Good Luck!

Traditional Markets

Chinese markets will be closed this week for the festivities, yet there isn't much indication of how this may affect the ongoing trade negotiations with the United States. Perhaps it can bring some luck to both sides who seem to be eager for a deal.

Today the Pope is on a unique trip to Abu Dhabi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Tokyo. Wishing them both the best of luck as well. 

Markets are noticeably flat today. Japan and Australia managed some gains, while the opening in Europe was slightly negative.

Golden Support

Many traders have already noticed that gold has been on a lucky run lately. Most recently it has broken through the psychological barrier of $1,300 per ounce.

This is not very surprising given the level of geopolitical uncertainty at this time as well as global monetary policy that seems to be increasingly accommodative, which very well could end up stirring inflationary concerns.

For traditional asset managers with a long term outlook, many professionals recommend holding between 5% and 20% in gold. Of course, that doesn't mean we need to form in at these levels.

Those looking to place a buy order might very well get a more preferable price closer to the rising line of support (yellow line), which oddly enough converges with the psychological level of $1,300 mentioned above (blue line).


Bitcoin Could use some of that Golden Pig luck too

When thinking about cryptoassets at the moment it seems a different animal comes to mind as bitcoin has now officially logged its longest bear market in the asset's relatively short history.

From December 2017 until today bitcoin has dropped a total of 82% from peak to trough, making a total stretch of 413 days without any indication of a turnaround. It should be noted though that even though this is the longest stretch, it's not the deepest. The five-month bear of 2011 saw a drawdown of 93% and the crypto winter from the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2015 saw a total drawdown of 86%.

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Please note: All data, figures & graphs are valid as of February 4th. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose.

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