|Day's range||1,465.50 - 1,482.50|
We’re looking for heightened volatility over the near-term because the U.S. Dollar is likely to wear many hats including investment and safe-haven currency. As an investment, it could feel pressure if U.S. Treasury yields continue to fall. As a safe-haven currency, it could rally if uncertainty over the details of the U.S.-China trade deal drive down demand for higher risk equity markets.
The market has been forming a rectangular chart pattern with a slight upside bias since bottoming at $1453.10 on November 12. The two higher bottoms at $1456.60 and $1463.00 and the two higher tops at $1489.90 and $1491.60 could be a sign of accumulation.
Silver markets rallied a bit during the week, breaking towards the $17.00 level before pulling back slightly. Currently, the market looks as if it is trying to consolidate a bit and decide its next move.
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Based on the early price action and the current price at 28129, the direction of the December E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures contract the rest of the session on Friday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to yesterday’s close at 28131.
The British pound spiked early on Friday after the election results confirmed a Tory victory in parliament. That being said though, the 1.35 level has been like a brick wall for this pair.
It can be certainly said that AUD/USD has surprised on the upside recently. Having reached several important resistances, and attempting breakout above them, what else can be said about the pair’s current and upcoming performance?
Silver prices are a whisker under the symbolic $17.00 level, as the metal continues to grind out slow-but-steady gains this week. The U.S. and China have reached a limited agreement in principle, which could put a cap on silver gains.
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(Bloomberg) -- Surging gold prices in India are keeping customs officials on their toes.Illegal inflows have jumped after the Indian government increased import taxes in July and prices surged to record highs in September. Customs officials have arrested people for attempting to smuggle in gold by concealing it in bags, clothes and their rectums. On one flight alone, officials caught 30 passengers trying to smuggle in 7.5 kilograms (16.5 pounds) of gold into Chennai.“The propensity to smuggle now is very high because every time you increase the tax rate, you give that much more incentive to smugglers,” P.R. Somasundaram, managing director for the region at the World Gold Council, said in an interview. “So it will continue like this unless measures are taken by not just the government but also the trade which shares an equal responsibility to obliterate the grey market.”Gold in India touched a record high of 39,885 rupees ($563) per 10 grams in early September on higher import taxes and as the U.S-China trade conflict and looser monetary policy boosted global benchmark spot prices. While bullion has since retreated from the all-time high, it’s still up 20% this year.Smuggled inflows of gold may jump 30% to 40% this year to 140 tons and rise more in 2020, N. Anantha Padmanaban, chairman of the All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council, said. It could also constitute a bigger percentage of India’s demand as official imports decline, rising to as much as 14% this year from 12% a year earlier, according to the WGC.A previous spate of smuggling occurred after India, which imports almost all of its gold, increased the tax three times in 2013 to control a record current-account deficit. Illegal inflows peaked at 225 tons in 2014 as smugglers attempted to bring in bullion, including via planes and trains.In just the two months of September and October this year, nearly 40% more gold was seized than the same period in 2018 from airports, railway stations and border states, data on the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s website showed. Data on the website is available only for the last four months of 2018, limiting year-on-year comparisons.There has been a jump in the smuggling of gold into India from China, Taiwanand Hong Kong, the DRI said. The trend suggests smuggling syndicates are using e-commerce platforms and couriers to smuggle gold into India by hiding it inhousehold and white goods, it said.“The higher import tax has led to not only the people who regularly smuggle gold to smuggle in the metal but it has encouraged even the lay man to go abroad and get some gold for their own consumption or to make money out of it,” All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council’s Padmanaban said by phone.Bullion is also increasingly being smuggled in from countries bordering India, including Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China and Bangladesh.“The government needs to bring down the customs duty and also allow jewelers to be a part of the gold monetization scheme so that the idle gold with people comes into the market and we can cut down on imports,” Padmanaban said.\--With assistance from Ganesh Nagarajan and Shruti Srivastava.To contact the reporter on this story: Swansy Afonso in Mumbai at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Phoebe Sedgman at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alpana SarmaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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Based on today’s price action and the current price at $1472.60, the direction of the market into the close is likely to be determined by trader reaction to $1474.10 to $1470.00.
Stock markets rally during the trading session on Thursday, based upon a tweet by Pres. Donald Trump that a deal with China was very close. We have seen this movie before.
The silver market went back and forth during the trading session on Thursday as traders continue to try to find some type of longer-term move.
Crude oil markets rallied a bit during the trading session on Thursday, as we continue to press major resistance. At this point in time though, we simply don’t have enough momentum to go anywhere.
Gold markets initially tried to rally during the trading session on Thursday but ran into a lot of resistance in the form of a downtrend line. Beyond that, we also have the 50 day EMA starting to influence the market as well.