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China Industrial Profits Rise 13.2%
Industrial profits in China were up 13.2 percent on year in the
period of January to November, the National Bureau of Statistics said on
Friday - coming in at 5.33 trillion yuan.
That's down from the 13.7 percent annual increase in the year through October.
November, total industrial profits gained 9.7 percent to 707.48 billion
yuan - down from the 15.1 percent yearly gain in October.
Buy gold in 2014
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Price of Gold in 2014
This has been a terrible year for gold, with the SPDR Gold Trust and spot gold prices falling by more than 25%. Many gold-mining stocks have suffered even larger declines, as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
lost more than half its value this year. But with gold just barely
hanging above the $1,200-per-ounce level, do investors have any reason
to hope that the price of gold in 2014 will bounce back after the first
losing year for the yellow metal since the turn of the millennium? Let's
take a look at some of the factors that caused 2013's declines and see
if they're likely to persist into 2014 and beyond.
What will affect the price of gold in 2014?
biggest factor that could affect the price of gold in 2014 is the policy
that the Federal Reserve sets. A big part of the weakness in gold
prices in 2013 came from the Fed's moves toward tapering back on its
quantitative easing, with even the threat of reduced bond-buying helping
to push interest rates substantially higher. Low interest rates have
supported gold prices for years, as investors haven't had to give up
appreciable income-earning opportunities when they owned gold bullion.
Now, though, as the 10-year Treasury yield has pushed back up 3%, gold
investors face a rising opportunity cost when they choose to put their
money into gold rather than income-producing assets.
Price projections on gold
UBS 2014 estimate
Goldman Sachs 2014 estimate
ANZ 2014 estimate
Morgan Stanley 2014 estimate
Coinsetter to raise $1.5 million for Further Expansion
Despite several hurdles coming from the Asian countries like China and
India that issued guidelines recently about the use of Bitcoin by
customers, the demand for Bitcoin has not yet diminished. Venture
capitalists are eager to invest in startups as well as established
Bitcoin companies; in the league is Coinsetter Inc., a Bitcoin trading
Now, Coinsetter Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission to raise $1.5 million. A lot of enthusiasm was
seen among the venture capitalists that flocked for it. Nevertheless,
the ambitious fundraising plans were disclosed in a filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company Wants Even More
In his statement Jaron Lukasiewicz, Coinsetter’s chief executive
officer, said that though currently the company plans to raise $1
million, it would not mind to bring in more as it is will need more
funds for further expansion, particularly when Bitcoin is becoming
popular every passing day despite prices falling to half in the same
month from the highest $1200.
There is no dearth of venture investors who have been seeking out
Bitcoin-related companies when the digital currency became a hit. One
mega hit was Coinbase Inc., a provider of online Bitcoin accounts. This
company raised $25 million earlier this month in funding led by
Coinsetter, the New York based company said that it is dedicated to
making Bitcoin safe and easy to use for all its customers which are
currently open only to friends and family. The major service it offers
for customers is that it aggregates Bitcoin prices from multiple
exchanges, and offers charting tools for market analysis and provides a
trading system for them.
The company which earlier in April this year raised $500,000 from
venture investors, majorly from SecondMarket Inc. CEO Barry Silbert’s
Bitcoin Opportunity Fund, hopes that this time it will get better
response. Though there were some issues earlier this year when
Coinsetter along with 21 other digital-currency companies were
subpoenaed by New York’s top banking regulator, things are quite easy
Bitcoin which is facing challenges in China and India which could
provide impetus to the digital currencies, has got a better reaction so
far in the U.S., as the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes
Enforcement Network has said that Bitcoin businesses may be considered
money transmitters for the purpose of complying with anti-money
AUDUSD Technical Analysis : December 30 - January 3
The Australian dollar slumped to a one-week low against its U.S.
counterpart on Friday, as indications of an improving U.S. economy
fuelled expectations of a further reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus.
Monday, December 30The U.S. is to release private sector data on pending home sales, a leading indicator of economic health.Tuesday, December 31Australia is to produce data on private sector credit.Meanwhile,
the U.S. is to produce private sector data on consumer confidence and
house price inflation, as well as a report on manufacturing activity in
the Chicago region.Wednesday, January 1China is
to publish government data on manufacturing activity, a leading
indicator of economic health. The Asian nation is Australia’s largest
trade partner.Markets in Australia and the U.S. will remain closed for the New Year’s holiday. Thursday, January 2China is due to release the final reading of its closely watched HSBC manufacturing PMI.In
the U.S., the Institute of Supply Management is to release its
manufacturing PMI, while the Labor Department is to release its weekly
report on initial jobless claims. The country is also to publish data on
construction spending.Friday, January 3The U.S. is to round up the week with official data crude oil stockpiles and natural gas inventories.
EURUSD Technical Analysis : December 30 - January 3
The euro surged to the highest level since October 2011 against the U.S.
dollar on Friday, with moves amplified in poor year-end liquidity after
European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann warned
against keeping interest rates low.
Monday, December 30Italy is to hold an auction of five-and-ten-year government debt. Meanwhile, the U.S. is to release private sector data on pending home sales, a leading indicator of economic health.Tuesday, December 31Markets
in Germany will remain closed for New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, the U.S.
is to produce private sector data on consumer confidence and house price
inflation, as well as a report on manufacturing activity in the Chicago
region.Wednesday, January 1Markets in Europe and the U.S. will remain closed for the New Year’s holiday. Thursday, January 2The euro zone is to release revised data on its manufacturing PMI, while Spain and Italy are also to release individual reports.Later
in the day, the Institute of Supply Management is to release its
manufacturing PMI, while the Labor Department is to release its weekly
report on initial jobless claims. The U.S. is also to publish data on
construction spending.Friday, January 3In the euro zone, Spain is to publish data on the change in the number of people employed.The U.S. is to round up the week with official data crude oil stockpiles and natural gas inventories.
Wall Street Could Get Limited Benefits from China's Bank Activity
Brent Crude May Weaken for a Second Year in 2014
Some estimates say that prices will average $105 a barrel in 2014; thus,
it is lower than $108.71 in 2013. The decline is though not unexpected
given the market’s behavior this year so far, observers believe that it
is definitely leaving out the investors as they are not so optimistic