The rhetoric is running high as President Donald Trump continues his hard line on Iran. It seems that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani took exception to that fact that the Trump Administration wants to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero. Rouhani said that “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars. You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests.”
Yesterday in my silver report, I highlighted several reasons why precious metals could rebound. What I hadn’t expected was those comments from U.S. President Donald Trump, which weighed on the dollar and underpinned buck-denominated precious metals.
We noticed that some of the cryptocurrencies can be completing a big bullish triangle pattern. In 2017, we have seen sharp and impulsive rise in the whole Crypto market, but later in the beginning of 2018 cryptocurrencies began to fall and we noticed that some of them can be approaching the end of a correction soon.
It appears that Saudi Arabia is saying "enough is enough" when it comes to the correction in crude oil and wants to set the record straight, just one day after an unscheduled Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee with all the OPEC and Non-OPEC conspirators, Saudi Arabia wanted the market to know that they were not flooding the market with oil.
Like gold, silver has fallen sharply in the U.S. dollar’s slipstream. From a high of around $17.30 in June, the precious metal has fallen to a low so far of $15.20. The $2.10 slide might not sound much in nominal terms but represents a sizeable 12.1% decline in percentage terms. Sentiment towards both precious metals are very bearish at the moment.
If you want 11 million reasons to be optimistic about America, you might want to start with counting barrels of crude oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that U.S. crude oil production exceeded 11 million barrels a day for the first time in history. Not too many years ago, that would have seemed to have been impossible by many who lacked the imagination and drive of those in the U.S. energy industry.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Ripple have risen sharply over the past few days, most notably on Monday and Tuesday. It doesn’t feel like it but Bitcoin has risen nearly 30% from its lowest point in June. Sentiment has been boosted by a number of positive developments including news that BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset management company, is looking to invest in the digital currency.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony took its toll on crude oil, and a bearish report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) isn’t helping either. The Fed chairman caused the dollar to soar which pressured many commodities as he told the Senate Banking Committee that "Several years” of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead of us."