market: usd, currencies, gold, silver, oil

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    The record 2004 trade deficit of 617.7 Bill was 24.4% higher than that in 2003, itself a record.
    The Dec trade deficit was 56.4 mil against 59.3 mill in Nov.

    The data shook the dollar Index which is now 84.55 (-0.49), oil is 46.97, gold 417.5 (+4.30), Euro 1.2872 (+0.0062), silver 6.94.

    The Indians and Chinese once finishing their holidays, should be buying gold. Barclays is supposed to launch their ETF this month.

    Market report:
    http://www.reuters.co.za/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=7596388
 
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