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Vladimir Vyun

Vladimir Vyun

Vladimir is an online journalist with background in computer science and work experience in pension funds. He contributes news reports, fundamental analysis and sentiment forecasts to TopForexNews.com and CommodityBlog.com. His main specialization is the currencies of emerging economies and inter-market correlations with commodity and bond trading.

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Video: Weekly Commodity Forecast – Gold, Silver, Platinum & Oil Price for 22 – 26 April 2019

1 day ago

The present video provides outlook for crude oil, platinum, palladium, gold, and silver for the week of April 22–26, 2019. It starts with discussing performance of the commodities during the past trading week. The video continues with discussing charts of the commodities. It suggests at what price levels it will be good to buy crude oil and platinum. The video also explains different scenarios for gold and at which levels it will be advised to buy or sell the metal.

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Crude Oil Jumps More than 2% as US Ends Iran Sanction Waivers

1 day ago

Futures for crude oil jumped more than 2% today on the news that the United States plan to end the Iran sanctions waivers. While the USA had sanctions against Iran due to its nuclear program, some countries were granted waivers, allowing them to trade with the Middle Eastern country. But Washington Post reported yesterday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce today that all waivers will end on May 2 and any country that continues to trade with Iran afterwards will itself face sanction from the USA.
The potentially negative side of the news is that global trade tensions will likely increase. Relations between the USA the biggest importers of Iranian oil, namely China and India, will most certainly deteriorate. Relations between the USA and the European Union will likely worsen

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Video: Charts of Gold as of April 17, 2019

5 days ago

In the present video, Peter Martin from Trading 212 discusses gold. The video starts with explanation of what factors were affecting bullion lately. It continues with chart of the commodity on different time frames, discussing price moves in relation to moving averages and what important levels were hit and can be hit in the near future.

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Video: Charts of Crude Oil as of April 18, 2019

5 days ago

In the present video, Peter Martin from Trading 212 discusses crude oil. The video starts with explanation of what factors were affecting crude lately. It continues with chart of the commodity on different time frames, discussing price moves in relation to moving averages and what important levels were hit and can be hit in the near future.

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Metals Demonstrate Mixed Performance As US Dollar Rally

5 days ago

The US dollar rallied today thanks to some positive macroeconomic reports released in the United States during the trading session. Usually, stronger greenback is negative to metals and other commodities priced in the US currency. But today metals demonstrated extremely varied performance despite the dollar’s strength. Contract for delivery gold in June slipped a bit by 0.05% to $1,276.1 per troy ounce as of 19:07 GMT on COMEX today. Silver for delivery in May edged up 0.07% to $14.95 per ounce. Spot price for platinum jumped 1.22% to $900.1 per ounce, and palladium soared 1.64% higher at $1,420.52 per ounce. At the same time, copper for delivery in June plunged 1.53% to $2.928 per pound.
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Crude Oil Declines Despite Bullish EIA Report

6 days ago

Futures for crude oil declined today despite seemingly bullish supply report from the US Energy Information Administration. The official data from the EIA revealed that US inventories of crude declined by 1.4 million barrels to 455.2 million barrels versus the forecast increase by 1.6 million barrels. Market analysts speculated that traders were counting on a bigger decline after the private report from the American Petroleum Institute that showed a drawdown by about 3 million barrels.
Among positive factors for the commodity was economic data in China — one of the biggest consumers of oil. China’s economic growth remained steady at 6.4% in the first three months of this year, while forecasters had predicted a small slowdown to 6.3%.
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Video: Daily Chart of Gold for April 15, 2019

8 days ago

The present video shows a daily chart of gold for April 15, 2019. It discusses how far prices can go in case of a drop and in case of rally, explaining which one is more likely.

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Video: Weekly Commodity Forecast – Gold, Silver, Platinum & Oil Price for 15 – 19 April 2019

8 days ago

The video provides outlook for the week of 15–19 April 2019 for gold, silver, platinum, and crude oil. It starts with discussion of fundamentals that were affecting commodity markets lately. The video continues then with charts, explaining what they say about the commodities’ performance and what to do in different scenarios of price moves.

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Video: Fundamentals & Charts for Crude Oil as of April 11th, 2019

12 days ago

The video talks about crude oil as of April 11th, 2019. The video explains fundamental factors that were affecting the commodity lately and that can affect it in the immediate future. The video proceeds then with discussion of crude oil charts.

Video by Trading 212.
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Metals Trade Lower After Fed Policy Minutes

13 days ago

Most metals were trading lower today, with the exception of palladium, which was little changed. The possible reason for the losses was the release of minutes of the March Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. The notes revealed that an interest rate hike remains in the cards — a prospect that is negative for metals, especially gold. But a cut seems also possible, and it would be very positive for the metal market.
Surprisingly, the US dollar was soft as well. Usually, metals and other dollar-denominated commodities trade inversely to the greenback, but that was not the case today.
Futures for delivery of gold in June declined 0.15% to $1,311.9 per troy ounce as of 22:48 GMT on COMEX today. May contract for silver dropped 0.35% to $15.19 per ounce. Spot price for platinum slipped 0.08%

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Video: Fundamentals & Charts for Gold as of April 10th, 2019

13 days ago

The present video discusses gold as of April 10th, 2019. The video starts with a discussion of the recent performance of gold, which factors were driving it, and which factors may affect it in the near future. The video follows then with discussion of charts of the commodity, explaining what price levels can be considered support and resistance.

Video by Trading 212.
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Gold Forecast for Week of April 8-12

15 days ago

Gold dipped during the past trading week but managed to recover by the weekend. Furthermore, the metal started this week’s trading with significant gains. Does that mean that traders should be bullish on gold? Not necessarily.
The biggest potential problem for bullion is the relatively positive outlook for the US dollar. Traditionally, gold trades inversely to the US currency, and if the greenback indeed rises then the yellow metal will be in trouble.
Indeed, DailyFX made a bearish forecast, pointing at central banks as probably the major drivers for the commodity this week. The European Central Bank will conduct its monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, while on the same day the Federal Reserve will release minutes of its latest meeting. Both central banks were dovish lately, and any more

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Video: Weekly Commodity Forecast – Gold, Silver, Platinum & Oil Price for 8 – 12 April 2019

15 days ago

The video provides a weekly forecast for the week of 8 — 12 April 2019 for crude oil, gold, silver, and platinum. The video starts with a short discussion of fundamentals that were affecting commodity markets in general during the past week. It then follows with charts for each of the commodity, discussing the potential price moves and how traders can react to them.

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Metals Under Pressure from Rising Dollar As US Unemployment Sinks

19 days ago

Metals fell today, hurt by the rally of the US dollar, which put pressure on dollar-denominated commodities. Usually, metals, and gold in particular, trade inversely to the US currency. Surprisingly, platinum managed to avoid losses, posting huge gains. The greenback rallied after US jobless claims dropped unexpectedly, reaching the lowest level in almost 50 years. Now, traders wait for tomorrow’s nonfarm payrolls. Analysts predicted that the report will show a decent growth by 175,000 in March following the abysmal reading of 20,000 in February. Worryingly, forecasts also promised wage inflation to slow from 0.4% to 0.2%.
Futures for delivery of gold in June declined 0.22% to $1,292.5 per troy ounce as of 16:06 GMT on COMEX today. May contract for silver dropped 0.25% to $15.07 per ounce.

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Natural Gas Sinks After US Supply Report, Crude Oil Extends Losses

19 days ago

Prices for natural gas sank after US inventories of the commodity increased by more than ten times the amount predicted by experts. The Energy Information Administration reported that the US inventories of natural gas gained by 23 billion cubic feet last week from the week before. That is compared to an increase by just 2 billion cubic feet predicted by analysts. The stockpiles shrank by 36 billion cubic feet in the previous week. Natural gas for delivery in May fell by 1.01% to $2.65 per million British thermal units as of 15:04 on NYMEX today.
Prices for crude oil declined as well. That is despite the general positive market sentiment caused by hopes that the United States and China will resolve their trade dispute soon. Usually, crude tends to perform well when traders feel optimism,

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Video: Crude Oil as of April 4th, 2019 – Fundamentals & Charts

19 days ago

The present video describes fundamental factors that were driving crude oil over the past few days. The video shows next weekly, daily, and 4-hour charts of crude, discussing how the commodity was behaving in the recent parts and showing some technical indicators.

Video by Trading 212.
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Video: Commodities | Trading Terms

20 days ago

In this video David Jones from Trading 212 explains what the three main groups of commodities are and what factors influence them the most. The video can be useful for new traders, who need the basic understanding what commodity markets are and how they work.

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Copper Gains, Precious Metals Mixed

20 days ago

US employment data released today was disappointing, putting pressure on the US dollar. Automatic Data Processing reported that US employers added just 129,000 jobs in March versus expectations of 184,000. Usually, bad news from the USA and weak dollar help precious metals. But that was not necessarily the case today as metals showed very divergent performance. Gold for delivery in June was about unchanged at $1,295.3 per troy ounce as of 17:26 GMT on COMEX today. May contract for silver gained 0.23% to $15.1 per ounce. Spot price for platinum jumped as much as 2.08% to $869.06 per ounce, while palladium tanked 1.71% to $1,408.97 per ounce.
Meanwhile, copper and other industrial metals gained, bolstered by the recent positive macroeconomic reports in China, manufacturing data

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Crude Oil Rallies on Risk Appetite, Supply Concerns

22 days ago

Crude oil rallied today after China’s macroeconomic data turned out to be surprisingly good, easing fears about potential global economic recession. Performance of crude is directly tied to economic growth as expanding economy means higher consumption of energy and fuel. Therefore, good economic news tends to bolster prices for the commodity.
Supply concerns were an additional factor that was supporting crude. US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela as well as voluntary oil production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies can led to reduction of global supply. Meanwhile, Baker Hughes reported that US drillers reduced the number of oil rigs by 8 to 816 last week. That was the lowest level in almost a year.
Contract for delivery of WTI crude oil in March

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Precious Metals Down on Risk Appetite Caused by China’s Data, Copper Gains

22 days ago

Markets were in a risk-on mode today thanks to the surprisingly positive reports released in China. Hopes for a positive outcome of the Sino-US trade talks also bolstered the investors’ confidence. As a result, precious metals declined as market participants felt no need for them as a safe haven. By the same token, copper rallied. China is the biggest consumer of the industrial metal, therefore any good news from the world’s second biggest economy is positive for copper.
Futures for delivery of gold in June declined 0.21% to $1,295.8 per troy ounce as of 10:12 GMT on COMEX today. May contract for silver dropped 0.26% to $15.07 per ounce. Spot price for platinum fell 0.15% to $848.16 per ounce, while palladium slid 0.44% to $1,379.13 per ounce. At the same time, copper for delivery in May

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Gold Rises, Crude Oil Falls amid Recession Fears

29 days ago

Friday’s poor data in the eurozone, and the report about the German manufacturing sector in particular, led to fears of another global economic recession. That bolstered the US dollar, which in turn hurt dollar-priced commodities like crude oil. Gold avoided losses thanks to safe haven bid. Surprisingly, other metals gained as well (with the exception of palladium), even usually risk-sensitive copper. The possible explanation for that can be the fact that fears receded somewhat after positive data released in Germany on Monday, which weakened the greenback a bit, but that cannot explain why crude was not able to recover then.
Futures for delivery of gold in June gained 0.43% to $1,324.4 per troy ounce as of 12:26 GMT on COMEX today. May contract for silver advanced 0.93% to $15.55 per

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Gold & Silver Continue to Rally on Fed Policy Outlook

March 21, 2019

Gold and silver extended today yesterday’s rally that followed the news that the Federal Reserve dropped its plans to hike interest rates further this year. An interesting fact is that the US dollar was bouncing after yesterday’s losses, but the precious metals remained unfazed. Some market analysts speculated that the falling US Treasury yields can explain the metals’ rally. Another supporting factor for the metals was the fact that some investors were betting on an interest rate cut from the Fed in December as was shown by the CME FedWatch page.
April futures for delivery of bullion advanced 0.49% to $1,308.1 per troy ounce as of 18:52 GMT on COMEX today. Silver for delivery in May gained 0.93% to $15.46 per ounce. Other metals fared worse, with spot price for platinum falling 0.08%

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Commodities Rally on Wednesday Thanks to Positive Fundamentals

March 20, 2019

Metals, including gold, rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve turned out to be extremely dovish, dropping its plans to hike interest rates further this year. That hurt the US dollar, helping dollar-priced commodities. Gold in particular tends to move inversely to the greenback. April futures for delivery of gold jumped 0.94% to $1,314 per troy ounce as of 23:11 GMT on COMEX today. Silver for delivery in May surged as much as 1.16% to $15.5 per ounce. Copper gained 0.27% to $2.929 per pound.
Crude oil rallied as well, not just because of the falling dollar, but also thanks to the unexpected drop of US inventories of crude. The stockpiles shrank by as much as 9.6 million barrels last week, whereas market participants were counting on an increase by 0.5 million barrels. Contract

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Crude Oil Hangs Near 2019 Highs on Hopes for OPEC Cuts Extension

March 19, 2019

Crude oil traded near the highest levels for this year as traders were hoping that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend its production cuts till at least the end of the year. The OPEC scrapped the planned meeting in April and will make a decision whether to extend cut at its June meeting.
Traders now wait for reports about US oil inventories. The American Petroleum Institute will release its report later today. The Energy Information Administration will release official data on Wednesday. Experts predicted that the report from the EIA will show an increase of US oil reserves by 0.5 million barrels last week. The week before, the stockpiles shrank unexpectedly by 3.9 million barrels.
Futures for delivery of WTI crude oil in April traded at $59.08 per barrel

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Crude Oil Struggles to Move Higher amid Conflicting Fundamentals

March 12, 2019

Prices for crude oil attempted to rally earlier today but have retreated to stay almost flat as positive fundamentals were fighting with negative ones. Currently prices are moving up again.
The pledge by Saudi Arabia to cut its oil output further in April remained a major supporting factor for crude. The unrest in Libya and US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela were also contributing to the upside momentum of the commodity.
Yet there were negative factors as well, like the downgrade of global consumption forecast by the US Energy Information Administration. The EIA reduced its world demand growth outlook for 2019 by 40,000 barrels per day to 1.45 million bpd and for 2020 by 20,000 bpd to 1.46 bpd.
The agency will also release tomorrow its estimates of US crude oil inventories last week.

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Crude Oil Jumps More than 1% As Saudi Arabia Cuts Output

March 11, 2019

Futures for crude oil gained more than 1% on Monday as Saudi Arabia pledged to curb its production even more. For a long time, production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and several non-OPEC producers were supporting oil prices. Usually, Saudi Arabia was the main proponent of such measures, and it looks like the Middle Eastern country continues to push for even more cuts. A Saudi official announced that the country is planning to produce less than 10 million barrels per day, while keeping exports below 7 million bpd in April, even though demand for Saudi exports exceeds 7 million bpd. The official said:
Despite very strong demand from international waterborne customers at more than 7.6 million bpd, customers were allocated less than 7 million bpd.
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Crude Oil Ends Week with Losses, Natural Gas Surges

March 1, 2019

Crude oil prices fell on Friday and ended the week with about 3% loss. Market specialists had different views on why crude declined. Some blamed poor US macroeconomic data, which signals about potential decrease in demand. Others pointed at recent sales from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves as the main negative factor for crude.
There was also positive news for the commodity. Baker Hughes reported that US firms decreased the number of oil rigs by 10 last week. Now, the total count stands at 843 — the lowest since May 2018.
Contract for delivery of WTI crude oil in April slumped as much as 2.57% to $55.75 per barrel as of 22:33 GMT on NYMEX today. Brent crude for delivery in May tumbled 2.02% to $64.97 per barrel on ICE.
At the same time, prices for natural gas surged. The likely reason

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Gold Drops After US GDP Growth Beats Expectations

February 28, 2019

Gold fell today and most other metals joined the decline. Market analysts explained the weak performance of the market of metals by the rally of the US dollar caused by faster-than-expected economic growth. US gross domestic product rose 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018 versus a 2.2% increase predicted by economists.
The market sentiment was negative after the US-North Korea negotiations collapsed. Risk aversion often lend support to bullion, but it was no the case today. It looks like the dollar has more success in attracting investors interested in safe assets.
Contract for delivery of gold in April declined 0.49% to $1,314.7 per troy ounce as of 22:18 GMT on COMEX today. Silver for delivery in May lost 0.8% of its value to $15.64 per ounce. Platinum was the only metal to avoid decline

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Donald Trump Hammers Crude Oil Prices

February 25, 2019

Markets were generally in a risk-on mode today, leading to gains of riskier assets. Yet one could not say that looking at prices for crude oil, which were sinking on Monday. Usually, crude rallies during times of risk appetite, but that was not the case today. So what was the reason for that? Most market analysts thought that it was a single tweet. Specifically, the tweet from US President Donald Trump urging the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to prevent oil prices from rising too high:

Oil prices getting too high. OPEC, please relax and take it easy. World cannot take a price hike – fragile!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019

Some analysts were arguing with such point of view, saying that just one comment cannot lead to such a big decline. Whatever

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Metals Gain Despite Strong Dollar, Crude Oil Retreats from Year’s Highs

February 19, 2019

Gold and other metals were demonstrating surprisingly good performance today even as the US dollar was relatively strong. Usually, commodities priced in the US currency weaken when the greenback rises. Today, the dollar was among the strongest currencies on the Forex market, though it has backed off against some of its rivals by now, while keeping gains versus riskier currencies linked to commodities. Traders wait for news about high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China that have started in Washington today. Contract for delivery of gold in April gained 1.15% to $1,337.3 per troy ounce as of 15:12 GMT on COMEX today. March futures for silver advanced 0.43% to $15.81 per ounce. Copper for delivery in May jumped as much as 1.19% to $2.837 per pound.
Meanwhile, crude

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