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China Stock Down On Monday Trade Report


© AFP/File | Shanghai stocks sank on May 9, 2016, on another weak Chinese trade report

HONG KONG (AFP) – Shanghai stocks sank on Monday on another weak Chinese trade report, but Tokyo was boosted by a weaker yen after US jobs data reinforced expectations for more interest rate hikes this year.Beijing at the weekend released figures showing exports fell almost two percent last month while imports plunged nearly 11 percent, stoking fresh fears about the state of the world’s number two economy. 440 more words

Yellen’s Interest Rate Intentions Good for Gold.  The Holmes SWOT

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis for the past week  by Frank Holmes – CEO and Chief Investment Officer, US Global Investors


  • The best performing precious metal for the week was silver, up 2.05 percent. 
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CRASH2: The 13 dopey assumptions of the Bubble dwellers

I didn’t post at all this morning, for myriad reasons. The US jobs data wasn’t published until 2.30pm CET, and so little of any import happens in the mornings preceding it – because all global markets are still Americentric. 594 more words

Copper: Potential double bottom

Commodities fell and metals traded near six-year low after August China’s Industrial Profits hit the lowest since October 2011 at -8.8% and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Lagarde spoke about global lower economic growth forecast around 3.4% in 2015, weaker than in 2014. 158 more words


Gold: Makes a 2nd inside week

Gold price has declined for two consecutive weeks after a regular two-week gain in the bullion market following the devaluation of the Chinese yuan on August 11. 186 more words