12 Aug
silver to gold ratio May 2017

Trading the Gold-Silver Ratio

What Is the Gold-Silver Ratio? You may have already heard the term Trading the gold-silver ratio, but let’s look into what the ratio represents and why it is often advantageous to exchange metals within a position. The gold-silver ratio is often a signal for an investor to exchange silver for gold or vice-versa to optimize […]

29 Jul
Trump vs Fed Rate Hikes

Trump Vs the Fed: The President Confronts Federal Reserve on Rising Rates

Trump vs. the Fed It was President Trump vs the Fed and chairman Jerome Powell this week. The President caused a stir when he questioned the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.  It was something of an unprecedented move. Since the Federal Reserve is independent and separate from the federal government, it broke the standard norm of […]

08 Jul
us-china-trade-war-mi

Trade War with China Dominated Market Movement

Gold Made Slight Gains for the Week Gold posted slight gains for this week after battling tough headwinds the last couple of weeks. It closed over $1,250. On Wednesday with the U.S. markets closed for 4th of July, gold hit over $1,260 on the global exchange. The dollar softened and fear levels were elevated this […]

01 Jul
gold bars for diversification

Weak Gold Demand Kept Prices Subdued This Week

Weak Gold Demand Kept Prices Subdued As Dollar Stays Strong It was a quiet week for precious metals. Weak gold demand kept prices subdued continuing the trend from last week. Gold spent much of the week fluctuating just over the $1,250 mark. Silver closed out the week at $16.10. Friday saw metals slightly up with […]

24 Jun
Russia ditching US treasuries

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, Re-Thinking Safe Haven. But Gold Prices Remained Stuck This Week.

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, and It’s Not the Only One Are the Russians re-thinking safe haven? Russia is ditching treasuries for gold in recent months. In April, Russia slashed its holdings of U.S. debt in half. This was following fresh sanctions slapped on various Russian businesses and individuals. The senior adviser at Danske Bank […]

17 Jun
Trade War with China

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday And Trade War with China Remains in Focus

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday As Trade War Remains in Focus Precious metals struggled Friday. Though gold hit a two week high earlier in the week climbing to $1,313, Friday saw gold hammered by strong dollar index. Trade war and tariffs dominated headlines. President Trump levied 25% tariffs on 800 Chinese imported goods, and […]

03 Jun
Italian Bond Market Worries

Gold Fluctuated with the Dollar This Week While Italian Bond Drama Continued

Italian Bond Drama Continued This Week European geopolitics continued to cause volatility in the markets this week. Last week, Italy in particular triggered concern, and this week the Italian bond drama continued. This week, the Italian 10-year bond yield was at a 4 year high while the Italian 2-year yield had its biggest jump in […]

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 […]

25 Feb
BRICS

Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe As BRICS Countries Eye More Gold, Venezuela Toys with Gold Backed Cryptocurrency

Russia Passes China in Gold Holdings as Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe The Russian central bank passed China last year in increasing gold holdings as gold buying goes up around the globe. Russia has been buying gold every month for almost three years, while China’s accrual has tapered off slightly. This past month, […]

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 […]

05 Nov

October Spending Hit A Quarter of a Trillion Dollars – How Massive Can the Deficit Get?

October Spending Hit a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars The big story right now that no one is talking about is that October spending hit a quarter of a trillion dollars. October is generally considered a better month for the U.S. Treasury Department with the additional revenue of tax extension filers, but even with the […]

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 Jul
Will Bitcoin be backed by gold?

Gold and Cryptocurrency Forming a New Relationship?

A Cryptocurrency Backed By Gold? Sure Makes Sense, Doesn’t It? Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have experienced massive rallies recently as a possible, alternative safe haven investment.  Are Gold and Cryptocurrency forming a New Relationship? Naturally, a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin brings inherit fears of instability and raises questions from investors. This being mainly because the “currency” […]

18 Jun
interest rates up June 2017

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates, but Gold Still Looks Safe Long Term

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates a Quarter Point This week gold retreated from its rally following the Fed announcement Wednesday that lifted rates a quarter point. Gold still looks safe long term, however, and made back some small gains Friday as the dollar index experienced some weakening. The dollar index strengthened Wednesday following the […]

11 Jun
Gold Eagles- Bullion

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index, Nearly Reaches $1300 This week, gold is at 7 week high on weak dollar index (among other driving factors). Gold prices started out the weak with a rally climbing over $1,290, however it pulled back some on Thursday and Friday. The dollar index was up […]

04 Jun
Gold legal tender in Arizona

Arizona Authorizes Gold as Legal Tender and Why the Yield Curve Matters Right Now

Arizona Authorizes Gold as Legal Tender as Alternate to Fiat Currency This fall, Arizona authorizes gold as legal tender with Governor Doug Ducey’s signing of House Bill 2014 this past week. The bill eliminates capital gains tax on gold and silver, which encourages its use as currency. Previous version of the bill passed the state […]

28 May
Shanghai Stock Exchange

China Downgrade Worrying Investors This Week and Gold Looks Resilient

China Downgrade Worrying Investors As the Country’s Financial Strength in Question Gold had another strong week, and looks like it is moving out of its recent sluggishness. With Moody’s China downgrade worrying investors this week, the dollar continuing to show weakness, and a possible rate hike, gold is looking attractive and shows signs that it will […]

21 May

Gold Is Looking Bullish after a Week of Volatility

Volatility Rocks the Markets and Gold is Looking Bullish After a turbulent week, gold is looking bullish, and investors are flocking back to precious metals. Volatility rocked the markets stemming from political controversy in Washington. This was the controversy surrounding the President’s dismissal of FBI director Comey and his meeting with Russian state officials. The […]

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 […]

09 Apr
Trade War with China

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria: What’s Next?

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria by the U.S. Gold surges after airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night to end the week hitting the $1,270 mark on Friday. In retaliation for an alleged Syrian chemical attack on civilians last week near Idlib, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base late Thursday […]

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 […]

26 Mar
gold in the news

Gold Rally Continues on Safe Haven Demand – Should Investors Be Preparing for Black Swan Events?

Gold Rally Continues from Last Week’s Jump Last week’s gold rally continues this week with gold toying with the $1,250 mark. Gold is now up 8.5% this year. On Tuesday, the Dow had its worst day yet in 2017. It experienced some shakiness after the Fed announcement last week, and volatility rocked stocks this week. […]

19 Feb
inflation chart

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold Prices Down the Road

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold and Silver The current economic outlook is anticipating inflation in the not-so-distant future, and rising inflation will boost gold and silver prices. Consumer prices are up 0.6% in January and 2.5% over the last year. Price seem to be rising at the fastest pace in about six years. Rising inflation is to […]

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 […]

29 Jan
Hoover and the Soup Kitchens

History Repeating Itself? Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy

Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy: The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act As the Trump administration starts enacting new policy, history can illuminate some valuable lessons from Hoover on trade policy and its implications. These implications could have especially relevant repercussions today. Trade has been an cornerstone of Trump’s campaign. This week he signed an executive order canceling the […]

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 […]

11 Dec
The Gold Market Discussion

Gold Continues to Pull Back as Stock Market Continues Climb – Is This Sustainable?

Gold Continues to Pull Back, but Has Positive Long Term Prospects Gold prices continued to show retreat this week. The stock market has been hitting “lifetime highs” for the past couple weeks with the Dow at nearly 20,000. The stock market experienced a sharp upswing after the election and has been hitting new highs every […]

04 Dec
Gold Bull Market Coming

Re-thinking Gold Buying Opportunities and the Current Price Dip

RE-THINKING GOLD BUYING OPPORTUNITIES & TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT PRICE DIP Gold prices have been falling since Donald Trump’s election win, and as price dips, it is an optimal time for strategically re-thinking gold buying opportunities of the wealth preserving asset. Most analysts predicted that a Trump win would be positive for gold due to […]

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 […]

16 Nov
Trumpflation and Gold

“Trumpflation” and What it Means for Gold

“TRUMPFLATION” AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR GOLD IN THE TRUMP ERA What does a Trump presidency mean for inflation, the markets, and your financial future? From what history tells and the President Elect has promised in his policy outlines, it will be debt, inflation, market collapse, and a potential trade war. While Mr. Trump promises […]

02 Oct
Deutsche Bank Failing

Deutsche Bank’s Instability Revives Fears of 2008

Deutsche Bank Strikes Fears of Lehman Brothers Repeat Deutsche Bank sent liquidity fears through the markets on Thursday reminiscent of the lead-up to the 2008 crash. The bank’s stock fell to all-time lows on Thursday on liquidity concerns as large funds began to withdraw excess cash and positions at Deutsche Bank. The bank, which is […]

25 Sep
Janet Yellen and Fed Do Not Raise Rates

Fed Fears Keep Rates Low, Gold and Silver Rally

Gold Has Shining Week After Fed Decision Not to Hike Rates Gold and silver both ended the week on highs after the Fed announced its decision not to raise interest rates. The metals had their greatest weekly advance since July. Stocks and bonds initially rallied after the Thursday announcement as well, before they experienced pull […]

18 Sep
Boris Johnson Brexit

Boris Johnson Says Britain Will Begin Brexit Talks Soon

Boris Johnson: Brexit Negotiations Could Begin Early 2017 Boris Johnson says Britain will begin Brexit talks soon. Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary and staunch “Leave” vote advocate told the Italian prime minister this week that Brexit talks could begin as soon as early 2017. Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, campaigned heavily for Great […]

04 Sep
Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery

Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery of Gold

Why is the Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery of Gold? Is Gold Approaching a Short Squeeze? This week German gold buyers discovered that they could not receive delivery of the metals they had paid for. The bank in question – Deutsche Bank – is the chief bank of Germany. Investors had bought through the […]

27 Aug
Economic Indicators About Trump vs. Clinton

What Economic Indicators Are Saying About Trump vs. Clinton

The Markets’ Take on a Trump Presidency Presidential elections in the U.S. have significant impact on market movements. Even the anticipation of (before the candidate is even elected) what a candidate might do is impactful. According to some hedge fund managers, there is a correlation right now happening between investors wanting to hedge against a […]

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 […]

07 Aug
Precious Metals Bull Market

More Global Financial Risk; What Is Silver Saying about the Precious Metals Bull Market?

What the Gold Market Is Saying about Global Risk, Bank of England Rate Cuts, Japanese Stimulus Michael Preiss of Taurus Wealth Advisors believes the global economic outlook is recession and stagnation. In his analysis on CNBC he stated that the gold market can reveal much about the state of the economy. He points out that […]

04 Aug
Bonds

When Bond King Bill Gross “Doesn’t Like” Stocks or BONDS, Perhaps We Should Listen

Watch: Bill Gross Doesn’t Like Stocks or Bonds! Trouble viewing video? Click here. Bond King Bill Gross “Doesn’t Like” Stocks or BONDS. Bonds! This is the former head of Pimco, where he managed the largest Bond fund to the tune of oh… $270 billion. After all, the man’s nickname literally is “The Bond King”. So what […]

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. […]

10 Jul
Gold bars and coins stacked

Why Gold and Silver Will Be the Most Secure Currencies

Why Gold and Silver Will Be the Most Secure Currencies Many eminent investors consider gold and silver as currencies. Peter Boockvar considers precious metals an “anti-fiat money” currency. Because gold is a tangible, finite resource, its value cannot be as easily manipulated or created electronically through central banking monetary policy as fiat currencies can. Central […]

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 […]

22 Jun

What Today’s Brexit Vote Means to Investors

What the Brexit Vote Means for the European Union and the Future Britain holds a historic vote this Thursday – June 23rd – to determine whether they will remain in or leave the European Union. The question will be determined by referendum – a yes or no question decided by popular vote. What does it […]

19 Jun

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook The “Brexit” The Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates German and Japanese negative interest rates Right now, the potential Brexit and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision (see next section below) are two of the key drivers for gold’s rising price. A third, more long-term driver continues […]

12 Jun
Golden Bull Market fights the bear

Gold Prices Rise and Stocks Fall with Increased Concern Over Global Economy

Gold and Silver Prices Strong This Week, Stocks Vulnerable Gold and silver prices continued rise this week following its strong close the previous Friday. Ominous signs about the stability of the U.S. economy started to become apparent after a much weaker than expected jobs data report last week. A few days prior, Janet Yellen, chair […]

07 Jun
How to Store Gold Safely

How to Store Gold Safely

Where Should I Store My Gold Safely?  How to store gold safely is one of the most common questions we hear from clients who are purchasing gold for the first time. As we researched the different methods adopted by investors, we wanted to share some of these options and list the pros and cons of each. Many […]

20 May
The Brexit

Gold Lifts as “Brexit” Fears Shake the Markets

The “Brexit” Politics and Their Impact on the Markets A few weeks ago we touched on the possibility of Great Britain voting to leave the European Union and what the impact of this move would be on gold and the markets. The referendum for the British exit – known most commonly as the “Brexit” – […]

19 May
What is 1 oz of Gold Worth?

What is 1 oz. of Gold Worth?

The Price vs. the Value of Gold… What is the Difference? The value of gold is measured beyond the daily spot price. Right now, as you read this post, the live spot price of gold is  . You may have just calculated your gains or losses based on when you purchased your gold. While the price of […]

15 May
Gold Market May Bull

Gold Enters a Bull Market with 30-Year Record High Demand; Rally Likely to Continue, Say Experts

Gold Enters a Bull Market, According to JP Morgan One of Wall Street’s largest institutions, JP Morgan Private Bank, is betting on the gold rally to continue. Solita Marcelli, the bank’s head of fixed incomes, commodities and currencies, holds the view that gold could hit at least $1400 per ounce by the end of the year. […]

08 May
Gold Market May

Gold Price Hits $1,300 – Could it be Moving Towards $1,500? Dollar Slump Continues to Drive Price While Stock Market Reels from Crushing Week

Gold Price Hits $1,300 On Monday, gold spot price passed the $1300 mark for the first time in over a year. Gold is up now 22 percent for the year and is crushing stocks, bonds, and most other asset classes. Gold’s performance this year has been driven by a few different factors. The first was […]

23 Apr
DOHA Oil

Doha Oil Negotiations and Domestic Data Reports Boost Gold; Silver Continues Strong Performance

Gold Price Rises as Oil Price Falls after Doha Oil Negotiations Derail on Iranian-Saudi Tension The oil market endured a tense week as OPEC countries met for negotiations in Doha that ultimately broke down, causing oil prices to plummet. Rising tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran over output levels led to the demise […]

17 Apr
Chinese Market and Gold

What the Chinese Market Could Mean for Gold Price; Silver Price Rallies, Outstrips Gold This Week on Performance for First Time in Four Years

Is China Becoming an Even Bigger Player in the World’s Gold Market? Despite the price dip in gold this week, other market trends point towards future increases in demand that could drive prices up. China, with the world’s second largest economy, is already an important power player in the gold market, and is set to […]

10 Apr
The Brexit and What it Means

The “Brexit” and What it Could Mean for Gold and Silver

  The Brexit, Concern Over EU Stability, and Trade Deals Increases Safe Haven Gold Investing Economic uncertainty in the European Union continues to drive safe haven gold investment in Europe after a failed referendum on EU-Ukraine trade relations. Concern over Great Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership (set to take place in June) is also straining […]

03 Apr
Gold in Q1

Q1-2016 Closes as Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986

  Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986- Q1 Closes with Strong Gold Outlook As the stock market and dollar retreated this week, gold prices edged higher, finishing the quarter with a 16 percent rise. Despite some slowing from market correcting through March, we witnessed gold’s best gaining period since 1986. On March 29, The Fed […]

28 Mar
The EU dominoes

Gold Up After Brussels Attacks, Pulls Back with Stronger Dollar-Eurozone Fears

  Gold Up After Brussels Attacks, Pulls Back with Stronger Dollar and Eurozone Fears Global markets were sluggish this week anticipating the three-day Easter holiday weekend. Gold saw a rally this week following the terrorist attacks in Brussels at Zavantem Airport and Maelbeek metro station in the city’s EU institutions district. It eased back when the […]

Negative Interest Rates: Coming Soon to the Local Central Bank Near You?

2/21/2016 Negative interest rates have become “the new agenda” at Central Banks recently in Europe and Japan which signals good news for gold. Last week, Sweden’s central bank, Rikbanken, slashed their rate from positive 0.35% to negative 0.50% following the Bank of Japan’s drop of its key interest rate to negative 0.1%. Canadian officials are […]

Gold is on the Rise. Here are Some Reasons Why…

2/9/2016 Back in December, RME CEO Jim Clark stated the bottom for gold was in. His exact quote at the time was “I am going on record today to say that the price of gold [$1049] has found the bottom. The bull market in gold has begun.”. Today, gold closed right around $1190, up approximately $140 per ounce in […]

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