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Cryptocurrencies will Never Replace Gold for a Number of Good Reasons

Would the gold price be higher today if massive amounts of money weren’t flowing into bitcoin? Both assets, after all, are sometimes favored as safe havens. They’re decentralized and accepted all over the world, 24 hours a day. Transactions are anonymous. Supply is limited. But I don’t think for a second that cryptocurrencies will ever replace gold, for a number of good reasons. Here’s why.

King Dollar Doomed - Massive Collapse Looms as Rally Fizzles, Rush to Gold

Countries around the world would soon stop trading commodities like oil in the US dollar, something we’re already seeing with China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, all of which are preparing non-dollar, gold-backed mechanisms of exchange. After a near term bounce, the US dollar is going to be very weak… and then it’s going to go much, much lower while you see a massive rush for gold.

Here's The Fundamental That Matters Most To The Price Of Gold

There are the positive geopolitical fundamentals & positive economic fundamentals (that we all know about) for the price of gold. In relative terms, none of these fundamentals count. There is one more important fundamental for the price of gold. Not only is it the most important fundamental, but it involves a variable which dwarfs all other fundamentals in magnitude — combined.

Gold and Silver Test Key Support Zones on Dollar Bounce

Gold and silver currently find themselves in the red for the month of Sept. But the dollar could very easily weaken again. If buyers manage to defend their ground around $1,276 in gold & $16.80 in silver & they go on to rise back, then the bullish trend would re-establish. Also a correction in US stock markets, tighter monetary conditions & raised geopolitical risks could boost the appetite for gold and silver.

Dollar Rebounds while the Yen starts it's Descend

On Sept 19th 2017, the dollar reached its highest level since July last year. On the very day that the dollar began to ascend, and the yen to descend, once more, the Trump Administration put the dollar into doubt again with Trump’s aggressive speech against North Korea at the UN. This is likely to destabilize the dollar once more and to cause traders to turn to the yen as a more reliable option.

World's Biggest Hedge Fund Manager: Bitcoin Is A Bubble, Gold Is Money

There are two things that are required for a currency. The first thing is that you can transact in it, it’s a medium of exchange. The second thing is it’s a store of value. Bitcoin today…you can’t spend it very easily. Unlike gold, let’s say, which reflects the value of money, its more stable than the value of money, bitcoin is a highly speculative market. – Ray Dalio.

Unwise to be Short on Gold or Silver as Dollar & Stock Market Crash Loom Large

Gold is already up by almost 15% so far in 2017, fueled by the falling dollar. A weak dollar, coupled with a technical breakout, should continue to push gold prices higher, possibly toward $1,600. A major international banking crisis is inevitable & likely to occur fairly soon. A stock market crash is likely to push many banks to that point of failure. So it would be very unwise to be short gold or silver now.

Will Yuan Priced Crude Oil Futures Backed by Gold be Appealing to Oil Exporters?

China is preparing to launch a crude oil futures contract denominated in Yuan. Backing the yuan-priced futures with gold would be appealing to oil exporters, especially to those who would rather avoid US dollars in trade. It is a mechanism which is likely to appeal to oil producers who prefer to avoid using dollars & are yet not ready to accept being paid in yuan for oil sales to China.

Is a US Dollar Rally Imminent or will Gold and Silver Continue Rising?

The past three weeks have seen a sharp increase in Commercial long liquidation coupled with accelerated shorting but the aggregate number of shorts is still well below the level seen at major tops in the summer of 2016 and with gold approaching U.S.$1,400 per ounce. The risk in this assumption that the U.S. Dollar index ($USD) is about to stage a reversal to the upside, forcing the algo’s to sell gold.

Gold Prices may be Slow to Rise, but the Direction seems Completely Certain

Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken. The factors driving the dollar lower are several & disparate. Here is a summary of these trends & explains why the consequence appear certain to drive gold, priced in dollars, much higher.

Blockchain Revolution is Gunning for the $27 Billion Gold Market Trading

About $27 billion of gold changes hands every day in over-the-counter markets where settlements can sometimes take days, leaving price risk for buyers & sellers. Using blockchain promises more transparency, security & speedier deals. It also could attract new participants at a time when investors are souring on gold-backed ETFs, a key source of growth in physical demand over the past decade.

Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Gold is rare enough to be a true store of value. There’s no danger of it becoming ubiquitous, even if a dozen super-high-grade deposits were discovered tomorrow. If ever the lights go out, due to an electromagnetic pulse, either as an act of war or through a strong solar flare, Bitcoin will vanish instantly. Physical gold, on the other hand, will still be there and ready to use as needed.

Dollar nowhere near Bottoming out, Gold nowhere near Topping out

Despite two rate hikes & impending balance sheet reduction, the 10-year yield has moved 15% lower since early March while USD has been weakening, both contrary to many forecasts. While USD has been falling, Gold has rallied over $200 since December 2015 to its current mark at 1,276.70. Now there are many potential catalysts to move make the 20%+ seen in Gold look small.

Supremacy of US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency is Doomed

A relief rally is likely in the US dollar, although that doesn’t mean the rally will get very far, nor that the dollar’s downtrend is done. While several indicators are suggesting that it will take at least a breather here, if it does break down the consequences for the dollar are likely to be dire—and this could be the message of the super bullish gold and silver.

Gold or Bitcoin - What's more likely to be Valuable a Hundred Years from now?

If you were to ask me which I think is more likely to be around a hundred years from now, it’s gold… every time. Nothing has usurped it for millennia as a globally-accepted medium of exchange or store of value, and I don’t think bitcoin will do so either. Gold can’t be altered. Bitcoin runs on a protocol that can be changed. Gold has stood the test of time of thousands of years. Bitcoin is just beginning.

Stock Market Meltdown - Real Test for Gold & Cryptocurrencies

The real test for gold and the cryptocurrencies is going to come when the stock market enters bear-market territory. Gold provided a solid safe-haven during earlier financial crisis & will likely do so again. Bitcoin and Ethereum have the potential to do so, but they are unproven and carry additional risks. It all comes down to your risk tolerance. Do you want to shoot for the moon or want stability?

Dollar's Long-term Downtrend will have Positive Impact on Gold Prices

The charts for the dollar index continue to look grim. On the 8-month chart we can see it dropping away beneath a parabolic downtrend that is accelerating to the downside. If this parabolic downtrend continues to force the dollar lower it should have a positive impact on the gold price, although it hasn’t thus far. Further significant weakness in the dollar should of course be bullish for gold and silver.

Why Currencies Unbacked by Gold - the Sound Money are Doomed to Collapse

Money is the anchor in a transaction, and contrasts with the subjective value placed on goods. This article explains the money side of prices, and why government currencies, unbacked by gold, are doomed to collapse. And why gold, which is the sound money chosen by markets throughout history, will retain or increase its purchasing power measured in the goods it buys over the coming years.

GOLD, SILVER or BITCOIN - Where Would You Prefer Investing?

Most investors who have been concerned about the massively inflated Bubble Markets and the Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history, have been investing in gold and silver. However, a new kid on the block, called Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies, have gained a lot of attention due to the huge increase in their prices over the past few months. So which would you choose to invest in?

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