Metal prices under pressure this morning as strong selling of all four metals is seen overnight in Japan.
Japanese stocks rallied 239 points after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s snap election victory. The Nikkei, Japan’s stock market, is now up for fifteen straight days. Japan investors, like here in the States, are finding the equity markets very attractive.
No wonder Japan investors are selling metals, after seeing a strong stock market, good manufacturing data and six straight quarters of growth. Japanese exporters cheering as the Yen has hit a three month low against the U S Dollar.
Back Home In The States
There seems to be no stopping the march forward to higher prices in the Dow Industrials. Big week for the release of corporate earnings as many expect results to beat the street estimates.
Spot Gold breaking thru the 100-day moving average at $1,276 triggering light stops just below that figure. A stronger dollar not helping our cause as the Dollar Index is heading higher knocking at the door at the 94 level.
Wall Street gold traders are comfortable in trading currencies at this time until some significant news is seen that can move the price of gold.
Levels of support now seen at the $1,261 area in the price of Gold and $16.48 in the price of Silver. At the present time I don’t expect these levels to be tested.
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
There is no avoiding this fast paced market. A story on CNBC this morning taking a shot at Chase’s Jamie Dimon for his recent comments on cryptocurrencies being just “a novelty,” meanwhile over the weekend, Bitcoin set a new all-time high.
Now the head of a major Middle East-based tech investment firm said Monday that Dimon needs to better educate himself about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
However, Jamie Dimon is not without his supporters. Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed told CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” “It just doesn’t make sense. This thing is not regulated, it’s not under control, it’s not under the supervision” of any central bank.” Alwaleed continued, “I just don’t believe in this bitcoin thing. I think it’s just going to implode one day. I think this is Enron in the making.”
In the meantime, don’t miss out on the next best thing since the Internet. All the hype is for real on Blockchain technology; indestructible and practicable in almost every industry from healthcare to Equity platforms to back office operations in every industry. There is a place for this type of technology. And along with the Cryptocurrencies to complete the package, there will be no stopping the development in all kind of industries.
Yes there are no guarantees that Bitcoin will survive, but one thing is for sure, the whole world has jumped on the bandwagon. All you have to do is look at Bitcoin, up over 500 percent this year alone.
Have a wonderful Monday.
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