Trading Week Ended October 27, 2017 


Trading game-changer to the global financial system is going to be when China unleashes the price of the yellow metal.

Zhou Xiaochuan that has led the PBC (People's Bank of China) over the past fifteen years is among the world’s brightest policymakers, and it has been an integral character in the Middle Kingdom’s authority this unique millennium. Zhou’s shrewdness, as well as the outstanding mind, have been demonstrated during the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress which ended on 24 October 2017, in Beijing.

China’s Monetary Plan: This current week, Zhou revealed the complexness of Chinese message. In brief and straightforward statement, he cautioned his compatriots towards complacency at the same time discreetly signaling towards the Western world that necessary currency improvements should be made. 

His particular comments, although not stated so definitely, set the landscape for China’s policy for a gold-centric monetary program, using the initial step by establishing of the ECO (Eastern Crude Oil) benchmark denominated as well as dealt with in Yuan currency, backed by physical Gold. To some degree, the Yuan currency presently is supported by Gold for the reason that a lot more than Ninety percent of trading this commodity on the Shanghai Gold Exchange is settled in Gold.

The extraordinary goals by Russia as well as Saudi Arabia to be able to export the most of the crude oil permanently to China was not an attempt to slow down American oil output coming from shale program. Instead, has been observed that each and every country intensely is contending to have quite as much of its very own crude oil as possible available in the impending new Eastern Crude Oil benchmark. 

Zhou’s remarks a while later on throughout the notable Party Congress quickly rattled and shook Chinese traders and investors, with all the markets moving sharply lower for a remaining trading day, however, followed by a rapid retrieval to the upside. Possibly more significant to Zhou, his remarks received the great attention with the Western presstitutes, along with Bloomberg and many other financial media headlining them.

Zhou’s suggestions had been mainly aimed at corporate and business debt in China, which based on the International Mafia Federation (IMF) went up to 166% of Gross Domestic Product in 2016 up from 131% statistic recorded in 2012. Zhou stated corporate debt had been expanded because local governments had employed state-owned establishments as well as other corporate entities to raise capital. That debt, he stated, ought to be deemed as federal government debt-which is protected and not unusually high.  

This unique characterization-vision, as well as bravery and courage, is an exhortation for all global leaders to come in unison. The China’s plans for a single reserve currency will have a Gold-Backed yuan currency only as a first step. The actual target will be a basket of currencies such as Special Drawing Right (SDR) that will contain Gold, and this can be backed by a basket of commodities and a minimum of to some extent handled by having a sophisticated blockchain technology. With this model, Gold may likely float versus the other basket participants and naturally come through as the factor that accounts balances of the supply and demand.

US Trading Market

With trading at this time, there is no question the fact that the most critical markets to look at are the interest rate market segment, as capital is continuously on the move into the US stock market, with the majority of indices trading positively.

Countless grave danger signs are all around the US stock market. Nevertheless, the fact is that we right now live on a playing field of centrally planned markets (Recall the stupid Soviet model of central planning). This is one good reason, numerous well-respected and also well-known market experts including yours truly have spoken about annoyance in regards to the way markets are trading.

Once the markets finally crash, it will likely be due to the fact “the central planners” like it to crash since they're set to fleece the casino, overexposed general public all over again. And whenever this unravels, the reversal is going to be financial killer to many traders and investors-possibly the same individuals who believed that stocks bottom was in. 

US markets started the week on the small note as investors and traders cashed in on previous week's record high levels, nevertheless, reclaimed their profits/losses on Friday, on account of an outstanding group of technology sector earnings numbers. The primary indices concluded the week in favorable territory.

The NASDAQ Composite leaped 145 points( 2.2%) to 6,701, with 2.4 billion shares changed hands. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up by 33 points (0.1%), to 23,434, in moderate-to-heavy volume, 892 million shares had been exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P500 Index improved by 21 points (0.8%), to 2,581.

European Markets

For the busiest trading day this week (Thursday), Eurozone stocks had a noticeable boost from the rigorous tapering program of super Mario Draghi ( European Central Bank guru) that sent out the Euro Dollar in free fall and also reaching a nearly five-month low up against the US Dollar.

The European Central Bank statement ended up cutting the size of their regular monthly acquisitions by 50%, from 60 billion down to 30 billion Euro Dollars although, furthermore ECB would undoubtedly stretch the time-frame no earlier than September of 2018. The impact on the bond market has been optimistic, with all the practical knowledge that the purchasers continue past the date.

Without having to launch a completion date intended for asset acquisitions, the European Central Bank has maintained enough room for changing or perhaps stretching out them in future. In the event, the Eurozone economic outlook gets worse. The stock markets did appear to be relaxed taking this news in its stride. Nevertheless, you may very well be strongly advised to keep a pretty close attention for the currency moving forward.

European stocks hardly budged on the constitutional turmoil ending mixed on the trading Friday. The German DAX30 Index and also the French CAC40 Index rose by 0.6% and 0.7%, respectively, while the UK's FTSE100  Index increased by 0.3% on the day. The latter part of trading day news broke out that Catalonia had proclaimed independence an hour following Madrid's central government approval of direct rule over the Catalonia region; as a result, IBEX Index dropped nearly  1.5%.

Asia-Pacific Market

Focus on China this week besides 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress was devoted to reports that China may offer a two-tranche 5 and ten-year deals being previously missing from the markets for quite a while. At this time when yields are quite low, you might count on considerably bigger sales that will be rumored-$2 billion, however without a doubt; this has the potential to wring several trading markets out! 

Global improved earnings sentiment elevated equities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. China Shanghai and HK, Hang Seng Index progressed by 0.8%. While stocks traded in South Korea KOSPI Index also accomplished strong gains. However, markets in Aussie land dropped in the midst of flared-up political uncertainness following Prime Minister Turnbull losing his parliamentary majority. The stock market in India ended flat as the pancake. 

Plenty of chatter that Japan is experiencing positive movement again and seeking to return to double digits which they experienced in February of 2017!  The healthy close for the week for theNikkei225 which managed a close over the 22,000 level. It's been teasing with the 22k handle just about all last week long, and least took the YTD (Year To Date) close above 15% and also for the entire year to 27%. In the beginning, the rally has been aided by the sluggish Yen currency, which in turn was trading 114.20 earlier. This go has been positive for exporters. However, the banking institutions indeed have discovered new push as the chatter of higher yields circulate the financial markets.

Currency Market

All currencies experienced proactive week, not only as a result of Euro-Dollar sharp decline, much like the Canadian Dollar-Loonie as well as the Kiwi Dollar (New Zealand) also shed considerable ground once again. The British Pound and even the Swissy Franc was pulled lower by way of their Eurozone big brother.

Safe-haven assets also became under pressure after the dovish ECB move, even though in the long term, it ought to be a bullish signal Franc (See my Long Term Trade Signal table), Japanese Yen and true currency Gold.

Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin’s (BTC) volatile week produced news headlines within the cryptocurrency market segment, since the first crypto coin overrode a new harsh fork unharmed, and reclaimed its movement towards to the $6000 level following the latest short-term correction. The actual long-term snapshot continues to be alarmingly overbought for the cryptocurrency. However, a further short-term leg higher still is doable, regardless of the big bubble concerns as well as sharp correction risk. 

With the majority of the key crypto coins continue to consolidate after the China-crash advances, a lot more choppy trading is anticipated, precisely due to the increasing volatility in Bitcoin.

Commodity Market

Gold and crude oil both experienced a favorable trading session on Friday, in spite of the durability of the US Dollar and the West Texas Intermediate oil contract reach a new seventh month high in the midst of the excellent growth numbers as well as Middle East concerns.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil jumped $1.26 to $53.90 per barrel, along with wholesale petro which gained $0.02 to $1.72 per US gallon. The Gold spot price rose $5.98 to $1,272.97 per ounce on Friday, The Dollar Index (DXY) an assessment of the US Dollar to 6 key global currencies leap 0.3% higher to 94.87 for the close of the week. 

What's Ahead for Next Trading Week

Next week's economic numbers may draw in attention for traders and investors, with the US Labor Department's closely monitored monthly Non-Farm jobs report, and the Federal Reserve news of its monetary policy assessment due to be released this Friday, November 3. Traders and investors likewise need to keep an eye on data on consumer confidence, personal income, and spending as well as manufacturing activity.

On international front trading market data reports for the next week, traders are advised to keep an eye on Aussies retail sales, trade balance, and building approvals. In China, you have non-Manufacturing PMI and manufacturing. In India, there is Manufacturing and Services PMI's. In Japan, we have the BOJ (Bank of Japan) monetary policy call, household spending, retail sales, and industrial production numbers. 

In Europe Germany's Q3 Gross Domestic Product, consumer price inflation, in addition to unemployment numbers. While U.K. will hear BOE (Bank of England) monetary policy call.


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