Oil and Gold Prices Rise in the Aftermath of Paris Terrorist Attacks

Published: 19 November, 2015 11:25

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks on Friday 13th November 2015, gold and oil prices rose while other markets such as travel and tourism-related stocks fell.

On Monday 16th November, the BBC reported that gold prices had risen by 1% since the attacks, while oil prices also rose as the market reacted to concerns about oil availability following the French air strikes in Syria.
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All that glitters may not be gold

Published: 10 November, 2015 12:36

Following what can only be called a massive downturn during the past year, futures in oil have failed to emerge from their continual slide. This is the fourth straight session of losses and many online commodity trading experts point to the questionable data out of China as the primary cause.

Should the second-largest economy in the world prove to be waning in terms of energy demands, oil may very well be in for a rough ride in the weeks and months ahead.
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Commodites Hit as China Flounders

Published: 24 August, 2015 11:39

A Golden Exodus?

The focus of online commodity trading news has centred around the events in China over the past few days. With the Shanghai Composite Index falling no less than 8.5% before slightly rebounding, investors in precious metals such as gold have been selling off some of their holdings in order to recuperate losses. As this metal has been performing considerably well over the past month, it only makes sense that such a liquidation occurred. However, some wonder as to whether or not online commodity traders will seek to buy back their holdings with the continued volatility of the markets. While China has announced that it is reducing its interest rates by 0.25%, some experts wonder if this will be sufficient to bolster their weakening economy. Thus, we may very well see a resurgence in gold prices as investors once again look for a traditional safe haven against the open markets. Read the full news post >>

Will the Oil industry crash? If so, it will be the worst in 45 years

Published: 29 July, 2015 07:48

Since June of this year, oil prices have fallen about 20 percent, what’s behind this downward trend is said to be OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and their choice not to reduce its range and availability. The international organization has the objective to coordinate and unite the organization-members oil policies. The idea is to keep the oil market stable so that consumers have a regular supply of oil, and that the oil-producers receives a steady income while the oil industry investors receive a fair return. Read the full news post >>

Gold is falling and silver is right behind

Published: 27 July, 2015 09:20

The US investment bank Morgan Stanley is concerned that the gold price is in decline and that the price of gold could fall as low as 800 dollars per ounce. News agency Bloomberg writes in an article that the bank believes that the time of high prices for precious metals is over and that a new era will begin with less price stability. Read the full news post >>

Gold and Oil: The Bears are Back in Town

Published: 21 July, 2015 11:31

Much of the recent online trading news has centred around the falls that both gold and oil have taken in recent weeks. For commodity investors, it seems that the bears have indeed taken the stage. Gold has fallen to less than $1,100 dollars an ounce; the first time that this level has been seen since March of 2010. From an even more drastic perspective, this signals that it is no less than 40 per cent below its all-time peak that was reached in August of 2011. As historically always occurs, this dip has been seen to reflect more positive economic data emerging from the United States. Additionally, Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen hinted that interest rates are likely to rise during the remainder of 2015. Read the full news post >>

Greece and EURO crisis – commodity trading news

Published: 1 July, 2015 11:50

During the past week, headlines have centred on the crisis in Greece and its default on Eur 1.6 billion (£1.1 billion) of loan repayments to the IMF. Euro zone ministers refused to extend its bailout, having failed to agree on some of the terms and conditions. The group chairperson (Dutch Finance Minister, Jeroen Dijsselbloem) had previously said it would be “crazy” to extend the Greek bailout beyond its Tuesday deadline. Nonetheless, judging from reports after a conference telephone call with other Euro zone ministers, this position may have ameliorated as a fresh Greek application for an aid programme of some €29.1bn was to be considered today (Wednesday).
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US Pacific Trade Deal Fails!

Published: 16 June, 2015 11:05

This week an important development in the financial world took place with President Obama experiencing defeat at home while trying to push through the deal between the US and 11 other Pacific nations. Obama had hoped to fast-track the deal through Congress to make progress more quickly to try and get the deal completed well before he hands over to his successor in less than two years. President Obama’s failure to advance this crucial deal through Congress has important ramifications for anyone actively involved with online commodity trading.

Oil and Gold this week: Gloom or Gains?

Published: 1 June, 2015 13:08

A Balancing Act?

The online commodity trading community has been carefully following the prices of oil during the past few months and some analysts believe that a slight price rise may be set for the near future.

Recently, it has been shown that stocks of crude in the United States fell for a fourth week in a row.

This was the primary cause of the rise of front-month Brent to $62.50 dollars a barrel (a gain of 40 cents).

Information released by the Energy Information Administration highlighted the fact that reserves within the United States fell by nearly 2.8 million barrels.
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Did you know that oil prices are lower today than 7 years ago?

Published: 28 May, 2015 11:25

When oil prices are as low as they are today, even lower than the crisis times in 2008! And with oil production showing absolutely no signs of slowing production something, commodity wise, has to give. So what should the online trading community make of all this?


OPEC has stated that they will not cut production and the non-OPEC oil is continuing to show production growth. This dramatic increase and change in non-OPEC has been triggered by the increase in Shale Oil, which was not factored into the 2010 OPEC forecast.
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