Tag: dollar

14 May
gold ingots

Gold Posted a Positive Week after Early Struggle

After Battling a Strengthening Dollar This Week, Gold Posted a Positive Week by Friday Metals were down in the early part of the week. However on Thursday it got a slight boost that it held onto through Friday. In the end gold posted a positive week despite the earlier losses. The dollar rallied this week […]

06 May
Bandaged Ben

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged and Inflation Expectations Are Increasing

Gold Battled Headwinds Early in the week gold struggled against a rising dollar index. It managed to hold just above $1,300. Some muted geopolitical fears after North and South Korean peace talks continued to put the brakes on gold as well. There was also some sell-off, which pushed prices down further. On Wednesday though, gold prices […]

30 Apr
dollar and gold correlation

Gold Under Pressure This Week from the Greenback, But Problems in the Bond Market Are Looming

Gold Under Pressure from Rising Greenback This Week Precious metals were rallying early in the week, but faced some push back on Thursday. By Friday gold prices lifted again slightly and were sitting just over $1,320. Silver ended the week around $16.55. The resistance mid-week came from a rising dollar index. As it retreated again […]

01 Apr
gold bars

Several Reasons Gold Is Looking More Bullish Right Now to Investors

Gold Is Looking More Bullish As Goldman Sachs Upgrades Gold Expectations to “Outperform” As the stock market teeters on correction mode, gold is looking more bullish. Goldman Sachs even upgraded gold outlook this week. The investment bank expects precious metals to “outperform” over the coming months. This is based partly on empirical data that shows […]

16 Apr
gold bars as investments

Geopolitics Spark Flight to Safety and Gold

Gold Posts 10% Gains, 5-month High as Geopolitics Spark Flight to Safety and Gold Developments in geopolitics spark flight to safety and gold by investors this week. Gold has posted 10% gains for the year now. It broke out Tuesday over $1,270, and by Wednesday, it had hit a 5-month high. It continued these gains […]

02 Apr
gold bar on grains

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally Are Here

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally There are 3 things that will fuel gold rally that are abundantly transparent in the markets already. This week, gold continued its upward climb touching above $1,250.  Take a look at what’s driving this rally. 1. Inflation Some analysts are predicting gold to soar to $1,500 soon as […]

13 Feb
the EU

Increasing European Political Uncertainty Will Be a Driver for Gold

Increasing European Political Uncertainty and Populism Will Fuel Safe Haven Demand Plummeting levels of confidence in national governments (and even more so in the EU) is leading to increasing European political uncertainty. This is true in the U.S. as well. Donald Trump’s election and the Brexit vote are indicators of rising populism and uncertainty. Other […]

05 Feb
Dodd-Frank Act Repealed

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations; Gold Breaks Above $1,200 Again

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations Triggering Stock Market Rally The Dow closed 187 points up on Friday settling just over 20,000. Investor confidence got a boost as President Trump repeals Dodd Frank regulations. Goldman Sachs and other banking institutions were once again the big winners (unsurprisingly). The boost came Friday afternoon after President Trump signed […]

21 Aug
Nixon Closes the Gold Standard

45-Year Anniversary of Fiat Currency Replacing Gold

Just Over 45 Years Ago the U.S. Left the Gold Standard – What Has Happened Since? We just passed the 45-year anniversary of fiat currency replacing gold. 45 years ago – August 15, 1971 – President Nixon declared the end of the United States’s decades long, gold backed monetary system and replaced it with the current […]

24 Jul
dollar and gold correlation

The Dollar and Gold Currently in an Unorthodox Trend; Why the ECB could Boost Gold Further

The Dollar and Gold in a Complicated Relationship Traditionally gold and the dollar have an inverse relationship. When the dollar is strong, gold is weaker. Alternatively, gold rises on a weak dollar. However, we are currently seeing a dollar enjoying relative strength while gold prices are simultaneously over 25% into the green for the year. […]

26 Jun
The Brexit Aftermath

The Brexit Aftermath

What the Brexit Vote Means for Gold, Stocks, Currencies, and Banks On Thursday, Britain voted by 51.9% majority to leave the European Union. By Friday morning, the global markets – mostly poised for a “Remain” vote – were in chaos as the Brexit spurred a massive sell-off. This is a monumental event of which the […]