Friday, September 28, 2012

Factors that Drive Gold Prices This Week


Gold prices recorded the highest increase in the last two weeks in New York (Sept 27th). Bloomberg data shows, at 13:42 am New York time, the price of gold futures for December delivery rose 1.5% to U.S. $ 1,780.50 per troy ounce in Comex, New York. This is the highest gain in two weeks, with increasing expectations for additional stimulus from the Chinese and the growing concerns in the Euro zone due to the new austerity measures by the Spanish. Spain announced new measures to cut budget expenditures and forming an independent authority to oversee the government's pledge to cut the budget.

Economic uncertainty in Europe makes the price of gold rose. Throughout the year, the price of gold has soared by 14% and jumped 11% in the third quarter. Positive trend in gold prices this time triggered by the actions of central banks increasing stimulus to revive the economy. The increase in the price of gold is also associated with investors betting on China stimulus. They speculated, the government of China will be poured more stimulus to support the economy. Conditions that could potentially boost demand for gold as the safest investment.

News about China's has positive impact on gold prices. The price of gold continues to maintain its position up since the announcement of the Fed's stimulus. As you know, the Federal Reserve on Sept. 13 announced a third round of quantitative easing program to boost the global economy. This has sparked fears that the dollar would cluck over rising inflation.

Plus this month, the European Center Bank plans to buy bonds member states to combat the European debt crisis. While the Bank of Japan injects funds worth 10 trillion yen, equivalent to U.S. $ 128 billion to fund the purchase of assets. While in China, the local government agreed to increase infrastructure spending.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

the Gold Price Recovery

Gold prices moved up today after yesterday gold has corrected from its highest point in seven months. Some stimulus measures from the central bank is still expected to be able to limit the weakening of gold. the price of gold is recovering from the low point during the week in the previous session when the gold price was down with the prices of other commodities, while data from Germany blew negative news regarding the global economic growth, giving a boost to the U.S. dollar. Investors continued to hunt for gold, sent of ownership in ETF to a high record, with the expectation that the stimulus measures by the central bank will continue to support positive movement for gold price. Spot gold moved up 0.1% to $ 1,765.85 an ounce, after falling to a low week at the $ 1,755.30 in the previous session. While U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $ 1,768.50. Easing of monetary policy in such a way was triggered investors to take refuge in gold in order to keep the risk of rising inflation in case of more money printing by central banks. Besides the condition of low interest rates also contributed to gold's appeal. Most analysts still view the current weakness in gold prices is temporary, with the target rising to a level of $ 1.950 is still considerable potential.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

the Gold Price Predictions of the Week: Gold to Pass $ 1700



Gold Rebounds just started. Gold steady for traded near a five month high on Monday, supported by the head of the Federal Reserve's indication last week that the U.S. central bank may take action to stimulate growth and also by evidence of a significant increase in investor demand.

Gold rally seems to be triggered by quantitative easing. It was the beginning of a boost up towards US$ 1700. Gold will come out of the movement ranging and will pass the US $ 1700 due to the central bank's monetary easing. Gold is trying to get past the psychological resistance level of $ 1700 and when it successfully penetrated there will be additional potential price increase of US $ 100.

Supply disruption and the stimulus expectations are the main factors driving of gold prices today and overall has pushed prices to a level that is high enough.

Since Bernanke's comments at Jackson Hole on Friday, most analysts see there are still opportunities of gold to penetrate the highest level in 2012. In addition there are many additional evidence that the interest of investors for gold has rise again both in terms of physical gold demand from the jewelry industry in particular, besides a fundamental factor still suggest rising gold prices and speculative actions of investors in ETF gold assets recently reported to reach the highest record this week.

But that is quite interesting, increase in the price of gold for euro more rapidly than the price of gold for the U.S. dollar, which gold prices in the euro has surpassed the highest level in 2012, and to within 2% of the highest price of gold last year's.

Looking ahead, traders will await the ECB monetary policy and commentary ECB President, Mario Draghi on Thursday. Estimated that the interest of investors for gold is enhanced if the ECB to take steps to increase the stimulus as well as the response of investors to the policy of the Fed.

Technically, it could be a bullish intra day penetration but requires consistent and daily closing above the US$ 1704 area to trigger further bullish momentum targeting the next resistance targets in US$ 1712 and US$ 1731. Nearest support visible in the area in US$ 1681, dropped again below the area is still an opportunity to correct short-range US$ 1675. But the weakness in this phase are still reasonable and can be considered to be temporary, as long as the price is still stuck above the US$ 1660 area, the bullish scenario is still more dominant.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Gold Prices Depressed to the worst quarterly decline since 2004?

The price of gold contract for delivery in August recorded a rise of 0.2% to U.S. $ 1552.90 per troy once on the Comex, New York, after yesterday (June 28), dropped to its lowest level since June 1st.

At 6:03 pm Singapore time, the future contract at the level of U.S. $ 1552.70 per troy ounce. If calculated, since the end of March, gold prices have tumbled 7.1% and to the worst quarterly decline since 2004. Meanwhile, gold prices in the spot market is not much to record changes in the position of U.S. $ 1552.50 per troy ounce.

On the other hand, the contract price of silver for September delivery was not much change in the position of U.S. $ 26.325 per troy ounce. Yesterday, the same contract fell to its lowest level in 19 months. If calculated per quarter, the decline in the price of silver has reached 19%.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gold Price Predictions this Week - the Price of Gold will still be Depressed

The price of gold will continue to decline. Analysts predict a week gold prices will continue to go down and hard uphill. Economic data in the United States and European countries that still have not recovered to be the reason.

Policy of the Fed coupled with the release of economic data that does not encouraging the market threaten gold prices. Some of the data are manufacturing data in Philadelphia dipped to -16.6 from -5.8 previous level. Similarly, U.S. home sales in May fell to 4.55 million from 4.62 million previously.

European economic data has also not good. Such as, the European Union manufacturing data in June plunged for five months. Meanwhile, Moody 's Investors Service cut its rating of the world's top 15 banks. This raised fears Europe's fiscal condition.

Last week was a bad week for the price movement of gold. Previously, the market had hoped to ease Europe's debt crisis and the U.S. continued stimulus. All hope was dashed after the G-20 meeting did not produce a solution which could dampen further volatility crisis. To date, there has been no sentiment that could lift gold back to the level of U.S. $ 1,600 for a week. As long as gold price does not meet the level of U.S. $ 1,520 during this week the pressure drop can still be restricted.

Technically, gold prices still consolidation, tend to weaken. It was shown from the Bollinger band indicator 20 is under the middle Bollinger confirm bearish trend in gold. Moving Average is also close to 80% lower Bollinger. Stochastic weakened. There are only two indicators showed a positive signal that the Moving Average Convergence Divergence and Relative Index Streght. Therefore, gold price predictions of the week will move in the U.S. $ 1,550.23 - U.S. $ 1585.70.

Gold prices that are cheap actually allows the budget hunting action of the world's largest gold consumer. However, the economic conditions of China and India as the largest importer of gold is slowing. Automatically, the demand for gold is also reduced. Investors can not expect an increase because the two countries will not buy gold in large quantities.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gold Prices Fell in Line with Euro

Declining number of risky assets, including declining demand for gold occurred after the U.S. Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) data in April that weak so that investors are concerned that people's purchasing power will also decrease because the economy weakens. The U.S. NFP number that appears much lower than expected, has boosted demand for the currency market with the status of safe haven as the U.S. dollar, so that automatically help weaken gold denominated in U.S. dollars. Today, gold prices are in U.S. $ 1637.30

But the decline in gold is limited by speculation among investors where the weakening economy would likely trigger additional policy easing from Federal Reserve. Previously, the market is still reminded by the attitude of the governor of the Fed - Ben Bernanke said that QE3 depends on the future economic data.

In addition, gold prices fell as the election results in Europe adds to the anxiety of Europe's debt crisis, after the candidate from the Socialist Party Francois Hollande defeat in Nicholas Sarkozy the election of President on Sunday. Other than that Greece party's pro-bailout suffered a major defeat.

That raises doubts about the ability of Europe to seek measures budget austerity due to this defeat, leading to the strengthening U.S. dollar to its highest level and trigger a 3-week Euro weakness and also gold.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Gold Price Eroding

Futures gold prices for June delivery in New York are flat today. At 8:16 pm Melbourne time, the gold contract for June delivery was in the position of U.S. $ 1636.40 per troy ounce. Throughout this week, gold prices for this contract was down by 1.7%.

Meanwhile, the contract price of gold for fast delivery are also not much listed changes in the level of U.S. $ 1636.07 per troy ounce. Thus, throughout the week, gold prices for this contract was down 1.6%.

While the contract price of silver for July delivery rose 0.3% to U.S. $ 30.09 per troy ounce and is toward a weekly decline of 4.2% this week.

Yesterday, gold prices recorded the biggest drop in three weeks after the European Central Bank refrained from adding more stimulus into the financial system at a meeting in Barcelona.

The factors causing the price of gold fell
Gold is now seen as a physical commodity rather than a safe haven asset or hedging tools. The decline in gold prices occurred after unemployment data (Jobless Claims) in some countries jumped sharply. This is fueling the fears that the global economy will slow. Mere information, the unemployment rate in Europe surged to its highest level in 15 years.

In addition, gold ownership in exchange-traded products fell to its lowest level in three months. The data compiled by Bloomberg show, yesterday (May 2), gold ownership in ETP fell to 2381.045 per metric ton. This is the lowest level since February 1.

Another factor in the decline in gold prices is the strengthening U.S. dollar against the euro.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gold Price is Still Under Pressure

Gold prices fell on Wednesday as the decline in the stock market and other commodities, following a disappointing employment data of U.S. private sector and weak physical demand, adding to the decline in gold for the second day. Gold, which this year follows the performance of risky assets, is under pressure after ADP report showed the addition of workers of at least in seven months in April, adding to worries that the economy has lost its momentum.

Market players said the ADP data, does not seem strong enough to alter the view that good U.S. economic data recently has eroded expectations of additional quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. The gold market is awaiting the data of April nonfarm payrolls on Friday for clues about whether the U.S. central bank will keep interest rates near zero for several years and use the stimulus to boost economic growth. News on Friday will have a big impact on gold prices. Unless payrolls data on Friday is bad, it's not going to drive up prices based on expectations of QE.

Precious metals traded down with the movement of gold prices continued to show weakness in early trading in Asian session. Release of U.S. jobs data that misses the prediction failed encourage investor interest in gold. It is also due to comments from members of the central bank indicating that the new stimulus measures will not be done in the near future.

The price of gold at $ 1,652.10 / ounce, drop $ 1.60 from its closing level in New York, silver at $ 30.60/ ounce, down 5 cents, platinum at $ 1,558.50 / ounce, drop 50 cents and palladium at $ 664.80/ ounce, down 20 cents.

In terms of technical, gold resistance level in the range of 100-day MA at $ 1.670 / ounce.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Improved Performance of U.S. Manufacturing, Gold Down

Gold prices climbed on Monday in the improving technical outlook which can increase the gain last week, but gold closed slightly down for the month of April. Gold fell about 0.2% in April, for the third month and the longest monthly decline since 2000. A number of strong U.S. data and waning hopes of additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve has eroded the investment interest in gold.

Gold declined from a high level of 2 weeks on Tuesday as the dollar rallied due to the U.S. manufacturing sector data better than expected, dismissed speculation that the Federal Reserve will again ease monetary policy to boost the economic growth. The increase in U.S. manufacturing activity would provide additional evidence would not need further monetary injections from the Federal Reserve.

Without confirmation of support from the Fed on the U.S. economy, the rise in gold can be limited in the short term. In the near future, I do not see the possibility of gold through the $ 1700 level. Gold needs a catalyst to continue the rally. Can say, the level of $ 1.700 per troy ounce and above require other potential catalysts that trigger the Quantitative Easing (QE). It is definitely a very loose monetary policy would continue, but whether there is a need for QE III.

However, I do not see the potential for a significant fall in gold prices. Gold seems to have scored the lowest prices, and this can be a good start to add precious metals ownership.
We are in a condition where the market does not just follow the fundamentals, but more dependent on the market sentiment. The latest news is very influential on the price movement of gold.

The latest news is being awaited: release of U.S. payrolls data on Friday. This news would be one of the things that affect the price of gold. This news would be one of the trigger price of gold. If it's a bad news would raise the price of gold.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Physical Gold Demand in India Declined

Gold futures contracts fell for three consecutive months following the concerns of physical demand in India declined and the Spanish economy entered recession in the second condition since 2009. Investors prefer cash now considering European.

Gold futures contract for June delivery slipped 60 cents to 1664.2 per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams) on Monday (4/30/2012) at 1:44 PM, at the Comex in New York. This price has dropped 0.5 percent in April. The price has declined for 3 months is the longest decline since March 2001.

Physical gold demand in India in the festival Akshaya Tritiya, which is a momentum to buy gold in India last week, demand for physical gold was disappointing. This condition was exacerbated by the strengthening U.S. dollar against euro after reports that Spain's economy declined during the first quarter of 2012. In terms of physical demand, purchasing gold in India was not shining. that's the problem.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Gold Prices are still Stable

Gold prices hold near the high level for 2 weeks on Monday linked the prospect of a safe-haven buying, with the U.S. dollar is depressed due to the release of GDP data under estimates and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to ease policy to trigger the economic growth.

The U.S. economy, the world's largest economy expanded 2.2% to annual basis within 3 months of this year, below economists' expectations at 2.5%.

The spot price of gold almost did not experience any movement in the $ 1,663.04 per troy ounce, gold has moved up to $ 1,667.11 last Friday, its highest price since 13 April, after the release of disappointing U.S. growth data and fears of European debt that triggered the investment request.

U.S. gold contract for June barely moved in the $ 1,664.20 per troy ounce. Precious metals mixed with gold traded at a high level of two weeks in early Asian trading. Precious metals are experiencing intense pressure this month, closed at $ 1,667.80 / oz.

Gold price is expected bullish and move at the potential area to $ 1.700 - $ 1.717 / ounce.

Interest in gold from the official sector and supported by physical demand on the stock trading is still strong, but the ability of gold to restore the safe haven interest in the near future is still not strong due to market conditions re-focus on European countries.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Let's Watch U.S. GDP Data and the condition of Europe

Accurate data is very important to making good business plan. Therefore, the release of data from an institution so long awaited by businesses, including investors.

The emergence of the U.S. GDP data release on Friday may give directions guide the movement of financial markets, as investors seek guidance signals from the country that still gives a mixed signal. While the GDP data is considered as guidelines that likened see previous events, traders hope that this report can be a road map for the momentum that will emerge in the second quarter.

Jobs data itself is still a major concern after data showed the weakness in March that the non-farm payroll numbers that come up with half of number that appears in February. An increase in weekly unemployment claims provided by the weak increase of 120,000 jobs in March, has raised fears for the strengthening of the non-farm payrolls in April, which will be released next week. Jobless claims are at levels higher than Thursday, which appeared in number 388 000, beyond expectation of 375,000.

Meanwhile, from Europe, S & P cuts debt rating of Spanish
Standard & Poor's 500 cut its debt rating of Spain as much as one level of A to BBB +. S & P argued that Spain should continue to provide fiscal support to the banking sector as the contraction in their economy. In addition, S & P also lowered the short-term debt rating of Spain from A-1 to A-2. As for the outlook of this debt ratings is negative.

Just information, the burden of the cost of debt term of 10 years Spain has jumped about 70 basis points so far this year. This causes the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hard to convince investors about the Spanish economy, in the midst of high unemployment and a contraction in the economy.

S & P saw Spain's budget will continue to be eroded amid the economic contraction that occurs. At the same time, they also see that the Spanish government will be poured even more fiscal support to the banking sector. As a consequence, there will be an increased risk in Spain.

Gold Prices Jump

Today, contract price of gold recorded the highest rise in the last two weeks. At 13:48 (26/4) New York time, the price of gold contract for June delivery rose 1.1% to U.S. $ 1660.50 per troy ounce on the Comex, New York. This is the biggest jump since April 12nd. If calculated, the price of gold has surged 6% so far this year.

There are a number of factors that allegedly affect the gold price movements. First, the market speculated that the Federal Reserve will increase flushing the stimulus program to boost the U.S. economy.

Second, the U.S. Labor Department data showed an increase in jobless claims from the estimated market last week. Just you know, the number of Americans who filed initial jobless claims fell 1,000 residents to 388 000 in week ending April 21 from the previous week as many as 389 000. Meanwhile, the median 48 economists surveyed by Bloomberg predict as many as 375,000. U.S. labor market began to slow. This will encourage the Fed to conduct policy easing. This is the focus of investors today.

Not only gold, silver contract prices are also soaring. Silver futures prices for July delivery jumped 2.8% to U.S. $ 31.276 per troy ounce on the Comex in New York. This is the biggest jump since April 12nd.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gold Prices Move Sideways

Gold futures fell to its lowest level in two weeks, today (23/4) at 13:42 pm New York time, the price of gold contract for June delivery fell 0.6% to U.S. $ 1632.60 per troy ounce on the Comex in New York. In the previous transaction, the contract price of gold dropped to U.S. $ 1623.60 per troy ounce, its lowest level since April 5. Throughout this month, gold prices have fallen 2.4%.

The decline in gold price occurred as the strengthening of U.S. dollar which in turn cut the demand for gold as an alternative investment. Just information, the mighty U.S. dollar by 0.6% against of currencies in the world. Meanwhile, according to the prediction of Markit Economics and HSBC Holdings Plc, China manufacturing data is predicted will experience a contraction for the next six months. There is anxiety and investors want to hold cash. In addition, the level of production in China is also expected to disappoint investors.

Physical demand for gold is currently very low. Physical gold demand from India and China -two of the largest gold consumer- are relatively decreased after February. Later in, investor interest in gold has begun to fade. Gold price movements are influenced by the strengthening of dollar and the stock market.

The price of gold is expected to get under pressure this week, as the prospect of global stock markets are depressed. Concerns over the condition of the European market and economic data the United States is below expectations, potentially dim out the gold.

Gold is still likely to move horizontally in a limited range (sideways) U.S. $ 1,600 per troy ounce, waiting for a more powerful sentiment.
Economic data now show the movement of gold tends to follow the direction of other assets. Gold prices this week are still able to survive at a low level of between U.S. $ 1,630-US $ 1,680 per troy ounce.

Continuation of U.S. monetary policy became the main determinant of the prospects of this precious metal prices. Well, at the current price range is relatively cheap, gold could potentially be hunted by investors. It could hoist the price but not big.

Given the weekly cycle, Thursday is the perfect time to buy gold. On that day, the most depressed gold to back up on Friday.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Euro Stronger, Gold Prise Rose

Spanish bond auction results received positively by the market player has improved a good sentiment and helped boost the performance of Gold prices back above $ 1642 per troy ounce, while the U.S. dollar still fell -0.06%.

Eurozone fiscal mess has overshadowed the investor within a few years, the impact on gold is quite volatile, as investors attempt to discount any situation that often changed in short term.

This makes the price of gold moves wildly in the range of $ 1615 and $ 1685 depending on the latest developments on the global growth or new concerns about the debt crisis problem.

The results of the Spanish bond auction succeeded in giving relief, where the demand for Spanish bonds worth 2.5 billion euros is quite solid, and the resulting yield on the 10-year tenure in the secondary market stays below 5.9%, as well as insurance against Spain bond defaults also has eased.

For the future, the focus will shift in macroeconomic factors, through reports U.S. weekly jobless benefit claims, existing home sales data and businesses survey on Philadelphia area. Monitored so far Gold traded higher. Gold futures posted gains. At 13:50 New York time, the price of gold contract for June delivery rose 0.1% to U.S. $ 1641.40 per troy ounce in Comex, New York.

Gold price increase coincided with the retention rate of the strengthening of U.S. dollar. One reason is the statement of the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde who affirm that the IMF funding would be raised significantly in the middle of Europe's debt crisis. Conditions that boosted demand for gold as an alternative investment.

Euro rose today, this is good news for gold. This means that more money will flow in the financial markets and it's good for the movement of gold.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nokia Gets Junk

Earlier this week Nokia has received bad news. Monday (16/4) world class rating agency, Moody's Investor Services to downgraded the Finnish company. Moody's decision exactly the same as Standard & Poor's who downgraded Nokia in March.

Nokia was forced to slam its investment rating to below the level of junk. Details in the trim from Baa2 to Baa3. A fairly sharp decline is the reason for Moody's gave this rating. Nokia's stock performance listed the worst in 15 years.

Nokia's efforts to make the transition with Microsoft Corp. failed to embrace the view of Moody's ward. Reasonable this is happening, given that last year the former king of the mobile phone also did not release many products. Last year Nokia introduced its new smart phone product named Lumia. Nokia is difficulty competing with the iPhone and Android.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Gold Price Prediction of the Week : Gold Price Dropped


Gold prices fell -0.32% overall on Monday, after a rebound from its lowest point in the range of $ 1642 per troy ounce after U.S. retail sales data are positive. However reinforcement is still limited due to the tension of Spanish outlook on Thursday ahead of bond auctions this week, prompting profit-taking gold to cover losses on other assets. Fear of inability to get its finances in Spain under control has boosted the cost of bond insurance - in the event of default to the Spanish - to the highest levels record.

Others negative catalysts of gold are the economic slowdown in China, as well as the strengthening dollar factor, plus the physical gold demand from India which has not recovered significantly. Gold trading volume was still below the level of trade last year, even in the month of April only reached 61 percent of trading volume during the month of March. This indicates Gold fever mainly from China appear to have subsided.

Investment managers, including hedge funds and other large speculators have cut exposure to buy gold as much as 8.674 to 109 511 contracts. Technically, the failure of gold to penetrate resistant key US$ 1686 some time ago has been to reduce expectations of a bullish technical signal to reach US$ 1700 in the short term.

Therefore Gold is still potentially weaken, at least while waiting for fresh news from Spain. During a positive impression of economic stability, financial managers will tend to stay away from gold and into bonds with high yield. Concerns about the European financial back on along with the level of bond yields with maturities of 10 years and China's economic growth rate which disappointing would be an issue affecting the gold price movements.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Physical Demand for Gold is Expected to Rise

Physical gold demand is expected to come back with the end of the strike of India's gold trader as a protests to the increase of gold import tax of 2% to 4%. India, and China is one of the world's largest consumer of gold the end of strike of the gold merchant in India and by the gift-giving festival in India, namely Akshaya Tritiya on April 24th could be a possible future recovery in demand for physical gold momentum, especially if the price of gold remained at a fairly low level not far from the $ 1.620 per troy ounce.

Gold jewelry demand in China continues to show growth in 2011 with soaring up to 15% to new record highs, a trend that still seems to be repeated this year, according to precious metals consultants GFMS Ltd.. Wednesday.

Gold jewelery sector growth in China over the past year contrasted with jewelery demand in other regions, including India, mainly driven by rising inflation fears and the continuing growth in domestic fixed income, based on a survey of gold at 2012 conducted by GFMS, a unit of Thomson Reuters Corp.

China jewelery production grew 14.6% to print a new record high at 496 tonnes in 2011, after noted growth of nearly 20% in the previous year. On the other hand, the production of jewelery in India, it fell 3.1% to 701 tons although had scored a highest record 723 tons in 2010. Overall, the global jewelry production dropped by 2.2% in 2011 to 1973 tons.

According to GFMS, the expansion rate of gold demand in Asian giants are incredible, with an average annual growth reached 10% in the last decade. Sales during the post New Year China have shown significant numbers. The continued economic growth and increased interest to own gold as an alternative asset will tend to push Chinese production of jewelry toward a new record this year.

Investors Turn to Stocks, Gold Price Slid

Having previously traded up, now, recorded a decline in gold prices. Gold price eased in Asian markets because of the rebound that occurred in the U.S. stock market. Gains in the stock market has lessened the demand for gold as a safe haven.

Gold futures for June delivery on the Comex - Nymex move to the level of U.S. $ 1659.80 per troy ounce in trading at 8:17 Melbourne time. Meanwhile, gold for immediate delivery slid to U.S. $ 1659.53 per troy ounce.

Yesterday, the price of this precious metal fell for the first time in four days, with the end of the correction on Wall Street. Gold fell 40 cents to U.S. $ 1660.30 per troy ounce in New York at 1:40. Meanwhile, in the three previous days, the price of gold has increased by 2.9%.

As a note, U.S. stocks driving after Alcoa Inc.. opened the earnings season with encouraging results. Therefore, people leaning the stock market today. Investors are turning gold to the form of stock.

Investors may go back to collect the gold as a safe haven. However, until we get clarity on the situation in Europe, gold prices will move in the range of U.S. $ 1,550 to U.S. $ 1,700 per troy ounce.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gold Price Predictions of This Week



Gold price predicted to rise again. However, gold prices fell 2.2% in last week. Things that may seem contradictory indeed. Gold support level is predicted to be in the range of U.S. $ 1,600 and will rebound this week.

Gold price may rise as costs spike in Spain. It triggers the anxiety that Europe is still working hard to deal with its debt crisis. The condition is that then increases the demand for gold as an alternative investment. With the condition of Spain that has not improved, the European debt remains a major concern of investors.

U.S. employment data released yesterday, would raise the price of gold in London. Precious metals continued its rally for a second day. Gold bullion for immediate delivery rose 0.3% to U.S. $ 1636.43 per ounce toy market in London, last weekend.

Investors back to collect the gold after the U.S. reported the addition of workers in March under the market prediction. Their industry just add some 120 000 workers throughout March. Release was missed than economists forecast that predicts the addition of 205 000 workers. The data then increased projections for the Federal Reserve to implement additional stimulus measures to spur economic growth in the country.

Previously, based on the results of the Fed's last meeting which was released April 3, indicated the central bank will delay additional monetary stimulus, except for the expansion of the economy falters.

As a note, the gold price has surged 86% since late 2008, when the Fed set interest rates at a low level, and disburse the stimulus in the form of asset purchases worth U.S. $ 2.3 trillion. Gold moves up in an anemic spot trading on Friday after a disappointing payrolls data from the U.S. to revive hopes of additional stimulus by the Federal Reserve.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Gold Charms Begin to Fade this Year

For the first time this year, gold traders feel pessimistic about the gold price movements. About 15 of the 29 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg predict, the price of gold will sag in the next week. While five others analyst chose a neutral.

There are several causes that underlie it. Among other things, the Federal Reserve gave no signal of monetary stimulus will be poured in the near future. The Fed is unlikely to do quantitative easing. If you see the U.S. economy is getting better, then it is negative for gold.

Another factor is the strike of the gold jewelers in India related to tax increases of gold imports. According to the Bombay Bullion Association on April 2nd, the level of India's gold imports fell by 81% in March. Even foreseen, in the second quarter, the import of gold will be dropped 40%.

Jewelery market in India has an important role in shaping the gold price. If the strike continues, then in the long time will give an enough worrying for the price of gold.

Gold futures fell to their lowest level in 12 weeks. Yesterday, the contract price of gold for June delivery fell 3.5% to U.S. $ 1614.10 per troy ounce on the Comex in New York. This is the biggest drop for the most actively traded contract since February 29th. In the previous transaction, the price of gold had touched a new U.S. $ 1,613 per troy ounce. This is the lowest level since January 10.

The decline in gold prices as a signal that the Federal Reserve will not be poured economic stimulus. Conditions that lead to the mighty dollar and diminish the charm of gold as an alternative investment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fluctuations in Gold Price

Spot gold price is still fluctuating. Although the price of gold moved up $ 1.00 in early Asian trading to $ 1,647.10 / oz, but precious metals apparently has not been able to fully restore the losses as much as $ 31.10 on Tuesday .

Market assess the Federal Reserve's last meeting indicated, there would be a further stimulus, unless the U.S. economic growth slowed. The Fed chairman said the U.S. economic growth moderate, and for now there is no urgency to do more monetary easing by the addition of stimulus.

This signal was then dampen the demand for gold as a safe alternative asset investment (safe haven). Correction in gold price occurred as waning expectations of further monetary stimulus. Gold price movements / fluctuations are affected by currency movements, particularly the U.S. dollar.

Gold futures for June delivery on the Comex in New York trimmed 1.4% to U.S. $ 1648.40 per troy ounce at 9:02 pm Melbourne time. Meanwhile, gold for immediate delivery to rolled thin to the position of U.S. $ 1647.38 per troy ounce

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gold Price Prediction


Gold prices are still fluctuating. After a climbed last week, gold had fallen again to around U.S. $ 1,654.9 per troy ounce (toz), Thursday (29/3). Gold prices rose 1.02% to U.S. $ 1,671.9 per toz, at the close of trading last week. However, opening in April, gold corrected back to the position of U.S. $ 1,667.3 per troy oz. Push of gold price has come true today despite still playing in the area of consolidation. The movement of United States dollars (U.S.) to be the main factor driving the price of gold.

Gold prices predicted to rise again. Why? Because improving global economic data caused the movement of U.S. dollar is weaker. That conditions then increase the demand for investment assets. The weakening of dollar boosted gold charm as an alternative investment.

If calculated, during the first three months of this yearthe gold price has climbed 6.7%. On the other hand, the position of the U.S. dollar defeated 1.5% against six major world currencies over the same period.

Dollar weakness against the euro was allegedly associated with the steps of the leadership of the European that strengthen defense wall of the crisis by adding a European rescue fund. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic data also showed a positive thing, in which the China Purchasing Manager's Index rose to its highest level in March in the position of 53.1.

Quoting a Bloomberg survey, 14 of 21 dealers of U.S. Treasuries, predicting the Fed will need quantitative easing to accelerate the recovery of the U.S. economy. If the Fed doing quantitative easing this year, plus a surge in fiscal deficits and declining U.S. dollar compared to other world currencies, then gold will be a principal investment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gold Price Fall


After a rise and shine in a few days, the gold price declines. The price of gold fell to the lowest price since January 2012 after the U.S. central bank policy makers, the Federal Reserve, raising their assessment of the economy. Positive assessment of were signal that monetary stimulus will not be added.

Spot price of gold for fast delivery fell 1.8 percent to US$ 1670.15 per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams) on Tuesday (3/13/2012) 3:53 pm New York time. Earlier, gold tumbled 2.2 percent to its price of US$ 1666.13, which is the lowest price since January 25, 2012.

Gold futures exchange for April delivery was down 0.3 percent to 1694.20 dollars per troy ounce on Tuesday at 1:50 pm, at the Comex in New York. After the close of trading, the gold contract fell 2.2 percent to a price of 1662.10 U.S. dollars.

Along with the statement of the Federal Open Market Committee that said the U.S. labor market continues to improve, the U.S. dollar also strengthened against several major currencies. As a result, the investment of the market players at gold also declined.

On 29 February, the spot price of gold fell 4.9 percent, the biggest since December 2008, after the Governor of The Fed - Ben S Bernanke dampen speculation that the central bank would take new steps to boost liquidity. It's a huge disappointment for gold investors of anticipate an additional stimulus. People are still happy to hold dollars rather than gold

Monday, March 12, 2012

Price of Gold Shines


Future exchange contract price of gold for April delivery rose for a fourth day on the Comex in New York. Contract price of gold on the opening morning rose 0.3% to U.S. $ 1717.40 per troy ounce. At 6:05 pm today Singapore time, the same contract at the level of U.S. $ 1716.90 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, gold price in Spot Market recorded a little change in the level of U.S. $ 1714.68 per troy ounce.

In addition to the gold price, silver price also rose. Silver futures prices for delivery in May rose 0.5% to 34.375 per troy ounce on the Comex in New York. However, at 6:15 o'clock today, the same contract traded on the position of U.S. $ 34.37 per troy ounce. Silver prices in the spot market also rose by 0.2% to U.S. $ 34.3725 per troy ounce.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Gold Prices Resumed Strengthening

Gold futures contracts has the biggest jump in two weeks along with the progress of Greece's debt restructuring efforts. It finally looks Greece will perform debt relief, and overall positive sentiment.

Greek conditions then strengthens euro against the U.S. dollar pushing gold as an alternative investment to the U.S. dollar. Gold futures for April delivery rose 0.9 percent to US$ 1698.70 per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams) on Thursday (8/3/2012) at 1:42 PM, at the Comex in New York.

Risk-taking mentality seems to have been re-possessed by market players. Gold futures price increase is the continuing impact of the strengthening euro against the U.S. dollar.

The euro rose as Greece seems increasingly close to complete debt elimination. Debt crisis in Greece necessarily spread to other European countries. Until eventually cut economic growth in a number of countries. President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi said inflation was likely to violate the 2 percent limit set by the bank this year as the economic crisis in the eurozone. ECB was still maintaining its benchmark interest rate at record low at 1 percent.

In addition, according to information from UBS AG, the possibility of a third economic stimulus from the Central Bank of the United States is the key to the future of gold price movements.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gold Price Fluctuations - Rise Due to Good News


Gold futures exchange contracts rose from its lowest position of five-week because of the optimism that Greece will recover from its debt crisis and the growing number of U.S. workers are employed.

Gold futures for April delivery rose 0.7 percent to US$ 1683.90 per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams) on Wednesday (07/03/2012) at 1:59 PM at the Comex, New York. There is some good news out there for the economy, and it helped the price of gold.

The rise in gold price is caused many investors who participated in the Greek debt swap. It is marked by the investor with ownership as much as 58 percent of Greek bonds are eligible for debt relief the country, willing to participate. This condition brings Greece closer to the largest debt restructuring in history.

In addition, rising gold prices also triggered by news of the United States. According to data from ADP Employer Services, U.S. companies hired 216,000 workers last month.

Number of investors have come back after a sharp market downturn. However, even though analysts warn rising gold price is still not stable in the short term. Gold remains vulnerable to further pressure in the short term.

Gold prices had fallen below the 200-day moving average on Tuesday. Gold futures prices touched US$ 1663.40 per troy ounce. The price drop is the first time since mid-January 2012. Fall below that size, which is currently at the level of US.$ 1674, could be a bad signal to investors who follow historical price patterns.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Importance of Trade in Futures Exchange for the Company

As we know, increasingly active the business will automatically increase the activity of buying and selling contracts. Unfortunately entanglement in the sale and purchase contract also carries the potential impact of the additional revenue loss. Why is this so? This is because the price of an item has a tendency to move upwards or downwards to follow the law of supply and demand of goods traded. Rarely does not happen the price movement.

So most likely the price in the market will move higher than the price of sale and purchase contract, or otherwise, at market prices move lower than prices in the sales contract. You can imagine what happens if the price moves become not equal to the price in the contract?

If the market price moves higher than the price of the contract, it is certain that the seller was a loss. Better for the seller to sell in the market, rather than sell under the contracts with lower prices. Conversely, if market prices move lower than the price in the contract, although the sellers feel disadvantaged, but the buyer feels aggrieved. In this condition, the buyers are better off buying in the market instead of buying a suit contract with a higher price.

The importance of futures exchange for business
Almost all business activities related to sale and purchase contract, with either short or long term (futures), depending on the products that are traded. Entanglement in buying and selling as outlined in the form of purchase agreement is very good for buyers and sellers. Sellers have got the assurance that the parties will buy the product and the buyer can ensure continuity of necessary raw materials.

Casting buying and selling in the form of futures exchange contracts brings the benefits of eliminating the risk of uncertainty in getting buyers and continuity obtain raw materials.

The benefits of futures exchanges for business
Some people are already familiar with futures exchange as one instrument to protect the price. But not many people understand that futures contracts can be used to fix prices in the long-term contracts so that both buyers and sellers still have the opportunity to earn additional income if the market price moves does not equal to price of the contract.

The concept of futures trading is actually equal to concept of other investment, purchasing at a low price and selling at high prices (buy low sell high) or otherwise, sell at high prices and buy back at lower prices.

More easily, if analogous to the case of buying and selling oil (Oil is a major commodity in the futures market). If we know the price of the oil will go down, of course we want to sell it now at a higher price and then buy it when prices have gone down or lower than the previous price. Conversely, if we know the price of oil will go up, then we want to buy now at lower prices and sell later when the commodity prices have gone up higher than the previous price.

How does exchanges of futures for swaps work?
For example, an oil producer signed a sales contract with the consumer at a price of 100 dollars / barrel for a year. After 6 months of the contract is signed, oil prices rose to 110 dollars / barrel. As a result, oil producers lose the potential additional income of 10 dollars / barrel (US$ 110 - US$ 100) for the manufacturer should be able to sell at a price of 110 dollars / ton, instead of the US$ 100 / barrel.

To replace the loss of potential revenue enhancement, manufacturers can open Buy positions in oil futures prices in the range of 110 dollars. Thus when oil prices rose again above 110 dollars / barrel, for example to 115 dollars / barrel, producers can close buy positions owned (US $ 110) by selling at a price of US.$ 115 / barrel.

Activity in futures trading helping manufacturers to get a profit of 5 dollars / barrel. So even though manufacturers already tied oil sales contract with consumers, producers still able to earn additional revenue potential stemming from rising oil prices in the market.

If it turns out to be such as oil prices fell US$ 90 / barrel, now turn to consumers who feel aggrieved, because consumers should be able to buy oil at a cheaper price in the market. . To anticipate this, consumers can open a sell position on oil futures prices in the range of US$ 90 / barrel. Thus, when oil prices fell again below 90 dollars / barrel, for example to 80 dollars / barrel, consumers can cover sell positions (90 dollars) to buy at a price of 80 dollars / barrel.

So, the activity in oil futures trading is also helping consumers get the additional income of 10 dollars / barrel (90 U.S. dollars - 80 dollars). Income can be used to reduce the burden of the purchase price of oil at the price U.S. $ 100 / barrel to 90 dollars / barrel

From the example above can be concluded, that the combination of sale and purchase contract with futures contracts, helping producers and consumers to ascertain the source of the buyer and the continuity of the products that are traded, and still be able to gain additional income, either for the producers, if the market price moves more higher than the contracted price, as well as for consumers, if the market moves lower price than the price in the contract. Both sides can open and close a position to sell or buy according to market conditions.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Price of Gold will Shine Again

Gold price rises today as China's move to reduce the capital adequacy ratio of banks to stimulate economic growth, while European policy makers closer to agreement on aid to Greece. The spot price of gold rose 0.8% to U.S. $ 1,736.95 per ounce, and traded at U.S. $ 1735.75 - 9:37 pm Singapore time. The price of gold bullion for delivery in April rose 0.7% to U.S. $ 1,738 per ounce at the Comex in New York. Spot gold with a purity of 99.99% on the Shanghai Gold Exchange rose 0.3% to 353.30 yuan per gram (U.S. $ 1744.53 per ounce).

At the close of the weekend, precious metals prices were little changed as Greece and creditors are trying to reach an agreement on the terms necessary to secure the aid package of 130 billion euros or the equivalent of U.S. $ 172 billion.

Positive performance of commodities is indicated today after shocking steps at the weekend. At the end of last week, gold price traded with not much recorded change as Greece and its creditors are still trying to find a solution to the second bailout plan for Greece.

European finance ministers meeting in Brussels today to reconcile the demands made by the leaders of Greece, the debt swap between private creditors and the role of the European Central Bank.

In China, the central bank said the proportion of money lenders must set aside, known as the capital adequacy ratio, will go down a half percent from February 24. That makes the dollar lower against most of the 16 major currencies today.

There are several factors that led to rising gold price today. First, China cut the reserve requirement (GWM) banks to boost growth. Second, investor optimism that EU leaders would approve a bailout for Greece. This is then led to a weaker of U.S. dollar.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making Money from Glass Waste

Waste is a serious problem in many countries, especially in big cities with a population that exceeds capacity. Waste becomes a problem as the throw-out, dirty, smelly, cause disease and pollute the environment. But with the right technology, waste -aka garbage, trash, rubbish, junk, and litter- may be items that can be utilized and have high economic value.

Inorganic waste can help develop the recycling industry. Paper Waste will be recycled by the paper industry, plastics and glass waste will be recycled into raw materials industry, while the organic waste can be processed by the compost processing industry into organic fertilizer can also be processed into industrial energy / building materials industry. Some of the recycling industry are small businesses with appropriate technology.

Recycling is one of way used to minimize the amount of existing waste to increase its economic value become useful goods. Recycling is one of way used to minimize the amount of existing waste to increase its economic value become goods that are useful. Recycling is a process for reducing the use of new raw materials, reduce energy use, reduce pollution, land degradation and gas emissions when compared to the process of making new stuff.

Material which can be recycled consist of waste of glass, plastic, paper, metals, textiles, and electronic items. Although similar, the composting process that typically uses waste biomass that can be degraded by nature, not as a recycling process by which I mean in this article. Recycling is more focused on waste that can not be degraded naturally by environment by reducing land degradation. Broadly speaking, recycling is the process of garbage collection, sorting, cleaning, and processing of new materials for the production process.

One of the recycling business is the product made from recycled glass. Many ways are used by craftsmen to turn glass waste become recycling business by utilizing used glass as a base for the manufacture of handicrafts. One of them is an art form glassworks of broken glass material. In addition to luxurious impression, the unique shape will attract consumers. This could become a fairly lucrative business opportunity with a craft made from broken glass. Can also be used as building materials and roads. Existing Glassphalt, the coating material way by using 30% recycled glass material.

Materials needed are broken glass or broken bottles, jars and used whatever made of glass. The raw material is cleaned of contaminants, washed thoroughly and melted in a furnace temperature of 1,500 Celsius degrees for 24 hours. Once completely melted, then the glass is formed in accordance with the desire. Other processes can also be done is to make cuts and modifications to suit the desired design for example in the form of toys and crafts.

Various forms can be made from glass waste into new shapes with added value in it. Such as vases, lamp shades, as well as a new form of toys, trains, cars, helicopters, motorcycles, musical instrument, and other decorative lights. The price offered was quite variable depending on the size and complexity of the manufacturing process. This is one of the small business opportunities with limited funds, considering you can get raw materials in a manner that is relatively easy and cheap.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

S & P Cuts Ratings of Banks in Spain

Financial crisis in Europe has been continuing. Standard & Poor's has cut its credit ratings of 15 Spanish banks on Monday (13/2) in a follow up step downgrade of Spain by the agency last month. Standard & Poor's has downgraded Spain's sovereign debt to A from AA-on January 13.

Standard & Poor's lowered credit ratings on 10 banks by one level and in five other banks with two levels. Spain's largest financial institutions affected by downgrades including Santander, BBVA, Bankia, and CaixaBank, rating agency said in a statement.

Rating Santander, the eurozone's largest bank by market capitalization, was lowered to A + from AA-. Then, the ratings for BBVA, Spain's second largest bank, to A from A +.

Earlier, on Monday, Fitch Ratings downgraded the credit ratings of four of the largest Spanish bank, Santander, BBVA, Bankia, and Caixabank, after Spain's sovereign debt downgraded last month.

Rating agency analysts estimate the profitability of Spanish banking system remains below its historical average over the medium term because the bank continues to operate in bad economic and financial environment.

Friday, February 10, 2012

the Benefits of Stock Index

After knowing what the index is, then we also need to know the benefits of the index, in particular stock index. Here are the stock index benefits.

Index as a benchmark of investment evaluation
the Capital and financial market index are indicators of changes that give you an idea of what is happening in the market. Thus we can answer the critical questions posed at the beginning of this post. Armed with the index, which is an objective measure as a reference or comparison of investment results have been obtained, then the success or failure of an investment strategy can be measured objectively.

We can see each issuer's stock price. From there it will look stock which has increased or decreased within a specified period. If we have stock that rose above the composite stock index, then we have a great success in our stock investment.

Index as a Tool for Investment Monitor
Investors should not wait until the end of the year to evaluate its investment activities. Because index is also an effective indicator to help investors in monitoring the investment. If an investor diligently observe the stock index every month and always compare the price of the shares was holding in the period, then he will know whether the growth of investment in shares which he held down continuously below the average stock price traded at the exchange or actually rose.

On the other hand, if in one period of the composite stock price index continued to rise consistently seen, a rise in the index was show how many other stocks whose prices rose sharply and the number of gains. Armed with the information presented by the composite stock index so that investors may start looking for other stocks that caused the stock price index rises. The trick is to find a list of stocks that were included in the calculation of the composite stock index movements and observe stocks that have a big impact on the movement of the composite stock index.

From the analysis of stocks that are members of the calculation of composite stock price index, the investor will find other stocks that could potentially provide benefits. And it is not impossible that investors can make the decision to sell their shares and buy other more profitable shares. From the analysis, we can invest wisely.

Know the Index

In a certain period of time we should review and evaluate investments that we have. Various events - both positive and negative - will ultimately affect the level of investment returns earned by investors.

A variety of critical questions to be answered so that investors really know whether the investment has been effective or not. Some questions to ask include: What is my return on investment is sufficient? How effective investment strategies that have been executed? From the answers obtained, investor will know that their investment strategy still on the right track or not. Thus investor will have a solid basis for better investment decisions in the future.

To answer these questions it would need a benchmark or reference to the objective as a comparison of the returns from investing activities was run. One of the measurement tools of objective comparison is already available in the market and can be accessed by investors : index. Yes index, let us discuss more about the index in terms of investment.

Know the Index
In capital markets and finance, we know the term stock index, although index is not monopolized by stock market, but also used in many other markets such as index funds at the bond market and the forex market. It is actually not surprising because the first index is used in finance and capital markets namely the stock index.

Charles H. Dow - a financial pages journalist - is the first person to introduce the use of index to monitor the prices of American stocks in 1896. The introduction of the index was the forerunner of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) aka dow jones index, a stock price index is referred to by many of the world's financial players to date. Other popular index is nikkei index .

The index itself is a statistical indicator that shows the size change of a particular object. Stock index will give an overview of the size of price changes in the stock market in a given period. An overview of how large the bond market moves up or down can also be obtained by observing the size of the change in bond price index figures. An index number is generated from a series of calculations to link today's prices with prices in the days before, so it indicated that the price today is higher or lower than the previous day.

By combining the methodology of calculation of index with a choice of capital markets and financial instruments are included in the calculation, then the index is expected to provide an accurate picture of market conditions and direction of movement of the cutting edge of an investment instrument.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IPO of Facebook

Facebook will start the process of becoming a public company listed on the stock this week. Reports say, the stock valuations of social networking site was estimated at U.S. $ 75-100 billion.

According to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, Facebook plans
propose a number of documents related to go public plans to the regulatory capital markets agency and financial institutions of the United States on Wednesday, February, 1, 2012.

According to the report document, the Facebook's plan is going to be one of the largest stock sales on Wall Street. Funds are likely will be achieved this year about U.S. $ 10 billion.

This figure makes the funds that achieved U.S. $ 1.9 billion by
Google on the stock when it took off shares in 2004 looked very small. But stock sales revenue gained by Facebook is still losing far than the revenues of U.S. $ 20 billion, which obtains by the cars manufacturer General Motors in November 2010.

As reported by BBC.co.uk website, mentioned a number of people estimates
Morgan Stanley will be the lead underwriter. Goldman Sachs has also estimated that many involved in the sale of Facebook shares.

Rumors surrounding the plan of initial public offering (IPO) of Facebook have been circulating for months. Sales value of shares would makes up one of the world's largest companies based on market capitalization.

As a private company, Facebook has no obligations
reported balance sheet. However, in January last year, documents that
delivered by Goldman Sachs for its clients show up
reported a net profit of U.S. $ 355 million with revenues of U.S. $ 1.2
billion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2010. Most of the revenue derived from advertising.

the Advantages and disadvantages of investing in gold

Current market situation is not very conducive, the crisis has still going on. Debt crisis made many people are turning to buying gold. The following are things that will persuade you to invest in gold.

The advantages of gold as an investment tool:
1. With gold your wealth / saving will be free from inflation.
2. The price of gold will tend to rise, not because the US$ but because of supply / demand of oil and minerals.
3. Gold Investments classified as low-risk investment, as gold prices always go up over the long term.
4. investment in Precious Metals, because when you sell it is free of cost of manufacture such as gold jewelry
5. Investing in gold is more liquid than investments in other forms (easily liquidated into cash when needed).

The disadvantages of investing in gold :
1. Most of the Shops Gold closed slightly to provide information or guidance to consumers openly about price and investment considerations.
2. Most owners of gold have difficulty when selling gold because do not know the calculation standard of gold. While gold store itself is not transparent in applying the standard buy-sell price of gold as the dollar price.
3. Difficult to store. Gold Investment in large quantities such as 1 kg or above, will require special secure place. usually a few people choose to use a small safe to store, but other, use more secure way by hire in a safety box in a bank.
4. Gold is better for long term investment, forget it if you just want a short-term investments.

If we want investment in gold cheaply is to buy gold jewelry or gold bullion in the Pawn at the auction, because auctioned gold is not affected by the cost of making. Another option is to buy gold bullion at the mine company.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tips to Diversify Portfolio to Get Higher Yields

If you want to avoid potential losses that occur in your stock portfolio, then you must adhere to the principle of property investors, namely 'location, location, location'.

Mean, do not spend your money in one location that is stock, but do diversify by placing funds in the various layers of the stock. Diversification is the ammunition for financial planners, financial managers and the individual investors.

Since we do not know exactly when the market goes up or when to fall, then diversification is very important to do. Diversification is not a new concept, this practice has been done since long time ago.

If you have a well diversified portfolio, then no need to worry anymore whether the market trend is up or down. Here are five things that might help you in the process of diversifying your portfolio. Investment tips to get higher result

1. Consider mutual funds and bonds
Consider investing in mutual funds and bonds, in addition to diversification, you also widen the investment portfolio. Or it could also look for investments with a fixed income, so you can protect a portfolio from stock market pressures that often up and down.

2. Spread your money
Capital markets is the perfect place for growing stock, but do not place your money in one sector or stock. Design your own portfolio containing a variety of companies that you know well can be trusted and likely last a long time.

By knowing the company whose stock would you buy then the risk of investment is getting smaller. Even if there are losses, usually can be predicted in advance.

3. Keep Add your portfolio
Enlarge your investment portfolio regularly. Although the value added is not too big, no problem because little by little for long become the hill. It also can be done to fight market conditions that is very volatile. If you are accustomed add value to a portfolio, you will no longer care whether the market is bearish or bullish.

4. Notice the Broker Commission
If you are not the type who frequent trading, you need to know how much it costs to be paid for brokerage commissions. Some securities are requesting the commission monthly, while others are paid per transaction. Note the amount you should spend on this, what expenses and how income from the yield. Remember, the cheapest is not necessarily the best.

5. Know the time to get out
Buying and holding shares to some extent it seems a good strategy, but not necessarily with that automated system like this, you just stay quiet. Keep monitor market movements and the situation of the sector and shares that you hold. That way, you'll know when it's time to get out for a while.

Conclusion:
Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Investing can even become a fun thing. In addition, investing also provides experience, information and results are worth it. By learning the discipline to diversify your investment portfolio, you will get higher yields.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Price of Gold Rose

Gold price rose supported by physical demand. Gold rose as much as 1% on Monday to a high level of 6 weeks, driven by technical buying and as the euro rallied ahead of the meeting of the European zone on Greek debt restructuring. Gold has penetrated into the upper level of $ 1.669 per ounce which is a key resistance level, and approaching the level of $ 1.700 per ounce for the first time this month.

Physical demand, particularly from Japanese investors, managed to sustain the performance of gold at the beginning of the week. Gold is heading the other technical areas. Closing level above $ 1.675 means there will be buying action this week ahead of the expiration of option contracts and while waiting for news from the zones of Europe.

At present too many factors driving gold, investors will be hard to focus on one factor alone. This will make the gold moves ranging. If the situation in the euro-zone back worse then gold can sell as a natural re-strengthening of the dollar. However, increased geopolitical risks, including the Persian Gulf situation, will increase the attractiveness of gold as a safe-haven assets.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Effect of the S&P Downgrade on Gold Price

Gold prices moved lower as the debt rating downgrade of nine European countries which show such a prestigious regional economic conditions increasingly worrying.
At the end of last week, global ratings agency S&P has lowered the long-term debt rating for the nine European countries including France and Austria, as well as dropping a negative outlook on 14 countries. Only Germans that still survive in the AAA level.

Furthermore market players will focus on the negotiations between Greece and lending institutions to realize the bailout.

Gold prices fell 0.3 percent to 1634.94 dollars per ounce on Monday (1/16/2012) after the end of last week also dropped 0.7 percent. Thus, this precious metal prices fell back below the average price for 200 days, U.S. $ 1637.89.
U.S. gold price also fell 0.3 percent.

Gold spot price was under pressure by strengthening the dollar after a decline in the euro zone credit rating by Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday, while safe-haven appeal should still get a new strut anxiety over Europe's debt crisis.

Gold posted its biggest daily attenuation in 2.5 weeks on Friday, after France and Austria hit by downgrade among nine other European countries. On this day, Gold is also still corrected at the possibility of targeting vulnerable areas of US$ 1600, during the gold is still survive under the area of US$ 1655. Support looks at the area nearest $ 1615 & 1610.

Nevertheless, gold attenuation is predicted only temporary, as the outlook for monetary easing in some countries should be supportive for gold, in addition expected the purchase of gold by central banks as well as the continuing escalation of tensions in Iran still has the potential to sustain gold after suffering a deep correction.

The gold market has not attracted the investment sector. It seems that the market will move ranging between $ 1.630 and $ 1.660 per ounce. We are waiting for the break up $ 1.700 to trigger more investor interest.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chinese New Year, Gold Price Rises

Gold futures contracts reached the highest price in four weeks, in New York, Tuesday (10/01/2012) local time, along with the weakening U.S. dollar against several major currencies.

Gold futures contract for February delivery rose 1.5 percent to 1631.50 U.S. dollars per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams), at the Comex, New York. This is the highest closing price since December 13, 2011. The U.S. dollar weakened so advantageous for gold and commodities.

The weakening of U.S. dollar during the past two days because of a sign that European leaders are taking further steps to resolve the debt crisis in the region. That way, the MSCI worldwide equity index rose 1.6 percent, while the GSCI StandardPoor's spot index of 24 commodities of raw materials rose 1.5 percent. That achievement gains fifth in six trading sessions.

Gold prices also are expected to continue to rise in line with the increased gold demand in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand ahead of Chinese New Year. New year's series of events will start on 23 January. Physical demand (for gold) jewelry and investment are strong enough since the price below U.S. $ 1650, especially the Chinese buyer, quite active.

Analyst also predicts the demand for gold from the country of the world's second-largest gold buyer is likely to increase during January despite the price up to Chinese New Year.

Monday, January 9, 2012

the Gold Price Up 3.2 Percent in a Week

In last week the price of gold futures advanced 3.2 percent, the biggest since early December 2011. Gold prices rose for four days earlier, which is the longest rally since late October. The rate of gold prices triggered by the anxiety is still Europe's debt crisis. Moreover, rising political tensions due to Iran's nuclear program, which encourages safe-haven demand.

However, in trading on Saturday (1/7/2011), the price of this precious metal slipped, ending the longest rally in 10 weeks. Gold futures for delivery in February fell 0.2 percent to the position of 1616.80 U.S. dollars per troy ounce at 1:43 o'clock at the Comex in New York. Gold falls as dollar surges have dampen demand for the gold as an alternative asset investment.

Dollar exchange rate rose to its highest level against the major currency pairs a year. The trigger, a sharp decline in the unemployment rate in the U.S., while European confidence index of the economic outlook fell to its lowest level in two years. Investors are leaning against the dollar since the European factor. Good data increasingly support the strengthening of the U.S. dollar further.

The results of the London Bullion Market Association survey of analysts and traders showed that gold prices will rise 26 percent this year, and the average in the range of 1766 U.S. dollars. Analysts thought the gold was in so gradually bottoming levels should continue to strengthen.

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