Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gold Price Drop

Gold price slumped sharply after briefly hit a record high of above U.S. $ 1,900 per ounce. This is the largest decline in gold price, so analysts began to re-think about the gold price rally is already peaked.

In the spot market, gold prices dropped of U.S. $ 90, after reaching record highs of U.S. $ 1911.46. The fall in gold price happens when Wall Street rose sharply, with the Dow Jones shot up to 2.5%.

In trading Tuesday (08/23/2011), price of gold recorded in the spot market fell 3.7% to U.S. $ 1,826.60. Gold recorded its biggest daily decline since February 2010.

Analysts warned the possibility of a sharp correction after rising gold price reached 8% in the last three sessions, or have already reached U.S. $ 400 per ounce since July.

Gold had reached a point where it moves U.S. $ 40-50 per ounce in a moment of commemoration. It's not a safe investment, obviously this is far from secure, but the riot. It is a psychological manifestation of the masses and this is frightening.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Job Opportunities as Clerk/Assistant

If you are looking for job, I have information about job opportunities that might be interesting and in accordance with you. find job is difficult today, so slightest chance of there must be exploited. The opportunities are as government jobs. I did not write the link directly, so you need to copy and paste into the address bar in your browser http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=97228460

Job Title: Clerk/Assistant
Department: Department Of The Air Force
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Job Announcement Number: SUM-438893-GS0303-1/4-OCA

SALARY RANGE: $17,803.00 - $31,871.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, February 28, 2011 to Friday, August 26, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-01/04
POSITION INFORMATION: Multiple Schedules Summer NTE Summer
DUTY LOCATIONS: Multiple duty locations - visit here:
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=97228460#duties for more info
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Student Temporary Employment Eligibles (STEP), VRA, 30% Disabled Veterans, Reinstatement, and Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)

JOB SUMMARY:
The mission of the USAF is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology to War fighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

*****THIS IS A STANDING REGISTER FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT ONLY*****

NOTE: THERE ARE NO SUMMER JOB VACANCIES AT SHAW AFB SC. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS LOCATION.

This Is A Standing Register For ANTICIPATED Vacancies. There May Or May Not Be Positions Which Become Available.

Applicants May Be Referred For Consideration As Vacancies Occur And Based On The Eligibility Claimed At The Time Of Application And When A Certificate Is Issued.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. Citizenship Required
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
This announcement is to fill anticipated Summer Positions Only
These are temporary summer positions with various not to exceed dates
Incumbent may be extended without further competition
Salary range encompasses GS-01 thru GS-04 and does not include locality

Duties
Additional Duty Location Info:

Few vacancies - Lackland AFB, TX; Few vacancies - Seymour Johnson, NC; Few vacancies - Langley AFB, VA; Few vacancies - Gunter AFB, AL; Few vacancies - Andrews AFB, MD; Few vacancies - Bolling AFB, DC; Few vacancies - Hickam AFB, HI; Few vacancies - Shaw AFB, SC; Few vacancies - Randolph AFB, TX; Few vacancies - Peterson AFB, CO; Few vacancies - Minot AFB, ND; Few vacancies - Nellis AFB, NV; Few vacancies - McChord AFB, WA; Few vacancies - Westover ARB, MA

The duties identified are at the GS-04 grade level. Duties at the lower grade levels are similar with less complexity and more supervisory instruction and review.
Answers the telephone and refers callers/visitors to appropriate personnel based on specific name or functional area request.
Picks up, received, opens, sorts, and distributes mail to appropriate individuals following specific instructions.
Prepares and maintains office records of various types.
Sorts, codes, and files documents using an established filing system and obtain information from files as requested.
Dispose of office records/files in accordance with established regulations and procedures.
Perform routine, miscellaneous clerical work.

Qualifications and Evaluations
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GS-01
US citizenship of legal age to work in the state you live and willing and able to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-02
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have at least three (3) months of general experience (general experience such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contact with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information.)

GS-03
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have at least six (6) months of general experience (general experience such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contact with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information.)

GS-04
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have at least one (1) year of general experience (general experience such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contact with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information.)

-OR-

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience visit here http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents, such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.

2. Knowledge of rules, procedures, or operations applied to clerical assignment to perform the routine, procedural work of the office, such as preparing and editing documents, maintaining files/records, screening telephone calls and visitors, and processing mail.

3. Knowledge of filing systems and procedures and the subject matter content of the materials being processed.

4. Ability to locate, assemble, and compose routine, non-technical information for recurring reports and inquiries.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact and courtesy.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review of your application. Your resume must reflect the experience you identified on the questionnaire. HR Specialists use your responses to the questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory appointment authority and qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

BENEFITS:
Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, visit here http://www.sss.gov/

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Visit here for more information. http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf


Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

To be considered for a vacancy, the complete Application Package must be submitted before a certificate is requested and issued. This is a standing register and only qualified/eligible applicants with complete applications will be referred as requests are received. It is recommended you submit a complete application at the time you apply.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, visit http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 438893. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Visit http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided at the time of application or prior to a certificate being issued, whichever occurs first, or you will miss consideration for that certificate.
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications, within 48 hours of notification. To expedite processing, please submit your substantiating documents at the time you apply. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here http://www.afciviliancareers.com/sites/default/files/AF%20Civilian%20Employment%20Eligibility%20Guide.pdf

STEP (Documentation to substantiate current student status)
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, visit http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800)382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102 Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONLY, TX 11111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
When a request to fill a vacancy is received, your application will be evaluated and if referred, you will receive a notice of referral. Please note: you will not receive any notices for Standing Register announcements other than acknowledgement, notice of rating, and referral notices should your application be referred to a Selecting Official for consideration and disposition notice on those referrals. Non-referral notices are not issued for Standing Register vacancies.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gold Price will Continue Shining



Gold price in world market continue to create a record as concerns about debt problems in the Euro-zone. The gold price today through US $ 1800 for the first time.

Price of Gold for December delivery had touched a new US $ 1801 per ounce in trading Wednesday (10/08/2011) local time before it closed at the level of US $ 1784.30 per ounce.

Increases also occurred in other commodities along with sinking stock markets. Gold used to be an alternative investment when the situation in financial markets bounced. Cash is king, and then the hard assets. People are worried about the decline in currency values and they feel the hard assets will always be valued.

Those who bought gold still see a problem in the U.S. and the EU, an unstable currency markets, as well as the decline in world economic growth. They all refer to gold as the world's most powerful currency.

While the price of gold for current delivery closed at 1781.30 U.S. dollars, an increase over the previous close at 1740.00 the position of the U.S. dollar.

Markets still hit by fears of global economic circumstances. In addition, the riots in London, England are poised to trigger the price of gold continued to bullish. Strengthening gold price reflects not only fear about the Standard & Poor 's ratings. Moreover, the price of gold reflects the overall posture of the currency markets and world economy.

Earlier, JPMorgan Investment Bank on Tuesday (09/08/2011) estimate the spot price of gold will continue to go up to 2,500 U.S. dollars per troy ounce (31.1 grams) at the end of the year. JP Morgan's new estimate is 39 percent higher than the previous estimate of US $ 1800. In addition to JP Morgan, another banks have also changed the estimated the price of gold.

Gold price volatility is also high, due to reduction of U.S. credit ratings. Analyst Colin Fenton and Jonah Waxman said that time before the downgrade, they estimate the price of gold will reach US $ 1800 per troy ounce by the end of this year. But with the present circumstances it seems this view is very conservative.

The new estimate is about US $ 800 higher than the price of gold now. Previously, other bank, Goldman Sachs also increases its gold price forecast. Goldman said his economists have estimated the possibility of U.S. recession is one in three, and probably will happen within the next six months. However, the estimated price by Goldman is much lower than the estimate of JP Morgan.

Goldman estimate the spot price of gold will reach 1645 per troy ounce in three months and 1730 per troy ounce in the next six months.

Morgan Stanley, ANZ, UBS, MF Global and Barclays Capital last week also revised its estimate of the gold price in their research. While gold producers like Barrick Gold (ABX), AngloGold Ashanti (AU) and Randgold Resources (GOLD) also projected gold price keeps rising in recent days.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Shiny Gold Price

Gold price for December delivery rose U.S. $ 22.8 to U.S. $ 1,644.5 per troy ounce on the New York commodity exchange (NYMEX). Gold price even rose to the highest level at U.S. $ 1,646.8 per troy ounce. While gold prices on Tuesday, August 2 in the spot market rocketed to nearly U.S. $ 30, according to Kitco gold index.

Silver prices also rose 78 cents to $ 40.09 per troy ounce, while the U.S. dollar index against six major currencies rose 0.22 percent to 74.48.

Having the certainty of rising U.S. debt problem. Congress supports the government's proposal to raise the debt limit of a maximum of U.S. $ 2.4 trillion. The current maximum debt of U.S. is now $ 14.3 trillion. Thus, this limit be increased to U.S. $ 16.5 trillion. Investors now see the economic outlook is less bright. Concerns over global economic growth which is running slow is a major factor soaring price of gold.

Poor economic data from the recent economic growth, the manufacturing index up to personal shopping, plus cuts in the budget of U.S. $ 2.5 trillion through the next 10 years clearly makes the U.S. economy difficult to grow. The high threat of U.S. debt downgrades also triggered the fall of share prices on Wall Street overnight more than one percent.

The fall of stock prices make precious metals as a safe haven (a place to park funds that are considered the most secure) to push the gold price surge. Bank of Korea announced the purchase of gold as much as 25 tons in the last two months also contributed trigger a gold price of getting glowing.

Purchases valued at U.S. $ 1.24 trillion, with prices around U.S. $ 1.550 an ounce, marking the country's purchases of gold for the first time since 1998. The central bank is likely to make a purchase of gold when they need to diversify its foreign exchange reserves as well as for long term investment.

The purchase of gold by central banks to make Korea reserves in gold of almost 40 tons, is still too small. Compared gold reserves of the U.S. central bank which reached 78 percent and Portugal's central bank which reached 84 percent, according to the World Gold Council's (WGC)

This purchase making gold prices continued to move up and remind us that other countries will also do the same. Official institutions in the first quarter of this year has made a purchase as much as 129 tons of gold, according to a report request from the WGC.

Since the second quarter of 2009, central banks in developing countries have been buying precious metals. One of the biggest is China. Over the last five years, China's central bank has increased its gold reserves up to 1054 tonnes from the previous only 600 tons. Currently its reserves in gold has just reached 1.6 percent. Can be imagined, if China wants to increase its reserves in gold up to 3 percent, then it takes as much as 1,000 tons of gold!

China is the largest gold producer with production reaching 340 tons of gold per year while India is the largest gold consumer. Purchases of gold that carried China's central bank is to balance the proportion of foreign exchange reserves which have slumped due to the fall of the dollar since the debt crisis and economic slowdown.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Increasingly Expensive, Gold Price New Record

The gold price back to a new record. The contract price of gold rose to the highest record at 1675.90 per troy ounce position in trading Wednesday (03/08/2011) local time after the U.S. economy signaled slowing due to debt issues. It boosted demand for gold as a safe haven.

One of the U.S. economic slowdown signal is a Moody's Investors Service statement that said the U.S. debt rating will likely be trimmed. Yesterday, the agency had also changed the U.S. credit rating outlook to negative.

As a note, the contract price of gold for December delivery rose 21.80 dollars or 1.3 percent, to 1666.30 U.S. dollars on the Comex, New York. Earlier, the price of gold was in the position of 1675.90 U.S. dollars per troy ounce, the highest level in history.

Throughout the year, the history of gold prices have surged 17 percent and scored the highest record of its time. Investors want the gold for safety. They shy away from volatile currency movements, the weakening economy, and political instability. As long as the situation is still bad, investors will buy gold to hedge. Gold is an international currency, its value is not affected by inflation. Gold also accepted everywhere and forever.

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