Welcome Back – Key Points from the Festive Period – 05 January 2015

Welcome Back – Key Points from the Festive Period – 05 January 2015

An overview of key events over the holiday period

Presidential elections in Greece failed, Prime Minister has now dissolved parliament and national elections are set for 25 January. Markets are of course uneasy although, German magazine Der Spiegel reports that various German ministers have made several statements suggesting that the economic block is now in a much better position from which to weather a Greek exit if it becomes necessary.

While there are reasons to believe that any […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Monday, January 5, 2015|Categories: China, Crude Oil, Europe, Gold, Japan, Macros, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Gold pulls back as confidence returns to markets; investors appear to shrug off Greek vote

Commodity Update; Gold – 23 December 2014

Gold pulls back as confidence returns to markets; investors appear to shrug off Greek vote

After several weeks of strong gains gold pulled back last week as confidence returned to markets amidst less hawkish than expected statements from the FOMC and a sense of indifference to the first round of voting in the Greek parliament.

After reaching its highest level since October, gold pulled back to reach lows of $1170 in the current week. This places the metal on course to close the year […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Tuesday, December 23, 2014|Categories: Gold, Macros|0 Comments

Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

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 Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

Overview:

While there are many reasons for why UK investors could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 could be a good year for portfolio returns, we caution that there are a number of risk factors that will require careful assessment ahead of, and throughout the year.

Below we detail some of the most prominent risks which we believe UK investors will face throughout the year.

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Saturday, December 20, 2014|Categories: China, Crude Oil, Europe, Gold, Japan, Macro Timeline, Stock Reports, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Gold remains resilient, supported by economic and political risk

Commodity Update; Gold – 16 December 2014

Gold remains resilient, supported by economic and political risk

As political and economic uncertainty continued to build throughout the week, gold has found renewed support among the investor community, with strong offers repeatedly found at the $1190 level.

Key to price action for the precious metal has been ongoing uncertainty over the outcome of a Greek presidential vote and the implications for the nation’s future in the euro-zone. In addition the this, further uncertainty over both European and Chinese economies has also added impetus […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:54+05:30Tuesday, December 16, 2014|Categories: Gold, Macros|0 Comments

Gold resilient against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and political risk; rallies on Greece

Commodity Update; Gold – 09 December 2014

Gold resilient against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and political risk; rallies on Greece

Spot gold remained resilient throughout much of the last week, recovering well from its payroll induced plunge on Friday and going on the gain considerably from developments in peripheral Europe over Monday and Tuesday.

The recent gains were prompted by a downgrade to the Italian credit rating late on Friday, followed by a return of Greece to the headlines on Tuesday, both of which have served to unnerve investors.

By |2020-09-09T09:42:55+05:30Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Categories: Gold, Macros|0 Comments

Gold prices remain volatile as Swiss vote and economic data weigh; China & Japan econs, November payrolls and unemployment from the US in focus

Commodity Update; Gold – 01 December 2014

Gold prices remain volatile as Swiss vote and economic data weigh; China & Japan econs, November payrolls and unemployment from the US in focus

Gold prices came under fresh pressure last week as stronger than expected US GDP data and uncertainty over the likely outcome of a Swiss vote on gold reserves saw investors begin dumping the metal ahead of the Friday close.

Prices also came under further pressure at the open on Sunday night in the aftermath of a Swiss electoral decision not […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:58+05:30Tuesday, December 2, 2014|Categories: Gold, Macros|0 Comments
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