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Thursday, July 17, 2008

BetOnMarkets Morning Update - 17/07/08

The FTSE is currently indicating a stronger opening, with HSBC leading the way. The HSBC stock is higher in Asian trade, after worries about the US financial system eased. Today with no economic data being released in UK, the focus will shift across the ocean, and focus on the housing start and weekly employment data from US.

Gold suffered a bout of profit taking yesterday, as traders booked profits after gold gained more then 50 dollars over the last week. Gold will resume its uptrend, as a weak dollar will be forcing traders to hedge by buying precious metals. Oil was hurt yesterday after the DOE released its inventory numbers, however with the US dollar on the defensive this morning, we expect the contract price to creep towards 140 by the end of the week.