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    September 08. Aluminum reached the 13-year highs

    The price of aluminum jumped to the highest in 13 years amid traders' concerns about possible disruptions to supplies from Guinea, the main producer of bauxite, after the coup in that country. An additional factor in the price increase is the restrictions in China related to the policy of reducing CO2 emissions.

    Dow Jones reports that aluminum futures for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange (LME) on Wednesday rose to $2.798 per ton – the highest since 2008. The October aluminum contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange reached $3.416 per ton during the session.

    Since the beginning of the year, aluminum has risen in price by almost 41% on the LME due to high demand for the metal in the world while reducing its production in China due to carbon restrictions. Aluminum showed the second best result among the main metals in London after tin.
     
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    September 13. The consequences of the hurricane continue to support oil prices

    The price of oil continues to rise at the beginning of a new trading week amid investor concerns about limited production in the United States due to Hurricane Ida, as well as amid expectations of improved demand.

    Brent crude futures rose to $73.65 per barrel, WTI – by 0.7% to $70.47 per barrel. Both contracts touched their maximum values since September 3 during the session.

    Recall that as a result of Hurricane Ida, about three quarters of production on the shelf of the Gulf of Mexico has been stopped since the end of August. This is about 1.4 million barrels per day, which is approximately equal to the entire production of Nigeria, an OPEC member. Additional support for oil prices was provided by the fact that more and more refineries in Louisiana are resuming operations, and this increased the demand for crude oil.

    This week, we should pay attention to the likelihood of a revision of the forecast of oil demand by OPEC and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The fact is that the increase in the incidence of coronavirus may force OPEC to revise its demand forecast for 2022 downward.

    September 10. Experts predict an early recovery of the cryptocurrency market

    Analysts note that Bitcoin and Ethereum can win back the fall within ten days and grow to $48500 and $3630, respectively, despite the ongoing investigation of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the problems in El Salvador. The current price of Bitcoin is $46180, Ether – $3407.

    According to forecasts, by the end of next week, the price of Ether may reach $3630, and the current price can be considered quite acceptable for purchase. In this case, the stop order should be placed at the level of $3250. Analysts emphasize that significant support levels have been reached in Ethereum, from which a new growing trend will be formed further.

    The decline in the cryptocurrency market observed this week was caused by several factors. Bitcoin sank by more than 10% after El Salvador declared this coin an official means of payment. This led to the fact that rating agencies lowered the country's already low credit rating, and pointed to increased risks in the insurance industry of El Salvador. Moreover, the World Bank supported the position of rating agencies and refused to provide support to El Salvador in the field of using cryptocurrencies.

    Another factor of pressure on the crypto market was the SEC investigation against one of the largest decentralized crypto exchanges, Uniswap. In addition, the SEC threatened the American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase with a lawsuit due to the launch of the Lend lending service by the platform.
     
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    September 15. Gold weakly declines amid uncertainty over Fed stimulus

    The price of gold on Wednesday demonstrates a moderate decline from the level of $1.808 per ounce. The current quotation of the precious metal is $1.795.

    The asset was weighed down by data on slowing inflation in the US, which increased uncertainty about the timing of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus roll-off. It became known yesterday that consumer prices in the United States, excluding food and energy prices, rose by 0.1% in August, at the lowest rate since February. Analysts had expected the figure to rise by 0.3%.

    Now the market's attention will be directed to the two-day meeting of the US Federal Reserve, which will take place next week. Investors are waiting for signals regarding plans to curtail incentives.

    Silver fell 0.06% to $23.81 an ounce. Palladium, on the other hand, rose 2.41% to $2,026.16 an ounce. The platinum price dropped to $943.44.
     
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    September 16. JPMorgan: S&P 500 to grow another 6% by the end of the year

    Despite the fact that some Wall Street firms are lowering their forecasts for stock market growth by the end of the year, JP Morgan, on the contrary, raised expectations for the S&P 500 from 4,600 to 4,700 (which is 6% more than the current values) and maintained a «bullish» stock forecast. The current index value is 4480. In 2022, the index value is expected to reach 5000 points.

    According to the investment bank, the pace of economic growth has slowed due to concerns about a new delta strain of coronavirus, which is temporary.

    JP Morgan experts explain their optimism that Covid is beginning to weaken in the world, and the upward momentum in the economy will continue in 2022, as enterprises will begin to restore depleted reserves and increase capital expenditures after historically low levels.

    At the same time, other large organizations such as RBC, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs suggest that it is necessary to prepare for the correction of the S&P 500 index to 10%. And the biggest risk for the market by the end of the year may be the threat of an increase in corporate taxes. However, JP Morgan also disagrees with this – the bank's experts believe that a strong change in the income tax rate is unlikely.
     
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    September 20. Gold is getting more expensive as a protective asset

    The price of gold is rising on Monday evening against the background of sales on world markets and investors' departure from risk to safe-haven assets. The current price of gold is $1,765 per ounce.

    Today, there is a sell – off on the world stock and commodity markets: the Asia-Pacific markets fell by 2%, European stock indices are declining by 2%, American ones-by 1.5%. At the same time, oil is getting cheaper by 1%.

    Moreover, the rejection of risk and the subsequent withdrawal of investors into protective assets also supported gold. Market participants do not want to take risks before the meeting of the US Federal Reserve System.

    The Fed meeting will be held on Wednesday. The regulator will publish a decision on the rate, asset repurchase, and also provide macroeconomic forecasts. Investors hope to receive signals about the future monetary policy of the regulator and about when the Federal Reserve will begin to curtail measures to support the economy.
     
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    September 21. Oil is getting more expensive amid several factors

    On Tuesday, oil prices are showing growth, reaching a daily high at $75.17 per barrel. The current Brent quote is $74.65 per barrel, the price of WTI oil rose to the level of $70.92 (a maximum of $71.47 per barrel).

    The main support for prices is provided by signals of a reduction in the supply of fuel in the United States. Utilities around the world are switching to fuel oil due to rising gas and coal prices (since production in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet fully recovered after Hurricane Ida), which will inevitably lead to a decrease in supply.

    Market participants are also waiting for the results of the upcoming meeting of the US Federal Reserve, at which the regulator may announce the start dates of monetary policy tightening. And this can reduce the attractiveness of such a risky asset as oil.

    In addition, the market may see an increase in demand for oil after the US announced the lifting of the travel ban for vaccinated foreign travelers in early November.

    September 22. IFO lowered the forecast of German GDP growth to 2.5%

    The German Economic Institute IFO today announced a reduction in the growth forecast of Europe's largest economy for 2021, as disruptions in supply chains and a shortage of intermediate goods slow down the German recovery.

    The IFO now believes that German gross domestic product growth will be 2.5% in 2021, which is 0.8 percentage points lower than the previous forecast, and 5.1% next year, which is 0.8 percentage points higher than the previous forecast.

    Timo Wolmersheuser, chief economist at Ifo, noted that a confident economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis (which was initially expected in the summer) is being postponed. Industrial production is currently declining due to bottlenecks in the supply of important intermediate goods. At the same time, service providers are actively recovering from the crisis, Wolmersheuser added.
     
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    September 23. Expert: The collapse of Evergrande will hit US stocks and real estate

    Legendary investor and writer, author of the book «Rich Dad, Poor Dad» Robert Kiyosaki suggests that the default of China Evergrande Group will hit American stocks and the real estate market in the United States. The investor warns that the consequences will be disastrous for unprepared investors, and in order to survive the downturn, it is preferable to buy gold, silver and bitcoins.

    Kiyosaki does not believe that Evergrande will be able to repay its loans worth about $305 billion, and the Chinese developer's real estate portfolio seems to him to be overvalued. Therefore, the collapse of the real estate market is inevitable, the investor believes, which will lead to a fall in the stock market, including in the United States.

    Analysts are already comparing the possible default of Evergrande with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which triggered the global crisis in 2008.

    Today, the Chinese media wrote that local authorities in China were advised to prepare for the possible collapse of the developer. This suggests that Beijing does not intend to bail out the debt-laden developer and is preparing for any economic and social consequences. Almost immediately it became known that China Estates Holdings, the second largest shareholder of Evergrande, sold its stake in Evergrande in the amount of $32 million and plans to completely exit the holding.

    Kiyosaki has been expecting a market collapse for quite some time. Back in June, he wrote on his Twitter account: «The biggest bubble in world history is getting bigger. The greatest collapse in the history of the world is coming.»
     

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    September 27. Apple and Tesla stopped production in China because of the energy crisis

    The shortage of electricity in China, which arose against the background of limited coal supplies and stricter emission standards, stopped production at many factories, including at some Apple and Tesla enterprises.

    According to local media, since last week, rationing for electricity consumption during peak hours has been introduced in many parts of northeast China. China, as the world's largest consumer of energy and a source of greenhouse gases, aims to bring carbon emissions to zero by 2060. And for this, in 2021, the Chinese authorities intend to reduce the energy intensity by about 3%.

    It is reported that the provincial authorities have strengthened measures to limit emissions in recent months. And this decrease in energy supply affects producers in the key industrial centers of the eastern and southern coasts. About 15 Chinese companies and 30 Taiwanese companies have already announced that production was stopped due to capacity restrictions. The steel, aluminum and cement industries suffered the most.

    As a result, many analysts have come to the conclusion that they should revise their forecasts for China's GDP for 2021. In particular, Nomura lowered its forecast for the third and fourth quarters to 4.7% and 3.0%, respectively, from 5.1% and 4.4%, and the annual forecast-to 7.7% from 8.2%.
     
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    September 28. Brent rose above $80 per barrel for the first time since October 2018

    On Tuesday, the price of Brent oil rose above the level of $80 per barrel for the first time in three years, reaching a maximum at $80.16. The current quote of the asset is $79.42 per barrel. WTI oil rose to $76.67 per barrel.

    Prices are supported by the growing concern of traders about the reduction of raw materials stocks around the world with increased demand on the eve of winter. The shortage of natural gas in some countries also pushes the price of oil up, as the high cost of gas forces consumers to switch to using cheaper oil.

    Analysts believe that this factor will increase the demand for oil by 500 thousand barrels per day in the coming winter. Moreover, it is expected that oil and natural gas prices will continue to rise in the coming months, as fundamental market factors clearly speak in support of the bullish trend.

    Earlier, Goldman Sachs experts raised the forecast for the cost of Brent at the end of this year to $90 per barrel (from $80 per barrel), noting that the oil market may face a more serious deficit than previously expected.
     
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    October 01. OPEC+ is considering options for a greater increase in production

    On Monday, October 4, the leaders of OPEC+ countries will meet to discuss the oil production deal and the conditions for its possible revision. The organization is considering the possibility of increasing the volume of production more than stipulated by the current agreement. Since July, the countries adhere to the volume of 400 thousand barrels per day.

    Some sources claim that the increase in production may even amount to 800 thousand barrels per day for one month, after which production volumes will return to previous indicators. The next month in which an increase may occur is November, since October oil production volumes have already been agreed at the last OPEC+ meeting.

    In anticipation of the OPEC+ meeting, oil prices began to decline. The current Brent quote is $77.83 per barrel, although more recently the cost of a barrel of oil fluctuated around $80 per barrel. WTI oil prices also declined to $74.50.

    September 30. The energy crisis in China has hit the industrial sector

    Amid the protracted energy crisis in China, small companies have begun to switch to diesel power generators or even stop working. In this regard, the Coal Industry Association expresses concerns about stocks ahead of winter.

    Analysts note that China is facing the most severe energy crisis in recent years – power outages have affected a significant part of the country. Problems with electricity supplies caused by a jump in coal prices have been going on for the second week.

    As you know, coal is the main source of electricity in China, and today its cost is kept near a record level amid a shortage of supply and strong demand from industrialists. Owners of many companies report that they are suffering unprecedented losses, and the official Purchasing managers Index (PMI) for China's manufacturing sector has fallen below 50 points for the first time since February 2020.

    The Chinese Coal Industry Association warns of a low level of coal reserves at power plants and a possible shortage in the winter months, and asks companies to make every effort to increase supplies.

    September 29. Analysts suggest that Evergrande may become another «black swan»

    Analysts note that, despite the fact that it is almost impossible to predict the appearance of «black swans» (since these are unexpected anomalous events), this time China and the default of the developer Evergrande may become the source of the global economic shock.

    One of the most striking examples of the «black swan» is the coronavirus that came from China, the pandemic of which could not have been predicted. This time, the Celestial Empire may again become the birthplace of the next «black swan».

    However, there are those who do not share this point of view. For example, Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University, who predicted the global economic crisis in 2008, said that he did not see any «black swans» in the short term. At the same time, the professor does not exclude the presence of some financial risks that may still cause a global crisis in the next 3-5 years.

    According to Roubini, the soft monetary and fiscal policies of developed countries have led to the inflation of bubbles in financial markets. As the most obvious example, the professor cites cryptocurrencies, and the explosion of such a bubble may well cause turmoil in global markets.

    There is also an opinion that the possible default of one of the largest Chinese developers Evergrande will only lead to a decline in demand for commodities and undermine the confidence of international investors in the Chinese real estate market.
     
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    October 4. Oil reacted with growth to the results of the OPEC+ meeting

    Oil rose by more than 3%, exceeding the $81 per barrel mark for the first time since 2018. The market was supported by the results of the meeting of the OPEC+ ministerial committee, at which it was decided to maintain the current parameters of the production reduction deal.

    The current Brent oil quote is $81.56 per barrel, the daily maximum was marked at $81.98. WTI crude oil rose to $78.36 per barrel.

    According to the current plan, OPEC+ countries will adhere to previously accepted agreements, and in November production will be increased by 400 thousand b/s. The ministers also extended the terms of compensation for the production volumes that were not reduced by the countries until the end of December 2021. Russia will be able to produce 9.913 million b/s from November.

    The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for November 4. According to the forecasts of the organization, in 2022, the demand for oil will increase by 4.2 million b/d, which is higher than the previous estimate by 0.9 million b/d. Global oil demand in 2022 may reach 100.8 million b/d against 96.7 million b/d in 2021. At the same time, the supply will continue to grow.
     
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    October 5. Bitcoin has again overcome the level of $50 thousand

    The cost of bitcoin on Tuesday exceeded the $50 thousand mark for the first time since September 7. Over the past day, the price has increased by 5%, and over the week – by 18%. The current quote of the most popular cryptocurrency is $49,785.

    During September, bitcoin tried several times to gain a foothold above the $50 thousand mark. On September 7, the cryptocurrency fell amid a large sale of shares of companies related to cryptocurrency and blockchain. During the month, bitcoin continued to fall, reaching a low of $40,596 dollars on September 21.

    And now the «bullish» sentiment has returned to the cryptocurrency market. Analysts believe that the trend change is due to the growing investor confidence in this asset class and more flexible statements by the Fed and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Recall that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, in his recent speech to Congress, said that the regulator does not intend to ban cryptocurrencies.

    The growth of bitcoin has pulled the rest of the crypto market along with it. Many cryptocurrencies have also risen in price today. Moreover, there was an increase in the shares of cryptocurrency companies such as Marathon Digital Holdings, Riot Blockchain and Bit Digital.
     
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    October 6. Gold is rising after the morning fall

    Gold on Wednesday demonstrates high trading volatility: in the morning, the precious metal fell to $1,745 per ounce, then rose sharply to $1,761. The current quote of the asset is $1,757 per troy ounce.

    The pressure on the metal is exerted by the growth of US government bond yields and the strengthening of the dollar amid expectations of the publication of an important report by the US Department of Labor on Friday.

    Investors are actively buying up the dollar, which is a protective asset on a par with gold, thus hedging the risks of accelerating inflation and slowing economic growth. The rising dollar also reduces the attractiveness of gold as an investment object for holders of other currencies.

    The important Nonfarm payrolls report will be released on Friday. At the same time, unemployment data will be published in September. Analysts predict that the number of jobs in the United States, excluding the agricultural sector, increased by 473 thousand, and unemployment fell to 5.1% (from August 5.2%).

    It is worth noting that even if the employment data does not show positive dynamics and simply coincides with forecasts, the US Federal Reserve is likely to start curtailing incentives anyway. And this puts additional pressure on gold.
     
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    October 8. September Nonfarm Payrolls – what to expect?

    Today, markets are waiting for an important report on employment outside of US agriculture in September. According to forecasts, the economy has created more than 500 thousand jobs, and the unemployment rate has fallen to at least 5.1%.

    Why is this report important and how can it affect the dynamics of the US dollar?

    Ahead of the publication, the dollar remains relatively stable against most of the leading currencies. At the same time, government bond yields resumed growth, as the September peyroles may strengthen the determination of the US Federal Reserve to soon wind down the asset repurchase program.

    However, the regulator is already quite determined: in his last statement, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that the curtailment could begin as early as November, and a strong employment report is not a prerequisite. Thus, even a relatively weak report will only lead to a temporary drawdown of the US dollar. Moreover, a decrease in the unemployment rate to 5% can compensate for any weakness in employment statistics.

    While waiting for the report analysts share their forecasts. The following arguments are in favor of strong data:

    -earlier, ADP announced the creation of 568 thousand jobs;
    -the index of business activity in the manufacturing sector from ISM increased from 49.0 to 50.2;
    -The consumer confidence index from the University of Michigan has recovered;
    -the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits decreased, as did the total number of people receiving benefits.

    The following arguments can be made in favor of a weak report:

    -the index of business activity in the service sector from ISM decreased from 53.7 to 53;
    -The Conference Board consumer confidence index fell to a 7-month low;
    -Challenger reported a 13.8% increase in the number of layoffs (from a 24-year low).
     

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    October 11. Brent passed the $84 level for the first time in three years

    The oil market showed strong growth at the beginning of the new trading week. Brent quotes broke the level of $84 per barrel for the first time since October 2018. The current price of the asset is $83.97. WTI grade oil has also risen in price today – to $82.17 per barrel, which was the highest since October 2014.

    The rise in energy prices is primarily due to the process of economic recovery from the effects of the global pandemic. Experts note that high rates of vaccination contribute to the cancellation of lockdowns and the lifting of restrictions, which further stimulates consumption and leads to an increase in demand.

    At the same time, the energy crisis in Europe and Asia provided additional support to the oil market, which led to a jump in gas and coal prices and increased the attractiveness of oil as a raw material for energy production.

    And another factor of price growth can be called the policy of the OPEC+ countries. Last week, the countries of the energy alliance decided to maintain the previously adopted plan to increase production by 400 thousand barrels per day.
     
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    October 12. Europe began to save on gas

    According to the Parisian consulting company Engie EnergyScan, gas consumption in Europe fell by 12% compared to the pre-pandemic level. The industrial sector has begun to reduce demand for natural gas, as record prices have made fuel too expensive for many consumers.

    Germany, the Netherlands and the UK have so far reduced consumption the most, but analysts predict that this trend will continue, especially when the demand for gas for heating increases in the winter months.

    There is also an opinion that high gas prices may slow down the economic recovery in Europe, as industrial consumers suffer from high fuel costs. Some enterprises were forced to temporarily cease their activities, while others were forced to significantly reduce production volumes.

    Recall that the cost of gas in Europe has reached a historical record, getting almost close to the level of $2,000 per thousand cubic meters in early October. Then, after the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possibility of increasing fuel supplies, gas began to become cheaper. The current price of natural gas is $1018.62.
     
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    October 13. Gold is getting more expensive amid concerns about inflation

    On Wednesday, gold shows an increase in quotations against the background of a cheaper dollar and concerns about the economic consequences of the recent sharp rise in energy prices. Then oil prices rose to the highs of several years in the area above $84 per barrel.

    The current price of gold is $1,788.2 per ounce. Additional support for the precious metal rate was provided by data on inflation in the United States. According to the press release of the Ministry of Labor of the country, consumer prices in September accelerated growth to 5.4% y/y (from 5.3% in August), and on a monthly basis increased by 0.4%.

    Markets fear that accelerating inflation, partly due to the global energy crisis, could hold back economic growth. And this puts pressure on the dollar and makes gold more attractive and cheaper for foreign buyers.

    October 14. The EC intends to spur EU countries to switch from natural gas to biogas

    By the end of this year, the European Commission intends to propose rules and measures that should facilitate the transition of EU countries from fossil natural gas to a cleaner fuel – biogas.

    European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson noted that as many countries move towards decarbonization, fossil gas will definitely be replaced by renewable gas, be it biomethane or renewable hydrogen. And the establishment of certain rules that facilitate the transition process will become the basis of the December gas package.

    It is reported that the European Commission intends to present the reform of the EU gas market in December. The issues of storage and security of gas supplies, along with other important topics, will become important elements of this reform.

    It is worth noting that not all EU countries currently have gas storage facilities. The European Commissioner also noted that «a more integrated European approach can optimize costs and protect against price fluctuations.» The EC intends to consider such problems as simplifying access to storage facilities and ensuring their optimal use.

    October 15. Oil grew to a maximum of 3 years

    Oil quotes on Friday again updated a multi-year high, rising to $85.02 per barrel for the first time since October 2018. The current Brent quote is $84.80 per barrel.

    Even yesterday's report from the US Department of Energy did not prevent the price increase, according to which the country's reserves of raw materials unexpectedly increased by 6.09 million barrels to 426.98 million. Analysts expected less increase – only 900 thousand barrels. Gasoline commodity reserves decreased by 1.96 million barrels (analysts expected an increase of 600 thousand barrels) and amounted to 223.11 million barrels. Commercial distillate stocks decreased by 24 thousand barrels (analysts forecast a decrease of 1.1 million barrels), to 129.31 million barrels.

    Over the past month, prices for «black gold» have increased by almost 13%. The market is supported by signs that supply will be limited over the next few months, while rising gas and coal prices have led to a massive shift to petroleum products. Additional support for the market was provided by the information that Saudi Arabia rejected calls for additional OPEC+ supplies.

    American WTI crude oil is also showing growth. The current price of a barrel of this grade of oil is $82.05 on Friday.
     
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    October 19. The first Bitcoin ETF started trading in the USA

    Today, the first exchange-traded fund ETF, based on bitcoin futures of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker BITO.

    Analysts are confident that the launch of the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF fund will contribute to an increase in the number of bitcoin purchases by new individual investors, as a result of which the value of the cryptocurrency may grow to $168 thousand by the end of the year, or by 170%.

    What is an ETF fund? This is an investment fund that forms portfolios of assets and issues its own shares, where each security is linked to a certain part of the fund's assets. Thus, an ETF allows you to purchase an asset without actually owning it.

    In the case of bitcoin, an ETF gives investors the opportunity to access bitcoin without having to cooperate with cryptocurrency exchanges.

    After the news of the approval of the bitcoin ETF by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the value of the most popular cryptocurrency again updated its maximum, reaching the area of $65 thousand.

    Two factors contributed to the growth of bitcoin: the expectation that the launch of a new ETF will attract a significant inflow of funds, as well as the fact that investors who already have access to bitcoins get a new way of owning them. Which, in turn, will also contribute to more purchases.

    October 18. Gold is getting cheaper amid the dollar and UST yield growth

    At the beginning of the new trading week, gold quotes are showing a decline against the background of an increase in the yield of US government bonds and the strengthening of the dollar. The current spot price of the precious metal is $1,764.45 per ounce.

    On Monday, the yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds rose to 1.6116%, and the dollar index against a basket of major world currencies rose by 0.2%, which increased the value of gold for holders of other currencies. An expensive dollar, as a rule, is more attractive as a reliable asset (due to rising inflation, increasing expectations that the Fed will begin to curtail incentives or even announce the timing of a rate hike next year).

    In addition, market participants today drew attention to statistics from China, which indicated a slowdown in the country's economic growth to a minimum for the year in the third quarter. And against the backdrop of slowing economic activity in China, the dollar is expected to grow, and gold will become cheaper.

    Silver fell to $23,290 today, palladium – to $2,020.50, and platinum showed a decline to $1,042.19 per ounce.
     

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