Tag: volatility

14 Jan
WHat gold investors need to know about cryptocurrencies

What Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Means for Gold Investors

Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency. Mining. Blockchain. These are all hot buzzwords right now whether in the media, on the internet, or in casual conversation. With all the attention they are getting though, the world of cryptocurrency is still new and murky for most people. In this article, we want to clear some of the mystery around how […]

20 Nov
gold bars 50 day moving average

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average As Stock Market Fell This Week and Yield Curve Flattened

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average This Week Closing out the week just over $1,290, gold broke out over its 50-day moving average this week. With gold making its second weekly gain, it was building on last week’s safe haven rally. It opened the week at $1,277. Silver opened at about $16.95 and […]

08 Oct
complacent stock market

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold Negatively This Week The stock market continues to set new highs this week. As these records rack up, there is right now a great deal of complacency in the markets affecting gold. Gold fell slightly again this week under pressure from new stock market highs and interest rate talk. It […]

20 Aug
Gold Breaks $1,300

Gold Breaks Through $1,300

Gold Breaks Through $1,300 for the First Time in 2017 Gold had a volatile trading range of $1,283-$1,301 intraday on Friday, which was the first time this year that gold has broke the psychological resistance of $1,300. There has been some pull back since, as gold is currently sitting at around $1285 as of print. […]

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 […]

22 Jan
Ray Dialo Fund Manager

How Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets in the Future

Why Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets According to the Largest Hedge Fund’s Manager Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates (considered the world’s largest hedge fund), believes that populism will be biggest driver of markets and money in the future. Populism will be even more influential than monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and […]

20 Nov
dollars gauging volatility

Does the VIX Still Accurately Measure Fear?

DOES THE VIX STILL ACCURATELY MEASURE FEAR? OR IS IT NOW THE DOLLAR? The VIX does not seem to accurately measure fear anymore. The VIX – or volatility index – shows the markets’ 30-day forecast for volatility. It describes implied volatilities, is constructed partly from both calls and puts, is forward-looking, and referred to as […]

ObamaCare for Your IRA

Jim Clark 9/6/2015 THE CONTINUED MOVEMENT TOWARDS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN YOUR IRA   Obamacare for your IRA? The US Department of Labor is proposing a new “fiduciary rule” that will limit and ultimately eliminate your ability to decide how to invest your IRA and 401(K). This is the latest effort by the federal government to limit choice […]

Welcome to the Wall Street Casino

Jim Clark 8/28/2015 THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S STOCK MARKET On Monday- we saw a one thousand point swing in the DOW IN ONE DAY! As we wrote last week, we are seeing unprecedented volatility in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and in the broader markets, the S&P and The NASDAQ.  The chart below shows […]

Dow Index Down 531 Points Friday as Dollar Collapses

Jim Clark 8/23/2015 DOW SLAMMED FRIDAY TO CLOSE DOWN 531 POINTS The weakness in stocks since May became a rout on Friday with the DJIA plunging 531 points amid a broad based sell off including the S&P and the NASDAQ. International markets reflected the same flight from equities as well. The decline in the DJIA […]

Volatility: Welcome to the New Normal

Jim Clark 8/14/2015 After trading sideways for most of the week with a bias to the upside, silver prices break out above $15 on Friday, closing at $15.26.  Gold remains in a trading range between 1082 and 1116 to close the week at $1115. VOLATILITY: WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL This has been an exciting and eventful week […]