prices Trended Last Week

In the week ending June 30, Arabica and Robusta coffee prices rose week-over-week.

Another Precious Metals Tumble: Your Key Recap

The more optimistic investors are about the economy, the less they need haven assets like gold and silver.

Precious Metals Today: What the Spreads Say

In the past month, silver has dropped 4.9%, while gold has dropped only 1.9%.

A Look at Global Concerns that Impact Precious Metals

Key factors that could affect gold include unrest in the Middle East, the next stage of Brexit, and President Trump’s ability to bring about financial reforms.

What Led to Gold's Revival on Friday

Gold prices rebounded on Friday, June 16, 2017, after the Thursday slump. Gold futures for July expiration rose 0.17% and gave a close at $1,255.1 per ounce.

How the Fed's Decision Affected Metals and Miners

As investors expected, the FOMC (Federal Reserve Open Market Committee) increased interest rates on Wednesday.

Reading the Gold Spread in Tandem with the Fed

The recent lift in the US dollar could have been due to the Fed’s June meeting, which will end on Wednesday, June 14.


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